As a leading medical spa in West Hollywood and Glendale, California, Luxbae is on the cutting edge of skin care, offering state-of-the-art treatments administered by a top team of professionals. The Morpheus8® skin rejuvenation system is a great example of the advanced technology we offer to customize every treatment plan for our patients.
Combining the benefits of radiofrequency treatment and microneedling in one device, Morpheus8 is capable of addressing a variety of skin concerns, including many of the more common signs of aging. In this post, you’ll learn how Morpheus8 works and whether it’s a good option to help your skin look and feel its best.
Microneedling and radiofrequency energy treatments both offer benefits for aging skin. But when combined in the Morpheus8 system, these two techniques complement each other for even more dramatic results.
Microneedling uses a special device that features a series of very tiny needles. During treatment, the microneedling device creates microinjuries across the treatment area.
These injuries trigger tissue healing responses in your body, including ramped-up production of collagen and elastin, two important components that help skin look and feel smoother and firmer.
Collagen and elastin production decrease dramatically as we get older, and years of sun damage injure these components, too. Microneedling helps “undo” damage by restoring collagen and elastin production deep inside your skin.
RF therapy also helps increase collagen production inside your skin, but it uses a different approach. Instead of using tiny needles, RF therapy administers controlled, gentle heat to the deep layers of skin where collagen is produced. In addition to increasing collagen production, RF energy also helps break down fat cells for sleeker, more defined, more youthful contours.
In a typical RF treatment, the energy penetrates your skin through its surface. But the Morpheus8 system administers energy through the tiny microneedles, allowing RF energy to reach deeper layers more directly.
This unique combination of technologies is an ideal treatment for many of the most common skin flaws, including:
Prior to treatment, we’ll evaluate your skin and discuss your goals to design a plan just for you.
Prior to your treatment, we apply a topical anesthetic to numb your skin and keep you comfortable. Then, we pass the Morpheus8 device over your skin.
You may feel some mild stinging or warmth as we focus on specific treatment zones. Treatment time can vary based on the area or the issue that’s being treated.
After your treatment, there’s no downtime, but your skin will be reddish and tender for a day or two. Many people compare the feeling to the effects of a sunburn. Our team provides care instructions to help you protect your skin while it heals.
The final results of your treatment will become visible in about a month, as collagen and elastin production increase and tissue remodeling occurs. While you’ll see benefits after a single treatment, most patients opt for 2-4 sessions spaced out over several weeks to achieve maximum results.
Morpheus8 is a single therapy that combines the benefits of two technologies to correct a wide array of skin flaws, including many common signs of aging. To learn more about Morpheus8 and how it can help you enjoy more beautiful skin (and the confidence that goes along with it), book an appointment online or over the phone with the team at Luxbae today.