What is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure to reduce the appearance of skin concerns such as stretch marks, scars, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, or large pores. At VitalityMDs, we offer Virtue RF Advanced Microneedling and microneedling with hyaluronic acid.

Who is a Candidate?

Almost any healthy individual who wishes to address skin concerns such as scarring, wrinkles, and more can often benefit from microneedling. However, individuals who are pregnant or breastfeeding, have severe acne, have a history of keloids, have skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis, or have blood disorders should not receive this treatment. To learn more about this treatment and if it is right for you, contact our office today to schedule a consultation appointment.

The Microneedling Treatment

Prior to your microneedling treatment, a topical numbing cream will be applied to your skin to ensure you are comfortable during the process. A special microneedling pen equipped with many small needles will then be moved across the treatment area, creating many micro-wounds in the skin. These wounds trigger the body’s natural healing process, stimulating collagen production.

VirtueRF Advance Microneedling

The VirtueRF Advanced microneedling system with radiofrequency works to rejuvenate the skin by initialing the production of collagen within tissues. When the VirtueRF microneedling pen is used to puncture the skin, radiofrequency energy is also emitted to heat the deeper tissues. This allows for deeper rejuvenation.

Sylfirm X RF Microneedling

Sylfirm X is another option for RF microneedling that offers even greater customization. With an adjustable needle depth and a dual setting for continuous wave or short pulse wave, our aesthetic experts can customize your treatment to your exact needs. It can produce a nearly instant improvement in your skin’s texture, quality, youthfulness, and tone.


Microneedling can be easily paired with other ingredients and treatments for even better results. At our Scottsdale office, we offer the following add-ons to help personalize your treatment and help you achieve your highest skin goals:

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a complex sugar naturally found in your skin. HA is responsible for holding moisture, and keeping your skin supple, soft, and youthful. Microneedling with hyaluronic acid can be an effective way to introduce HA into the deeper layers of the skin where it’s needed to restore hydration.


PRP (platelet-rich plasma) is one of the most popular add-ons to microneedling. In fact, this treatment is sometimes called the “vampire facial.” It works by collecting a sample of your blood and placing it within a centrifuge. This process spins it down into its components so the plasma rich in growth factors can be microneedled into the skin. PRP can help support the growth of new collagen and improve the results of your microneedling treatment.


Exosomes are an exciting new therapy in regenerative medicine. Exosomes are a byproduct of undifferentiated stem cells that help support the body’s communication pathways. Paired with microneedling, exosomes can boost collagen production and improve the changes brought on by microneedling.

Microneedling Results

Following microneedling, you may experience mild redness and swelling. Healing usually takes about 24 hours, though may take up to three days depending on the extent of your treatment. Patients are free to return to work as soon as they wish but should avoid wearing makeup for 24 hours after treatment. Results should be visible 4-6 weeks after treatment once collagen stores have rebuilt.

Schedule a Consultation

To learn more about how our health and wellness services can help you, please contact us today. We will be happy to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced providers at your convenience. Call 480-425-8700.