Radiofrequency Microneedling – Is It the Right Treatment for You?
Have you thought about getting a facelift but don’t relish the thought of surgery? Or maybe you have other skin issues such as acne scars, stretch marks, or fine lines and wrinkles and thought there was no way to get rid of them. Thankfully, there is a solution – radiofrequency microneedling.
You may have heard of microneedling before. It is sometimes referred to as the vampire facial and is a favorite of Kim Kardashian, according to a New Beauty article in 2021. Radiofrequency or RF microneedling takes this skin rejuvenation treatment to the next level. Before we talk about the benefits or if it’s the best option for you, let’s answer a more basic question.
What is Radiofrequency Microneedling?
Radiofrequency microneedling combines two aesthetic treatments to provide optimal results. A device with fine needles passes over the skin during the procedure to create tiny punctures. This initiates a process called controlled wound healing which stimulates collagen production and skin rejuvenation. At the same time, radiofrequency energy is emitted. This energy penetrates deep into the skin to further stimulate collagen production and causes the skin to contract and tighten. At Vive, we use Morpheus8 to provide RF microneedling treatments.
The Morpheus8 is an FDA-cleared, fractional microneedling device that uses radiofrequency energy to remodel the skin. The device provides uniform delivery and deeper needle penetration than other radiofrequency microneedling devices to deliver more effective treatments.
The Morpheus8 has 24 coated needles that penetrate the subdermal tissue, coagulate fat in the treatment area, and contract connective tissue. Simultaneously, it delivers directional RF energy to generate bulk sub-necrotic heating in the dermis. The Morpheus8 can penetrate the skin up to 8mm and provide clinically proven RF energy to treatment depths up to 7mm.
The Morpheus8 can be used almost anywhere on the face or body to rejuvenate and contour the skin. The device has two hand pieces – Morpheus8 for smaller treatment areas and Morpheus8 Body for larger and deeper tissue treatments. RF microneedling with the Morpheus8 is safe for all skin types with minimal downtime or risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
Radiofrequency microneedling treatments provide multiple skin rejuvenation benefits.
Collagen plays a key role in the firmness and elasticity of our skin. Unfortunately, once we enter our 20’s, collagen production begins to decrease. The controlled wound healing and RF energy that the Morpheus8 provides help stimulate and increase collagen production.
Younger Looking Skin
Aging and environmental factors can create the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, mouth, and forehead. Radiofrequency microneedling can reduce the appearance of these and give your skin a more youthful appearance.
A Facelift Alternative
Sagging skin can cause you to look older than you actually are and have you contemplating a facelift. While the result may not be as drastic as those from a surgical procedure, the Morpheus8 can provide significant improvement to sagging around your neck, chin, and jowls. RF Microneedling can also reduce excess fat from the arms, bra line, and other areas.
Minimize Acne Scars and Stretch Marks
Acne scars and stretch marks can cause you to be self-conscious and have a negative impact on your confidence. Radiofrequency microneedling with Morpheus8 can be effective in reducing the appearance of both. In addition to reducing acne scars, it can also help prevent future scarring. Morpheus8 shrinks oil glands under the skin to reduce the excess oil production that leads to acne. RF microneedling breaks up scar tissue and fibrous tissue, resulting in increased elasticity and firmer skin to reduce the appearance of stretch marks.
Radiofrequency Microneedling and the Morpheus8 at Vive
Want to find out if RF microneedling is right for you? The Morpheus8 is safe for all skin types, including darker skin tones that tan easily and rarely burn. Those individuals with mild to moderate skin issues such as sagging, fine lines and wrinkles, stretch marks, or acne scars will benefit from RF microneedling treatments. Other options should be explored if these issues are severe.
Vive Aesthetics and wellness is proud to add radiofrequency microneedling treatments to their extensive selection of aesthetic services. The best way to find out if RF microneedling is the best treatment for you is to schedule a consultation. We will evaluate your issues and assist you in creating a treatment plan to effectively address them. Our goal is to make you look and feel your best. Contact us today!