About RF Microneedling
Hinsdale, IL board-certified aesthetic plastic surgeon Dr. George Kouris utilizes a unique technique that produces fantastic outcomes for our patients using a treatment called Fractora radiofrequency (RF) microneedling. RF laser remedies have existed for a number of years and are popular in the aesthetics industry for its skin tightening effects. Fractora laser therapy utilizes heat to promote the creation of collagen deep within the skin to reveal a firmer, smoother surface. This treatment could be combined with other nonsurgical techniques to maximize the outcomes. At Kouris M.D. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, we frequently incorporate this new process into our Hinsdale, IL patients' skin treatments to produce healthier skin, a much smoother feel, and a luminous complexion.
"I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Dr. Kouris and his team! From the moment I spoke with Suzy the receptionist to book my appointment, to consulting with Nurse Sheila and Dr. George about procedure options, I felt comfortable and confident about my decision to move forward with Dr. Kouris. Dr. Kouris took his time and answered all of my questions and concerns. Dr. Kouris is a highly skilled, dedicated and caring physician who strives to do exceptional work in a safe manner. I very much appreciate Dr. Kouris!"- C. / Healthgrades / Jan 13, 2020
"I will start by mentioning that Dr. Kouris is an excellent doctor all-around. He is compassionate, very knowledgeable, extremely polite, and has a wonderful team - Sheila and Suzy are the best!I have known Dr. Kouris since 2017. I had 3 procedures - Breast reduction, Tummy Tuck and brow lift. I am 54 years old looking like i am in my 40s. I love all 3 of my procedures but my brow lift is incredibly natural. No one realizes what I had done. I am receiving compliments about how young I look. Ultimately, I believe the doctor that makes you look younger and feel extremely confident in your own skin has a magic touch! I highly recommend him to anyone who is in the search of doing any plastic surgery. Give Dr. Kouris a shot, you will not be disappointed."- M.K. / Google / Dec 27, 2019
"I have never been so assured of a doctor's capabilities. Dr. Kouris is kind, patient, and dedicated. His knowledge and demeanor put me at ease right away. I will always be grateful that he is in my life."- A.G. / Google / Dec 23, 2019
"I recently had some elective surgery with Dr Kouris. He listened very carefully to my hopes and concerns, and we came up with a plan. I could not be more pleased with the results. I felt like I was in very capable hands with Dr Kouris, his nurse Sheila, and the whole office staff from start to finish. I will definitely recommend Dr Kouris to anyone searching for a qualified plastic surgeon."- M.S. / Google / Dec 20, 2019
"UPDATE: The clinic called me back and asked if I could come in for complementary Botox to make up for the previous problems. The appointment went well. I met with Dr. Kouris and let him know that he didn't have to completely comp the Botox but he insisted and profusely apologized. He is a nice man and he truly care about his patients and their time. Kudos to him for making things right:) I’ll start with saying that I hardly ever write a poor review. However, I am very disappointed with this clinic. I made an appointment over a month ago for the 12th of December and let the receptionist know that I would be coming in during my lunch break. She assured me that they would be able to see me in a timely manner. I was supposed to be receiving a consult for skincare as well as Botox. Eight days before my appointment, I was contacted by Dr. Kouris’ receptionist reminding me of my appointment on the 5th. I let her know that she was mistaken that my appointment was made for the 12th as my husband was out of town during the 5th and I would not have made an appointment for that day. She apologized and updated her schedule for the 12th. On the 9th I was once again contacted by the receptionist letting me know that the individual who would be assisting with the skincare consult would be out of the country on the 12th and would not be able to see me during my appointment and let me know that I would need to make another appointment to see her. I was a bit bothered by this given this was the second “mishap” with scheduling but she let me know that she would have the person give me a call the following day so I could at least speak with her. I thought it was a nice gesture, so I agreed. I was able speak with the individual but as expected, she ultimately said she would need to see me to make any definite suggestions. Well, today I showed up for my appointment at 12:00 and was given paperwork to complete. I let the receptionist know, once again, that I was on my lunch break and needed to be sure they were aware that I didn’t have much time. She let me know that she would remind the clinic team and not to worry, they would get me back in time. Well, 45 minutes later, I was still waiting to see someone from the clinic staff. I had to leave before seeing anyone. The receptionist said “Sorry, we had another patient JUST stall everything”. I told her that I was more bothered by the fact that nothing had been communicated to me than the fact that they were running behind. I was also bothered by the receptionist lack of concern that I had to leave before being seen. I would expect more than a simple “sorry”. The explanation was only given after I prompted for more information. A clinic that allows the receptionist to be the face of the organization should strive for a more sympathetic, organized, communicative, individual."- E.Z. / Google / Dec 20, 2019
RF Microneedling Ideal Candidates
If you're 40 years old or older and are beginning to find smile lines, age spots, discoloration, and other skin irregularities (which include age and sunlight exposure), Fractora RF microneedling may be the right treatment for you. Fractora may be a great option if you want to:
- Firm your skin, creating a more refreshed look
- Improve skin feel, pigment, and tone
- Fix skin imperfections, like discoloration and blood vessels
- Minimize the appearance of sun damage and age spots
- Improve acne scars and other forms of discoloration
- Rejuvenate the skin for a younger, more luminous look
RF Microneedling Procedure Technique
Fractora utilizes an instrument (with tiny needles at the end) that's rolled carefully around the skin to puncture and make micro-injuries that "interrupt" the tissues and stimulate the production of collagen. Some even refer to this technique as collagen induction therapy. New skin forms as the skin begins to heal, leaving the surface looking and feeling brighter, smoother, and more refreshed. Combining this innovative method with InMode's radiofrequency laser technologies have enabled us to maximize the outcomes for our Hinsdale, IL patients.
This procedure is quite simple. The applicator that emits radiofrequency energy works by providing brief bursts of RF energy via a collection of 25 sterile, golden micro-needles. The power is delivered via the needles, which concurrently punctures your skin and returns the electrodes to the surface of the skin. The RF energy warms at levels, which offer cumulative and continuing results.
What to Expect with RF Microneedling
Your treatment sessions will be performed in the Kouris M.D. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery facility with the help of a numbing solution to reduce any discomfort. During your procedure, the Fractora handpiece will glide over the desired treatment areas, repeating the technique until the desired outcome has been reached. You can anticipate tiny pinpoint scabs to become pronounced 24 – 72 hours after the session, which will naturally disappear when the inherent skin has healed. Outcomes become noticeable as the skin heals over a month following a microneedling with RF treatment. Optimal results generally take 3 – 4 treatments one month apart.
RF Microneedling Frequently Asked Questions
How much does RF microneedling cost?
The cost of your RF microneedling treatment will vary on your condition and the number of RF microneedling sessions needed to achieve the best results. During your first visit, our team can go over all your questions and estimate the cost of your treatment.
How many RF microneedling treatments should I get?
Each patient is unique and some individuals may need more treatments than others. Our team will take the time to perform a thorough assessment of your skin and listen to your goals to help determine the appropriate number of sessions for you. On average, most patients receive 3 – 4 treatments spaced one month apart.
What are the benefits of RF microneedling?
RF microneedling is safe and effective for most skin types and can be used on almost any area of the face and body. RF microneedling treatments offer stunning results and minimal downtime for patients who aren't ready for a facelift or body lift surgery. RF microneedling is also a great option if you want to refresh the overall appearance of your skin a few years after a surgical lift.
Does RF microneedling hurt?
Since a topical numbing cream is applied to the target area, most patients experience little to no discomfort during treatment. Throughout your treatment, our team will check in to make sure you are feeling comfortable. Once the numbing cream wears off, you may feel mild discomfort for a short time as your skin is healing itself.
Can I combine RF microneedling with other treatments?
While RF microneedling can deliver amazing results on its own, you may consider combining it with another treatment for even more impressive improvements. During your consultation, our team will listen to all your concerns and goals about your face and body before recommending RF microneedling and/or other treatments.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $400 - $1,000
- Recovery Time
- 2 – 5 Days
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 – 2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 – 2 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
Rejuvenate Your Face
If you want to reverse the look of aging or sun-damaged skin and reduce acne scars, wrinkles, or laxity, Fractora RF microneedling is an excellent remedy with proven outcomes. Mixing radiofrequency microneedling and skin tightening, this exceptional skin repair procedure has risen in popularity and is a minimally invasive, highly sought-after therapy for our Hinsdale, IL patients. We invite you to contact Kouris M.D. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery to learn more.