Morpheus8 In Irvine, CA
Morpheus8 In Irvine, CA
Morpheus8 is a sophisticated microneedling treatment powered by radiofrequency energy. This deep fractional treatment is intended for profound tissue remodeling that reaches down into the adipose layer of fat beneath the skin. This tissue is what is behind the formation of bra rolls, jowls, and other common problems.
Both microneedling and radiofrequency have been performed for the past several years. Each is involved in stimulating collagen production and tightening. Joining the two has achieved something quite special: the ability to obtain significant improvements with little downtime.
Morpheus8 Treatment Areas
Morpheus8 can be used on any areas that can benefit from deep tissue renewal. The most commonly treated areas include the lower face and neck. Areas of the face and body that are wrinkled, discolored or prone to acne scarring are also possible treatment areas.
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Depending on your specific treatment plan developed by our team, you can expect to have between 3-5 sessions.
Many adults are excellent candidates for Morpheus8 treatment. The treatment can correct the signs of aging and sun damage such as fine lines and creases, rough texture, pigment concerns, enlarged pores, tissue laxity, stretch marks, and scars. Any area of the face or body that needs subdermal renewal can benefit from this procedure. In addition to being an excellent anti-aging and scar-reducing treatment, Morpheus8 can help you reduce the effects of aging and sun exposure. By using this tissue-repair process preemptively, you can continue to enjoy youthful, radiant skin for several years with few touch-ups.
Visible results can be seen within a few days, but the most noticeable results will appear after about three weeks. Improvements continue up to three months after treatment.
One of the primary benefits of Morpheus8 treatments is that they can be conducted in the office without general anesthesia. There are no incisions and the side effects associated with treatment are mild. Cosmetic benefits associated with Morpheus8 include:
- Improved skin tone and texture
- Increased firmness and softness due to collagen proliferation
- A decrease in active acne
- Reduction of acne scars
- Consistent results
A single Morpheus8 treatment will achieve noticeable results. However, you may benefit the most from a series of treatments performed over several weeks. We conduct a thorough consultation and assessment of our clients’ skin to estimate how many treatments they may need to achieve their desired outcome.
You can expect your Morpheus8 treatment to take 30 to 60 minutes depending on the area you wish to treat. Your appointment session will also include a short period of waiting for the topical anesthetic to take effect.
The most common side effect of Morpheus8 treatment may be pinpoint scabs. Additional side effects include bruising, swelling, and redness. These do not require downtime but you may not feel comfortable enough with your appearance to return to your normal activities right away. Your skin may feel slightly sensitive or sore after your session. If this happens, an over-the-counter pain reliever can be taken.
Microneedling is a technique that is performed using tiny needles that are not much larger than those used for acupuncture. Because radiofrequency energy is delivered through the Morpheus8 needles, we apply a topical numbing cream before commencing with treatment. The powerful topical anesthetic may not completely numb the skin but it does significantly reduce pain sensations. Most patients report feeling only mild heat during their treatment.
Yes, Morpheu8 can be used in the same treatment session, or a few days after other treatments.
Of the several advantages of Morpheus8 treatment, its versatility across all skin types and tones is one of its most significant. If you have darker skin, you may have been told in the past that skin rejuvenating treatments, especially those that utilize laser energy, are not ideal. The resurfacing that occurs can lead to unwanted pigment changes in the skin. Morpheus8 doesn’t resurface the skin. It stimulates profound rejuvenation from the inside out. Without resurfacing, there is very little risk of tissue damage and discoloration.
If you have active acne, you might feel hesitant to try any new form of treatment. At the same time, you may feel frustrated about a lack of results from your current skincare efforts. Morpheus8 is used on all skin type, tones, and also a variety of conditions, including acne. In this instance, the radiofrequency energy that enters the deeper layers of the skin through tiny needles works against the bacteria that contribute to breakouts. This energy, which warms tissue, destroys bacteria that are present at the time of treatment. It also reduces pore size over time and decreases the oil production that is involved in acne flare-ups.
Microneedling by itself is a powerful treatment. It is a proven form of collagen stimulation that works by creating numerous tiny punctures at varying depths in the skin. In response to these micro-injuries, the body increases its production of collagen. This influx of collagen works to repair tissue that has been damaged or affected by the aging process. Microneedling is an integral aspect of the Morpheus8 treatment; it’s the foundation and the delivery method all in one. Your Morpheus8 treatment involves penetrating the upper layers of the skin with tiny needles as well as the delivery of controlled radiofrequency through them. The combination increases the tissue-repair response without increasing side effects and downtime.
There are two ways in which adjustable needle depths can support optimal treatment outcomes. One way is that your procedure can be made more comfortable by adjusting needle depths based on the area of concern. Some parts of the face, for example, such as the forehead, have less fatty tissue than others, such as the midface. Where there is less “buffer” from fatty tissue, there may be more discomfort during treatment. Secondly, our ability to adjust needle depth during your treatments enables us to effectively address specific concerns, from stretch marks to deep creases to fine lines and more.
Stretch marks occur as the skin heals from exaggerated stretching. Too much too fast, or just too much stretching of the skin can cause tiny fibers to separate. When the skin heals, the fiber separation that occurred remains noticeable in the form of light, silvery streaks. Morpheus8 performed over stretch marks can cause collagen denaturation, in which the weak points of collagen fibers are broken down and rebuilt “from the ground up.” Stretch mark correction most often requires multiple Morpheus8 sessions to achieve optimal, lasting results.
After your consultation for Morpheus8 treatment, your provider will discuss or give you instructions that will help you prepare for your procedure. There isn’t much to do. Our main concern is helping you achieve the best results with minimal side effects, such as bruising, bleeding, and skin irritation. To be fully prepared for this goal, you may:
- Avoid tanning of any kind, including tanning bed use, for at least one month prior to your treatment.
- Avoid tanning lotions for four or more weeks before your Morpheus8 treatment.
- Stop waxing or receiving depilatory treatments two weeks before your appointment.
- Do not begin taking new medications or supplements before your treatment.
- If you have a history of herpes, you may need to take anti-viral medication prior to your treatment.
- One week before your appointment, you need to avoid supplements and medications that increase your bleeding risk. Examples include aspirin, ibuprofen, vitamin E, vitamin A, and essential fatty acids.
- Do not consume alcohol beginning two days prior to your treatment.
- Come to your appointment with a clean, make-up-free face.
Your provider will give you detailed instructions that discuss how to care for your skin after your Morpheus8 treatment. If you have any questions after reviewing your instructions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’re here to support you in achieving your best possible results! After your appointment, you might notice that, for a day or two, your treatment area looks increasingly puffy or red. You may see pinpoint scabs forming. These side effects can build for up to three days. As the underlying skin cells come to the surface, the scabs and other side effects slough off and resolve.
Before you wash your face, which you might do hours after your treatment, it is important to wash your hands. Your provider may list or discuss the kind of cleanser that would be gentlest on your skin during your short recovery period. After washing, use a clean towel to pat your skin dry. Also, it is important to sleep on a clean pillowcase after having Morpheus8 facial treatment.
Yes! Morpheus8 is a non-surgical skin-tightening procedure that works by enhancing your body’s natural regenerative mechanisms. After your treatment, your skin may look red, dry, and tight for a week or two. This isn’t unlike the initial response to a chemical peel or laser treatment. Once the initial recovery period has ended, your inherent tissue regeneration process will remodel your skin to behave in a more youthful way. With this more youthful tissue behavior, specifically an increased production of collagen and elastin, your skin can look younger, too.
You might. Part of the tissue regeneration process is the sloughing off the dead and damaged cells that are obscuring youthful-looking skin. This comes in response to the micro-injuries created by the tiny needles on the Morpheus8 applicator, and we want this to occur because it is an indication of the cellular remodeling that is needed to achieve noticeable results. The side effects that occur after Morpheus8 RF microneedling treatment can vary from person to person. You may experience only mild flaking, or you may experience microlesions that ooze. None of these side effects are painful or lasting. They typically coincide with minor tenderness and last only a few days, developing two to three days after treatment and resolving by day seven or 10.
The radiofrequency energy contained in the Morpheus8 procedure has two effects on the body. It heats subdermal tissue to stimulate collagen production and it can also target adipose tissue, fatty tissue, to melt fat cells. The Morpheus8 device is FDA approved as a Subdermal Adipose Remodeling Device(SARD), meaning that it has shown in clinical trials that the RF energy reaches fat cells and causes apoptosis in localized, superficial areas. If you are interested in addressing the submental fullness that causes a double chin, talk to yo
Understandably, you want to get the best possible results from your RF Microneedling treatment. After your Morpheus8 procedure, you’ll follow some specific aftercare instructions to keep you comfortable and healing well. Some of the suggestions for optimal tissue repair include:
- DO NOT apply ice to soothe the warmth you’ll feel. Instead, sit in front of a fan. Consider purchasing a handheld, battery-powered fan before your session.
- Strictly avoid sun exposure for two to three days. After that, you may protect your skin using broad-spectrum SPF 30 or higher sunscreen. It is important to be diligent about sunscreen use.
- Avoid all forms of excessive heat, including hot tubs, hot baths and showers, and all types of saunas, stem and infrared.
- Wash the skin in the treatment area daily using a gentle soap. No scrubbing and no exfoliating. Refrain from picking at tiny scabs if they develop.
- Apply an approved moisturizer at least once a day starting one two three days after your treatment. Your skin may become dry and flaky during the tissue repair process.
- Wait at least three to four days before resuming the use of products that contain potentially irritating ingredients. Examples include salicylic/glycolic/lactic/alpha-hydroxy acid, benzoyl peroxide, retinal, and tretinoin.
- If applicable, take prophylactic antibiotics as prescribed to you.
- If applicable, take prophylactic antiviral medication as prescribed to you. It’s important to inform your provider if you have a history of cold sores.
Most people who are interested in rejuvenating their skin in a more profound way are good candidates for Morpheus8. The few exceptions include:
- Having an electronic or metallic implant. Examples include an implanted defibrillator or a pacemaker.
- Superficial metal implants such as piercings, screws, or metal plates.
- Women who are pregnant or nursing.
- History of cancer, including skin cancer or pre-malignant moles.
- Current cardiac or sensory disorder.
- Immune system impairment such as HIV.
- Current use of immunosuppressant medication.
- Having uncontrolled thyroid dysfunction, diabetes, or other endocrine disorder.
Your provider can work with you to create a beauty plan that can help you manage the appearance of your skin as you age and face environmental factors. You can schedule Morpheus8 treatments as often as every three to four months! You may also alternate between this more comprehensive collagen-remodeling treatment and more conservative procedures such as traditional microneedling, chemical peels, and even plasma treatments as needed to address specific concerns. Here at New Look Skin Center, we put our knowledge and training to work toward your best interest!
Morpheus8 is designed for optimal results. The deep absorption of energy stimulates collagen production that continues for approximately 3 months. After that time, it is beneficial to schedule periodic touch-ups to sustain the collagen proliferation and remodeling that is necessary to offset the natural aging process.
While there are a few potential complications that could occur from radiofrequency microneedling, the majority of patients who have undergone Morpheus8 do not encounter more than a few minimal side effects.
Potential risks include bleeding, infection, scarring, damage to blood vessels, puffiness or bruising, itching, pain, changes in skin color, and unsatisfactory results. There is a possibility that a person may have an allergic reaction to the topical anesthetic, resulting in swelling, itching, or discomfort. Delayed healing may also occur. Each of these complications is possible but very rarely occurs.
Since the downtime after treatment is minimal, makeup can be applied 1 to 2 days after the treatment. Patients should expect to see micro lesions a few days after treatment and slight redness for up to 1 week depending on treatment parameters.
We recommend that patients moisturize the treatment area and avoid direct sun exposure. It is also recommended to use a good, broad spectrum sunscreen every day.
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