RF Microneedling

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.

Ann Marie Carvajal, NP
Experience Matters

Nurse practitioner Ann Marie is a highly trained and experienced aesthetic nurse injector and skin rejuvenation specialist who enjoys helping her patients look and feel their best.

With expertise in a comprehensive range of fillers, neuromodulators, lasers, and other skin rejuvenating procedures, Ann Marie develops customized treatment plans tailored to each patient's goals and aesthetic concerns. She has honed her approach over many years, holds several certifications, and has trained extensively with Dr. Paul Stallman.

Meet Ann Marie

Your Treatment

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.

It’s simpler than you think to improve your skin, especially with Dr. Stallman and RF microneedling. Request your consultation online or call us at (805) 481-3733 to schedule your visit.

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