Skin concerns, including desired skin tightening and rejuvenation, improvement of acne and traumatic scars, and smoothing stretch marks, are some of the most common reasons our patients seek our expertise. Unlike most laser and chemical peel treatments, microneedling with radiofrequency, called Morpheus8 in our practice, allows for skin treatments with maximal improvement with significantly less downtime and recovery.
Made by the InMode company, Morpheus8 is a microneedling device that utilizes radiofrequency to target the subdermal or deeper layers of the skin and tissue, and remodel and stimulate collagen. Morpheus8 is a full-body treatment and can be used anywhere there is skin. At Aviva Plastic Surgery, we most often use this treatment on the face, neck, and décolletage area. In the hands of our facial plastic surgeon and expert aesthetician, Morpheus8 helps treat problems with loss of elasticity (or “snap-back”) in the skin, as well as soften the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, and stretch marks.
Men and women in reasonably good health and without severe skin disorders seeking to improve their appearance are typically good candidates for Morpheus treatment. Those individuals bothered by the appearance of loose, saggy skin, sun damage, deep lines and wrinkles, stretch marks, or acne scarring may benefit from the microneedling radiofrequency skin rejuvenation powers of Morpheus.
A state-of-the-art aesthetic technology, microneedling with radiofrequency is a powerful skin rejuvenating treatment accessible to patients with all skin tones and colors. This treatment also boasts great results with minimal downtime, and the ability to target a variety of skin concerns. The benefits of Morpheus’ skin remodeling and rejuvenating treatments include:
Most patients undergoing Morpheus8 treatments look a bit pink and mildly swollen for a few hours to a day after treatments. The vast majority of patients return to work and social responsibilities after one day or a weekend of recovery, sometimes with minimal makeup and often with bare, fresh skin.
Our post-treatment instructions after Morpheus8 treatments include:
No medical treatment is without the chance of possible complications, and while there are risks to receiving the Morpheus8 treatment, these are minimal and usually very short-lived. Some of these risks include swelling and redness of the treated areas, temporary itchiness or irritation, and tiny points of bleeding or bruising at the treatment sites.
Our staff sees infection as a very rare complication of Morpheus8 treatments. To minimize this risk, Dr. Fishman prescribes a prophylactic course of anti-viral medications to patients with an extensive cold sore history. Patients with darker skin tones, or those prone to hyperpigmentation, are placed on a pre-treatment skin preparation regimen, which aims to minimize the risk of inflammatory-related skin hyperpigmentation after Morpheus treatments.
Because Morpheus treatments work by stimulating skin turnover and collagen production, the initial results are noticeable within 3-4 weeks after treatment. Complete results are seen roughly 3-4 months after treatments. Our staff encourages patients to view Morpheus as a maintenance treatment as well, helping to improve and prolong the results after liposuction, surgery, and skin resurfacing procedures such as laser and chemical peels. The longevity of improvement after Morpheus treatments—given a healthy lifestyle and diet, and proper weight maintenance—is likely years.
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