Radiofrequency microneedling

Radiofrequency microneedling is a cosmetic procedure. It uses tiny needles and radiofrequency waves to regenerate facial skin.

It is a form of controlled skin injury. The damage stimulates the growth of healthy new skin, which can benefit common skin issues like acne scars and wrinkles.

Radiofrequency microneedling is minimally invasive. Read on to learn about the procedure, side effects, and benefits.


Your healthcare provider starts with taking photos of your face to determine the best technique for your condition with some questions about your medical history, then actual procedure takes place:

1- Your provider cleans your skin with alcohol to prevent infections.

2- They apply a topical or injecting a local anesthetic to the treatment 1 hour before.

3- The microneedling device makes tiny wounds in the skin to release radio frequency waves.

4- Treatment takes 10-20 minutes.

5- A health care provider applies growth and soothing solution to minimize any discomfort.


Radiofrequency microneedling let the skin grows back thicker and smoother. This can target:

Fine lines
Stretch marks
Appearance of large pores
Acne scars
Scars from injury or surgery
Loose, sagging skin

Side Effects:

Radiofrequency microneedling possible side effects might last for a few hours or days. It includes:

1- Dryness
2- Redness
3- Scaling
4- Itching
5- Swelling
6- Mild acne flare-up
7- Cold sore breakout

Some complications need medical attention if you experience any of the following:

1- Allergic reaction to needles
2- Signs of infection
3- Persisting swelling or redness
5- Prolonged bleeding
6- Bruising
7- Fatigue
8- Headache

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