Non-Surgical Facelift: Radiofrequency Microneedling

Many people find themselves in a category where they aren’t old enough or don’t have enough aging for a facelift, yet still want to tighten and improve the elasticity of their skin. Common areas to feel heavy or “sagging” are in the lower face and neck. Radiofrquency Microneedling works by transmitting radio frequency energy through the micro needles to cause a tightening reaction deep into the tissue. This is also a great option for those who do not see results with external radio frequency from devices such as thermi or thermage. Radiofrequency microneedling also helps to decrease and tighten fat, and decrease cellulite. After the treatment, the body will stimulate its own collagen and elastin, leading to a long and lasting skin tightening effect. At Belle Vie Cerritos, we offer both Morpheus8 and Profound RF. What are the differences and which should you pick?

Morpheus8 by InMode is an advanced microneedling device that also uses radio frequency energy to tighten skin by stimulating collagen production both in the face and body. Collagen naturally diminishes with time due to several factors such as aging and exposure to sunlight or UV light which leads to wrinkles, loose or sagging skin, stretch marks, and acne marks. Morpheus8’s advanced technology makes it the first and only full-body subdermal adipose remodeling device (SARD) which means it has the ability to safely target underlying layers of the dermis in order to rebuild and remodel collagen for tighter and smoother skin!

What can I expect and will I have any side effects?

Morpheus8 is safe, non-invasive, and uses micro pins and radio frequency energy to renew the deeper layers of the skin to revitalize collagen with no patient downtime. You can return to your normal daily routine after treatment. Some mild side effects include temporary redness, light swelling, and dry, flaky skin that resolve shortly after. Just make sure to usea broad-spectrum sunscreen (which is a great everyday habit anyway!) while avoiding direct sun exposure and to moisturize treatment areas well.

Can I be treated by the Morpheus8 device?

It is safe on all skin types up to and including VI on the Fitzpatrick Skin Type Scale (Type I to VI) with little risk of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) and little to no thermal damage to the dermis which are more common with other resurfacing methods.

How many treatments will I need to see results?                 

Your treatment is individual and can vary depending on various factors like current skin quality and laxity as well as the severity of the desired treatment areas, but expect between 2-3 treatments for optimal results.



Profound RF by Candela is a state of the art microneedling device combined with radio frequency energy clinically proven to increase collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid in the skin.  As we age, skin naturally loses elasticity, collagen diminishes, and hyaluronic acid levels decrease which are the three key reasons for wrinkles, the appearance of cellulite, and stretch marks. Known as the non-surgical face lift, Profound RF beautifully targets these issues and loose skin non-invasively by improving the overall quality of skin. Its state-of-the-art technology allows for real-time, temperature-controlled radio frequency microneedling to directly focus on rebuilding lost collagen and elastin.

What can I expect and will I have any side effects?

Profound RF is non-invasive and a small handheld device is used to treat the targeted areas after a local numbing cream is applied to whichever area you’re having treated for utmost comfort. Some mild side effects include temporary redness, swelling, and bruising that go away shortly after treatment, in a few days’ time as your skin undergoes the healing process. There really is not much downtime with Profound RF which makes it an amazing treatment especially in comparison to the traditional, surgical and very invasive face-lift for wrinkles and loose, saggy skin.

Can I be treated by the Profound RF device?

It is safe for all skin types and is a great option for anyone looking to target significant signs of ageing such as wrinkles, loose and sagging skin, and jowls. It can be for anyone who wants to volumize their skin and define loose skin around their mouth, jawline, or cheeks along with minimizing visible cellulite and stretch marks. Treatment is not recommended for those who are pregnant.

How many treatments will I need to see results?

Your treatment is individual and can vary depending on various factors like current skin quality and laxity as well as the severity of the desired treatment areas, but in many cases, one treatment produces substantial results. For optimal results, it is recommended that you get annual maintenance treatments thereafter to ensure continued amazing results.

Bellevie Wellness and Medical Aesthetics offers both the Morpheus8 and Profound RF and we’d love for you to check them out! For pricing, make sure to take a look at our specials at you would like to learn more about the treatments or schedule a free consultation, please call (855) 635-0011 directly for our Cerritos and Costa Mesa locations.

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