When it comes to healthy, wrinkle-free skin, you may not think of radiofrequency treatments, but that’s exactly what you can expect from this revolutionary technology. Radiofrequency skin tightening was first brought to the North American market in 2011, and amazing advancements have been made since then. Now, with the revolutionary Morpheus8, two in one treatments for skin tightening are combined to create a treatment that is more effective, time saving, and offers results that are impressive without the need for surgical procedures. With the increased popularity of noninvasive skin tightening procedures this technology has quickly moved to the forefront of aesthetic procedures. Although it’s grown quickly, becoming one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed today, the technology isn’t a passing trend. Companies are devoting time and resources to develop even more sophisticated radiofrequency devices and more physicians are now offering this effective treatment.
How Does Morpheus8 Work?
Morpheus8 is a revolutionary way to get tightened, glowing skin without the need for surgical procedures. Morpheus8 is actually two treatments in one: a microneedling treatment and a radiofrequency treatment. Both of these, combined, produce results that are superior to one single treatment.
Microneedling works by using small needles to stimulate the skin, thus encouraging collagen production, which gives you healthy, glowing skin. Microneedling also acts as a vehicle for the radiofrequency laser, as it helps to deliver the results deeper into the skin, making the laser more effective. Because of this, the radiofrequency waves can be delivered up to 4mm deep into the skin.
The radiofrequency laser treatment of the Morpheus8 is to add to the collagen production, assist in helping the skin appear younger and glowing, and to give it extra laxity.
Where Can It Be Used?
The Morpheus8 treatment can be used throughout the entire body. While many opt to receive this treatment on the face and neck, it can be used in a wide variety of places, including the following:
How Can You Benefit from Radiofrequency Skin Tightening?
Unlike surgical treatments which require downtime and a hospital stay, microneedling and radiofrequency skin tightening are both quick and easy. Side effects of this treatment are minimal and usually just involve temporary swelling, redness and tingling. Slight bruising and soreness can be expected to last for the first day or two.
Nearly anyone who wants tighter skin, or wants to delay further skin looseness, is a good candidate for Morpheus8. Still, older patients with very loose skin will probably not see enough improvement from a noninvasive treatment.
Morpheus8 is a great treatment for the following skin concerns:
- Sun damage
- Sagging skin
- Deep lines, folds, and wrinkles
- Decreasing pores
- Stretch marks
What Should You Expect from Treatment?
First, your doctor will explain the Morpheus8 experience to you, including any side effects and things to look out for. Next, you will be seated in a comfortable room, and have a numbing cream applied to the area that the Morpheus8 treatment is going to be applied to. This will help keep any discomfort to a minimum.
The Morpheus8 treatment works by first doing a microneedling procedure, which will use small needles to puncture the skin. Next, the laser is applied, reaching deep into the skin’s tissue. The recovery time from Morpheus8 is quick and easy. There may be some marks from the needles used during treatment, or some redness and itching. This is normal and should reside within a few days.
How Long Does It Take?
For Morpheus8, treatments can take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour, depending on the areas being treated. Most patients have reported results being seen after three treatments.
Treatments should be at least four to six weeks apart from each other. Then, make sure to follow up with ongoing maintenance in order to prolong the results.
Is It Painful?
Most patients do not describe the Morpheus8 treatment as being painful, although a slight discomfort may occur as a result of the microneedling portion of the treatment.