In the past, you could only accomplish skin tightening by going “under the knife.” Morpheus8 is an energy-based treatment designed to provide deep skin rejuvenation with minimal pain and downtime while offering long-term results. John Scaffidi, MD, FABOM, FACOG, at Lehigh Valley Weight Loss in Allentown and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is proud to offer patients this new, cutting-edge skin rejuvenation option. To learn more about how Morpheus8 can revitalize your skin, call the office or request an appointment online.
Morpheus8 is an advanced treatment that stimulates remodeling in the adipose tissue (fat) of the dermis (skin) by combining radiofrequency with microneedling. On its own, microneedling provokes a healing response in which collagen proliferation increases.
With Morpheus8, collagen increase is only part of its remarkable results. By using radiofrequency energy to reach tissue up to 7mm deep, this device also prompts tissue restoration that includes thickening and tightening.
Morpheus8 is excellent for facial rejuvenation and body resurfacing on almost anyone because it can achieve multiple corrections simultaneously. Some of the concerns addressed with this radiofrequency technique include:
As a combined procedure — Morpheus8 can be added to Smartlipo® to obtain maximum skin tightening while improving skin quality, like treating stretch marks while having lipolysis and liposuction of the abdomen and waist. This technology is perfect for patients interested in meaningful facial and body rejuvenation without surgery.
A local anesthetic cream is used to decrease the sensation of both the microneedles and radiofrequency energy. Once numb, the treatment begins. The tip of the applicator has several tiny needles through which the energy passes for a fraction of a second. The motion is somewhat like a stamping technique rather than moving the applicator across the skin.
Microneedling with radiofrequency may feel slightly uncomfortable in certain areas. However, your expert providers’ use of topical numbing cream and pretreatment medications make treatment much more pleasant than many patients expect.
You may experience mild redness and swelling for a day or two, and the treated area may be slightly sensitive for a few days. Generally, you’re encouraged to refrain from wearing makeup for a day or two after treatment.
Morpheus8 begins to stimulate change immediately after the first treatment. Your expert providers create a custom treatment plan to help you achieve your desired results. Many people choose a series of three or four treatments at three- to six-week intervals.
To learn more about Morpheus8 and schedule your consultation, call the office or request an appointment online today.