Exion RF Microneedling vs Rejuvapen Microneedling: Do the latest generation of devices surpass the last?

In the ever-evolving world of aesthetic treatments, microneedling has long been a popular and effective method for skin rejuvenation. Two prominent players in the microneedling arena are Exion RF Microneedling and Rejuvapen Microneedling, both of which we offer at Amara. Each promises to enhance your skin’s texture and appearance, but how do they compare in terms of the things that matter to patients? Downtime, discomfort, results, and overall patient experience?

Exion Vs Rejuvapen

The Exion handpiece (left) is much larger and connected to a big machine, so AI and RF can be used to deliver the treatment. Rejuvapen (right) is a smaller pen device which is entirely mechanical.

In this blog we compare the two in an honest appraisal.

What is the downtime like with microneedling devices like Exion and Rejuvapen?

One of the critical factors influencing the choice of a microneedling treatment is the downtime associated with the procedure. There is no way of avoiding it when you consider the treatment is contingent on causing controlled damage to your skin to induce your body’s own healing processes.

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There will be redness and downtime with any microneedling device.

Exion RF Microneedling boasts minimal downtime, allowing individuals to return to their daily activities sooner than many other microneedling options. This is achieved through the use of AI, which ensures the needles are used only where they are needed, and only at the right depth. The incorporation of radiofrequency technology not only enhances the efficacy of the treatment but also contributes to faster healing. When out

On the other hand, Rejuvapen Microneedling, while still offering relatively short downtime, does not match the swiftness of recovery associated with Exion RF Microneedling. You can expect to exhibit redness for a few days following each session although as your skin gets stronger, this downtime decreases.

Winner: Exion RF Microneedling

Discomfort – Is microneedling painful?

Pain or discomfort during a microneedling session is a common concern for individuals considering the procedure. Remember, no matter the device, you are having a set of medical grade needles penetrate your skin, so you will feel it. The question is whether or not it’s tolerable.

Exion RF Microneedling has an edge in this area, thanks to its combination of microneedling and radiofrequency technology. The RF component not only enhances collagen production but also helps in minimising discomfort during the procedure. This can be particularly advantageous for those with a lower pain tolerance or those looking for a more comfortable treatment experience.

Rejuvapen Microneedling, is also very well-tolerated, and no one would call it uncomfortable. However, it is an older generation machine and may not be quite as comfortable compared to Exion RF Microneedling due to the absence of the added radiofrequency feature, and AI. Some people like the comfort of a topical anaesthetic with Rejuvapen, which is not something we see as much with Exion.

Winner: Exion RF Microneedling

Results – What results can I expect with microneedling?

Ultimately, the effectiveness of any cosmetic procedure is judged by the results it delivers. At Amara, we have always been a results based clinic. We are happy to report that both of these devices are guaranteed to deliver stronger, more resilient, more elastic, tighter, and more well toned skin.

Exion RF Microneedling, with its dual-action approach of microneedling and radiofrequency, tends to produce more noticeable and longer-lasting results. The combination of controlled skin injury from microneedling and the collagen-stimulating effects of radiofrequency leads to enhanced skin texture, reduced fine lines, and improved overall tone.

Rejuvapen Microneedling still yields significant improvements in skin quality. The process is tried and tested and we have a large list of patients who are very happy with their Rejuvapen results.

Winner: Exion RF Microneedling by a nose.

Patient Experience: Exion RF or Rejuvapen?

Beyond the technical aspects of the treatments, the overall patient experience plays a crucial role in determining satisfaction.

Exion RF Microneedling, with its shorter downtime and reduced discomfort, generally offers a more pleasant experience for patients. The incorporation of radiofrequency technology contributes not only to better results but also to a smoother and more comfortable treatment process. Plus, where older devices require multiple passes over the treatment area, Exion RF requires only a single pass.

Rejuvapen Microneedling, while still providing a positive patient experience, may require individuals to tolerate slightly more discomfort and be prepared for a marginally longer recovery period.

Winner: Exion RF Microneedling


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So, how does the new generation machine match up against the older one? In 3 out of 4 of the aspects we examined, Exion RF is a clear winner for the patient. In the 4th category it’s closer, but the edge still goes to Exion. Overall, it has to be said that the newer machine, while operating on the old science, is a more attractive option for patients.

That being said, we remain fans of Rejuvapen simply because it works. It has worked for us for over 10 years and we won’t be getting rid of it just because we have a new toy. There are also people who won’t be able to have Exion RF for a variety of reasons, and for these patients, Rejuvapen remains a really potent and excellent microneedling tool.

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