Treat yourself to what many consider the holy grail of skin rejuvenation, right here at the Michigan Center for Cosmetic Services in Ann Arbor, MI. Morpheus8 radiofrequency microneedling is a fractional system that combines two treatments into one for a fast-acting, highly effective therapy. It addresses a broad spectrum of concerns by targeting deep tissues, where skin transformation can truly take place. Best of all, it is safe for all skin types.
What Is Morpheus8 Radiofrequency Microneedling?
This anti-aging tool is in an entirely different class from traditional microneedling. It marries the rejuvenating collagen building effects of radiofrequency (RF) energy with the collagen-inducing impact of microneedling to significantly rejuvenation and improve skin. It’s also the first and only device that can remodel tissue by treating sagging or deflated areas throughout the entire body.
As we age, our skin stops producing the youthful quantity of strong, underlying fibers that keep the skin firm and vibrant. This causes wrinkles and fine lines, laxity and volume loss. Morpheus8 is an advanced non-surgical subdermal remodeling device that fractionally contours and remodels the face and body. During the process, coated micropins penetrate the skin and channel RF energy into the deeper layers of dermis, stimulating your body’s natural elastin and collagen production. It simultaneously tightens the skin and remodels fat, restoring your youthful beauty. Depending on your Morpheus8 treatment regimen, you can expect to have 1-3 treatments.
Deep Tissue Remodeling
The key to these benefits is the combination of microneedling and RF. They work synergistically together, as microneedling creates channels in the skin that allow the RF to reach underlying tissues. Morpheus is capable of treating much deeper tissue than traditional microneedling. Once in these deeper tissues, the tips of the needles deploy radiofrequency energy to tighten and trigger collagen production.
The surface of your skin constantly sheds to replace itself. You can think of this as natural exfoliation. But skin’s deeper layers, called the dermis, do not undergo cellular turnover. They therefore do not replace themselves, and it is here where scar tissue and gaps in collagen and elastin exist. Treating these tissues allows for true skin transformation in which smooth contours can be re-established.
Benefits of Morpheus8
Everyone can benefit from Morpheus8 RF treatments, whether it’s to achieve beautiful glowing skin, reverse signs of aging, or treat acne scars. People ranging from their 20’s through their 70’s are loving the benefits of this effective treatment. Benefits of Morpheus include:
- Reduction in pore size to create “glowing” healthy skin
- Stimulation of collagen to improve facial contour and skin health
- Tightening of skin (jawline, neck)
- Correction of acne and acne scars
- Improvement of skin tone and texture
- Improvement of the appearance of stretch marks
- Treatment of fine lines and wrinkles
- Tightening of the skin around the eyes
The Most Commonly Treated Areas
Morpheus8 radiofrequency microneedling can be used to treat many areas. The most popular areas are the face and neck, but it can also be used to treat:
- Stretch marks and cellulite on the thighs and buttocks
- Stretch marks and loose skin on the abdomen
- Acne scars
- Upper knees
- Above the elbows
- Under arms (for sweating)
How It Works
The majority of our skin is comprised of collagen produced by cells known as fibroblasts. Over time, these cells work less effectively and collagen production wanes. Without this vital protein, the skin grows lax and loose. Microneedling helps reverse these effects by using tiny needles to create micro-wounds in the skin. The body recognizes these wounds and instantly goes to work repairing them with – you guessed it – increased collagen production.
Collagen is responsible for the skin’s architecture. When produced in high quantities, it provides skin with a plump, vibrant framework. In turn, your face (or other body part) looks smooth with an inherently glow. This is why amplifying collagen production is a crucial component of treatment: it refreshes your appearance in a very natural way.
There are several advantages to the Morpheus8 Radiofrequency microneedling system. It can be used to treat all skin types, even the darkest of skin tones, that were previously untreatable by aggressive laser resurfacing procedures. Morpheus8 also has the ability to penetrate deeper than traditional microneedling devices, and combines radiofrequency dermal remodeling to provide patients with more impressive results. Treatments have a short recovery time (generally 1-3 days), and is an excellent option for people who wish to avoid the downtown of aggressive chemical and laser peels.
While the Morpheus8 falls under the category of microneedling, it goes well beyond pricking the skin and actually delivers targeted waves of therapeutic heat. This additional radiofrequency energy is where the magic happens, providing a significantly more effective treatment. Studies confirm that the radiofrequency energy delivered by Morpheus8 heats underlying skin layers to temperatures needed to trigger collagen synthesis and cause contraction of the fibrous network under the skin.
The Benefits of Heat
The RF heat also creates an effect like shrink wrap, tightening fat and skin to remodel their overall structure. Your skin changes in appearance from lax and degraded to thick, firm, and smooth. RF waves can also:
- Improve sun damage
- Restore facial contours
- Significantly reduce wrinkles