Do you have acne scars affecting the appearance of your face? Do you have abdominal stretch marks making you feel self-conscious? If so, you may benefit from Morpheus8 at Reflections Skin & Laser Center in Cartersville, GA. This treatment is effective because it encourages your skin to produce extra collagen. This extra collagen production is induced thanks to the emission of fractional radiofrequency (sound).
This makes the treatment more accessible than light-based scar removal treatments. You may not qualify for laser-based therapy if you take drugs that increase photosensitivity. However, even if you don’t qualify for light-based therapy, there is a good chance that you will qualify for sound-based therapy because the sound waves pass harmlessly through the outer layers of your skin. Here’s what you need to know about Morpheus8 candidacy.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Morpheus8?
Good candidates for Morpheus8 treatment are usually between 30 years of age and 55 years of age. Men and women alike can benefit from this treatment as long as they are in relatively good health, but the only way to know for certain whether this treatment is right for you is to attend an evaluation.
Besides verifying that you’re healthy enough to get this treatment, we need to verify that this treatment will be effective. Here are some conditions it treats:
There is a very solid chance that you will be considered a good candidate for this treatment if you are worried about scarring. To reiterate, this treatment works by encouraging your skin to produce extra collagen. Extra collagen production is great for scar removal because collagen is responsible for cellular rejuvenation and cellular turnover.
In other words, this very special protein tells your skin to heal its damaged cells and grow new cells to replace dead ones. When there is an abundant supply of collagen in your skin, there can be enough replacement of dead skin cells to erase a scar completely. Another great thing about this treatment is that it is effective for many different types of scars, including:
- Surgical scars
- Trauma scars, like burn scars
- Stretch marks
- Acne scars
There is also a very strong chance that you will qualify for this treatment if you have wrinkles caused by collagen loss. Collagen loss is one of the most common causes of wrinkles for a couple of reasons. First, collagen helps to keep your skin volumized, and wrinkles can form when your skin isn’t volumized enough. Second, collagen helps to keep your skin tight. The looser your skin is, the more prone your skin is to wrinkling.
Also, there is a very high probability that you will qualify for this treatment if you are worried about loose skin. Remember, collagen doesn’t just volumize your skin. It also helps to keep it tight. It doesn’t matter whether your skin is sagging due to significant localized fat loss or the natural effects of the aging process. If your skin isn’t as tight as you would like it to be, this treatment may be right for you.
Who Is a Poor Candidate for This Treatment?
You may be considered a poor candidate for this treatment if you are pregnant or lactating, but there is a good chance that you will qualify for this treatment once you stop breastfeeding.
Also, you may not qualify for this treatment if you have an active acne outbreak or another form of skin irritation in the area of concern at the time of your appointment. Moreover, this treatment will not be effective for you if your rhytids are caused by muscle hyperactivity.
How Should I Prepare for My Treatment?
Protecting your skin from sun damage is one of the most important steps you can take to prepare for your treatment. To do this, do your best to avoid going outside when there is a local high UV warning. Also, minimize the amount of time you spend in the sun when the sun’s UV rays are the strongest, between the hours of 10 in the morning and 4 in the afternoon.
Another important preparation step is to ensure that you are hydrated when you come in for your radiofrequency-based appointment. The more hydrated you are, the more efficiently your skin will be able to produce stronger, healthier collagen in response to the treatment. You can also ensure you see the fastest results possible by getting your RDI of minerals and vitamins leading up to your treatment. Not smoking or drinking alcohol is important, too.
Are There Any Drugs I Should Stop Taking?
Yes, there are drugs you should stop taking in advance of your treatment session. For instance, you will not be able to take any NSAIDs, like naproxen, ibuprofen, or aspirin in the seven days leading up to your treatment session. Also, you will only be able to take up to three grams of acetaminophen daily in the week leading up to your appointment.
How Long Will My Treatment Session Take?
Most of the time, treatment sessions take between 15 and 60 minutes to complete. However, the length of your treatment session is determined by numerous factors, including the type of cosmetic concern you are correcting, the severity of your cosmetic concerns, and how large your targeted treatment areas are. For example, your session will take a lot longer if you are trying to erase deep abdominal stretch marks.
On the other hand, your session won’t take long at all if your goal is to erase a few mild wrinkles from your chest. Also, keep in mind that your appointment may take a couple of hours if you need other treatments in addition to this sound-based one to achieve all of your desired goals.
How Quickly Can I Expect to See My Results?
You can expect to start seeing the results of your treatment just a few days after your first treatment session. However, it may take until a month after your final treatment before you see your desired results. If you’re anxious to improve the appearance of your skin right away, the best time to start treatment is now. You may need roughly three treatment sessions spaced approximately one month apart to achieve your desired results.
How Should I Care for My Skin After My Treatment?
There is no downtime after this treatment, but there are some guidelines you should keep in mind. One of the most important things to do after your treatment is to not use any skincare products that may irritate your skin, like AHAs, BHAs, or glycolic acid for 48 hours. It is also important to avoid topical medications that contain vitamin C or A derivatives for 48 hours. Furthermore, you should avoid swimming once your treatment session is complete.
Another important post-treatment care step to take is to not engage in any strenuous physical activity during the first 24 hours following your session. It is important to do your best to not sweat or raise your blood pressure significantly. Also, during the first 24 hours following your treatment, you should ensure that your skin is not exposed to sunlight without proper protection. In other words, your sunscreen is your temporary best friend.
Can I Wear Makeup After My Treatment Session?
No, you cannot apply makeup to your areas of concern for 48 hours after treatment. Once you are allowed to wear makeup again, make sure you opt for a gentle makeup that will not irritate your skin. Also, make sure you wash your hands thoroughly with hot water and cleansing soap before you apply your makeup.
It is crucial that you take steps to prevent skin irritation after your treatment. Another way to accomplish this is to tie your hair back if you find it often falls in your face. You shouldn’t touch your skin too much for the first couple of days after treatment, so keeping your hair out of your face will prevent a lot of subconscious facial touching.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
You may be considered a good Morpheus8 candidate if you are a fairly healthy adult with concerns about facial scarring, skin sagging, or rhytids. To find out for sure whether this fast-acting, safe, effective treatment is right for you, your health and cosmetic concerns must be evaluated.
Contact us today at Reflections Skin & Laser Center in Cartersville, GA to schedule your initial consultation. We welcome the opportunity to help you achieve the skin of your dreams.