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What Is RF Microneedling?

What Is RF Microneedling? - Re-Nu Aesthetics

At Re-Nu Aesthetics, when a patient comes in with concerns about aging skin, stretch marks, skin laxity, fine lines, wrinkles, acne scarring, and sun damage, one of the options that we consider for these patients is RF microneedling with our Morpheus8 platform. Using this treatment, we can improve your skin texture, even out skin tone, help heal scarring, and renew your overall complexion. 

If you have concerns about your skin and are looking for ways to rejuvenate it, you can consider RF microneedling. This treatment is non-invasive and will allow you to return to normal activities almost right away.  

What Is Microneedling? 

Professional-grade microneedling platforms are pen-like devices that feature many gold-tipped microneedles. These needles puncture the skin and create tiny injuries, called microchannels, in the skin. When this treatment is performed professionally, these microchannels are made at very precise depths and don’t damage or tear the skin. 

As these perforations are made in the skin, the body is triggered to begin healing the area. Blood rushes to the area and fibroblasts are recruited to help with the healing process. Fibroblasts are essential for collagenases, or the production of collagen and other essential fibers. Over the next several days and weeks, collagen is created which can help to fill in scars and fine lines and to make the texture of the skin smoother. 

What Is RF Energy? 

While microneedling by itself can be a powerful tool for helping the skin to heal, radiofrequency energy takes it to the next level. RF energy is emitted through the needles of the microneedling device causing heat energy to penetrate deep into the lower layers of the skin. This causes the healing effects of the treatment to occur beyond the epidermis leading to even more effective results. 

What Can RF Microneedling Help Treat? 

Fine Lines and Wrinkles

One of the main causes of fine lines and wrinkles is the loss of collagen in the skin. When there is a weaker structure in the dermis because of a lack of collagen fibers, the surface of the skin is no longer supported in the way that it needs to be to stay smooth. RF microneedling helps to fill in wrinkles and lines by supporting the underlying skin. 

Acne Scars

When your body is healing the skin from the RF microneedling treatment, it is creating brand-new tissue. In many cases, this healthy tissue can replace the scar tissue that is left over from breakouts or other injuries. It can also help to smooth the texture to make scars less noticeable. 

Sun Damage

While many fine lines and wrinkles are a result of natural intrinsic aging, extrinsic sources such as UV light and pollution can age skin much faster. RF microneedling can help to heal sun-damaged skin by rejuvenating the skin’s surface and giving it a softer and smoother texture without as many wrinkles. 


Sun spots or hyperpigmentation can make skin appear much older than it is. During radiofrequency microneedling, the skin that is affected by sunspots or hyperpigmentation can be replaced with a new layer of skin that is more uniform in color. 

Sagging Skin

Many people develop bags underneath their eyes or sagging skin on their chin and jawline because of the effects of age and gravity. RF microneedling can help to achieve skin tightening and reduce under-eye bags and jowls. 

Where Can Morpheus8 Be Used? 

At our clinic, we use the Morpheus8 radiofrequency platform because of its effectiveness, versatility, and increased patient comfort. Because this device can be customized to help treat your specific concerns, we can use it practically anywhere on your face and body. Ideal locations for Morpheus8 treatments include:

  • Forehead
  • Cheeks
  • Jawline
  • Chin
  • Neck
  • Décolletage
  • Abdomen
  • Legs
  • Arms 
  • Buttocks

How Many Treatments Are Needed? 

The number of treatments that we recommend can vary from situation to situation. Some patients find that they are happy with the skin rejuvenation that they receive after their first treatment. However, it often takes two or more sessions to get the results you are looking for. We often recommend 2-4 treatments for patients who have never had microneedling before and maintenance treatments for patients who are eager to maintain their results. 

Once you have had one treatment, we can always reevaluate whether you need additional treatments. At our clinic, we only recommend treatments that are helpful for our patients so we can adjust treatments as needed. We schedule appointments a month or more apart so we have time to assess the results of your treatment. 

Who Can Benefit From RF Microneedling Treatments?

One of the biggest benefits of RF microneedling is that it is suitable for a wide variety of people with many different complexion concerns. This treatment can be right for individuals with light skin and dark skin, and for people of all ages. During your consultation, we may ask you questions about your family and health history to help determine if the treatment is right for you. We will also ask you what complexion concerns you have and whether the Morpheus8 is well suited to help address these problems. 

Morpheus8 for Skin Tightening and Rejuvenation

Morpheus8 RF microneedling offers some of the most sophisticated skin rejuvenation technology on the market today. This gentle treatment offers a non-invasive way to tighten your skin, reduce acne scars, and gain a glowing and youthful complexion. If you are interested in our treatments at Re-Nu Aesthetics, call or schedule a consultation online. Our glamorous cosmetic and wellness boutique in Los Angeles is here to help pamper you and give you fresh and glowing skin.