Is RF Microneedling Painful?

By October 4, 2021 No Comments
Radiofrequency microneedling–more commonly known as RF microneedling–is a form of microneedling that reaches deeper below the skin’s surface. This means that the controlled damage is more than on the surface of the skin. It is ideal for improving the appearance of acne scars, sun damage, and aging. When a master esthetician describes the procedure to patients, a frequently asked question often follows, “Is RF microneedling painful?”In technicality, the procedure is more painful than traditional microneedling. However, in practice, patients barely feel the procedure because topical numbing cream is applied beforehand. This keeps the procedure nearly painless and most patients remain perfectly comfortable throughout the treatment.Patients may feel the pressure of the device against their skin and some may experience some minor discomfort if they have sensitive skin, or towards the end of the procedure. To account for this, your master esthetician will adjust the settings of the microneedling device for each area. This prevents the microneedles from penetrating too deeply or causing too much damage. It also limits pain.Overall, RF microneedling is not a painful procedure. Your master esthetician will use topical numbing creams and various techniques to keep the treatment as painless as possible. To schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online using Price Simulator®, chat, and contact form.
Dr. Craig Jonov specializes in plastic surgery of the face, breast, and body and has decades of experience providing the top surgical and non-surgical cosmetic services.