Problems such as acne scars, loose skin, blemishes, and other visible signs of aging can be difficult to resolve if you are only using over-the-counter products. Fortunately, radiofrequency microneedling is an ideal treatment for skin resurfacing and skin rejuvenation. At Reflections Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Spa, we know that Morpheus 8 RF microneedling is perfect for acne scar treatment, total acne scar removal, and smoother skin.
INMODE Morpheus 8 Skin Resurfacing
Morpheus 8 by INMODE is an advanced aesthetic treatment for rejuvenating the appearance of your skin. This minimally invasive treatment can be customized to meet the needs of your skin type and skin tone and is powerful enough to address even the most severe scarring and visible signs of aging. The key to this treatment is the powerful combination of microneedling and radiofrequency energy.
The Power of Radio Frequency Microneedling
Microneedling with radiofrequency has been a popular aesthetic treatment in the last several years. Microneedling works by creating tiny injuries on the surface of the skin that stimulate your body’s natural healing abilities, specifically the production of healthy collagen and elastin. Radio frequency, on the other hand, uses gentle thermal energy to stimulate collagen production, which can tighten skin and accelerate cellular turnover.
The combination of these treatments can achieve skin rejuvenation on multiple levels. While the microneedling aspect addresses superficial concerns, the radio frequency aspect can address the underlying causes of visible textual concerns. If you want to have smoother skin, a skin resurfacing treatment such as radio frequency microneedling is an ideal option for you.
What Can RF Microneedling Treat?
Because this treatment is so versatile, it can be used to treat virtually all areas of the face and body. For example, this treatment is frequently used to reduce visible signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles on the face, loose skin on the neck and upper chest, and even blemishes such as dark spots or photodamage from sun exposure. On the body, this treatment may even be used to reduce the appearance of stretch marks.
Can This Treatment Be Used for Acne Scar Removal?
One of the biggest benefits of this treatment is the fact that it can be used for acne scar removal. Acne scars are unique challenges in dermatology because they begin in the subdermal layers of the skin. Depending on the type of scar you have, it may be impossible to use topical creams to reduce scarring, which is why advanced treatments are often used for people who have moderate to severe scars.
Scars from acne can include rolling scars, ice picks scars, boxcar scars, enlarged pores, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, post-inflammatory erythema, and more. Most people who have scars from acne will have multiple types of scars, which is why this treatment is so effective, since it can treat all types of scars at one time.
How Does Acne Scar Treatment Work?
For acne scar treatment, this radio frequency microneedling device works by breaking up scars from deep within the subdermal layers of the skin. Many scars from acne begin beneath the visible skin layer, which is what creates the textural distortions from scarring. By stimulating collagen production in these targeted areas, the surface of the skin will improve as healthy collagen corrects the appearance of scars.
For superficial acne scars, such as erythema or pigmentation, the treatment can also turn over new skin cells, which can reduce the appearance of dark spots and blemishes.
What Can I Expect From Treatment?
Usually, your Morpheus 8 treatments will take about 30 to 60 minutes. Your treatment time will vary depending on how many areas of the face or body you’re treating. Usually, these treatments are very comfortable since you may have the option of using the topical numbing cream to prepare your skin for your appointment.
Before your treatment, you may need to stop using chemical exfoliants such as salicylic acid, retinoids, and other topical products that may cause skin irritation. You’ll also be instructed to avoid direct contact with the sun, which can heighten your risk of hyperpigmentation after radio frequency treatments. We may give you additional preparation guidelines to follow one to two weeks before your appointment.
Will I Have Aftercare Guidelines?
Usually, the most important rule to follow after your treatment is to avoid unprotected sun exposure. For the first two weeks after your treatment, you should be sure to wear SPF 30 to 40 each day. You should also avoid any chemical exfoliants and retinoids for the first week to limit skin dryness and irritation. Using gentle moisturizers can speed up your recovery.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
The number of treatments you will need to achieve your skin resurfacing goals will depend on the severity of your concerns. For example, treating some signs of aging may only require three or four treatments, which are spaced four weeks apart. On the other hand, moderate to severe scarring may require five to six treatments. We can give you a better estimate of the number of treatments you will need based on your skin condition.
How Long Do Skin Rejuvenation Results Last?
Most people will be able to enjoy the results of this treatment for at least one year, if not longer. For example, if you are addressing anti-aging concerns, your results should last for 12 months. If you are treating acne scarring, then your results may last even longer, particularly if you are managing your acne well and avoiding new scars.
Are You a Good Candidate?
Men and women of all ages are typically good candidates for this radio frequency treatment. However, if you have used certain oral medications in the last six months, if you have an active skin condition, or if you are currently pregnant, you may not be considered a good candidate for this treatment.
RF Microneedling for Smoother Skin and Fewer Acne Scars
The key to smoother skin is finding a treatment that can address all of your concerns. RF microneedling is an ideal solution to address acne scar removal and other skin rejuvenation concerns. You can generally achieve long-lasting results in only a few treatments, even for acne scar treatment.