Cellulite, especially on the buttocks and legs, is a normal part of most adult women’s lives to some degree. While there are no negative health effects of having cellulite, it can be aesthetically displeasing and only continues to worsen as we age.
Often referred to as “cottage cheese” or “orange peel” skin, cellulite is dimpled, flesh-colored divots that often show up in the buttocks and thighs. Cellulite affects all genders, but it is far more prevalent in women. While we don’t know precisely what causes cellulite to form in the first place, we do know that it is the result of fat deposits stuck between collagen fibers underneath the surface of the skin. The fat cells protrude through the fibers, causing the visible dimples that are characteristic of cellulite.
We are excited to bring the benefits of Morpheus8 for cellulite reduction to residents of Minneapolis, Wayzata and the surrounding areas. Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Leslie Smith at Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics today by contacting us at 952-460-1970, or visit our contact page.
Morpheus8 for Cellulite Removal Overview
There are plenty of creams and exercises that claim to get rid of cellulite. As intriguing as they might seem, they’re limited in their effect – if they have any effect at all – because they cannot improve the skin’s underlying structure. Truly removing cellulite requires a solution that can reach deep within the skin and target the fatty tissue deposits and connective tissue fibers themselves.
Morpheus8 from InMode is a revolutionary technology that reduces cellulite on the buttocks and legs by combining radiofrequency thermal energy with microneedling. Together, these two technologies eliminate fat cells and stimulate collagen production deep within the skin to create a visibly smoother, firmer surface free of cellulite.
Morpheus8 is an advanced FDA-cleared fractional device that is safe, minimally invasive and gives results with no downtime or discomfort.
How Does Morpheus8 Cellulite Reduction Work?
Morpheus8 cellulite reduction combines the power of microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, with powerful radiofrequency energy to melt fat and stimulate collagen production, leading to rejuvenated and healthy skin. This cutting-edge combination of microneedling and radiofrequency energy remodels the subdermal adipose fat tissue in the buttocks and legs and actives collagen growth to produce a sleeker and smoother appearance.
Morpheus8’s microneedling technology creates tiny micro-wounds deep within the skin, triggering the body’s natural wound response, also known as neocollagenesis. The radiofrequency energy in the needles’ tips then gently heats the dermal layer of the skin to encourage neocollagenesis further, even more than could be done by microneedling alone, and eliminate fat cells.
The simultaneous use of these two powerful technologies results in the production of new collagen, molding of fat cells and contraction of the connective tissue to reveals tighter, firmer skin with a smooth surface. In addition, the Morpheus8 system is truly unique in that it has a burst mode that uses bipolar RF energy to reach multiple depths within the skin during a single session.
Cellulite reduction with Morpheus8 is also incredibly versatile as it has a personalized microneedle configuration that can be customized to the individual patient’s needs. This allows the Morpheus8 system to target cellulite and skin tissue at many different levels for faster, more efficient results in just one treatment session.
Benefits of Morpheus8 Cellulite Reduction
Morpheus8 is safe and effective for reducing cellulite on the buttocks and legs of both women and men, and on all skin tones and types. Unlike some other aesthetic procedures, Morpheus8 can be performed on skin types I-IV of the Fitzpatrick Scale without any adverse effects.
Other skin remodeling and resurfacing procedures can potentially cause post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation on darker skin tones. For these individuals, the needles of Morpheus8 can be coated so that they only target the deeper layers of the skin, reducing the amount of damage to the skin’s surface and minimizing the risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
FAQs: Morpheus8 Cellulite Reduction
Who Is a Candidate for Morpheus8 Cellulite Reduction?
Anyone who has cellulite on the buttocks or legs is a candidate for Morpheus8 Cellulite Reduction. Unlike many other skin resurfacing or remodeling treatments, it can be done on all skin types.
What Is the Morpheus8 Cellulite Reduction Treatment Like?
When you come in for your cellulite reduction treatment with Morpheus8, one of our aesthetic staff will apply a numbing cream to the area of the buttocks or legs that is to be treated. This is allowed to absorb for up to an hour to make sure the area is sufficiently numb to reduce any pain or discomfort.
After the numbing cream is set in, it is then removed and the clinician will pass the Morpheus8 applicator over your legs or buttocks. The treatment itself takes anywhere from 15 to 60 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated.
How Long Does It Take to See Morpheus8 Cellulite Reduction Results for the Legs and Buttocks?
Morpheus8 cellulite reduction results may be seen within a few days after your treatment and will continue to improve for weeks and even months afterward.
Since Morpheus8 for cellulite reduction works by initiating the production of new collagen, the treated areas will gradually show improvement as new collagen fibers form. The final results will show up around eight weeks after your final Morpheus8 treatment.
How Many Morpheus8 Cellulite Reduction Treatments Will I Need?
Most patients need two to three treatments spaced four to six weeks apart to reach their desired outcome. However, everyone’s goals and body are different, and the number of treatments varies from patient to patient.
During your consultation, one of our aesthetic staff will determine how many sessions you will need and create a personalized treatment plan.
Are There Side Effects Associated With Morpheus8 Cellulite Reduction?
Morpheus8 is a safe procedure that poses minimal side effects. It’s normal for patients to experience slight bruising, redness and swelling of the treatment site that goes away after one to three days. Mild pinpoint bleeding may occur with any microneedling procedure due to the needles; however, it is minimal and completely normal.
At Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics, all of our procedures are performed by one of our highly trained aesthetic staff, and complications and risks are rare.
Is There Any Recovery Time for Morpheus8 Cellulite Reduction?
Other than the time it takes for any post-treatment swelling, bruising and redness to resolve, there is no downtime and almost no aftercare instructions or restrictions with Morpheus8 for cellulite reduction. You will most likely be able to resume your normal activities immediately afterward.
The most important thing to remember is to avoid sun exposure in the treated areas. If you must be in the sun, be sure to wear sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30.
Is Morpheus8 Cellulite Reduction Painful?
Morpheus8 is a relatively comfortable procedure with minimal pain. Typically, a topical numbing cream is applied and allowed to absorb for up to an hour before the procedure.
Patients may experience a slight tingling sensation from the microneedles. However, any pain is usually offset by the heat from the radiofrequency energy. Depending on the severity of your cellulite, deeper needles may need to be used for the treatment, and a local anesthetic can help reduce any pain and discomfort.
Are Morpheus8 Cellulite Reduction Results Permanent?
The results from Morpheus8 for cellulite reduction are permanent in the sense that the cellulite removed will not grow back. However, since collagen production continues to decline and the underlying structures of your skin continue to change with age, more cellulite may develop over time.
In order to maintain the results of Morpheus8 cellulite reduction, maintenance treatments should be performed. Most patients have one or two treatments per year to prevent further cellulite from forming.
Will Morpheus8 for Cellulite Reduction Leave Scars on My Buttocks or Legs?
Morpheus8 for cellulite reduction is a minimally invasive treatment that does not leave scars. While it does use microneedling technology that punctures the skin, the needles are very tiny, and any pinpricks or marks that are left behind will fade away within a few days to two weeks.
Schedule Your Morpheus8 for Cellulite Reduction Consultation at Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics
As we age, we often focus our concern on wrinkles, lines and drooping skin on our face where it shows the most. There are other areas of our body, however, that show their age as well. The buttocks and legs are two of the most common areas besides the face that show the effects of the body’s natural decline in collagen as we age.
Morpheus8 is a unique and revolutionary cellulite reduction treatment that combines the effects of microneedling and radiofrequency energy to improve cellulite in the buttocks and legs and reveal fresh, smooth skin.
If you are concerned about unwanted cellulite on your buttocks or legs, Morpheus8 for cellulite reduction at Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics can help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Please request a consultation with Dr. Smith by contacting us at 952-460-1970 or visiting our contact page.