PRP Microneedling vs RF Microneedling: Which One is Right For You?

Microneedling is a popular cosmetic procedure that effectively treats a lot of skin problems. It’s known to treat acne, hyperpigmentation, scars, wrinkles, and sun damage. Men and women who opt for microneedling will see dramatic results with minimal downtime. 

Recently, there has been a lot of interest in PRP Microneedling and RF Microneedling. Uptown Salon and Spa in Surrey, BC offers both PRP and RF Microneedling to achieve long-lasting facial rejuvenation. But which one is right for you? 

What is PRP Microneedling? 

In traditional microneedling, a special roller device with fine needles is used. It is evenly moved over your face to prick your skin. The punctures that are created during the pricking stimulate the production of collagen and elastin in your skin. This results in firmer and smoother skin. Scars and wrinkles are treated with this procedure as well.

With PRP Microneedling, a PRP injection is added to your microneedling treatment. PRP or plate-rich plasma makes your microneedling treatment even more effective. PRP is rich in growth factors that are known to help skin tissue repair itself. Basically, PRP is tapping into your body’s natural healing mechanisms.

What Can You Expect from a PRP Microneedling Treatment? 

With PRP Microneedling, your doctor will first use a microneedling device to prick your facial skin. Then, PRP is placed over the skin to stimulate collagen production and cellular reproduction. 

PRP  is from the patient’s own harvested blood which is purified to have a high concentration of platelets. The activation of platelets releases the growth factors and other proteins that supercharge the healing process and skin renewal. 

You can opt for PRP microneedling if you want to treat blemishes on your face or body. It’s been proven to treat: 

  • acne scars
  • wrinkles and fine lines
  • sun damage
  • hyperpigmentation
  • large pores
  • uneven skin texture

It only takes a few weeks to see the noticeable results of PRP microneedling. People also respond well with PRP microneedling treatments and only minimal recovery time is required. After the procedure, you can just go back to work or school the next day. Your doctor may also provide specific instructions to take good care of your skin and maximize the benefits of the procedure. 

What is RF Microneedling? 

RF Microneedling adds radio frequency to a microneedling treatment. While the micro punctures that are created during a microneedling treatment encourage the production of collagen, the RF energy targets the dermis to further enhance skin tightening and scar reduction. 

The RF energy used in an RF Microneedling treatment is gentle and will not cause any serious damage to the skin. The device used in this procedure still has fine needles, but aside from puncturing, it also delivers RF energy deep down the dermis. This procedure not only stimulates the production of collagen and elastin but also results in enhanced skin tightening. 

What Can You Expect from an RF Microneedling Treatment? 

RF Microneedling works for any skin type and skin tone. If you want to enhance the benefits of traditional microneedling treatment without additional injections, RF Microneedling should be the procedure to opt for. 

The process is similar to a traditional microneedling treatment but the needles in the device used during the procedure release RF energy. RF Microneedling treats multiple skin problems like fine lines and facial wrinkles, acne scars, uneven skin tone, and more.

There’s also the added benefit of customizability. Depending on your skin, you can have a minor skin-enhancing treatment or a deeper skin tightening procedure. RF Microneedling amplifies the skin tightening process so it’s obviously a better option than traditional microneedling alone. 

The procedure usually takes about an hour depending on the size of the treatment area. Patients who also opt for RF Microneedling also experience significantly less discomfort and downtime. Going to work or school the next day shouldn’t be a problem. 

Microneedling Treatments at Uptown Salon and Spa

Both PRP Microneedling and RF Microneedling are effective and completely safe procedures. Choosing between the two procedures is a matter of preference and health condition. Uptown Salon and Spa provides PRP Microneedling and RF Microneedling treatments for patients wanting to look and feel younger with smoother rejuvenated skin. 

If the perfect, unblemished facial skin is what you want, contact us today to get it done. Uptown Salon and Spa provides microneedling treatments for patients in South Surrey, British Columbia, and surrounding areas.

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