Do you have scars, like acne scars or stretch marks that make you feel self-conscious in your own skin? Do you wish your skin was tighter, smoother, and more radiant? If so, you may be a good fit for Morpheus 8 at the Michigan Center for Cosmetic Services in Ann Arbor, MI. We get a lot of frequently asked questions about this treatment by people trying to determine if it’s a good fit for them, including how long the results last. Here’s what you need to know.
How Long Do Morpheus 8 Results Last?
Morpheus8 results can last anywhere from several months to a lifetime, depending on the specific concern being treated. In the case of scar elimination, regardless of whether acne scars, trauma scars, surgical scars, or stretch marks are being treated, you can expect the results to last a lifetime. On the other hand, you can only expect your results to last for roughly 12 months if you use this device to treat the signs of aging or chronic sun damage.
What Can I Do To Make My Results Last Longer?
To extend the longevity of your results for as long as possible, you need to ensure that your skin remains as healthy as possible for as long as possible. To maintain optimal skin health, you need to make caring for the health of your collagen a priority. Several factors affect the health of your collagen, including:
- Unprotected sun exposure
- Exposure to other UV ray sources
- Your diet’s nutritional value
- Your hydration level
- Alcohol consumption
- Nicotine consumption
How UV Rays Affect the Longevity of Your Results
The more exposure you have to UV rays, the sooner you will need a follow-up treatment. UV rays are a double-edged sword when it comes to the health and appearance of your skin. First, the UV rays damage your existing collagen, weakening it, so it can no longer do its jobs effectively. Even worse, it impedes your skin’s ability to produce new collagen, even when it has all of the building blocks it needs.
To ensure your results last for as long as possible, make sure you are minimizing your exposure to UV rays. This means you should use tanning sprays, instead of using tanning beds, to get that sunkissed glow. Also, you should try to spend as little time outside as possible between the hours of 10 in the morning and 4 in the afternoon. Furthermore, make sure you wear adequate sun protection every day.
How Your Diet Affects the Longevity of Your Results
The healthier your diet is, the longer you can expect the results of your treatment to last. Your skin needs several ingredients to keep its collagen healthy, including amino acids and vitamin C. To ensure you get enough vitamin C in your diet, try to eat a couple of servings of citrus fruits every day. Also, make sure to incorporate berries and dark green, leafy vegetables into your diet.
To ensure you are getting enough amino acids in your diet, it is a good idea to eat plenty of legumes and dark green, leafy vegetables. Amino acids are the building blocks that make up protein. When you get protein in your diet from vegetables, your body breaks down the protein into the amino acids that make it up. Then, it can use the amino acids for fuel for particular processes, like healing collagen or building collagen. Also, you should eat:
- Lean meat
- Lean fish
How Your Hydration Affects the Longevity of Your Results
The better you are at staying hydrated, the longer you can expect your results to last. Most women need to drink around half a gallon of water per day to stay hydrated; most men need to drink around a full gallon of water per day to stay hydrated. How much water you will need to drink to stay hydrated depends on numerous factors, including your body mass and your activity level.
The larger you are, the more water you will need to drink to remain hydrated. Also, the more active you are, the more water you will need to drink to remain hydrated. Note, your water needs will also increase if you are currently losing weight. When you operate at a caloric deficit, you burn fat for fuel. This fuel leaves your body through urination, perspiration, and exhalation, much like the exhaust that comes out of your car when you drive.
How Your Alcohol Consumption Affects the Longevity of Your Results
The more alcohol you drink, the sooner you will need a follow-up treatment if you are fighting the signs of aging or sun damage. There are several reasons why alcohol consumption destroys your skin health, not the least of which is that alcohol dehydrates you. If you choose to drink, make sure you do not become dehydrated. If your urine is dark after drinking alcohol, drink a bottle of Pedialyte or a similar hydrating beverage with electrolytes.
For results that last as long as possible, mind the recommendations of the American Heart Association and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you are a female, do not drink more than one unit of alcohol per 24-hour period. If you are a male, do not drink more than two units of alcohol per 24-hour period.
How Many Treatment Sessions Will I Need To Achieve My Desired Results?
A multitude of factors affect how many treatment sessions you will need to achieve your desired results. One example is the severity of your cosmetic concerns. If you’re only worried about mild to moderate skin laxity, skin discoloration, or rhytides, you won’t need many treatment sessions.
On the other hand, you may need three or four treatment sessions if you are concerned about severe scarring. We can tell you for sure how many treatments you will need during your initial consultation.
How Soon Will I Be Able To See My Desired Results?
The primary factor affecting how quickly you can expect to see your desired results is the severity of your cosmetic concerns. The more severe your cosmetic concerns are, the more treatment sessions you will need to see your desired results. The more treatment sessions you will need to see your desired results, the longer it will take for your final results to become apparent.
Particularly regarding mild to moderate skin discoloration, it will only take a few days for you to start seeing your results. However, it can take around four weeks for the skin tightening results to become apparent. Regarding scar removal, it may be six months before you see your desired results. Another factor affecting how quickly your ideal results become apparent is how well you care for your skin after treatment.
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The results of Morpheus 8 treatments can last a lifetime if you’re seeking treatment to eliminate unwanted scars. However, the results don’t always last a lifetime. When used to reverse the signs of aging, the results from this treatment can generally be expected to last for a dozen months. At the Michigan Center for Cosmetic Services in Ann Arbor, MI, we can help you to get the look you want and boost your confidence.