medical facial asthetics

Do you want to look younger? Most people do. That’s because looking younger isn’t just about physical attractiveness. It’s also about feeling better about your appearance and the impression you’re making on others. When we look younger, we also look more energetic and less tired and worn out. Those subtle changes can have a major impact on the way others see us, both socially and professionally. For a long time, turning back the hands of time meant plastic surgery or another relatively invasive option, like chemical peels. But today, there’s another way to help your skin look firmer, more toned and more youthful. It’s called Morepheus8©, and it uses a combination of microneedling and radiofrequency energy to rejuvenate skin so you look and feel your youthful best. Here’s how it works.

What is Morpheus8?

Morpheus8 is a state-of-the-art skin rejuvenation system that helps stimulate your skin’s healing processes — specifically, its ability to produce collagen, one of the building blocks of youthful, healthy skin. Collagen fibers are what gives your skin its “bounce” and firmness. But as we age, our skin produces less and less collagen, resulting in sagging skin, lines, wrinkles, and a more worn-out appearance overall.

Morepheus8 uses microneedling technology to stimulate collagen production. Microneedling uses a series of super-thin, small needles to create a series of “controlled injuries” in your skin. Since collagen is part of skin’s natural healing process, when your skin “senses” those tiny “injuries,” it responds by producing more collagen in the treatment area. Over time, increased collagen levels help your skin look and feel firmer and more resilient.

But microneedling is just one part of what Morpheus8 is all about. The Morpheus8 system enhances the effects of microneedling by adding radiofrequency energy to the mix. As the microneedling process penetrates skin’s upper layers, it distributes a tiny current of radiofrequency energy to help promote additional collagen production and stimulate other rejuvenating processes, for results that are more noticeable and can last longer than microneedling alone. Although microneedling penetrates the deeper layers of skin where collagen is produced, it doesn’t harm the upper layers, so you can feel confident in your results.

Skin Tightening with Morpheus8

 

What problems can be treated with Morpheus8?

Morpheus8 is very versatile, and it can be used to treat an array of issues on your face and body, including:

  • wrinkles
  • discoloration
  • acne scars and other scars
  • loose or sagging skin
  • uneven skin texture
  • stretch marks
  • post-care surgery to eliminate scarring

Plus, because it’s so safe, Morpheus8 can be combined with other skin rejuvenation treatments for an overall regimen that’s tailored specifically for your needs and goals.

What results can I expect?

You’ll see the initial results of your treatment within a few days, as skin looks smoother and feels softer. Collagen remodeling takes about three weeks to show noticeable improvement, and that remodeling process will continue for about three months, helping your skin look firmer and smoother over time. While you can see benefits with just a single treatment, depending on your goals, you might see the most benefit with up to three treatments.

Is there any downtime?

Morpheus8 uses a fractionated delivery system, which means it delivers treatment to a fraction of the skin instead of treating the entire surface. Fractionated energy delivery allows patients to achieve the same effects as full-surface delivery, but with less downtime and less risk of skin damage. With Morpheus8, you’ll have some redness afterward, similar to a sunburn, and you may have some mild swelling. Both of these will resolve within a day to a week, and you can apply makeup within a day or two after your treatment. You should use moisturizer and sunscreen regularly to keep your skin healthy — good advice for all skin types, with or without treatment.

Am I a candidate for Morpheus8?

One of the benefits of Morpheus8 is that it can be used on all skin types and tones, including darker skin tones. The best way to know if Morpheus8 is right for you is to schedule an office visit at 5th & Wellness so your skin can be evaluated.

Ready to look and feel your youthful best — without plastic surgery? Morpheus8 could be the answer. To learn more, give us a call at (561) 409-3128 and book your appointment at our Boca Raton location today.