Looking in the mirror and being happy with what you see is a lifetime battle that never seems to end, especially when it seems like all you can see are your flaws. And much to our dismay, it doesn’t feel like any of our efforts make a difference in the fight against aging. Luckily, technological advancements in cosmetic treatments have given us the tools we need for a fighting chance. At Capitis Medical & Aesthetics in Roseville, CA we are happy to offer Morpheus 8, the revolutionary treatment that is the key to unlocking your aesthetic metamorphosis.
What Is Morpheus 8?
This is a relatively new treatment with growing popularity that is sweeping across medical spa clinics around the nation. As a high-tech solution to many common skin problems, including those related to aging, this treatment has made a reputation for itself as being highly effective and versatile. No matter what your appearance goals, this is a treatment that can safely and quickly produce results that will make you love the way you look.
How the Technology Works
Morpheus 8 uses a combination of advanced technology treatments to deliver results of the highest efficacy. It is common for newer treatments to build off the backs of earlier technologies, and this treatment is no different as it combines the best of microneedling and radiofrequency to create a new kind of fractional skin treatment.
Fractional Skin Treatment
Fractional skin treatments are part of a broad spectrum of high-tech treatments that treat skin a fraction at a time. Most fractional skin treatments use laser or thermal technology to address issues on the upper dermal layers, particularly the epidermis. Fractional skin treatments are effective by themselves, although they usually can only address superficial concerns. However, the technology behind Morpheus uses a combination of radiofrequency and mirconeedling to create a deep-tissue fractional skin treatment, meaning this treatment is a highly effective multi-tasker.
As a solo treatment, microneedling is a technique that has been around for a while. Some of the earliest skin treatments saw the wisdom of inciting the body’s natural regenerative properties to create a brighter, clearer complexion. Microneedling has taken this concept and created a series of treatments that can be used to address even the trickiest skin concerns, such as deep wrinkles.
Microneedling works by using tiny sterile needles to create micro-injuries on the skin surface. These micro-injuries are not visible to the naked eye, but they do prompt the skin into quickly regenerating new tissues. Microneedling is a good option for patients looking to have a more youthful complexion as microneedling addresses issues like fine lines, uneven texture, and dull-looking skin.
In terms of newness, radiofrequency cosmetic treatments are a technology nearing its first decade of open market use. Radiofrequency treatments are typically those that use thermal energy to induce the production of collagen and elastin beneath the skin surface. Radiofrequency treatments are non-invasive and can generally be used on all skin tissue, including the most sensitive skin on the face.
Radiofrequency is a type of treatment that is considered natural, mainly because it takes advantage of the body’s natural regenerative abilities without the introduction of foreign chemicals or extreme surgical measures to be effective. Radiofrequency treatments are good options for patients who are seeking to tighten skin anywhere on the body. Radiofrequency is particularly useful for correcting skin laxity, reducing the appearance of fine lines and scarring, and smoothing out adipose tissue such as cellulite.
Benefits of Morpheus 8
There are many benefits to this treatment. We can attribute the benefits of this treatment to the diversity of fractional skin treatments. By combining microneedling and radiofrequency, this treatment can achieve twice the desired results with one treatment, which is why the efficiency of the treatment is its first benefit. Other benefits include:
The Morpheus technology is able to penetrate deeper levels of the skin to trigger the production of collagen and elastin, two proteins that are key to having a youthful appearance. This treatment can be used to:
- Reduce the appearance of sun damage and dark spots
- Diminish the appearance of fine lines
- Improve the appearance of deep wrinkles
- Correct skin laxity, particularly in the jowls
What Causes Visible Aging?
Many patients wonder what causes the visible signs of aging, and the unavoidable truth is that, after a certain point, our body’s regenerative abilities begin to slow. When these processes slow, it creates an environment where the condition of the skin is vulnerable to gravity and hormonal changes, which is what leads to the inevitable formation of fine lines and wrinkles as well as skin laxity. Signs of visible aging can generally be attributed to the reduced production of collagen and elastin within the sub-levels of skin.
Some patients are surprised to learn that this treatment is commonly used for minor body sculpting or body contouring. As this is a treatment that can be used all over the body, it is important to note that this treatment can be used to target adipose tissue. Additionally, this treatment can sculpt the more troublesome areas of the body, such as the thighs, hips, buttocks, and tummy. Ultimately, this means that this treatment is effective for addressing concerns that regular diet and exercise cannot.
What Is Adipose Tissue?
Adipose tissue is basically the place where the fat deposits in the skin are located. Common places for adipose tissue include the cheeks, the area beneath the chin, the underarms, the tummy, the buttocks, and the thighs. Adipose tissue is traditionally treated with liposuction, but recent improvements in non-invasive technology have made it possible for adipose tissue to be eliminated or sculpted without any invasive techniques.
Scars are difficult to contend with, so it’s a good thing that this treatment can be used to reduce scarring. In fact, scar reduction is a key benefit to both microneedling and radiofrequency technology. This is because microneedling breaks down the old tissue and radiofrequency technology encourages the growth of more even tissue. Both turn over new skin to diminish the overall visible appearance of scars.
What Causes Scars?
The cause of scars is something well beyond our control. To a certain extent, scars are caused by a genetic predisposition to heal wounded skin in a certain way. People who “scar easily” are actually those who have a heightened regenerative speed in which the body tries to heal tissue too quickly, which creates multiple new layers of tissue that create the bump or dips of scars. This is the cause of acne scarring, stretch marks, and scars from injury.
A huge benefit of this treatment is the fact that it is non-invasive. Non-invasive treatments are those that do not breach the skin barrier in any significant way, such as with needles or small incisions. While microneedling treatments are generally minimally invasive, since they do use small needles to injure the skin, the microneedling that is involved in Morpheus technology is slightly different, meaning that the overall treatment is non-invasive.
Are Non-Invasive Treatments Better?
Some patients wonder if non-invasive treatments are better. And the truth is that it depends on the patient. All cosmetic treatments have their advantages, whether they are surgical, minimally invasive, or non-invasive, and since there are many treatments that can accomplish the same task with different techniques, it really is up to the patient to determine which is best for them. Many patients prefer non-invasive treatments because of the reduced downtime, lesser risk of side effects, and the overall painless nature of these techniques.
Safe for All Skin
It might seem odd that being safe for all skin is a main benefit of this treatment, but it is true all the same. This is a treatment that is safe for all skin types and all skin tones, something that is actually a bit rare in cosmetic treatments. Usually, treatments that involve thermal heat or laser technology cannot be used with certain types and tones for skin since these treatments can cause hyperpigmentation. Unlike those other treatments, this fractional skin treatment is safe for all skin types.
What Is Hyperpigmentation?
Hyperpigmentation is a minor skin condition in which the tone of one portion of skin differs from another. For those who suffer from acne, the term post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation refers to the redness left behind by acne, which fades over time. In terms of cosmetic treatments, hyperpigmentation refers to the uneven tone that can be seen on darker skin complexions after laser treatments.
Generally speaking, many laser and thermal treatments are not recommended for use on darker complexions because the turnover of new skin can create a patchy appearance on the skin surface, which would be counterproductive to the overall appearance improvement goal. However, the risk of hyperpigmentation on darker skin tones is not a concern with the Morpheus treatment because of how the treatment is designed.
This is a treatment that can be easily combined with many other cosmetic treatments. When combining cosmetic treatments, it is important to understand which treatments address surface-level issues and sub-surface level issues. Timing is also an important factor for combining cosmetic treatments, which is why we help you build a treatment plan during your consultation.
What Are Treatments That Combine With This One?
There are many treatments that combine with this one, such as Fractora and FaceTite, which are sister-treatments to the Morpheus technology. Other treatments that can be combined with this treatment include hydrafacials, chemical peels, and dermal injections. If you are interested in combining treatments, please let us know so we can create the right treatment timeline for you.
Broadly speaking, non-invasive treatments have fast recovery times. This treatment has a quick recovery time that lets you return to your normal daily activities within hours of treatments. Most patients return to work or continue their day without restrictions after this treatment. You can even wear make-up on the same day as your treatment.
When Am I Fully Recovered?
Most patients are fully recovered from this treatment within 3 days after their treatment appointment. Full recovery means that you are able to withstand direct heat, touch your skin, and engage in regular, strenuous activity with very little risk of adverse side effects.
Quick and Long-Lasting Results
This is a treatment that produces quick results in as little as one appointment. The results of this treatment also build on each other, so the more consecutive treatment sessions you have, the better your results will be. We can help you determine how often you will need treatments to reach your desired aesthetic goals.
When Can I See Results?
Many patients report noticing smoother and brighter skin in as little as three days after their appointment. For most patients, results are most obvious 2 to 3 weeks following treatment and can be enjoyed for up to 3 or 4 months at a time.
Are You a Good Candidate?
Good candidates for this treatment include anyone who is not satisfied with their overall appearance. This treatment is appropriate for patients of all ages, genders, skin types, and skin tones. You may be a good candidate for this treatment is you want to:
- Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
- Correct skin laxity
- Diminish scarring
- Contour or sculpt the body and face
- Improve skin texture and tone
Have a Metamorphosis With Morpheus 8!
Aging doesn’t have to be a battle you fight alone. With the right tools, you can look the way you want and love the way you look. If you think that Morpheus 8 is the right solution for your aesthetic metamorphosis, contact Capitis Medical & Aesthetics in Roseville, CA to schedule your initial consultation today!