RF Microneedling


The effects of aging, which causes a breakdown in the skin’s production of collagen and elastin, plus skin damage from the wear and tear of life severely impacts the skin’s overall health and appearance. Fortunately, Morpheus8 is a device we carry in our clinic in Cleveland that provides a non-invasive cosmetic treatment to help restore your skin’s complexion, contour, tone, and texture.

Radiofrequency microneedling is a deep fractional procedure we offer in
Westlake that combines two popular treatments (microneedling and
radiofrequency energy) delivering exceptional tissue results. Microneedling
involves the use of tiny needles to create controlled micro-injuries in the
skin, stimulating the body's natural collagen and elastin production, which
helps improve skin texture and reduce the appearance of scars, wrinkles,
and fine lines. In radiofrequency microneedling, the procedure takes it a
step further by introducing radiofrequency energy into the skin through the
micro-injuries created by the needles. The RF energy heats the deeper
layers of the skin, promoting further collagen production and tightening of
the tissue. This combination of microneedling and RF energy enhances the
overall results and effectiveness of the treatment. This procedure addresses concerns, such as wrinkles and fine lines, acne scars, uneven skin texture, sagging or loose skin, enlarged pores and stretch marks.

Possible treatment areas for this microneedling procedure include the face, jowls,
jawline, neck, and underneath the chin.  Additionally, Morpheus8 could target stretch marks, acne scars, wrinkles, and cellulitis on the abdomen, above the knees, and on the outer and inner thighs. It is important to note that the results vary for each individual due to the unique differences in each patient’s skin health and signs of aging.

Additionally, Morpheus8 can help treat hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis is a medical
condition that causes excessive sweating leading to social anxiety, embarrassment, and uncomfortable situations. With the Morpheus8, our clinic in Westlake can, effectively treat hyperhidrosis by desensitizing the sweat glands and eliminating excessive sweating.

Radiofrequency microneedling is considered safe for most skin types, but it's essential to consult with a qualified professional to determine if it's the right treatment for your specific skin concerns. The downtime and recovery period after the procedure may vary based on the depth of the treatment and individual skin sensitivity, but generally, it is less invasive and requires less downtime than traditional more invasive laser treatments.
  • Depending on treatment area, the procedure takes about 30 minutes and a topical numbing agent will be applied for 45-60 minutes prior to treatment 
  • You will experience erythema (redness) and swelling in the treated area which lasts for 24 hours
  • You may experience bruising or purpura (small purple dots) after the procedure which typically resolve within 1 week
  • A thin layer of Aquaphor will be applied to treated area after procedure
  • Arrive to your appointment with clean skin, makeup and lotion free
  • Avoid alcohol a few nights before procedure to minimize chances of bruising and enhance the healing process
  • Stop using retinoids 5 days before procedure
  • Avoid NSAIDS (Aspirin, Motrin, Aleve, Ibuprofen) if possible a few days beforehand
  • History of herpes or cold sores may require an anti-viral prescription prior to treatment
  • Some medications or supplements may increase the risk of bruising – consult with your provider 
  • Notify clinic with any changes to your health history or medications since your last appointment
  • You may wash the treated area with a mild soap, free from any acids or vitamin C until fully healed, about 3-5 days
  • Avoid sun exposure for the first 72 hours after procedure and wear sunscreen
  • Avoid skin irritants (products containing vitamin C, tretinoin, retinol, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic/salicylic acids, astringents, etc) until fully healed
  • Avoid strenuous activity for 48-72 hours post procedure
  • Appointments should be scheduled in intervals of 3 weeks apart and after the third treatment, discuss your maintenance plan with your provider