Radiofrequency Microneedling

Radiofrequency microneedling uses innovative technology to help address visible signs of aging and acne scars. Achieve the youthful-looking appearance and beautiful complexion you’ve been dreaming of with this effective skin treatment at Dr. Andrews Plastic Surgery today!

What is Radiofrequency Microneedling?

Radiofrequency microneedling uses a specialized device with tiny needles as well as radiofrequency energy to stimulate collagen production, improving skin texture and diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Who is a Good Candidate for Radiofrequency Microneedling?

Radiofrequency microneedling is considered safe and effective for many people, but there are some who are better candidates than others for the treatment.

You may be a good candidate for this skin treatment if you:

  • are in good health.
  • have visible signs of aging.
  • have visible acne scarring.
  • have skin texture concerns.
  • have sun damage.
  • have realistic expectations.

You may not be a good candidate if you have a skin infection, are pregnant, are taking blood thinners, or have an active cold sore breakout.

Before the procedure, make sure to avoid blood thinners (including alcohol) and any products containing salicylic acid.

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Dr. Kahlil Andrews is a board-certified plastic surgeon from Los Angeles specializing in plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

At his location in Coralville, Iowa, Dr. Andrews’ academic and technical achievements are only exceeded by his commitment to patient care. Whether they are seeking reconstructive breast surgery, outpatient injectable treatment, or a full-blown mommy makeover, Dr. Andrews gives his full attention and focus on achieving excellent patient outcomes.



I went to see Dr. Andrews recently. The entire staff was welcoming and friendly. Dr. Andrews took the time to explain to me my options and answered all my questions. I can’t wait to have my procedure. – Aleigha De Leon

Dr Andrews and his staff are very professional and were great to work with. I got a breast augmentation and I am so happy with the results! The recovery has been fairly easy and I am so happy with my decision to go with Dr Andrews. – Deborah Johnston

I was treated better and with more respect than in any medical setting, I have previously experienced. They were compassionate, knowledgeable, and informative. I strongly recommend Dr. Andrews and his very capable team! – Sophia Joseph


The Radiofrequency Microneedling Procedure

The radiofrequency microneedling procedure is relatively simple. Dr. Andrews will start the procedure by cleaning the skin and then applying a topical numbing agent to the treatment area to ensure you’re completely comfortable. From there, the microneedling device will make micro-wounds in the skin. Simultaneously, the radiofrequency energy will penetrate and warm the skin and make its way into the micro-wounds.

The needles and the radiofrequency energy are able to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin, causing deep stimulation of both collagen and elastin.

The whole procedure shouldn’t take more than an hour. We typically recommend 2-4 treatment sessions with one-month intervals in between to achieve optimal results.


After radiofrequency microneedling, you may have some pinpoint bleeding, redness, swelling, and bruising, but those will diminish within the first 24 hours. You will be able to return to your normal routine within a day.

To ensure proper healing and the best results, you will want to apply ice packs to the treatment area, use sunscreen regularly, use a gentle cleanser, and avoid wearing makeup for the first 24 hours.

You will see results 3-6 months after your final treatment as new collagen and elastic growth continues and your body’s natural wound-healing properties take effect.

Schedule A Consultation

Looking to fully rejuvenate your skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, and acne scars? Radiofrequency microneedling may be the perfect solution for you. To learn more about this innovative treatment, schedule a consultation at Dr. Andrews Plastic Surgery today! 
During your consultation, we will listen to your concerns, examine the treatment area, and then build a customized treatment plan to ensure you achieve the results you’re looking for. Call our Coralville, IA office at 319.800.6877 or use our online scheduling form. We look forward to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals!

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