While women have been privy to the secrets of cosmetic procedures for decades, it’s only recently that men have started to discover the benefits of modern technology in skincare. One of the latest trends in skin treatments, Morpheus8 is a case in point. Popular with both men and women, Morpheus8 is a non-surgical treatment that promotes youthful-looking skin and reduces the appearance of wrinkles.
Morpheus8 uses microneedling and radiofrequency waves to activate the anti-aging process. The treatment involves a device with tiny needles that penetrate the skin to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin — the two main building blocks of boyish-looking skin. But that’s not all. Morpheus8 goes a step further by delivering radiofrequency to target even deeper layers under the skin. More specifically, the treatment can penetrate the subdermal tissue to a depth of up to 4 millimeters.
The outpatient treatment usually takes under an hour and doesn’t cause any major discomfort (numbing cream is usually applied to the treatment area). Usually, patients schedule between one and three sessions, depending on their desired results. Aside from being relatively painless, Morpheus8 is also safe. Since the needles don’t alter the top layer of the skin, the treatment doesn’t come with the risk of hyperpigmentation, making it suitable for any complexion.
There may be a tiny amount of swelling and bruising after the procedure but this can be usually easily managed with an ice pack. In fact, Morpheus8 has such few side effects that most patients return to their daily activities the next day or even immediately following treatment.
While some skin tightening is visible straight after Morpheus8, the final results can be seen up to 6 weeks after the procedure (after the collagen and elastin regenerate). And the treatment doesn’t just make the skin appear smoother but also plumper with more volume in hollow skin contours. In addition, Morpheus8 is great for skin complexion, improving both tone and texture.
The Morpheus8 treatment can be applied to any area of the body, however, it’s most often used on sagging or wrinkled skin of the face and neck. It can also be used to treat acne scars, stretch marks, enlarged pores and skin discolorations. In addition, the treatment is also beneficial for tightening loose skin on the thighs, stomach and above the knees.