When it comes to reversing the signs of aging, which is better: radiofrequency (RF) or microneedling? Why not have both simultaneously with Morpheus8, the latest technology in turning back the clock now available at Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care. Every staff member is personally trained by Zuzana Likar to the highest standards, making this clinic much more than a medical day spa. Complimentary consultations are available for every treatment, including Morpheus8, so you can see for yourself the benefits and time-saving perks of opting for state-of-the-art technology.
Microneedling has a decades-long history of providing collagen induction therapy. First used at the turn of the last century, it works by creating hundreds of micro-channels in the skin. These tiny, controlled injuries are invisible to the naked eye but tell the body to stimulate collagen production at the treatment site. Microneedling is considered a minimally invasive procedure since needles are used, but they are so small that the procedure feels like microdermabrasion and the vast majority of clients do not require a numbing agent.
The Power of Microneedling
Like any collagen induction therapy, the results of microneedling alone are not immediate. Collagen takes time to form. However, microneedling also requires no downtime. There might be some skin redness immediately after the procedure, but this dissipates within a few hours. Most clients choose to undergo monthly, routine microneedling appointments to ensure ongoing collagen production and keep the results they achieve. Microneedling is also a popular add-on to a variety of other treatments such as Botox and dermal fillers.
Microneedling is so popular and effective that, in recent years, there has been an influx of DIY, at-home “microneedling” devices. These are dangerous at worst and ineffective at best. It is critical that only a trained professional administer microneedling using medical-grade products only available to clinics. Otherwise, scarring can occur. However, if you really want to take your microneedling to the next level, Morpheus8 is what you want to use.
Technically, Morpheus8 is a microneedling device—albeit a very advanced one. It provides a full-body, non-surgical treatment for anti-aging to both stimulate collagen and tighten skin at the same time. It is the first full-body subdermal adipose restructuring technology. At the same time that microneedling takes place, RF triggers collagen and elastin production at an even deeper level than microneedling can achieve. Plus, Morpheus8 features 24 coated pins that get into the subdermal tissue area where it can contract connective tissue and coagulate fat in order to tighten and revitalize the skin.
For Morpheus8, topical numbing creams are used because this procedure is more advanced than microneedling alone. Next, the handheld device is pressed into the treatment site allowing for optimal perforation. When the pins are in place, they emit RF waves. Heat from the waves penetrate to the deep dermal layer and fat. While Morpheus8 is much more advanced than any microneedling device that came before it, it surprisingly does not take much longer than a traditional microneedling session. Most Moprheus8 sessions last two hours or less.
Is Morpheus8 for You?
Similar to traditional microneedling, Morpheus8 can be used just about anywhere on the body. However, most popular treatment sites are the face and jawline. Morpheus8 helps to reduce wrinkles and lines on the face, neck, and chest as well as sagging and wrinkles under and around the eyes. You can use it to address discolorations, stretch marks, and acne scarring. A crepe-like appearance on the arms, knees, and abdomen are common with aging and can also be minimized with Morpheus8.
Similar to microneedling and RF treatments of other sorts, men and women with any skin tone and type can benefit from Morpheus8. There is no recovery period and no risk of hypopigmentation. If you are interested in learning more about Morpheus8 or other skin-tightening procedures, schedule your complimentary consultation with a skin care expert today. Call Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care at (650) 565-8683 today, or complete the online form right now for the quickest response.