With age comes wisdom, as well as some persistent skin concerns like skin laxity and dark spots. If you’re tired of waiting for over-the-counter products to improve your skin condition, it might be time to consider a treatment like Morpheus8 at Peachtree Dermatology in Atlanta, GA. This bipolar radiofrequency microneedling technique can vastly improve your skin with long-lasting results.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Morpheus8 Treatments?
Candidates for this treatment include women and men who have mild to moderate aesthetic concerns, such as scars, fine lines, and hyperpigmentation. The level of penetration and radiofrequency energy used during this treatment can be customized to suit your skin type, so even people who have very light skin, very dark skin, or very sensitive skin can safely use this treatment.
However, this treatment may not be appropriate for you if you are currently breastfeeding or pregnant. You may not be eligible for this treatment if you have electronic implants, such as a defibrillator, pacemaker, or metal plates. People who have diabetes or thyroid disease may not be qualified. If you have an active autoimmune disease like HIV or AIDS, this treatment might not be right for you.
How Does This Treatment Work?
Morpheus8 is a unique treatment that combines the power of microneedling with fractional bipolar radiofrequency energy. The result is a treatment device that can open channels in the skin that will allow radiofrequency energy to deeply penetrate the sub-dermal layers of the skin. When your skin is exposed to this combination of energy and physical penetration, your body’s natural regenerative response will rapidly stimulate collagen production.
This treatment can be used to produce collagen in every layer of the skin. The thermal element of this treatment can also help mold the layers of fat beneath your skin, which can help improve the smoothness and structure of your skin. This treatment is non-invasive and non-ablative, and your appointments can be completed in under an hour.
How Many Treatments Will You Need?
It can be challenging to estimate how many treatments you will need. People who have mild skin concerns may only need three treatment sessions, while people who have moderate concerns may need as many as six. If you are treating multiple areas of the face and body, you may need additional appointments to achieve optimal results.
During your initial round of treatments, your treatment frequency may be as frequent as every four to six weeks. While you may notice immediate results after your first appointment, it’s recommended to complete your full round of initial treatments to get the best results. After you achieve your optimal results, you may need to have an annual appointment every one to three years to sustain your results.
How Long Will Results Last?
This unique microneedling radiofrequency treatment can produce long-lasting results that last for one to three years. There are various factors that may influence how long your results last, such as your skin type, age, skin condition, environment, stress, and lifestyle. If you want to extend your results, you can adopt good practices like wearing sunscreen every day or using high-quality skincare products designed for your skin goals.
What Are the Benefits of This Treatment?
There are several key benefits to this treatment device. One is the versatility of the treatment. Because this device can heat the subdermal layers of the skin up to 8mm and because the depth of penetration can be customized to your needs, you can use this treatment on virtually all areas of the face and body. In fact, a special body handpiece can be used to treat areas like the abdomen.
Reduce Visible Aging
This treatment can quickly reduce visible age-related concerns such as fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, and skin laxity. If you have loose skin on the neck, sagging skin on the jowls, or lax skin on the face, this treatment is ideal. Additionally, because the results of this treatment can last for such a long time, you can enjoy anti-aging results that continually and visibly slow down your rate of aging.
Scars from injuries or acne can be tough to deal with. The most effective way to treat scarring is to restructure the underlying layer of collagen. This treatment can improve collagen formation beneath the skin, which will improve the appearance of all types of acne scars, surgical scars, and more.
Hyperpigmentation from acne, sun damage, and hormones can be hard to erase. Sometimes, even the most powerful skin-brightening ingredients can’t effectively remove hyperpigmentation. Fortunately, the improved cellular turnover from this treatment can gradually correct hyperpigmentation, so you can enjoy an even-toned complexion.
Diminish Stretch Marks
Stretch marks appear when the skin stretches too rapidly without the support of collagen. To get rid of stretch marks, more collagen must be produced in the skin to fortify its strength. Not only can this treatment improve the firmness of the skin, but it can also fade the discoloration associated with stretch marks.
Do You Need to Prepare Before Your Treatment?
To prepare for your treatment, you may need to stop using certain medications, supplements, and skincare products. For best results, you should not consume alcohol before your appointment. On the day of your appointment, you should arrive with clean skin. Do not wear makeup, lotion, body oil, or other skincare products.
Will You Have Any Downtime?
A great advantage of this treatment is the minimal downtime. After your appointment, you can run errands, go back to work, or resume your normal workout routine. There are only a few things you will need to avoid after your treatment, such as hot tubs and direct sun exposure. While your skin is recovering, you can use lotion to keep it supple and moist.
Transform Your Skin
The key to transforming the appearance and firmness of your skin is stimulating collagen production. A fractional radiofrequency microneedling treatment can effectively restructure your skin from the inside out, so you can enjoy healthier, younger-looking skin. Contact Peachtree Dermatology in Atlanta, GA to schedule a consultation today.