- December 3, 2021
- by Skinic
What is Morpheus8 and how does it work?
Saggy skin is a natural part of the aging process, but it can be hard to accept and can sometimes affect confidence and self-esteem. Here at Skinic, we have adopted a brand new, non-surgical skin-tightening technology that reduces saggy skin, giving your skin a smoother, tighter, and more youthful appearance.
This technology is called Morpheus8 by Inmode, a cutting-edge treatment that combines micro needling with radiofrequency waves, targeting not only sagging skin but also stretch marks, acne scars and more.
If you’ve Googled “Morpheus8 Beverly Hills” and are curious about the benefits of our Morpheus8 treatments at Skinic, read on to learn more about this rejuvenating skin-tightening treatment.
So, how does it really work?
Morpheus8 is a skin-tightening treatment device that uses micro needling to stimulate collagen regeneration on the surface while the radiofrequency waves cause collagen and elastin production on a deeper level.
The way it works is that the small punctures to the skin initiate the body’s recovery response in the form of increased collagen production. Then, as the tiny needles pierce the skin’s surface, they create small channels, allowing the radiofrequency waves to penetrate even deeper below the skin’s surface, loosening up fat and exfoliating collagen, called subdermal adipose remodeling.
When the micro needling and radiofrequency waves are used together, the skin-tightening effect is enhanced, resulting in smoother, more contoured, and youthful looking skin.
What are the benefits of Morpheus8 treatments?
Morpheus8 is for anyone who wants to attain more even toned and tighter skin.
The treatment is ideal for those looking to:
· Tighten sagging skin on the face, jawline, neck, under the eyes, on the arms, knees, abdomen, buttocks, and other parts of the body
· Contour the shape of their body and face
· Reduce the appearance of wrinkles on the face, neck, and chest
· Reverse the effects of acne scarring and skin discoloration
· Reduce the appearance of stretch marks
· Tighten pores
With Morpheus8, not only is more collagen produced and on deeper levels, but the radiofrequency also exfoliates and remodels the collagen, improving the shape and contour of the treated areas. For example, if you have sagging skin on your jawline, Morpheus8 treatments can bring back its more defined and youthful shape.
Weight loss can also cause saggy skin, and many people who have achieved their ideal weight goal will undergo a skin-tightening procedure to eliminate any excessive or saggy skin that resulted from losing weight. Morpheus8 can tighten up any loose skin, giving you the amazing appearance you’ve worked hard to achieve.
Morpheus8 allows technicians to tailor treatments to your specific needs with an adjustable radiofrequency wave depth. For example, if you’re getting treatment on your abdomen, the technician can adjust the waves to penetrate more deeply than they would for treatment under the eyes. This allows for more precise skin contouring in each treated area.
Morpheus8 is safe for all skin tones, including darker skin tones. Also, there is no post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) as with other resurfacing treatments.
Additionally, Morpheus8’s highly effective technology helps to combat the signs of aging and re-establish your skin’s youthful appearance without the risks associated with surgery.
What can I expect from a Morpheus8 treatment?
Morpheus8 is a simple treatment that requires minimal preparation and has virtually no downtime.
Before the procedure, a numbing cream will be applied to the areas that will be treated, eliminating any discomfort for clients. This cream can take up to an hour to take full effect. In the meantime, you can relax and read a book or use your cell phone.
The procedure itself can take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour, depending on the size of the area being treated, and because of the numbing cream, the procedure should be virtually pain-free. If you start to feel pain and discomfort during the treatment, notify the technician.
After the procedure, you may experience some slight swelling or redness in the treated areas which will go away within a couple of days.
Are there any post-treatment tips?
After your Morpheus8 treatment, avoid touching the treated area for up to 12 hours after the procedure. The area will be tender and the bacteria from your hands can slow healing. Additionally, as the area may be red, some clients are tempted to apply make-up. You should avoid applying make-up to the area for 12 hours after treatment to avoid discoloring.
As the surface of the skin has been punctured, leaving the skin vulnerable to UV rays, it’s also important to avoid direct sunlight after a treatment.
Additionally, it’s best to apply moisturizer to the treated area for a few days following treatment, preferably with SPF to protect the skin.
How many sessions will I need?
The number of sessions depends on your specific issues, but most clients need 1-3 sessions, spaced about 4-6 weeks apart to give the skin time to recover and to not overwhelm the body’s collagen-producing response.
Most clients see results after their first session and will continue to see improvements for up to three months after their last treatment.
Are there any contraindications?
While Morpheus 8 is a completely safe, non-surgical procedure, it’s contraindicated for those with pacemakers as the radiofrequency waves may affect their functioning.
If you’re getting treatments for acne scarring, it’s best not to get treatment during an active acne breakout to avoid spreading bacteria through the microneedles which can potentially aggravate the breakout.
Women who are pregnant should not receive Morpheus8 treatments until after they have given birth.
Morpheus8’s state-of-the-art skin-tightening technology will give your skin the youthful, contoured appearance you desire. To reap the benefits of this amazing treatment, book an appointment with one of our trained technicians at Skinic today!