5 Important Things You Should Know About Microneedling with Radiofrequency

Microneedling combined with RF-Energy is a newer, go-to non-surgical skin rejuvenation procedure that does it all!

It is being used around the world to help people’s skin tighten, lift and plump, reduce wrinkles, shrink pores and get rid of acne scars and other blemishes on your face and other parts of the body. Wow!

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RF Microneedling

One of the main benefits of RF Microneedling is that it has minimal downtime yet provides an abundance of collagen building.

It is considered a non-invasive procedure, causes minor discomfort, and has virtually no downtime to the patient.

The fractional RF technology treats the target area through the rapid penetration of multiple insulated micro-needles.

Although you would think it would be extremely painful, with the appropriate numbing cream, it is quite tolerable.

The beauty of RF Microneedling is that it does not cause extensive damage to the surface of your skin – the epidermis. Therefore, you will have little to no bruising. Typical windburn type redness will dissipate in a day or two.

Once at the desired depth in your skin, these microneedles then release laser energy below the skin surface. The energy signals your body to stimulate new collagen growth.

Over the next three months the skin reacts by creating new collagen and elastin.

RF Microneedling is a game changer for skin rejuvenation – Big impact with little to no downtime!

But before you decide to opt for RF Microneedling to combat your own skin problems, here are five things you must know –


A cluster of thin fine needles penetrate into the skin at the appropriate collagen stimulation depth for that area.

The radiofrequency energy is then released into the skin layer. Microneedling with RF works by causing direct deep stimulation into the skin . This induces production of more collagen.

Through the action of the micro-needles, a thermal injury is created with tiny columns. This injury causes the body to react and kick into a healing mode. This in turn is what generates collagen production.

Depending on the patient’s skin laxity and issues, our laser specialist will select an appropriate depth of microneedle penetration.

Microneedle depths can vary from .5mm to 4.0mm deep.

Entry into the skin with RF Microneedling causes a natural response to produce new collagen-rich tissue.

Generation of new, collagen-rich tissue tightens skin, reduces scars, wrinkles, stretch marks and fine lines in the skin.

This thus improves the overall texture and appearance of your skin.

If you suffer from acne, RF Microneedling can also reduce oil production in your skin by shrinking the sebaceous gland.

Texture, pores and scars can also be improved. This is a great benefit to active acne and acne scars.


RF Microneedling is most commonly used to combat problems typically reserved for surgical procedures in the past.

Most face areas can be treated, as well as the body areas to reduce the appearance of stretch marks and scars.

At Cosmetic Laser Solutions MedSpa, we can address a variety of issues with RF Microneedling –

  • Forehead wrinkles – Fine lines, frown lines, wrinkles and creasing of the skin in the forehead area
  • Droopy eyes & wrinkles – Loose eyelids, creepy under eye skin, fine lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet.
  • Neck Skin Tightening – Tighten and lift laxity in neck area.
  • Arm Skin Tightening – The infamous bat wings can be tightened.
  • Acne Scars – Scars on the cheeks or any other area of the face caused by excessive acne and other ailments.
  • Sun Damaged Skin – Marks left by excessive sun burn or dark spots caused by repeated sun exposure.
  • Uneven Skin Tone – brown tone from sun damage or acne issues.
  • Stretch Marks – most body areas can be treated.
  • Hyperhidrosis – underarm sweating


As RF Microneedling is considered a non-invasive procedure, the risk and downtime involved are minimal.

Not just that, even the discomfort involved in RF Microneedling is next to non-existent.

One of the most common side-effect felt by most patients is a little skin irritation and redness of the skin.

However, typical discomfort of the skin generally last 2-24 hours post the procedure.

If you experience any of the below post the procedure, you must consult your doctor –

  • Bleeding
  • Bruising
  • Infection
  • Peeling of skin

Also, if any of the below mentioned conditions apply to you, you would not be a candidate for RF Microneedling –

  • Pregnancy/lactation
  • Auto immune disease
  • Metal Implants
  • Defibrillator
  • Pacemaker
  • Cancer
  • Skin disease


As mentioned above, recovery and downtime in a RF Microneedling procedure is minimal. Most patients are able to resume their daily lives immediately after treatment is complete.

However, it is natural to experience some redness and irritation in the treated area for a few hours to the next day.

We recommend generous use of sunscreen lotion as the skin is recuperating and is more susceptible to sunburn immediately after the procedure.

5) When will I see results after RF Microneedling with Morphues8 or ScarletRF?

Usually, a RF Microneedling procedure can show results as soon as a few days, but further results develop as your body begins to produce collagen.

The tightening effect and final results are going to appear gradually over six months – which is the time taken by the skin to fully rebuild  itself.

To maximize on achieving a full face collagen restoration and rebuilding effect we suggest a customized treatment plan which includes 3 RF Microneedling sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart.

Other complementing treatments such as Agnes RF for facial contouring or an IPL Photofacial can be added.

AgnesRF is redefines facial areas by removing fat and tightening the skin in order to sharpen your facial features. 

Other blemishes like spider veins and rosacea or dark brown spots are addressed with an IPL Photofacial.

Not all RF Microneedling devices are created equal. We have chosen the Scarlet RF Microneedling and Morpheus8 devices because of their proven clinical results.

Developed by the research of Dr Na, the Na Effect with the Scarlet SRF system is the first RF technology that uses the phenomenon of independent tissue coagulation around each micro-needle electrode with short pulses of alternating bipolar signal energy.

Vivace, Infini, Fractora and other RF Microneedling devices do not have this technology or power.

With 20 years experience, Cosmetic Laser Solutions MedSpa is a leading laser treatment Medspa in the Massachusetts and Rhode Island area.

Our experts, with years of experience in skin rejuvenation and resurfacing techniques – have helped many people rejuvenate their skin and get a more youthful look with the help of laser technology.

Every patient at our MedSpa is treated with care and customized solutions that suit your particular skin.

We would be happy to offer you a free face consultation to recommend a laser treatment that is best for you.

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