Transcutaneous Radiofrequency Microneedling in the Facial Plastic Surgeon's Practice: A Review

Facial Plast Surg Aesthet Med. 2022 Sep-Oct;24(S1):S3-S10. doi: 10.1089/fpsam.2022.0226.


Importance: Minimally invasive methods for skin rejuvenation are in high demand. A diverse array of minimally invasive devices has been developed for aesthetical purposes and should be considered to help patients achieve their goals. Observations: Radiofrequency (RF) microneedling is a safe and effective intervention for treatment of various aesthetical and dermatological conditions in all skin types. This review highlights Morpheus8 (InMode, Inc., Irvine, CA) and what differentiates it from other similar devices. Conclusions and Relevance: RF microneedling addresses aesthetical and dermatological concerns for a diverse variety of patients in whom surgical intervention may not be desired. Morpheus8 has unique technological properties and advances that make it the preferred device for many practices.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cosmetic Techniques*
  • Humans
  • Needles
  • Radiofrequency Therapy* / methods
  • Skin Aging*
  • Surgeons*