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It seems that every billboard and magazine is touting a new anti-aging product or service that promises to take you back in time. One technique, however, is rising above the clutter as a powerful weapon in the war against aging — microneedling with radiofrequency technology. And in this arena, the Morpehus8 stands out for its excellent results across your entire body.
At Grossman Plastic Surgery, under the expert leadership of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Peter H. Grossman, we pride ourselves on offering the latest, evidence-based tools to help men and women love their skin. When we were first introduced to the Morpheus8, we were thrilled to bring this exciting technology to our West Hills, California, clients.
Here’s a look at why everyone is talking about the Morpheus8 and what it can do for you.
A new spin
At the heart of the Morpheus8 system is microneedling with radiofrequency (RF) energy, which is a new spin on an older anti-aging technique. Microneedling has been around for years and for good reason — it garners great results.
With microneedling, we create tiny micro-injuries across your skin to elicit a healing response in the form of elastin and collagen synthesis (the proteins responsible for the tone and elasticity in your skin). By creating a matrix of these microchannels, the renewed support that fills in the small injuries lifts and supports the entire surface of your skin, smoothing and tightening aging tissue.
Microneedling with RF takes this process a step further by delivering RF energy through the microneedles to heat and coagulate your dermis farther down than the needles reach. This thermal action creates a stronger and deeper response in your skin for better results.
The Morpheus8 difference
The reason why the Morpheus8 rises above the other products in this category is because it’s designed to address your entire body. The subdermal adipose remodeling device penetrates deep into your skin and fat to fractionally remodel and contour your face and your body.
To put some numbers on the new technology, the Morpheus8 fractional treatment penetrates 4,000 microns, with an additional thermal profile of 1,000+ microns. What this means is that it reaches deep into your tissue and reorganizes the building blocks in a natural anti-aging process.
The Morpheus8 delivers uniform results for all skin types without creating any thermal damage to your dermis. The innovative technology also reduces the risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, which is a side effect of some resurfacing techniques.
Addressing your problem
Because the Morpheus8 is designed for your face and your body, we use the system on a number of different problems, including:
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Stretch marks
- Loose or sagging skin
When you come in, we’ll review the areas you want to treat and design an appropriate treatment plan — usually it takes one to three treatments for the best results.
Most of our patients tolerate the microneedling well, and any redness or minor swelling afterward is usually short-lived.
Your results will be both immediate and gradual as your body responds and creates new collagen-rich tissue, and you should expect optimal results in 6-12 weeks after your treatment.
If you’d like to explore how our Morpheus8 can help give you a smoother and sleeker appearance, please call us, or use the online scheduling tool to set up an appointment.