What type of microneedling is the best?

The most popular version is the Secret RadioFrequency (RF) Microneedling by Cutera. It adds tiny bursts of radiofrequency energy down the needles as they penetrate the skin. The addition of radiofrequency makes the process of skin tightening more efficient, reducing the amounts of treatments required.

Are there different levels of micro needling?

The FDA has two categories for microneedling devices and it is based on the size of the needle depth. The two categories are cosmetic and medical microneedling. Cosmetic microneedling is a depth of 0.3mm or less where as medical is anything above that depth.

How many microneedling treatments are there?

Microneedling typically requires nine months of treatment. During this time, you’ll need three to six treatments spaced out every two to six weeks to see full results. The exact number of treatments and the time between them will vary by type, location, and skin concern.

Is RF microneedling better than microneedling?

Traditional microneedling is good for slower and more subtle rejuvenation. If you are looking for improved results, RF microneedling is recommended for enhancing the overall tone and texture of the skin as it better facilitates the production of collagen and elastin.

What do dermatologists use for microneedling?

Microneedling, also called percutaneous collagen induction therapy, is performed using a handheld, drum- or pen-shaped device, electrically powered, with tiny needles that make precise, microscopic punctures in the skin.

How many needles is best for microneedling?

We recommend the 12 pin and 16 pin (16 pin cartridges only available with the M8 device) for face. The 36 pin is recommended for the body (For stretch marks, for example).

How soon do you see results from RF microneedling?

Usually, a RF Microneedling procedure can show results as soon as a few days, but further results develop as your body begins to produce collagen. To maximize on achieving a full face collagen restoration and rebuilding effect we suggest a customized treatment plan which included 3 RF Microneedling sessions.

How many RF microneedling do you need?

How Many Treatments Will You Need? Most patients will require an initial series of at least three to four treatments to see the desired results. You may require more treatments if you have moderate-to-severe skin concerns, such as deep acne scarring or dynamic wrinkles.

Which is better fractional laser or RF microneedling?

Laser treatments can often provide quicker, more dramatic and long lasting results than microneedling treatments. Because lasers deliver heat to the skin we see more side effects (such as temporary darkening or bruising) and longer downtime due to post-treatment swelling and redness.

What is the best depth for microneedling?

There are two depths of Microneedling, spa-depth and medical-depth. Spa depth Microneedling goes 0.5 mm deep and is ideal for rejuvenation of the skin. Medical depth Microneedling is ideal for scar revision and more aggressive collagen building at a depth of 2.5 – 4mm.

What is advanced microneedling?

These needles are vertically injected into the skin to create microscopically small punctures in the dermis layer of the skin. The advanced technology used in such instruments helps in reducing suction and excessive damage to the skin. Microneedling is similar to laser resurfacing but is a mechanical version of it.

What is medical grade skin needling?

Medical Grade Skin Needling (Dermapen) is a treatment used for collagen induction and elastin production. Skin needling uses an electronic pen-like device with small needles to create controlled micro injury in the skin, allowing the natural healing process to take place.

Is all skin needling the same?

All are essentially the same treatment, however they each have key differences; derma rolling (as the name suggests) uses a hand-held device that requires a ‘roll-on’ method to administer, while skin needling and Dermapen uses a spring-loaded wand in a gliding motion.

Are microneedling results permanent?

The recommended number of minimum of treatments are 6. This may be vary for different conditions and of course the level of skin damage we are working to reverse. Your results will last anywhere from three to six months.

How many microneedling sessions are needed for wrinkles?

To get the full benefits of the treatment, you should get at least 4 to 6 sessions. This gives the skin enough time to make real progress with renewing itself and creating enough collagen and elastin to give long-lasting results. For harder to treat issues like deep scarring, you may need up to eight sessions.

When is the best time to do microneedling?

The best time to get microneedling treatment is usually in the winter when sun exposure is minimal. Skin will be extra sensitive to the sun in the weeks following RF microneedling. The cold weather months are also when skin tends to look dull and dry, so microneedling will produce more drastic results.

What should you avoid after microneedling?

Avoid exfoliants, retinols, and vitamin C

Avoid anything that’s scented, and don’t use glycolic acid or alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs). Retinol and vitamin C serum should be avoided for at least the first 48 hours after microneedling.

What should I stop before microneedling?

You will want to refrain from using abrasive skincare products, such as retinol, exfoliants, topical antibiotics and acids, for at least 48 hours before microneedling. It is crucial to avoid harmful UV ray exposure from direct sunlight and tanning beds for the five days before your treatment.

Who should not do microneedling?

Microneedling can cause bleeding so it may not be suitable for people with clotting or bleeding disorders, or who take medicine to thin their blood. You may want to avoid microneedling if you have conditions that affect your skin, such as eczema or diabetes, or if you have a weakened immune system.

How long do microneedling results last?

In general, you can expect the results of microneedling treatments to last for about three to five months. The longevity of the results depends on two factors; how long new collagen lasts in your skin and the degree of your skin concerns.