Appearance-related concerns such as skin laxity, fine lines, and acne scarring can be tough to handle by yourself. Over-the-counter skin care products may not make a significant difference in the tone or texture of your skin, which means you may need more advanced treatments. At Orlando Dermatology in Orlando, FL, we know that treatments like Morpheus 8 can greatly improve the appearance of your skin.
What Is Morpheus 8?
Morpheus 8 is a non-invasive aesthetic treatment that can be used to treat a variety of skin concerns. This unique treatment is dual-powered by the combination of microneedling and the thermal energy generated by radiofrequency. This simple treatment can quickly correct your skin concerns, particularly for those who have mild to moderate age-related concerns and who are not interested in using other types of treatments.
What Does This RF Microneedling Device Treat?
Morpheus 8 can treat a broad range of skin concerns. One of the most prominent uses of this device is to reduce the appearance of acne scars and other textural concerns. Atrophic acne scars can be difficult to treat because they are caused by uneven collagen production during the healing process. However, thanks to the powerful combination of microneedling and radiofrequency, poorly-formed collagen can be broken down and replaced by new collagen that will restore the appearance of the skin.
Other concerns that can be addressed with this RF microneedling system include:
- Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Enlarged pores
- Dull, dry, and lax skin
- Uneven tone and texture
- Blemishes like melasma
- Stretch marks
Additionally, this treatment can be used on almost all areas of the body – so in addition to treating skin concerns on the face, this treatment can also be used to correct concerns on the neck, stomach, arms, and more. Please discuss the use of this system for the treatment of skin concerns on the body with your provider during your consultation.
How Does This System Work?
This treatment system works by combining the power of thermal energy emitted by radiofrequency with the collagen induction of microneedling. By themselves, radiofrequency and microneedling can be incredible solutions to nearly all skin concerns – but when combined, these techniques can address both superficial and sub-dermal concerns at the same time.
Radiofrequency technology generates a small amount of heat, which warms the skin tissues and increases circulation to the skin surface to stimulate collagen production. Microneedling, on the other hand, creates small injuries in the skin that kickstart the body’s regenerative abilities, which also stimulates the production of more collagen. When put together, the amount of collagen creation is unrivaled and extremely effective for correcting age-related and scar-related concerns.
What Should You Expect From Treatment?
The first step of your treatment will be attending a consultation appointment, where we will examine your skin condition and discuss the expectations you have for your treatment. On your treatment day, you will be instructed to arrive at your appointment with clean skin; please do not wear lotion, perfume, make-up, or other products on the skin that will be treated.
Before your treatment starts, a topical anesthetic will be applied to your skin so you can be comfortable during your treatments. Then, your provider will apply the treatment device to your desired treatment areas to induce collagen production and restore the appearance of your skin. Your appointment will likely take about 30 to 60 minutes to complete.
How Many Treatments Are Necessary?
The number of treatments you will need depends on the condition of your skin and the skin concerns that are being addressed. For basic rejuvenation for age-related concerns like skin laxity, wrinkles, and dark spots, you will probably need about three treatments spaced one month apart to achieve your goals.
Patients who want to correct acne scarring, enlarged pores, and stretch marks may need three to six treatments to see results. We will help you determine the correct number of treatments for you based on your desired goals and how well your skin responds to the treatment.
Will You Need Aftercare and Recovery Time?
Unlike surgery, you will not have a long recovery period after your treatment. In fact, most patients return to normal activities after their appointment, such as work. However, you will have a few aftercare instructions to follow, including avoiding strenuous exercise, unprotected sun exposure, and hot water or steam.
You will also need to temporarily stop using chemical exfoliants and retinol for at least 48 hours after your treatment. You should use effective moisturizers and cleanse your skin with a mild soap that will not over-dry your skin.
How Long Will Results Last?
In general, you can expect your results to last for three to six months at a time, or sometimes longer for certain concerns, such as photodamage and acne scarring. Ultimately, your results will last for as long as you take excellent care of your skin, which means wearing sunscreen during the day, managing acne breakouts, and using skincare products appropriate for your skin concerns.
What Are Morpheus8 Benefits?
Why should you use this treatment instead of other RF microneedling devices or more invasive treatments? The main benefit of this system is the fact that the treatment technology is customizable to meet your exact skin needs, which makes it safe for most skin types and skin tones. You can also expect long-lasting results with this treatment, even for the correction of diverse or complicated skin concerns.
The non-surgical aspect of this treatment also makes it a good option for patients who do not want cosmetic surgery. And since this treatment can be used on the face and the body, it can even be a money-saver since you will not need to use multiple treatments to accomplish your goals.
Are You a Good Candidate?
This treatment system is a good option for people over the age of 35 with mild to moderate superficial or sub-dermal skin concerns. A consultation will verify that your skin condition is eligible for this treatment. Generally, most people of all genders, skin tones, and skin types are good matches for RF microneedling treatments.
Rejuvenate Your Skin With Morpheus 8
The combination of microneedling and radiofrequency technology can effectively rejuvenate the appearance of your skin. From smoothing the appearance of wrinkles, erasing the visibility of acne scars, and minimizing stretch marks, Morpheus 8 is a unique treatment system ideal for most people with mild to moderate concerns. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.