What Are the Benefits of RF Microneedling?

Board-certified Family physician Dr. Shadan Kabiri uses radiofrequency microneedling to offer her patients a firmer, even-toned complexion that appears brighter, smoother, plumper, and younger. It is an excellent treatment that combines two time-tested skin care therapies into one in-office appointment. It can help younger patients with a less significant degree of facial aging delay the need for a facelift.

By repairing and resurfacing your skin at a cellular level, RF microneedling can resolve multiple concerns, including wrinkles and fine lines, skin laxity, hyperpigmentation, and tone and texture issues, to name a few. This post will explain the procedure and its benefits, starting with explaining how radiofrequency microneedling works. 

What Is RF Microneedling?

Radiofrequency microneedling is a minimally invasive aesthetic treatment to reduce visible wrinkles, scarring, and sagging skin.

Traditional microneedling has been helping people renew their appearance for more than 25 years. This latest innovative procedure incorporates radiofrequency energy to aid the rejuvenation process.

RF microneedling uses ultrafine needles and LED lights that emit radiofrequency waves to produce thermal energy. The process involves creating micro-injuries that stimulate skin’s repair response, encouraging your body’s natural ability to produce collagen.

The treatment involves a handheld device with an array of fine needles designed to puncture the top layer of skin up to three millimeters deep. Then, the microneedles apply high-intensity radiofrequency energy in a fractional pattern to trigger collagen and elastin production.

Immediately afterward, Dr. Kabiri can administer a serum with specific nutrients to help build new collagen and elastin more quickly.

Applying RF microneedling to underlying skin layers will treat scars and tighten tissue to diminish wrinkles and create a smoother, more youthful appearance while improving texture and firmness. In addition, Dr. Kabiri can modify needle penetration depth, and she can control the amount of radiofrequency energy emitted.

The procedure takes about 30 to 40 minutes, depending on the treatment areas. For optimal results, prepare for three to four sessions in three to eight weeks, allowing your skin to heal between appointments.

You should begin to realize the benefits after three to six months, which should last about one year. Then, to maintain your desired results, Dr. Shabiri recommends a follow-up session annually.

What Is the Difference Between RF Microneedling and Microneedling?

RF microneedling offers several advantages over traditional microneedling.

Traditional Microneedling

Traditional microneedling involves rolling a specialized handheld device over your skin to create controlled microscopic punctures. These minor skin wounds stimulate your skin’s natural healing process. In addition, newly developed growth factors will work to thicken your skin to help reduce wrinkles, dull skin, acne scarring, and stretch marks. Micro-wounds from microneedling can also act as channels for delivering topical skin care treatments like hyaluronic acid.

RF Microneedling

RF microneedling enhances the time-honored technique by adding radiofrequency energy to help generate growth factors. RF microneedling uses a series of tiny needles to deliver micro-punctures along the skin. Adding radiofrequency energy deep into the dermis amplifies the production of skin-improving substances like elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid than traditional microneedling alone. In addition, RF energy heats underlying skin layers to enhance skin tightening further.

Bottom Line: Is Rf Microneedling Superior?

RF microneedling has received outstanding reviews from our patients. Dr. Kabiri can use the treatment to treat wrinkles, acne scarring, irregular skin textures, sun damage, stretch marks, and neck skin laxity. It is also fully customizable.

What Are the Benefits of RF Microneedling?

Dr. Kabiri and her team see firsthand the multiple benefits of radiofrequency microneedling. It’s excellent for all skin tones and types and addresses different conditions. Here’s what you’ll experience with RF microneedling in Vancouver. 


No two patients are identical, and neither is their skin. So why should you settle for cookie-cutter skin care? RF microneedling is entirely customizable for your needs. It can penetrate three layers of skin if necessary to tackle and minimize deeper scarring or wrinkles. In addition, Dr. Kabiri can adjust the technology to what she believes will benefit your skin the most.

Acne Scar Reduction

Those who struggled with acne in early adulthood may still have an unpleasant reminder in the form of raised or pitted scars. Acne scarring can leave you with uneven skin tone and texture. RF microneedling can penetrate deep scarring and break it up for a smoother complexion.

Collagen Boosting

One of the most critical benefits of RF microneedling is its ability to boost collagen production. Creating controlled injuries stimulates your body’s natural healing response, renewing your skin. You can think of RF microneedling as simultaneously a healing and anti-aging solution. 

Wrinkle Reduction

After RF microneedling, you’ll notice fewer fine lines and wrinkles. The radiofrequency energy goes through and around the needles to provide additional stimulation. RF microneedling can also minimize deep wrinkles by penetrating three skin layers. 

Skin Resurfacing

Even if you don’t struggle with acne scars or wrinkles, this technology benefits every skin type. It’s a resurfacing and rejuvenating treatment that leaves your complexion fresh and new. It helps keep your skin looking and feeling younger, with long-lasting results.

Once Dr. Kabiri completes your RF microneedling treatment, you’ll reap the benefits of glowing, healthy skin for up to a year before you need a follow-up appointment.

How Soon Do You See Results From RF Microneedling?

One of the advantages associated with this treatment is that you’ll notice a difference within about a week, with more dramatic results progressing over the next three to four weeks. This delayed reaction is because collagen and elastin production takes time to kick into high gear.

Also, various skin issues require different timeframes to address your cosmetic concerns. For example, if you’re seeking to diminish the appearance of acne scarring, you may require four to six sessions spaced several weeks apart, and it may take six months to a year to realize your full benefits.

On the other hand, only one or two sessions may suffice to address the early signs of facial aging, and your desired results could develop in as little as one month or two. After Dr. Kabiri meets with you to assess your skin, she can better understand how soon you can expect to see an improvement.

Does RF Microneedling Tighten Skin?

Hundreds of thousands of Americans receive skin tightening treatments every year. RF microneedling acts as a non-surgical facelift on all skin types and tones, with minimal risk of hyperpigmentation. In addition, RF microneedling is effective for older patients who need more potency in their anti-aging regimen and for younger people who are starting to see the initial signs of aging.  

Radiofrequency delivers safe levels of low-frequency electromagnetic waves to generate heat. This heat penetrates deep into your dermis to stimulate cell turnover and collagen and elastin production. Collagen acts as a scaffold to support skin structure, and elastin makes your skin more resilient and less slack. As a result, lax, sagging skin regains a smooth texture and firm contour.

Is One RF Microneedling Session Enough?

The number of treatment sessions you require depends on multiple factors, including the skin issues we are treating and how your skin responds to RF microneedling.

Some patients report improvement a week after their first session. These results include smaller pores and a glowing skin tone. However, because everyone has unique skin concerns and healing factors, you may need several appointments to deliver your ideal outcomes.

After your first session, Dr. Kabiri will give you a list of post-treatment instructions. It’s essential to follow these carefully for optimal healing.

You can safely book your microneedling treatments every four to six weeks until you get your desired benefits. For instance, if your goal is scar reduction, you’ll likely need three to six treatments. For collagen induction, three treatments are a good starting point.

Microneedling is a highly effective treatment for most skin concerns. Best of all, many people see noticeable results after only one or two appointments.

Is RF Microneedling Right for You?

Dealing with scars, wrinkles, enlarged pores, or aging skin can impact your appearance and confidence. Everyone wants to look their best at any age or stage of life. Dr. Kabiri offers an array of treatments for different cosmetic concerns, and dedicates her time and energy to bringing her patients a medical approach tailored to their specific needs.

RF microneedling is a versatile solution for multiple skin issues. It combines two of the most effective non-surgical treatment protocols to resolve your concerns.

To learn more about how Dr. Kabiri can help you realize the most beautiful version of yourself, contact us today to schedule a consultation.