WHAT IS MORPHEUS 8?
Morpheus 8 is a fractional skin treatment that stimulates collagen production of the underlying layers of the dermis. By targeting the deeper layers of the skin, the building blocks will reorganise themselves in a natural anti-ageing process.
The way Morpheus8 works is by creating micro-injuries on the skin using titanium microneedles, coupled with radio frequency energy, which heats the layers deep to the skin. The micro-injuries, in combination with the radiofrequency heating stimulate a reaction in the skin, which (over the following 3-6 months) increases the levels of collagen and elastin in the skin, to tighten and lift and thicken the supporting layers of the skin. This makes it an ideal treatment for sagging, lax or sun damaged skin.
Morpheus8, compared to other forms of radiofrequency micro-needling or skin resurfacing has several benefits, including more precise targeting of deeper layers of the skin for deeper tightening and reduced risk of post-inflammatory pigmentation, by virtue of the silicone coating on the microneedles.
WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED?
Morpheus 8 can be used on any area of lax skin that is showing signs of ageing such as lines and wrinkles, anywhere on the body. The most commonly treated areas include the lower face and neck, double chin and abdomen. Knees and thighs are also a popular area for treatment. Areas of the face and body that are showing signs of discolouration, stretch marks or acne scarring are also suitable for treatment.
HOW MANY MORPHEUS 8 TREATMENTS WILL BE NEEDED?
Depending on your Morpheus 8 treatment regime you can expect to have between 2-3 sessions. For acne scarring, often a resurfacing treatment will be performed which may require 4 sessions for optimal results
WHAT KIND OF POST PROCEDURE CARE IS REQUIRED?
Patients should moisturise the treatment area and avoid direct sun exposure. It is also recommended that patients use a good, broad spectrum sunscreen every day. In addition to reducing their future risk of skin cancer, sunscreens also reduce wrinkles and slow the ageing process.
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