Over-the-counter products often promise a lot but fail to fully deliver. If you have skin laxity, skin redness, and skin dryness, then it might be the case that the creams and serums you use as part of your daily skincare routine aren’t powerful enough to entirely reverse the signs of these aesthetic concerns. Fortunately, the skin experts at Zormeier Cosmetic Surgery & Longevity Center in Noblesville, IN, Shelbyville, IN, Danville, IL, Healdsburg, CA, and Ukiah, CA know that treatments like Morpheus8 can rejuvenate the appearance of your skin with long-lasting and natural-looking results.
Morpheus8 is a revolutionary treatment that combines the power of radiofrequency technology with microneedling to resurface and restore the skin from the inside out. If you are looking for a treatment that can truly erase the visible signs of aging and help you achieve glowing, radiant, youthful skin, then this powerful treatment might be an ideal choice for you.
How Quickly Does Morpheus8 Work?
In general, how quickly you will see the results of your treatment will depend on factors like your specific aesthetic concerns, how quickly your skin produces collagen, and how many treatments are necessary for you to achieve optimal results. After your first treatment, you may notice improvements in the tone and texture of your skin about three weeks after your appointment. With additional treatments, your results will continue to improve.
That said, the optimal results of your treatment will usually be visible about three months after your final treatment. This is because it will take about three months for all new collagen to mature and settle into the sub-dermal layers of your skin. Regardless of whether you have mild or moderate concerns, it will always take about one to three months to see the best results of this treatment.
How Many Treatments Will You Need?
Most people will need more than one appointment to see significant results. For those who have mild concerns, you may only need two treatments to achieve your desired results; for those who have moderate to severe concerns, you may need two to four appointments for optimal skin improvement. We will be able to tell you how many treatments you will need based on your skin condition and skin type.
How Long Do Results Last?
One of the best benefits of this treatment is how long the results of your initial round of treatments will last. Most people can expect this treatment to last for 12 to 18 months at a time, which is much longer than stand-alone microneedling results. Morpheus8 is a leading alternative to a traditional facelift and is even preferred among people who have used dermal fillers in the past thanks to the longevity of these results.
Sometimes, the results of this treatment can be considered permanent based on the condition being treated. For example, minor or shallow scarring may disappear forever when collagen is correctly reconstructed. Other concerns, such as fine lines and skin laxity, can only be slowed temporarily with this treatment. However, ongoing appointments can help you enjoy results for several years by maintaining high collagen production.
Can You Maintain Your Results?
Of course, your results will last longer if you take special steps. For one thing, attending an annual appointment once a year or once every 18 months will ensure your collagen production is high enough to keep your skin smooth and supple. Other things you can do to maintain your results include:
Most skin experts agree that the sun is responsible for about 80 to 90% of all visible skin aging, including sun spots, fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity. The best thing you can do to maintain the results of your treatment is to wear adequate sun protection during the daytime. You should wear SPF to block both UVA and UVB rays, even when the weather is cloudy.
Although your usual anti-aging skincare may not be powerful enough by itself to truly reverse the visible signs of aging, the right skincare products can be used to support the results of your treatment. Based on your aesthetic goals, using skincare products with certain active ingredients can support better collagen production, moisture retention, and cellular turnover so your skin can maintain a healthy glow and texture between your appointments.
Similar to using the right skincare products, certain aesthetic treatments can also support your results. For example, facials and chemical peels can be used between your RF microneedling maintenance appointments to maintain the health and appearance of your skin. Facials and light peels, in particular, can overturn superficial skin cells so your skin can still look and young. Please speak with our skin experts about incorporating aesthetic treatments into your treatment plan.
Finally, certain lifestyle factors can contribute to premature aging and faster collagen breakdown, so it’s in the best interest of your skin to modify some of your lifestyle habits. For example, you may only want to consume alcohol and tobacco products in moderation to slow skin aging. Eating a balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals, as well as drinking an adequate amount of water each day, are also important components to fight against skin aging.
What Can Morpheus8 Treat?
Because this treatment device simultaneously kickstarts the skin’s natural rejuvenation with the micro-injuries induced by microneedling and incites collagen production from the deepest dermal layers with radiofrequency energy, this treatment is uniquely capable of handling a range of age-related concerns. This minimally invasive treatment can be used on the face, neck, and chin to reduce the appearance of:
- Skin laxity
- Uneven skin tone and texture
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Rough or dry skin
- Blemishes and age marks
- Minor scarring
What Can You Expect During Your Treatment?
The very first step of your treatment is to attend a consultation appointment with one of our skin experts. During your consultation, your skin will be examined and we will discuss all of your aesthetic concerns. If the skin expert assesses that you are a good candidate for treatment, then you will be able to schedule your first treatment appointment.
Your treatment appointments will take about one hour to complete. Overall, your appointments should be fairly comfortable, as most patients find the treatment tolerable. Just like traditional microneedling, you will have the option of using a topical numbing cream to ensure your comfort during the treatment.
How Should You Prepare?
It’s important to take a few simple steps to prepare for your treatment. We will give you certain instructions to follow before your appointment, such as temporarily stopping the use of blood-thinning medications or supplements unless otherwise instructed by your regular physician. Some patients like to start using Arnica Montana supplements a few days before their appointment to promote faster healing.
What Is Your Recovery Like?
After your treatment, you will generally be able to return to work or your other daily activities. You will be able to wear make-up and use most of your family skincare products about one or two days after your appointment. Although there is no formal recovery time associated with this treatment, we still advise patients to avoid excessive heat, including hot water and sweating, for at least 24 hours. You may receive additional instructions after your appointment.
Who Are Good Candidates?
Most people who have age-related skin concerns are good candidates for this treatment, particularly if they have healthy skin. This system can be used on all skin tones and skin types, as well as patients of any age – in fact, the best candidates for this treatment are between ages 30 and 55. You are likely to be a candidate if you have skin concerns, including acne scars, that have not responded to other treatments.
However, your skin must be healthy at the time of treatment. Although you may be able to use this treatment system if you have active acne, you may need to reschedule your appointment if you have a psoriasis or eczema flare-up. Additionally, pregnant and breastfeeding women may not be good candidates.
Restore Your Skin With Morpheus8
If you’re tired of spending money on skincare products that don’t quite live up to the hype, it might be time to consider a cosmetic alternative. A non-invasive treatment like Morpheus8 uses the power of your skin’s natural regenerative abilities to restore the tone and texture of the skin. From wrinkles to skin laxity to acne scarring to dark spots, if you have a complex skin concern, then this treatment might be an ideal match for you. Please contact Zormeier Cosmetic Surgery & Longevity Center in Noblesville, IN, Shelbyville, IN, Danville, IL, Healdsburg, CA, and Ukiah, CA to schedule your consultation appointment today.