RF Microneedling Overview
Facial plastic surgeon Dr. Russell Kridel uses a unique skin rejuvenating technique that produces gorgeous outcomes for Houston area patients with a treatment known as Morpheus8 radiofrequency (RF) microneedling. Morpheus8 RF treatments have quickly become very popular in the aesthetics industry for the impressive skin tightening and rejuvenating results it provides. This specific type of treatment utilizes radiofrequency energy via very small sterile needles to encourage the production of collagen in the deeper layers of the skin. Morpheus8 creates a firmer, smoother surface using a stamping method as the handpiece is moved around the skin. To learn how you can achieve healthier skin, a smoother texture, and a luminous complexion, contact Facial Plastic Surgery Associates to schedule your visit.
What Sets Us Apart?
Dr. Kridel is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon who prides himself on the precise and specialized treatment of the neck and face. This award-winning surgeon has written and published numerous book chapters and scientific articles focused on facial liposuction and rejuvenation. By focusing on a singular area of the body, our surgeon can ensure patients receive the most dramatic, albeit natural, results possible. At Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, you can trust that your aesthetic goals are our number one priority, which is what sets us apart from our competitors.
"Dr.Kridel and his staff are the most amazing team out there. He performed my rhinoplasty and took care of each one of my concerns. As a senior in high school, I had no confidence when it came to my nose but after the surgery I look amazing and I’m actually more outgoing. I truly recommend him and his work. He is a very genuine person and cares for every patient. Honestly the best surgeon in Houston."- S.A. / Google / May 04, 2019
"Dr. Kridel and Dr. Caceras are perfectionists. They explained in detail my procedure. I had my facelift a week before Thanksgiving and Dr. Kridel had me come in to his office on Thanksgiving Day to see how I was healing and to check my stitches, if they needed to be taken out. I do not know any doctors that would come in on a holiday and weekends if it is not an emergency! That is the perfectionism and their standards in that office. Their entire staff make you feel very comfortable and are true professionals."- M.P. / Doctor.com / Feb 18, 2020
"I wouldn't trust my face with anyone else than Dr. Kridel; I have experienced first hand his meticulous artistry in solving my varlous facial challenges regarding lack of symmetry, chicken pox scars and now jowls. Kridel has my utmost trust and respect!"- D.S. / Healthgrades / Feb 06, 2020
"Dr Kridel is such a talented surgeon. His results were exactly as he described"- A. / Healthgrades / Feb 05, 2020
"Dr. Kridel has improved my quality of life in ways I did not think were possible. I thought my perforated septum would never be closed and he not only closed it, but straightened my nose and gave me back my self confidence."- V.N. / Healthgrades / Jan 29, 2020
RF Microneedling Procedure Technique
The process of Morpheus8 RF microneedling is quite simple. The handpiece, which emits radiofrequency energy, works by providing brief pulses of RF energy through an array of 25 sterilized, gold-plated microneedles. The energy is transmitted via the needles, which concurrently puncture your skin and circles back the electrodes into the surface of the skin. The RF energy warms at levels that offer cumulative and continuing results. To achieve optimal results, the handpiece is slowly passed over the treatment area using a stamping technique to stimulate the production of collagen. Depending on your aesthetic goals, we may recommend a serum to use on the face following treatment. To make sure you are comfortable during treatment, a topical anesthetic is applied to the skin prior to the treatment.
What to Expect After Treatment
Immediately following your treatment, your skin may appear red and feel tender to the touch. This will subside quickly as your skin heals and collagen is stimulated beneath the surface. Our surgeons may recommend a skin care regimen to expedite your healing and help your skin remain radiant. It is important that patients use facial sunscreen after treatment and henceforth, as the sun can comprise the health of your complexion. Optimal results are typically achieved 2 – 3 weeks after your Morpheus8 treatment.
RF Microneedling Frequently Asked Questions
How much does RF microneedling cost?
The cost of your Morpheus8 RF microneedling session could vary according to the number and size of your treatment area(s). After a consultation with a member of our team, we will discuss your goals and determine the cost of your procedure. Facial Plastic Surgery Associates proudly accepts a wide variety of payment methods and may be able to help you apply for financing.
How many treatments do I need?
While each patient's skin and aesthetic goals are different, most patients achieve beautiful results with 1 – 4 sessions. During your consultation with one of our surgeons, we will be better able to determine the number of treatments you need.
Who is an ideal candidate?
If you're in good overall health and beginning to notice skin laxity on your face and/or neckline, Morpheus8 RF microneedling may be the right treatment for you. Morpheus8 is also a great option for those who wish to firm their skin, enhance their overall facial appearance, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and reverse mild sun damage and age spots.