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
"I Have Never Been So Happy! - Dr Armando is truly a perfectionist. He did such an amazing job on my Mommy Makeover. I waited 20 years for this procedure and I never expected to be this happy. My abdomen was a mess and I was so insecure it affected so much of my happiness. He has restored my confidence and I have the cutest belly button! Best decision I have ever made to choose him as my surgeon."- J. / RealSelf / Jul 23, 2020
"So Happy I Chose Dr. Soto! I ended up with 300cc’s moderate plus profile under the muscle - Dr. Soto is an amazing surgeon. His before and after photos caught my attention when I was searching for a plastic surgeon and after my consultation I knew he was the one! I booked the same day and had my surgery two weeks later! We discussed the results I wanted to achieve and the different options for the surgery. I ended up with 300cc’s moderate plus profile under the muscle with the incision in the crease under the breast. I wanted them a bit bigger but unfortunately my skin was too tight to stretch to my desired size. I don’t blame Dr. Soto for that though, he gave me a size that would fit my body and got me as close to my goal as he could. I emphasized I wanted fullness and cleavage and he definitely gave me that. On the day of surgery he asks for a photo of your desired results so he can get as close to it as possible, and I love that approach. We didn’t talk cc size at the consultation and I appreciated that because it’s so easy to get caught up with cc’s when really the same size implant will look different on everyone. Overall I highly recommend Dr. Soto, everyone told me he was the best in Orlando and I wholeheartedly agree!"- M. / RealSelf / Jul 22, 2020
"Dr. Armando Soto is amazing! - During my pregnancy with my beautiful son I unfortunately gained more weight than my skin could handle and I was left with stretch marks, loose skin and stretch marks all over my abdomen. I visited several surgeons but as soon as I met Dr.Soto I just knew he was the right surgeon for me. I had my Tummy Tuck and Breast Lift surgery with Dr. Soto July 1st. Leading up to the surgery I was extremely anxious, worried and I had panic attacks for days before the surgery. When I got to his office the morning of surgery I was extremely nervous, but he calmed me down so well and made me feel confident. Every staff member of his was very comforting, attentive and knowledgeable. And I loved his anesthesiologist too. I’m only 2 days post op and I look amazing!! My breasts look absolutely perfect, he has exceeded all of my expectations. When they took my binder off I saw my tummy and even though I’m very swollen, I already love my results. My scar is very low, and my belly button looks amazing. I am so so so glad that I put my trust into him. If you are considering getting a TT or breast lift, I highly recommend Dr.Soto. I’m looking forward to healing completely to see my final results, but as far as I’m concerned.. he’s made me beautiful!"- P. / RealSelf / Jul 03, 2020
"Wonderful experience from booking my appointments, first consultation, pre-op, surgery day, post-op, and follow-up appointments. All of the ladies in the office are wonderful. Dr. Soto was so nice and made me feel very comfortable discussing all of my questions and concerns. I also really liked having their app that I could ask questions and would always get a quick reply from the nurses. The entire office truly cares about you. I would highly recommend (and already have) and would trust Dr. Soto and staff with any other surgeries I may have in the future! I am so happy with my results! "- Anonymous / RateMDs / Jun 23, 2020
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.