5 Reasons Microneedling with Radiofrequency Is Better Than Just Microneedling

5 Reasons Microneedling with Radiofrequency Is Better Than Just Microneedling

Revolutionary dermatology treatments are great, but they pose a dilemma — which one should you choose? 

In recent years, microneedling and radiofrequency (RF) have emerged as go-to treatments for boosting skin appearance. But what happens when these two powerhouses combine forces? 

You can find out at Holladay Dermatology & Aesthetics in Holladay, Utah.

Our team of skin experts, led by Dr. Robert Topham, offers microneedling with radiofrequency. Here are five compelling reasons why this combo treatment might just be the golden standard in skin treatments.

1. Enhanced collagen production

The primary motivation for undergoing any skin-enhancing procedure is to increase the production of collagen, the protein that keeps your skin looking youthful and smooth.

Microneedling with RF does just that. It’s like a turbocharged version of the standard microneedling procedure. By creating controlled micro-injuries with fine needles, microneedling stimulates your body’s natural healing response, which includes a surge in collagen synthesis, and here’s how.

Radiofrequency delivers heat energy into the deeper layers of your skin, accelerating the collagen-production process. This synergy between microneedling and RF encourages a more robust collagen response, which means smoother texture, diminished lines, and an overall radiant complexion.

2. Improved skin tightening

If sagging skin is your main concern, then microneedling with RF may be the answer you’re looking for. RF energy has the remarkable ability to provoke immediate skin tightening, a benefit not as effectively achieved with traditional microneedling.

The reason for this lies in how RF energy works — heating the dermis helps denature collagen fibers, causing them to contract and become shorter. Over time, this “injury” to the collagen encourages a healing response that remodels and tightens your skin, making for a firmer, more uplifted look.

3. Minimized downtime

If you’re concerned about downtime — that period of recovery when your skin is sensitive and appears worse before it looks better — microneedling with RF wins here, too. The recovery period is shorter than for more aggressive laser resurfacing, often just a few days.

In comparison, traditional microneedling can result in some redness and sensitivity, which may last a little longer because there’s no RF energy to speed up recovery. By opting for the combined treatment, you’re ensuring a quicker return to your normal activities without compromising on the quality of results.

4. Enhanced skin rejuvenation

When looking to refresh your skin on a deeper level, the combination of microneedling and RF sets a new standard. This dynamic duo works together to address a wide range of skin concerns, from fine lines to enlarged pores and even acne scarring.

While microneedling creates channels for RF energy to penetrate, it also allows for better product absorption, meaning any serums or treatments applied during your session will be more effective. 

The RF energy’s dual impact of increased collagen and elastin production alongside skin tightening offers a comprehensive approach to skin rejuvenation that microneedling alone can’t quite match.

5. Long-term results

Perhaps the most alluring aspect of microneedling with RF is its potential for long-term effects. Because the treatment jumpstarts your body’s natural repair mechanisms, those collagen and elastin increases last longer. And the regular production of these proteins improves and sustains your skin’s structure and texture over time.

Studies on microneedling with RF have reported significant improvements in the skin's condition six months after treatment, with many patients enjoying continued benefits for a year or more. Microneedling with RF, therefore, represents an investment in your skin’s long-term health that may exceed the more transient results of standalone microneedling sessions.

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Holladay Dermatology & Aesthetics also offers microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP). 

Parallel to the advancements of microneedling with RF, microneedling with PRP is another revolutionary approach that harnesses your body’s natural healing processes. 

This procedure begins with extracting a small blood sample from your arm. We then process it in a centrifuge to isolate your plasma, which is rich in growth factors, platelets, and proteins essential for tissue regeneration. 

We apply this potent plasma to your face as the Bellus Medical SkinPen device meticulously creates thousands of micro-punctures on your skin’s surface. This precise action allows the plasma’s growth factors and cytokines to deeply penetrate your skin, amplifying collagen production and stimulating your skin’s repair mechanisms. 

The controlled micro-injuries made by the SkinPen also promote the decomposition of damaged tissue and the regeneration of healthy new cells, resulting in a structured, more youthful complexion marked by enhanced collagen and elastin. 

The synergy between the natural components in PRP and the innovative technique of microneedling provides a holistic method to achieve smoother, more radiant skin, making microneedling with PRP an essential consideration for anyone looking to revitalize their skin’s natural beauty.

If you’re considering a skin rejuvenation procedure, call Holladay Dermatology & Aesthetics, and let us help you reclaim your youthful skin. 


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