Virtue RF

Virtue RF Overview

Treats: Fine lines and wrinkles, shallow scars, enlarged pores, mild skin laxity, and skin irregularities

Length: 20 minutes (full face)

Anesthesia: Topical numbing cream used before the procedure

In/Outpatient: Outpatient

Side Effects: Mild redness, some swelling

Risk: Minimal when this treatment is performed by an experienced provider

Recovery: Most patients return to activities right away

Duration of Results: Varies from a few months to a few years

Remarkable Care, Exceptional Results

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“I’ve been seeing Heather for several years now, and she’s not only unbelievably skilled at her craft, but she’s one of the kindest, most gentle & caring people I know- first class. A++++ recommendation!”

-KNUCF, RealSelf


You want to maintain a youthful appearance or a glowing complexion that leaves you with smoother, clearer, and healthier-looking skin. However, you may also prefer a comfortable, best-in-class aesthetic experience that delivers optimal results without the standard downtime of more aggressive treatments.

Carolina Facial Plastics is happy to offer you the newest generation of FDA-approved radiofrequency (RF) microneedling treatment.

It combines the rejuvenating benefits of microneedling with the stimulation of radiofrequency (RF) energy to renew the skin from the inside out.

As the world’s first RF microneedling platform designed to maximize patient efficacy with its advanced interface and treatment delivery features, Virtue RF goes beyond reducing fine lines and wrinkles.

It can also address unwanted scars and improve the skin’s tone and texture. And because of its precise energy delivery, it can provide immediate results with continued improvement over time and a virtually zero downtime treatment.

Only the Virtue RF pairs every procedure with the most innovative sheet masks to help soothe the skin and eliminate redness.

The Virtue RF provides superior, natural-looking results. You will enjoy fewer lines and wrinkles on the face and neck along with a clearer, tighter, and more radiant complexion.

Double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Jonathan Kulbersh leads the top aesthetic destination of the south, Carolina Facial Plastics.

Along with his team of cosmetic experts, a fully accredited surgery center, and a private recovery retreat all located in the heart of SouthPark, Carolina Facial Plastics is known for unparalleled and natural-looking results exclusively for the face.

Courtney Whitley, FNC-P, Heather Bryant, MPAS, PA-C, Amanda Piligian, PA-C, and Terri Edson, Medical Aesthetician, can all perform Virtue RF treatments.

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Virtue RF Microneedling Device logo in Charlotte, NC

Virtue RF’s robotic precision delivery (RPD) uses 36 gold-coated needles to penetrate deep into the dermis (skin layer beneath the outermost layer of skin called the epidermis).

These needles create microscopic channels to deliver RF energy and help stimulate the body’s natural regenerative process.

The body’s healing response results in the remodeling of collagen and elastin, as well as other structural proteins. In effect, skin becomes smoother, firmer, and plumper from the inside out.

The Virtue RF experience also comes with a post-treatment microcurrent dual mask that calms and soothes the skin, erasing any evidence of the treatment.

You won’t see any bruising or inflammation, just bright, healthy, glowing skin.

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Virtue RF provides all of the benefits of traditional microneedling but with an extra boost of RF energy.

As the non-surgical, combination procedure triggers the body’s natural healing process and promotes the remodeling of collagen and elastin, Virtue RF offers these benefits:

  • Minimizes fine lines and wrinkles
  • Tightens the skin
  • Enhances skin tone and texture
  • Improves acne scars and blemishes
  • Reduces scar tissue and stretch marks
  • Minimizes pore size
  • Results in little discomfort
  • Requires minimal downtime
  • Offers immediate and long-lasting results

At our medical spa, we can combine Virtue RF with CoolPeel (a CO2 laser) to further enhance your skin rejuvenation results.

The innovative combination is known as our Ultimate Duo and can be performed in a single session to maximize your improvement.

At Carolina Facial Plastics, we believe the ideal candidates for Virtue RF are patients who:

  • Want to minimize fine lines and wrinkles on the face and neck
  • Have sagging skin, but are not candidates for a surgical facelift
  • Are looking for non-surgical treatment for unwanted scars
  • Want to improve irregular skin tone and texture
  • Are in need of preventative treatment for aging symptoms

Virtue RF is appropriate for patients of all skin types looking for a skin rejuvenating treatment that provides immediate results with no downtime.

Before your Virtue RF treatment begins, your provider will apply a numbing cream 30-45 minutes before your procedure to ensure a comfortable experience.

You might feel slight pressure from the handpiece, especially on bony areas of the face. We can adjust the settings to minimize discomfort.

You may have some redness, but the post-treatment mask that is infused with antioxidants, vitamins, moisturizers, and anti-inflammatory properties should help calm and soothe the skin.

A full-face treatment will take approximately 20 minutes to perform at our medical spa. However, treatment time can vary depending on the treatment area’s size and the overall skin condition.

Board certified nurse practitioner, Courtney Whitley is consulting a patient for a Virtue-RF treatment to treat wrinkles in Charlotte, NC

You will notice some immediate results after your Virtue RF microneedling treatment.

With a series of treatments, you can expect an increased reduction of fine lines, wrinkles, and scars, and an overall improvement in skin tone and texture.

Over the next 4-6 months, your skin will look smoother, brighter, and more beautiful as the collagen continues to rebuild deep in your skin.

We often combine the Virtue RF with our Cool Peel Laser to provide the ultimate duo treatment.

These two devices are completely safe to use together and offer superior results for patients that have more advanced signs of aging or want to see more dramatic improvement in their skin.

You will begin to see improvement in tone and texture within 24-48 hours, and the results will continue to improve over the next 6 months.

Frequently asked questions

Virtue RF is a non-invasive treatment, and there is virtually no downtime.

You may experience minimal redness and a warm sensation immediately following the treatment, but this should resolve within a few hours, especially if the treatment is accompanied by a sheet mask.

Most redness will dissipate within 12-24 hours.

The number of Virtue RF microneedling treatments you will need depends on your skin condition and your goals. Most patients need 3-4 treatments spaced one month apart to achieve their desired outcome.

Yes. The combination of microneedling and RF energy promotes skin resurfacing and the deeper remodeling of collagen and elastin, resulting in skin tightening and lifting.

Yes. Virtue RF triggers the skin’s natural healing response, leading to new collagen and elastin formation. Over time, skin becomes smoother and firmer with a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles.

Virtue RF microneedling offers long-lasting results. Patients can enjoy results for several months to several years, depending on their skin type and condition.

Longevity will also depend on the precautions taken and the patient’s lifestyle after their treatment. We will work with you to create a maintenance plan to help optimize your results.

Contact Carolina Facial Plastics to schedule a consultation with a member of our expert team today.

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