Serenity Medical Spa

Sharon Gertzman, DO

Aesthetics and Primary Care in Pennington, Princeton and West Windsor, NJ

Microneedling and radiofrequency energy treatments are two of the most popular aesthetic treatments today. Sharon Gertzman, DO, and her team at Serenity Medical Spa in Pennington, New Jersey, offer a powerful combination of these two treatments with VirtueRF. This procedure can smooth, tighten, and reduce wrinkles, and even help reduce facial scars. Book your free consultation through the online tool or by phone today.

Microneedling Q & A

What is microneedling?

In microneedling, Dr. Gertzman creates tiny punctures in your upper layers of skin using a specialized tool. This triggers your body to start the healing process, including shedding damaged skin and producing new collagen.

The type of microneedling used at Serenity Medical Spa, VirtueRF, is one of the latest and most-advanced microneedling systems available. VirtueRF combines microneedling with radiofrequency energy treatment to give you the benefits of both kinds of treatment at once.



How does microneedling with radiofrequency work?

Before treatment, Dr. Gertzman applies a topical anesthetic to the treatment area. This allows for a virtually pain-free treatment. Once your skin feels numb, Dr. Gertzman controls the robotic treatment device to carefully insert the small group of microneedles in the skin.

With the needles in place, the VirtueRF machine sends radiofrequency waves through your skin. Dr. Gertzman then moves the needles over to cover the surrounding areas of skin until she’s covered the entire treatment area.

With what kind of problems can microneedling help?

SMART RF - 36 Needle Handpiece for comfortable treatment of face, hands and decolleté.

DEEP RF - 36 Needle Handpiece with cooling plate for tightening, smoothing & advanced body treatments.

EXACT RF - Single Needle Handpiece to target around the mouth, eyes and jawline with complete precision.

VirtueRF treatment can help with fine lines, wrinkles, crepey skin, skin tightening, and overall skin smoothing. It's also effective for acne scar revision because the microneedles break up the scar tissue while the radiofrequency energy prompts you to make new collagen to fill in any skin depressions.

How many treatments do I need?

Most Serenity Medical Spa patients have a total of three treatments, each one month apart. Dr. Gertzman can recommend a customized treatment plan to help you get the results you want.

Is there any downtime after microneedling?

There's very little downtime. Most patients recover in anywhere from 12-48 hours. You may have some redness and minor swelling following treatment, but over the coming days and weeks, you'll notice smoother and younger-looking skin.

What precautions should I take after treatment?

Dr. Gertzman can give you specific guidelines, which typically include the following things.

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Stay out of the sun
  • No acid-containing products on your skin
  • Don't do strenuous exercise immediately

You should wait for 12-24 hours before wearing makeup. It's ideal to let your skin breathe for a full day after treatment. Use only ultra-gentle face products recommended by Dr. Gertzman.

Book your free microneedling consultation online or by phone now.