Microneedling has become a very popular treatment across the aesthetic world. But Dr. Smith has a treatment that makes microneedling even better by adding radiofrequency energy to it. Morpheus8.
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is not a new treatment. It uses hundreds of microscopic punctures across the treatment areas to trigger a wound-healing response in the skin. The actual punctures heal in just a couple hours, as the untouched skin surrounding each puncture immediately works to close the adjacent punctures. But the skin thinks there has been a wound, so it responds by creating new amounts of collagen and elastin to heal the perceived damage (although the tiny punctures are healed long before any new collagen is created).
What Does Radiofrequency Energy Add to the Process?
The addition of radiofrequency energy is what makes Morpheus8 a great treatment. When we move the Morpheus8 handpiece across the treatment areas, the microneedles create the punctures described above. But when the needles reach their full depth (which we can vary depending on the location) the tips of the needles deliver a burst of radiofrequency energy. Because of the penetration of the needles, the RF energy is delivered directly into the dermis layer (the skin’s second layer). This eliminates the need for the RF energy to penetrate the epidermis first, so the energy level delivered can be higher.
What does this do? When the RF energy enters the dermis, it converts to heat energy. If the body senses heat in the second layer of the skin it assumes there has been a wound, and it triggers the same wound response detailed above with microneedling. But because the energy is delivered directly into the dermis, this results in greater production levels of new collagen and elastin. These are the two elements of our skin responsible for the firmness, elasticity, and thickness of the skin.
With the new collagen and elastin created after your Morpheus8 treatment, your skin works to rejuvenate itself for a period of months. Plus, it’s doing it from within, without any fillers or other substances.
What Can I Improve about My Skin with Morpheus8?
These treatments improve various skin problems:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Dull tissue
- Large pores
- Uneven skin tone
- Acne scars
- Active acne
- Skin laxity
Are you interested in microneedling combined with radiofrequency energy? Then you’re interested in Morpheus8 at Smith Plastic Surgery. Please call us at (843) 705-8940 to schedule your session.