5 Fantastic Reasons That We Love Morpheus8
- Posted on: Jan 17 2022
One thing you can count on at Azul is that every single procedure we offer, whether it be surgical or non-surgical, will deliver excellent rejuvenating results. Dr. Flaharty wouldn’t have it any other way. That said, we do have some procedures that are our “favorites” for a number of reasons. One of those favorite treatments is Morpheus8. It’s just… so cool! And yet, also hot at the same time, thanks to RF energy!
Have you ever heard of microneedling? This is a cosmetic procedure where tiny needles puncture the top layer of your skin to inflict small, intentional injuries to the deeper layers below. Once your body’s healing processes jump into action to start healing these “injuries,” new collagen and elastin will be produced. Collagen and elastin are responsible for maintaining a healthy skin texture and elasticity and microneedling can result in smoother, younger-looking skin.
Morpheus8 is the latest high-tech version of microneedling. As with microneedling, Morpheus8 uses a special applicator to puncture the skin with tiny needles to an exact depth. The tips of the needles then generate heat in the form of radiofrequency energy. This causes the already existing collagen under the skin to contract, tightening the skin above. The heat also helps supercharge the generation of new collagen, improving the results you would usually get with just regular microneedling.
So, it’s a great skin-tightening treatment, that’s obvious. But there are lots of other reasons why we love it too!
1) It can be used on many parts of the body
Unlike earlier technologies, Morpheus8 can be used on any body areas that can benefit from resurfacing and subdermal renewal. The most commonly treated areas include the face, periorbital area, abdomen, thighs, legs, and buttocks.
2) Your Skin Type Doesn’t Matter
For years, folks with darker skin types had to be very careful about cosmetic skin-tightening treatments as some procedures could affect pigmentation resulting in negative effects. And if you have super sensitive skin, certain cosmetic procedures could cause a great deal of discomfort.
Morpheus8 carries no risk of either of these complications. It’s the perfect skin-tightening procedure for anyone, regardless of skin type. The needles are so tiny that they barely cause any surface skin damage. You might have some skin redness, kind of like a sunburn, but that’s about it!
3) Speed and Downtime
One of the biggest reasons that many avoid cosmetic surgery and other procedures is because of the associated downtime. They can’t take a week off for their skin to heal. That’s one of the biggest advantages of non-surgical cosmetic procedures like Morpheus8 – they have very little downtime!
Getting Morpheus8 is very quick. The procedure takes 30-45 minutes. That’s quick enough to have a treatment over your lunch break. But the real magic is how quickly you recover. After treatment, your skin might be a little bit red and sensitive, but only 24 hours later, this redness will have faded and you can safely apply makeup again.
4) Comfort Level
Most cosmetic treatments, especially non-surgical ones designed to help tighten the skin, can be somewhat uncomfortable. Although they are minimally invasive, we are still intentionally damaging the skin to stimulate cellular turnover and new collagen production. That said, some procedures are more comfortable than others, and that takes us to Morpheus8.
Many of our patients tell us that it’s far more comfortable than other skin-tightening procedures they’d had in the past. This is because Morpheus8 deposits the heat energy below the surface of the skin. It does not pass the heat energy through the skin – so heat and discomfort are significantly improved over other types of skin-tightening procedures. We also use a custom-blended topical anesthetic to help minimize any pain you might be feeling during the procedure as well as ProNox, an inhaled form of laughing gas which is able to be controlled by you to adjust your own pain tolerance.
5) Erases Teenage Acne Scars
One of the best uses for Morpheus is to erase acne scars permanently. Back when you were a teenager, your body was constantly at work healing your acne, resulting in an abnormal buildup of collagen under the skin. After a Morpeus8 treatment, your body will start to break down and replace this abnormal collagen with healthy new collagen. This can have an incredible effect on your skin’s texture, as old scars will start to fade and perhaps even vanish!
Morpheus8 is a perfect procedure for our patients that are not yet ready for a face, or face and neck lift, but want to improve wrinkles or skin laxity. Or it’s great as a maintenance treatment once you’ve had a face and neck lift. It’s also shown improvement in scar reduction. Morpheus8 generally requires 2-4 treatments to realize best results, but as a non-surgical boost, it can’t be beat. Ask our providers whether Morpheus8 is right for you!
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