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Morpheus8 Side Effects

Everyone wants their skin to appear healthy and glowing regardless of age. Smooth blemish-free skin can give you a sense of confidence even when you are not wearing makeup. But over time, your skin can end up collecting more wrinkles, lines, acne scars, and sunspots. The result is less vibrant-looking skin. To improve damaged and aging skin, many people turn to innovative and safe solutions like micro-needling. Now, this anti-aging technique has a new spin—Morpheus8. What is it? And what are the side effects? Is it for you?

What is micro-needling with Morpheus8?

Unlike the traditional micro-needling treatments, which entail using tiny needles to create channels by piercing your skin, this type of micro-needling is more advanced and innovative. When doing radiofrequency (RF) micro-needling with Morpheus8, the procedure entails applying radiofrequency generated heat to your skin. This procedure helps tighten your skin and can also improve the underlying fat. The results are better, more powerful, long lasting.microneedling on face But that’s not all. What makes Morpheus8 an outstanding subdermal adipose remodeling device is the excellent results you can get at both low and high settings. When used in its most powerful settings, it can sculpt the underlying fat. Whereas when used at its lower settings, it can improve your skin texture. At this setting still, it can give you a more youthful look by:
  • Erasing your scars
  • Tightening your skin
  • Tightening your pores
  • Smoothing your skin
  • Improving facial sagging

What are the side effects of Morpheus8?

Like any other procedure, Microneedling with Morpheus8 also has its side effects. So far, the most common side effect is mild swelling and redness in the skin area that received treatment. However, this is nothing to worry about, and you can expect it to subside in a couple of days or less. Besides, the treatment may create small scabs in the treated area. You may notice these on the first day after treatment or anywhere within the window of the first 72 hours. They appear like small flaky, peeling skin. If you notice any scabbing, you must avoid picking at the scabs. Picking can only lead to more scarring and skin damage making the results of the treatment less pleasant. However, these scabs are not permanent and shed as soon as the skin heals properly. Although it may take time for you to see the results if you have scabs, once the shedding is over, you will notice dramatic improvement. Other common side effects can include temporary bruising, tenderness or soreness, and a occasionally pain for some patients. You can manage these symptoms with over-the-counter medications. In most cases, if you feel any irritation, it’s only mild and will stop soon after the treatment.

What to do about the side effects

Once you get home from the treatment, follow your post-treatment instructions for best and optimal results. The best way to take care of that area is by staying away from direct sun exposure. You can protect your skin with a generous amount of sunscreen when you go outside until the skin heals. Moreover, be sure to use recommended products to keep your skin moisturized to prevent further irritation. If you feel any pain (only in rare cases), over-the-counter medication can be effective. Also, there is a calming ointment you can use to reduce any discomfort. Lastly, you can use concealer and your normal makeup the next day after treatment to reduce the flaking and scabbing skin’s appearance. These side effects will not affect your daily activities, and your skin will feel normal soon after your skin heals.

Morpheus8 treatment: Who is it for?

Anyone can use Morpheus8 treatment. Regardless of your age or gender, you can use this treatment to treat numerous conditions and improve your general appearance. However, your skin is completely different from the next patient or the one before you, meaning the results will vary and the recommendations. It’s best if your doctor goes through your health history before making any recommendations. Also, the treatment can depend on your anatomy and aesthetic requirements. With that said, here are common skin issues that the treatment can help you with:
  • Erasing scars from any part of the face or body
  • Improving your skin texture by tightening your pores
  • Removing acne scars
  • Reducing facial sagging and jowls
  • Getting rid of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reducing sun damage
  • Reducing skin damage

woman looking at face in mirror smilingHow soon can I wear makeup after treatment?

Post-treatment, you can wear your makeup as usual from the next day after treatment. However, it’s always important to ensure that your skin is well moisturized and protected from sun damage. So ensure you throw in enough sunscreen along with your normal makeup.

How does Morpheus8 treatment work?

The treatment process using Morpheus8 is not quite different from other treatments. The first step is numbing your skin using a topical numbing cream medication. This can help reduce discomfort during treatment. Then, the doctor will cleanse your skin using an antibacterial formula. Afterward, the procedure can begin on the desired part of the body or face. In some cases, if you want better results, you can go through a combination of the Morpheus8 treatment and another one like AccuTite or Fraxel laser.  These combination treatments can provide incredible treatment results in the lower face and around the neck, including tightening and contouring. Also, the outcome will vary. For instance, some people receive instant results after the treatment. But for others, it may take weeks, sometimes up to a month, before they can see any result. Besides, others may need other treatment sessions evenly spaced during that period before they start to see results.

Final thoughts

Morpheus8 treatment is a groundbreaking treatment method that has numerous benefits. With minimal side effects that you can easily manage at home, it’s certainly one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in our office. Plus, considering it’s permanent, it can help you get your confidence back. However, it’s best to continue an optimized skincare routine to ensure that you maintain that youthful look. Feel free to contact us today for more information, find out whether Morpheus8 treatment is what you’ve been missing and book an appointment with us.

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