Acne Scar Treatment with Microneedling RF
What is Morpheus 8® RF Microneedling?
Morpheus8® is a leading modular radiofrequency (RF) fractional microneedling treatment for acne scars that aids in skin reconstruction. Dr. Leveen moves the unique handpiece over your chosen area during your acne scar treatment at RejuveenMD.
The Morpheus8® device generates micro-wounds in your subcutaneous tissue. The small needles penetrate your skin, sending out RF energy to speed up the healing process.
Microneedling and RF energy work together to start a sequence of naturally occurring healing processes. When you have a wound, these are the same things that happen. Cells regenerate fast and begin the formation of new tissues, including collagen. Morpheus8 RF® microneedling can improve scar appearance and even eliminate acne scars over time and with a series of treatments.
What is the Virtue RF® Microneedling?
VirtueRF® has a longer pulse duration and more pulse settings than the majority of other RF Microneedling hand parts, as well as the ability to switch off the RF energy itself, which could be useful in particular treatment procedures. Finally, the more options a professional has with their equipment, the more he or she will be able to tailor a treatment to their patient's specific demands. We prefer to create individual treatment plans for our patients at RejuveenMD, thus having a variety of approach alternatives is one of the reasons we chose the VirtueRF® system.
The SmartRF handpiece has a Robotic Precision Delivery (RPD) feature that provides unrivaled possibilities for microneedling therapy delivery at a specific skin depth. The sheet mask technology that is associated with this delivery method is the Microcurrent Dual Face Mask system, which is a two-mask system that is paired with every VirtueRF® microneedling session. A wet mask is placed on the patient after the VirtueRF® session. This mask contains vitamins, antioxidants, and hydrating ingredients to help your skin seem younger. A second mask is applied, this one containing the unique Tissue X technology, which uses an ion-generated current to deliver chemicals deep into the skin.
Frequently Asked Questions
Microneedling works by applying sterile microneedles deep into the dermis of the skin. These needles create microscopic channels deep within the dermis to stimulate the natural production of collagen and deliver radio-frequency heat energy at the desired depths to promote remodeling of collagen and elastin that tightens and lifts the skin.
A benefit of RF Microneedling is that the collagen you build is your own so results are natural, immediate and will continue to improve with time. It can take up to 4-6 weeks until the full benefits are apparent.
Most providers will recommend a series of three to four treatments, spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart. To maintain results, a treatment every six months is recommended.