Step into a New Era of Youthful, Wrinkle-Free Smiles with Cutting-Edge Technology
As we age, one of the most common cosmetic concerns many patients develop are pronounced nasolabial folds, also known as “smile lines” or “laugh lines”. These creases running from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth tend to deepen over time due to loss of collagen and elastin in the facial skin.
Morpheus8 combines microneedling and radiofrequency energy to stimulate collagen production and improve facial skin texture. With its color-blind technology, Morpheus8 can safely treat aging concerns on all skin types. By targeting deep wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin, this innovative procedure can help patients achieve a more youthful, vibrant appearance.
In this article, we’ll explore how Morpheus8 works to diminish nasolabial folds and restore smooth, wrinkle-free smiles.
Understanding Nasolabial Folds and Perioral Lines
Nasolabial folds and perioral lines are two types of wrinkles that can appear on the face.
Nasolabial folds refer to the creases or wrinkles that extend from the edge of the nose diagonally down to the corners of the mouth. They become more visible with age as collagen production declines and the cheek fat pad drops, creating furrows surrounding the mouth. Sun damage, smoking, and repetitive facial expressions can also deepen these engraved wrinkles over time.
Perioral lines, on the other hand, refer to the fine vertical wrinkles that appear above the upper lip and around the mouth. While nasolabial folds create deeper furrows, perioral lines consist of smaller wrinkles in the thinner skin around the lips. Both types of wrinkles can make patients appear older than their true age. However, the deeper nasolabial folds tend to be more difficult to improve compared to finer perioral lines.
The Science Behind Morpheus8
Morpheus8 represents an advanced form of microneedling combined with radiofrequency technology to stimulate new collagen formation deep within the skin. Microneedling creates microscopic channels reaching down to the dermal layer using fine needle tips. The radiofrequency heat then penetrates at various depths to trigger tissue remodeling and tighten sagging skin.
This integrated procedure is called subsurface monopolar radiofrequency (SMRF). The microneedling component involves needles 0.25-3mm long to generate controlled micro injuries, while the RF heat induces thermal damage up to 5mm deep. This process stimulates fibroblasts to produce new collagen and elastin over the next 3-6 months as the skin heals.
A key advantage of Morpheus8 lies in its color-blind technology. It can adjust RF energy levels to safely treat all skin types, including ethnic skin tones prone to hyperpigmentation. The customizable treatment parameters also allow for personalized results based on each patient’s aesthetic goals. By renewing collagen and elastin, Morpheus8 restores the skin’s youthful foundation.
Benefits of Morpheus8
As a nonsurgical skin tightening and rejuvenation treatment, Morpheus8 offers numerous benefits compared to traditional options:
1. Facial Rejuvenation Without Surgery
Patients can improve facial wrinkles and sagging skin without undergoing a surgical facelift or invasive procedures. The integrated microneedling and RF technology provides similar collagen stimulation and tissue tightening results with little downtime.
2. Addresses Multiple Skin Concerns
In addition to diminishing stubborn nasolabial folds and smile lines, Morpheus8 can also treat:
- Fine lines, crow’s feet, forehead lines
- Acne scars, enlarged pores, uneven texture
- Neck or décolletage wrinkles and crepiness
- Stretch marks on the abdomen, thighs, buttocks
- Loose skin on the arms, knees, other body areas
Its ability to adjust RF intensity and needle depth allows for customized treatments from delicate skin resurfacing to deeper tissue coagulation and skin tightening.
3. Non-Invasive Approach
Unlike a surgical facelift or fully ablative laser resurfacing, Morpheus8 is minimally invasive with very little pain or downtime. Patients can resume normal activities after 1-2 days and see results build gradually over several weeks.
4. Reduces Stretch Marks
In addition to addressing facial wrinkles, Morpheus8 also improves the appearance of stretch marks on the body. Microneedling creates micro-injuries to stimulate new collagen and elastin in the dermis, while radiofrequency heat shrinks the tissue. This process smoothens and blends stretch marks for noticeable improvement. When combined with topical creams, Morpheus8 provides longer-lasting stretch mark reduction compared to creams alone.
5. Advanced Skin Tightening
As facial fat pads descend and collagen depleted with age, jowls and sagging cheeks create lax skin and folds around the mouth. Morpheus8 uses RF heating to contract fibrous bands for tightening and lifting effects. Patients see improved definition along the jawline and youthful contours across the face.
6. Minimal Patient Downtime
Treatment sessions take only 30-40 minutes followed by 1-2 days downtime. Patients can resume regular activities fairly quickly with minimal discomfort and no surgery-related restrictions. Multiple sessions spaced 4 weeks apart provide optimal results over time.
Morpheus8 vs. Other Treatments
While dermal fillers like Juvederm can temporarily fill in folds and creases, the results last 6-18 months before requiring repeat injections. Neurotoxins like Botox also relax dynamic wrinkles but do not address static folds around the mouth. In contrast, Morpheus8 stimulates the body’s natural collagen formation for more lasting, gradual rejuvenation over several months.
For significant wrinkles, traditional facelift surgery can tighten and lift sagging facial skin. However, the invasive procedure requires a long recovery period along with surgical risks. Non-ablative laser skin resurfacing is gentler but only treats the epidermal surface layer without tighter dermal effects. In comparison, Morpheus8 bypasses the top layer to precisely heat the dermis for new collagen proliferation resulting in smoother, firmer skin.
Since Morpheus8 utilizes adjustable needle penetration and radiofrequency intensity, it is safe for all skin tones including ethnic skin. Its customizable settings provide safe, effective treatment not reliant on skin color. For patients hesitant to undergo surgery, Morpheus8 serves as an excellent non-invasive alternative that bridges the gap between injectables and cosmetic surgery.
The Morpheus8 Procedure
- The Morpheus8 session begins with application of a topical anesthetic cream for 30 minutes to numb the treatment area.
- The practitioner then selects an appropriate tip size and adjustable needle length based on the patient’s skin and area being treated. Common needle sizes range from 0.5mm to 3mm. The target temperature and radiofrequency intensity level are also set accordingly.
- Using gliding motions, the microneedling tip is moved over the skin to create microchannels and heat the tissue below. Most patients feel some tolerable pinching and heat sensations. The RF promotes new collagen formation while also inducing immediate tissue contraction for instantly smoother skin.
- Typical treatment time takes only 30-40 minutes for a single facial area. Some minor redness, swelling, and tenderness can be expected for 1-2 days after.
- Patients should avoid strenuous exercise as well as sun exposure while the skin heals. Applying ice packs, aloe vera, and moisturizer can help soothe and calm the complexion following treatment.
- While optimal results require 3-5 sessions every 4 weeks, gradual improvements will become noticeable after the initial Morpheus8 treatment. Maintenance sessions may be recommended every 6-12 months to sustain youthful-looking skin.
Beyond the Face – Extended Uses of Morpheus8
In addition to smoothing away wrinkles and folds on the face, Morpheus8 offers extensive capabilities to treat other areas of concern down the neck, décolletage, body, and extremities. Common treatment sites beyond the face include:
|Neck||Tightens loose neck skin and improves “turkey neck”|
|Stomach||Reduces stretch marks after pregnancy|
|Arms||Addresses crepey skin and age spots|
|Thighs||Smoothes cellulite dimples and stretch marks|
|Knees||Improves wrinkled skin and aged appearance|
|Hands||Diminishes prominent veins and age spots|
With the ability to adjust needle tip size, RF intensity, and depth for different body areas, Morpheus8 serves as a versatile anti-aging solution from head to toe.
Why Choose Morpheus8?
Morpheus8’s blend of microneedling and radiofrequency offers unique benefits that together stimulate longer lasting collagen renewal and tissue tightening compared to the individual modalities alone.
Some reasons to consider Morpheus8 include:
Harnesses The Body’s Natural Healing Response
Unlike laser treatments that ablate the skin’s surface layers, Morpheus8 bypasses damage to the epidermis to gently heat the deeper dermis and subdermal tissue. This stimulates the body’s innate wound healing cascade for gradual, natural-looking rejuvenation over time.
Provides Durable Rejuvenation Effects
By renewing elastin and collagen deep within the skin, Morpheus8 promotes more long-lasting improvements compared to temporary fixes like dermal fillers. Patients can enjoy a subtle lift and renewed facial contours for months to years following treatment.
Delivers Customized Treatment Plans
With adjustable parameters, Morpheus8 allows practitioners and patients to personalize the intensity, depth, and focus areas based on aesthetic goals and problem spots. This ensures optimal results tailored to the individual.
Addresses Age-Related Beauty Concerns
For patients seeking facial rejuvenation with minimal recovery time, Morpheus8 presents an ideal solution to target wrinkles, skin laxity, and other aging issues. The advanced technology achieves significant improvements with only a subtle lift unlike surgical procedures.
With the ability to smooth pronounced nasolabial folds, soften laugh lines, and restore youthful facial contours, Morpheus8 offers an unparalleled anti-aging treatment with little to no downtime. It combines transformative microneedling and radiofrequency technologies to safely penetrate the deeper dermal layers where true rejuvenation occurs.
By stimulating the body’s own collagen and elastin production, Morpheus8 promotes gradual, natural-looking results over several months following just a few 30-40 minute sessions. When part of an ongoing skin care regimen, this cutting-edge procedure can help patients look as young as they feel.
Contact our office today to schedule your complimentary consultation and discover how Morpheus8 can revitalize your appearance. Here at Good Vibe Medical, we tailor each Morpheus8 treatment plan to meet your unique facial rejuvenation goals.