Aging. It’s going to happen to all of us regardless of what we do. Knowing that we will develop various tissue changes as we grow older, our best bet is to prepare for them and manage them the best we can. That best used to be surgery. Over the past few decades, though, researchers in product development have made some pretty impressive discoveries. These have led to an ever-increasing selection of non-surgical treatments for facial rejuvenation. We are proud to offer proven modalities to patients of our Denver office. Morpheus8 is one that we will discuss here.
What is Morpheus8?
Just the name sounds technologically sophisticated: Morpheus8. This device is the culmination of careful development. It combines two proven strategies for collagen remodeling, microneedling and radiofrequency. Each of these strategies has been used independently to stimulate a healing response in which the skin is flooded with healthy new collagen and elastin. Morpheus8 has brought them together. The device handpiece has a needle-clad applicator that stamps the skin. Each time the tiny needles come into contact with the skin, they create microchannels that trick the body into thinking there is an injury to repair. More than that, though, the microneedles also deliver controlled radiofrequency to the dermis, where collagen is produced. The combination enhances the healing response without requiring more time for healing.
What Morpheus8 Can Do
One of the reasons patients and providers like Morpheus8 is that this technology stimulates natural tissue regeneration. Don’t get us wrong, we still believe in the power of plastic surgery for the correction of moderate to severe aging. However, radiofrequency microneedling can do things that surgery cannot. Because Morpheus8 causes collagen remodeling, this treatment can:
- Tighten jowls at the sides of the jawline
- Diminish the appearance of large pores
- Stimulate tissue repair to fade acne scars and other types of scarring
- Stimulate subdermal adipose remodeling for firmer, more defined facial contours
- Improve the skin’s general tone and texture
- Correct the signs of sun damage