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What is Skin Resurfacing?

Skin resurfacing is a minimally-invasive skin treatment designed to reduce wrinkles, improve the texture and strength of the skin, and address blemishes such as age spots or acne scars. Skin resurfacing also tightens and firms the skin, leaving it looking more youthful, fresh, and radiant.

Skin resurfacing can be accomplished with a variety of treatments. We provide treatments to dramatically boost collagen production with the combination of effective microneedling and RF energy, which heats the underlying layers of skin and further triggers the body to produce new, fresh and elastic skin.

At Tansavatdi Facial Plastic Surgery, we provide Morpheus8 microneedling treatments.  Morpheus8 has a stronger focus on tightening the skin, decreasing small fat deposits, and improving the facial contours.

How Does RF Microneedling Work to Resurface The Skin?

Morpheus8 is a microneedling device that contains ultrafine microneedles in a small cartridge to create tiny, invisible, micro-injuries into the skin. These tiny holes in the skin trigger the body’s natural healing process–a significant boost in collagen production. At the same time, the RF energy is emitted from the device, which even more dramatically boosts collagen production by heating the underlying layers of the skin. 

The collagen remodels and renews the skin from the inside out, resulting in clearer, firmer, tighter skin and a refreshed, more radiant appearance.

What Are The Benefits of RF Microneedling Skin Resurfacing? 

  • Overall skin improvement
  • More balanced, even skin pigmentation
  • Tighter, firmer skin
  • Better skin tone and texture
  • Reduced signs of damage from the sun
  • Minimized lines and wrinkles around the eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Reduced acne scarring and stretch marks
  • Smaller pores 
  • Suitable for any skin type or color
  • Minimally-invasive, safe treatment
  • Short recovery period

What Can I Expect During The Skin Resurfacing Procedure?

We will provide a topical anesthetic before your treatment to ensure you’re comfortable.  
Once the topical numbing cream and any additional measures added for your comfort are in place, we will apply the handpiece to the targeted areas.
The fine needles will penetrate the skin, creating micro-injuries. While this is happening, the RF energy will be delivered through the needles. You will feel a warming sensation, and a cooling device may be simultaneously used during the treatment.
Once the RF microneedling is complete, we may apply active topical ingredients, such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or platelet-rich fibrin matrix (PRFM) to achieve increased benefits, as the skin absorbs these more deeply after microneedling.

Your treatment may take thirty minutes to an hour, depending on the depth of treatment and the number of areas being treated. We recommend at least three treatments to achieve optimal results.

Skin Resurfacing Aftercare

After your treatment, you may see small, pinpoint dark scabs and slight redness for a few days or a week. You may also experience some swelling and bruising, which usually fades quickly. Patients can return to their usual routine and activities the day after treatment. However, it’s best to wait 1-3 days before wearing makeup. Use moisturizers without any chemicals or fragrances for the first 1-3 days, and avoid sun, heat, and exercise that could cause sweat and dirt to clog the pores during this time.

Am I A Good Candidate For Skin Resurfacing?

Skin resurfacing with RF Microneedling is for men or women with mild to moderate skin laxity, early jowls,  fine lines and wrinkles, and other skin concerns. This treatment is generally safe for all skin types and colors. You are likely an ideal candidate if you meet the following requirements:
• You are generally in good health
• You have no current breakouts or skin infections 
• You do not smoke
• Your skin laxity is not severe
• You do not have an excessive neck wattle
• You do not have very low, hanging jowls

Why Choose Tansavatdi Facial Plastic Surgery For Skin Resurfacing?

Dr. Kristina Tansavatdi is a double board-certified plastic surgeon whose reputation for excellence in the aesthetic field is well known. She achieves natural, elegant results and dedicates her expertise to providing the stellar outcomes her patients expect. At Tansavatdi Facial Plastic Surgery, our treatments are customized to match your individual needs, while making the experience pleasant, welcoming, and warm. We look forward to working with you and providing your skin resurfacing treatments. Please call today for a consultation.

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