Radiofrequency Skin Tightening Treatment for Wrinkle Reduction and Skin Resurfacing
March 28th, 2022 — by Dina Eliopoulos
As we age, we naturally lose fat in the face and skin elasticity from collagen loss, leaving us with fine lines, wrinkles, sagging jowls, and so on. And even though wrinkles and sagging skin are simply a by-product of the normal aging process, it’s also natural to want to look and feel your best.
While dermal fillers and injectables are staples in fighting against the hands of time, they can only take patients so far in terms of correction. Many patients not only want to restore volume loss and erase fine lines in the face, but more and more, my patients also want to discuss options for tightening and recontouring the face and neck.
For these patients, radiofrequency in conjunction with microneedling and/or liposuction is a highly desirable treatment to achieve these aesthetic goals in a safe, uniform, and effective way. As opposed to a surgical facelift, this is an alternative for:
- Patients too young to want such an invasive surgical procedure
- Patients who may prefer not to undergo a major surgery
- Patients who may not have enough laxity to warrant a surgical facelift
- Patients who have already had a facelift, are showing signs of relaxation and just need a little touchup
Skin Tightening Treatments that Use Radiofrequency
RF treatment for skin tightening and resurfacing is available for a wide range of areas on the face and body. During a consultation, we can help you determine which treatment option is right for you based on your current skin condition and aesthetic goals.
Morpheus8 RF Microneedling
Morpheus8 RF microneedling combines the benefits of microneedling with RF energy to target deeper tissues. During a treatment session, we gently press the tip of a handheld applicator against the skin. The microneedles penetrate the subdermal tissue up to 7mm (depth is customized to your treatment area), delivering the RF energy through the tip of the microneedles, deep into the skin’s layers to achieve results that aren’t possible with traditional microneedling.
Depending on your treatment area, there are four different microneedle tip configurations of varying sizes and depths. This allows us to treat the small areas around the eyes, lips and jawline, as well as sizable areas of the body, such as the abdomen and thighs. When treating larger areas, we can use Morpheus8 Body.
Morpheus8 Body deep tissue remodeling uses microneedles to deliver RF energy deep into the skin and subdermal layers (up to 7mm) to smooth and tighten the targeted areas. The large surface tip makes it possible to uniformly treat a wider area more quickly and efficiently. The thermal energy melts away fat and triggers new collagen production to reduce the appearance of cellulite and improve skin laxity on areas such as the abdomen, upper arms, thighs, buttocks and flanks.
Morpheus8 RF treatments are ideal for improving:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sagging skin on the face and jawline
- Hyperpigmentation and sun-damage
- Dull or uneven complexion
- Large pores
- Active acne, acne scars and stretch marks
- Loose, crepey skin on the body
Morpheus8 RF Microneedling treatments are safe for all Fitzpatrick skin types with a lower risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), which is a potential side effect of other skin resurfacing treatments. This availability to a broad range of skin types makes it an effective treatment for nearly everyone.
Combining Morpheus8 Microneedling with Other Treatments
In cases where skin laxity is a concern, Morpheus8 RF microneedling can be combined to enhance the results of BodyTite and FaceTite. The later procedures eliminate stubborn fat underneath the skin, and tighten more deeply, whereas Morpheus8 works more superficially to further facilitate tissue tightening and remodeling.
Benefits of Morpheus8 RF Microneedling
Morpheus8 microneedling providers and patients appreciate the array of benefits that radiofrequency enhanced treatments provide, including:
Morpheus8 microneedling is a great go-to treatment for people of all ages and skin tones. For younger patients it serves as a preventative anti-aging tool, and for older patients, it minimizes natural signs of aging. And for both audiences, it’s an ideal complement to Botox, fillers, and certain surgical procedures.
- Minimal Downtime
Patients appreciate the relatively short Morpheus RF microneedling sessions, which are performed right in the office. Patients also benefit from the minimal downtime and ability to resume their normal daily activities post-procedure.
- More Effective than Microneedling Alone
Find Out if Radiofrequency Treatments are Right for You
As a board-certified plastic surgeon with over two decades of expertise, together we’ll develop a personalized treatment plan to address your specific concerns, as well as answer questions you may have about the process.