Whenever the deeper layers of your skin are damaged or injured due to burns, severe acne, or trauma, your body quickly produces new collagen to repair it. Unfortunately, scars can form during the healing process. Visible lines, marks, pitted holes, or raised tissue that looks different to the rest of your skin can remain even after the wound has been healed. Although they fade with time, scars are typically there for life. If you don’t like the way a particular scar looks or it’s located in a place that’s difficult to conceal, aesthetic treatments can help to minimize it. Morpheus8 collagen remodeling at Nashville’s Nashville Plastic Surgery Institute is one of the most effective cosmetic procedures for treating scars. Here’s how our innovative microneedling techniques can revamp your facial skin.

Microneedling is a popular tool for resurfacing the outer layer of skin to enhance its tone and texture. This is a non-surgical technique that is generally low-risk and doesn’t require much downtime. The standard microneedling technique creates tiny, surface-level pinpricks with very fine needles to stimulate the creation of new collagen and elastin. Your skin gradually improves in quality, becoming more supple, firm, and radiant over time.

At Nashville Plastic Surgery Institute, we combine the traditional microneedling technique with the power of radiofrequency energy delivered via the needles to a precise depth in the targeted areas.

By adding radiofrequency to heat the inner layers of the skin and tighten tissue in the treatment area, results are optimized. The Morpheus8 radiofrequency microneedling treatment is preferred by patients who want to address their scars, but who don’t want more dramatic and involved laser resurfacing or chemical peel options.

Morpheus8 is an ideal method for significantly improving the look of a range of scars—from surgical to trauma to acne—but it’s best to have a consultation with an experienced plastic surgeon who can assess your scar and determine the best course of action.

In addition to addressing skin texture issues, microneedling is also used to improve the look of fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores, hyperpigmentation, and sagging.

Interested in learning more about scar treatments available from our practice in Nashville? Set up a microneedling consultation with a plastic surgeon at Nashville Plastic Surgery Institute by calling us at 615-932-7700 or submit a contact form.