How Many RF Microneedling Sessions Are Needed for Hyperpigmentation?

By: Michael Klingerman, M.D.


Having hyperpigmentation and other areas of darkness or unevenness can be frustrating and interfere with your aesthetic goals. Even with makeup, pigmented areas can be difficult to conceal, leading many men and women to pursue their options for professional skin rejuvenation. At Nabi Medical Aesthetics in Scranton, PA, Dr. Michael Klingerman offers a range of skin care solutions designed to help patients tackle their unique concerns — including hyperpigmentation — and get the radiant, youthful-looking complexion they desire. One of the most popular and effective treatments for hyperpigmentation and other forms of discoloration is radiofrequency (RF) microneedling. Discover the potential results of RF microneedling here, and find out how many treatments you may need to achieve an optimal outcome.

What causes dark blotches on the face?

If you have noticed areas of blotchiness or dark patches on your face, you are not alone. This skin concern — known as hyperpigmentation — is relatively common and can be caused by a number of factors, including:

  • Age
  • Sun exposure
  • Pregnancy
  • Hormone changes
  • Underlying condition
  • Scarring

Which treatment works for hyperpigmentation?

For patients who are hoping to clear up dark spots and reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation, Dr. Klingerman may recommend RF microneedling. This transformative treatment combines the benefits of traditional microneedling with radiofrequency energy to boost the results and help patients achieve clearer, smoother, younger-looking skin.

Which types of hyperpigmentation can RF microneedling help with?

RF microneedling may be a suitable and effective option for the following types of skin discoloration:

  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Melasma
  • Dark spots
  • Sun damage
  • Age spots
  • Blotchiness
  • Rosacea

What else can RF microneedling help with?

In addition to improving areas of discoloration, RF microneedling offers patients the opportunity to address an array of skin concerns simultaneously. Some of the most common skin concerns that can be addressed, improved, or corrected with RF microneedling include:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Enlarged pores
  • Rough skin texture
  • Dry or oily skin
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Discoloration
  • Dull skin
  • Acne scarring
  • Other types of scarring

How many RF microneedling treatments does it take to improve dark spots?

On average, patients can expect to require about 3 – 4 RF microneedling treatment sessions spaced 3 – 4 weeks apart to achieve an optimal outcome. In patients with more extensive discoloration and/or other advanced concerns, additional treatment sessions may be recommended. During your initial consultation for skin rejuvenation in Scranton, PA, Dr. Klingerman will carefully assess your skin, evaluate your specific concerns, discuss your desired goals, and recommend the most appropriate number of RF microneedling sessions — or another treatment, if appropriate — for you.

Will dark spots come back after RF microneedling?

The results of RF microneedling can be long-lasting, but some patients may develop new areas of hyperpigmentation in the future associated with pregnancy, hormone fluctuations, and other factors. In these cases, an additional round of treatment can often help to once again restore brighter, clearer skin. To help discourage future discoloration after RF microneedling, patients should adhere to a healthy skin care routine and avoid direct sun exposure.

Brighten up your complexion with RF microneedling for hyperpigmentation in Scranton, PA

If you are self-conscious about dark patches on your skin and are looking for a long-lasting treatment that can give you a clearer complexion, you may be a candidate for RF microneedling. Start your journey toward radiant skin and boosted self-esteem today by calling Nabi Medical Aesthetics to schedule your consultation with Dr. Michael Klingerman for RF microneedling in Scranton, PA.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.