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What is the Difference Between RF Microneedling and Regular Microneedling?

Skin tightening is a common issue that many people seek treatment for every year. Various methods can achieve this goal, one of the most popular of which is microneedling. Microneedling can be done at ZFA using either a regular SkinPen device or an RF microneedling device, MORPHEUS8. Although both options have similar advantages, it’s important to understand the differences between them to choose the right one for your needs. Read on to learn more about the benefits of each of these procedures. What Is RF Microneedling? RF microneedling is a newer technology that uses controlled radiofrequency energy to gently heat the skin and stimulate collagen production for weeks...

What is Microneedling?

History Of Microneedling Microneedling was introduced in 1905 by a German dermatologist named Ernst Kromayer, who used dental burs to treat birthmarks, hyperpigmentation, and scars. Current microneedling techniques were introduced in 1995 by a Philadelphia dermatologist named Dr. Desmond Fernandes, who treated scars and wrinkles through the use of hypodermic needles. How Does Microneedling Work? Also called collagen induction therapy, or CIT, today's microneedling technique uses a cartridge with 12 micro-tips to abrade the skin in a process that takes between 30 and 90 minutes. The body's healing mechanisms stimulate the production of elastin and collagen to repair the abraded area, which improves skin color, tone, and texture. It also...