Morpheus8 Radiofrequency Microneedling – Frequently Asked Questions
Thanks to celebrity social media posts, most people are now familiar with the technique of microneedling, which is used in the now famous “Vampire Facials®” to rejuvenate skin. However, new and advanced Morpheus8 has added radiofrequency technology to microneedling – to take skin smoothing and resurfacing to an entirely new level.
By combining radiofrequency with microneedling Morpheus8 can effectively reduce wrinkles and lines, eliminate pigmentation, redness and scars, and tighten and improve the texture of the skin by stimulating the production of collagen.
In this article the skin rejuvenating experts at AMAE Med Spa in The Troy, MI area answer patients’ questions about the innovative Morpheus 8 radiofrequency microneedling treatment.
How does Morpheus8 radiofrequency microneedling resurface skin?
Morpheus8 radiofrequency microneedling combines microneedling with radiofrequency energy into a single procedure.
The Morpheus8 handpiece inserts a network of ultra-fine, clinical grade needles deep into the skin, creating a series of invisible, virtually painless “micro wounds” that trigger the body’s natural healing process.
These microneedles also deliver RF energy deep into the layers of the skin. This “one-two-punch” stimulates the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin to – which is the scaffolding of healthy, youthful skin. As the skin naturally repairs itself, the deep layers of the skin are renewed and replenished, resulting in a diminished appearance of wrinkles and tighter, plumper, smoother more youthful skin.
Why is Morpheus8 microneedling called a “non-surgical facelift?”
People sometimes refer to Morpheus8 as a “non-surgical facelift” because of the procedure’s ability to deliver many of the benefits of a facelift – without requiring the patient to undergo incisions or invasive surgery. Like a surgical facelift, the Morpheus8 radiofrequency microneedling procedure tightens, contours, tones, and lifts the face – but without surgery.
In addition to its exceptional face skin tightening properties, Morpheus8 radiofrequency microneedling can also be used to tighten and tone the skin on the neck, chin and jawline (“jowls”).
Is there downtime After Morpheus8 radiofrequency microneedling?
Following Morpheus8 radiofrequency microneedling treatment there are typically tiny, almost microscopic, “micro-lesions” or “pin prick marks” in the treatment area – but there is no downtime per se. Patients may also notice slight redness in the treatment area, but they are free to return to work or daily activities immediately.
Patients are, however, advised to avoid direct sunlight in the week following RF microneedling, and should wait a day or two before applying makeup. Our caring staff will instruct patients as to which sunscreens, after-care moisturizers or skin care products should be applied to the treatment area.
Is radiofrequency microneedling safe for all skin colors?
Yes! Unlike many laser skin resurfacing treatments, radiofrequency microneedling is safe for even darker skin tones. This is because laser wavelengths are absorbed by the pigment in the skin, blood vessels and hair follicles. But RF waves remodel skin with gentle yet powerful thermal energy that is safe for all skin tones.
Can Morpheus8 radiofrequency microneedling be combined with other treatments?
At AMAE Med Spa in The Troy, MI area, we often perform Morpheys8 radiofrequency microneedling in conjunction with other anti-aging or skin rejuvenating treatments. Typically, we recommend that patients wait a few days between radiofrequency microneedling and other aesthetic treatments. We will create a customized treatment plan for each individual patient’s unique aesthetic goals.
What parts of the body can be treated with Morpheus8 RF microneedling?
The most common treatment area for Morpheus8 RF microneedling is the lower face and neck (jowls). However, Morpheus8 can be used to smooth, tighten, and rejuvenate almost any part of the body that has wrinkles, lines, stretch marks, acne scars, or unwanted pigmentation
How many Morpheus8 microneedling sessions will I need?
Every patient’s skin is different, and different skin issues may require different treatment plans. However, most of our Troy, MI area Morpheus8 radiofrequency microneedling patients can achieve optimal results after just 1 to 3 sessions.
During their initial consultation, patient’s skin will be examined and their Morpheus8 radiofrequency microneedling treatment plan will be custom created accordingly.
How long does it take to see results from Morpheus8 radiofrequency microneedling?
In most cases, Morpheus8 patients begin to observe dramatic results after just three weeks or so, as the skin heals itself and new collagen and elastin is generated. Even better, the results from Morpheus8 radiofrequency microneedling will continue to improve the skin for up to three months after treatment.
Radiofrequency Microneedling – Troy, MI area
AMAE Med Spa is among the first and only practices in the entire Troy, MI area to offer Morpheus8 radiofrequency microneedling. If you would like to learn more about the incredible Morpheus8 “non-surgical facelift,” schedule a consultation today!