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Microneedling Demystified


Article by Dr. Teresa Alasio

Photography by Dr. Teresa Alasio

Imagine achieving smoother, firmer, and more youthful skin without resorting to invasive surgery. Microneedling and RF microneedling, two innovative techniques in the world of aesthetics, are making this a reality for many.

Let's delve into the world of microneedling and uncover how it can transform your skin:

Microneedling: A Natural Approach to Rejuvenation

Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is like a miniaturized acupressure session for your face. Tiny needles create controlled micro-injuries in the top layer of your skin. This triggers your body's natural healing response, leading to a surge in collagen and elastin production. These proteins are the building blocks of youthful skin, keeping it plump, elastic, and wrinkle-free.

Here's what microneedling can do for you:

  • Boost Collagen: Say goodbye to fine lines and wrinkles! Microneedling stimulates collagen production, effectively reducing their appearance and giving you a smoother, more youthful look.
  • Reduce Scars: Acne scars and stretch marks can be a source of insecurity. Microneedling helps minimize their visibility by prompting the healing process to fill in those uneven textures.
  • Enhance Product Absorption: Ever wonder if your expensive creams are reaching their full potential? Microneedling creates tiny channels in the skin, allowing topical skincare products to penetrate deeper and work more effectively.
  • Minimally Invasive and Versatile: Unlike surgery, microneedling is a non-surgical procedure with minimal downtime. It's suitable for most skin types and tones, making it a great option for a variety of skin concerns.

RF Microneedling: Taking Rejuvenation to the Next Level

RF microneedling combines the power of microneedling with radiofrequency (RF) technology. Here's how it elevates your skincare game:

  • Double the Power, Double the Results: The tiny needles used in RF microneedling deliver radiofrequency energy deep into your skin's dermis. This dual action stimulates collagen production much more effectively than traditional microneedling, leading to firmer and tighter skin.
  • Wrinkle Reduction on Steroids: Struggling with stubborn wrinkles? RF microneedling is particularly adept at smoothing them out, leaving you with a noticeably younger-looking complexion.
  • Targeted Treatment: Want to tackle specific areas like sagging jowls or under-eye puffiness? RF microneedling allows for precise targeting, making it ideal for addressing these concerns effectively.
  • Versatility for Tailored Results: Just like microneedling, RF microneedling is suitable for various skin types. Additionally, the treatment can be customized to address your unique skincare goals, offering a tailored approach to rejuvenation.

Microneedling vs. RF Microneedling: Choosing the Right Approach

Here's a quick breakdown to help you decide which option is best for you:

  • Depth: Microneedling focuses on the surface, while RF microneedling goes deeper for more comprehensive results.
  • Collagen Boost: RF microneedling provides a more robust collagen stimulation due to the added radiofrequency energy.
  • Intensity: RF microneedling is generally more intense, making it ideal for addressing advanced signs of aging.

The Takeaway: A Brighter Future for Your Skin

Both microneedling and RF microneedling offer effective solutions for various skin concerns. Microneedling is a fantastic option for overall rejuvenation, while RF microneedling tackles deeper issues with enhanced technology. Regardless of your choice, microneedling stands as a powerful tool in your journey towards healthier and younger-looking skin.

Intentional Self Aesthetics is proud to offer both microneedling and RF microneedling to our clients. Visit us at our website at to learn more.

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