What is RadioFrequency Microneedling?

Radiofrequency microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that combines traditional microneedling with radiofrequency energy. Tiny needles create controlled micro-injuries in the skin, while the radiofrequency energy heats the deeper layers. This dual-action stimulates collagen and elastin production, improving skin texture, firmness, and overall appearance. It effectively reduces fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and other skin imperfections, with minimal downtime and long-lasting results.

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Am I a Good Candidate?

Matrix RF Microneedling and Morpheus8 are suitable for individuals looking to improve:

  • fine lines
  • wrinkles
  • acne scars
  • uneven skin texture.

However, these treatments may not be appropriate for those with active acne, eczema, rosacea, or a history of keloid scarring. Consult with Dr. Levin to determine the best microneedling treatment in Westport for your skin concerns.

Matrix RF Microneedling

Matrix RF Microneedling combines microneedling and radiofrequency energy to stimulate collagen production and improve skin texture, tone, and firmness. Resulting in smoother, firmer, and more youthful-looking skin. It is a minimally invasive procedure suitable for all skin types and can treat areas such as the face, neck, chest, and hands.

What to Expect

  • Procedure: Tiny needles create microchannels in the skin, allowing RF energy to penetrate deeper, stimulating collagen production.
  • Duration: Typically 30-45 minutes.
  • Recovery: Minimal downtime; redness and swelling may occur but usually subside within a few hours to a few days.


  • Improved skin texture and tone
  • Reduced appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, scars, and hyperpigmentation
  • Suitable for various skin types and areas of the body

Morpheus8 Fractional Microneedling

Morpheus8 combines microneedling with RF technology for fractional resurfacing that stimulates collagen production and remodels subdermal adipose tissue. This treatment penetrates deeper into the skin and fat for a smoother, sleeker appearance. Suitable for treating areas such as the face, neck, abdomen, knees, arms, and other areas with loose skin.

What to Expect

  • Procedure: Microneedles penetrate the skin at various depths, delivering RF energy to stimulate collagen production.
  • Duration: Customizable based on individual goals and treatment areas.
  • Recovery: Minimal risk of hyperpigmentation; suitable for all skin types.


  • Subdermal renewal for improved skin tone and structure
  • Effective for treating acne scars and active acne
  • Safe for patients with different skin tones
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Recovery and Aftercare

  • Avoid sun exposure for at least 24 hours.
  • Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher.
  • Keep the treated area clean and moisturized.
  • Avoid harsh products and strenuous exercise for at least 24 hours.

Radiofrequency Microneedling FAQs

What should I expect during and after a microneedling session?

Is microneedling suitable for darker skin tones?

Is microneedling effective for treating hyperpigmentation and melasma?

What should I expect during and after a microneedling session?

During the procedure, you may feel a slight tingling or pricking sensation, but a topical anesthetic is typically applied to minimize discomfort. After the treatment, your skin may appear red and feel slightly sensitive, similar to a mild sunburn, for a few days. Most patients see noticeable improvements after just one session, with optimal results achieved through a series of treatments.

Is microneedling suitable for darker skin tones?

Microneedling is a safe and effective treatment for all skin tones, including darker skin. Unlike some laser treatments, microneedling carries a lower risk of causing hyperpigmentation or scarring in darker skin types.

Is microneedling effective for treating hyperpigmentation and melasma?

Microneedling can help reduce hyperpigmentation and melasma by promoting cell turnover and breaking up pigmentation clusters in the skin. This treatment can be particularly effective when combined with topical lightening agents or vitamin C serums for enhanced results.

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Schedule a Consultation for Microneedling in Fairfield

Dr. Flora Levin, a board-certified surgeon, proudly provides Westport, Norwalk, Fairfield, CT, and surrounding areas with Matrix RF Microneedling and Morpheus8 Fractional Microneedling. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or complete our online contact form. We look forward to meeting you!

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