Microneedling with Genius RF and More

Treat Fine Lines, Scars and Improve Skin Texture for Bryn Mawr, Newtown Square, Philadelphia, and the Main Line

Collagen is a vital element for healthy, young-looking skin. The problem is, as we get older, collagen production decreases. As early as age 20, the body makes approximately 1 percent less collagen with each passing year, leading to the development of lines and other signs of aging. An effective way to generate new collagen and address these changes is with microneedling at the Philadelphia area’s Bryn Mawr-and Newtown Square-based Cirillo Cosmetic Dermatology Spa.

Microneedling creates tiny channels in the skin to prompt natural repairs that can address specific concerns—like wrinkles or acne scars—as well as improve general conditions, like dullness or texture irregularities. The sophisticated Genius RF device boosts the results even more by using the needles as transmission points for delivering radiofrequency energy to specific depths in the skin. Adding radiofrequency energy remodels existing collagen for a smoother, more even surface as it triggers new collagen creation.

Improve the health and appearance of your skin with RF microneedling. Schedule a consultation with our certified aesthetic dermatology providers. Please BOOK ONLINE, call 610.525.5029, or Contact Us.

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How Does Microneedling Work?

The human body is very efficient when it comes to wound healing. Microneedling is a nonsurgical technique that makes use of this ability by employing small needles located on a pen-shaped medical device, known as a Skin Pen, to produce microscopic wounds in the skin. These tiny wounds heal rapidly, leaving no scars. During the healing process, the surrounding untreated skin also improves in quality.

Genius™ RF microneedling uses insulated, gold-plated micro-needles to deliver focused, high-intensity RF energy deep into the dermis in addition to creating channels. The combination of heat generated by the RF energy and the micro-injuries created by the needles boosts the production of collagen to create tighter, more robust, noticeably youthful skin.

The wound-healing process generated by collagen induction therapy also results in increased elastin production and blood flow as the skin repairs itself and restores the dermal layer.

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What Can Microneedling Treat?


The pen-shaped microneedling device is typically used on the face (including the delicate, thin area around the eyes), neck, chest, and scalp. Collagen induction therapy is good for addressing many skin concerns, including wrinkles, sun damage, fine lines, loose skin, acne scars and other scars, skin discoloration, enlarged pores, texture irregularities, and even stretch marks on the body. Microneedling can also be used in combination with platelet rich plasma (PRP) to promote hair restoration, to boost skin repair that minimizes stretch marks, and to further enhance the quality of the skin.

Cirillo Cosmetic Dermatology Spa offers microneedling to treat a wide range of cosmetic skin conditions.
Cirillo Cosmetic Dermatology Spa offers microneedling to treat a wide range of cosmetic skin conditions.

The Cirillo Cosmetic Dermatology Spa team offers microneedling for Bryn Mawr, Newtown Square, and the Philadelphia area as an effective treatment for numerous cosmetic problems, including fine lines, large pores, acne scarring, stretch marks, skin discoloration, bodily scars, and skin texture issues.

The channels created by microneedling allow topical skincare products to more easily penetrate into the skin. This technique helps to further increase collagen production and thus, skin thickness.

Patients who choose microneedling for scars, texture irregularities, and overall skin rejuvenation enjoy natural-looking, long-term results. The improvement continues for weeks following a treatment as collagen levels continue to rise. After completing a session, patients should wear daily sunscreen and make healthy lifestyle choices to maintain their results. Treatments can be repeated.

RF Microneedling

The Genius™ RF device is FDA-approved for use on the face and is also used safely on the neck and other body areas. Most skin types can be treated effectively.

The Genius™ RF treatment is often referred to as a non-surgical face and neck lift. RF microneedling with Genius™ can significantly improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles (it’s a “game changer” for upper lip lines); scars due to previous acne, surgery, or trauma; uneven skin texture and tone; sallow and dull skin; lax and sagging skin; stretch marks; and enlarged pores.

While many patients notice improvement after just one RF microneedling session, three treatment sessions spaced four weeks apart are usually recommended for optimal results. The beneficial effects continue to improve for six months after the last treatment.

All skin types can enjoy microneedling benefits, but the Cirillo Cosmetic Dermatology team cautions that the treatment isn’t suitable for everyone and may worsen symptoms of eczema, rosacea, and active acne. It can also irritate sensitive skin, so it is not recommended for people who have sunburn, infections, or wound healing problems.

Talk to the Cirillo Cosmetic Dermatology Spa team to determine if collagen induction therapy should be part of your anti-aging plan. Check out our microneedling before-and after photos to see what is possible.

Preparing for Microneedling

To get the best possible outcome from collagen induction therapy, it’s always best to choose a licensed professional—don’t try microneedling at home or simply type “microneedling near me” into a search bar and pick the nearest or cheapest result. Microneedling is a powerful and effective skin-rejuvenation option, so only a professional who is skilled and experienced should conduct the treatment. This helps to ensure that your procedure is done safely with minimal risks.

At Cirillo Cosmetic Dermatology Spa, experienced estheticians perform collagen induction therapy with Skin Pen, while nurses and physician assistants perform Genius™ RF microneedling, all overseen by board-certified dermatologists. We apply a topical numbing cream before the cosmetic dermatology treatment to minimize discomfort, as well as use cold blowing air during the treatment and apply cold water compresses and/or ice packs after.

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Led by board-certified dermatologist Victoria A. Cirillo-Hyland, M.D., our certified PA-Cs, licensed registered nurses, and skin care therapists provide comprehensive aesthetic skin rejuvenation to help our clients look and feel 10 years younger.

Microneedling Results and Aftercare

There are few risks associated with microneedling, and minimal recovery time is required. Patients can go back to their typical daily activities right away. A hat and sunscreen are recommended following a collagen induction treatment.

Patients will soon see improvements in their skin, as well as continued benefits in the following weeks as collagen levels gradually increase.

To maintain the most aesthetically pleasing results without aggravating your skin, we recommend gentle skincare products following a treatment session. Topical hyaluronic acid products can help to accelerate healing and enhance the effects.

What Can Complement Microneedling?

At Cirillo Cosmetic, we understand that every patient has unique skin concerns they would like to address. Thus, we offer many state-of-the-art cosmetic dermatology options for facial skin rejuvenation, including lasers, fillers and BOTOX®, medical-grade chemical peels, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, radiofrequency, and ultrasound.

PRP is a treatment that makes use of the platelet-rich portion of a patient’s blood. Blood is drawn from the patient, then spun down in a centrifuge. The resulting platelet-rich layer is either injected or applied topically to the skin. PRP is rich in growth factors, which induce changes in the skin, resulting in a more youthful look. On its own, it can be a powerful option for anyone looking for skin rejuvenation. When paired with microneedling, it can be especially effective.

Schedule a consultation at Cirillo Cosmetic Dermatology Spa to learn more about RF microneedling at our Bryn Mawr and Newtown Square practices serving the Philadelphia area. Please BOOK ONLINE, call 610.525.5029, or Contact Us.

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