Everyone wants radiant skin with as few superficial concerns as possible, so it’s fortunate that there are aesthetic treatments that can reverse the visible signs of aging and help you perfect the appearance of your skin. At Complete Care Clinic in Paris, TX, we believe that you can improve your skin quickly and effectively with Morpheus8 treatments. This powerful treatment combines radiofrequency energy with microneedling techniques for a comprehensive anti-aging effect.
How Does Morpheus8 Treatment Work?
Morpheus8 is an advanced skin tightening and rejuvenating treatment that enhances the appearance of the skin and visibly reduces superficial skin concerns. This treatment can help restore skin laxity, minimize the appearance of wrinkles, correct sun damage, and improve other skin imperfections.
The key to this treatment’s efficacy can be found in the dual approach of the patented treatment device. This treatment utilizes a powerful combination of radiofrequency and microneedling techniques to restore your skin. The reason this dual approach is so effective is that it addresses the upper and lower layers of the skin at one time, which can achieve long-lasting and natural-looking results.
Radiofrequency is a type of thermal energy that uses the power of light and heat to sink into the sub-dermal layers of skin. When the internal layers of skin are exposed to thermal energy, the internal healing processes of the skin respond by creating more collagen and elastin. This is why radiofrequency treatments are used to effectively tighten the skin and improve the overall texture of the skin.
Additionally, radiofrequency treatments are well-known to help break down some adipose fat that gathers under the skin surface, which can help patients make minor contours to areas such as the jowls or the back. This portion of the treatment may also help correct blemishes and other pigment concerns on the skin surface.
Microneedling is a minimally invasive aesthetic technique that helps you use your body’s own natural regenerative abilities to refine the appearance and texture of the skin. The microneedling portion of the Morpheus8 treatment device contains several small, thin needles, which are used to puncture the outermost layer of the skin to create micro-channels. These micro-channels encourage the skin to quickly heal, which means producing collagen, fibrin, and elastin to smooth the texture of the skin.
Microneedling can also be used to accelerate cellular turnover. In the process of healing the micro-channels made on the skin, your skin will shed dead skin cells and turn over new, unblemished skin cells. This part of the treatment can help improve the appearance of pigment concerns, photodamage from sun exposure, and much more.
What Causes Age-Related Skin Changes?
We all know that the visible signs of aging are a natural byproduct of becoming older, but why is it that we deal with wrinkles, age spots, and sun damage? It turns out there are several scientific reasons why the skin begins to show visible signs of aging as we get older, sometimes as early as our 30s and 40s.
Less Collagen and Elastin
The structure of your skin relies on two skin proteins called collagen and elastin. When we are young, our skin has high levels of their proteins, but as a result of hormone changes as we age, we begin to produce less collagen and elastin over time. What this means for your skin is that the structural integrity will begin to fail and you will have looser, more lax skin as a result.
When you have looser skin as a result of low collagen and elastin levels in the skin, it becomes much easier for wrinkles to develop. This is because your skin has lost its elasticity, or its ability to form a firm shape after movement. Wrinkles will continue to develop or deepen as your skin produces less collagen, eventually going from fine lines to dynamic wrinkles over the course of several years.
Some experts estimate that about 90% of all age-related skin concerns are caused by accumulated sun damage over a lifetime. Sun damage occurs when UV rays are exposed to the skin, which creates free radicals that compromise the strength of the skin cells. Over time, sun damage can harm the production of collagen and elastin in your skin, darken skin pigment, and cause permanent skin damage.
Aside from the natural aging process and the results of sun damage, other factors may contribute to your skin aging. One of the most important influences of skin aging is your genetics, which will determine how soon you will stop producing high levels of collagen and even the balance of your hormones that can contribute to acne.
It’s also a point of fact that poor skin hygiene can make your skin age more quickly. For example, if you allow your skin to be dry all the time, it’s more likely that you will experience low skin moisture that will make your skin appear dry and thin. Regularly exfoliating your skin will also improve some superficial concerns and also stimulate the production of collagen. Without either of these basic skincare steps, you may experience signs of aging more quickly.
How Can Morpheus8 Improve Your Skin?
This unique treatment is incredibly beneficial for reversing the signs of aging. While over-the-counter anti-aging products may make minor improvements to skin tone and texture, many are not as beneficial or long-lasting as they claim to be. Fortunately, this treatment more than delivers on all of its promises and is commonly used to correct issues such as:
- Lax skin
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Uneven skin tone
- Rough skin texture
- Sun damage
- Enlarged pores
- Acne scarring
- Blemishes and redness
- And more
What Are the Benefits of This Treatment?
This treatment is highly innovative and one of the most effective options to have when it’s time to improve skin imperfections and achieve the radiant glow you’re looking for. Aside from having a dual approach that addresses both interior and exterior skin problems, other benefits for this treatment include:
Every portion of this sophisticated treatment device is adjustable to suit your exact needs. From the strength of the radiofrequency energy to the depth of the microneedles (up to four millimeters), you can benefit from the way this treatment is tailored to your skin needs. This will ensure that you are receiving the most appropriate treatment for each of your areas of concern.
Easy and Fast Treatment
Sometimes, this treatment is an ideal alternative to a classic facelift or other cosmetic surgery to improve the appearance of the skin. Not only is this treatment appropriate for mild to moderate skin concerns, but it also has very minimal downtime after the treatment. Even more impressively, the treatment appointments will take less than an hour, which lets you get back to your normal daily activities quickly.
Natural Method and Natural Results
Although this treatment device uses energy, the science behind the treatment still takes advantage of the natural healing process of your body to enhance the appearance of the skin. For example, stimulating the skin with micro-injuries and thermal energy are natural ways to increase cellular turnover and collagen production. For this reason, the results of this treatment will also appear and feel natural as compared to other treatments, such as dermal fillers.
What Can You Expect From Your Treatment?
Overall, this treatment is a simple process not unlike a facelift. During your treatment, you will feel mild heat on your face as the treatment device is in use and you may feel faint prickling from the microneedling technique. We take several steps to ensure that you are comfortable during your treatment.
However, before your treatment, you will need to attend a consultation appointment to ensure that this treatment is appropriate for your skin needs. Although this treatment is generally compatible with all skin tones and types, we will perform a basic examination of your targeted trouble areas to decide if this treatment will help you achieve your goals.
You will need to prepare for your treatment about three to five days before your appointment. Part of your pre-treatment instructions will include directions to stop taking blood-thinning medications, avoid sun exposure and tanning beds, and temporarily stop using retinoids on the skin surface.
There is no formal recovery period for this treatment since most people can immediately return to work or other activities after their treatment. However, you will still be given post-treatment instructions to ensure that your skin heals optimally so you can achieve your aesthetic goals. The most important post-treatment advice is to avoid sun exposure for at least 10 to 14 days unless you are wearing high SPF when you are outside.
You should also avoid tanning beds, self-tanning products, excessively hot water, hot tubs, and saunas. You may also want to avoid applying certain skincare products, such as acids or retinoids that can dry out the skin. Moisturizing after your treatment is key.
When Will You See Results?
In general, most people will start to see changes to their skin within five to seven days after their appointment. Some people with more severe concerns may require additional days to begin seeing results. Your results will continue to improve over the next several days while more collagen is produced within the skin. The majority of people will be able to see the final results about three months after their treatment.
How Many Treatments Are Necessary?
The number of treatments required for you to achieve optimal results depends on factors such as your skin condition and your desired results. Some people with minor skin conditions may be able to enjoy optimal results in as little as one treatment. Others may require multiple treatments.
If you do require additional treatments, your appointments will generally be scheduled about four weeks apart to give your skin enough time to recover and start building collagen between treatments. We will be able to give you a better idea of the number of treatments you will need during your consultation appointment.
Who Are Good Candidates?
This treatment can effectively treat multiple skin concerns and is typically a good option for adults who have appearance concerns such as sun damage, scarring, or skin laxity. This treatment is compatible with most skin tones, including medium complexions.
Transform Your Skin With Morpheus8
If you want to enjoy perfectly smooth skin with a radiant glow, then you need to put down the over-the-counter creams and start looking at long-term treatment solutions. A treatment like Morpheus8 can improve the overall appearance and health of your skin naturally with long-lasting results. If you think this treatment is right for you, please contact Complete Care Clinic in Paris, TX to schedule your first appointment today.