Microneedling is a cosmetic treatment that involves fractional radiofrequency waves and microneedle pins to rejuvenate your skin. This procedure requires the uses of a device like Morpheus8®. It stimulates the production of collagen.
The treatment targets deeper layers of your skin, using controlled thermal energy. Its outcome has a uniform effect with minimal damage to your dermis. Morpheus8 has little downtime and is ideal for all skin tones.
Morpheus8 is ideal for any area of your body that may benefit from subdermal rejuvenation. The treatment is for areas exhibiting acne scarring, discoloration, or wrinkles. The most common parts where this occurs are the neck and face. Loose skin around your abdomen with fatty tissue can benefit from some tightening.
Microneedling with radiofrequency is safe, though it is not appropriate for everyone. Any skin infections or diseases are dangerous.
You are at risk if you are pregnant, taking anticoagulants, or undergoing radiation or chemotherapy. Other disqualifying issues include poor healing, hypertrophic scarring, keloids, and cold sore breakouts. Recent or current use of Accutane also keeps you off the list of ideal candidates.
The treatment happens in an outpatient setting. It requires either intumescent or topical anesthetic. A professional uses the Morpheus8 device to deliver a radiofrequency deep into the dermis.
The delivery happens through microneedles that stimulate the production of elastin and collagen. It takes roughly one hour for a single treatment. You require around 3-5 treatments at intervals of 4 weeks.
On the first appointment, the healthcare provider will inquire about your expectations and medical history. They will also take pictures of your face and other treatment areas. Their purpose is to determine the course of treatment and how to prepare for it. They may recommend oral antibiotics or antiviral medication for acne and cold sores.
The first step in the procedure is cleaning the treatment area with alcohol. Next is numbing the area with topical anesthetic at least an hour before starting. Later, they use the Morpheus8 to create microscopic channels in your skin. It uses needles to release radiofrequency waves into the dermis.
Depending on your treatment, micro-needling may last between 10 to 20 minutes. The medical personnel can apply Exosomes as an add on to encourage cell regeneration. To minimize discomfort, they will use a soothing solution. The treatment has minimal downtime. You may resume your daily routine immediately afterward.
The healthcare provider will recommend several products to care for your skin after the procedure. You will also need to wear sunscreen for a few weeks after treatment.
It helps promote healing as your skin remains sensitive to the sun for a while. Avoid wearing skin care products or makeup for the first day and resume it later. Your doctor may recommend using emollients or antibiotic creams for some time after the procedure.
For more on microneedling with radiofrequency, call Natural Results Plastic Surgery at (480) 418-5300 to reach our Scottsdale, Arizona office.