Microneedling has gained immense popularity in recent years as a non-invasive method to improve skin texture, reduce scars, and rejuvenate the complexion. Did you know that there are three distinct types of microneedling techniques, each with its unique characteristics and benefits? In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the world of microneedling, explaining the differences between mechanical, fractional radiofrequency, and mesotherapy techniques. We will also provide insights into the suitability of each method for various skin concerns. Plus, we will show you how to book an appointment with Tara Delle Chiaie of DCCM™ in Hampton, NH, to kickstart your journey towards healthier, more radiant skin.

  1. Mechanical Microneedling:

Mechanical microneedling utilizes a motorized pen equipped with tiny slender needles to create thousands of channels in the skin, which can be up to 2.5 millimeters deep. These channels effectively disrupt photo-aged, wrinkled, or scarred tissue, promoting the remodeling of new skin. Mechanical microneedling stands out by generating the highest number of channels per square inch of skin. However, it often leads to mild bleeding and redness.


  • Ideal for individuals seeking to correct wrinkles or scarring.
  • Effective in lightening brown pigmentation.
  • Suitable for addressing issues like crows feet, forehead lines, lip lines, and body scars.

Examples of Devices: Exceed, SkinPen Precision, MDpen, Skin Stylus

  1. Fractional Radiofrequency Microneedling:

Fractional radiofrequency microneedling employs thicker needles to transmit heat deep into the skin. This method relies on thermal coagulation of tissue to stimulate collagen denaturation and renewal. Unlike mechanical microneedling, fractional radiofrequency generates fewer microchannels but is primarily a heat-based therapy. It is known for its minimal downtime and absence of bleeding.


  • Ideal for skin tightening, lifting, and contouring.
  • Effective for scar reduction.
  • Helps reduce acne and shrink oil-producing pores due to heat damage to oil glands.

Examples of Devices: Endymed Intensif, Secret RF, Vivace, Virtue RF, Morpheus8

  1. Mesotherapy:

Mesotherapy is the least invasive microneedling option, targeting only the topmost layer of skin, approximately 600 micrometers deep. It enhances the permeability of the stratum corneum, enabling skincare ingredients like hyaluronic acid, Vitamin C, or Botox to penetrate deeper into the skin. The results are akin to a facial, providing a rejuvenated glow.


  • Suitable for individuals content with their skin but looking for a temporary boost or glow.
  • Great for prepping the skin for special events, such as weddings or vacations.

Examples of Devices: Aquagold, stamps, dermarollers, fine touch

Booking Your Microneedling Journey with Tara Delle Chiaie of DCCM™:

Now that you understand the nuances of these microneedling techniques, you may be eager to embark on your journey to improved skin health. Tara Delle Chiaie, DNP, an expert in microneedling and the founder of DCCM™ in Hampton, NH, is your go-to professional for achieving your skincare goals. To book an appointment with Tara and begin your transformative microneedling experience, simply visit DCCM’s website or contact the clinic directly (603)-783-1087.

In conclusion, microneedling offers a range of options to address various skin concerns, from deep wrinkles and scars to enhancing skin texture and achieving a radiant glow. Understanding the differences between mechanical, fractional radiofrequency, and mesotherapy techniques empowers you to make an informed decision about the best approach for your skin. With Tara Delle Chiaie’s expertise at DCCM™, you’re one step closer to achieving your skincare goals and embracing a newfound confidence in your skin’s health and appearance.

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