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At a glance: RF Needling

Treatment may also be known as
Fractional RF, Radiofrequency Micro-needling, Skin Needling, GoldTip Skin Repair
Skin tightening, scarring, pore refinement and skin rejuvenation
How it works
Stimulates collagen & contracts fibres.
Treatment time
10-45 minutes
Potential redness for 30 minutes
After 2nd or 3rd treatment
Pain level
Minimal / moderate
Depends on the size of the area treated. From $400-$650 ($360-$585 in a package)
Works with
Growth factor injections is a fantastic treatment to combine with RF needling
Individual results may vary
Must be performed by an experienced provider


What is RF Needling?

RF Needling is a revolutionary treatment for skin tightening and rejuvenation, utilising a combination of radio frequency and percutaneous needling to induce collagen production and tighten elastin fibres. It also helps with textured scarring, pore refinement and skin rejuvenation.

How does RF Needling work?

Radio frequency needling uses micro needles to deliver radio frequency energy (heat) directly into various depths in the skin causing a controlled wound response. This creates a chain reaction in the skin to create new collagen fibres which helps to reduce pitted acne scarring and age concerns.

What does an RF Needling treatment involve?

The procedure involves 6 or more treatments over the course of 2-4 week intervals, depending on the skin type/concern.

How long does an RF Needling treatment take?

Treatments can last 10-45 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated.

What are the results and how long does it take for RF Needling results to show?

The results will show reduction in textured scarring, improvement in pore size and firmer skin in treated areas. Results can take 1-6 months to be noticeable however most people see a change after their 2nd or 3rd treatment.

How long do RF Needling results last for?

The length of results will vary person to person. As we age, naturally our skin loses laxity so with this loss of laxity, the appearance of scarring and pore size can (but not always) start to become slightly visible again.

Are there any maintenance treatments required?

Yes, maintenance treatments are suggested every 6-12 months to ensure the longevity of results from the treatment plan.

How is RF Needling different to MicroNeedling?

RF Needling uses a different needling handpiece to MicroNeedling, with a greater range of depths and more control for different parts of the face where the skin is thicker, enabling it to safely treat deeper layers of the skin for more effective results.

RF Needling also pairs MicroNeedling with radiofrequency energy, which is very effective at stimulating collagen at various layers of the skin for more anti-ageing benefits.

Do any other treatments compliment or work well with this RF Needling?

Growth factor injections is a fantastic treatment to combine with RF needling as they both complement each other; By having RF needling prior to having Growth factor injections, it creates tiny microscopic holes in the skin so that the growth factors can penetrate the skin deeper.

By having growth factor injections combined with RF needling, you will experience better and faster results. The growth factors is working on strengthening your skin structure whilst the RF needling is working to heat and contract the elastin fibres to improve texture. Results will last much longer as the skin will be strong and youthful.

What are the comparative advantages of this RF Needling as opposed to other options out there?

The RF needling works at the same depths than what your typical “resurfacing” lasers can go, without any downtime. Prior to having RF needling technology, the only options available for scarring and pore refinement were laser treatments that had 3-7 days’ downtime, which would require 6-8 weeks in between treatments. The other benefit of RF needling is the ability to adjust the depth of the needle tips throughout the treatment, it is important to focus deep & superficially to maximise results.

Is there any pre or post care needed?

Skin must be prepped on a pigment inhibiting product 2-4 weeks prior to starting. Sun protection must be worn at all times, even if not in direct sun exposure.

Are there any side effects or downtime from RF Needling?

You may have some redness for about 24 hours after treatment. Some of the treated areas might have a little bit of minor swelling, which also normally resolves the next day.

What areas can RF Needling treat?

Any area on the body can be treated. Surgical scars, acne scars, enlarged pores.

Who can be treated? And who is not suitable for RF Needling treatment?

Anybody who is prone to keloid scarring or on certain medications cannot be treated.

How much does RF Needling cost?

From $400-$650 depending on the size of the area treated ($360-$585 in a package)

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