RF MicroNeedling is the new gold standard for treating most types of acne scars, resurfacing skin of color, and tightening and firming aging skin that’s lost its youthful bounce.

Sometimes also called RadioFrequency MicroNeedling, or Fractional RadioFrequency, RF MicroNeedling concentrates its energy into the most important part of the skin that is responsible for the textural irregularities and skin’s firmness and elasticity. By protecting the surface layer of the skin from heat energy, the risk of pigment change in skin of color is eliminated, and the downtime is truly minimized1.

“After losing a significant amount of weight twice, I lost a lot of volume in my face. On top of that, I had acne scarring. He recommended the RF microneedling along with fillers and my face has regained its volume and the scarring is noticeably better. I am so grateful to him and his team. He really helped me regain confidence and I HIGHLY recommend him.”
-lacjk on RealSelf

RF MicroNeedling as Part of an Acne Scar Treatment Plan

RF Microneedling works best for rolling scars and uneven texture
Click the image above to view more of this patient’s photos. He has rolling acne scars, which RF Microneedling is a great choice for.

RF MicroNeedling is usually one step in a multi-therapy acne scar treatment plan. For patients with deeply sunken-in scars (Box car and Ice Pick scar types), elevation of these deep scars usually occurs prior to RF MicroNeedling, which will help to put the finishing touches on skin texture and smoothness. Pigmented scars are also typically treated with laser therapy prior to RF MicroNeedling.

At Reflections, you can be sure your acne scar treatment plan will be hand-selected by the some of the nation’s foremost laser and cosmetic physicians, who will choose the best combination of therapies, based on the very latest science. To support our ability to create the ultimate in acne scar treatment plans, we offer the largest selection of technology-based cosmetic services in the Northeastern United States, including all of the leading Fractional RadioFrequency systems, the Endymed 3Deep Intensif, Lutronic INFINI, and Syneron-Candela eMatrix, as well as over 50 additional cosmetic technology-based treatments.

RF MicroNeedling works to smooth out the acne scars that plague so many people by stimulating new collagen and elastin in the deep layers of the skin, while bypassing the most superficial layer which is most prone to side effects and prolonged downtime. Before RF MicroNeedling, many treatments were provided with aggressive lasers or deep chemical peels that patients found difficult to fit into their busy lifestyle. Furthermore, many of these devices were not safe for patients with darker skin.

How Fractional RadioFrequency Works

RF MicroNeedling uses very tiny microneedles (smaller than the diameter of a hair) to deliver safe radio frequency energy into the deeper layer of the skin where collagen and elastin fibers form support structures. The polarity of the energy emitted creates arcs of energy between the microneedles, delivering energy below the skin’s surface to remodel the skin without the visible top-layer downtime of previous technologies. Both the Lutronic INFINI and the Endymed 3Deep Intensif offer several settings for depth, intensity, and number of microneedles, which allows each system to provide a variety of treatments, customized to the individual.
By delivering the majority of the energy to the mid-level dermis, RF MicroNeedling targets the skin’s underlying support system of collagen fibers and restructures any areas that have damage due to acne scarring. Rebuilding the skin’s support system allows the epidermis, the top-most layer of the skin, to be smooth and strong. This is this as similar to rebuilding a cracked foundation in a house, allowing all of the layers above that foundation to be stronger, stabilized, and in their proper place. In the skin, this often means replacing the support “holes” in the dermis, which cause sunken-in scars, like ice pick and box car scars to form.


The next step is a consultation with one of our acne scar experts.
Call (732) 356-1666 to schedule.


Omar A. Ibrahimi MD PhD,a Robert A. Weiss MD,b Margaret A. Weiss MD,b Christian R. Halvorson MD,b Flor Mayoral MD,c E. Victor Ross MD,d and Joel L. Cohen MDe; Treatment of Acne Scars With High Intensity Focused Radio Frequency; Journal of Drugs in Dermatology; September 2015 – Volume 14 – Issue 9 -Case Report 1065

Medical Director at Reflections Center

Dr. Mitchell Chasin founded Reflections Center for skin & body as a place where physicians specializing in cosmetic medicine could focus on helping empower patients to feel their most beautiful. Dr. Chasin believes strongly that the best cosmetic physicians are those who are dedicated to mastering their craft through continuing education and collaboration with the industry’s top doctors.