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 to come after the procedure. This type of microneedling can be done with or without anesthesia to make the treatment as comfortable as possible, depending on the person’s preference.
What Is Regular Microneedling?
SkinPen creates micro-channels (microscopic holes) at a rate of 1600 per second. These wounds stimulate your skin, kicking its healing process into high gear. SkinPen doesn’t rely on heat or chemicals, so the results are natural and safe for all skin tones and types.
Differences Between RF Microneedling and Regular Microneedling
Even if both types of microneedling effectively tighten the skin and reduce skin concerns like fine lines, some differences should be considered when choosing between them.
Number of Sessions
RF microneedling usually requires fewer sessions than regular microneedling to achieve the desired results. This is because RF microneedling involves subdermal tissue stimulation, which can help stimulate collagen production more effectively than regular microneedling.
Regular microneedling, on the other hand, requires more sessions since it doesn’t use radiofrequency energy. Instead, it relies solely on the needles and precise technique to puncture the skin consistently and evenly to stimulate collagen production.
With both procedures, you may notice some redness in the area and some scratch like marks that will go away within a few days. Some localized edema is normal as well and to be expected for 1-3 days. A gentle tinted moisturizer such as Alastin HydraTint can be used immediately post either treatment to conceal the redness and protect the skin with SPF while healing.
Results of Microneedling
Both types of microneedling can produce good results in skin tightening and reduction of scarring. However, since RF microneedling is a newer technology, it may produce better collagen production and skin rejuvenation results. This can make it a better choice for some people, particularly those looking for more dramatic results.
Overall, RF microneedling and regular microneedling are good options for skin tightening. However, when choosing between the two, it’s important to consider the differences in the number of sessions, recovery period, and results.
Microneedling in Bloomfield Hills, MI
If you need any of these services or need to make a consultation, reach out to Zuliani Facial Aesthetics in Bloomfield Hills. He will be able to help you choose the right type of microneedling or other non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatment for your specific need and skin concern. Call or contact us online to start the conversation about your personalized procedure.