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What is Microneedling?

What is Microneedling?

What is Microneedling?

The world of microneedling has exploded over the last few years, leaving some confused as to why they need the service and what type of microneedling would suit them best. At our med spa, Allure Infinite Beauty in Tempe, AZ, we use multiple microneedling modalities for all skin types and skin conditions.

Microneedling and radiofrequency (RF) microneedling are both minimally invasive cosmetic procedures that involve the use of tiny needles to create controlled micro-injuries in the skin, and stimulating the body’s natural wound responses. However, the key difference lies in the additional element of radiofrequency energy in RF microneedling.

  1. Microneedling:
    • Procedure: Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, involves the use of a device with fine needles that create small, controlled punctures in the skin’s surface. At Allure Infinite Beauty, med spa tempe, we use one of the only FDA cleared microneedling devices, SkinPen. This highly advanced device precisely delivers microneedles into the skin at an exact depth to help smooth fine lines, scar tissue, hyperpigmentation or to produce more collagen induction.
    • Mechanism of Action: The micro-injuries trigger the body’s natural healing response, leading to the production of collagen and elastin, which are essential for skin elasticity and firmness. We typically will recommend 3-6 treatments, one month apart, for best results. Over time you will see a noticeable difference in the health and smoothness of your skin.
    • Indications: At Allure Infinite Beauty we recommend SkinPen microneedling commonly to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, scars (acne scars, for example), and overall skin texture. In some cases we will recommend SkinPen microneedling also to help brighten the skin and smooth any discoloration caused by the Arizona sun or acne scars. At Allure Infinite Beauty we pride ourselves on giving the best results possible, we love using all of our tools in our tool belt, therefore we also commonly combine treatments for more aggressive results; like microneedling with a chemical or IPL photofacial.
What is Microneedling?
What is Microneedling?
  1. RF Microneedling:
    • Procedure: RF microneedling combines the traditional microneedling technique with the added benefit of radiofrequency energy. The highly advanced device used in RF microneedling has needles that deliver RF energy into the deeper layers of the skin. Our highly sophistacted Virtue RF Microneedling machine can be extremely customizable and comfortable. Celebrities like Danica Patrick use this very same modality of RF Microneedling, check out her experience here. Like all microneedling treatments we take adequate time to thoroughly numb each patient for maximum comfort.
    • Mechanism of Action: In addition to the micro-injuries created by the needles, the RF energy heats the underlying layers of the skin. This heat stimulates collagen and elastin production and tightens the skin. RF energy is amazing in helping to “Shrink Wrap” the skin and giving a tighter and smoother appearance. 
    • Indications: RF microneedling is often preferred for treating more advanced signs of aging, sagging skin, and areas that require more skin tightening. At Allure Infinite Beauty we will typically recommend 3 treatments, one month apart, to start aggressively tightening the skin. However, this treatment can be done more often to help reverse the signs of aging and help maintain healthy beautiful skin. We often combine this treatment with a Co2 Laser Resurfacing or IPL photofacial to target more aggressive signs of aging such as hyperpigmentation, deep lines and acne scars all over age reversal!
What is Microneedling?

Key Differences:

  • Technology: While both procedures involve microneedling, RF microneedling incorporates radiofrequency energy.
  • Skin Tightening: RF microneedling is known for its additional skin-tightening benefits due to the thermal effect of radiofrequency.
  • Treatment Depth: RF microneedling can penetrate deeper into the skin compared to traditional microneedling. While also helping tighten the skin, it can also target subcutaneous fat pockets and help breakdown unwanted fat.
  • Indications: RF microneedling is often recommended for individuals seeking more significant skin tightening and addressing moderate to severe signs of aging. Whereas SkinPen Microneedling is typically recommended for a younger age demographic (teens-late 20’s), to help smooth uneven skin texture typically caused by acne.

It’s important to note that the choice between microneedling and RF microneedling depends on individual skin concerns and the desired outcomes. We recommend consulting with our Professional Skincare Experts before receiving a treatment. At Allure Infinite Beauty, med spa tempe, we commonly treat all skin conditions and skin types. We can help find the treatment that will give you the most dramatic results while also keeping you safe. We have been treating guests in Arizona for over 30 years and continue to grow and stay on top of all the latest beauty advancements.