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Are Professional Microneedling Treatments Worth It?

July 13, 2021

Professional microneedling vs at home

Microneedling treatments are a great way to rejuvenate and improve the skin’s overall appearance with minimal pain and no downtime. The popular treatment works by creating tiny microscopic skin injuries along the skin’s surface, which triggers cellular repair factors like collagen and elastin. As the micro-injuries to the surface of the skin heal, skin damage and scarring are repaired.

While microneedling appears simple enough, there are certain benefits one cannot obtain from DIY treatments. Professional microneedling treatments are safer and produce more noticeable results with far fewer treatments, and our newest anti-aging device, the PiXel8-RF, can give you even better results in less time.

Professional Treatments Yield Better Results Every Time

DIY Microneedling efforts at home will produce minimal results at best, while professional treatments provide visible results in as little as one treatment. At-home microneedling treatments are unable to provide the same effective results for two key reasons:

Needle Size

At-home microneedling devices are typically less than 1mm in length, while professional microneedling devices often use needles between 1mm to 3mm. The longer needles used in professional treatments create more controlled wounding, which triggers the healing responses in the skin differently. Because of the extreme difference in needle length, professional treatments can produce more noticeable results. Long needles can be hazardous in amateur hands, which is why you should never attempt to use professional-grade equipment at home.


When it comes to dermal rolling and microneedling, the technique used by a licensed technician cannot be replicated at home. You will never be able to obtain the degree of experience of a dermatologist or aesthetician who has been trained adequately from a YouTube video or a blog post. Professionals have performed microneedling treatments on various skin types, leaving them with the necessary skill set to make adjustments based on specific skin concerns.

Treatments Can Be Done Less Often

Professional microneedling treatments can be done less often with more intensive results by combining professional-grade microneedling equipment with a professional technique. A single professional microneedling treatment every 3-6 months is typically ideal for most patients, while at-home microneedling requires consistent and frequent treatments with little-to-no results.

Results Are Far More Superior To DIY Treatments

Professional microneedling treatments are a virtually painless procedure that will give you smoother, firmer, and younger-looking skin. Significant benefits of occupational microneedling therapies include:

  • Reduced wrinkles and fine lines
  • Improved acne scars
  • Reduced appearance of stretch marks
  • Reverses the signs of aging
  • Brightened overall appearance
  • Increased collagen and elastin production
  • Strengthened epidermis
  • No downtime
  • More affordable than laser therapies

At-Home Microneedling Can Be Extremely Dangerous

Microneedling devices in the hands of an amateur can be extremely dangerous as the process of creating skin injuries with a foreign object can quickly introduce and spread bacteria into the skin. The risk of infection is exceptionally high since the punctures microneedling creates in the skin can act as the perfect channel for bacteria to lodge into the epidermis.

Professional microneedling minimizes the risk of infection because providers are trained to thoroughly and adequately sterilize tools while performing the treatment in an entirely sterile environment.

Microblade Radiofrequency (RF) Skin Therapy With PiXel8-RF

Microneedling treatments are ideal for anyone looking to improve the appearance of scarring, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, fine lines, and more without any treatment downtime.

At Radiance Skincare & Laser Medspa, we are proud to offer our clients the best microneedling treatments possible. Our newest anti-aging device, the PiXel8-RF, combines microneedling with radiofrequency to give you even better results with less downtime than traditional Lasers. The outcome of this advanced technology is the elimination of irregular pigmentation, tightening of dermal collagen, and visibly smoother skin.

Microblade radiofrequency (RF) needling skin therapy improves your complexion by lifting, tightening, and rejuvenating the skin simultaneously for incredible results every time.

To learn more about SkinPen treatments or whether microneedling is right for you, contact us today to schedule a skin evaluation with Radiance Skincare & Laser Medspa.

Schedule a Consultation and receive a $50 coupon for your initial treatment package at Radiance!