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How does Morpheus8 treat signs of ageing?

How does Morpheus8 treat signs of ageing

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How does Morpheus8 treat signs of ageing?

As we age, it’s completely normal to see fine lines and wrinkles setting in. They’re caused by a loss

of collagen and elasticity in the skin, which slowly starts to decline in our mid-twenties, but tends to

become more noticeable by the time we reach our forties and beyond. Although we can limit some of

the aesthetic signs of ageing by maintaining a healthy lifestyle, keeping skin hydrated and protecting

it from the sun, the truth is that fine lines and wrinkles are an unavoidable, natural part of growing

older.


That being said, if you find that these natural changes are impacting your confidence or self-esteem,

there is a number of non-invasive, aesthetic treatments that can help lessen the signs of ageing and

reignite your youthful complexion. One of the most cutting-edge of these treatments is Morpheus8, a

radiofrequency-based treatment which tightens, lifts and contours the skin. If we’ve piqued your

interest and you’re wondering: ‘how does Morpheus8 treat signs of ageing?’ Keep reading!

“the cumulative effect of monthly treatments increases the length of time each patient is hair free”


Is Morpheus8 different to microneedling?

Since 2019, when Kim Kardashian reportedly started the treatment to smooth out her stomach,

Morpheus8 has been on the treatment menu for select, high-end clinics across the world. If you’ve

tried microneedling, you’ll be familiar with the treatment process, however, Morpheus8 goes beyond

the limits of what microneedling has been able to traditionally achieve.


Like microneedling, Morpheus8 creates microscopic punctures in the skin’s surface using tiny

needles, which kick-starts the skin’s natural healing process. When our skin heals from a cut, the

body rapidly produces new skin cells, along with excess collagen. As a result, we quickly get new,

healthy layers of skin. This is the natural bodily process that the process of microneedling and

Morpheus8 taps into - by creating these tiny punctures, the body then works to heal them as quickly

as possible.


Unlike traditional microneedling though, Morpheus8 also uses radiofrequency energy, which creates

heat and allows the effects of the treatment to penetrate deeper layers of the skin. This means that

the treatment can reach the fat and tissue cells that microneedling alone cannot.


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How does Morpheus8 treat signs of ageing?

As collagen production slows down as we grow older, our skin becomes less plump and unable to

bounce back from the lines that naturally form in our skin as we move, making it easy for wrinkles to

set in. When it comes to combatting those wrinkles and fine lines, the depth that Morpheus8 can

reach beyond the skin’s surface is what makes all the difference.


The tiny punctures which Mopheus8 creates, invites our skin to start creating more collagen to help

the small wounds heal. This extra collagen works to also re-plump the skin, so current lines and

wrinkles are smoothed out and new ones are less able to form. The addition of the heat, caused by

radiofrequency energy, further targets the fat and skin cells that sit deeper under the surface, the

result being tighter, rejuvenated skin.

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What are the benefits of Morpheus8?

Morpheus8 has skyrocketed in popularity because of the many benefits and very little downsides to
the treatment. These benefits include:

● It’s non-invasive - You don’t need to go under the knife to achieve a more youthful
appearance. Morpheus8 is completely non-invasive, meaning no operations, no lengthy
downtime and no scars.

● It’s quick - Depending on the size of the area being treated, each appointment will take
around 30-45 minutes, which means you could fit it into a lunch break! You’ll be in and out in
no time.

● You’ll see results fast - Most people will see a difference to their skin within days of their
first Morpheus8 treatment. However, it is recommended that you have at least three sessions
to ensure the best, long-lasting results.

● There’s minimal downtime needed - Straight after your treatment, your skin may look like
it’s slightly sunburnt and feel tight. This could last for up to a week, however will likely only
last a couple of days. During this downtime, you should protect yourself with a good SPF and
keep your skin well moisturised.

● Numbing cream is applied - Before the treatment begins, a topical anaesthetic will be
applied to your skin, numbing the area. Although you may still feel some pain, it should be
reduced significantly by the numbing cream. You may also feel a warm sensation, which may
continue after the treatment has finished. If you do find that you experience a high level of
discomfort, during or after the treatment, let your aesthetician know.

What skin concerns can Morpheus8 treat?

Aside from reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, there are a number of other skin
concerns that Morpheus8 is effective in treating.

Acne scarring
If you’ve ever had acne, you’ll likely know that, even when the acne has passed, there’s often
scarring left behind. Depending on how severe the acne is, these scars can last for years, or even a
lifetime. As the site of the acne heals, the skin may underproduce, or overproduce collagen, which
results in a sunken or raised scar.

Morpheus8 can be used to treat acne scarring. The micro-wounds created by the tiny needle
encourage skin cells to rapidly repair themselves, which helps even out the skin’s surface.

Cellulite
As fat cells expand beneath the skin, they push upwards against the tissue and this creates dimpling
on the surface of the skin. This is what we call cellulite, which is sometimes also known as orange
peel skin. It’s most often found on the thighs and on the fleshy part of the buttocks.
Whilst there are many creams that claim to target cellulite, the only way to truly reduce the
appearance is to alter the fat that’s causing the rippling effect. Morpheus8 uses deep thermal energy
to target the fat cells directly and remould their shape, which helps reduce the rippling effect that
cellulite creates.

At the same time, the microneedling process will help tighten the skin’s surface, by encouraging
rapid skin cell regeneration and increasing the production of collagen, leaving you with
tighter-looking skin.

Loose skin
As we grow older, it’s completely normal for skin to become loose, or appear saggy, as our bodies
slow down the natural production of collagen. You may also develop loose skin as a result of weight
loss, particularly if you lose a lot of weight over a short period of time.

If you have loose skin and it is bothering you, Morpheus8 is a great, non-invasive solution. As the
minute needles penetrate the skin, they encourage the body to rapidly begin its healing response,
producing new skin cells and tightening the area. Treatment can be administered on sagging skin
across the whole body, including the jowls and stomach area.

Stretch marks
Whether you are young, old, or somewhere in the middle, anybody can get stretch marks. They’re
usually caused by a sudden growth spurt, or weight gain and can appear all over the body, although
they’re most commonly seen on the stomach, thighs, buttocks and arms.

Like acne scars, stretch marks form when there’s an abnormality in collagen production. When the
skin suddenly stretches, because of growth or weight gain, the natural collagen in the skin is
ruptured, forming the scar-like stripe, which we call stretch marks. Morpheus8 encourages additional
collagen to be produced, which helps tighten the skin and reduce the appearance of the scar.

Can anyone try Morpheus8?

The beauty of Morpheus8 is that it’s suitable for all ages and skin types. Due to the amazing effects
it can have on lines and wrinkles, the treatment is popular for people between the ages of 40 and 60.
However, because Morpheus8 is so effective at combatting acne scarring, cellulite and other skin
concerns, many younger people also enjoy the benefits of the treatment too.

As, in the UK, Morpheus8 is not classed as a medical treatment, you do not need to be referred by a
Doctor or Dermatologist. Anybody can visit an aesthetics clinic which offers the treatment, to make
an appointment and reap the benefits of younger-looking, rejuvenated skin.

Final thoughts

It’s inevitable that, as we grow older our skin will change. However, if the appearance of lines and
wrinkles starts to affect our confidence or our sense of self, Morpheus8 is a great solution and
alternative to more invasive procedures.

Here at Basingstoke Wellness, our team of talented and experienced aestheticians offer a range of
anti-ageing treatments, including Morpheus8. If you’d like to book a free consultation, or speak to
one of our friendly team, click here.
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