All About Radiofrequency Microneedling

When it comes to non-invasive treatments for improving the appearance of the skin, radiofrequency microneedling or RF dermal needling is a popular option. This treatment is designed to stimulate collagen production in the skin by combining the benefits of microneedling and RF energy. In this article, we’ll explore RF microneedling, an ideal candidate for this treatment, the procedure’s potential side effects, and more.


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Who's an ideal candidate for radiofrequency microneedling?

Radiofrequency dermal needling is an effective treatment for various skin types and concerns. It can improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and sun damage. It’s also a popular treatment for skin rejuvenation and can help reduce pore size.

An ideal candidate for this procedure is an individual seeking a minimally invasive approach to enhance the appearance of their skin. Individuals who have certain medical conditions or who are pregnant should be aware that this treatment may not be suitable for them.

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What's the radiofrequency microneedling procedure like?

A session usually lasts between 30 minutes to one hour, varying based on the treatment area’s size. To minimize discomfort during the procedure, a topical anesthetic is applied beforehand.

The procedure employs a medical grade handheld microneedling device equipped with fine needles to make micro-injuries in the skin. Radiofrequency energy is then delivered to the dermis through these micro-injuries, stimulating collagen production.

Patients can typically resume their normal activities immediately after the procedure.

However, it’s important to avoid sun exposure and to take care of the treated area as directed by your provider.

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Before the procedure

Before undergoing this treatment, it’s important to have a consultation with a qualified provider. During this consultation, your provider will evaluate your skin and determine if you are an ideal candidate for the treatment.

If you are a good candidate, your provider will provide instructions on preparing for the procedure. This may include avoiding certain medications or topical products.

During the procedure

During radiofrequency treatments, a topical anesthetic is applied to the treatment area to minimize discomfort. Once the skin is numb, a handheld device is used to create micro-injuries in the skin using a series of fine needles. Radiofrequency energy is then delivered to the dermis through these micro-injuries, stimulating collagen production.

After the procedure:

Patients may experience redness, swelling, and mild discomfort for a few days after the procedure. However, they can resume normal activities immediately after the treatment. It’s important to avoid exposure to the sun and use sunscreen to protect the skin from further damage.

What’s the best way to care for your skin post-radiofrequency microneedling?

After the procedure, it’s important to take proper care of the skin to maximize the treatment results. Some important things to consider:

  • Avoid exposure to the sun for at least a week after the procedure
  • Use a sunscreen daily with a minimum SPF of 30.
  • Use gentle cleansers and avoid harsh exfoliants for at least a week after the treatment.
  • Avoid using makeup for at least 24 hours after the procedure.
  • Moisturize the skin gently to maintain its hydration.
  • Avoid saunas, hot tubs, and steam rooms for at least 48 hours after the treatment.

Does radiofrequency microneedling work?

RF microneedling is an effective treatment for various skin concerns, including acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, and sun damage. The therapy promotes collagen production, enhancing the skin’s texture and elasticity.

Acne scars

Studies have shown that this procedure can significantly improve the appearance of acne scars. It promotes collagen production, leading to better skin texture and diminished appearance of scars.

Skin rejuvenation

It is also effective for skin rejuvenation. The procedure aids in promoting collagen production, resulting in better skin texture, diminished fine lines and wrinkles, and enhance elasticity.


It has also been shown to be an effective treatment for hyperhidrosis, a medical condition that causes excessive sweating. The treatment helps reduce the sweat glands’ activity, which helps to reduce sweating.


When to expect results

Results can vary depending on the individual and the specific concerns being addressed. In general, patients can expect to see some improvement in their skin’s appearance within a few days of the procedure, with more significant improvements becoming visible over the course of several weeks.

Patients typically see the most significant improvements in acne scars after several sessions. However, seeing the full results may take several months since collagen production and remodelling are gradual.

Patients often observe an improvement in fine lines and wrinkles after just one treatment for skin rejuvenation. However, multiple sessions are usually recommended for the best results.

For hyperhidrosis, patients can experience a significant reduction in sweat production after just one treatment. The results of the treatment may require maintenance sessions to sustain the outcome.

It’s important to remember that everyone’s skin is different, and results may vary. Your provider can give you a better idea of what to expect based on your specific concerns and skin type.


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How much does radiofrequency microneedling cost?

The cost can vary depending on several factors, including the provider you choose, your geographic location, and the size of the treatment area. Generally, a single session can cost anywhere from $500 to $1500 or more.

While the procedure can be more expensive than other non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatments, such as chemical peels or microdermabrasion, it can provide more dramatic and longer-lasting results.

Variability in the cost may be observed due to several factors. Therefore, discuss pricing and potential additional costs with your provider before proceeding.

How do you find a qualified provider for radiofrequency microneedling?

When finding a qualified provider, it’s important to research and choose someone experienced in performing the procedure. Consider the following tips to help you find a qualified provider:

  • Check their credentials: Look for a licensed and board-certified provider in their field. This guarantees they possess the required training and knowledge to safely and efficiently execute the procedure.
  • Read reviews: Look for reviews from previous patients who have undergone radiofrequency microneedling with your chosen provider. This can give you an idea of their experience and the results they achieved.
  • Ask about their experience: Find out how long the provider has been performing this procedure and how many they have done. You want someone who has the experience and a track record of success.
  • Ask to see before and after photos: A qualified provider should be able to show you before and after photos of their previous patients. This can give you a good idea of the results you can expect.
  • Ask about their equipment: It’s important to choose a provider who uses high-quality equipment that is well-maintained and up-to-date. This can help ensure you get the best possible results and minimize the risk of complications.
  • Please schedule a consultation: Before committing to a provider, schedule a consultation to meet with them in person. This can allow you to ask questions, discuss your goals, and understand their bedside manner.

By implementing these guidelines, you can locate a certified practitioner who can aid you in attaining your desired results.


What is RF microneedling?
It is a minimally invasive procedure that blends the advantages of conventional derma needling with the use of high-intensity radiofrequency energy (RF) to enhance skin texture, tone, and laxity. It involves using tiny needles to create microscopic injuries to the skin’s surface, which stimulates the body’s natural healing process and production of collagen and elastin.

Is RF microneedling a non-invasive procedure?

Yes, it is a minimally invasive procedure that doesn’t require surgery or extensive recovery time. Unlike other modalities like laser treatments, it is a safe cosmetic procedure for all skin types that does not harm the surface of the skin.

How does RF microneedling help improve the skin’s texture and tone? 

This procedure enhances the texture and tone of the skin by promoting the synthesis of collagen and elastin in the dermis. The thermal energy generated by the radio waves contributes to skin tightening and the reduction of fine lines, wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, and other visible signs of aging.

Who is an ideal candidate for RF microneedling?

This procedure is a great option for individuals who want to improve their skin’s texture and tone without the risks and downtime associated with surgery. It is a versatile procedure that can be applied to all types of skin to target different issues, including acne scars, wrinkles, skin laxity, and stretch marks.

However, individuals with open wounds or a history of cold sores may not be suitable for this procedure.

How long does it take to see noticeable improvements with RF microneedling? 

The timeline for visible improvements varies based on the specific needs of each individual and the area being treated.

However, most patients can expect to see improvement in texture, tone, and firmness after the first session. The full effect of the procedure may take several weeks to several months to fully manifest, as collagen production and remodeling takes time. Some patients may require multiple sessions to achieve their desired results.

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RF microneedling is a revolutionary procedure option that has been gaining popularity in recent years. It is a non-surgical and non-invasive treatment option that utilizes micro-needles to deliver heat energy to the deeper layers of the skin. This process triggers collagen production and encourages collagen remodeling, leading to an improvement in the overall texture, tone, and appearance of the skin. 

This innovative technology is suitable for individuals of all ages who are seeking to enhance the appearance of their face or body and can effectively address various skin concerns. This procedure is a safe and effective option that delivers noticeable results without requiring surgery or downtime. The non-insulated needles are used to penetrate the epidermis at various depths, allowing the heat to reach different levels of the skin. 

This results in the growth of healthy new skin cells and a more youthful appearance. Many clients report that this nearly painless procedure can have dramatic results, making it a popular choice for those who want to avoid surgical procedures. Our experts work closely with clients to develop  plans that are tailored to their individual needs and medical history, and we use innovative technology to ensure optimal results. 

Whether you are looking to target loose skin, the early signs of aging, or other skin concerns, this procedure can do great things for your skin. Contact us today to request an appointment and experience the benefits of this innovative technology for yourself.

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