About RF Microneedling
Orlando, FL plastic surgeon Dr. Armando Soto offers the advanced Morpheus 8 technology to perform RF microneedling, a nonsurgical skin rejuvenation treatment that improves the skin's health and creates a youthful glow. Microneedling is a procedure that uses tiny needles to gently puncture the surface of the skin, which causes skin cells to turn over, initiating a healing process. This treatment alone can cause improvement to the surface of the skin, helping to treat and reduce the signs of aging and skin irregularities. Radiofrequency laser treatments have existed for a number of years and are popular in the aesthetics industry for their skin tightening effects. Microneedling blended with radiofrequency energy works to improve both the skin's surface, as well as utilizes heat to stimulate the creation of collagen deep within the skin to reveal a firmer, smoother surface.
About Morpheus 8
At Armando Soto, MD FACS, we frequently incorporate RF Microneedling into our patients' skin care treatments to create healthier skin, a much smoother feel, and a luminous complexion. The Morpheus 8 is a device that is engineered to combine two outstanding treatments into one. Using deep fractional remodeling, it addresses both superficial tissue and directs energy toward the adipose fat that is notorious for lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin.
"Bridget and Amanda made a super weird and uncomfortable procedure quite easy! I was really nervous, but their calming manner and conversation relaxed me. The Geneveve treatment was completely painless and there was no down time. My significant other thoroughly enjoys the results as well."- K.M. / Yellowpages / Jun 26, 2017
"Love working with Amy! She always helps me get the results I am looking for and seems genuinely happy to help me!"- K.W. / Yellowpages / Dec 03, 2019
"I couldn't be happier with not only my results but they way I was taken care of by Dr. Soto and his staff. I searched for months for a plastic surgeon. After finding Dr. Soto I knew he was the right one. I drive 3 hours round trip to see Dr. Soto and I wouldn't have picked anyone else. I have had 2 surgeries by him and both were a complete success with great results. They answered all my questions, took the time to take my numerous phone calls and emails and never made me feel like I was bothering them. I followed their Pre and post-op instructions and have had no complications. Their night nurse is amazing and so caring. I truly feel like they I am family. I would recommend Dr. Soto for all your needs."- V.C. / Yelp / Nov 29, 2019
"I couldn’t be happier with not only my results but they way I was taken care of by Dr. Soto and his staff. I searched for months for a plastic surgeon. After finding Dr. Soto I knew he was the right one. I drive 3 hours round trip to see Dr. Soto and I wouldn’t have picked anyone else. I have had 2 surgeries by him and both were a complete success with great results. They answered all my questions, took the time to take my numerous phone calls and emails and never made me feel like I was bothering them. I followed their Pre and post-op instructions and have had no complications. Their night nurse is amazing and so caring. I truly feel like they I am family. I would recommend Dr. Soto for all your needs."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Nov 29, 2019
"Talented Surgeon, Amazing Results! - I had a tummy tuck performed by Dr. Soto and I am beyond pleased with the entire experience! Dr. Soto was very knowledgeable and informative in answering any and all my questions. It is clear he takes much pride in his work and attention to details. Dr. Soto and the entire office staff are so kind and accommodating. They really take care of you from start to finish and beyond. I feel very pampered. I am (almost) 4 months post op and my results are just incredible, better than I ever imagined. I would absolutely recommend Dr. Soto to my friends and family. Choosing Dr. Soto and his practice was the best decision I could have made for my surgery."- I. / RealSelf / Nov 22, 2019
If you're 40 years old or older and are beginning to find discoloration, smile lines, age spots, and other skin problems (which include age and sunlight exposure), RF microneedling might be the perfect treatment for you. RF microneedling is a great option if you want to:
- Firm your skin, creating a more refreshed look
- Enhance skin feel, pigment, and tone
- Heal skin imperfections, such as discoloration and blood vessels
- Reduce the appearance of sun damage and age spots
- Treat acne scars and other forms of discoloration
- Rejuvenate skin for a younger, more luminous look
Microneedling utilizes an instrument (with small needles at the end) that's rolled carefully around the skin to puncture and make micro-injuries that "interrupt" the tissues and stimulate the production of collagen. Some even refer to this technique as collagen induction therapy. New skin grows as the skin begins to heal, leaving the surface looking and feeling brighter, smoother, and more refreshed. Although this process is usually done on its own, combining this innovative method with radiofrequency laser technologies has enabled us to maximize the outcomes for our Orlando, FL patients.
The technique is straightforward. The applicator that emits radiofrequency energy works by providing brief bursts of RF energy via a collection of sterile, golden micro-needles. The power is delivered via the needles, which concurrently punctures your skin and returns the electrodes on the surface of the skin. The RF energy warms at levels, which offer cumulative and continuing results.
What to Expect
Your RF microneedling session will be performed in our Orlando, FL facility. We will first apply a numbing solution to minimize any discomfort. During your procedure, the handpiece will roll over the desired treatment areas, repeating the technique until the desired outcome has been reached. Patients should anticipate tiny, pinpoint scabs to become pronounced 24 – 72 hours afterward, which will naturally disappear when the treated skin has healed. Outcomes become noticeable as skin heals over a month after having a microneedling with RF procedure. Optimal results generally necessitate 3 – 4 treatments one month apart.
Frequently Asked Questions
What areas can be treated?
Morpheus 8 can be used on any areas that can benefit from sub-dermal renewal. The most commonly treated areas include the lower face and neck. Areas of the face and body that exhibit wrinkles, discoloration, or acne scarring are suitable for treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
Depending on your Morpheus 8 treatment regimen, you can expect to have between 1 – 3 sessions. Each patient is unique and some individuals may need more treatments than others. Dr. Soto will take his time to perform a thorough assessment to help determine the appropriate number of sessions for you.
RF microneedling is safe and effective for most skin types and can be used on almost any area of the face or body. This laser treatment offers stunning results and minimal downtime compared to a surgical facelift or body lift. RF microneedling is also a great option if you want to refresh the overall appearance of your skin.
Dr. Soto will create a custom treatment plan for you after your initial consultation. He understands that every patient is different and will take the necessary time to listen to your specific concerns to help you achieve your cosmetic goals safely and effectively.
What post-treatment care is needed?
Patients should moisturize the treatment area and avoid direct sun exposure. It is also recommended that patients use a good, broad-spectrum sunscreen every day. In addition to reducing their future risk of skin cancer, sunscreens also reduce wrinkles and slow the aging process.
Plan Your Procedure
Rejuvenate Your Face
If you're trying to lessen the look of sun-damaged or aging skin, and reduce laxity, acne scars, or wrinkles, RF microneedling is a wonderful remedy with proven outcomes. Mixing radiofrequency microneedling and skin tightening, this exceptional skin repair procedure has grown in popularity and is a highly sought after, minimally invasive therapy for our Orlando, FL patients. We welcome you to contact Armando Soto, MD FACS to learn more.