You can’t escape the specter of aging skin, but don’t worry—you can fight it! For most of us, these changes first appear as fine lines that aren’t super noticeable. When we rub our eyes and notice how thin and loose the skin feels is when a lot of us start to notice we’re aging.
Using the cutting-edge Morpheus8 RF microneedling platform, we have the best technologies available to improve loose or sagging skin and leave you with a youthful glow. RF microneedling treats any area of the body where you’re experiencing changes in your skin’s texture.
A quick RF microneedling overview
Traditional microneedling uses a special tool fitted with needles (don’t worry, each little needle is thinner than a piece of human hair!) to create controlled punctures on the surface of the skin on the face, neck, and chest. To be clear, you’re not going to feel like you’ve got a bunch of holes in your skin! The punctures are microscopic in size, just big enough to stimulate your body’s natural healing processes.
An advanced version of microneedling, RF microneedling takes this tried-and-true procedure and adds the benefit of radiofrequency energy for effective skin tightening in North Myrtle Beach. RF microneedling is FDA-cleared and scientifically proven as safe and effective. It produces both immediate and progressive results without the need for a lot of social downtime.
Why is collagen important?
Aesthetic facilities like ours use a variety of technologies and techniques intended to stimulate production of new collagen. Collagen is responsible for many biological functions in mammals, but we love it because it provides the structural support for connective tissues, muscles, and skin. To put it simply? Collagen makes skin strong, supple, and youthful 💗
How is RF microneedling different from microneedling?
The heat produced by radiofrequency energy stimulates the production of collagen and elastin far more effectively than microneedling alone. It takes the efficacy of the original procedure and boosts it, making it one of our favorite treatments!
RF microneedling TREATS A VARIETY OF SKIN ISSUES
With RF microneedling in North Myrtle Beach, we achieve better results for a wide array of skin concerns. You will be thrilled with the total rejuvenation of your skin after treatment with one of our RF microneedling devices. Acne scars, loose skin, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and other common skin issues are no match for Lutronic Genius and Lumenis Legend Pro!
RF microneedling TARGETS DEEPER LAYERS OF SKIN
The skin is separated into three basic layers: epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis. These layers, and how they factor into your skin’s outward appearance are important factors to consider when you’re undergoing any kind of skin treatment.
The outermost layer, the epidermis, is what traditional microneedling reaches. Microneedling with added radiofrequency energy, on the other hand, delivers heat energy deep into the dermis layer for the most effective collagen and elastin stimulation.
RF microneedling IS CUSTOMIZABLE
The aesthetic experts at Touch MedSpa customize RF microneedling treatments to each patient’s skin. We adjust the puncture depth and level of RF energy used based on your unique skin needs and goals. We are also the best in the area at treating your active acne breakouts!
Am I a good fit for RF microneedling near me?
Great for patients at nearly any stage of their life, Morpheus8 RF microneedling is one of the most advanced skin rejuvenation devices available in North Myrtle Beach. Touch is proud to be a premier provider of RF microneedling, which is a handheld skin remodeling device that addresses a wide variety of concerns in a short period of time!
Whether you have stubborn scar tissue or would simply like a revitalized, refreshed appearance to help you feel your best, Morpheus8 RF microneedling can provide the tightening and toning effect your skin is craving.
Benefits of RF microneedling
At Touch MedSpa, we understand our patients are looking for an effective treatment for concerns like loose skin, fine lines, and skin texture. RF microneedling is a safe, gentle treatment for all of that and more! Because their skin is rejuvenating at both a surface and cellular level, our patients see improvements in the following common skin concerns:
- Acne scars
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Loose or sagging skin
- Irregular texture
- Enlarged pores
- Uneven skin tone
- Sun damage
- Cystic Acne
What is RF microneedling like at Touch MedSpa?
RF microneedling is one of our favorite treatments to address overall skin quality, fine lines, acne scarring, and pore size.
After applying a topical numbing cream, your Touch provider will gently glide the microneedling device across the treatment area. The Morpheus8 RF handpiece creates tiny “micro-wounds” in the skin, which prompts the body to undergo a natural healing process. Over the following weeks, your body will generate new collagen and elastin to help “remodel” the area and improve the texture and tone!
During your initial consultation with Touch skin experts in North Myrtle Beach, we will give you a comprehensive, educational overview of RF microneedling and determine together whether it will best meet your needs and why.
What happens to my skin after RF microneedling near me?
Following your RF microneedling procedure, you could experience some swelling, bruising, and redness. Generally, side effects are mild enough that patients can get back to their day immediately!
You’ll want to avoid wearing makeup, using abrasive skin products, or submerging in pools for around 72 hours following the session. Activities like this could expose your skin to harsh chemicals and bacteria, which may cause adverse reactions as your skin recovers from the treatment.
You also need to intentionally avoid sun exposure or use strong protective measures when going outside. Wear at least SPF 30 on your skin whenever you are going to be exposed to sunlight (yes, even through a window). Your skin is extra sensitive to sunlight after treatments with RF microneedling in North Myrtle Beach.
We will walk you through each and every detail of the aftercare for your RF microneedling treatment. That includes recommendations for skincare products and detailed instructions on best practices for washing your skin, applying sunscreen, using makeup, and more. Our goal is to make your aesthetic dreams come true AND to educate you on all things skincare so you can maintain the incredible results from the treatments we offer.
When to expect results after RF microneedling
While the exact time frame of your results from microneedling with radiofrequency will vary, most patients do notice some effects within the first few weeks. The healing process is progressive, so with time, after your series of three treatments, your results will begin to compound. Generally, you can expect to see final results after 3 to 6 months. Those results tend to last about a year, so we usually recommend yearly maintenance appointments for upkeep.
The Perfect Combo Treatment for RF microneedling
Another treatment we’re highlighting this month is the CO2 Laser, and surprise surprise, there’s a good reason for that!
As we’ve already mentioned, one of the single biggest benefits of microneedling is its ability to stimulate the growth of collagen and elastin. It is a powerful way to prevent the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with minimal downtown. Likewise, CO2 lasers use a combination of heat and the creation of microchannels to induce the growth of collagen and elastin.
RF microneedling for CO2 Laser Maintenance
The results of CO2 Laser therapy are significantly more intense than that seen with microneedling and therefore more downtime. However CO2 laser treatment is a dramatic improvement over older traditional laser resurfacing therapies that required as much as 4 weeks of healing time in addition to months of redness.
With CO2 treatments, there is noticeable redness and swelling for about 48 hours. The skin may appear pink for a week or so after treatment. Dryness can be seen with both microneedling and CO2 laser treatments but it is easily remedied with moisturizers.
Microneedling and CO2 laser therapy will minimize fine lines and even out differences in skin tone whether due to scarring or sun damage. They break up scar tissue and improve the appearance of scars from acne or other skin trauma.
Both treatments improve blood flow and tissue rebuilding by allowing the formation of new collagen and blood vessels. Microneedling can be used before or after CO2 lasers to provide continued collagen and elastin stimulation. Microneedling can be done any season of the year, making it a great to use throughout the summer months.
Schedule Your Appointment for RF microneedling Near You!
Looking and feeling your best only takes a Touch! Our extensively trained and personable staff is dedicated to providing the best support for our patients. Whether you’re googling “microneedling near me” or coming into our office, we’re here for you. Your skin journey starts here with a free in-office consultation.
We’ll discuss your concerns and goals, so we can create a one-of-a-kind plan to optimize your every visit.
For instant treatment recommendations, you can also try our virtual consultation tool!