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 Aesthetic Enhancements Plastic Surgery and Laser Center, 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
"Best Breast Aug Doc in Orlando - I've basically wanted a breast aug all my life. After doing research and reaching out to multiple friends, I chose Dr. Soto. His practice is very clean and well-decorated which shows professionalism. Dr. Soto is a very professional and respectful man. I felt extremely comfortable with him and everyone in his office during this entire process. During my pre-op visits I had a huge list of questions- all of which were addressed thoroughly by either Dr. Soto or one of his nurses, Leinny and Romi. Dr. Soto is very busy but will take the time to answer questions for you and provide thorough explanation. I am 5'2 and 110 lbs and very athletic, I wanted a more natural look- not too big, likely 32C. Dr. Soto immediately made recommendations based on my physique and thoroughly explained to me why. We went with the safest options- under the muscle, moderate profile Mentor silicone gel implants with incision at the crease. No, he did not have any sizers for me to try on and did not tell me what size he was going to give me. He did inform me that he would not give me a size that my body would not allow for. I did not have an issue with this, as I trusted his reputation and experience.At the day of my surgery I was extremely anxious, but his staff did a great job of calming me down and making sure I was okay. After the procedure I was fine- just felt like a did 500 push ups with 135lbs on my back (expected). His post-op instructions and very thorough and some say might be extreme. I listened to and followed ALL instructions to a T- this is VERY important. I was not allowed to raise my heart rate for 4 weeks and was not able to lift weights for 6 weeks. I had about 7 post-ops to date. I did not feel near 100% "normal" until about 8-10 weeks in. I am currently 4.5 months post-op and I am lifting weights completely normally (except for chest exercises, per instructions). I am completely in love with my results. I went from 32A to 32C or D. I am still unsure about the size, I have purchased some 32C and some 32DD. But I am SO happy! I would recommend Dr. Soto to anyone wanting the best of the best. I believe he is considered a bit "pricey" but I can assure you, you are paying for the very best in Orlando and I trust that I will be happy with these results in years to come."- F. / RealSelf / Mar 24, 2020
"Amy is beyond amazing. I needed Botox and filler and was a little nervous about it and the possible side effects. She took her time to inform me of all of my options and what would be best for me to keep a natural look. I am also not a fan of needles, but her technique is gentle and I was comfortable. I highly recommend Amy for all of your aesthetic needs. She is professional and so friendly, I would never go anywhere else!!"- M.L. / Yellowpages / Mar 03, 2020
"I had an explant/breast lift done. I am extremely happy with the results. Dr. Soto is very professional and knowledgeable. The staff was amazing, especially Romie. Thanks for the wonderful results!"- E.M. / Yellowpages / Feb 23, 2020
"I absolutely love this office and the staff. I had a breast augmentation with breast lift a year ago with Dr. Soto and I couldn't be happier with the results, they look natural looking and I am so much more confident in my swimwear now. He is the best! Also, Amy the Nurse Practitioner is just amazing, I have gone to her for botox and filler. She is just so professional and charming. Having never done these procedures before, she did an excellent job of educating me about the different options and common known side effects and helped me to choose the right type and amount of filler/botox to give me the most natural look. I get so many compliments of how refreshed I look. I highly recommend this office for all your aesthetic needs! -Monique B."- M.B. / Yelp / Feb 07, 2020
RF Microneedling Ideal Candidates
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
RF Microneedling Procedure Technique
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 with RF Microneedling
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.
RF Microneedling 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.