MicroNeedle RF

Customizable, Multi-depth, Skin Remodeling & Rejuvenation

MicroNeedle RF is a fractionated collagen generating treatment that improves skin on the face and body. The treatment infuses skin with rejuvenating RF using a device with innovative fine needles or pins. The fine needles create tiny punctures in the top layer of the skin triggering the body to create new collagen and elastin.

Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery offers two options for MicroNeedle RF:  IntraCel and Morpheus8.  Both are excellent treatments for Men and women who desire to improve their skin.  Dr. Greg Chernoff and our expert Nurses advise patients on treatments are safe and effective for patients with all skin types and pigments.

What Are the Benefits of Microneedle RF?

Some of the significant benefits of this non-surgical facial procedure include:

  • Strengthens collagen fibers on the face including soften jowling and sagging along the jaw line and tightens neck skin.
  • Improves, remodels, and contours larger body areas including arms, stomach, thighs, knees, and more.
  • Helps cheeks maintain their volume, prevents horizontal and vertical lines, and forehead elasticity
  • Improves the appearance of scars, skin imperfections, under eye skin including the hollowing out appearance.

Overall results of MicroNeedling RF are visible improvements in your skin’s texture (smoothness), firmness, and contours on the face and body. Microneedle RF improves:

  • Lines, Wrinkles, Enlarged Pores, & Acne Scars
  • Cellulite, Uneven Texture, & Sagging Skin
  • Stretch Marks and Other Skin Imperfections

The treatments have adjustable energy settings to customize and optimize treatments for each patient and for different treatment areas.  Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery is now able to safely treat deep tissue because the needles are extremely small and coated or insulated to safely treat the skin. The adjustable treatment needles penetrate into the subdermal tissue, to shrink connective tissue. The needles deliver customizable RF energy to safely heats the skin to improve skin.

Dr. Chernoff or our Nurses may recommend IntraCel in combination with other treatments such as FaceTite, BodyTite, Ellevate, Facelift, Necklift, Y-Lift, or other Surgical, Laser, and Injectable treatments. Combination produces immediate results, with continued skin improvement over time. During your consultation, we will discuss all treatment options as well as provide the costs and the recovery time for each option.

What Results Can You Expect?

The improvement is gradual and continues over the months following treatment.* Adding specially manufactured serums can significantly enhance the results of the improving skin tone by building and strengthening collagen fibers and improves skin elasticity.


How Many Sessions Are Recommended?

The number of treatments, timing, and treatment settings is different for each person. During your consultation, we will customize a treatment plan based on your skin improvement goals, your skin type, your anatomy, and your budget.

How Quickly Will I See Results?

Visible results can be seen within a few days, but typically after three weeks the most noticeable results appear. Improvements continue several months after your last treatment.

What is the Benefit of Fractionated Energy?

Radiofrequency (RF) energy is a scientifically proven method to remodel and rebuild collagen. It is minimally invasive, using a matrix of micro pins to renew the deeper layers of the skin. Fractionated means that some areas of skin is treated and other areas are not. This allows your skin and tissue to recover quickly with minimal or no downtime while experiencing the benefits of the treatment.

Can Microneedle RF Be Used on Any Skin Color or Skin Type?

IntraCel and Morpheus8 can be used on all skin types. The unique properties allow even darker tones to be treated. People who are prone to scar easily or form keloid scars, may not be the best candidate for microneedle RF treatments. During your consultation, we will evaluate your skin, discuss all risks, possible results, and put a treatment plan together that will be beneficial for your skin type and tone.

Prior to any treatment or procedure, Dr. Chernoff or one of our trained and certified Health Care Providers determine if you are a candidate, review the risk and benefits, and provide all possible treatment alternatives.

Can Microneedle RF Be Used in Combination With Other Treatments?

Yes, IntraCel and Morpheus8 can be used in the same treatment session, or a few days after other treatments. IntraCel can also be combined with other surgical, non-surgical, injectable, and other energy treatments to achieve optimal skin improving results.  Dr. Chernoff will recommending combining this treatment with growth factor treatments to provide additional improvement.

Can I Wear Make-up on After Treatment?

Depending on the settings used and how your skin reacts to the treatment, most patients can apply makeup between 1-3 days after the treatment. Patients should expect to see micro lesions a few days after treatment and slight redness depending on settings used for the treatment.

Are There Risks to the Treatment?

During your consultation, we will discuss all risks and benefits to having the IntraCel or Morpheus8 treatment. Some patients will have swelling and redness after the treatment. During your consultation, we will discuss the aftercare and how to minimize treatment risks. We recommend patients avoid direct sun exposure after the treatment and follow all post care instructions.

Is There Anyone Who is Not a Candidate for This Treatment?

During your consultation, we will review your medical history and may find other conditions that may pose risks to having this treatment.

How Does Microneedle RF Compare to Traditional Microneedling Treatment?

Traditional Microneeding has been used for years to strengthen collagen and elastin fibers. Adding RF to micro-needling introduces the bonus element of radiofrequency energy to the conventional micro-needling procedure. The RF energy is delivered via small needles into the dermis. RF micro-needling also delivers RF energy deep into the dermis further enhancing skin tightening and scar reduction.

What is Different About Microneedling at Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery?

Customized serums and growth factors can be applied topically during and after the treatment to enhance results. Dr. Chernoff and the skincare professionals are excited about MicroNeedle RF as it is a non-invasive procedure combined with customized topical treatment can improve the appearance of wrinkles, lines, large pores, scars, stretch marks and overall skin health at levels not possible in the past.

Why Dr. Greg Chernoff for Your Laser and Light Source Face and Body Treatments?

When considering laser and light sources for cosmetic enhancement face and body procedures, finding the right aesthetic doctor can mean the difference between great results and less than optimal results. Board certification, advanced training and skills, along with years of experience are important factors to consider when selecting your cosmetic physician.

At Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery in Santa Rosa, CA you can be reassured that Dr. Greg Chernoff has the appropriate surgical certifications, extensive knowledge, experience, surgical skill and aesthetic vision. Dr. Chernoff is a renowned aesthetic surgeon and educator.

Over the last 20-years, Dr. Chernoff has significantly contributed to the advancements in Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine. He was one of the pioneers of both surgical and non-surgical laser therapy. He wrote one of the very first papers on CO2 Laser Resurfacing. His laser research is extensive and has been instrumental in developing and refining accepted laser techniques utilized by physicians worldwide. Research is important to him since it allows him to stay on the cutting edge of new therapies and techniques.

You can trust your cosmetic laser and light cosmetic enhancement treatments to Dr. Chernoff, a triple board certified facial and reconstructive plastic surgeon. Dr. Chernoff is certified by The American Board of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, The American Board of Facial, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Dr. Chernoff is an expert face and body cosmetic enhancement physician who has performed thousands of non-surgical aesthetic procedures for men and women in Santa Rosa, CA and the surrounding communities for over 20 years.

*Results may vary and are not guaranteed. Contact Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery to see if you are a candidate.

Learn More: Read, “Dr. Greg Chernoff’s Complete Guide to Face & Neck Rejuvenation for Women and Men”