Fine lines, skin laxity, and acne scarring are all difficult skin problems to contend with. No matter how many over-the-counter products you use, it doesn’t seem like anything makes a difference. Fortunately, there are more effective treatment options to consider. At Chetco Medical & Aesthetics in Brookings, OR we believe most patients can benefit from a diverse treatment like Morpheus8.
What Is Morpheus8?
Morpheus8 is a dual-action treatment that combines the power of microneedling with the thermal energy of radiofrequency. This handheld device can be used on virtually every area of the face and can address multiple skin concerns that are rooted in dermal dysfunction. Broadly speaking, this treatment is most appropriate for those who have mild to moderate age-related skin concerns and who would prefer to use a non-invasive treatment method.
What Does Morpheus8 Treat?
One of the most important uses of this treatment system is the reduction of acne scarring or injury-related scars. Atrophic acne scarring is one of the most difficult types of scars to treat due to the fact that the uneven skin texture is caused by improper collagen healing. However, this system easily breaks down the poorly-healed collagen and induces the production of new collagen, which will heal more evenly.
Other skin concerns that can be treated with this system include:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Enlarged pores
- Dull and lax skin
- Uneven tone
- Active acne
This treatment can be used in almost every area of the body. For example, it’s common to use this treatment to resolve acne and acne scarring on the face, and then also use this treatment on the abdomen to diminish the appearance of stretchmarks. The face, neck, and the rest of the body are all viable treatment areas for this system.
How Does This Treatment Work?
The Morpheus8 system works through a powerful combination of thermal energy created by radiofrequency technology and microneedling, two of the most effective cosmetic treatments in the world. Each of these treatments is uniquely equipped to address superficial and sub-dermal appearance-related concerns, which means that this system is a two-pronged treatment.
Radiofrequency treatments utilize gentle heat to warm the tissues of the skin to increase blood flow and stimulate the production of collagen, as well as tighten and lift the skin. Microneedling treatments, on the other hand, create “micro-injuries” on the surface of the skin to induce the production of collagen and other skin healing properties. Together, these treatments can resolve skin issues on the surface of the skin and deep in the dermal skin layers.
What Should You Expect From Your Treatment?
Before your treatment appointments start, you will need to attend a consultation appointment so we can examine the condition of your skin and go over the reasonable expectations for your results. On the day of your treatment appointment, please arrive at your appointment with freshly cleansed skin and without any lotions, perfume, or makeup applied to the intended treatment area.
The first step of your treatment will be applying a topical numbing cream to your skin and allowing the cream to fully activate, which will take about 20 minutes. Then one of our aestheticians will apply the treatment device to your designated areas of treatment to induce the production of collagen, smooth skin, and resolve other superficial skin concerns.
How Many Treatments Will You Need?
For patients who want to rejuvenate the appearance of their skin by reversing skin laxity, smoothing the appearance of wrinkles, and evening out the tone of and texture of the skin, an average of three treatment appointments spaced four to six weeks apart.
For patients who want to resolve the appearance of acne scars, enlarged pores, stretchmarks, and other skin concerns, an average of three to six treatments may be necessary. We will help you determine the appropriate number of treatment appointments you need to achieve your desired results.
What Happens After Your Treatment?
After your treatment, you will be able to return to your normal daily activities, including work, with the exception of strenuous exercise. It’s important to avoid direct unprotected sun exposure for the first five to seven days after your appointment. You will need to wear sunscreen and discontinue the use of any chemical exfoliants, including Retinol, during your recovery period.
Your skin may also feel tight in the days following your treatment as your skin cell turnover cycle begins to speed up in response to the treatment. For this reason, it’s important that you adequately moisturize your skin and wash with only mild cleansers and water.
How Long Do Results Last?
Your results may last for as long as three to six months, and sometimes longer, for some cosmetic concerns such as fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity. For the treatment of scars and stretchmarks, the results of this treatment may last for a much longer time and can even be permanent.
What Are the Benefits of This Treatment?
One of the main benefits of this treatment is the fact that it is reliable, effective, and safe for most skin types and skin tones. In addition to long-lasting results and the versatile use of this system, this treatment is also non-surgical, which makes it an ideal option for those who are not interested in surgical cosmetic treatments to address skin laxity.
Patients can also benefit from how customizable this treatment system is, as it can be used on the face as well as the body.
Who Is This Treatment Right For?
This treatment is ideal for patients over the age of 35 who have one or more superficial or sub-dermal skin concerns, particularly if those concerns are mild or moderate. This treatment is a good option for women and men of virtually all skin tones and types.
Rejuvenate Your Appearance With Morpheus8
The combined power of microneedling and radiofrequency technology is incredibly effective for resolving complex skin concerns, including atrophic acne scars, active acne, wrinkles, and skin laxity. It’s time to opt for a treatment that will correct all of your aesthetic concerns at one time so you can love the way you look. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.