It may seem strange that little tiny wounds can be used to improve the look of skin – but they can! Even more effective is when those tiny wounds are also used with radiofrequency to help skin – together it is a procedure called “Morpheus8.” Read on for more information about Morpehus8, how it works, and how it can help you to have beautiful skin!
How does Morpheus8 work?
Morpheus8 combines microneedling with radiofrequency energy. Microneedling involves very tiny needles (about the size of acupuncture needles) that create “micro-injuries” to the skin, which stimulates the healing process by creating collagen, elastin, and new skin cells. It is a very effective process in itself, but the addition of radiofrequency energy provides even deeper reconstruction of the skin’s layers.
Morpheus8 can be used to treat:
• Enlarged pores
• Acne and acne scarring
• Irregular skin tone and texture
• Sun damage
• Sagging skin
You may need a few sessions of Morpheus8, although some patients only need one treatment. As collagen renews and the skin rebuilds itself, you’ll start to see real results. These results are permanent, although you may benefit from the occasional touch up. Each treatment will take about an hour or less, including the time it takes for a topical anesthetic to take effect. Most patients report that, with the anesthetic, only a mild heat can be felt. After the treatment you may have some bruising, swelling, and redness, and some tiny scabs. If you are uncomfortable you can take an over-the-counter pain medication. There is no downtime needed after the procedure, although you should avoid sun exposure immediately after (and, as always, wear sunscreen when you do go outside again!). You should also avoid makeup for about 2 days after the treatment.
Morpheus8 can even be used with other treatments – your doctor can help you decide which combination of treatments will be most effective for you to see the results you want.
Morpheus8 combines microneedling with radiofrequency energy to remove skin imperfections and dramatically tighten and improve skin. You can contact New Look Skin Center for more information on Morpheus8 or to schedule an appointment. Call (818) 662-5005 today!