Can I Get Morpheus RF Microneedling If I Have A Jaw Angle Implants and Titanium Screws?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am considering treatment with the Morpheus RF skin tightening around my lower jaw and neck. They were concerned that the implants or screws might cause arcing. My records were no longer available but do you have an opinion on what you may have used in my case? The only thing you can see on dental X-rays is the screws, if that is helpful.

A: I would have no concerns about the actual jaw angle implants since they would be a silicone material which is not conductive. The screws used would be titanium. The real question ithen s whether an arch can be created between the microneedle skin contact and the much deeper titanium screw with the radiofrequency energy. I can not say whether that is a realistic possibility since there are many variables involved as to whether that can or can not happen. (energy level, depth of energy transmission, thickness of subcutaneous tissue layer between them) And even if it did arc what is its reevance other than some temporary spot sensitivity. (pain) But like all aesthetic procedures when in doubt don’t do it.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana