Posted on: 14 November 2022Share
If you want to tighten the skin on your face to reduce sagging and diminish wrinkles, but you're not ready for a facelift yet, then consider microneedling with radiofrequency energy. This type of treatment is safe for all skin types when used with bipolar radiofrequency as found with a Morpheus8 treatment. Here's how radiofrequency and microneedling work and what to expect with your treatments.
Microneedling Triggers Skin Repair
Microneedling is done by puncturing your skin with tiny needles. This is done with a device that is moved across your skin. The punctures usually aren't visible on your skin, but they are able to trigger your body's repair mode.
This means your body will produce collagen to repair the punctures and as a side effect, you can enjoy the benefits of increased collagen production on your skin that helps make your skin plumper, lifted, and firmer. You should also notice a reduction in wrinkles. Some results may be noticeable right away, but it takes time to see the final results as collagen builds and changes your skin.
Radiofrequency Energy Penetrates Deeply
Both radiofrequency treatments and microneedling can be done alone, but when they're combined, their effects are enhanced. Radiofrequency energy penetrates deep under the skin to affect tissues that microneedling doesn't reach. The energy causes collagen production that enhances the lifting and firming effects of microneedling.
The treatment is easy to endure and there isn't a long recovery period. However, you'll want to protect your skin from the sun and you'll probably need to wait a couple of days to resume wearing makeup.
The results of both treatments combined can improve skin texture, reverse sun damage, diminish wrinkles, reduce acne scars, brighten skin, diminish discoloration, improve complexion, increase skin firmness, and reduce sagging. The treatment can be combined with anti-aging serums or PRP treatments since these products are absorbed more deeply through the channels created by the microneedle punctures.
Treatments Can Be Done On Your Body, Too
Microneedling with radiofrequency energy is commonly done on the face and neck, but it can be done elsewhere on your body where you have loose skin or wrinkling. You may want the treatments on your abdomen to help shrink and tighten it after childbirth or weight loss.
A dermatologist can determine if this type of treatment is right for you and if you'll get the results you want. If your sagging is advanced, it may not go away completely, but it should be improved, so it's important to know what to expect with the results. The dermatologist can also recommend the number of sessions you'll need and estimate how long the results will last based on the condition of your skin and your age.
For more information about this type of service, reach out to a local dermatologist clinic, such as Forte Faces.