Wellskin Dermatology & Aesthetics
Dermatologists located in Franklin, KY
Morpheus8 Skin Tightening
What is Morpheus8?
The Morpheus8 procedure is especially effective for tightening and toning the skin, enhancing the complexion, and rebuilding collagen. Morpheus8 is the only device that combines radiofrequency with the microneedling technique. Combining these techniques means the tissues detect even more damage and the heat generated from this triggers rapid collagen production and cell renewal.
What areas can Morpheus8 treat?
Morpheus8 can treat a number of problem areas such as:
· Upper and lower eyelids
· Under the eyes
· Frown lines
· The mouth
Who can get Morpheus8 treatments?
Ideal candidates for Morpheus8 treatments are patients who want to improve the appearance of loose skin in the treatable areas. In addition to treating loose skin, Morpheus8 is also an effective treatment for acne scars and post-surgical scars, improving the appearance of the scarred areas to make it more homogenous with the surrounding skin.
Is Morpheus8 safe?
Morpheus8 is a safe treatment with no side effects or downtime. Any risks associated with Morpheus8 treatments will be fully discussed with you by our trained aesthetic team before your first treatment.
Is Morpheus8 painful?
Before treatment, your specialist applies a numbing cream to the area that will be treated, so you shouldn’t feel little to no pain during the treatment. Depending on the size of the area(s) you’re treating, the session could take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour. You don’t need to plan for any downtime after treatment and can perform normal day to day tasks right away.
How many sessions of Morpheus8 will I need?
Every patient has different needs and goals. If you’re treating multiple areas, some areas may need more treatments while others may only need one. Our specialist will do a full work up to decide how many treatments you will need to reach your desired goals.
Do I need to do any preparation before a Morpheus 8 treatment?
During your consultation, your specialist will ask about what kind of medications and supplements you take, including herbal supplements. Depending on what you’re taking, they may advise you to stop taking certain medications and supplements before your treatment. To ensure the best results for you treatment, it’s best to follow some protocols before your appointment such as:
· Avoid taking the supplements and medications as recommended by the technician a week before your treatment.
· Avoid sun exposure as much as possible 2 weeks prior to treatment, including tanning salons
· Use sunscreen outside with a minimum of SPF 30 prior to treatment.
What about post-treatment care?
There are a few common post-treatment reactions listed below:
Swelling– After a Morpheus8 session, it’s normal for patients to have some light swelling and bruising. Applying cold compress to the areas that were treated will help reduce swelling and bruising faster.
Avoid sun exposure – The lasers mimic microneedles by creating fine punctures in the epidermis, the skin is particularly sensitive after a treatment. It’s important to avoid sun exposure in the area that was treated for at least 2 weeks after treatment.
Sunscreen and makeup – Don’t apply sunscreen or creams to the treated area for up to 24 hours after treatment. Also, don’t apply makeup to the area for at least 48 hours afterwards.
Activities – It is best not to perform any strenuous exercise for a few days after a Morpheus8 treatment to give the body time to recuperate fully and to encourage any swelling to go down. Also, avoid saunas, hot tubs and steam rooms as well as submerging the area in water for a prolonged period such as in swimming for the first few days.
How to schedule a consultation?
Contact us by calling 615-675-0444 or request an appointment now.