How Does Morpheus8 Work?
Morpheus8 combines two very effective FDA-cleared technologies: microneedling and radiofrequency energy. These two techniques work together to reduce wrinkles, sagging skin under the eyes and other areas, and clear acne scars. Microneedling uses tiny needles to prick the affected part of the skin in several spots. The pricking causes an injury to the skin, promoting new healthy collagen fibers to grow.
RF microneedling stimulates the production of collagen, a protein that helps rejuvenate the skin, making it tighter, luster, and vibrant in appearance. Unlike simple microneedling procedures, Morpheus8 also uses controlled radiofrequency heat waves. This energy increases the impact of the micro lesions produced by the needles, causing more effective results in triggering your body’s natural healing process and increasing collagen and elastin formation.
This procedure can have even more significant and visible results when combined with Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP). Known as the “vampire facial,” PRP is an anti-aging procedure that involves drawing the platelets in your blood, separating them through a machine, and applying it as a serum to your treated face. The effectiveness of this process is increased when it is carried out along with microneedling, given that the skin channels are open temporarily, enabling the PRP to sink deep. Platelet-rich plasma acts as a fertilizer for the skin to provide the healing factors necessary for optimal outcomes.
Who Can Undergo Morpheus8?
The RF microneedling technology is apt to provide treatment for a variety of skin conditions like acne scars, wrinkles, frown lines, eye bags, neck jowls, and even saggy skin. While this procedure is generally safe, it might not be the best option for everyone.
An ideal candidate for Morpheus8 is someone who:
- Has early signs of aging.
- Has good overall health.
- Wants to get rid of stretch marks and cellulite.
- Wants to improve their skin appearance and texture.
- Wishes to get rid of wrinkles and frown lines.
- Wants to reduce acne scars.
- Is of any skin color. Morpheus8 is a good option for people with dark skin, as it does not have the same risk of hypo- or hyperpigmentation as other treatments, like lasers.
However, you should avoid using Morpheus8 if you:
- Are pregnant.
- Have an active acne breakout (because the needles might spread the acne-causing bacteria).
- Have a skin infection or disease.
- Are currently under chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
- Are taking anticoagulants.
Talk with your doctor if you have any concerns before undergoing treatment.
RF microneedling starts by applying a numbing cream, or local anesthesia, to the area that will be treated. The microneedles pierce through the skin layers, acting as a collagen stimulator and allowing the radiofrequency energy waves to pass through. The procedure is a full skin thickness treatment yet minimally invasive. The heatwaves can be increased or decreased as each dermal layer is penetrated according to your specific skin concerns.
How Long Does Morpheus8 Last?
Morpheus8 benefits last roughly a year if you take proper care of your skin and wear sunscreen regularly. To keep the results and youthful benefits for the long term, you will need annual follow-up treatments to keep forming the new collagen.
Enhance Your Appearance With Morpheus8 Skin Tightening in Irvine, CA
Skin free from blemishes, acne, wrinkles, and frown lines can go a long way in building your self-esteem and self-confidence. If you wish to inquire more about how Morpheus8 RF Microneedling can benefit you, visit us at Jade Phoenix Aesthetic Medicine. Using the best technology and equipment, our team of professionals will ensure you get the most advanced, safe, and effective treatment in a friendly environment. Schedule an appointment online or call (949) 867-6099 today!