What’s the difference between Microneedling and RF Microneedling?
Microneedling is a skin treatment that’s been in use for decades. Numerous patients have found that this procedure can help them with various skin conditions. There is a recent advancement to microneedling technology that involves radiofrequency (RF).
Now that RF microneedling is on the market, there are more options available to patients. This can make it confusing to find the right one for you. Learn more about the differences between the treatments with our team. At Cosmetic Laser Solutions, we offer various skin treatments, including microneedling, to help our patients achieve beautiful skin.
What Is Traditional Microneedling?
Microneedling is also called collagen induction therapy. It uses rollers, stamps, or pens that are covered in small, fine needles. The needles are rolled over or applied to the face to induce micro-injuries, also known as channels. These channels stimulate the skin to initiate the natural healing process. The healing process makes the skin begin to create more collagen and elastin and stimulates more cellular turnover. This process is what rejuvenates the skin. The skin becomes smoother, firmer, and stronger from the inside out.
What Is RF Microneedling?
RF microneedling is a relatively new procedure. It builds upon the benefits that traditional microneedling provides and adds another dimension to it. The small needles that are used not only create channels in the skin, but they are also reaching deeper layers by delivering radio-frequency energy at the same time.
The radio-frequency energy heats the deeper layers of the skin. This causes the collagen and underlying cells to tighten and contract. Having the addition of this heating gives patients results that are more immediate and dramatic than they would be able to attain with the traditional method.
Is RF Microneedling For You?
This procedure can be used safely for patients of a wide array of skin complexions and skin types. It has been used to treat and improve several skin issues and conditions, including:
- Scars from acne and/or chickenpox on the face
- Skin laxity that is mild-to-moderate in severity
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Uneven skin texture and tone
Why Choose RF Microneedling?
Patients choose this procedure because it has benefits such as:
- Dramatic, faster results
- Results that rival more invasive procedures like ablative laser
- More comfortable than other procedures
- Less downtime afterward; you may return to normal activities within 24 hours
- More effective and uses fewer treatments than other skin rejuvenation options.
Should You Add PRP To Your RF Microneedling?
Some providers offer PRP injections to bolster and support the results of RF microneedling. PRP injections are made from a sample of the patient’s blood. The platelets in the blood contain things like growth factors which are beneficial in the skin’s healing process and can improve the final results. Platelets help with cell regeneration, which speeds up the healing process. The PRP would be given after the RF microneedling session if you choose to have it.
Schedule a Consultation
If you think RF microneedling is right for you and you want to experience its benefits firsthand, learn more about RF Microneedling or contact Cosmetic Laser Solutions MedSpa today to book a consultation.