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Microneedling with RF vs. PRP: What’s the Difference?

Looking for a way to treat wrinkles, age spots, hyperpigmentation, or scarring? Microneedling is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatment that safely and effectively addresses a multitude of skin concerns. This popular cosmetic procedure helps reduce signs of aging and heal scars by stimulating extra collagen production.

*Individual Results May Vary

Traditional Microneedling

Traditional microneedling uses a device that creates microscopic punctures on the outer layer of your skin, stimulating the skin’s natural healing process. These micro-injuries result in the production of elastin and collagen, which work to thicken your skin and reduce the appearance of:

  • Acne scarring
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sun damage
  • Irregular skin texture and tone

Innovative treatments combine microneedling with radiofrequency (RF) energy and/or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to dramatically enhance the benefits of traditional microneedling.

PRP Microneedling

The procedure for PRP microneedling is similar to a traditional microneedling treatment with the enhancement of adding platelet rich plasma. While you are getting the microneedling, we also apply PRP to the skin. Platelets are one of the components of blood, located in the plasma and are vital for healing injuries. PRP microneedling is most commonly used for facial rejuvenation, but can also be used on the neck, chest, or hands.

Pros of PRP Microneedling

  • Boosts the effects of traditional microneedling
  • Allows deeper penetration of nutrients
  • Minimizes duration of post-treatment redness and swelling

Consultations Available Now

The first step is to schedule an in-person consultation with one of our highly trained providers at New York Skin & Vein Center located in Oneonta, NY, serving the surrounding New York City areas with additional offices in Norwich, Binghamton, and Cobleskill.

Simply fill out the form on this page and we will reach out to you promptly to schedule your appointment. Your journey to a healthier, happier you can start today.

RF Microneedling

Radiofrequency (RF) microneedling further stimulates the creation of growth factors by delivering RF energy through the small, specialized needles (used in traditional microneedling) as they create micro-punctures along the skin.

New York Skin & Vein Center offers the most advanced RF microneedling technology designed to deliver the results you’ll love. PiXel8 RF is a minimally invasive radiofrequency system that can be used in all areas of the body and is safe for all skin types, tones, and textures.

Pros of PiXel8-RF

  • Enhances skin tightening and scar reduction effects of traditional microneedling
  • Completely customizable – micro-needle depth and the amount of energy can be adjusted as needed
  • Low risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) in dark skin tones
  • A wider range of applications (crepy skin tightening, stretch mark reduction, and jowl and eyebrow lifting)
  • Is often also done with PRP

Which Microneedling Treatment is Best for Me?

Which treatment is right for you depends on what skin concerns you want to address. If you’re in search of a microneedling treatment that is fully customizable, smooths wrinkles, or addresses skin laxity, PiXel8 radiofrequency might be for you. An in-person consultation with Dr. Dohner or one of our experienced nurses at New York Skin & Vein Center can get your questions answered and determine which treatment option best suits your personal needs.


*Individual Results May Vary

Dr. Dohner and his team strive to provide the best experience for everyone who chooses their practice for their aesthetic and vein needs. Read why our patients love their results & experience with Dr. Dohner and his team of expert providers at New York Skin & Vein Center in New York.

Take the Next Step

To schedule your in-person RF Microneedling consultation, call New York Skin & Vein Centers at (607) 286-0672 or simply fill out the form on this page. We look forward to working with you

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