Traditional Microneedling vs. Morpheus8

Microneedling

Microneedling is a popular skin procedure that we do almost daily in all of our SVIA offices.  Some of the reasons our patients love it is due to the minimal/no downtime and the very apparent results.

 Microneedling can help with the following concerns

  • Acne
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Large pores
  • Lax skin
  • Stretch marks
  • Fine lines and wrinkles

What to Expect

The microneedling procedure is very simple and the actual treatment itself only takes about 20 minutes depending on the areas being treated.  All our patients will first relax in a private room with numbing cream on the area to be treated to assure maximum comfort.  Once we remove the cream, we then take a pen-like instrument with several tiny, sterilized needles and roll it over the treatment area.  The tiny needles leave micro-punctures in the top layer of skin triggering the natural healing process of the body to deliver collagen and elastin to the tiny punctures. 

Results

Some patients may leave the office with a very pink and flushed color to the face, but the redness will subside within a day or two.  After about a week, the newer skin will appear smoother and much more radiant.  We suggest 4-6 treatments to reach you skincare goals and then occasional treatment maintenance. 

 Morpheus8

Morpheus8 is a newer and more advanced type of micro-needling.  After numbing, and again using a handheld device, sterilized needles are penetrated over the skin creating a similar wound channel just like  the traditional microneedling procedure. 

The Big Difference

With Morpheus8, fractionated radiofrequency is delivered with every pulse deep into the skin’s layers.  The radiofrequency triggers collagen and elastin production at a deeper level that traditional microneedling can’t reach. The 24 coated needles penetrate into the subdermal tissue, coagulating the fat and contracting connective tissue to tighten and rejuvenate the treated area.  Morpheus8 is also the first and only full-body subdermal adipose remodeling device targeting the deflation of soft tissue, like aging jowls. 

 Morpheus8 can help with the following concerns:

  • Loose or sagging skin of face, jawline, neck, and body
  • Wrinkles and fine lines on face, neck, and décolletage
  • Under eyes sagging skin and wrinkles
  • Acne Scarring
  • Stretch marks
  • Discoloration
  • Crepey Skin on Arms, Knees and Abdominal

 For optimal aesthetic results, we suggest a series of 3 treatments spread 4-8 weeks apart followed by ongoing maintenance. 

Still Need Help?

Need help deciding which treatment is right for you?  All of our SVIA offices offer both traditional microneedling and Morpheus8 treatments.  Call our request your appointment here to speak with one of our providers about your customized treatment plan.


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