If you’re starting to notice some looseness around your jowls and under your chin and you’re not loving it, then you have a new tool in your anti-aging arsenal to check out. Make your face look more youthfully plump & naturally tighter with the Morpheus8, an advanced fractional radiofrequency (RF) microneedling device that takes the improvement in skin quality from microneedling and adds the skin-tightening benefits of RF. At Vibrant Woman Health Center, here in Lafayette, Louisiana, Dr. Patricia Nevils utilizes Morpheus8 as a stand-alone treatment as well as combined with other treatments.
What is Morpheus8?
Morepheus8 is a minimally invasive resurfacing treatment that combines microneedling procedures with radiofrequency technology to rejuvenate cells and soft tissue deep within the skin’s epidermis and dermis layers. The microneedling portion of the procedure creates tiny micro-wounds into the skin that allow the radiofrequency energy to penetrate deeper into the skin. This stimulates an increase of collagen and elastin production allowing for a softer, smoother, and more youthful complexion. Morpheus8 can also be combined with other treatments to enhance the outcome of skin resurfacing treatments.
What conditions can be treated?
Morpheus8 can treat a variety of conditions including:
- Acne scarring
- Deep lines, creases, and wrinkles
- Enlarged pores
- Mild sagging
- Stretch marks
- Sun damage
- Uneven skin texture
Treatable areas include the face, neck, arms, abdomen, and legs.request an appointment
What sets Morpheus8 apart from other treatments?
Unlike standard microneedling procedures, Morpheus8’s microneedles can be adjusted to reach a depth of up to 4 millimeters. This allows for treatment to be customized to the client’s needs and combined with radiofrequency thermal energy to treat a wide range of conditions that traditional microneedling may not be able to accomplish.
How many treatments will I need?
Some patients can achieve their desired results in one to three treatments. Other patients may need to schedule a series of treatments performed over several weeks. Your treatment plan will be discussed during the initial consultation to determine the ideal number of treatments for each patient.
Is the treatment painful?
Patient comfort is our top priority during treatment. Before the procedure, a topical anesthetic will be applied to the skin. After 30 minutes, the area will be checked to ensure the patient is ready to receive treatment. The patient may experience a warming sensation on his or her skin with little discomfort.
What are the side effects of treatment?
Patients may experience mild swelling, redness, tenderness, or temporary bruising which should subside within a few days. Patients may also experience tiny points on the skin from the microneedling that will crust over and flake off within a few days.
What is recovery like for Morpheus8?
As a minimally invasive procedure, most patients are able to return to their normal activities the day after treatment. We recommend patients gently moisturize the area and avoid direct sun exposure for at least one week. However, if Morpheus8 is used in conjunction with other procedures, the downtime period may increase depending on the more intensive procedure.
For more information on our services or to schedule a consultation, please contact our office at (337) 234-6838.