Derm Appeal Blog

Skin resurfacing treatments can enhance the appearance, texture, and tone of the skin while removing damaged layers and promoting healthy skin cell regeneration. Many techniques can be used, including chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and laser treatment, however many of these procedures can result in potential complications and may not be appropriate for all skin types.

Developments in aesthetic medicine devices and technologies have yielded novel treatment methods that allow clinicians to perform minimally and non-invasive procedures that can significantly improve the appearance of the skin with no downtime. One such treatment is radiofrequency microneedling, which has become increasingly popular in the field.

Radiofrequency Microneedling

Traditional microneedling treatments or collagen induction therapy (CIT) utilize mini needles to puncture the skin, creating small channels that the body heals by spurring collagen production. Radiofrequency microneedling combines fine needles and radiofrequency waves to cause additional skin damage and enhance the skin regeneration benefits. Morpheus8 is one of the most popular subdermal adipose remodeling devices (SARDs) as it delivers the deepest fractional treatment penetrating tissue up to 8mm.

What Are the Benefits of Morpheus8 Treatment?

The novel aesthetic device can reshape the skin, restore a youthful appearance, and eliminate scarring as part of a non-invasive procedure with virtually no downtime. It has been shown to effectively target fine lines, wrinkles, stretch marks, hyperpigmentation, cellulite, and hyperhidrosis.

According to previous research, the technique can effectively improve acne scarring, reduce wrinkles with longer-lasting effects than Botox injections, and smooth skin texture while minimizing pore size. Furthermore, the Morpheus8 device can be used on the skin and tissue of both the face and body.

Ideal Candidate Profiles

Patients in good health with early signs of aging are considered ideal candidates for radiofrequency microneedling. Unlike other resurfacing methods, the Morpheus8 device has been classified as safe for all skin types up to and including VI with little risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). However, individuals with skin infections, moderate to severe skin diseases, hypertrophic scarring, and those that are pregnant, taking anticoagulants, or receiving radiation therapy should avoid the treatment.

Key Takeaways

An increasingly popular method of skin resurfacing treatment, radiofrequency microneedling, has become even more effective with the introduction of the Morpheus8 device. The technique is frequently recommended to patients looking for improvements in skin texture, tone, laxity, and appearance.


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