The Christ Hospital Hospital Medical Spa offers a range of services and products to enhance your natural beauty and reduce the signs of aging. I recently went in for microneedling. I met with Marilineys (Liney) Cintron Burgos, CNP, for the consultation, and she confirmed I was a candidate for VirtureRF Microneedling. What is VirtureRF Microneedling, and what are the benefits? To find out, check out my video above or follow along below to learn more. I chatted with Liney first, and then got the procedure. I have two more appointments, and I can't wait to see the results.
What is VirtueRF?
Fritsch: Hey everybody. It's Fritsch from the Jeff & Jenn Morning Show, and I'm here today with Liney. She's a nurse practitioner from The Christ Hospital and the Medical Spa. The Medical Spa has returned to The Christ Hospital. We are so excited. They're offering amazing procedures, including this procedure right here, The VirtueRF. What is the procedure of the VirtueRF?
Liney Cintron, CNP: So, VirtueRF is microneedling with radio frequency, so it has excellent benefits to stimulate collagen. It's great for acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, skin laxity, and texture.
Fritsch: So, some of the benefits of getting this done... If you are, maybe, middle aged, and you see some, "Oh my gosh. My skin isn't as tight as it used to be." Would that be one of the benefits?
Liney: Yes. Because as we age, we lose collagen over time, at least one percent per year. So, something like microneedling with radio frequency can help with that skin tightening.
Who qualifies for VirtueRF?
Fritsch: So, who qualifies for the procedure? Does everyone?
Liney: Pretty much. It is safe for all skin types. Minor contraindications would be, if you have a history of cold sores, we would want to treat you beforehand. Or if you have some autoimmune diseases, we would want to do a consultation first.
Fritsch: All right. So, I'm going to get this procedure done today. I, clearly, am a candidate, but what is it going to help me? Is it going to help me right here with the lines and wrinkles…up here with the lines and wrinkles?
Liney: You'll have overall benefits, because it's going to help with that skin laxity, the texture. So, you may notice that your pores look smaller, acne scars. So, it'll be great. Yes.
VirtueRF from start to finish
Fritsch: And then one more thing before we get started. What do you do? So, what's going to happen today during the VirtueRF?
Liney: So, we would numb you first for at least 30 minutes or so. And then we would remove that—
Fritsch: So, that's like a cream?
Liney: Yes. So, the numbing cream we put on. Because we want it to be a very comfortable experience. We would numb you first, and then, afterwards, we will sit you on the bed, and we will start the procedure. I will do a little test area to see how your comfort level is, based on the energy settings, which is something we can play with to make sure this is a comfortable experience for you.
Fritsch: Well, let's get started. The first thing we're going to do is… We washed my face, and now we're going to do a couple before pictures.
Fritsch: So, now we did some before pictures, and we're going to do the numbing cream.
Liney: We're just going to apply a light layer throughout.
Fritsch: Now, I'm totally numb. Even my lips are tingling, but I actually kind of like the way it feels. So, we're going to take the numbing cream off and then do a little bit of disinfectant, just to make sure we got everything clean, and we're ready for the procedure, right?
Liney: Yes. Perfect.
Fritsch: Okay. So, now we're ready to start the VirtueRF procedure. And we're going to do a little bit of testing first, right? To see what I can handle.
Liney: Exactly. We do want to get you to at least a level three. I'm looking for some redness on your skin, so as long as you can tolerate it, we can increase the energy. How is that?
Fritsch: Oh, yeah. Totally fine.
Liney: Perfect. So, that was level one. I'm going to do level two. How's that?
Fritsch: I'm good. Let's get a three.
Liney: All right. Let's crank this up. Okay, perfect.
Fritsch: Oh, yeah. I could barely feel it at all.
Liney: Perfect. So, we'll go on three and see how your skin reacts.
Fritsch: Okay. I'm about halfway through, right? And I, honestly... I mean, I feel like the most tender part has been, kind of, right by my lip. But outside of that, I feel like I'm doing great. How do you think I'm doing?
Liney: I think you're an excellent candidate for this. You're a trooper.
Fritsch: All right. So, I'm all done. And, to be honest, it really feels like a very, kind of, mild sunburn. Like maybe I was out at a softball game, and I didn't have any kind of sunscreen on. But, collectively, I think it's... I mean, it's pretty great. How do you think I did?
Liney: I think you were a trooper!
Fritsch: So, let's talk a little bit about the results. Typically, when will I begin to see results? And how many of these procedures do I need to have?
Liney: You would start noticing results four to six weeks after that initial session that we just had. Ideally, you would have a series of treatments, at least three to four, for you to see a significant change.
Fritsch: Come in one time, get this done, two times, get this done, and then in three to four treatments, I'll see a total change and a regrowth in collagen.
Fritsch: Alright. And if people are interested in this procedure, if they want to learn more, if they want to figure out how to schedule, what do they do?
Liney: They can call our office. The Med Spa phone number is 513-564-1393.
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