Scarlet RF Microneedling vs. Traditional Microneedling: Which is Best For You?

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Microneedling is a popular skin rejuvenation treatment proven to address skin concerns like acne scars, fine lines, enlarged pores, and more. But certain advances like Scarlet Radio Frequency Microneedling can provide additional benefits. Come along as we compare each method.

How Does Traditional Microneedling Work?

Traditional microneedling, also called collagen induction therapy or skin needling, uses fine needles in a pen device to create microscopic punctures in the skin. This stimulates collagen and elastin production to smooth and plump the skin, treating a variety of skin concerns.

It also helps improve transdermal absorption of serums applied afterward up to 100x more than untreated skin alone. Microneedling promotes collagen stimulation and helps to retexture the skin to rejuvenate the complexion.

Traditional Microneedling: What To Know


  • Proven effective for variety of skin concerns
  • Stimulates collagen production
  • Affordable cost 
  • Enhances product absorption


  • Requires topical numbing
  • Limited skin tightening ability
  • Can be done on some areas of the body, but not all
  • Not suitable for those with active acne

What Is Scarlet RF Microneedling?

The Scarlet RF system is a revolutionary and innovative procedure used to deliver short pulses of radiofrequency energy in combination with microneedling to provide a minimally invasive skin treatment that actively works to stimulate collagen growth to improve skin texture and tighten the skin.

Scarlet RF Microneedling: What To Know


  • Provides skin tightening from RF  
  • Significantly improves skin texture
  • Dramatic collagen stimulation and pore reduction
  • Can be performed anywhere on the body
  • Depth and heat is customizable
  • Can be performed over active acne


  • Some patients may experience minor discomfort, especially when sensitive to heat
  • Downtime can vary 
  • More expensive than basic microneedling

Which is Best for You?

Our extensively trained skin care providers at Colair begin all consultations with a 4D Facial Imaging Scan to peer deep under the skin’s surface. We then make a recommendation using these scan results, science, and expert opinion and experience, to determine the best treatment plan for your individual concerns and desired results. The biggest difference between RF and traditional Microneedling is that RF Microneedling delivers radiofrequency energy even deeper into the skin to reach natural protein building blocks and stimulate collagen. Both treatments used at Colair Beauty Lounge and Med Spa are FDA-approved to be safe and effective.

If your goals are:

  • Tightening skin: Scarlet RF is superior
  • Smoothing fine lines: Comparable results
  • Area on the Body: Scarlet RF can be used anywhere from scalp to toe!
  • Cost concern: Microneedling more budget friendly
  • Quicker results: Scarlet RF stimulates faster collagen

Experience Skin Rejuvenation at Colair Beauty Lounge and Med Spa

Contact Colair Beauty Lounge and Med Spa to learn more about the benefits of Scarlet RF or Traditional Microneedling! Our expert providers create customized plans targeting your skin concerns for optimal, longer lasting results you’ll love.

Call 480-912-5325 today to schedule a consultation where our microneedling experts will help you decide which treatment is best for you.

Dallas Sloan and Rich Ganley

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Dallas Sloan and Rich Ganley are the co-owners of Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa. They are both passionate entrepreneurs and have extensive experience in the beauty, medical and service industries. They are blessed to lead a team of amazing professionals who are “obsessed with service” and love to “Pamper, Inspire, and Educate”! Colair was honored to be voted best mid-size business by the Gilbert Arizona Chamber of Commerce.