Paul Stallman, MD
2 James Way, Suite 203
Pismo Beach, CA 93449
Phone: (805) 481-3733
Monday—Friday: 9 a.m.—5 p.m.
Previously, patients bothered by a variety of skin conditions had to undergo several different treatments to target each condition separately. But microneedling, aided by radiofrequency energy, offers today’s patients a minimally invasive option that is versatile and can address multiple conditions at the same time. With our RF microneedling system, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Fresno, and patients in other nearby areas can enjoy effective, customized treatment that’s performed right here in our office.
About RF Microneedling
RF microneedling combines 2 popular skincare therapies—radiofrequency energy and microneedling—into a single option to tackle more conditions in less time. It might be a good fit for you if you’re in search of a minimally invasive, outpatient option for treating the following:
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Laxity, especially along the jawline
- Stretch marks
- Scars, especially acne scars
The RF microneedling tool is a handheld device with a number of very fine, short needles. These needles penetrate the skin at a precise depth—no more than a few millimeters. As they work, the needles also emit pulses of radiofrequency energy. While radiofrequency devices are often used to treat the outermost layers of skin, combining this technology with microneedling allows this powerful energy to reach the structural elements of skin, supporting collagen growth and improving tone.
Treatment with RF microneedling is done right here in our Pismo Beach office. We begin by preparing your skin. We may provide you with a topical numbing cream or local anesthetics to further enhance your comfort.
Once the anesthetic has taken effect, your provider moves the handpiece over your skin. The microneedles create micro-perforations in your skin and engage your body’s natural healing mechanisms. At the same time, radiofrequency energy reaches your deeper tissues for deep improvement and long-lasting results.
Recovery & Results
RF microneedling doesn’t typically require any prolonged downtime. It’s generally safe to return to your normal activities as soon as your appointment is over. However, be aware that your treated skin will likely appear red and inflamed for several days after the treatment. This is normal and will go away on its own.
It takes some time for your treated skin to begin developing enough collagen to create noticeable results. Expect to see a gradual improvement as the days and weeks progress, with full results appreciable within 6 to 8 weeks. Undergoing multiple treatments is normal, and 3 treatments, spaced about a month apart, are typical. During your consultation, Dr. Stallman will evaluate your specific area of complaint and give you a better idea of what to expect.Back to Top