As we age, our skin cells may not turn over as fast as they did when we were younger. This may cause wrinkles to become more apparent as loss of volume and elasticity occur causing our skin to stretch and sag. Many of us would like to slow down this process and return to our healthier, glowing complexion. Though many surgical treatments can achieve this, in recent years non-surgical techniques have been developed to address these concerns. At Tacoma Laser Clinic, we are proud to offer Morpheus8 to our patients who wish to reduce signs of aging.
What is Morpheus8?
Morepheus8 is a minimally invasive resurfacing treatment that combines microneedling procedures with radiofrequency technology to rejuvenate cells and soft tissue deep within the skin’s epidermis and dermis layers.
The microneedling of the procedure creates tiny micro-wounds into the skin that allow the radiofrequency energy to penetrate deeper into the skin stimulating an increase of collagen and elastin production allowing for a softer, smoother, and more youthful complexion.
Morpheus8 can also be combined with other treatments to enhance the outcome of skin resurfacing treatments.
What conditions can be treated?
Morpheus8 can treat a variety of conditions including the following:
- Acne scarring
- Deep lines, creases, and wrinkles
- Enlarged pores
- Mild sagging
- Stretch marks
- Sun damage
- Uneven skin texture
Treatable areas include the face, neck, arms, abdomen, and legs.
What sets Morpheus8 apart from other treatments?
Unlike standard microneedling procedures, Morpheus8’s microneedles can be adjusted to reach a depth of up to 4 millimeters. This allows for treatment to be customized for the client’s needs and combined with radiofrequency thermal energy can treat a wide range of conditions that traditional microneedling may not be able to accomplish.
How many treatments will I need?
Some patients can achieve their desired results in one to three treatments. Other patients may need to schedule a series of treatments performed over several weeks. Your treatment plan will be discussed during the initial consultation to determine the ideal number of treatments for each patient.
Is the treatment painful?
Your comfort is our top priority during treatment. Before the procedure, a topical anesthetic will be applied to the skin. After 30 minutes, the area will be checked to ensure the patient is ready to receive treatment. The patient will experience a warming sensation on their skin with little discomfort.
What are the side effects of treatment?
Patients may experience mild swelling, redness, tenderness, or temporary bruising which should subside within a few days. Patients may also experience tiny points on the skin from the microneedling that will crust over and flake off within a few days.
What is recovery like for Morpheus8?
As a minimally invasive procedure, most patients are able to return to their normal activities the day after treatment. We recommend patients gently moisturize the area and avoid direct sun exposure for at least one week.
However, if Morpheus8 is used in conjunction with other procedures, the downtime period may increase depending on the more intensive procedure.
For more information on our services or to schedule a consultation, please contact our office at (253) 272-0655.