RF Microneedling vs. Traditional Microneedling : What’s the Difference?
RF Microneedling has quickly become one of the most sought after treatments at Rejuvenate Med Spa. Professional microneedling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy) is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatment through which our experienced staff can dramatically improve the skin with little pain and no downtime.
While standard microneedling has been in use for many years, an innovative treatment combines microneedling with the addition of radiofrequency (RF) energy. Our new RF Microneedling device is designed to dramatically enhance the benefits of traditional microneedling.
Here’s a comparison of traditional microneedling and RF microneedling:
In traditional microneedling, a special device is rolled over your skin to create controlled “micro-injuries” in the form of tiny microscopic punctures along your skin. These minor punctures stimulate your skin’s natural healing processes which results in the production of skin firming proteins like collagen and elastin. Your body’s newly developed growth factors work to thicken the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, acne scarring, sun damage, and stretch marks. The punctures created during microneedling can also act as channels for enhanced delivery of topical skin care treatments like hyaluronic acid.
Microneedling with Radio Frequency adds radio frequency (RF) energy to the traditional microneedling technique in order to further stimulate the creation of your body’s natural growth factors. Radio Frequency enhanced Microneedling uses specialized “energized” needles to create micro-punctures across your skin and deliver radio frequency energy through these punctures simultaneously. The addition of radio frequency energy deep into the dermis amplifies the production of skin improving proteins and enzymes like collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid than traditional microneedling alone. Added RF energy also heats underlayers of the skin which further enhances skin tightening.
So, Is Radio Frequency Enhanced Microneedling Really Superior?
Earlier this year Rejuvenate Med Spa of Kansas City introduced Radio Frequency enhanced Microneedling using the Virtue Radio Frequency Microneeding device to great reviews from our patients. The Virtue RF device can be used to treat acne scarring, wrinkles, sun damage, irregular skin texture, stretch marks, and skin laxity in the neck.
Our Enhanced Microneedling Smooths Your Wrinkles Better
Boosting collagen levels is always beneficial for reducing wrinkles. While traditional microneedling provides a somewhat of a boost, radio frequency microneedling amplifies the process significantly. The heat created by the added Radio Frequency energy also works to constrict underlying skin layers, helping to further smooth out even the most severe lines and wrinkles.
Our Enhanced Microneedling Addresses Deeper Skin Layers
Compared to regular microneedling, Radio Frequency enhanced Microneedling is able to address deeper layers of the skin without creating significant damage to the top layers of the skin. This is due to the RF energy being delivered past the tip of each needle to deep layers of the skin to stimulate collagen production and tighten the skin.
RF Microneedling is Better for Acne Scars
All scars, including acne scars, are tough patches of thick and damaged skin. Microneedling that includes RF is more capable than traditional microneedling at addressing scars as the added RF energy breaks up scar matter better than just needle punctures alone. Our team of medical aesthetics experts can also focus higher levels of RF energy on scarred skin to maximize your results.
RF Microneedling is More Customizable
Radio Frequency enhanced Microneedling treatments using our Virtue device are extremely customizable as both needle depth and RF energy intensity can be manipulated to meet the unique needs of each patient. Radio Frequency Microneedling can run from being a minor skin enhancing treatment to a dramatic (and deep) skin changing procedure.