Does Radiofrequency Microneedling Work for Sagging Skin?

Board-Certified Cosmetic Surgeon Serving Ann Arbor, Plymouth, Canton, Brighton, Detroit & Nearby Michigan areas

Posted: February 2, 2021
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Yes, microneedling can tighten mild to moderate sagging skin. Microneedling is a great choice for those who want firm, vibrant skin, especially on the face and neck. As we get older, our skin produces less collagen, causing wrinkles, fine lines, volume loss, and sagging. However, microneedling helps combat this process by strengthening the underlying fibers of your skin.

A young woman in full makeup with beautiful skinAt the Michigan Center for Cosmetic Surgery, we use Morpheus8, a subdermal adipose remodeling device (SARD) that helps contour and remodel subdermal tissue. During treatment, the device uses several micropins to penetrate the skin and release radiofrequency (RF) energy, which stimulates the production of both collagen and elastin. It also jumpstarts your body’s natural healing process while simultaneously tightening your skin. Morpheus8 provides significantly better results than traditional microneedling systems because it utilizes radiofrequency energy, and the micropins penetrate deeper into the subdermal tissue.

Microneedling is one of the best non-surgical treatments for sagging skin and a variety of other skin issues, including:

  • Acne scarring
  • Stretch marks
  • Sagging skin
  • Wrinkles
  • Fine lines
  • Discoloration

In addition, Morpheus8 microneedling can be used to treat these conditions for a variety of skin types and all skin tones. Even if your condition was determined to be untreatable using laser resurfacing or chemical peels because you have a darker skin tone, Morpheus8 radiofrequency microneedling is still an option. Before we begin treatment, we apply a numbing agent to the area being treated, making the process more comfortable. Most patients see results within 1-3 sessions and the average recovery time is about 1-3 days.

For more serious cases of sagging skin, microneedling can be used in combination with other skin-tightening treatments to strengthen your results . At the Michigan Center for Cosmetic Surgery, we offer other minimally invasive solutions for sagging skin, including FaceTite, AccuTite, and BodyTite.

Schedule a Complimentary Microneedling Consultation Today

If you are considering a microneedling treatment to improve your skin, reduce excess fat and sagging skin, call the Michigan Center for Cosmetic Surgery today at 734-971-0262 to schedule a free consultation. Double board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. West is passionate about helping you achieve an elegant, natural look. She can create a custom treatment plan that addresses your specific concerns and goals. We proudly serve patients from Brighton, Ann Arbor, Plymouth-Canton, and the rest of Michigan.