Resurface and Tighten Your Skin With Morpheus8, Infini and Voluderm
Morpheus8 is a micro-needling and radiofrequency treatment (very much similar to the medically-cleared options available at Advanced Dermatology including Infini and Lumenis’s Voluderm) that offers the benefits of a facelift, without surgery and recovery time. It’s an FDA-approved, minimally-invasive procedure that tightens and smoothes the skin, addressing textural irregularities and hyperpigmentation. It has received a lot of online publicity and influencer endorsement because of its ability to recontour and lift the face, combining the benefits of two technologies, into one highly effective skin treatment.
How Does Morpheus8 Work?
As we get older, our bodies produce less collagen and elastin, and skin thickness decreases. Collagen is what gives the body its strength and structure; its role is to hold tissues together. It is also the most abundant protein, accounting for one-third of the body’s total amount of protein and three-quarters of the skin’s dry weight. As we get older, the collagen fibres get weaker, contributing to the signs of ageing. Some dermal fillers contain collagen, which is injected to restore volume loss and plump up fine lines and wrinkles.
As its name indicates, elastin is what gives your skin the ability to stretch. It is also a type of protein that allows tissues to stretch and then recoil. It is found in your skin’s dermis layer where it is the main component of connective elastic tissue.
Collagen and elastin contribute to youthful skin and when the two proteins are in decline, it results in skin laxity.
In a Morpheus8 Treatment radiofrequency energy emits low-frequency electromagnetic waves that generate an electromagnetic field. The electromagnetic field causes thermal heating in the skin’s dermal layer, breaking down the collagen. This process stimulates the production of collagen and elastin as it promotes skin healing.
What Are The Aesthetic Benefits of Radiofrequency Microneedling?
Radiofrequency energy can be adjusted for the specific tissues you want to target. The microneedles ensure deeper penetration of thermal heat. By causing micro-injuries, blood vessels are stimulated, and the skin’s natural production of collagen and elastin is stimulated, building a stronger and thicker dermis.
Is Morpheus8 Safe?
Morpheus8 is a safe treatment because it targets energy into the dermis without the risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation from epidermal injury.
Morpheus8 Treatment Areas
Morpheus8 is suitable for use on the face, neck, arms, and abdomen. The treatment can be applied anywhere you need subdermal renewal, such as
- The upper and lower eyelids, as well as under the eye area
- The skin around the mouth
- The nasal labial folds
- Wrinkles on the neck and cheeks
- Sagging jowls
Radiofrequency Microneedling As An Acne Treatment
This RF micro-needling treatment can also be used in the treatment of cystic acne, and to improve the appearance of acne scars. You will find most doctors globally agree that fractional RF micro-needling treatments are the most effective treatment for acne scarring.
Sun damage and pigmentation can be corrected, and the procedure can be used on all skin types and tones. Radiofrequency micro-needling treatments are not associated with post-inflammatory pigmentation. This is what makes Morpheus8 stand out against laser treatments for pigmentation.
Morpheus8 Before and After | What To Expect From The Procedure
How To Prepare For Your RF Microneedling Treatment
It’s always best to consult with a specialist clinican before your treatment, so you can get advice specific to your needs. In general, it is advisable to avoid skin irritants, retinoids, and exfoliating acids prior to your Morpheus8 treatment. You should also avoid microdermabrasion and peels for two weeks before and after Morpheus8.
What Happens In A Treatment Session?
Treatment sessions are typically 30 to 90 minutes long, depending on the area you would like to target. The clinician will cleanse your skin gently before applying a topical numbing cream to make the procedure more comfortable. A handpiece is used to inject radiofrequency energy through the microlesions made by the microneedles. The handpiece is used gently, like a stamp.
RF energy can be infected at different depths depending on your skin concern. A specialist physician will adjust the depth of the needles’ penetration, to meet your treatment goals.
What To Expect After The Treatment:
You may experience some swelling and redness for three to four days after the treatment but this will self-resolve as your skin heals. After your treatment, you’ll need to keep your skin well moisturised and stay out of the sun for the first week. Make sure you use a broad-spectrum SPF during the day. Avoid make-up, exfoliation, and using perfume on the treated areas for a week while your skin heals.
When Can You Expect To See Results?
Results are usually visible within one week and continue to improve over a six-week period. The results of a treatment program can last up to 12 months. One to four sessions are recommended for optimal results, usually spaced a month apart. It’s best to see how your skin responds to treatment after your first session and discuss your treatment goals with your clinician.
The Benefits Of Morpheus8
- It can be used to address most skin concerns: from ageing, to acne scars, pigmentation to skin laxity
- It is non-invasive, FDA-approved, and safe for all skin types
- It offers the benefits of a facelift without the trauma and downtime associated with a surgical procedure
- It is ideal for clients who do not want dermal fillers
- It can be used on the face and body
Is Radiofrequency Microneedling The Right Treatment For You?
Radiofrequency microneedling treatments like Morpheus8, Infini and Voluderm are best for patients who are generally healthy and do not have any serious underlying medical conditions. A typical client is a man or a woman who has concerns about the signs of ageing (wrinkles, fine lines, and creases), skin laxity, acne scarring, or acne that doesn’t respond to treatment, sun damage or hyperpigmentation. This treatment is best for non-smokers. It is not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women.
It is advisable to discuss your skin concerns and goals with a suitably qualified physician who can evaluate your risk factors and determine the best course of treatment.
To find out how radiofrequency microneedling could address your skin concern, it’s best to speak to one of our specialist clinicians. We have several medically cleared devices similar to Morpheus8 including the Lumenis and Infini so contact us to book your free consultation at one of our clinics in Sydney, Bondi, Gold Coast or Brisbane.