RF Microneedling

RF Microneedling Long Island, NY with Dr. Meredith Vandegrift

To enjoy beautiful, radiant skin, you need to boost your body’s production of collagen, a protein essential for healthy skin. Non-surgical, non-invasive radiofrequency (RF) microneedling is a skin rejuvenation treatment that aims to restore skin’s healthy appearance and stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen. Since collagen production slows with age, treatments like RF microneedling can help enhance and improve the skin’s overall appearance, leaving a youthful, healthy glow.

The first step in achieving outstanding results from your procedure is choosing a knowledgeable, compassionate provider. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Meredith Vandegrift can help you discover how RF microneedling may provide the solution to achieving your aesthetic goals.

Refreshing your skin and boosting your youthful, healthy glow is easier than ever with the help of Dr. Meredith Vandegrift, board certified plastic surgeon and Long Island RF microneedling expert. Vandegrift Plastic Surgery is located in Huntington, NY and we proudly serve patients from all over New York City.

What Is RF Microneedling?

Radiofrequency microneedling helps improve the skin’s appearance by utilizing the skin’s natural collagen induction system. Microneedling safely and effectively creates controlled injuries in targeted areas to stimulate the skin’s collagen and elastin production, enhancing its overall appearance. The addition of radiofrequency enhances the effectiveness of microneedling, improving skin’s appearance more quickly.

Microneedling requires minimal downtime and is typically well-tolerated. While refreshing the skin’s overall appearance, microneedling aims to reveal smoother, healthier-looking skin. It can also be used to improve:

  • Textural issues
  • Large pores
  • Fine lines or wrinkles
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Melasma, or other skin discoloration
  • Acne or surgical scars
  • Reduced elasticity

With little downtime, microneedling is safe and effective for most patients and offers few side effects. Patients should expect some redness, like a mild sunburn, for approximately 24 to 48 hours after treatment. Most patients achieve the best results after a series of three to five treatments scheduled 30 days apart.

What Are the Benefits of RF Microneedling Treatments?

RF microneedling harnesses the skin’s natural repair system by boosting collagen production to enhance the skin’s overall appearance. Microneedling treatments are applicable for all skin types and can revitalize skin with an effective, non-surgical treatment, restoring radiance and a healthy appearance. Revitalize your skin and boost your confidence in your appearance with microneedling.

Following RF microneedling procedures, patients often notice:

  • More even skin tone
  • Tighter, smoother skin
  • Diminished appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
  • Improved appearance of acne or surgical scars
  • Enhanced, more youthful appearance

While many patients notice visible skin tone and texture improvements after their first treatment, the best results typically follow a series of three to five RF microneedling treatments.

Am I an Ideal Candidate for RF Microneedling?

RF microneedling procedures are safe and effective for all skin types and tones, and they’re typically well-tolerated. Candidates for microneedling treatments include patients who are looking to improve the visible signs of aging and enhance the overall health of their skin.

Generally, good candidates for Long Island, NY RF microneedling treatments should:

  • Be at least 22 years old
  • Be generally healthy
  • Not be pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Not smoke or be willing to quit
  • Have realistic expectations and a positive outlook
  • Be prepared to closely follow pre- and post-procedure instructions

Meet Dr. Meredith Vandegrift

Dr. Meredith Vandegrift is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in breast and body rejuvenation that restores a youthful, supple appearance after pregnancy or weight loss.

While offering a full complement of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures including breast lift, tummy tuck, vaginal rejuvenation, and oncoplastic breast reduction, Dr. Vandegrift also has a special interest and expertise in both invasive and non-invasive facial rejuvenation. With a focus on keeping your look natural, she provides a holistic approach to each patient, specifically tailoring a treatment regimen that will leave you looking and feeling your absolute best.

Choosing Dr. Vandegrift as Your RF Microneedling Provider

Board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Meredith Vandegrift specializes in breast and body rejuvenation procedures and also offers a full complement of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. With a special interest and expertise in both invasive and non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatments, Dr. Vandegrift continually follows the latest trends and offers effective services in skincare.

With a focus on keeping your appearance looking naturally beautiful, Dr. Vandegrift offers a comprehensive approach to each patient, specifically tailoring each treatment to leave you looking and feeling your absolute best. Dr. Vandegrift will take the time to ensure you fully understand your treatment so that you know what to expect throughout the RF microneedling treatment process.

What Can I Expect During an RF Microneedling Treatment?

For the best results for each patient, Dr. Vandegrift customizes all microneedling treatments. However, here are some general steps you can expect.

Prior to Your Procedure

In the two weeks before your RF microneedling procedure, Dr. Vandegrift may recommend that you avoid:

  • Blood thinning medications, like aspirin or ibuprofen and vitamin E
  • Sun exposure for at least two weeks


Once you arrive, you’ll be greeted by our team. We will make sure you are comfortable and answer any last questions. Before beginning your RF microneedling procedure, your skin will be treated with a topical anesthetic to numb your skin.

RF Microneedling Procedure

As the skin is treated with anesthetic, most patients report minimal discomfort and only experience the mild vibrations of the RF microneedling device. Depending on your needs and the treatment area, microneedling procedures typically take 30 to 60 minutes.

RF Microneedling Aftercare

Following your RF microneedling procedure, you will experience slight redness like that of a sunburn for 24 to 48 hours. Other common effects are tightness, tenderness, dryness, and peeling. These should resolve within five to seven days. It’s important to keep skin moisturized during this time to ensure it doesn’t dry out.

Skin will be particularly sensitive after a microneedling with radiofrequency treatment. Avoid direct sunlight and wear sunscreen for at least three weeks.

Patients can resume most normal activities immediately following their microneedling procedure. While microneedling requires minimal downtime, avoid strenuous exercising or other activities for 24 to 48 hours.

How Soon Will I See My Long Island RF Microneedling Results?

After your microneedling procedure, you may experience redness like a mild sunburn that will resolve in 24 to 48 hours. You should notice results within a week of your procedure as your skin’s surface will appear brighter and rejuvenated. RF microneedling promotes new collagen growth, so you will continue to see improvements to your skin’s appearance four to six months following your final treatment. Most patients experience the best results following a series of three to five RF microneedling sessions.

Thoroughly following Dr. Vandegrift’s post-procedural instructions regarding physical activities, cleansing skin, and avoiding sun exposure will help ensure your microneedling results last for years.

Schedule Your RF Microneedling Consultation in Long Island Today!

Revive your skin and rejuvenate its appearance with RF microneedling treatments. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Meredith Vandegrift is dedicated to helping you achieve healthy, more radiant looking skin—schedule your consultation at Vandegrift Plastic Surgery today.

Get ready for smoother, rejuvenated skin when you partner with one of Long Island’s leading plastic surgeons. Contact us today or call (631) 935-0303 to learn more!


RF Microneedling in Long Island, NY

Microneedling treatments are customizable for individual patients, so the cost of microneedling is determined by your unique needs, aesthetic goals, treatment areas, and the number of sessions required. Following your consultation with Dr. Vandegrift, you will receive a breakdown of the cost of your microneedling treatment.

With minimal downtime, microneedling procedures are typically well-tolerated and safe for most patients. Patients can resume most normal activities immediately following a microneedling treatment; however, your skin may appear red, like a slight sunburn, for 24 to 48 hours.

Most patients achieve the best results from a series of three to five treatments. The full effects of microneedling are typically seen four to six months after your last treatment. Results last up to two years, but you may require follow-up procedures once or twice a year, depending on your individual response.

During your microneedling procedure, your skin may be treated with a topical anesthetic to help minimize discomfort. However, most patients report experiencing only mild discomfort. Be sure to discuss your pain concerns with Dr. Vandegrift during your microneedling consultation.

Following your microneedling procedure, you should avoid strenuous exercises for 24 to 48 hours.