Age and facial appearance go hand in hand. When we are younger, our face reflects our vitality and vigor. Our facial skin has volume and suppleness. It’s when we’re young that we tend to look our best. This helps with all aspects of our life, from professional settings to romantic relationships. Youthfulness reigns and we all hope to hang on to our boyish or girlish good looks.
As we get older, our face tends to reflect the turning of the calendar pages. Our skin loses volume and suppleness and begins to look weathered and worn. While it’s still possible to look amazing as someone who is getting older, most of us wish we could turn back the clock and enjoy the glowing skin we once had.
It’s when our face begins to show our age that many of us turn to products and procedures to help reverse the signs of aging. You might turn to over-the-counter creams and lotions, but they only help so much. You might consider cosmetic surgery, such as a facelift. But surgery is so permanent. And what if you’re not happy with the results?
Turns out, there is a new procedure that acts as an alternative to the facelift that doesn’t use lasers or other harsh techniques, and that doesn’t cause hyperpigmentation like some other cosmetic treatments tend to do.
What Is Morpheus8?
Known as Morpheus8, this revolutionary technology infuses your skin with fresh collagen production and reduces subdermal fat cells. The treatment adds volume and suppleness to your skin, no surgery is required. Morpheus8 is non-invasive, which means it comes with minimal downtime, and offers long-lasting results. The alternative to surgery is available now at your local cosmetic surgeon’s office.
Here is all you need to know about this amazing cosmetic treatment that is taking the world of anti-aging by storm. We will discuss how it works, how long the results last, how much the treatment costs, and other details you can also learn by scheduling a consultation at Moein Surgical Arts in Los Angeles, California.
Let’s get started.
How Does it Work?
Morpheus8 is a cosmetic treatment that combines microneedling with radiofrequency therapy to stimulate collagen production and reduce fatty tissue. The treatment resurfaces the skin on the face, but you can also use it on the neck and body. The amazing results leave you with glowing skin, less sag, and fewer wrinkles.
What’s great about Morpheus8 is that it works on all skin tones, and there are no incisions, stitches, or surgical techniques of any kind needed. The treatment is performed as an outpatient procedure and takes around twenty to sixty minutes, depending on the size and number of areas to be treated.
During the Morpheus8 procedure, the cosmetic surgeon numbs your face with a topical anesthetic. The numbing agent ensures your comfort and takes around an hour to work. The Morpheus8 device is then applied to the treatment area while you lie in a reclined position
What Skin Defects and Ailments Does Morpheus8 Treat?
Depending on the setting, low or high intensity, Morpheus8 can remodel the fat underneath the skin while leaving the skin itself retextured and looking its best.
The treatment is also ideal for tightening loose skin, shrinking pores, smoothing away wrinkles and fine lines, and removing sagging that occurs due to age.
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Some people may use the treatment for jowls underneath the chin and jaw or for sun-damaged skin. Morpheus8 works on active acne and acne scars, as well as stretch marks, age spots, and dull or uneven complexions.
How Does Morpheus8 Compare to Microneedling or the Surgical Facelift?
Microneedling uses a device that aims to make small pricks across the skin. This activates natural collagen production, which can help reduce wrinkles and scarring. The problem with microneedling is that the tiny needle pricks across the skin can take days or weeks to heal. There may be redness and even scarring for some skin conditions, and infections can also be possible.
A surgical facelift involves incisions that can leave scars. The facial skin is pulled tight, which reduces the effects of fine lines and wrinkles. You don’t get that “windblown” look like you used to get with cosmetic surgery, thanks to advances in the technique. Still, many people prefer to try and turn back the clock without surgery. This is where Morpheus8 excels.
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Morpheus8 is similar to microneedling without the risks or downtime. The device uses 24 microneedles and makes use of radiofrequency (RF) energy. When applied to the face, for example, the electric current reaches 4mm deep into the skin. This lets the energy permeate the dermis and fatty tissue below the skin, where elastin and collagen are produced. The results can be dramatic, with fat reduction and contouring making you appear years younger.
One aspect of Morpheus8 that is game-changing is that the effects are even more dramatic underneath the chin, which is an area traditionally hard to treat without the use of cosmetic surgeries like the facelift and neck lift.
The results are powerful and long-lasting without any scarring whatsoever.
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What Does Morpheus8 Do to the Skin? Does it Hurt?
Unlike microneedling which can take weeks to heal and the facelift, which leaves scars (that are typically hidden within your hairline), Morpheus8 doesn’t leave your skin with any of those defects. You may feel a heated sensation and slight discomfort while the treatment is being applied to your facial skin. There may also be some redness and swelling around the affected area shortly after treatment, but those effects will soon subside.
Morpheus8 doesn’t hurt because of the topical anesthetic applied prior to the procedure.
Are There Side Effects to Using Morpheus8?
The most common side effects of the Morpheus8 treatment are the aforementioned mild swelling and redness. In a couple of days, any redness you experienced should be gone.
In some cases, the microneedles and RF energy can create small scabs around the treatment area. If these do appear, you will notice them the day after treatment or within the first 72 hours. They will appear as flaky, peeling skin. Don’t pick the scabs but do tell your cosmetic surgeon if you experience this side effect.
Picking at the scabs can lead to scarring and skin damage. Just know that they are not permanent and will soon heal. Once the shedding of your skin is over, you will notice the dramatic results from the Morpheus8 treatment.
Other side effects that are occasionally reported include temporary soreness, tenderness, and bruising. Any sensitivity you experience can be managed with over-the-counter medications.
Your cosmetic surgeon will anticipate side effects by providing you with post-treatment instructions. Examples include staying away from direct sun exposure and protecting your skin with sunscreen when you do go outdoors until your skin heals.
Your surgeon may also recommend skincare products to keep the treatment area moisturized to prevent irritation.
If you are accustomed to wearing makeup, a concealer or normal makeup the day after Morpheus8 treatment can reduce flaking and scabbing. Your skin will look and feel normal soon after your skin is finished healing.
What is Recovery Like After Morpheus8 Treatment?
Since the Morpheus8 cosmetic treatment is non-invasive, there is no need to schedule time off work. In fact, there’s no downtime at all. You will be back to your normal activities the day after treatment. You may have red skin for a week and minor swelling, but those will resolve on their own.
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How Many Treatments are Necessary?
Optimal results with Morpheus8 are usually experienced with three to four treatments scheduled several weeks apart.
How Long Do the Morpheus8 Results Last?
The treatment produces noticeable results that last approximately one year. You can experience longer-lasting effects by scheduling maintenance treatments with your cosmetic surgeon. These can help you stay one step ahead of the aging process.
How Much Do Morpheus8 Treatments Cost?
Morpheus8 treatment can cost between $700 and $900 for facial treatment. For a treatment that encompasses the face and neck, you may be looking at a price tag of $1,400 to $1,800. These are only estimates, of course. Scheduling a consultation with a cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Moein of Moein Surgical Arts can give you a more accurate quote for the treatment area you have in mind.
When compared to a facelift and other facial surgical procedures, Morpheus8 is significantly less expensive. If you want a more youthful appearance, you’ll soon see that the fees associated with Morpheus8 are well worth the investment.
Does Insurance Cover Morpheus8?
Insurance companies view Morpheus8 as an anti-aging treatment that is elective in nature. This means insurance policies are unlikely to cover the costs.
All hope is not lost, however, if you can’t pay for the cosmetic technique out of pocket. Medical financing is available. With companies like Care Credit, you can pay for the procedure now while worrying about covering the total cost later. These companies offer low-interest rates and long-term repayment plans, putting cosmetic treatment well within the average consumer’s reach.
Where Can I Find Morpheus8 Near Me?
You now know more about Morpheus8, the advanced, minimally invasive treatment that can dramatically improve your facial skin’s appearance without cosmetic surgery or downtime. The treatment is suitable for most patients because we can use it on all skin types, and is available now at Moein Surgical Arts in Los Angeles, California.
Find out if you are a viable candidate for Morpheus8 by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Moein. This cutting-edge cosmetic non-surgery may only be offered for a limited time. Book your spot now by calling (310)694-4486.