Without further ado, I bring you the blog post that will revolutionize your skin.
I recently had the opportunity to try out Virtue RF Microneedling at Northern Colorado’s premier medical spa, Facetté.
AND, let me just tell you, the results were amazing.
As a mom of four, my personal skincare routine has been neglected for years. But, THOSE DAYS ARE GONE. Ever since trying the Virtue RF Platform, my love for skincare has been renewed. It has been such a long time since I’ve really taken care of my skin that I almost forgot how young, fresh, and rejuvenated it can feel.
Virtue RF Microneedling is the most advanced and sophisticated microneedling technology on the market. The system is a combination of radio frequency and microneedling that delivers sterile microneedles deep into the dermis of the skin.
These needles produce teeny-tiny channels that stimulate the skin’s natural production of collagen and deliver radio-frequency heat energy to the correct depths of skin to encourage reprograming of the existing collagen and elastin that tighten and lift the skin.
Some of the almost immediate benefits I noticed were improvement in fine lines and wrinkles, enhanced skin texture and tone, as well as minimized pores. My skin feels like it did when I was sixteen. (And, I’m not kidding).
Here is a break down of the procedure, recovery time, and results:
I arrived at Facette about an hour before my appointment time and numbing cream was applied to my face and neck area.
(While I was waiting I had my lips done – more on that soon).
After I had been numbing for while, Erin (my provider) brought me into the Virtue RF room and explained the procedure. She showed me the machine, the application tool, and all the different settings. She explained that depending on the area being treated she is able to adjust the depth the needles can penetrate your skin. The entire process is completely customizable, and allows for a unique experience for everyone based on your skin’s specific needs.
The application tool is made up of 36 individual gold coated needles (each needle set is discarded after the procedure and only used on one candidate). The needles are inserted into the skin and quickly removed using an exclusive robotic precision delivery system. There is no scraping and cutting like you see with traditional microneedling, because the insertion is so exact.
Erin also explained that I could turn the radio-frequency down at anytime if I was feeling an excessive amount of discomfort.
When I felt like I completely understood the process, we began the procedure. She removed the numbing cream, and the applicator held the applicator to my skin. The needles are inserted directly into a specified and precise depth and each area is covered three times. We started with the neck, which was essentially pain free and very tolerable.
After finishing the neck, Erin removed the remaining numbing cream from my face and began the same process over again. Like the neck, there are three passes over each area, and the needle depth is adjusted based on the specific areas on the face being treated.
I will say that by the second and third pass, certain areas of my face were fairly sensitive. I made it almost through all three rounds before requesting to turn the radio-frequency down. Towards the end, my skin felt very warm, like the feeling of a sunburn. But, the discomfort was completely manageable throughout.
At the end of the procedure, Erin applied Tensage Intensive Serum 40 by Biopelle to the treated areas of my skin. The serum is a luxurious, oil free product featuring an exclusive SCA Biorepair Technology used specifically for its growth factor benefits. It can be used as an at-home intensive boost for your skin or post-procedure for its soothing properties.
The serum alone can help with the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, restoring skin texture and luminosity, and reducing negative side effects after aesthetic procedures. As part of the procedure, you receive and entire box of the product to use at home to aid in post-procedure recovery!
Leaving the appointment, my skin felt slightly sensitive and was very red. But, within three hours all the redness had subsided, and I had zero sensitivity. When I woke up the next morning, my face already felt tighter and you would have never known I had anything done the day before. There was literally no social down time.
One great benefit of the Virtue RF process is that all of the collagen that is created during the procedure is your own, so all your results are completely natural, immediate, and will continue to improve with time. I have continued to see results, and I am four weeks post service.
Depending on your age and your specific skin needs, Facetté recommends approximately three to four treatments spaced out four to six weeks apart. I cannot wait to go back and get my second procedure done, because the results with one service were amazing.
I would HIGHLY recommend Virtue RF Microneedling and the amazing team at Facetté.
*It is also important note that Facetté was one of the first local businesses to receive a variance from The City of Fort Collins to operate during the Covid-19 pandemic, because of their exceptional health practices and attention to detail when following guidelines and procedures. They have truly gone above and beyond to care for your safety*
Facetté Medical Spa
1100 Haxton Dr, Suite 100
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Mon, Fri: 8 am – 5 pm
Tues, Thurs: 10 am – 7 pm
Wednesday: 8 am – 7 pm
Saturday: 9 am – 3 pm