The vast majority of people experience skin conditions at some point in their lives, and some of the most common ones include acne or acne scars, enlarged pores, and wrinkling due to age. At Reflections Skin and Laser Center in Cartersville, GA, we offer the market-leading Morpheus8 RF Microneedling therapy, which can reduce and reverse these effects. Let’s explore how RF microneedling works and whether it’s a good option for you.
What Is Morpheus8 RF Microneedling?
The Science Behind Morpheus8
When your body is injured, it produces more of the protein collagen in order to heal the skin and tissue of the area. By using tiny needles to prick the affected area, we trick your body into thinking that there is an injury, even though there is no visible damage done. It will start to produce more collagen than the microscopic wounds require, thereby restoring your skin to its plump and youthful state.
Microneedling alone can address many common conditions such as age or sun spots, wrinkles, enlarged pores, and unevenness. During Morpheus8 treatment, it is combined with radiofrequency therapy, which treats the deeper tissue that can’t be addressed by surface-level microneedling. The tiny openings created allow the RF waves to pass through the skin and target cells in the deeper layer, the dermis.
While you may have heard of microneedling as a treatment for signs of aging in the face, it can be used for many different areas of the body. A great number of our patients choose to have radiofrequency microneedling on their submental area under the chin, the jowls, or the jawline, but any area can be targeted. For example, we can smooth out your abdomen or thighs and reduce the visibility of stretch marks that may occur after birth.
The treatment is not only great as an anti-aging therapy but can also work well on younger people who may suffer from acne or acne scars. This distressing condition can result in reduced self-esteem, so it’s important to resolve it quickly. In addition, the combination of microneedling and radiofrequency can get rid of enlarged pores.
How It Works
Despite the fast and long-lasting results, Morpheus8 is not an invasive treatment and doesn’t require a general anesthetic. That’s why it is suitable for almost everyone who suffers from skin problems, and you won’t need to follow complicated rules before and after your appointment.
Preparing for Treatment
To get started, you will have an initial consultation at your clinic. We will speak to you about your condition, the areas you feel could benefit from the treatment, and what you hope to achieve. Once we’ve checked your medical records and confirmed that you’re a good candidate, we will book in your appointment.
You won’t need to do much to prepare, but we may ask you to stop taking certain medications one week before treatment to make sure you won’t experience any side effects. You will receive information on what kinds of hair removal techniques to avoid and how to protect your skin from UV damage in the weeks before treatment.
When you arrive at the clinic, we will apply a numbing cream to the treatment area to make sure the whole process is pain-free for you. You may feel some pricking and warmth as the device moves over your skin, but not pain. After your first appointment, you will already start to see some results, but in many cases, we recommend three treatments, each 4-6 weeks apart, as this usually produces optimal results.
Aftercare and Results
The results of your radiofrequency microneedling treatment will show up gradually, so you may experience changes up to three months after your final appointment. Because of its noninvasive nature, you can return to your regular routine the day after your treatment, and aside from applying a rich moisturizer, you won’t have to do much in terms of aftercare. Just remember to keep the area out of the sun and protect it with sunscreen.
Who Is RF Microneedling Right for?
If you have an active infection, problems with wound healing, or acne cysts, we may recommend an alternative, as this treatment may not be suitable. In case you are currently pregnant, we will also advise you to wait until after your baby is born. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t attend the initial consultation and learn more about how this therapy could work for you post-pregnancy.
Renew Your Skin and Achieve a Healthy, Youthful Look
Morpheus8 RF Microneedling is a revolutionary treatment designed to stimulate collagen production in both the upper and lower layers of your skin. It combines the popular and effective microneedling technique with radiofrequency therapy to renew your skin both on the surface and in the deeper layers of the tissue. If you want to regain the smooth and taut skin of your youth, RF microneedling could be what you need. Contact us today at Reflections Skin and Laser Center in Cartersville, GA, to schedule your consultation.