RF Microneedling in Honolulu, Hawaii

At Thrive Med Spa & Wellness in Honolulu, HI, we offer RF microneedling treatments using the Scarlet SRF device to combat aging, improve skin tone and texture, and eliminate the most common skin imperfections that detract from the skin’s natural beauty. This skin rejuvenating and tightening treatment provides patients with a minimally invasive way to reverse the aging process and achieve visibly tighter and healthier-looking skin in just a few treatments.

What Is RF Microneedling?

RF microneedling is a skin-tightening and rejuvenating treatment that uses a combination of microneedles and precise radiofrequency energy to stimulate natural collagen production. The microneedles create tiny injuries on the skin’s surface while simultaneously delivering radiofrequency energy into the dermal layers.

The combination of the needles and radiofrequency energy work together to tighten the skin, remodel existing collagen, promote an increase of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid production, and increase the cellular turnover rate to promote youthful and healthier-looking skin.

The Scarlet SRF Device

The Scarlet SRF device uses radiofrequency needling technology to treat the most common skin conditions, including photoaging, acne scars, and large pores, and to improve overall skin health. It’s a safe treatment that can help patients with all skin types achieve their desired results. Treatments are quick, and patients can undergo treatment without planning around significant downtime.

The device is equipped with 25 non-insulated microneedles that create micro-wounds on the skin’s surface while also delivering RF energy into the skin. The radiofrequency energy heats the skin at a controlled temperature to stimulate natural collagen and elastin production. The device delivers a smooth and uniform treatment, adequately targeting each area of concern. Scarlet SRF treatments can address different face and body areas, provide consistent results, and treat versatile skin concerns.

What Are the Treatment Benefits?

The Scarlet SRF device is so effective because it takes the exceptional results of a standard microneedling treatment to the next level with the addition of radiofrequency energy. Other treatment benefits include the following:

  • There is minimal downtime
  • Results are immediate and gradual
  • Treatment plans are customizable and versatile
  • The treatment relies on natural methods to improve the skin
  • The treatment is results-driven and non-surgical
  • Treatments are relatively quick
  • The treatment can be combined with other skin care treatments for enhanced results
  • The needling process increases the skins absorption rate

What Areas Can It Treat?

The Scarlet SRF device can tighten and rejuvenate the skin in multiple areas. While the face is one of the most common treatment areas, we can also use it on the body to address skin laxity and promote skin health. We design custom-tailored treatment plans to address single or multiple skin conditions that detract from the appearance, including stretch marks, acne scars, large pores, fine lines, wrinkles, volume loss, loose skin, hyperpigmentation, and more.

Enhancing Your Results With Other Skincare Treatments

One of the unique benefits of RF microneedling treatments is that although they are effective on their own, we can enhance the results with add-on treatments and topical growth factors to address additional skin concerns and accelerate healing. Our treatment enhancement options include EXO|E, a topical exosome solution with plant-based stem cells and growth factors, IPL treatments, the Erbium YAG Facial, and the Q-Switch laser.

EXO|E Exosomes

EXO|E exosomes contain plant-based stem cells, growth factors, and regenerative properties that, when applied to the skin topically during an RF microneedling treatment, force the body to produce more collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid than a standalone Scarlet SRF treatment can. Adding exosomes to your treatment can also cut the healing time in half, allowing you to return to your social life and normal daily activities with little interruption.

When we add exosomes to the treatment process, we use ultrasound energy to drive the exosomes and numbing medication into the skin before we begin the Scarlet SRF process to amplify the results and ensure added comfort.

IPL Treatments

Patients with age spots and skin laxity may benefit from the Tight and Bright treatment, which combines RF microneedling and IPL treatments to address their primary skin concerns during one treatment.

The Erbium YAG Facial and Q-Switch Laser

We can combine the Erbium YAG Facial with our radiofrequency microneedling treatments for full face resurfacing and skin tightening and with our Q-Switch laser treatments to address skin laxity, restore healthy skin elasticity, and treat and correct age spots and melasma.

Frequently Asked Questions

Most patients benefit from a series of treatments with several weeks between each. Once we evaluate your skin during an in-person consultation and learn more about your treatment goals, we can design the best plan for you.

There is minimal downtime after this treatment. Your skin may be slightly pink and feel tighter immediately following the session, but that will subside in the hours following your appointment.


You must avoid sun exposure to protect your skin and temporarily discontinue any products that could irritate the treatment area, including anti-aging products like retinol and those with exfoliating acids. We can provide complete aftercare directives after your appointment so you know how to care for your skin.

Patients who undergo a Scarlet SRF treatment plan can expect tighter skin, smaller pores, visibly reduced acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, and overall improved skin tone and texture.

The best candidates for a Scarlet SRF treatment plan are patients looking for a non-surgical, skin-rejuvenating treatment that can visibly improve their skin imperfections, reverse aging, and promote brighter, healthier-looking skin.

Patients with active acne or an active skin infection in the desired treatment area must wait until their skin heals before undergoing treatment since these conditions create an unideal treatment environment, and microneedling over active acne or skin infection can spread that skin condition to other areas of the face.

Schedule Your Initial Consultation

If you want to experience the benefits of a Scarlet SRS treatment plan and address those stubborn skin concerns that make you feel self-conscious, we can design a customized treatment plan for your needs. After an initial consultation to learn more about your skin and confirm your treatment eligibility, we will create a custom-tailored treatment plan using this device and any additional add-on treatments to help you achieve comprehensive results. It’s time to look and feel your best.

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