Skin Tightening Treatment
Certain factors like genetics, lifestyle choices, and age can cause our skin to develop displeasing imperfections. One of the most noticeable signs of aging is skin laxity, which can occur due to decreased elastin and collagen production. Skin laxity can affect many areas of the body, creating an aged appearance. Morpheus8 by InMode is a revolutionary, non-surgical, fractional skin treatment that tightens loose skin, improves tone and texture, and delivers healthy glowing skin from the inside, out.Have a Question
What is Morpheus8?
Morpheus8 is a fractional skin treatment that combines the skin tightening of radiofrequency with the anti-aging benefits of microneedling. The RF (radiofrequency) energy is delivered deep into the tissue with the help of a silicone-coated microneedling tip, targeting the tissue up to 5mm deep where it will have the greatest effect, without the worry of damaging the skin. The fractionated RF stimulates a renewal of collagen and elastin, the structural proteins of your skin, resulting in an improvement in fine lines and wrinkles and a more radiant and youthful appearance. This treatment can also be used on any areas of the body that need subdermal renewal and allows for tissue contraction and fat remodeling.
What is the benefit of combining Radiofrequency(RF) with Microneedling?
As we age, our skin loses firmness and resiliency, resulting in increasing laxity, fine lines, and wrinkles. These are caused by multiple changes in the layers of our skin. The microneedling addresses the superficial changes in our skin, but with Morpheus8, we can also target the deeper layers simultaneously. The RF energy delivers controlled heat to boost collagen and elastin production deeper in your skin. This anti-aging effect (in essence, a strengthening and remodeling of your collagen) not only results in a visible improvement in the texture, tone, and appearance of your skin but in more youthful contours and radiant skin.
What is Forma™?
Forma™ uses the same radiofrequency (RF) that is used in Morpheus8 as an isolated treatment. The RF energy gently heats the tissue to the optimal temperature for collagen production in a controlled fashion. This stimulates the formation of new collagen, improving skin elasticity over time. It is suitable for individuals seeking a non-invasive improvement to skin tone and texture and can be combined with other treatments, such as HydraFacial®, fillers and neurotoxins such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport®, as well as Lumecca™ IPL for an overall improvement. Forma™ is safe for all skin types and is ideal for small areas on the face and body. Forma™ is non-painful; the treatment has been compared to a hot stone massage. There is no downtime, although your skin may appear flushed initially. It is recommended as weekly treatments for six to eight weeks.
Am I a candidate for Morpheus8?
Morpheus8 can be used on all skin types and even allows for darker skin tones to be treated. Since Morpheus8 is a subdermal adipose remodeling device, it will penetrate deep into the skin and fat, giving the face or body a smoother, sleeker appearance. You may be a candidate for Morpheus8 treatment if you have any of the following:
- You are unhappy with the aging appearance of your face
- You have loose skin on your face
- You have discoloration
- You want to boost collagen production
- You want to shrink enlarged pores
- You want to improve sagging on the face and neck
- You are unhappy with your jowls or nasolabial folds
- You want to treat active acne or acne scarring
- You want to improve scars
- You want to smooth out crepey skin on your body
Where can Morpeus8 be used?
Morpheus8 can be used anywhere on the body where you have loose or crepey skin. Treatable areas include the face, neck, décolleté, arms, abdomen, knees, and any areas with stretch marks or sagging. Morpheus8 can be combined with other treatments such as PRP or Lumecca™ IPL for even greater benefits.
What can I expect during my Morpheus8 treatment?
Morpheus8 is a non-surgical treatment that is performed in our office. A topical anesthetic will be applied about one hour before the procedure. During your treatment, the device will deliver RF energy as the microneedling penetrates the skin’s surface to a depth of two to four millimeters. You may feel a warm sensation as the RF heats the deeper tissue in a controlled fashion to improve collagen production and skin tone and texture.
How many treatments will I need?
After an in-depth skin analysis is performed, a personalized course of treatment will be reviewed. We want to ensure that your concerns are addressed and that you can feel confident about your skin again. Optimal results usually require three treatments but can vary depending on your age and the degree of damage. You can expect to see improvement after the first treatment, similar to that seen with microneedling alone. The skin tightening effects of the RF are additive and become more noticeable after the second and third treatments. Following your initial treatment, it is recommended that you consider maintenance procedures once or twice a year.
What will my recovery be like?
Because Morpheus8 is a non-invasive treatment, there is little downtime required. That means you can return to routine activities. A post-treatment balm will be applied. You will need to liberally reapply this balm over the next 24 to 48 hours as the tiny openings created by the microneedling close down. Moisturizers and sunscreen can be applied after two to three days. Maintaining a proper skincare routine and limiting sun exposure will help prolong your results.
What results can I expect?
Some patients see an immediate improvement in their skin quality and texture. Results are typically seen after two to three weeks but can continue to improve up to three months as new collagen is deposited into the tissue. You can expect to see beautiful, youthful, healthy skin that you will be proud to show off.
What risk and side effects are involved?
Any risks or side effects involved with Morpheus8 treatment are minimal. There will be some redness after the procedure. Oftentimes, patients report “micro scabs”. This, along with any mild swelling or bruising, resolves after a few days. Makeup is not needed but can be applied if desired.
Schedule a Morpheus8 Skin Tightening Treatment
If you are interested in Morpheus8 and would like to learn more about this treatment, you can contact Dr. Friedlander at her New Jersey practice at 973-524-7124 or schedule a consultation with us online today!