Skin tightening-micro-needling RF

Radiofrequence energy (RF) has been used in the medical field since decades. RF is not like a laser, which is affected by skin color. It is energy delivered deep into the skin without destroying the surface. It is stimulating collagen growth in the depth.
Using radiofrequency normally treats the skin from the outside in. Microneedling with radiofrequency uses flow needle technology to deliver RF where it needs to be – in the depth of the skin, into the second layer, so called dermis.  This second layer contains collagen – the supporting structure of the skin.  By delivering heat energy from radiofrequency to this layer, this method encourages collagen growth and tissue tightening precisely at predetermined depths in the skin.

There is a little to no downtime, nearly painless. The procedure greatly improves wrinkling, scars, and skin laxity.

What is microneedling radiofrequency?

The concept behind this technology is quiet simple.
Using tiny microneedles poked directly into the skin at a certain depth, and radiofrequency energy is then released into the skin. This stimulates the collagen cascade to break and uniform thus new collagen fibers are produced. We talk about a mechanism of the natural recovery.

  • Improving superficial fine lines and wrinkles of the face, eyes, neck
  • Improving the elasticity of aged and solar damage “thin” skin
  • Treating scars of all types but particularly acne scars.  It has a great advantage over laser for darker skin types.
  • Tightening loose skin on all parts of the body including:  arms, chest, knees, abdomen.  There are no limitations as to where the skin can treated on the body.
  • Potentially a treatment for acne
  • No exclusion of patients based on skin type with no risk of hyperpigmentation.
  • Downtime is limited to only about 2 days of sunburn like sensation and slight redness



  • Perfect for Acne scars (read more in the blog)
  • Active inflammatory acne
  • Excessive sebum secretion
  • Large pores
  • Photoaged skin
  • Skin laxity
  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Skin tightening and lifting

If you would like to learn more about the Cosmetic Treatment at our Zurich clinic to enhance your skin health and appearance, request a consultation with Dr. Liv Kraemer or call us (044) 211 88 11 during our phone-hours to schedule your appointment.


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Non-insulated smooth motion, micro-needles RF fractional treatment for wrinkle reduction and lifting of the lower face: International study.
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