As you get older, your skin will naturally start to lose some of its firmness and elasticity. This is because as you age, your skin starts to lose proteins called collagen and elastin. These are what give your skin its structure, its plumpness, and its ability to bounce back when stretched.
So, if you’ve started to notice that you’re developing more and more fine lines and wrinkles, you might be wondering what your treatment options are.
Dermal fillers are often a popular choice for diminishing the appearance of wrinkles and so are cosmetic surgery options, such as a facelift. However, if you’d like something different from dermal fillers and you don’t want to go to the extreme of something so invasive as surgery, Morpheus8® might be right for you.
At North Texas Cosmetic Surgery located in Frisco, Texas, our team led by Alan Greenberg, MD, offers this state-of-the-art technology in order to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. In this blog, we review everything you need to know about this cosmetic treatment.
Morpheus8 is a technique that uses a combination of radiofrequency (RF) skin tightening and microneedling. When you use both the heat element of radiofrequency energy and the pricking motion of microneedling, your skin is going to be encouraged to start up the production of more collagen.
The Morpheus8 device has microneedles that are infused with radiofrequency heat, and it’s able to reach three different levels of your skin in a very short amount of time.
When your skin is pricked with the ultra-fine needles, your body goes into action to repair the area where the skin has been broken by producing new tissue that’s rich in collagen. In addition, when heat hits those deep layers of skin, your body also responds by producing collagen.
Morpheus8 can be used in numerous places on your face including your forehead, cheeks, neck, and around your eyes. You can also use Morpheus8 in combination with other cosmetic treatments such as dermal fillers or liposuction.
Before starting the procedure, we numb the treatment area thoroughly with a medical grade numbing cream – or mild sedation if you’re getting multiple areas done — in order to keep you comfortable during the entirety of the process.
We then use the Morpheus8 device to very precisely target the areas you want rejuvenated.
You should see results in about 3-4 weeks, and any initial side effects such as redness or swelling should dissipate after just a few days.
If you’re ready to rejuvenate your skin without the long recovery time or adverse side effects of surgery, Morpheus8 might be right for you. To schedule a consultation to see if you qualify for this cosmetic treatment, contact our team by giving us a call at or by using our online booking tool today.