Historically, we have approached age-related beauty concerns with the intent of correcting the issue of laxity. As we age, the skin loses resiliency and firmness. This makes it appear loose and saggy, lax. Over time, we have learned that we cannot only address tissue laxity to improve the appearance of the skin, we also have to address the overall quality of tissue. This requires us to consider the building blocks to optimal facial contours. One of the ways we do this in our NYC practice is with Morpheus8.
What is Morpheus8?
Morpheus8 is an innovative treatment platform developed by In Mode Aesthetics, one of the leading manufacturers of radiofrequency technology. This RF device combines gentle radiofrequency with microneedling. The device itself is sophisticated in its depth of microneedle penetration. Reaching a tissue depth of approximately 4 mm, Morpheus8 is capable of remodeling the adipose tissue that provides structure to the face. This device doesn’t just treat the skin, it directs energy at a sufficient depth to noticeably improve contouring.
Benefits Of Microneedling with Fractionated Energy
Clinical studies have proven that fractionated RF energy can reduce wrinkles, remodel fatty tissue, and stimulate a profound increase in collagen production. Benefits of Morpheus8 treatment include:
- The minimally invasive technique is safe for all skin types and tones.
- Maximum tissue penetration without diminishing safety.
- Virtually no thermal damage to dermal tissue.
- Uniform delivery of controlled energy safely achieves noticeable results.
- Minimal downtime and discomfort.
- Little risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
What Areas Can Morpheus8 Treat?
Fractionated RF microneedling is an excellent treatment for overall improvement in skin tone, texture, and firmness. The procedure is often performed on the neck and lower face to minimize the appearance of jowls and fat accumulation beneath the chin. Morpheus8 can smooth lines and wrinkles, enhance the radiance of the skin, and also minimize acne scarring and enlarged pores.
Who is a Candidate for Microneedling?
Adults who are interested in addressing jowling, nasolabial folds and other early signs of aging are generally good candidates for Morpheus8 microneedling. Clinical studies have demonstrated a high safety and efficacy profile among all skin tones and types.
Morpheus8 Microneedling Treatment
Before commencing with RF microneedling, we apply a topical anesthetic to the treatment area. Once numbing has occurred, we utilize a small handpiece to administer microneedling. During the procedure, this handpiece is placed against the skin and the treatment platform delivers RF energy through the microneedles. The applicator is removed from the surface and moved to the adjacent area where additional energy is inserted. This process continues over the entire treatment region, which could be limited to the lower face or span the entire face.
How Many Microneedling Treatments Will I Need?
Each Morpheus8 treatment is specialized to the patient, but on average you can expect to have between 1-3 sessions.
How Often Can I Receive Microneedling Treatments?
Every situation is unique. We discuss the recommended number of treatments after conducting a thorough consultation and assessment of needs. Some people can achieve their desired results from just one treatment. More dramatic results are achieved through a series of 2 to 4 treatments. Morpheus8 treatments are scheduled 3 to 5 weeks apart to allow full tissue healing to occur.
Dr. Romo Performing Morpheus8 Treatment
Results After Microneedling with Radio Frequency
The results of tissue remodeling begin to appear within a few days of Morpheus8 treatment. Over the course of several weeks, the skin looks firmer, smoother, and more radiant.
Can Morpheus8 be combined with other procedures?
Yes. We offer Morpheus8 as a standalone treatment as well as an aspect of EmbraceRF. This procedure combines Morpheus8 with AccuTite to tighten skin and refine the contours of the lower face. EmbraceRF is an excellent protocol for adults with more significant signs of aging who aren’t quite ready for or interested in a surgical lift.
Can I Wear Make-up After Microneedling?
Since patient downtime 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.
Is Morpheus8 Painful?
Patient comfort is important to us. A local anesthetic applied to the skin can be expected to facilitate comfort throughout the procedure. Patients may feel mild sensations in certain areas but these are temporary and are not painful.
What Kind Of Post Procedure Care is Required?
Morpheus8 deposits radiofrequency energy into the dermis. This can result in mild sensitivity and dryness. Patients are encouraged to use sunscreen mindfully as a way to avoid UV damage as skin is healing. Additionally, moisturizer may need to be applied more frequently to support the skin as it recovers. Makeup should be avoided for 24 to 48 hours after treatment.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are interested in learning more about Morpheus8 and other procedures Dr. Romo offers, call our office today at 212-288-1500. You can also schedule a consultation with Dr. Romo by filling out our appointment request form. You deserve to look and feel your best, so don’t hesitate to contact us today!