Keeping your skin looking its best as you age is important for your skin’s health, your overall wellness, and your confidence, too. Fortunately, advances in skin technology have made it easier than ever to meet these goals without surgery or prolonged downtime.
At Sanctuary Cosmetic Center, Soheila Rostami, MD, FAAO, FAACS, helps patients in McLean and Dulles, Virginia, look and feel their best with state-of-the-art solutions, including the innovative Morpheus8 system. This advanced system combines the benefits of microneedling and radiofrequency (RF) energy therapy to address multiple concerns in a single treatment — without surgery, incisions, or downtime. Here’s how it works.
Quick facts about Morpheus8
Individually, microneedling and RF treatments each offer important benefits for your skin, especially to help battle the signs of sun damage and aging. The Morpheus8 system combines these techniques, enhancing your results and helping you enjoy even better results.
Microneedling uses a special device that’s studded with a series of very thin, tiny needles. As the device passes over your skin, the needles make small “puncture” wounds that create a kind of controlled damage inside your skin.
This damage triggers natural healing responses, including producing new collagen fibers to help your skin look and feel firmer and more resilient. Collagen production also helps smooth out wrinkles and lines that form due to years of sun exposure.
RF treatments also promote collagen development by gently heating the deeper layers of your skin where collagen forms. Plus, RF energy helps remodel tissue and reduce fatty deposits for sleeker, slimmer, firmer contours.
When used alone, RF treatments are applied through your skin. But Morpheus8 takes it a step further, using those tiny needles to administer RF energy to those deeper layers of tissue. Not only does this mean energy is used more efficiently, but it also allows us to target your treatment areas more thoroughly and precisely.
What to expect during your Morpheus8 treatment
Morpehus8 treatment takes about 45 minutes, and there’s no lasting downtime afterward. Before treatment, we apply a topical anesthetic to numb your skin and keep you comfortable.
During your session, we pass the applicator over your skin. You may feel some warmth or mild stinging as the energy penetrates to stimulate collagen production and rejuvenate your skin.
Once your session is complete, you can expect your skin to be slightly pinkish and tender for a day or two, similar to how you’d feel and look after a sunburn. It’s important to avoid sun exposure during the initial stages of healing and to follow the care instructions we provide.
Collagen remodeling occurs over the following weeks; you can expect to see results in about a month or so. Most people benefit from a series of 2-4 treatments spaced out over a few weeks to help their skin look and feel its best.
What Morpheus8 can treat
By combining these two potent technologies, Morpheus8 can treat an array of skin concerns, including:
- Skin folds and lines
- Scars, including acne scars
- Sun damage
- Uneven skin tone
- Lax, sagging skin
- Rough skin texture
- Stretch marks
- Enlarged pores
- Age spots and other dark spots
Best of all, Morpheus8 is completely customizable so that we can tailor a treatment plan specifically for your goals.
Learn more about Morpheus8
Morpheus8 helps you enjoy the benefits of skin rejuvenation without invasive surgery. To learn more about this innovative technique and how it can help you, book an appointment online or over the phone with the team at Sanctuary Cosmetic Center today.