What is Morpheus8?
Morpheus8 is available at the office of Dr. Philip Solomon in Toronto. Morpheus8 is a minimally invasive anti-aging, skin rejuvenation treatment that combines micro-needling with radiofrequency heat. Morpheus8 uses tiny needles to deliver radiofrequency energy deep into the skin. This creates “micro lesions” that stimulates your body’s natural healing responseto produce new collagen and elastin, to firm and tighten the skin.
Morpheus8 has many benefits and can treat all skin types. Morpheus8 can improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, minimize skin laxity by tightening areas of the face including the jawline, neck, cheeks and lower eyelids. It can also improve texture, smoothing rough or uneven skin and reduce pore size. Acne scarring and hyperpigmentation can also be improved with Morpheus8.
Who is a Candidate for Morpheus8 in Toronto?
If you are seeing signs of aging; fine lines, wrinkles, sagging of the jowls, jawline, cheeks, neck, lower eyelids. You are a candidate.
If you have acne scars, large pores, poor skin texture, darker skin, sun damage or hyperpigmentation. You are a candidate.
At Solomon Facial Plastic in Toronto, Dr. Philip Solomon will customize your Morpheus8 treatment to address your concerns, your skin type and your goals.
Why Morpheus8 vs Micro-needling?
What makes Morpheus8 superior to other micro-needling devicesis the ability to control the depth of the treatment. Morpheus8 uses tiny coated needles to puncture the skin to deliver radiofrequency heat to the dermis. Morpheus8 can address not only the superficial layers of the skin, but the intermediate and deeper layers as well.
“This process of combining radiofrequency and micro-needling is extremely effective for the production of collagen which is key to looking more youthful.” says Dr. Philip Solomon “Repeatedly puncturing of the skin can cause microtrauma that initiates collagen production. In using micro-needling with electrical energy this can also contribute to improving the texture and tone of the skin in addition to skin tightening”.
How Long is Treatment and Recovery?
At Solomon Facial Plastic Toronto, we always want to ensure that our patients are comfortable during their Morpheus8 treatment. We provide topical numbing for a minimum of 45 minutes prior to beginning treatment. Your Morpheus8 procedurecan take anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment site. You may feel slight pressure during the procedure. Be sure to let your provider know if you are feeling any discomfort so we can keep you as comfortable as possible.
Morpheus8 recovery is typically quite easy with no real downtime required. Common side effects include redness, swelling and itchiness for about 3 days. Dr. Solomon often recommends doing your Morpheus8 treatment on a Friday so you can be back to work on Monday.
Avoiding direct sun light and active skin care ingredients such as retinol and alpha hydroxy acid up to two weeks prior and two weeks following your Morpheus8 procedure is recommended.
Your skin may be slightly inflamed and pink in colour for 3-5 days following your Morpheus8 treatment. Healing time can vary from patient to patient.