Microneedling with radiofrequency is a minimally invasive treatment to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, scarring, and sagging skin. The addition of radiofrequency energy to the microneedling procedure helps to further stimulate the body’s natural collagen and healing processes revealing firmer, rejuvenated skin.

How it Works

Microneedling with radiofrequency, like other microneedling procedures, creates controlled micro-injuries in the skin to stimulate collagen production. Other methods of microneedling utilize PRP, stem cell growth factor, and other serums to penetrate deep into the skin and further enhance results.

The penetration of the microneedles into the skin leads to a release of growth factors and triggers the wound healing cascade, encouraging collagen production which leads to younger looking skin. The needles also help to mechanically break down the scar tissue. Since the epidermis is not destroyed, as is the case with all microneedling treatments, recovery time is much shorter when compared to more aggressive laser resurfacing treatments or deep chemical peels.

When to Consider RF Needling

 – You’re seeking an alternative to Botox for fine lines and wrinkles –

 – You have scarring or acne scars –

 – You have uneven pigmentation, sun damage or melasma –

 – You have aging skin that would benefit from tightening –

 – You’d like smaller pores –

 – You’d like to improve the effectiveness of your skin care products –


What does it feel like?

The feeling associated with RF Needling treatment is similar to light sandpaper being moved across the skin. While some areas are more sensitive than others (forehead and around the nose), the speed of the reciprocating SkinPen tip reduces discomfort while the applied hydrating gel also makes the treatment more tolerable.

How long does the procedure take?

The procedure takes about 45 minutes depending on the size of the area treated.

What is the downtime?

Immediately after the treatment you will notice a bright redness to the skin, maybe pinpoint bleeding. The skin will remain pink for a few days, may peel, but should be healed enough to appear normal within 72 hours.

When will I see results?

Patients notice an immediate “glow” to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several days and weeks. Results continue to improve up to 6 months after the treatment as collagen production continues.

How many treatments will I need?

While some patients only require a single treatment, most require a series of treatments to drive optimal results. We recommend for most patients to receive a series of three treatments spaced four weeks apart, two times per year. For patients with deep wrinkles, darkened sun spots, stretch marks or acne scars, your skin care provider may recommend more treatments.