Updated: Oct 21
The ideal dream for cosmetic procedure explorers is skin tightening, anti-ageing and fat reduction without needles and knives, i.e. a minimally invasive safe yet effective procedure.
Can you live this dream and get your non surgical facelift in London?
The market is flooded with technologies such as laser, high intensity focused ultrasound and radio frequency devices. We are noticing a demand increase of 10% or more annually for radio frequency.
WHY IS MORPHEUS 8 MAGICAL?
RF achieves skin tightening by thermal heating of the second layer of the skin, which triggers a healing cascade leading to collagen formation.
New collagen, elastin, and blood vessel formation occurs as skin surface temperatures reach 40° to 45°C. In contrast to laser, RF is pigment independent and has a better safety profile for all skin types in terms of pigmentation change.
Non-energy-based devices such as Microneedling serve as a minimally invasive method to induce dermal collagen formation and skin resurfacing through induction of an inflammatory cascade while preserving the epidermal barrier.
The local injury induced by penetration of the microneedles releases growth factors that stimulate collagen and elastin fiber production, as well as new blood vessel growth.
RF microneedling systems advance existing technology by adding heat at controlled depths Similar to fractional laser, Morpheus 8 treats segments of the skin and soft tissue, leaving islands of untreated areas to reduce recovery time.
Studies have shown active skin remodeling by 10 weeks post-procedure with increased reticular dermal volume, hyaluronic acid, and elastin content.
WHAT IS MORPHEUS 8?
This is a fractional radio frequency device with a programmable penetration depth and energy delivery systems created by Inmode aesthetic solutions.
Morpheus 8 has become the favorite of celebrities across the world including megastars such as Kim Kardashian and Paula Abdul. It is a safe and effective, minimally invasive modular radio frequency solution for full body treatments. We can treat very small areas of the face such as the upper lip and under eye area as well in addition to larger areas such as the tummy or tightening the thighs and arms. It is truly a magical solution for early to medium jowls.
Every dermatologist can attest to its usefulness in treating acne scarring. It is safe on all skin types that is on people of all racial origins. Personally, I like to prepare all my patients with a darker skin tone for six weeks prior to the procedure with pigment suppression therapy to minimize the rare risk of a complication.
We are so privileged to live in London-where we provide world class treatments to everyone at affordable prices (Compared to our American counterparts!) It is no wonder, so many American patients fly down to London to have procedures done!
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The coated needles penetrate into the subdermal tissue, leading to coagulation of fat as well as contraction of the reticular dermis and surrounding connective tissue.
At the same time, directional RF energy stimulates neocollagenesis, elastogenesis, and angiogenesis. The adjustable penetration depth and energy settings allow the clinician to customize treatment.
Post-Treatment Cooling of the skin immediately post-procedure can reduce discomfort and erythema / edema. Antibiotic ointment is typically applied 1 to 3 days post-procedure. During this time, patients should refrain from other topical agents (i.e., sunscreen or makeup).
Once the microneedle holes close (within 1-3 days), makeup, moisturizer, and sunscreen may be applied.
WHO IS THE IDEAL CANDIDATE?
· Early Facial Ageing and Recurrent Laxity After Facelift
· Increasingly, young patients present with early facial ageing (i.e., jowls, neck skin laxity) and are not yet optimal candidates for a traditional facelift.
· Additionally, there is a large population of patients who already underwent a facelift and suffer from recurrent laxity.
These groups are ideal candidates for Morpheus 8, which reliably and safely achieves skin tightening and subdermal adipose remodeling.
However, that achieving optimal outcomes can require multiple sessions.
I tell patients they typically will need three or four treatments to achieve the best results. One of the biggest mistakes that clinicians make when using this technology is that they tell patients they will only need one session. At Cosderm UK, we believe in total honesty and do not side track patients. An ethical dermatologist will only perform procedures you need, not what you think you need.
Depending on the patient’s presentation, I may deploy a combination approach incorporating other treatment modalities. Microneedling with radiofrequency can be combined with a variety of other treatments, including platelet-rich plasma injections, resurfacing lasers, Tixel, chemical peels, Muscle toning with the Tesla Former and subcision.
At-Home Microneedling RF Does Not Deliver the Same Anti-Ageing Benefits
Manufacturers of at-home microneedle rollers often claim that their devices are just as effective as the state-of-the-art versions used by dermatologists.
Please be very careful and don’t fall into this trap.
A lot of at home devices are cheap and unregulated. All medical grade devices have FDA and CE approval. A tool is often as good as the operator. You really want a skilled medical practitioner, ideally dermatologist, plastic surgeon or skilled aesthetic personnel performing the treatment on you. At home treatments have often led to people landing up in big trouble with complications such as scarring and infections
Morpheus 8 Does NOT Leave Holes in Your Skin
Morpheus 8 treatment does create controlled injuries in the skin, but it does not leave your face resembling a sieve! The needle punctures are so small that, unaided, no one can see them, even close up. The effect, however, is that your skin may look flushed, but this passes soon.
The very purpose of creating this controlled injury is to shake up the collagen growth in the treatment area. Isn’t that why you are coming in to have the procedure in the first place.
Safe and Effective for Areas Around Your Eyes and Lips
Another reason to trust Microneedling RF treatment only in the hands of an expert practitioner is that it’s necessary for these delicate areas.
Your upper eyelid
The lower eyelid
Around the side of your nose
Your upper lip
Not Just Anti-Ageing Benefits
It’s true that the majority of patients seek Morpheus 8 for its anti-aging benefits like smooth, taut skin and a less wrinkled appearance, but it also corrects scarring due to acne. The collagen that the procedure creates helps fade your scarring. The result is the restoration of your flawless skin and a non surgical facelift!
And this is why you come to Cosderm UK! Located in the heart of London Mayfair, easily accessible to most, every patient gets bespoke treatments for their requirements, backed by scientific evidence.