What is the mark of beautiful skin? For most people, it’s radiant, even-toned skin free of superficial concerns. There are many aesthetic treatments that can reduce the visible signs of aging, blemishes, and other skin imperfections. At Reflections Skin & Laser Center in Cartersville, GA we know that improving your skin tone and texture can be accomplished quickly with Morpheus8 treatments.
What Is Morpheus8?
Morpheus8 is an incredibly powerful skin rejuvenating treatment that can improve the appearance of the skin, reduce superficial concerns, and tighten the skin. This advanced treatment is an ideal solution for age-related concerns, including skin laxity, fine lines and wrinkles, photodamage, and other concerns related to aging.
The reason why this treatment is so effective lies in the powerful combination of microneedling and radiofrequency technology. This dual-powered treatment device corrects concerns on both the upper and lower skin layers so you can achieve natural-looking and long-lasting results without invasive surgery or prolonged recovery times.
How Radiofrequency Works
Radiofrequency is a technology-based treatment that utilizes thermal energy and light to penetrate the sub-dermal layers of the skin, specifically the layers that produce collagen and elastin. When these sub-dermal layers are exposed to radiofrequency energy, the body responds by kickstarting the natural regenerative process to create natural collagen.
This internal process essentially tightens the skin and improves overall skin texture. Radiofrequency treatments are also powerful enough to minimize some adipose fat beneath the skin, which is why these treatments can also be used to contour certain areas of the body, such as the neck and jowls. This treatment can also increase cellular turnover to correct the appearance of blemishes and dark spots.
How Microneedling Works
Microneedling is a superficial aesthetic treatment that utilizes your body’s natural healing abilities to rejuvenate the appearance of the skin. This portion of the treatment works by puncturing the surface of the skin will small, thin needles to create micro-injuries. These tiny wounds on the skin open micro-channels that encourage the skin to produce healing proteins, including collagen, elastin, and fibrin, all of which smooth the texture and appearance of the skin.
In general, microneedling is a treatment that increases cellular turnover. This means that this treatment will help your skin shed dead skin cells and unveil unblemished skin cells. Microneedling is well-known for its ability to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and pigment concerns.
What Causes Visible Aging?
Aging is inevitable, so at some point, we will all have to deal with the visible signs of the natural aging process. But what are the primary factors behind this process? There are several reasons why wrinkles, age spots, and sun damage start to show up by the time we’re in our 30s and 40s. Some of the most common factors include:
Collagen and Elastin
Your skin structure largely relies on collagen and elastin, two proteins that provide your skin with the support necessary to withstand gravity. However, over time, the amount of collagen and elastin produced by the body begins to lower, and that leads to less structural integrity in the skin.
When your skin loosens because of low collagen, fine lines and wrinkles develop; similarly, less elastin means your skin will not be able to maintain a firm shape and skin laxity will become more prominent.
It’s estimated about 90% of aging concerns are caused by damage from the sun over your life. Unprotected sun exposure allows UV rays to create free radicals in the skin that damages the strength of your skin cells. Photodamage can cause patches of darker pigmentation called dark spots. Sun damage can also slow the production of collagen and elastin, which can speed up the aging process.
Your genetics also play an important role in the aging process. Your DNA determines the age you will stop producing adequate levels of collagen, as well as how resilient your skin cells are. Your genetics even determine the role hormones have in the appearance of your skin. Many people produce more oil in the skin thanks to hormonal fluctuations, which can contribute to acne or other skin concerns.
How Can Morpheus8 Help?
Morpheus8 has a unique versatility that makes it the preferred method to reverse the visible signs of aging. While you may have some success with over-the-counter products, most people will get better and longer-lasting results with cosmetic treatments. This particular treatment can address issues such as:
- Skin laxity
- Uneven complexion
- Rough or dry skin
- Sun damage
- Enlarged pores
- Acne scarring
The Benefits of This Treatment
So, why should you use this highly innovative treatment? As one of the most effective options to improve the appearance of skin and reduce age-related concerns, there are plenty of reasons why this treatment may be an ideal choice for you. The main benefits of this treatment include:
Every aspect of this radiofrequency microneedling treatment can be adjusted to your exact needs based on your skin type, skin tone, and skin concerns. Everything from the intensity of the radiofrequency energy to the depth of the microneedles can be customized to meet your exact needs. The ability to customize your treatment will ensure that each of your skin concerns will receive the proper treatment to produce your ideal results.
Fast and Convenient
This treatment is non-surgical and can be completed in an office visit that takes less than an hour. For a treatment that can effectively treat mild to moderate skin concerns, the convenience of this treatment is unrivaled. And compared to cosmetic surgery, the lack of downtime after this treatment can make it the best option for patients who have busy schedules.
Even though this treatment uses advanced technology, the underlying science is all about utilizing the natural healing abilities of your body. Because this treatment stimulates your natural regenerative response, the collagen and elastin produced by this treatment will fill in areas of your skin naturally. Even the cellular turnover associated with this treatment will improve the tone and texture of the skin in a way that appears natural.
What To Expect From Treatment
Your treatment appointment will take about 30 to 60 minutes. During your appointment, the mild heat from the treatment device will stimulate your skin to refine your appearance. We can tell you more about the treatment process during your consultation appointment.
Although this treatment is not invasive, you will still need to take some steps to prepare. For example, you will need to temporarily stop taking blood-thinning medications and supplements, avoid sun exposure and tanning beds, and discontinue the use of retinoids for at least 48 hours.
Immediately after your treatment, you will be able to resume most normal activities. However, you should avoid sweating, heat, hot water, and direct sun exposure for the next several days until your skin is less sensitive. If you plan to be outside during the day, you should wear SPF 30 or higher to protect your skin.
How Soon Will You See Results?
Most patients will be able to see the initial results of this treatment about one week after their first appointment. Depending on the condition of your skin, it may take a few more days to see your first results. The results of this treatment will improve with additional time and treatments. It will take several weeks for collagen produced by the skin to mature, so it may take three months after your first appointment to see your final results.
How Many Treatments Will You Need?
We will determine the number of treatments necessary for you based on your skin condition and the results you expect to see. Those who have minor appearance concerns may only need a single treatment, while those with more complex concerns may need up to three or more. Your appointments will be spaced about a month apart so your skin has adequate time to recover and so collagen has enough time to build and mature between your treatments.
Are You a Good Candidate?
Morpheus8 is an effective skin rejuvenation treatment that can treat a variety of age-related superficial concerns. Most people are good candidates for this treatment, especially those who have sun damage, acne scarring, or skin laxity. This treatment can be used by all genders, skin tones, and skin types.
Rejuvenate Your Skin Today
The key to beautiful skin is making sure your body has all the tools it needs to support a radiant complexion. For you, that may mean using an aesthetic treatment like Morpheus8 to promote the production of collagen and accelerate cellular turnover. Contact Reflections Skin & Laser Center in Cartersville, GA to schedule your consultation today.