What is Morpheus8 and why is everyone falling in love with it? This microneedling fractional treatment has quickly become a client favorite at Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care for a myriad of reasons—including the fact that it’s safe and effective on all skin tones, including melanin-rich clients. This treatment takes microneedling to the next level, using radiofrequency energy to manipulate subdermal adipose tissue. Morpheus8 delves deep into the skin and fat to achieve a look that is smoother and clearer.
Morpheus8 brings your beloved microneedling and RF technology together in one fractional resurfacing procedure. During this treatment, collagen production is stimulated beyond what you can achieve with microneedling alone because it can target deeper layers. Collagen is our natural fountain of youth, but can also be kick-started as an anti-aging tool. Plus, thanks to how RF works, there is virtually no visible damage to the top layer of skin so you can enjoy results that are uniform with little to no downtime.
Where You Can Use Morpheus8
You can get this treatment just about anywhere, although the face, neck, tops of the hands, and chest are the most popular areas. Since Morpheus8 is a fantastic way to minimize discoloration, lines, wrinkles, and acne scarring, it’s understandable that most clients include a facial treatment in their plan. However, since Morpheus8 also tightens and tones skin, the stomach is another in-demand area. Most clients require just 1 – 3 treatments spaced a few weeks apart for optimal results, then maintenance sessions every few months.
Unlike some other collagen induction therapies (such as microneedling by itself), you don’t have to wait a long time for results. In fact, most clients start to see improvement in just a few days. However, on average it takes three weeks for more visible results to appear and you will continue to see a positive change for about three months after your treatment.
The Benefits of RF
Fractionated radiofrequency energy is a trusted means to rebuild collagen and good fat while reducing wrinkles. It is used in many skin treatments because it is minimally invasive even though it can target deeper tissues. This works via a micro pin matrix that allows deep skin tissue to be reached and renewed without you having to undergo a long recovery period.
Plus, RF is a favorite because it can be used on any skin tone and type. Some other treatments, such as many lasers, should not be used on darker skin tones because of the risk of hypopigmentation (unwanted skin lightening). This is why Coveteur included Morpheus8 in their recent list of “The Best Dermatologist-Administered Skin Treatments for Melanin-Rich Skin.” Of course, it is equally effective on fairer skin tones, too.
RF works by heating up the deep layers of skin, though this process in-office is comfortable. Numbing creams may be applied for sensitive skin or areas. Just one Morpheus8 treatment will lead to skin that is more youthful and radiant, but you can also combine it with other treatments (which can be discussed during your consultation).
After Your Meta-Morpheus
Since downtime is minimal, you can expect a little redness for up to one week after your treatment. However, for those who wear makeup, you can begin applying cosmetic topicals again just 1 – 2 days after the treatment. The area should be kept hydrated and it’s important to avoid direct sun exposure for a few days post-treatment. A medical-grade broadband sunscreen is paramount for the best healing and to protect skin from damage.
Are you interested in learning more about Morpheus8 and other treatments? Complimentary consultations are available on all treatments, so let’s work together to create a customized action plan just for you. Right now is the perfect time to squeeze in your first Morpheus8 treatment before summer is in full swing. Get skin that looks younger, healthier, and tauter in time for all of those summer getaways. Here, Zuzana Likar personally trains every staff member to the highest of standards because the skill of your provider is just as important as the treatment. Contact Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care today to schedule your complimentary consultation for Morpheus8. Simply call the office or, for an even faster response, complete the online contact form.