How non-surgical Morpheus8 microneedling can improve aging skin
Radiofrequency microneedling is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure. It uses tiny needles and radiofrequency waves to rejuvenate facial skin.
As we age, the body produces less collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin are vital to maintaining healthy, radiant, and firm skin. With a decrease in collagen production, skin loses it elasticity, begins to sag, pores enlarge, and skin becomes dull in appearance. These changes can begin as early as age 30, and are evident in most individuals by the age of 40. From age 50 to 65, more than 30 percent of skin collagen will be lost, on average. This leaves many men and women looking for ways to improve the appearance of aging skin and restore a more youthful look.
For individuals not wanting invasive, surgical correction for the signs of aging, non-surgical radiofrequency microneedling with Morpheus8 is a welcome alternative. Radiofrequency microneedling is used to rejuvenate the skin. It can target acne scars and early signs of aging, like fine lines and sagging.
What is Morpheus8?
Morpheus8 uses a handheld device to create micro-punctures in the skin using specially designed needles (microneedling). By causing these intentional tiny “wounds” in the skin, the body sends collagen for healing. In addition, Morpheus8 also uses these needles to emit radiofrequency (RF) energy. Like any form of energy, RF has the capacity to produce heat. By heating the skin’s deeper layers to induce new collagen and elastin production and encourage cell turnover, the skin become firmer, thicker and more youthful-looking. Morpheus can be used anywhere on the body and face.
Morpheus8 radiofrequency (RF) microneedling can combat six signs of aging. This cutting-edge treatment is non-invasive which means there are no scalpels, no sutures, and no general anesthesia needed.
This article in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal provides an in-depth overview of the benefits of using microneedling as treatment for skin laxity.
Microneedling improves the following six signs of aging:
- Facial lines and wrinkles
- Uneven skin tone and texture
- Crepey skin
- Acne scarring
- Sagging skin
What is the healing time for Morpheus8 RF Microneedling?
The recovery for Morpheus8 RF microneedling is very quick and easy. Side effects are typically minimal and short-lived, such as mild to temporary swelling, redness, and tingling depending on the treatment.
Is Morpheus8 safe?
Radiofrequency has been used in aesthetic treatments since 2001, and is considered safe and effective. The FDA has approved it for reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Moreover, RF can safely treat different skin tones without risking permanent discoloration. You can safely combine Morpheus8 with injectables and other minimally invasive aesthetic services.
To sum up, as with any cosmetic procedure you should choose an experienced provider. Chicago native, Dr. Jacob Bloom is a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive knowledge of the latest non-surgical technologies for anti-aging skin rejuvenation and tightening.
If you are concerned with any of the six signs of aging and would like improvement without surgery, then Morpheus8 RF microneedling may be for you. Schedule a consultation at Dr. Jacob Bloom’s Chicago or Burr Ridge office.