Advanced treatments for skin rejuvenation are becoming more popular than surgical solutions. One of the best advanced treatments currently is Morpheus8, an RF microneedling treatment that can heal and enhance the appearance of the skin. Learn more about this treatment before you schedule your first appointment at MD Age Management in Winter Park, FL.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Morpheus8?
Morpheus8 uses bipolar radiofrequency technology that makes it an appropriate option for most skin types and skin tones. Because this treatment is so versatile, the vast majority of people who want to refresh and renew their skin are good candidates for this treatment.
Specifically, to be considered an eligible candidate, you must not be currently pregnant, breastfeeding, have a pacemaker, have an active skin condition like eczema, and you must be in good general health. People who are interested in this treatment are usually aiming to correct concerns such as:
Age-related concerns that can be resolved with this RF microneedling treatment include fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, and mild to moderate skin laxity. Age-related concerns can be corrected with this treatment because RF microneedling induces the production of collagen from deep within the skin, which increases skin volume and smooths away visible signs of aging.
This treatment is also good for addressing scar-related concerns, such as acne scars and stretch marks. Acne scars that can be addressed with the treatment include atrophic acne scars on the face. Because this treatment increases collagen within the skin, it can fill in scarring to smooth the surface of the skin.
Likewise, stretch marks happen when there is not enough collagen in the skin, so this treatment can increase collagen to fill in the spaces where stretch marks occur. Over time, this will also help the pink or silvery lines associated with stretch marks fade from view.
Finally, candidates interested in this treatment may also want to correct photodamage-related concerns. Specifically, dark spots and redness from sun exposure can be resolved with this treatment because of cellular turnover and the way that bipolar radiofrequency interacts with the healing abilities of the skin.
How Does This Treatment Work?
This treatment works by combining the power of thermal radiofrequency energy with the penetrating ability of microneedling, both of which stimulate the body’s natural regenerative abilities. This treatment simultaneously induces the production of collagen while also creating fibroblasts that enhance the appearance of the skin and heal skin structural issues.
Collagen production is the main component of this treatment. When you can increase the amount of collagen in the deepest layers of the skin, the superficial layer of the skin will also improve. Collagen production means correcting both skin volume issues and tightening the skin to correct skin laxity.
Cellular turnover is the secondary component of this treatment and happens as a by-product of the microneedling process. Although microneedling is mostly associated with collagen induction, the micro-injuries that occur on the surface of the skin with this aesthetic technique will also encourage more rapid cellular turnover.
As your cellular turnover increases, the superficial layer of the skin will also improve skin texture. This is why this treatment can be a good option for those who are also dealing with mild to moderate photodamage, redness, dry skin, or dull skin.
How Many Treatments Will You Need?
Most people will need a series of at least three to five treatments to achieve optimal results. You may require more treatments if you’re addressing scarring or severe signs of aging. If you are only addressing concerns such as dark spots, you may need less than three treatments to achieve your desired results.
What Can You Expect From Treatment?
Your appointments will usually take under an hour to complete. These treatments are very comfortable, but you may request the use of a topical numbing cream to ensure your comfort for the duration of your appointment.
To prepare for your treatment, you should discontinue blood-thinning medications and stop using chemical exfoliants that may irritate the skin. You should also avoid direct contact with the sun unless you’re wearing sunscreen. After your treatment, you should continue to protect your skin from the sun and avoid chemical exfoliants for at least one week.
How Frequently Should You Have Treatments?
After you achieve your desired results, you may want to have an annual treatment every six to 12 months. Naturally, the frequency of your touch-up appointments will depend on the health of your skin, the severity of your concerns, the specific concerns you are treating, and even your age.
Younger people, for example, may be able to maintain collagen production in the skin for longer periods and may only need treatments every 12 to 18 months. We can discuss the best treatment frequency for you based on your desired results.
Schedule a Consultation to See If You’re a Good Candidate
Most people who are interested in improving the overall texture and appearance of their skin are good candidates for Morpheus8. This treatment can address age-related concerns, photodamage, and scarring with long-lasting, natural-looking results. Please contact MD Age Management in Winter Park, FL to schedule your consultation today.