If you’re considering your options for skin rejuvenation, you’ve likely heard of microneedling. While it’s easy to believe that all microneedling treatments are the same, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Morpheus8 is one state-of-the-art option that comes with many benefits over traditional microneedling, making it one of the best ways to tighten and rejuvenate skin without downtime. Here’s what to know about it and how Dr. Diktaban and our team can help.
How Does Morpheus8 Work?
Traditional microneedling works by generating controlled wounding in the skin with micro-needles, resulting in microscopic channels in the skin. This process jumpstarts the skin’s regenerative process and creates new collagen. Morpheus8 is a radiofrequency microneedling device – that means during this process, bipolar radiofrequency energy is emitted through the skin from the specialized handpiece to generate gentle heat and contract existing collagen. This extra step is simply a more comprehensive way to tighten skin, coagulate the tissues, and remodel collagen. Rather than address the surface of the skin, or the epidermis, radiofrequency microneedling can reach the deeper layers for more complete treatment – in fact, Morpheus8 can even be customized to a precise depth based on your needs.
What Can Morpheus8 Treat?
Morpheus8 radiofrequency microneedling can address a variety of skin concerns, not just aging and skin laxity. Other skin concerns include:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Rough or dry texture
- Visible pores
- Acne scars
- Stretch marks
- Sun damage
Additionally, Morpheus8 can be used in a variety of locations, not just the face. It’s an excellent treatment option for areas like:
What Is Morpheus8 Treatment Like?
Morpheus8 treatment begins with discussing your goals and creating a customized plan. Your skin will be cleansed and sterilized, and a topical numbing cream will be applied so you’re comfortable throughout. Once you’re ready, the handpiece will be applied to the skin of the treatment area.
Your Morpheus8 technician will apply the handpiece in a stamping pattern which will simultaneously create channels in the skin and administer radiofrequency energy. You won’t feel any discomfort during this process. Once complete, your technician will soothe the skin and make it ready for the rest of your day. You’ll also be given detailed care instructions to follow in order to get best results.
What Can I Expect After Morpheus8 Treatment?
It’s normal to have some minor redness and sensitivity after your treatment. Although you can return to your regular schedule, you should take care to keep your skin protected with SPF 30+ – this is extremely important in order to prevent hyperpigmentation. Make sure to also keep your skin hydrated with a gentle, unscented moisturizer. Avoid exercising and using makeup for the first few days as your skin heals. You’ll begin to see results within a week or two, and they can last for one year depending on your at-home care regimen.
Schedule a Consultation
If you’re interested in learning more about your options with non-surgical skin tightening, our team can help. Schedule an appointment at our Upper East Side office by calling or filling out our online form.