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Understanding Microneedling: What You Need to Know About Collagen Induction Therapy

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Traditional Microneedling versus RadioFrequency Microneedling

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understanding microneedling

Microneedling has become a popular skincare treatment for improving the appearance of the skin and addressing various skin concerns. Traditional microneedling and radiofrequency (RF) microneedling are two different techniques that are commonly used. In this blog post, we will compare traditional microneedling with RF microneedling and discuss their benefits.

Here at Bloom Medical Aesthetics, we believe in providing patients with knowledge & understanding of the treatment modalities we offer. An informed patient is more readily available to commit to the success of their treatment plan of care.

Let's dive into understanding microneedling...

What is "traditional" microneedling?

Traditional microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, involves using a handheld device with tiny needles to create micro-injuries in the skin. These micro-injuries stimulate the skin's natural healing process, leading to the production of collagen and elastin. The increased collagen and elastin production can improve the texture and firmness of the skin, reduce the appearance of scars and wrinkles, and enhance overall skin tone and quality.

One of the main benefits of traditional microneedling is its versatility. It can be used to treat a wide range of skin concerns, including acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin texture. Traditional microneedling is suitable for all skin types and can be performed on various areas of the body, including the face, neck, décolletage, and hands.

Let's dive into RF Microneedling

On the other hand, RF microneedling combines the benefits of traditional microneedling with the added advantage of radiofrequency energy. RF microneedling devices use insulated or non-insulated needles that deliver controlled RF energy into the deeper layers of the skin. The combination of microneedling and RF energy stimulates collagen and elastin production, resulting in more significant skin tightening and rejuvenation.

One of the key benefits of RF microneedling is its ability to target and tighten loose or sagging skin. The RF energy heats the underlying layers of the skin, causing collagen fibers to contract and tighten. This can be particularly beneficial for treating areas with laxity, such as the jowls, neck, and abdomen. RF microneedling is also effective for reducing the appearance of acne scars, fine lines, and wrinkles.

Superior results

Compared to traditional microneedling, RF microneedling typically requires fewer treatment sessions to achieve desired results. The combination of microneedling and RF energy provides more intense and long-lasting skin rejuvenation effects. However, it is important to note that for some, RF microneedling may have a slightly longer downtime and recovery period compared to traditional microneedling.

Here at Bloom Medical Aesthetics, our healthcare providers use the latest gold-standard technology of Rohrer's Pixel8 RF Microneedling device to deliver superior results. This treatment utilizes bipolar energy, putting heat far down into the layers of the skin. The aim behind this is to boost and revamp collagen to bring on enhanced revitalization. The customized treatment considers your day-to-day skincare regimen and the current state of your skin and selects varying depths to address the unique concerns you have.

understanding microneedling


Radiofrequency microneedling offers exceptional results by unlocking the power of stimulating the body's healing process. RF Microneedling can address:

  • acne scars

  • fine lines & wrinkles

  • enlarged pores

  • skin laxity

  • scars

  • sagging skin

  • uneven skin

  • skin tone irregularities

  • stretch marks

Both traditional microneedling and RF microneedling have minimal side effects and are generally well-tolerated. After the treatment, it is common to experience redness- like a sunburn, mild swelling, occasional bruising, and slight skin sensitivity, which usually subside within a few days. It is important to follow post-treatment instructions provided by your healthcare provider to promote proper healing and maximize the benefits of the treatment.

Wrapping it up

While both traditional microneedling and RF microneedling are effective treatments for improving the appearance of the skin, here at Bloom, our focus is on providing the unsurpassed results of RF microneedling. We strongly believe that traditional microneedling is versatile and suitable for various skin concerns, but RF microneedling provides enhanced skin tightening and rejuvenation effects, leading our patients to love the premium results. The choice between the two techniques depends on each individual's goals, skin condition, and the recommendation of your aesthetics provider. Consulting with a qualified skincare professional can help you better understand microneedling and determine the most suitable treatment option for your specific needs.

What now?

Are you ready to experience the superior difference of our radiofrequency microneedling treatments? Bloom Medical Aesthetics can help you get the glow you've always wanted. Learn more and book now.

Understanding Microneedling


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