istock 1143239245 The skin is going to age. We all know that. However, once we start to see a loss in firmness, plumpness, and radiance, we may start to panic. In our comfortable Spokane office, we tailor treatments to help adults manage their aging skin, from mild frustration to full panic-mode. Surgery may be an excellent option for many people, but that should not exclude individuals who prefer to address the signs of aging without surgical procedures. In this instance, we’re finding that Morpheus8 can do wonders to diminish the effects of aging and sun damage.

What is Morpheus8 and How Does it Work?

Morpheus8. It sounds like something out of a sci-fi film, doesn’t it? Though sophisticated and advanced, it is nothing to fear. Morpheus8 is one of the latest technological advances in cosmetic medicine. This tissue-regenerating treatment takes microneedling to a whole new level. You may have heard of microneedling, the popular treatment that stimulates collagen production by making hundreds of tiny channels in the upper layers of the skin. During a Morpheus8 treatment, those microneedles also deliver powerful radiofrequency energy beneath the epidermis for more dramatic tissue remodeling. Together, the physical and thermal effects of this treatment stimulate meaningful collagen production that restructures skin from the inside out.

Collagen renewal is key to maintaining great skin at any age. Early in adulthood, the cells that make collagen decrease their activity. This is one of the reasons we develop lines and wrinkles and why, over time, our jawline gets soft and saggy. Morpheus8 is all about collagen-induction because, with more collagen in the skin, dark spots lighten, scars diminish, and the skin remains firmer than it would otherwise. This treatment can be beneficial to any part of the body that could use more collagen. The most common areas of treatment are the face and neck.

What to Expect from Morpheus8 Treatment

Powered microneedles. That sounds painful, you might think. Perhaps it would be, except that we pre-treat the skin to decrease sensitivity before we conduct this procedure. Patients arrive about an hour early so a numbing cream can be applied to their skin. After remaining there for some time, the local anesthetic significantly blunts pain receptors. Most patients feel very little sensation if anything at all during their session. Some say that they feel a quick pinch or sting, similar to plucking a hair out with tweezers, as the device stamps their skin. The entire treatment usually lasts no more than 20 minutes. After the session, patients can resume normal activities. Results progress as new collagen forms in the dermis.

Does your skin need a boost? Call (509) 747-5773 to schedule your Morpheus8 consultation!

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