While your skincare products can help you address some skin concerns, many people find that OTC products simply aren’t powerful to address some issues. If you have concerns about hyperpigmentation, acne scars, wrinkles, and fine lines, then a treatment like Morpheus8 RF microneedling at Fundamentals MedSpa may be an ideal treatment option.
Morpheus8 is a unique treatment that combines the power of radiofrequency energy and microneedling into a single, comprehensive treatment plan that can easily address your skin concerns. This treatment device uses fractional radiofrequency energy and 24 microneedles to penetrate the deepest layers of the skin. Both elements of this treatment can be customized to suit your skin type and the severity of your aesthetic concerns.
When your skin is exposed to this combination of energy and micro-injuries, it responds by reducing fat deposits and stimulating natural collagen production. This radiofrequency microneedling device can be used on virtually every area of the face where you are experiencing scars, skin laxity, or wrinkles. The overall result of your treatment will be smoother, tighter, and more youthful-looking skin.
For radiofrequency microneedling, one of the best treatments to add to your treatment plan is PRP. PRP uses the power of your body’s regenerative blood plasma to kick-start healing and encourage the formation of collagen, elastin, and fibrin on the skin’s surface. While the RF microneedling treatment works from the inside out, the PRP treatment can refine the appearance of the skin to reduce deep wrinkles, lines, scars, sun damage, and more.
The main benefit of this treatment is that the treatment device works with the natural processes of your body to reverse visible signs of aging and scarring. The collagen produced by this treatment is natural and builds up gradually over time, so the results of your treatment will also look natural. Other important benefits of this treatment include:
Scars from acne and even stretch marks are often associated with a lack of collagen in the skin. For both of these types of scars, the scar will typically form because there is not enough collagen produced when the skin is healing or stretching. However, when you use a treatment device that increases collagen production, you can minimize the appearance of textural scars.
You can also address hyperpigmentation scars with this treatment. By itself, microneedling is a very effective way to turn over new skin cells, which will fade the appearance of post-acne marks like hyperpigmentation and erythema. Even dark spots from sun damage can be addressed with this treatment.
Some patients find that this treatment can also help reduce acne breakouts. Exposing your skin to radiofrequency energy may result in reducing the activity of oil glands within your skin, which can reduce the excess oil production associated with some types of acne. Acne on the face and on the body can benefit from this treatment.
Although Morpheus8 cannot reduce large deposits of unwanted fat, it can minimize pockets of fat in small areas of the body. This treatment is frequently used to reduce fat and loose skin in areas such as the underarms, chin, and bra lines. Many patients use this treatment to reduce fat and skin laxity on the cheeks and jowls as well.
While the primary treatment area for this device is the face, many patients also use this treatment to correct skin laxity on the neck, unwanted fat beneath the chin, loose skin on the chest, and cellulite on the buttocks and thighs. This treatment device can also be used on the abdomen to tighten loose skin. This treatment device is even delicate enough to be used on the area around the eyes and mouth.
For optimal results, it’s usually recommended to schedule at least three treatment appointments. Your initial treatments will be scheduled several weeks apart so your skin has time to build new collagen and recover after each treatment. To maintain your desired results, you may want to schedule an annual appointment every 12 months. You can always schedule additional appointments if you need to.
The results of this treatment will typically last for one to three years. The severity of your skin concerns, lifestyle factors, and your unique biology will determine how long your radiofrequency microneedling results will last. Activities such as smoking and unprotected sun exposure can cause the collagen in your skin to break down prematurely, which means you may need to have touch-up appointments more frequently to maintain your desired results.
Aside from discontinuing the use of tobacco products and wearing sunscreen every day, there are a few things you can do to ensure your results last for as long as possible. For one thing, using skincare products formulated for your specific skin concerns can help reduce hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and acne breakouts. You should also focus on keeping your skin moisturized since hydrated skin looks younger.
You may also want to consider other aesthetic treatments between your radiofrequency microneedling appointments. You can use treatments such as HydraFacial, chemical peels, IPL therapy, and dermaplaning to keep your skin looking young and fresh between your touch-up appointments.
In general, your treatment appointments will take 30 to 60 minutes. The length of your appointment will depend on how many areas of the face you are treating. Only treating the eyes or the area around the mouth will take 30 minutes, whereas treating the full face or also treating the neck can take an hour.
This treatment is well-tolerated by most patients. Before your treatment begins, a topical anesthetic will be applied to your skin so you are comfortable throughout the treatment. This treatment is considered minimally invasive.
Before your treatment, you should limit your exposure to sunlight, tanning beds, and self-tanning products for at least 24 hours. At least 48 hours before your appointment, you should stop using chemical exfoliants. At least one week before your appointment, you may need to stop using certain medications and supplements that have blood thinning side effects.
For at least one to two weeks after your treatment, you will need to avoid tanning beds and direct exposure to sunlight. You should wear SPF daily, keep your skin moisturized, and use gentle skincare products without chemical exfoliants. You will not be able to wear makeup for at least 24 to 48 hours.
If concerns like acne scars, fine lines, and wrinkles are making you feel self-conscious about your skin, it may be time to consider an advanced treatment like RF microneedling. This treatment can be paired with PRP to maximize your results. The results of this treatment can last for 12 to 36 months on average.
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