Your body goes through changes all the time, and there is nowhere that is more apparent than on your skin. If you see flaws in your skin for whatever reason, it may be time to consider treating it with Morpheus8®.
As your body’s largest organ, your skin has many different functions, including protection from environmental particles and helping to regulate body temperature. It is also one of the organs that changes the most over time for many reasons, affecting both your health, and how people see you. Everything from sun damage to simply getting older can affect skin, leading to fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and many other conditions.
There are many skin treatments out there, but if you want a noninvasive solution for treating your skin and looking younger, Morpheus8® radiofrequency microneedling is a safe treatment with no downtime and great results. To better understand its benefits, let’s examine how your skin changes over time, how Morpheus8 can help, and what you can expect from the treatment.
Residents of the area in and around Scarsdale, New York, looking for ways to remove imperfections from their skin can get help with Dr. Joon Lee and the experienced medical team at SeeBeyond Beauty. We go above and beyond for our patients, offering skin rejuvenation and many other aesthetic treatments to help you look your best.
Why your skin changes over time
Your skin is made of a variety of cells, chemicals and proteins, but collagen and elastin are the materials important for the flexibility and structure of your skin. Both are proteins that are among the most abundant in your body, with collagen providing structure and strength and elastin provides elasticity. They help your skin stay strong and flexible, but many factors contribute to the reduction of them in your body. In addition to your body slowing down production of these important proteins as you get older, stress, ultraviolet (UV) ray exposure from sunlight, smoking, and use of harsh soaps on your skin can lead to prematurely aged skin and other issues.
How Morpheus8 can help
Radiofrequency microneedling is a process in which new healthy skin is stimulated by creating channels, or micro-wounds in your skin and releasing radiofrequency waves into the channels. This process increases the production of elastin and collagen in your skin to help it grow back smoother and firmer. With this treatment, you can manage conditions such as acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, injury or surgery scars, cellulite, hyperpigmentation, loose or sagging skin, and hyperhidrosis (a form of excessive sweating).
What to expect from the procedure
This outpatient procedure begins with the targeted area being cleaned to prevent infection. Once it is ready, you will receive a topical ointment about an hour before the process, though a local anesthetic injection is sometimes used. Next, the Morpheus8 device is used, microneedling the skin and releasing the radiofrequency waves simultaneously into the channels it creates. Once this is done (which can take up to 20 minutes, depending on how much area is being treated), a growth solution is applied to help with cell regeneration, along with a soothing solution to help with any discomfort.
When the treatment is complete, you can go about the rest of your day. After care tips include using an ice pack to reduce any swelling in the treated area, use SPF lotion (that area will be sensitive to sunlight), use gentle cleansers and any antibiotic creams your doctor prescribes, and avoid wearing any makeup for at least 24 hours. Expect full results in 3-6 months, and multiple treatments may be necessary (up to four in many cases).
So whether you’re dealing with the signs of aging or other skin problems Morpheus8 is a treatment that can give you results. If you’re ready for younger looking skin, contact Dr. Lee and SeeBeyond Beauty today to get started.