Microneedling/RF Microneedling

What are Microneedling and RF Microneedling?

Microneedling and RF (Radiofrequency) Microneedling are both cutting-edge facial treatments designed to rejuvenate the skin by stimulating collagen production and enhancing skin texture.

Similarities: The fundamental similarity between the two lies in their reliance on microneedles to create controlled micro-injuries in the skin. These micro-injuries trigger the body's natural healing response, leading to increased collagen and elastin production, which, in turn, results in smoother, more youthful skin.

Differences: the key difference between the two treatments is the incorporation of radiofrequency energy in RF Microneedling. RF Microneedling takes microneedling a step further by combining the micro-injury technique with radiofrequency technology. This innovative fusion not only stimulates collagen production but also delivers focused radiofrequency energy to the deeper layers of the skin. This dual-action approach results in skin tightening, making RF Microneedling particularly effective for addressing sagging skin, fine lines, and wrinkles. It offers enhanced results compared to traditional microneedling, making it a sought-after choice among facial treatments for those looking to rejuvenate their skin and achieve a more youthful appearance.

Why Our Clients Love Both

Microneedling and RF Microneedling are client favorites at JAG Medical Spa due to their ability to rejuvenate and tighten the skin effectively. Discover the reasons behind their popularity:

  • Improved Skin Texture: Microneedling involves the use of fine needles to create controlled micro-injuries in the skin. These tiny wounds stimulate the body’s natural healing process, leading to the production of collagen and elastin. This results in smoother, more even-textured skin.
  • Enhanced Collagen Production: In addition to the micro-injuries created by Microneedling, RF energy is delivered into the deeper layers of the skin. This extra heat energy further stimulates collagen production, leading to more pronounced skin tightening and rejuvenation.
  • Tighter and Firmer Skin: Microneedling and particularly RF Microneedling are particularly effective at tightening loose or sagging skin, making these options a popular choice for treating skin laxity in areas like the face, neck, and body.
  • Longer-Lasting Results: Due to the combination of microneedling and RF energy, the results of RF Microneedling tend to last longer than traditional microneedling alone.
  • Versatility: RF Microneedling can be used on various areas of the body, not just the face, making it suitable for addressing skin concerns in multiple areas.
  • Reduced Downtime: While there may be some redness and swelling after Microneedling procedures, the downtime is generally minimal compared to more invasive surgical procedures with similar benefits.

What to Expect


Microneedling offers an effective approach to skin rejuvenation. During a microneedling session, you can anticipate a relatively comfortable experience, thanks to the application of numbing cream to minimize discomfort. The treatment involves the use of tiny needles to create controlled micro-injuries in the skin, which may result in mild discomfort but is generally well-tolerated by most clients.

After the facial treatment, you can expect some redness and minor swelling, which are normal and typically subside within a day or two. These initial side effects are part of the skin's natural healing response to the micro-injuries. Over the following weeks, you'll notice gradual improvements in your skin's texture, tone, and firmness as collagen production is stimulated. Microneedling is favored among facial treatments for its ability to deliver long-term benefits and reveal a smoother, more youthful complexion.

RF Microneedling 

RF Microneedling, an advanced facial treatment, combines the benefits of traditional microneedling with the added advantage of radiofrequency technology. During an RF Microneedling session, you can also expect mild discomfort, which is alleviated with the application of numbing cream. However, the incorporation of radiofrequency energy in RF Microneedling provides additional skin-tightening benefits that are not present in traditional microneedling.

Similar to microneedling, you may experience some initial redness and minor swelling after the procedure. These side effects are part of the skin's natural response to the micro-injuries created by the microneedles. Over time, you'll notice not only improvements in skin texture, tone, and firmness but also enhanced skin tightening due to the radiofrequency energy. RF Microneedling is particularly popular among those seeking to address sagging skin and achieve comprehensive facial rejuvenation, offering both immediate and long-term results.

Cautions & Indications

First and foremost, these treatments should be performed by experienced professionals. Seeking out skilled practitioners is vital to minimize any potential risks and complications. An experienced technician will have a thorough understanding of the appropriate needle depth and settings, ensuring that the treatment is tailored to your specific needs. Additionally, they will maintain strict hygiene and sterilization practices to prevent any infection or adverse reactions.

Both Microneedling and RF Microneedling are not recommended for individuals with certain skin conditions, such as active acne, infections, or dermatitis. It's essential to have a thorough consultation with your practitioner to determine if you are a suitable candidate for these treatments and to discuss any potential contraindications.

Post-treatment care is equally important in ensuring the best results. Following the aftercare instructions provided by your professional is crucial to support the healing process and reduce the risk of complications. Adequate sun protection, gentle skincare, and avoiding certain activities that could irritate the skin are all important aspects of post-treatment care.

How Much Does It Cost?

The average cost of Microneedling ranges from $250-$350 and the RF Microneedling treatments range between $500-800. Both are contingent on several factors, including the treatment area and the specific requirements of the individual. These treatments are tailored to address the unique needs and goals of each client, which can influence the overall cost.

To obtain a precise cost estimate, the first crucial step is to schedule a consultation with our dedicated team at JAG Medical Spa.