If you’re starting to notice some looseness around your jowls and under your chin and you’re not loving it, then you have a new tool in your anti-aging arsenal to check out. Make your face look more youthfully plump & naturally tighter with the Morpheus8, an advanced fractional radiofrequency (RF) microneedling device that takes the improvement in skin quality from microneedling and adds the skin-tightening benefits of RF. At Vibrant Woman Health Center, here in Lafayette, Louisiana, Dr. Patricia Nevils utilizes Morpheus8 as a stand-alone treatment as well as combined with other treatments. Call the office or book an appointment online to find out how you can benefit from this revolutionary procedure.
What is Morpheus8?
Regular microneedling uses tiny needles to penetrate the skin, creating very small channels that the body heals by laying down new collagen.
Morpheus8 is microneedling with RF and is FDA approved as a Subdermal Adipose Remodeling Device or SARD. This means that at its most powerful setting, Morpheus8 can sculpt or remodel the fat under the skin, notorious for creating jowls and bra rolls.
Morpheus8 is revolutionary because the depth of the radiofrequency heat delivered by its microneedles can penetrate deeper into the skin layers – down 4 millimeters - than any other microneedling device. The deeper you go, the more collagen growth you can stimulate to tighten and firm your skin.
Benefits of Morpheus8 RF Micro-Needling
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What Happens During a Morpheus8 Treatment? Is It Painful?
The treatment takes 15 to 60 minutes, depending on the size of the treated area.
We begin by covering the treatment area with numbing cream, which may need up to an hour to take effect. Morpheus8 may feel slightly uncomfortable in certain areas where the bone is prominent, like the forehead. However, our use of topical numbing cream makes treatment much more pleasant than many patients expect.
First, we do a test spot, to make sure you don’t have any adverse reactions. Then we’ll stamp the device across your skin, allowing the needles to puncture below the surface and deliver the radiofrequency energy.
You can expect one to three days of redness, itchiness, and swelling. That means you can schedule the procedure on a Friday and look normal by Monday, depending on the intensity of the treatment.
You’ll also need to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 to avoid post-procedure hyperpigmentation. A physical sunscreen containing titanium dioxide and/or zinc oxide will be gentler on your healing skin.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
If you want conservative improvement in your skin, you may only need a single treatment. For optimal results, we recommend 3 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart. This gives you maximum antiaging and skin rejuvenation results.
If you have acne scarring or stretch marks, you may require 4-6 treatments to get ideal results.
Every patient is different and during your consultation, we’ll be able to outline a course of treatment based on your individual anatomy, health history, and aesthetic needs to obtain optimal results.
How Soon Will You See Morpheus8 Results?
You may begin to see the benefits of Morpheus8 within a few days of your first treatment and some skin tightening within three weeks.
New collagen takes time to develop, so full results require about three months after your final session.