Microneedling is a skin-tightening procedure that can be performed from head to toe using Morpheus8, a gold micro-needling radio frequency system.
How Does Morpheus8 Treatment Work?
Your body naturally produces a protein called “collagen.” It’s used to make connective tissue and is a component of your bones, skin, muscles, tendons, and cartilage.
Morpheus8 utilizes gold microneedles to penetrate the skin and radiofrequency waves to emit heat that reaches deeper skin layers and melts fat. This stimulates collagen production, causing underlying fat and skin to tighten. As a result, the skin has a smoother look.
Common areas people have the procedure performed on include the full face, chin, neck, and décolletage (chest area), hands, arms, back of legs, knees, and abdomen.
What Are the Benefits of Microneedling Treatment (Morpheus8)?
A minimally-invasive procedure, microneedling allows you to achieve smoother, tighter skin without surgery.
Some of the other benefits include:
- Tighter skin
- Reduced under eye bags
- Minimizes crow’s feet around eyes and lip lines
- Smaller pores
- Improved skin texture
- Improved appearance of wrinkles, acne scars and fine lines
- Minimal to no down time
Microneedling Consultation (Morpheus8)
Benaim Eye & Aesthetics is staffed full time by Monroe Benaim, M.D.. He performs and oversees the aesthetic treatments offered at our Jupiter office.
When you come in for your first appointment, Dr. Benaim and his team will meet with you to discuss your needs and goals. Based on that, Dr. Benaim can recommend whether microneedling (Morpheus8), Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) (Lumecca) or both are right for you.
For example, if you want to reduce the appearance of sun spots and tighten the skin on your hands, he might recommend IPL first, followed by microneedling treatment (Morpheus8).
Since microneedling can be performed from head to toe, you can pick the areas you would like focused on. We will also go over treatment pricing and packages with you.
To ensure you’re a candidate for the procedure, we will collect information based on your medical history at your consultation. Pregnancy is a relative contraindication to having the procedure.
Before Your Microneedling Treatment (Morpheus8)
Once you’ve scheduled your microneedling treatment (Mopheus8), we’ll ask you to avoid extended sun exposure to prevent sunburn.
When you arrive, make sure your skin is free from:
- All lotions or cleansers
To help remove any remaining foreign substances from your skin, the technician will use a facial cleanser. Afterward, they will apply a topical numbing gel. You’ll wait for a period of time while the gel is absorbed and begins to take effect. Once it does, the gel will be wiped off with astringent and the microneedling procedure can take place pain free.
During Your Microneedling Treatment (Morpheus8)
A handheld, pulsing device will be used to treat the specific areas discussed in your consultation. The numbing gel is highly effective and helps to mitigate pain during the procedure.
Immediately following treatment, a technician will apply a soothing recovery cream. A post-procedure kit — including the recovery cream, an antioxidant sheet mask, thermal spring water, gentle cleanser, and mineral-based sun protection — will be sent home with you. The cream can be applied again that night and afterward, as needed.
The entire Morpheus8 treatment can take as little as 15 minutes (for one small target area) or up to two hours for areas as large as the abdomen.
After Your Microneedling Treatment (Morpheus8)
Following your Morpheus8 treatment, you might notice mild swelling, redness and sensitivity. It typically subsides within a day or so.
For three days after the procedure:
- Avoid wearing makeup (your skin will be healing)
- Wear a high SPF (50+) for 24-48 hours when you go outside, in order to protect the skin
Patients often like to book the procedure on a Friday so they have the weekend to let their skin heal, makeup-free.
You’ll start to see results within 2-3 days, which may continue over a period of three months.
For the best results, we often recommend 4-10 recurring sessions of microneedling treatment.
To book your microneedling treatment (Morpheus8), call (561) 747-7777.