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Insulated vs. Non-Insulated Microneedles – Which one is better?

1st March 2021

Insulated Vs. Non-Insulated Microneedles – Which One Is Better?

What is Radiofrequency Microneedling?

So, let’s start with the basics of what Radiofrequency Microneedling actually is: essentially tiny needles are used to puncture the skin, creating a physical action that stimulates collagen. This result is supercharged when the needle emits Radiofrequency to also HEAT the skin. I know! It’s amazing the things we do to ourselves in the pursuit of healthy skin! 

Focus Daul Insulated Microneedles inserting RF into skin

What are the benefits of Radiofrequency Microneedling?

A whole host of textural and ageing concerns such as acne scars, skin tightening, stretch marks, open pores, and wrinkles can be treated with Radiofrequency Microneedling. Both the needle action and the heat action lift, firm, and tighten the skin, but the more heat you have the BETTER the results get. How much heat you get is dependent on whether you use an insulated needle or a non-insulated needle. 

Insulated vs. Non-Insulated Microneedles – What is the difference?

Non-insulated microneedles emit Radiofrequency energy over their entire surface area allowing both the upper and lower layers of the skin to be heated all at once. Insulated microneedles have a layer of insulation around them, allowing the heat only to be emitted from the end tip, heating just the lower layers of the skin.

Insulated vs. Non-Insulated Microneedles – Pros and cons

Non-insulated needles are believed to give a better result due to the increased heating they apply to several layers of the skin at once. Non-insulated needles are also believed to reduce pinpoint bleeding and the risk of infection post-treatment, as small capillaries in the upper layers of skin are sealed in this heating process. Learn more about our Focus Dual Radiofrequency Microneedling Machine which uses non-insulated microneedle technology. 

What else should I look for in a Radiofrequency Microneedling Machine?

It’s important to pick a device with varying needle depths and radiofrequency settings to allow you to customise your treatments to every skin concern. The needle size is also very important, Focus Dual uses superfine microneedles creating a safer treatment with less bleeding and discomfort versus other devices. Having vacuum assistance on your handpiece can also really help stabilise the microneedles for safer and more precise treatments, especially useful around the delicate eye area. Wondering what qualifications, you need for Microneedling? – read our blog.


In conclusion, the difference between insulated and non-insulated needles is the amount of heat you can apply across the skin layers, the more heat you achieve the better your results.

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