Have you noticed that your skin has started losing elasticity as you get older? Like it or not, loose skin is a normal phenomenon that occurs because your body slows its production of collagen and elastin (two proteins responsible for keeping skin firm) with age. Luckily, cosmetic treatments can help to restimulate collagen production to improve the texture and tone of your skin.
Morpheus8 is now considered one of the most effective ways to resurface your skin. This popular treatment enhances a standard microneedling treatment by adding RF (radiofrequency). The heat from the radiofrequency reaches deeper layers of the skin to further smooth the skin and generate extra collagen.
What Cosmetic Issues Does Morpheus8 Treat?
Morpheus8 is successful at achieving a smoother, brighter, younger-looking complexion for each patient. Some of the cosmetic imperfections it addresses include:
- Skin laxity
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sun/age spots (hyperpigmentation)
- Enlarged pores
- Scars, such as acne scars
- Stretch marks and cellulite
How Morpheus8 works:
Morpheus8 uses coated micro needles to deliver RF energy to subdermal layers of the face and body tissue. Morpheus8 Body utilizes the same technology with larger size tip to treat larger areas at a deeper depth. The radiofrequency stimulates collagen to rejuvenate the skin for an improvement in laxity and texture. Morpheus8 also improves the appearance of scars, stretch marks, and cellulite.
Morpheus 8 Treatment areas:
- stretch marks
Candidates for Morpheus8
People who wish to improve the tone and texture of their skin with a minimally invasive procedure are typically great candidates for Morpheus8. Although it is not recommended for patients who are pregnant, nursing, prone to scarring, or have a skin infection, Morpheus8 is considered gentle enough for most patients in good health. Unlike many comparable skin treatments, Morepheus8 is safe and effective on people of all skin tones, including darker complexions.
Morpheus8 Procedure Details
After numbing the treatment area to keep your skin comfortable during the procedure, Dr. Mune Gowda slowly slides the Morpheus8 handpiece over your skin. This handpiece features dozens of tiny needles that puncture your skin (but do not cause any lasting damage). The lengths of the microneedles can be adjusted (from 0.5mm to 8mm) to reach different depths of skin for a customizable experience.
In the coming weeks, your body starts generating extra collagen to repair the miniature puncture wounds, which in turn helps to rejuvenate your skin overall.
There is usually no associated downtime with Morpheus8 treatments. This procedure is done in the office using either topical anesthetic or local injected anesthetic. Redness and swelling in the treatment area is expected for around 2 days post procedure.
Treatment time/cost for Morpheus8:
Dependent on the treatment area(s).
3 treatment sessions 4-6 weeks apart are recommended for best results. Patients may begin to see results 4 weeks after their first treatment session, results will improve over 8-12 weeks after their last treatment in a series of 3.
How long do the effects of Morpheus8 last?
After your initial three treatments, most patients enjoy improved skin texture for one to two years. If you would like to maintain your results for the long-term, we recommend that you schedule a touch-up appointment about once per year.
What makes Morpheus8 better than traditional microneedling?
The inclusion of radiofrequency is what makes Morpheus8 a supreme skin rejuvenation procedure. The heat from RF also superficially “hurts” the skin, which generates more collagen and elastin production than what traditional microneedling can produce on its own.
How much does Morpheus8 cost?
The price for Morpheus8 depends on the size of the treatment area, as well as the number of treatment areas. After listening to your aesthetic concerns during a consultation, our team can provide you with a quote so you can decide if Morpheus8 fits your budget.
Can I expect instantaneous results from Morpheus8?
The transformation achieved with Morpheus8 is more gradual. It takes a few weeks for the new collagen to develop and start to thicken, smooth, and brighten your skin. Accordingly, if you are aiming to rejuvenate your skin ahead of a special occasion, seek treatment early enough that the benefits will be visible by then.