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Is RF Microneedling Better Than Regular Microneedling?

Having smooth and flawless skin is everyone’s dream, but there are lots of skin problems that make it difficult for patients to have unblemished skin. Aside from skincare products, treatments like microneedling also work great for common skin problems. Thanks to the latest aesthetic technologies, patients can now try a more advanced version of microneedling – RF microneedling.

So what makes RF microneedling better than traditional microneedling for skin rejuvenation? RF microneedling offers many benefits for the skin like treating multiple skin issues, reaching into the deep layers, and being more customizable for the patient. Radiofrequency energy also enhances the effects of microneedling, leading to better skin texture and skin tone. 

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RF Microneedling Vs. Traditional: Which Works Better For You?

Microneedling therapy is a versatile skin treatment that targets a myriad of common skin concerns from acne scars and dark spots to wrinkles and fine lines. It uses a special device with thin needles to create micro-channels on the surface of the skin. This triggers the body’s natural healing process and boosts production of collagen and elastin, leading to smoother, tighter, and blemish-free skin.

Although microneedling alone is already an effective solution to a plethora of different skin problems, combining this minimally invasive procedure with radiofrequency energy makes the process even better for the skin. The radiofrequency energy delivered through the small needles of the specialized microneedling devices helps reduce the recovery time of patients.

While RF microneedling produces better results in a much shorter period, choosing between the 2 cosmetic treatments depends on the patient’s needs and budget. Some patients may still find that traditional microneedling is the best pick for them, especially if they’re only dealing with minor skin problems and also want to spend less on their treatments.

One of the most common reasons why microneedling is chosen by many patients is because it’s straightforward and easy to understand for first-time patients. It also costs less than RF microneedling treatments. Another reason may be that microneedling may be done at home with the right tools and instructions while RF microneedling is only performed inside a doctor’s office.

But if you’re looking for an effective treatment with minimal downtime and stellar results, then an RF microneedling treatment is the better choice for you. Before making a decision between the 2 skin treatments, it’s best to consult with a skin expert who can help pick the best treatment that will give you the beautiful skin you want. 

What’s The Difference Between The Two Treatments?

To better understand the difference between traditional microneedling and microneedling with radiofrequency energy, we’ve highlighted some of their important features. While it can depend from case to case, 3 key differences are in how these treatments work, the kind of results they can give you, and the risks that come with having them done. 

How It Works

Regular microneedling requires a microneedling device like a derma roller or a dermapen to create micro incisions on the surface of the skin. This triggers the natural collagen and elastin production that the skin needs to maintain its health and appearance. Since the skin is most porous and absorbent of needed substances through the microchannels created, the treatment is often paired with topical serums or platelet-rich plasma (PRP therapy) to achieve better results.

RF microneedling on the other hand is an upgraded version of the traditional microneedling treatment since it adds radiofrequency energy to further stimulate the production of collagen, elastin, and other growth factors. Instead of the regular microneedling tool, RF microneedling treatment utilizes energized needles to simultaneously puncture the skin and deliver radiofrequency energy into the deep layers of the skin. 


Microneedling improves the skin’s overall health and appearance by increasing the levels of Collagen I, III, VII, and tropoelastin, the proteins needed to keep the skin firm and blemish-free. It takes a few weeks for patients to notice significant improvements in their skin, but the results gradually get better over time as the body produces more collagen and elastin.

Adding radiofrequency energy to the microneedling treatment helps patients shorten the time needed to achieve the beautiful and healthy skin that they want. The energy waves from the microneedling device penetrate the deeper layers of the skin to smooth out wrinkles and break up scar tissues, leading to better results in a shorter time. 


Like other minimally invasive treatments, traditional microneedling and RF microneedling have mild but common side effects like redness, swelling, and scarring in the treated areas. Patients who want to try at-home microneedling should know about these risks before buying a microneedling device from a reliable manufacturer. They should also follow the instructions that come with the product to prevent accidents during the treatment.

Using radiofrequency microneedling may also put patients at risk of superficial burns because of the head from the device. It’s extremely important to find a trusted provider to perform the treatment and minimize the risk of these complications. 

What Makes RF Microneedling Better?

Woman having microneedling treatment

While regular microneedling alone does the trick for some, others might want an extra boost from radiofrequency energy to achieve the results they’ve always wanted, or even better. The addition of radiofrequency to the usual microneedling procedure gives patients a lot of skin rejuvenation benefits as mentioned below. 

1. Treats Multiple Skin Problems

Introducing radiofrequency energy waves to the traditional microneedling treatment helps patients eliminate different skin problems after just a few treatment sessions. RF microneedling treats fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, acne scarring, sagging skin, sunspots, and more for total skin renewal. 

2. Reaches Deeper Layers of Skin

The thin needles of the RF device penetrate the deepest layers of the skin without causing further damage to its top layers. The radiofrequency waves are delivered past the needle tip, effectively tightening the skin and stimulating the body’s collagen production. 

3. More Effective and Customizable

Although traditional microneedling treatments also stimulate the production of collagen, the combination of microneedling and RF boosts the skin tightening process. This leads to a more effective reduction of wrinkles, sun damage, acne scars, skin laxity, and other common skin problems.

The treatment is also easy to customize to target specific skin concerns by adjusting the needle depth and radiofrequency energy intensity of the RF microneedling device. Patients with different skin types can have a simple skin-enhancing procedure or a deeper skin tightening treatment with RF microneedling. 

Rejuvenate Your Skin With Microneedling Treatments at aNu Aesthetics Today

Whether a traditional microneedling or RF microneedling treatment is the best pick for you, we make sure to offer the skin rejuvenation treatments that suit our patients the best and give them amazing results in turn. At aNu Aesthetics, our highly-trained beauty experts perform all our procedures and treatments in our state-of-the-art facilities to give you the best med spa experience you can get.

Know more about our different microneedling services and book an appointment with us today.

Heal Your Face Like Never Before With MicroNeedling

Rejuvenate and heal your face with the technique proven time and time again to provide maximum regenerative results: microneedling. Call us today to book your microneedling appointment at aNu Aesthetics.


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