Are you considering a treatment to achieve long-lasting, youthful-looking, rejuvenated skin? MD Skin Lab is here to assist with a popular treatment at our downtown Toronto Medical Spa. Morpheus8, known as Radio-Frequency Microneedling, is a minimally invasive procedure to improve the look of your skin while providing long-term results. It can help improve skin texture, reduce acne and acne scar appearance, treat sun damage, improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and uplift sagging skin.
Morpheus8 is an excellent treatment choice as it can be performed on any skin type because it does not target pigment like other procedures. Morpheus8 works through a state-of-the-art hand-held device that delivers Radio-Frequency (RF) heat energy to the dermis (the skin's deeper layer) paired with tiny silicone-plated needles in short intervals. The silicone-plated needles also keep superficial damage to a minimum, delivering RF energy deeper where it doesn't affect pigment cells. Collagen and elastin production is stimulated, and the skin becomes firmer and tightened over time. The dermal layers also become thicker, improving the skin's overall appearance.
The treatment is versatile and can be used in several body areas, such as the neck, chest, back, abdomen and above the knees. Our service providers are here to listen to your skincare needs and provide a bespoke plan to help achieve your skincare goals using the famous Morpheus8.
What is Morpheus8?
With incorporating Radiofrequency (RF) heat energy, Morpheus8 is an advanced microneedling procedure designed to rejuvenate the skin. During the process, the skin's deeper layer, the dermis, is targeted to regenerate tissue by stimulating collagen and elastin.
Patients could see overall improvements in the skin after 3 to 4 treatments. Improvements include:
- Improved skin texture
- Reduced acne scar appearance
- Reduced appearance of pore size
- Tighten skin around the lower face, jowls, and under the chin and neck, and target stubborn submental fat/adipose tissue.
- Improving the appearance of eye bags
- Improve necklines and reduce neck laxity/crepey skin
- Overall, firmer and smoother skin
Who Is It For And Am I A Candidate?
Morpheus8 is suitable for any skin type! This is because it doesn't target pigment like other procedures. Individuals experiencing premature aging skin, sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles, scarring or sagging skin can undergo this treatment.
The Morpheus8 treatment is safe for all skin types. However, some contraindications include pregnant or lactating women, skin cancer or other conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, or open wounds. If the treatment is right for you, your service provider at MD Skin Lab will confirm that during your consultation.
How Does Morpheus8 Work?
As the procedure occurs, tiny needles are deployed into the skin's deeper layer (dermis) in short intervals, simultaneously delivering a burst of radiofrequency energy. The tiny micro-punctures stimulate a healing reaction in the skin while the heat generated by the RF heats the collagen fibres, causing them to contract. With both processes working together, neocollagenesis (the production of new collagen) is promoted. In addition, the dermal layers are thickened, which results in the revitalization of the skin and the improvement of its appearance.
What Areas Can Be Treated With Morpheus8?
At MD Skin Lab in Toronto, our service providers can treat the following areas:
- Above Eyelids
- Under the Chin
- Above the Knees
Essentially, anywhere an individual may be encountering prematurely aged skin, sun damage, lines and wrinkles, acne scars, or sagging, our treatment can aid in reversing damage, thus revealing smoother, more youthful-looking skin.
Is Morpheus8 Safe?
Generally, Morpheus8 is a very safe and effective skin treatment. It is also minimally invasive and non-surgical. Patients may experience minor side effects. Having the Morpheus8 treatment performed by a certified healthcare professional is crucial to ensure that the process is carried out safely while being result-driven at the same time. Our knowledgeable service providers at MD Skin Lab are here to answer your questions and to help you feel confident in your decision to undergo Morpheus8.
What Will Occur During A Morpheus8 Appointment?
Upon your arrival at MD Skin Lab in Toronto, one of our service providers will greet you! You will then be taken to the consultation room, where your service provider will discuss whether the treatment is right for you and review any medical history. Once the clearance has been given for you to undergo Morpheus8, your service provider will prepare the skin by cleansing it. A topical numbing will be applied for 60 minutes to minimize any discomfort experienced during the treatment. Patients also have the option to use Pronox to help manage any discomfort. After that, the hand-held device will be used in the treatment area, consisting of tiny needles deployed into the dermis with RF energy to achieve results. Your service provider will provide you with aftercare instructions.
How Long Will A Morpheus8 Appointment Take?
It will take 60 minutes for the entire procedure. Please note you are required to arrive 60 minutes before your appointment time for numbing.
What Does Morpheus8 Feel Like?
There is some discomfort associated with using Morpheus8. However, your service provider will provide you with a combination of topical analgesia and/or Pronox (laughing gas) to manage any discomfort.
What Can I Expect After The Treatment?
There is minimal downtime, and most individuals can return to normal activities after 24 hours. After the treatment has occurred, it is entirely normal to notice immediate redness, and experience swelling, itchiness and soreness. The skin may be flushed for 3 to 5 days, but it will return to normal in a week.
How Many Appointments Will I Need? When Will I See Results?
Once the first treatment has occurred, some improvements will be noticeable; however, we recommend 3 to 4 sessions spaced approximately 6 weeks apart for optimal results. Factors that dictate the exact number of sessions one should undergo depend on the skin's condition and the aesthetic goal you are trying to achieve.
Short-term results will be seen as your skin begins to heal, revealing a smoother and more radiant appearance! Fewer lines, tighter skin and pores, and a healthy complexion will be noticeable over the next 12 to 16 weeks. The timeframe for results to last is typically 12+ months, depending on how well you maintain your skin. We recommend a maintenance treatment yearly. To maintain long-lasting results, following specific practices, such as being diligent with sun protection, staying hydrated, and selecting medical-grade skincare products at the MD Skin Lab Skin Store, is essential. These factors can significantly aid in prolonging the effectiveness of the treatment.
What Is The Difference Between Morpheus8 And Microneedling?
Morpheus8 is a type of microneedling treatment that combines traditional microneedling with radiofrequency energy to deliver more advanced skin rejuvenation results. While both Morpheus8 and microneedling utilize tiny needles to puncture the skin and trigger the body's natural healing process, Morpheus8 goes a step further by delivering radiofrequency energy to the deeper layers of the skin, which can promote increased collagen production, tighten the skin, and improve overall skin texture. In summary, Morpheus8 is a more advanced form of microneedling that delivers additional benefits beyond traditional microneedling alone.
Will I Experience Any Side Effects?
The Morpheus8 treatment is safe, and complications are rare. It is important to note that temporary side effects are expected after the procedure. They include redness, irritation, swelling, bleeding, and scabbing. However, the side effects are temporary and will go away after a few days, although your skin will continue to heal and improve throughout a couple of week