As people age, their skin begins to lose the vibrancy and tightness of youth due to what is known as intrinsic aging. This means that the elastin and collagen fibers that make skin appear healthy and youthful begin to thin out and loosen. Eventually, our skin begins to sag and wrinkle. And while this is a natural part of aging, it doesn’t mean you have to live with it. Skin tightening treatments like the Morpheus8 can restore your skin’s elasticity and promote collagen production, making you feel radiant.
What Is Morpheus8?
Morpheus8 is a fractional laser device that combines radiofrequency and microneedling, which are known to stimulate collagen and elastin production. It is used to sculpt and remodel fat beneath the skin to achieve smoother, tighter skin, reduce scarring, and improve skin texture.
Both the microneedling and the radiofrequency serve separate purposes. Microneedling creates small micro tears in the skin, stimulating the regrowth of new skin cells. This also causes the body to produce collagen. On the other hand, radiofrequency targets deeper layers of the skin to further stimulate collagen and elastin and improve the elasticity of the skin. So, microneedling works on the surface, while radiofrequency goes much deeper. But together, they make the perfect combination to provide tighter, smoother skin.
How Is the Morpheus8 Treatment Conducted?
Morpheus8 treatment is minimally invasive and therefore does not require sedation or localized anesthetic. Instead, your doctor will apply a topical numbing cream to the areas that will be treated. Then, radiofrequency is delivered through micro-pins which are set to and adjusted by the doctor to deliver just the right amount of radiofrequency.
Once they have decided on the depth of the micro-pins, they will start moving the Morpheus8 device along the skin. The length of the procedure will depend on the amount of skin being treated. General treatment time is between one and two hours. You should be able to see results in the next few days.
What Is Recovery Like?
Since Morpheus8 is minimally invasive, you may notice some redness, irritation, and minor swelling in the following days after the procedure. This should resolve within a few days. Be sure to utilize a good moisturizer and sunscreen, as well as minimize sun exposure.
Schedule Your Treatment With Morpheus8 at Old Town Med Spa
If you’re longing for a more youthful appearance with tighter, healthier skin, try Morpheus8 skin tightening treatments in Chicago, IL. Drs. Nael and Shazel Garbi at Old Town Med Spa are more than happy to help you reach your goals. Contact their office at (312) 313-0330 or send them a message.