FAQ Microneedle Fractional Radiofrequency Skin Tightening Treatments for Face and Body

What Is Microneedle Fractional Radiofrequency Non-surgical Skin Tightening Treatment?

Non-surgical Skin Tightening with Microneedle Fractional RF Microneedle Fractional Radiofrequency (MFR) works from inside out by delivering fractional radiofrequency into the deeper dermis for tighter, lifted face and neck and improvement in deep wrinkles and scars. Minimal discomfort and minimal downtime. Three treatments, 3-4 weeks apart are recommended for best results.


Microneedle Fractional Radiofrequency- Mechanism of Action

How Does MFR work For Non-surgical Skin Tightening And Scar Reduction?

The Microneedle Fractional Radiofrequency (MFR) or injectable fractional radiofrequency treatment, delivers radio frequency energy via microneedles below the skin surface in multiple minuscule beams leading to “fractional” heat zones, leaving the normal tissue in between the heated zones for shorter recovery time. This treatment helps generate collagen in two ways; The microneedles cause mico-injuries in the deeper dermis which your body heals with collagen production. The fractional radiofrequency heats up the deeper dermis in 360 degrees around each microneedle tip for further collagen tightening and synthesis. Our injectable RF system uses gold plated and insulated needles for minimum injury to the skin surface for little or no downtime.

Click to see results of a multicenter study for skin tightening with MFR

What Are The Side Effects Of MFR Non-surgical Skin Tightening Treatment?

There is some discomfort associated with the procedure which is minimized with the use of topical numbing creme prior to the treatment. There may be mild to moderate redness which in most cases is resolved in 1 to 3 days. The area treated is sensitive and may be tender to touch for 3 to 5 days after the treatment. Occasionally there may be bruising from the treatment which can take 10-14 days to completely resolve. There is a small risk of skin infection in spite of adequate precautions. We urge you to contact us immediately for any signs of infection (excessive redness, tenderness, swelling). There is a risk of activation of Herpes Simplex (cold sores). Let us know if you have a history of cold sores so we can provide you a prescription for cold sore prophylaxis.

Although very rare, there may be dimpled scarring and hyperpigmentation following this treatment.

What Are The Contraindications Of MFR Non-surgical Skin Tightening Treatment?

Keloid scarring, eczema, active infections, actinic keratosis, History of Herpes simplex, chronic skin conditions, use of aspirin or other NSAIDS.

Absolute contraindications: Cardiac abnormalities, use of certain blood thinning medications, immune suppression, scleroderma, collagen vascular disease, recent scars (less than 6 months old), pregnancy, lactation.

Is Use Of Radiofrequency In Medicine Safe?

Radio frequency RF energy has been used in medicine in various applications for many decades safely and effectively.

Non-ablative RF was FDA approved for treatment of wrinkles and skin tightening in 2002.

Radio frequency essentially heats up the skin causing a controlled “burn” which triggers the skin’s healing response, eventually minimizing wrinkles, scars and tightening the skin in two distinct ways:

  • Immediate collagen contraction visible at the time of the treatment.
  • New collagen production and remodeling with further skin thickening and tightening which continues for months after treatment.

Is There A Difference Between Different Types OF Microneedle Fractional Radiofrequency Devices?


There are many different types of MFR devices in US and Europe that vary in the type of RF energy(bipolar or monopolar), type of microneedles (insulated or non-insulated) and the depth of microneedles for your treatment. All of these variables determine the outcome of your treatment.

The type of RF (monopolar, bipolar, tripolar or multipolar and fractional) makes a significant difference in the results of microneedle fractional radiofrequency skin tightening treatments. Bipolar RF has less deep penetration than monopolar RF which changes the application of these two types of RF

The method of RF delivery which determines the depth of RF penetration changes the outcome from your microneedle Fractional radiofrequency skin tightening treatment. Noninvasive RF tips have been shown to have poor RF delivery into the dermis. Microneedle RF eliminates the skin barrier and delivers RF deeper into the dermis with microneedles. The newer systems have insulated and gold plated microneedles which reduce skin trauma and protect the superficial dermis from the RF energy.

What is Fractional Radiofrequency?

Fractional radiofrequency is a newer, safer technology which delivers radio frequency in multiple minuscule beams leading to “fractional” heat zones, leaving the normal tissue in between the heated zones for shorter recovery time. Our Microneedle Fractional RF system offers Fractional RF, Monopolar and Bipolar RF settings with two treatment options; invasive Microneedle Fractional Radiofrequency MFR and noninvasive Superficial Fractional Radiofrequency SFR

What Type Of  MFR Non-surgical Skin System Do We use in Dallas and Southlake?

Our Microneedle Fractional Radiofrequency (MFR) for non-surgical skin tightening in Dallas and Southlake uses specialized tips with ultra-fine gold-coated needles which penetrate the epidermis to deliver fractional radio frequency to the deeper dermis without burning the skin surface. The MFR treatments deliver RF energy in a three-dimensional field which vastly magnifies the collagen, elastic regeneration response leading to significant improvement in wrinkles, scars and an overall tightening of the skin. We can use either bipolar or monopolar RF depending on your skin needs for your non-surgical skin tightening treatment in Dallas and Southlake.

What Can Microneedle Fractional Radiofrequency Do For My Skin?


  • Mild to moderate laxity of skin
  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Rough leathery skin texture
  • Acne and other scars
  • Enlarged pores
  • Excess sebum production
  • Stretch marks

Call 888-210-9693 or email admin@nailamalikmdskin.com to find out your non-surgical skin tightening and non-surgical skin lifting treatment options in Dallas or Southlake.