Microneedling Pen

Microneedling is a minimally invasive skin treatment involving a small, handheld device that creates tiny punctures in the skin’s surface. This process stimulates the skin’s natural healing response, increasing the production of collagen and elastin, which improves skin texture, tone, and overall appearance. Microneedling effectively reduces the appearance of lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation. It can also boost the overall health and vitality of the skin. At our medspa, we use high-quality, sterile needles to perform microneedling, ensuring the safety and comfort of our clients. Our team of trained Arike professionals is dedicated to providing customized treatments that meet the unique needs of each individual client.


What's the Science Behind Microneedling?

Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that involves a device equipped with fine needles to inflict tiny, controlled punctures or micro-injuries in the skin’s surface. This treatment is also known as collagen induction therapy (CIT). The science behind microneedling revolves around its ability to stimulate the body’s natural wound-healing processes and promote skin rejuvenation. Here’s a breakdown of the science behind microneedling:

  • Collagen and elastin production: When the microneedles puncture the skin, they create microchannels or small wounds. The body responds to these injuries by initiating a wound-healing response. As part of this process, fibroblasts, which are cells responsible for collagen and elastin production, are activated. Collagen is a protein that lends the skin its firmness and elasticity, while elastin allows the skin to bounce back after stretching. By boosting collagen and elastin production, microneedling can improve skin texture, tone, and overall firmness.
  • Increased absorption of topical products: Microneedling can enhance the absorption of topical skincare products. The microchannels created during the procedure allow for better penetration of serums, creams, and other topical treatments. This increased absorption can make these products more effective in addressing many skin concerns, including fine lines, wrinkles, and pigmentation issues.
  • Neovascularization: Microneedling also promotes the formation of new blood vessels in the treated area, a process known as neovascularization. This improved blood supply can enhance skin health and aid in delivering oxygen and nutrients to skin cells, further supporting the healing and rejuvenation process.
  • Skin remodeling: Over time, as the micro-injuries heal, the skin undergoes a process of remodeling. This means the skin gradually becomes smoother, more even in tone, and less marked by fine lines, scars, and other imperfections.

Our skincare experts use sterile, medical-grade devices to ensure safety and reduce the risk of complications. The depth of needle penetration and the choice of specific needles can be adjusted based on individual skin concerns and goals. Microneedling is commonly used to address fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, stretch marks, and overall skin texture and tone. Multiple treatments are often required to achieve the desired results, and the procedure may be combined with other skincare treatments for optimal outcomes.

Electric Muscle Stimulation (EMS):

At its core, EmpowerRF uses EMS technology, which has been widely researched and used in various medical and fitness applications. EMS sends electrical impulses to muscles, mimicking the action potential that comes from the central nervous system. This causes the muscles to contract, similar to what they would do during regular physical exercise.

Targeted Muscle Activation:

One of the key advantages of EmpowerRF is its ability to target specific muscle groups selectively. Whether it’s the abs, arms, thighs, or glutes, the treatment can be customized to focus on areas that need toning and strengthening. This is particularly beneficial for individuals with limitations that prevent them from performing certain physical exercises.

Rapid and Continuous Muscle Contraction

The handheld applicators used in Tone deliver rapid bursts of electrical impulses, inducing quick and continuous muscle contractions. This is designed to maximize the efficiency of the treatment, essentially compressing weeks or even months of workouts into a single session.

Intensity Control:

The light energy helps in tightening the pores, which not only makes them less visible but also less prone to trapping oils and bacteria, further preventing acne.

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Safety and Customization:

EmpowerRF is an FDA-approved, non-invasive procedure. The treatment is designed with safety in mind, allowing patients to adjust the intensity according to their comfort level. This ensures a safe and personalized treatment experience.

Comprehensive Results:

The science behind EmpowerRF allows for a multi-faceted approach to body contouring. Not only does it strengthen and tone muscles, but it also offers the added benefit of sculpting the body, providing a more defined and contoured appearance.


EmpowerRF is a scientifically backed, safe, and highly effective treatment for those looking to strengthen muscles and achieve a toned, sculpted body. Its use of EMS technology, combined with the ability to target specific muscle groups and control intensity levels, makes it a comprehensive solution for body contouring and muscle strengthening.

Safety and Customization:

EmpowerRF is an FDA-approved, non-invasive procedure. The treatment is designed with safety in mind, allowing patients to adjust the intensity according to their comfort level. This ensures a safe and personalized treatment experience.


Microneedling creates thousands of microscopic channels, damaging the skin to naturally go into repair mode. New collagen and elastin cells are renewed from the inside out. Adjustable needles with lengths from 0.2 to 2.5mm are used for a more customized treatment. Topical solutions can also be applied to allow deep penetration of these active ingredients in the skin’s top layers for added benefits.

Prior to your microneedling treatment, a topical numbing cream will be applied to the treatment area to prevent any discomfort during your procedure. Many clients experience a slight vibration and scraping sensation from the device during their treatment.

After your initial microneedling treatment, you’ll notice a healthy pink glow and a decrease in fine lines. Over the next few weeks, new collagen is optimized, the skin will look firmer, and feel tighter, pores will be diminished, scarring will feel smooth, and the overall texture and condition of the skin will be greatly improved.

Microneedling is completely safe. You are made to feel comfortable during treatment. Redness may last for a few days, with some shedding as your cells repair. Following post-care at home will optimize your final results.


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