Are you looking for ways to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, or uneven skin tone? RF microneedling is a highly effective and sought-after med spa treatment that can do wonders for your skin concerns.
Over the years, microneedling has evolved with the addition of PRP (platelet rich plasma) and stem cells. In addition to providing those services, LUX Med Spa offers the next step in microneedling with Morpheus8, an advanced microneedling treatment that utilizes radio frequency energy for amazing results.
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling, an innovative and popular skin rejuvenation treatment that improves skin’s appearance, is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that involves using a device with tiny needles to create safe micro-injuries to the skin. The purpose of microneedling is to stimulate the body’s natural healing response, which can produce new collagen and elastin fibers.
During the procedure, the device is gently rolled or pressed over the skin, creating small punctures on the skin’s surface. These tiny punctures are not deep enough to cause significant damage to the skin’s tissue, but they are enough to trigger the skin’s natural healing response. As the skin heals, it produces new collagen and elastin fibers, which can help to improve the skin’s appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, scars, and hyperpigmentation.
What Is RF Microneedling?
RF microneedling enhances the benefits of microneedling alone by using radiofrequency (RF) energy during the procedure to deliver heat to the deeper layers of the skin, further stimulating collagen production and improving the skin. The result of micro-needling and RF energy is a more youthful and radiant complexion with several benefits for the skin:
Improves Skin Texture and Tone
RF microneedling helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars by stimulating collagen and elastin production. This leads to smoother, firmer, and more even-toned skin.
Reduces Pore Size
RF microneedling can help to reduce the size of enlarged pores, resulting in a smoother, more refined complexion.
Increases Skin Firmness
The production of new collagen and elastin fibers helps to improve skin elasticity and firmness, giving the skin a more youthful appearance.
RF microneedling can help reduce hyperpigmentation and age spots by stimulating the skin’s natural healing process and promoting the growth of new, healthy skin cells.
How Does RF Microneedling Work?
RF microneedling is a quick and comfortable facial procedure with minimal downtime. Before the procedure begins, your skin is thoroughly cleansed, and a topical numbing cream is applied to minimize any discomfort during the procedure. After numbing takes effect, a medical-grade device with tiny, sterile needles is gently rolled across your face, creating small punctures in the skin.
These punctures trigger the skin’s natural healing response, which stimulates collagen and elastin production, leading to smoother, firmer skin and improved skin tone. With RF microneedling, the needles create micro-injuries, and the radiofrequency energy is delivered to the deeper layers of the skin. This energy heats the skin’s tissue, causing controlled damage to the collagen fibers. This triggers the body’s natural healing response which stimulates the production of collagen and elastin fibers.
AT LUX Med Spa, we are pleased to offer Morpheus8, a radiofrequency microneedling device for skin, tissue, and collagen remodeling.
How Morpheus8 Improves The Skin
Patients love Morpheus8 Fractionated Skin Remodeling because it is a minimally invasive radiofrequency technology that remodels collagen while coagulating adipose tissue. With only a few treatments, you can experience skin tightening and resurfacing with better results than ever before.
Morpheus8 uses burst technology which targets tissue sequentially at three levels (epidermis, dermis, and the hypodermis). This process provides a significant reduction in treatment time, minimizing skin injury and increasing treatment uniformity. By emitting a radiofrequency energy which causes skin tightening. It also adds a heating element, which promotes new collagen and elastin at a much faster rate, resulting in visible improvements like smoother and tighter skin.
How Long Does It Take To See Results?
The results of RF microneedling (like Morpheus) can vary depending on the individual and the specific concerns being addressed. However, in general, most people start to see results within a few weeks after their first treatment session. The full effects of the treatment can take several months to appear as the skin continues to produce new collagen and elastin fibers.
In terms of how long the results last, this can vary depending on several factors, including the individual’s age, skin type, lifestyle, and the extent of the skin damage being treated. However, most people can expect to see results that last for several months to a year after their treatment. LUX often recommends maintenance treatments every 6 to 12 months to maintain long-lasting results.
Is There Downtime After RF Microneedling?
After the procedure, the skin may be red, slightly swollen, or sensitive to the touch. It is often described as feeling like a sunburn. These symptoms typically resolve within a few hours to a few days. Patients are advised to avoid direct sunlight and use sunscreen to protect the skin.
Microneedling sometimes creates miniature scabs that will become visible within the first 24-72 hours following treatment. It is important to let the skin heal naturally. Any scabbing will shed once the underlying skin has completely healed.
Am I A Good Candidate for RF Microneedling?
RF microneedling can be a suitable treatment for individuals looking to improve their skin’s appearance and address concerns such as fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, hyperpigmentation and uneven skin texture. However, it may not be suitable for everyone. This treatment is not ideal for someone with an ongoing chronic skin condition, or someone who is currently pregnant, experiencing active acne breakouts or is in poor overall health.
Why choose Lux Med Spa for your RF Microneedling
Choosing the right practitioners for any cosmetic procedure is essential. At LUX Med Spa we use the only microneedling devices approved by the FDA. Not only that, but our skilled practitioners are highly trained and have an incredible reputation for their patient care and customer service. We want you to feel comfortable and at ease from start to finish during any procedure.
Our staff will spend time with you during your consultation and answer any questions you have. We will go above and beyond to ensure your comfort and optimize your results. Call 404.367.9005 to book your consultation and see what a difference RF microneedling can make for you.