Microneedling is an anti-aging treatment that stimulates collagen production. Dr. Elizabeth McRae uses SkinPen® microneedling to help men and women in San Antonio, Boerne and surrounding areas of Texas find solutions to common skin concerns and signs of aging.

Scarlet® in San Antonio and Boerne, TX


What is SkinPen® Microneedling?

Collagen is an important part of young, healthy skin because the protein gives tissues shape and structure. Collagen is found in almost every tissue in your body. As part of the aging process, our bodies produce less collagen, and this creates an imbalance in which you are losing more collagen than what is being replenished. In terms of the skin, this translates into wrinkles, sagging and other issues. SkinPen® microneedling using a unique approach to stimulate natural collagen production.

Skin tightening procedures don’t have to be invasive and painful. At McRae MD Medical Laser Center, we offer Scarlet®. Scarlet® is a skin tightening and blemish reducing technique that is designed to treat both men and women. This non-invasive procedure is offered to our patients from Boerne, San Antonio, and surrounding Texas communities.

What is Scarlet®?

Scarlet® RF is a skin tightening treatment that delivers fractional radiofrequency energy directly into the skin through microneedling. This technique targets problems in the skin and treats the skin where collagen is released and produced. This procedure works by delivering heat and radiofrequency energy directly to the skin to stimulate collagen. It is used to treat the appearance of sagging skin, wrinkles, acne scars, pores and stretch marks.

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“Dr McRae was very professional, educational and Knowledgeable. I was impressed with her state of the art beauty technology. I highly recommend her for all your skin care. I loved my experience! Thank you Doctor!”

– Norma L.

What are the Benefits of Scarlet®?

Scarlet® provides several benefits to patients. These benefits include:

  • Improvement of acne scars
  • Reduction in the appearance of a double chin
  • Minimizes pores and superficial scars
  • Improved skin tone
  • Reduction in the appearance of stretch marks
  • Tightens skin
  • Lifts skin
  • Improves skin elasticity and collagen growth

How is Scarlet® Performed?

Scarlet® is a non-invasive procedure. This treatment can be performed  on the face and all areas of the body.  This includes a full-coverage spectrum of; the forehead, cheeks, jaw, and area around the eyes. The applicator is applied directly to the skin and transfers radiofrequency energy through microneedling to provide results.

Who is a Good Candidate for Scarlet®?

Scarlet® is a safe and effective treatment for both men and women. This treatment is optimal for those who have sagging facial skin, scarring or stretch marks.

Where is Scarlet® Applied?

Scarlet® is applied to all areas of the face and all areas of the body. This treatment can be used to treat problems on the forehead, cheeks, jawline, neck and areas surrounding the eyes.

Scarlet® FAQs

How Many Treatments are Needed?

Each patient is unique, so the number of treatments needed will best be determined by your physician. It is typical, however, that most patients receive 3 treatments per year to maximize their results and rejuvenation.

Is Scarlet® Painful?

Scarlet® is not intended to be painful. Some patients experience slight discomfort during the procedure, but because it is non-invasive, it is not as painful as other skin tightening treatments. Scarlet® also has the shortest heating time among radiofrequency devices and extremely small needles for microneedling. These two factors make the procedure more comfortable than other similar treatments.

How Long Does a Scarlet® Treatment Take?

When Scarlet® is applied to the neck, the treatment should only take 10 minutes to complete. When Scarlet® is applied to the face or any other part of the body, the procedure may take up to 20 minutes. The time needed for each treatment session will depend on the size of the area being treated and the condition that is being treated.

Do I Have to Follow Up with my Doctor?

There is no follow up required. It is recommended that you follow the direction of your physician and go back for the next round of treatments if it is suggested that you need more. Basic skin care and proper use of sunscreen are sufficient after care for Scarlet®.

How Long Do Scarlet® Results Last?

Scarlet® treatment results can last 6 months to one year. Skin tightening can be seen almost immediately after the procedure, but dermal remodeling of the skin can take 2-3 months to see measurable results.

Are you ready to begin your skin tightening journey with Scarlet®? Contact us at McRae MD Medical Laser Center. We serve patient from Boerne, San Antonio, and surrounding Texas communities.