Dealing with signs of aging or scars from acne can take its toll on anyone’s self-confidence. Luckily, there is technology that has been developed in recent years that can address these issues without the hassle of undergoing a surgical procedure. Morpheus8 is a safe and effective treatment designed to give you smoother and younger-looking skin.
What Is Morpheus8?
Morpheus8 is a device that uses both radiofrequency technology and microneedling to stimulate collagen production. It targets deeper layers of the skin than other treatments, helping to better alter the skin’s appearance. The Morpheus8 can be utilized on any part of the body that would benefit from subdermal remodeling. It is most often used in the face, neck, and abdomen. Essentially, anywhere that appears to have loose skin with underlying fatty tissue can be targeted.
How Does It Work?
Morpheus8 utilizes dual handpieces that increase its ability to target specific areas of the face and body. The smaller device is often applied to the face and neck, while the larger device can be used on more surface area for deeper tissue treatments. Additionally, four fractional tips can be interchanged to target different areas and depths of the treatment area.
What Are the Benefits?
One of the best aspects of Morpheus8 is that it is a minimally invasive procedure. It is mostly painless, although some patients may experience slight discomfort that can be addressed by your doctor during the procedure. While the treatment may result in some swelling and bruising, patients will be able to remedy these signs with the help of ice packs. For the most part, the treatment offers little to no downtime and patients can resume their daily activities immediately following the procedure. Additionally, one session of this treatment only takes about an hour to an hour and a half, so it does not require much of a time commitment to complete.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
Anyone who deals with mild to moderate signs of aging or has acne scars may be a good candidate for this treatment. The Morpheus8 device can target problems of the face and neck such as jowls, frown lines, bags under the eyes, and wrinkles.
Typically, most patients for this treatment fall between the ages of 30 to 55 and exhibit visible signs of aging. Morpheus8 can be used on all skin tones and types. This gives patients with darker skin tones little risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, which can be a common side effect in other resurfacing methods.
Depending on the size of the surface area and condition being treated, it will take between one to three sessions of the Morpheus8 treatment to get the best results. Usually, visible results can start to appear within the first few days. However, it will take at least three weeks for more noticeable and final results to show. The improvements made by Morpheus8 can continue for up to three months after treatment.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are in the Farmington Hills or West Bloomfield area and want to reduce the look of wrinkles or acne scarring, the Morpheus8 treatment may be right for you. To learn more, contact Farmington Dermatology today to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Baird.