Derma roller vs RF Microneedling

Derma roller vs RF Microneedling Device

You may be confused about different Microneedling treatments. You may have questions such as: What is a Derma Roller", "What is RF Microneedling", "What does it do" and "What’s the difference"?

Derma Roller and RF Microneedling are both Microneedling treatments. Microneedling improves skin texture and treats conditions such as wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars and stretch marks. Needles penetrate the skin to create micro-wounds and stimulate the body’s healing response, boosting new collagen and elastin production.

Derma Roller home kit Microneedling

Derma rollers for home use are convenient and cheap. The needles used are very short, 0.5 mm, only affecting shallow skin layers. The needles are relatively wide, and the rolling action causes pain and trauma to the skin and a bloodied look.  A roller is difficult to use on small areas such as around the eyes.

The most important thing to remember when using a dermal roller is to sterilize correctly before and after use. If you don’t, bacteria on the needles can cause infections and breakouts.

Focus Dual RF Microneedling

The Focus Dual RF microneedling treatment is a more expensive option. Treatments are performed by a qualified practitioner. The focus Dual combines three technologies- Vacuum suction, Micro-needling and Radio-frequency. Vacuum suction increases the safety of the treatment and ensures the needle penetration depth is correct. Superfine Microneedles are inserted in a stamping action to minimise discomfort. This also allows accurate treatment of smaller areas, such as around the eyes.

RF Microneedling delivers Radio Frequency directly into the deep skin layers. The heat generated by RF energy induces dermal contraction and fibrous septa contraction. The result is greater collagen and elastin production than Microneedling alone.


About 1% of our collagen is lost every year on average, so you will need regular maintenance treatments to get the best results.

If you want a low-budget anti-ageing solution, a derma roller is ok, but always pay extra attention to prevent infection; sterilise, wear disposable gloves and store safely.

If you are looking for safe, fast and more effective results, RF Microneedling is much more effective but will be more expensive.

Anti-Ageing & Scars

We offer a range of Anti-ageing and scar removal treatments using HIFU and Radiofrequency Microneedling. Monthly anti-ageing plans of combined treatments are available to give you the best results and discounts. Invest for the future and Book an appointment today.

Setsuko Beauty Salon RF Microneedling with FOCUS DUAL

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Setsuko Takeuchi

Setsuko is a Beauty Therapist with more than 15 years experience. After obtaining an NVQ level 3 from Exeter college, she obtained further level 4 qualifications in Laser & Light Therapy Treatments CIBTAC and Skin Needling VTCT. She has also had advanced training in Intimate Waxing from Kim Lawless.