Certain parts of your body are sensitive to showing signs of age. Your face, arms, abdomen, and buttock are among these parts of your body. Primarily, your gradual decline of collagen is the culprit for signs of age to start to define these features of your body. Collagen is a vital protein that maintains skin firmness and elasticity. As early as your 30’s, your collagen production starts to decline by as much as one percent, making your skin more prone to developing wrinkles and lines as time goes on. Not to mention, other factors can take a toll on the quality of your skin. The sun’s UV rays can have a significant impact, affecting your skin’s tone and texture. Acne over the years can leave behind noticeable scars. Fat deposits can lose their structural integrity, resulting in sagging. All across your body, these issues can become more apparent and can potentially affect your cosmetic appearance. Morpheus8, a powerful anti-aging treatment, can relieve your body of these signs of age.
Morpheus8 is an advanced FDA-approved cosmetic technology that is minimally invasive and results in no downtime and discomfort. The unique device deeply rejuvenates skin and tissues, allowing it to alleviate multiple concerns at once.
Residents of Minneapolis, Wayzata, or surrounding areas are encouraged to experience the age-defying benefits of Morpheus8 at Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics. Please schedule a Morpheus8 consultation with Dr. Leslie Smith today by contacting us at 952-460-1970 or visit our contact page.
Morpheus8 is an exceptional aesthetics technology that combines the power of microneedling and radiofrequency energy. The treatment utilizes thousands of tiny needles to penetrate the skin and create micro-injuries. The body responds to these micro-injuries by evoking its natural healing response. This healing response includes the triggering of collagen, which will help remodel the skin’s surface level and smooth it of visible cosmetic imperfections.
Morpheus8 features varying microneedle lengths, from 0.5 millimeters to seven millimeters, which allows its application on a variety of issues. From the thin skin surrounding the forehead to more fleshy areas, such as the buttock, Morpheus8 can treat these areas successfully and with ease. While the microneedles penetrate the skin, the Morpheus8 device will simultaneously release radiofrequency energy to heat the skin gently. Because of this, the treatment will increase the skin’s production of collagen, allowing for greater results had only microneedling been performed.
Morpheus8 is a particularly unique radiofrequency technology. The treatment features Burst mode radiofrequency, which allows the treatment to deploy bipolar radiofrequency energy to multiple levels of the skin in a single cycle. This unique benefit means a significant reduction in treatment time, minimizes skin injury risk, allows for greater treatment consistency, and makes the treatment customizable based on a patient’s concerns.
Benefits of Morpheus8
Morpheus8 is an excellent treatment that has many benefits, including:
- Improves skin tone and texture
- Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Decreases the appearance of acne scars and stretch marks
- Treats skin laxity
- Minimizes pores
- Treats a wide range of skin concerns
- Requires little to no downtime
- Relatively painless
- Quick treatment
- In-office treatment
- Few side effects
- Stimulates collagen production
- Safe for all skin types and tones
Morpheus8 is a cosmetic boosting treatment that is particularly popular for treating age-associated signs with the face, jawline and neck. However, the treatment can be performed on many parts of the body, including the:
Ideal Candidates for Morpheus8
Morpheus8 is a safe and effective skin rejuvenating treatment for all skin tones and types of men and women. The treatment can be performed on skin types I-IV, making Morpheus8 particularly unique. Other skin resurfacing methods typically pose a risk for a post-inflammatory response for skin type IV. Notably, the microneedles of Morpheus8 can be coated, making the radiofrequency energy only emanate from the microneedle tips. Because of this, Morpheus8 will only target the deeper layers of the skin for patients with darker skin tones, making so the risk of damage to the surface of the skin is minimal.
The treatment is best suited for mild sagging skin. While Morpheus8 stimulates collagen production, severe sagging skin cases will not experience a significant benefit from the treatment. The treatment is also ideal if you seek to treat acne scars. However, given the treatment’s microneedling aspect, patients with active acne are recommended to avoid the treatment. The constant moving in and out of the microneedles can potentially spread bacteria that will result in more acne.
The treatment is best performed on patients that are generally healthy and are not smoking. Your medical history will be reviewed during an initial consultation to ensure candidacy. Additionally, your cosmetic concerns will be discussed, and if Morpheus8 is a suitable treatment will be determined.
The Morpheus8 Treatment
Dr. Leslie Smith will begin your Morpheus8 treatment by applying your desired treatment site with a numbing cream, which will take approximately one hour to take effect. Local anesthesia may be utilized for patients who need more work. Once the numbing cream has taken effect, Dr. Smith will move the Morpheus8 device across your desired treatment site. The microneedles will puncture the skin to create micro-injuries, and radiofrequency energy is released. Based on your specific concerns, the length of the microneedles will be customized to reach the depths of your dermal layers, where improvement will be most visible. These depth levels include superficial, intermediate and deep.
A slight tingling sensation may be experienced during your treatment. However, this is generally tolerable and not painful because of the numbing cream. Your Morpheus treatment can take approximately 15 to 60 minutes, depending on the size of your treatment area and not including the time it takes for the numbing cream to take effect.
Morpheus8 Recovery and Results
After your Morpheus8 treatment, you may experience some redness, swelling and itchiness. These are common side effects and typically go away after one to three days. You will be able to apply makeup to the treated area after one to two days. A sunscreen of at least SPF 30 should be used, and you should avoid direct sun exposure for a few weeks to ensure that hyperpigmentation does not develop.
Your Morpheus8 results will gradually become more apparent a few days after treatment. Improvements in acne scarring, softening of lines and skin laxity, among other things, will be more visible. Your results will continue to improve over the course of three months because the treatment stimulates your collagen production.
Patients are encouraged to utilize targeted skincare treatments to boost their results. The micro-injuries created by the microneedles can remain present in the skin for up to 72 hours, so applying medical-grade skincare products during this period will allow for deeper penetration. Growth factors, peptides and Vitamin C are ideal for applying to further your results. However, Dr. Smith will consult with you if this is viable for your skin post-treatment.
What Does Morpheus8 Do?
Morpheus8 is a skin rejuvenating treatment that can rid the body of a wide array of cosmetic concerns. These cosmetic concerns include wrinkles, sagging skin, acne scars, and stretch marks.
What Is Morpheus8?
Morpheus8 is a rejuvenating device developed by InMode, a company that specializes in aesthetic technology. The unique device combines the power of microneedling and radiofrequency energy for the ultimate rejuvenating effect. The treatment is particularly unique because it features Burst technology, which allows for quicker recovery time, customizability and minimized risk for injury.
What Areas Can Morpheus8 Be Used to Treat?
Morpheus8 is a rejuvenating skin device commonly used to treat cosmetic concerns of the face, jaw, and neck. However, the treatment can be performed on many parts of the body. Morpheus8 is exceptional for treating such cosmetic concerns as stretch marks on the abdomen and thighs, wrinkling on the knees and acne scars on the shoulders.
How Long Does a Morpheus8 Treatment Last?
The length of time a Morpheus8 treatment takes depends on the treatment site’s size and how many areas are being treated. Typically, a treatment session lasts for approximately 15 minutes to one hour. However, patients should keep in mind that an additional hour will be required to let the numbing agent that’s utilized pre-treatment take effect.
Is Morpheus8 Comfortable?
Morpheus8 is a relatively comfortable treatment that causes minimal pain. At most, because of the numbing agent utilized, patients who undergo a Morpheus8 treatment will experience a slight tingling sensation. In some cases, if patients need more work and need to have deeper levels of their skin tissue worked on, a local anesthetic may be utilized to help further mitigate discomfort.
Are There Side Effects of Morpheus8?
Morpheus8 is a safe treatment that poses minimal side effects. Commonly, patients experience bruising, redness, and swelling of the treatment site that goes away after one to three days. Bleeding is also a common occurrence because of the microneedles, but bleeding is minimal and should not cause worry. Having your Morpheus8 treatment performed under the guidance of an experienced professional will limit your risk for more serious side effects.
Will Morpheus8 Leave Scars?
Morpheus8 is a minimally-invasive treatment that does not leave scars. However, pinprick marks from the microneedles may be noticeable, but these will fade away after approximately two weeks.
Are Morpheus8 Results Permanent?
Morpheus8 results are not permanent. Results tend to last approximately one year. As time goes on, your rate for collagen production will continue to decline. However, Morpheus8 can be performed annually to maintain your results and increase your rate of collagen production.
How Many Morpheus8 Treatments Will I Need?
Patients are recommended to have approximately three treatments spaced six to eight weeks apart to attain optimal results. However, your cosmetic concerns will be reviewed to determine the appropriate amount of treatments needed based on your specific concerns.
Can Morpheus8 Be Combined With Other Treatments?
Morpheus8 can be combined with other treatments to help further results. The treatment is often combined with neuromodulators and dermal fillers. Neuromodulators are utilized to help stop the formation of wrinkles on the face, while dermal fillers add volume where volume loss is noticeable while simultaneously correcting wrinkles and sagging skin. However, these treatments should be performed either before or one to two weeks after a Morpheus8 treatment.
What Is the Difference Between Morpheus8 and BodyTite?
Morpheus8 and BodyTite are aesthetic technologies developed by InMode. The two technologies vary vastly for what they are designed to treat. Morpheus8 is a skin rejuvenating treatment, while BodyTite is specifically meant for skin tightening. Patients with fat deposits that will not go away through diet and exercise alone will greatly benefit from BodyTite. The device essentially breaks down unwanted fat cells and tightens the skin to contour to the body’s new shape without the removed fat cells. BodyTite can be successfully performed on various parts of the body, including the arms, abdomen, hips, thighs and knees.
Morpheus8 and BodyTite can be performed in conjunction to create comprehensive results. Patients struggling with various aspects of their appearance, such as troubling fat deposits and wrinkles, are encouraged to inquire about what combining these two treatments can do for them.
Schedule Your Morpheus8 Consultation at Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics
All across your body, signs of age can become noticeable, prominent and, eventually, come to define your character. Wrinkles, lines, sagging skin, among other cosmetic concerns, can make an individual appear far older than they actually are, which can potentially make them feel older. Additionally, other cosmetic concerns can arise due to outside factors, such as the sun and pollutants that linger in the air. Morpheus8 is a unique cosmetic technology that can treat a wide range of cosmetic issues resulting from the natural aging process or outside factors. The treatment combines the rejuvenating effects of microneedling and radiofrequency energy to treat a wide range of cosmetic issues in a single treatment session.
If you are a resident of Minneapolis, Wayzata, or surrounding communities and are concerned about a particular cosmetic concern, Morpheus8 at Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics may be your solution. Please schedule a consultation by contacting us at 952-460-1970 or visit our contact page.