Is Microneedling Worth it?

Is Microneedling Worth it?

Microneedling is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that improves skin texture, fine lines, wrinkles, and scars from acne and stretch marks. The National Hair & Beauty Federation 2020 Aesthetic Survey revealed that microneedling was one of the most popular aesthetic treatments.

So, is Microneedling worth it? Let’s find out!

Types of Microneedling

Did you know that there are a few different types of Microneedling?

Derma Roller

A Derma Roller has a small wheel with attached needles to be rolled across the skin. It can be used at home, but you cannot control the exact depth with Derma Roller, so results are inconsistent. The circular motion drags the needles through the skin, causing surface trauma such that skin irritation and bleeding are common. If you don’t use it correctly, there is a possibility of infection.

Cost:                   £

Pain Scale:         8 / 10

Depth                  0.5 mm

Derma Pen

Derma Pen is a small electrical device that looks like a pen. The pen is held vertically over the skin, and a small motor moves needles up and down rapidly to create micro-wounds stimulating collagen production. You can control the depth of the needle to give you more consistent results. It can be painful but tolerable.

Cost:                  ££

Pain Scale:          6 / 10

Depth:                 0.5 – 2 mm

RF Microneedling

Radiofrequency Microneedling is the latest device, combining Radiofrequency energy and Microneedling. It is also known as Fractional Microneedling.

A device such as the FOCUS DUAL uses vacuum suction technology to lift the skin slightly. Needles then penetrate the skin in a stamping action to a precise and safe depth. Radiofrequency energy is released from the needles boosting collagen production and helping to seal micro-wounds.

As Radiofrequency energy is used for skin tightening treatments, RF Microneedling will give you quicker and better results than a standalone Microneedling treatment. The vacuum suction technology helps needles penetrate the skin perpendicularly, causing less pain than other microneedling tools or devices.

Cost:          £££

Pain Scale:         3 / 10

Depth:                 0.5 – 3.5 mm

So Is Microneedling Worth it?

The answer is “Yes, it is worth it!” but results will vary depending on what type of microneedling device you use. 

From my own experience, you will get a far better result with professional microneedling treatment than with DIY Derma Roller.

Between a derma pen and RF Microneedling, RF Microneedling will give you better results, less discomfort and downtime.

If you want to learn more about RF Microneedling, please book our free virtual consultation.

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.