What is Morpheus8?
The Morpheus8 microneedling treatment uses a combination of radiofrequency (RF) and microneedling to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin at a deep level.
Collagen and elastin are the two proteins that keep your skin youthfully elastic and firm, and as we age, the production of these proteins decreases, which leads to wrinkles and saggy skin. Morpheus8 can be used almost anywhere on the body to slow these effects and tighten the skin to redefine and tone the skin for a youthful, vibrant look.
Candidates for Morpheus8
Morpheus8 is an ideal non-invasive skin tightening treatment for almost everyone. The Morpheus8 treatment can address sagging skin on your face, neck, thighs, abdomen, arms, legs, and even chest.
The main qualifications to be a well-qualified Morpheus8 patient are to be in good health with no active skin conditions. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should also wait to receive treatment until they are no longer. People of all skin types and colors are eligible for this procedure, since it doesn’t use laser light energy that might be absorbed by melanin.
Before you undergo your procedure with Morpheus8, you’ll be examined to ensure you’ve got no active acne, infections, or other complications that might make you not a good candidate for this procedure. You’ll also receive a consultation about which treatment is best for your specific concerns, from stretch marks to acne scarring and excess fat in certain areas.
Morpheus8 is a specialized handheld device that has many tiny pins with radiofrequency (RF) transmitters in their tips. During treatment, these many tiny computerized needles will penetrate deep into the skin and heat the skin at a deeper level than other microneedling procedures. As these small needles administer RF energy, the tissue will be heated, and the body’s natural healing process will begin. The healing process involves collagen and elastin production. As collagen and elastin are produced, the treated area will be naturally resculpted and redefined for a more youthful appearance.
For 3-5 days after treatment, it is not uncommon to experience mild swelling, redness, and peeling around the treated area. Apply moisturizer frequently and avoid direct sun exposure to speed up your recovery from these side effects and avoid negative side effects from hindering your results.
Results of Morpheus8
The increased collagen production from Morpheus8 leads to gradual improvements in skin texture, loose skin, and issues like acne scars that will take up to 3-6 months to fully develop. However, you will start to see changes within a few weeks or even a few days, depending on the area treated and how your body responds to that treatment. A minimum of 3 treatments will be needed for optimal results.
Recovery Steps after Morpheus8
The microneedling treatment provided by Morpheus8 requires no set amount of downtime, but the side effects of swelling and redness may prompt some people to avoid work or social activities for up to several days following their appointment. We recommend wearing a moisturizing broad-spectrum sunscreen for the week following Morpheus8 if you are going to be exposed to the sun at all, as well as moisturizing and cleaning the treated area regularly.
If you want to improve the appearance of sagging skin and eliminate signs of aging, Morpheus8 can help! Schedule a consultation with Olga Nazarov, PA-C, at Glamour Medical Aesthetics in the Miami and Aventura, FL area by calling 786-505-9514 or filling out an online contact form.