Morpheus 8 is a revolutionary device that combines microneedling with radiofrequency to penetrate the skin and tissues more effectively than other skin tightening devices.
The team at Kenneth Sanders Facial Plastic Surgery in Shreveport, Louisiana, uses Morpheus 8 on all skin types and for a variety of skin issues, as the device can be adjusted to penetrate the skin at various depths.
In this blog, Dr. Sanders explains how Morpheus 8 works and what it can do.
What makes Morpheus 8 stand out?
Microneedling and radiofrequency are usually used separately to boost collagen production. However, Morpheus 8 combines these two treatments for maximum results with minimal downtime.
Microneedling stimulates collagen production by creating micro-wounds in the skin that the body then rushes to heal by sending collagen and elastin to the area. The Morpheus 8 device has 24 needles that can be adjusted to reach various depths.
Radiofrequency delivers gentle heat to deep tissues of the skin. The heat then triggers the development of collagen which results in skin tightening.
Which skin issues can Morpheus 8 treat?
Dr. Sanders can use Morpheus 8 anywhere on the body. The device can treat a number of issues, including the following:
Uneven skin tone
If you have a skin issue you’d like to treat, Dr. Sanders can discuss your concerns and let you know if Morpheus 8 can treat it or if another option might be better.
What’s involved in treatment?
Before your treatment, you’re advised to avoid sun exposure, tanning beds, and skin care products that make your skin more sensitive.
Although the treatment involves the use of needles and heat, Dr. Sanders uses a topical numbing cream to reduce the discomfort during the treatment. On average, it takes about 30 minutes to treat one area.
After the treatment, you may see some redness and swelling. These reactions are normal and can be diminished with the use of a topical cream.
Recovery time usually lasts 2-4 days, depending on how deep the needles and radiofrequency penetrated your tissues.
It usually takes about a month to see results from the increased collagen and elastin in the treated area. The final results should be visible about 3-9 months after treatment, as the body continues to heal the micro-wounds caused by the heat and needles.
Most patients see an improvement after only one session. However, for optimal results, you will need 3 sessions spaced 6-8 weeks apart.
Who’s a candidate for treatment?
Every case is unique, and Dr. Sanders will give you a thorough evaluation and discuss your goals. However, in general, good candidates for Morpheus 8 don’t have any rashes, moles, or keloid scars on the areas they wish to treat. Furthermore, they shouldn’t have any chronic conditions that might hinder healing.
If you want to learn more about improving the appearance of your skin without going under the knife, call 318-698-8711 or book an appointment online with Kenneth Sanders Facial Plastic Surgery today.