Skin Care

Radio Frequency Microneedling vs Skinpen Microneedling

Comparing Radio Frequency Microneedling and SkinPen Microneedling: Which is Right for You?


Microneedling has gained significant popularity in recent years as a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that helps rejuvenate the skin and address various skin concerns. Two advanced techniques within the microneedling realm are Radio Frequency (RF) Microneedling and SkinPen Microneedling. Both methods offer unique benefits and are designed to enhance the overall appearance of the skin. In this article, we will delve into the specifics of these two procedures and help you understand which might be the better choice for your skincare needs.

Radio Frequency Microneedling:

Radio Frequency Microneedling is a cutting-edge procedure that combines traditional microneedling with radiofrequency technology. During the treatment, a device is used to create controlled micro-injuries in the skin's surface while simultaneously delivering radiofrequency energy deep into the skin's layers. This dual-action approach stimulates collagen and elastin production, promoting skin tightening, reducing wrinkles, and improving overall skin texture. RF Microneedling is particularly effective for addressing sagging skin, acne scars, and fine lines.

As many of you know we have recently introduced our brand new machine- Focus Dual by Lynton. This machine has the Radio Frequency Fractional Microneedling.

For years we offered (and still do) the Skinpen microneedling so we thought it’ll be great to do a comparison!

Needle Depth

We did find with Skinpen it would take 6-12 sessions to see a good noticeable difference in the skin and it was harder to target deeper scarring and wrinkles. This was because it only can be used on a certain depth on the face. With radio frequency microneedling we can go a lot deeper, targeting injury scars, acne scars, stretch marks and deep set wrinkles. This will then give us quicker more effective results. Usually 3-6 sessions are needed but results can be seen after one session.

Comfort & Precision

The RF needling has a unique vacuum suction technique. This allows the needles to be delivered in a more precise and comfortable way. As the Skinpen glides onto the skin it can sometimes be uncomfortable and irritable.


RF needling is clinically proven to treat a wide range of skin concerns, including general skin rejuvenation. As well as- fine lines, pores, skin texture, injury/acne scars, stretch marks, pigmentation and even a non surgical eye lift for hooded eyes and fine lines around the eye area.

Collagen Production

The RF needling delivers radio frequency into the skin which promotes thermal collagen production. This is something Skinpen does not offer. The inflammatory response also produces new skin cells and collagen.

Body Treatment

RF needling is great to treat scarring, stretch marks or general tightening on the body. This is as the needles are able to travel deeper into these thicker areas.

Surgical Needles

RF microneedling uses ultra fine surgical needles which are non insulated. These will be more comfortable and precise when targeting specific concerns. Especially for areas such as the upper lip to treat smokers lines

Overall, RF needling has been a great addition to our Medical Spa and we look forward to the incredible results from the treatment

If you’re interested in this treatment, get in touch for a consultation

Choosing the Right Procedure for You:

The choice between Radio Frequency Microneedling and SkinPen Microneedling largely depends on your specific skin concerns, treatment goals, and expectations. If you are looking for more extensive skin tightening and are willing to undergo a slightly longer recovery period, RF Microneedling might be a better option. On the other hand, if you prioritize minimal discomfort and a shorter downtime, SkinPen Microneedling could be the right choice.


Both Radio Frequency Microneedling and SkinPen Microneedling offer impressive results when it comes to improving skin texture, reducing fine lines, and addressing acne scars. The decision between the two procedures should be based on your individual preferences, desired outcomes, and consultation with a qualified skincare professional. Regardless of your choice, microneedling in any form can be a valuable tool in achieving smoother, more youthful-looking skin.

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