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The history of beautifying oneself dates back to the beginning of mankind. From Rome to India, physicians around the world have constantly been working on devising surgical procedures to enhance facial features through the decades. One such example you can find is the earliest facial reconstruction surgical method introduced by Roman physicians for ears, lips, and nose.
With time, these skin grafting methods evolved into more advanced procedures, and surgical treatments were replaced by non-invasive cosmetic treatments. Microneedling is one such aesthetic treatment that has been successfully used to rejuvenate your skin without causing any harm. Thanks to its less invasiveness, the procedure offers minimum downtime and no serious side effects.
Where microneedling, or specifically traditional microneedling is the most sought-after cosmetic procedure for encouraging healthier skin – Morpheus8 RF microneedling is the latest microneedling procedure that is gradually becoming more popular among people.
Microneedling may be the best way to improve your appearance without experiencing the harshness of strong chemicals, or the invasiveness of facelift surgeries. But Morpheus8 RF Microneedling is much more effective in terms of providing realistic and faster results. Let’s find out what is the difference between both of these procedures:
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a simple aesthetic procedure that rejuvenates your skin and reveals your much younger-looking self. It works by creating micro punctures in your skin with a handheld device, encouraging the production of collagen in your skin and enhancing it. Microneedling is used to treat the following skin conditions:
- Acne Scarring
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Pores and skin texture
- Hyperpigmentation or discoloration
The primary use of microneedling is for the face, but it is also useful for on other areas of your body. You can also go for microneedling sessions more than once to improve results.
The difference between Traditional Microneedling & Morpheus8 Radiofrequency Microneedling?
Microneedling is a procedure that uses a motor-powered handheld device called “Microneedling pen”, for efficient use and faster results. It also allows practitioners to adjust and control the speed and depth of needles.
However, in Morpheus8 RF microneedling, the device does not only have micro needles in it, but it also emits radio frequencies into the layers of your skin; which then causes the skin to tighten. The addition of heat promotes the production of collagen, hyaluronic acid, and elastin at a much greater level.
The difference between traditional microneedling and morpheus8 RF microneedling is essentially based on the use of radiofrequency technology, which promotes more dramatic results than the traditional microneedling. RF microneedling provides much faster results and may not even require you to book a follow-up session.
Morpheus8 Microneedling is also useful for different parts of the body including arms, neck, hands, and face to treat skin issues of these areas or cellulite.
Morpheus8 Microneedling can help with:
- Improving the appearance of cellulitis
- Treating stretch marks
- Reducing signs of aging
- Reduction dark spots
- Reducing pores
How to prepare for RF Microneedling?
Since Morpheus RF Microneedling involves the use of radio frequencies, there are certain criterias that you need to follow, in order to ensure protection of your skin from harmful side effects. And to reap maximum benefits of RF Microneedling there are a few things that you need to take care of; stay out of the sun, stop using topical medication at least 5 days before the treatment, and refrain from hair removal procedures a week before your appointment.
Post RF Microneedling Instructions
Stay away from sun exposure as much as possible as your skin is going through its natural healing process after the procedure. And even if going out in necessary, wear sunscreen of at least 30 SPF and continue wearing it for a year. Try to limit your usage of anti-inflammatory drugs or better yet stay away from them altogether. Such drugs have the ability to inhibit your skin’s healing process.
Your skin may appear red and feel irritated for a week, but it will only be temporary. The results will start showing in 3 to 4 weeks. For perfect results, we recommended you to get follow-up treatments as well, spaced 8 weeks apart.
If you have any further queries or want to book a treatment, for either Morpheus8 RF Microneedling or Microneedling, schedule your consultation today!
1. The Complete Guide on Microneedling
2. Microneedling before and after care
3. How soon microneedling results appear
4. Morpheus8 before and after
5. How long do morpheus8 results last
6. Traditional Microneedling vs Radiofrequency Microneedling
7. What Does Microneedling Do For Your Skin?
About The AuthorDr. Syra Hanif M.D.
Board Certified Primary Care Physician
Dr. Hanif is the Director of Aesthetic Medicine. She is a board-certified physician in Aesthetic Medicine who specializes in using non-surgical alternatives in order to enhance one's appearance through Botox and fillers.Read More