Morpheus8 is an innovative skin rejuvenation treatment that can quickly and effectively address a number of skin concerns in a single session. Today, our skincare experts at Lazur La Vie in Nyack, NY are answering some of the most frequently asked questions about this treatment, including how long the results of this treatment last.
Is Morpheus8 Permanent?
Morpheus8 is a highly effective skin rejuvenation treatment that combines advanced radiofrequency (RF) technology with microneedling to give your skin the tools it needs to heal itself. Once the treatment is complete, your skin will start to produce collagen and elastin at a much greater rate than it once did. These fibers and fibrous proteins will make your skin stronger and more resistant to the effects of pollutants, gravity, and sun damage.
Over time, you will notice your skin concerns, including wrinkles, stretch marks, and acne scars, fade away. While this treatment’s results aren’t permanent, they are long-lasting. Typically, people can expect their results to last for roughly one year. However, you shouldn’t expect to need a follow-up treatment if you are addressing scars, such as acne scars, trauma scars, or stretch marks.
What Skin Concerns Can Be Reversed With This Treatment?
This unique skin rejuvenation treatment can be used to address a wide variety of skin concerns, including scars and the visible signs of aging.
Whether you have acne scars from years of chronic whitehead and blackhead outbreaks, stretch marks from rapid weight gain or loss, or another type of scar, this treatment can fade your scars. For example, this is a popular treatment for the reversal of trauma scars or surgical scars.
Tightening Loose Skin
As we age, our skin starts to produce essential supportive fibers and proteins, like elastin and collagen, at a reduced rate. Losing these fibers and proteins that are crucial for skin support results in loose, sagging skin. Combining microneedling with radiofrequency energy encourages your skin to produce collagen and elastin at an increased rate so your skin can support itself once more. This results in the lifting and tightening of sagging, loose skin.
This incredible skin rejuvenation treatment can also be used to erase fine lines and moderate-to-severe wrinkles caused by volume loss. The extra collagen production induced during this treatment volumizes your skin, filling in wrinkles that make you look older than you are.
Minimizing Sun Damage
Morpheus8 treatments can also be used to minimize sun damage. If you spent your summers sunbathing at the beach, there is a good chance that you look older than you really are. This is because the UVC rays emitted by the sun damage collagen and slow collagen production, affecting the texture of your skin significantly.
Why Should I Consider This Treatment?
There are many reasons why you should consider this highly effective skin rejuvenation treatment.
It Is Incredibly Versatile
One of the most compelling reasons to consider this treatment is that it is incredibly versatile. A single treatment session can shrink enlarged pores, mitigate the risk of acne outbreaks, fade certain types of mild scars, tighten mildly loose skin, and fill in fine lines. Also, this treatment is very versatile in that it is possible to change the needles’ penetrating depth depending on your skin’s unique condition.
Before we schedule your skin rejuvenation treatment, we will carefully evaluate your skin and discuss your overall health and cosmetic concerns. Then, we will determine whether you are a good candidate for this treatment and schedule a treatment session for you. As long as you follow all of your preparation guidelines and your skin is not irritated at the time of your appointment, your session will go smoothly.
A Special Note
If your skin is irritated at the time of your appointment, your session may need to be rescheduled.
It Allows Your Skin to Heal Itself
Many anti-aging treatments provide results that last for only a couple of months. Even though there is nothing inherently wrong with using these anti-aging treatments, Morpheus8 is a better solution. To reiterate, both microneedling and the heat from radiofrequency energy encourage the foundational layer of your skin to produce more collagen and elastin.
Collagen is a very special protein in that it is used to facilitate cellular rejuvenation and cellular turnover. In other words, a sufficient amount of collagen allows your skin to heal itself, leading to results that look completely natural because they are completely natural.
It Requires Minimal Recovery
Yet another compelling reason to consider this treatment is that there is very little recovery required. Following invasive anti-aging procedures, you are restricted from vigorous physical activity for at least six weeks. This is devastating for people who are dedicated to a sport, weightlifting routine, or physically intense job. Even people who have sedentary jobs must take at least one week off from work after an invasive anti-aging procedure.
They also must have someone stay at home with them for at least 24 hours post-op. Luckily, you will be able to go back to work as soon as your treatment session is complete, and you won’t have to ask a loved one to take off from work to care for you. You can pick your kids up from the bus stop, help them with their homework, and go to book club. You’ll just have to follow a couple of post-treatment guidelines, like staying hydrated.
How Does This Skin Rejuvenation Treatment Work?
This innovative skin rejuvenation treatment is so effective because it takes a two-pronged approach to encourage extra collagen production. Microneedling encourages your skin to produce extra collagen by penetrating the fibroblasts beneath the surface of your skin. When these fibroblasts are penetrated, they recognize that they are “injured” and respond by producing extra collagen, the protein responsible for healing wounds.
Also, your immune system notices the micro-injuries created during the treatment and mounts a small inflammatory response, sending more blood to the area. This is important because blood contains such growth factors as human growth factor. The radiofrequency portion of the treatment encourages the production of extra collagen and elastin by warming the foundational layer of your skin.
Will My Treatment Hurt?
No, your treatment will not be painful at all. In fact, people describe the radiofrequency portion of the treatment as feeling akin to a gentle hot stone massage. Also, the microneedling portion of the treatment is not painful at all because a topical numbing cream is applied to the skin before the treatment begins.
How Must I Care for My Skin After My Treatment?
Remember, you won’t have to take any time off from work to recover from this non-invasive treatment. However, it is absolutely essential that you protect your skin from sun damage.
If this treatment is used around your midface, it is highly advisable to wear a brimmed hat and sunglasses when you go outside. Also, regardless of where your treatment was performed, you must use high-quality sunscreen daily and reapply it regularly. You also may need to modify your skincare routine temporarily.
Modifying Your Skincare Routine
It is very important to only use gentle skincare products during the first week following your treatment. It is advisable to not use new skincare products during this time as they may contain irritating fragrances. Also, you may need to refrain from wearing makeup for roughly one week after your treatment depending on whether other skincare treatments were performed at the same time as your Morpheus8 treatment.
How Many Sessions Will I Need to Achieve My Ideal Results?
If you only have mild or moderate skin concerns, like lines, wrinkles, and enlarged pores, you may only need one treatment session to achieve your ideal results. On the other hand, if you have very loose skin or you are trying to erase scars, you may need numerous treatments. We will advise you on how many sessions you will need to achieve your desired results once we have evaluated your cosmetic concerns during your initial evaluation.
Help Your Skin Heal Itself
You may feel like you look sad and tired all of the time if you have loose skin, wrinkles, and extensive sun damage. However, you don’t have to look perpetually tired for the rest of your life. Morpheus8 can help you restore your youthful appearance quickly and effectively. Contact us today at Lazur La Vie in Nyack, NY to schedule an appointment and find out if this highly advanced treatment is right for you.