Cosmetic problems on the skin arise due to various factors, such as genetic predisposition, age, loss of collagen, sun damage, and the environment itself. As we age, youthful and radiant skin begins to lose elasticity, causing wrinkles, lines, and sagging to appear. Morpheus8 is a cutting-edge non-surgical device that reinvigorates your skin, restoring your youthful appearance.
What is Morpheus8?
Morphheus8 is a minimally invasive Subdermal Adipose Remodeling Device (SARD), designed to remodel collagen and coagulate adipose tissue. This fractional tissue treatment simulates the production of collagen in the underlying layers of the dermis. This treatment can reduce excess fat, tighten your skin tissues, and reverse various superficial signs of sun damage, acne scars, and age. Morpheus8’s cutting-edge technology combines two of the most effective skin rejuvenation techniques—microneedling and radiofrequency—to provide dramatic results.
The Two Components of Morpheus8
Morpheus8 consists of numerous adjustable microneedles that puncture the uppermost layers of the skin. This process, known as microneedling, creates microchannels in your skin to activate your body’s natural healing response, similar to how your body heals wounds. This increases your body’s skin cell turnover and collagen production responses. Over time, new skin cells are formed to replace the damaged cells on the surface, giving you smoother, even-textured, and glowing skin, while the newly-formed collagen and elastin fibers enhance your skin’s firmness.
As the microneedles penetrate your skin’s surface, they simultaneously deliver radiofrequency (thermal) energy into the deeper tissues. The underlying layers of the skin are heated at 42 to 43℃ temperatures, stimulating collagen production and skin cell contracture. As such, the radiofrequency energy boosts the treatment’s results to provide smoother and tighter skin with reduced wrinkles.
What Morpheus8 treats
- Sagging skin
- Fine lines
- Acne and surgical scars
- Pigmented lesions
- Sunspots and age spots
- Textural irregularities
- Enlarged pores
- Nasolabial folds
- Early jowls
- Bagginess under the eyes
- Axillary hyperhydrosis
Dr. Sugene Kim
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Morpheus8 is a simple in-office and outpatient procedure that concludes within a few hours depending on the treatment areas. Prior to treatment, a topical numbing agent is applied to reduce discomfort. However, if you are particularly sensitive or anxious, you can ask for local numbing injections along with the topical anesthetic to alleviate your physical discomfort.
The Morpheus8 device consists of customizable settings for both the mirconeedles and the radiofrequency. The depth and energy will be adjusted according to your skin quality and concerns. As the device moves over the treatment area on your face or body, the microneedles will penetrate the uppermost surface of the skin and deliver thermal energy deep within your tissues. You will experience some discomfort and feel heat when this happens.
After the procedure concludes, your recovery guidelines and post-care instructions with be reviewed. Redness, irritation, and swelling around the treatment areas can be expected immediately after treatment and can last for a few days—ice packs can minimize the swelling. You may also experience tiny superficial micro-lesions that usually subside in about one week.
Most patients start to see some of the desired results four weeks after treatment. However, the results will continue to improve, peaking three months later, as your skin produces more collagen and elastin fibers. Patients may need additional sessions for optimal results—your provider will create the treatment plan based on your skin quality and aesthetic goals.
Why Choose SGK Plastic Surgery?
Led by Dr. Sugene Kim, SGK Plastic Surgery is a state-of-the-art surgical center with a luxurious medical spa for non-surgical treatments. We believe in the value of conservative non-invasive treatments that provide dramatic results. You can look and feel refreshed without anyone realizing you have undergone cosmetic treatments! You may schedule an appointment today to discuss your treatment options.