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
"My recent mammogram showed leakage around my 45 year old implants. There was also severe hardened scar tissue surrounding them. I did an internet search and found Dr. Armando Soto’s site. He had the absolute best ratings! I will tell you he and his staff are super and deserve every star. Dr. Soto performed removal of old implants, cleanup of scar tissue, and then replacement with new implants.He and his staff are patient,understanding, reassuring, and caring. They answered every call text and question I had. I And my husband feel truly blessed to have been guided through my searching to have found Dr. Armando Soto. I would give them more stars if I could!!!!!"- Anonymous / RateMDs / Oct 26, 2020
"So Happy I Had the Procedure - It has been 2 months since my procedure. Amy at Dr. Soto’s Office in Orlando, Fl did the procedure and she was absolutely amazing. She injected my armpits to numb them and the procedure took about 15 minutes each arm. She set the machine to level 5, which was the highest. I applied ice for the next 24-48 hours to help with the swelling. It was uncomfortable the day off due to the swelling but very little pain as I was still numb. The next day it felt like a had a terrible sunburn in my armpits and was pretty uncomfortable but by day 3-4 the pain was pretty much gone. Swelling remained for the next week and I did get some lumps that eventually went away. About 2 weeks in I went through the purging stage which lasted 1-2 weeks. Fast forwarding to now, 2 months later, I do not wear deodorant 99% of the time. The 1% of the time to do apply very little to my right armpit as I still develop a very mild odor on a hot day. Additionally I’ve notice my armpit hair is pretty much gone. I’m super happy with the results and will decide ext summer if I want to have a second procedure done."- L. / RealSelf / Oct 20, 2020
"Anchor lift with 255cc implants - best surgeon - Only doing a review because I lived on this site pre & post op, looking for similar procedures (and I chose the best surgeon ever, so he deserves a review). I've always had saggy breast, and what I thought was extra breast tissue in my armpit region. It wasn't until I went to see Dr. Soto for liposuction that I was informed I actually had a slight breast deformity - ptosis 3 tubular breast. Dr. Soto respectfully informed me why my breast were so droopy, and that liposuction would not help get the goal I was desiring. He instead explained he could perform an anchor lift which would result in a youthful, perky and pretty breast shape. I had other consultations scheduled after him, but after speaking with him and seeing his amazing bedside manner and dedication to safety, I cancelled the others & booked my surgery with him that same day. The fact that he didn't try to also push liposuction really made me trust him and his judgement - Vs other surgeons wanting to perform any & everything, only for their benefit. He definitely has your best interest at heart & is very realistic about getting you to your goal image/body. I ended up also asking him for implants to make sure I got the shape and fullness that I really wanted. I showed him goal photos, and trusted him to make the best decision based on my body. I think he said I would be around his 3,500 breast augmentation, and his work 100% showed his talent. He's a true artist, I'm still in shock at how amazing my results are!!! My friends and family don't even believe the photos I show them are actually me. I am only 6 weeks post op and they look better every day. Photos speak for themselves. I also looked through hundreds of results from surgeons around the country, and Dr. Soto had some of the best scar results I had ever seen. Being in my 20s, that was a huge concern of mine and I am so so happy I went with him. My scars are already barely noticeable and continue to face. I only wish I had done this sooner!! The entire office (nurses, PA, coordinator, front desk) is beyond sweet, always making you feel comfortable and going out of their way to accommodate you. After surgery, Dr. Soto saw me at least 5 times within the first month to monitor my healing - just goes to show how much they really care for each patient. If my friends & family ever need any work done, I will be sure to send them to Dr. Soto and his wonderful office!!"- K. / RealSelf / Sep 20, 2020
"Lower Body Lift After 3 Kids and 65 Pound Loss - I’ve always been a yo-yo dieter. I’ve also had 3 kids that spanned from 2004 to 2016. At my highest weight I was 215 pounds. Somewhere between 2016 and 2020, I lost about 25 pounds. In January of this year, I weighed in at 188 and I decided enough was enough. So I started my journey. It never even occurred to me to get a lower body lift at that point. I just wanted to lose the weight. Well, in July, I broke into the 140’s. I was so pleased with my commitment, however I was left with a ton of skin after the babies and weight loss. I have very fair skin and have been told the fairer the skin, the thinner and therefor more saggy. Of course! I decided to go see Dr. Soto, after having a few other consultations with other doctors. I don’t know what it was but I felt more comfortable that he knew exactly how to mold me. I had my Lower body lift surgery on July 29th so I’m now 5 days post op. The first few days were rough. The first night I had immense acid reflux that wouldn’t go away. They tried, I just have a history of acid reflux and I would usually control it with Nexium. Well because my muscles were stitched and tightened, it put on that extra pressure and the acid just traveled upward. This was actually the worst part the first day. I opted for the Exparel, which I think was a huge reason I wasn’t in immense pain. It lasted for the first 3 days and now I just take a painkiller as needed, which isn’t often. Another side effect I wasn’t prepared for was the phlegm. It’s a side effect of the anesthesia but once you get that tickle in your throat, it’s very difficult not to cough. Coughing is not fun when you’ve had your muscles fixed. However, sometimes it’s necessary to rid yourself of the phlegm. On day 5, it doesn’t hurt as much as it did on day 2. So my biggest complaint up to this point has really been the acid reflux. I’m trying to learn how to control it with the foods that I eat. I’m instructed not to drink water and to opt for the fruit juices and Gatorades (something that won’t wash away those important electrolytes). Apple juice proved to be an acid builder so now it’s just Gatorade. It’s all trial and error for me right now but I wanted to share my first before and after photos with you all. Dr. Soto and his team have been very helpful, as I have had a lot of questions along the way. I was so sure he would have to do liposuction, however he did not and I’m still very pleased with my new body, even as heavily swollen as it is. I cannot wait to see my final result! You will see a pic of me at 215, then a before surgery body pic at 149 and then 1 day post op."- F. / RealSelf / Aug 03, 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.