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Morpheus8 Hong Kong- Acne Scar and Skin Tightening

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LM Skincentre Hong Kong introduces the Morpheus8 treatment which is a cutting-edge treatment that combines microneedling with radiofrequency energy to enhance skin tone and texture. This FDA-cleared procedure stimulates collagen and elastin production, resulting in skin tightening and rejuvenation. Morpheus8 can address various skin concerns such as wrinkles, fine lines, skin laxity, acne scarring, enlarged pores, stretch marks, and surgical scars. It is a versatile treatment that can be used on the face, neck, arms, and body, providing benefits for patients of all skin types, including those with darker skin tones. The procedure is minimally invasive, with minimal downtime and less risk compared to surgical options.

How does it work?

Morpheus8 works by utilizing a combination of microneedling and radiofrequency energy to improve the skin’s tone and texture. During the procedure, tiny micro-pins create puncture wounds in the dermis, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin. This process leads to skin regeneration and tightening. The radiofrequency energy delivered by Morpheus8 helps to further enhance collagen production and skin rejuvenation. The treatment is designed to target specific depths in the skin, allowing for precise delivery of heat energy to promote optimal results. By stimulating collagen and elastin production, Morpheus8 helps to improve skin firmness, reduce wrinkles, and enhance overall skin quality. The fractional delivery ofmicroneedling ensures that normal skin areas remain undisturbed, reducing healing time and promoting skin renewal. Multiple sessions of Morpheus8, typically performed at intervals of 4 to 6 weeks, are recommended to achieve maximal benefits, with noticeable improvements seen over time as collagen production is stimulated.

Which area of the body can be treated by Morpheus8 ?

Morpheus8 can be used on various areas of the body, including:

1. Face

2. Neck

3. Arms

4. Body

Specifically, Morpheus8 can target concerns such as jowls, sun damage, enlarged pores, wrinkles, lines, creases, active acne, acne scars, stretch marks, and surgical scars. The treatment is color-blind, making it suitable for all skin types, including patients with darker skin tones.

What are the indications for Morpheus8 ?

Morpheus8, also known as microneedling with radiofrequency (RF), is a versatile treatment with various indications for improving skin quality and addressing specific concerns. The primary indications for Morpheus8 treatment include:

1. Skin laxity: Morpheus8 can help tighten and firm the skin, reducing sagging and improving overall skin elasticity.

2. Wrinkles and fine lines: The treatment can target wrinkles and fine lines, promoting collagen production to smooth out the skin’s texture.

3. Skin texture irregularities: Morpheus8 can improve skin texture by addressing issues such as roughness, uneven tone, and acne scars.

4. Necklace lines: This treatment can target the lines and wrinkles that develop on the neck, often referred to as necklace lines.

5. Acne scarring: Morpheus8 is effective in reducing the appearance of acne scars by stimulating collagen
growth and improving skin texture.

6. Specific depth targeting: The treatment can target different depths in the skin, allowing for customized treatment based on individual needs and concerns.

Morpheus8 is suitable for all skin types: Morpheus8  is approved for the treatment of all skin types, making it suitable for a wide range of patients, including those with Hispanic, Asian, and African American skin types who may be at risk of hyperpigmentation with other treatments. Morpheus8  also has minimal downtime, allowing patients to resume their daily activities relatively quickly after treatment.

How many treatments are typically recommended for Morpheus8 , and what is the ideal timeframe between each session?

Morpheus8 treatments are typically recommended in a series of 6 sessions, spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart. This treatment schedule allows for optimal results to be achieved gradually over time. The interval between each session gives the skin time to heal and regenerate, maximizing the collagen-stimulating effects of Morpheus8. By undergoing multiple treatments at the recommended intervals, patients can experience cumulative improvements in skin tone, texture, and firmness.
Following the advised treatment plan can help individuals achieve the desired outcomes and enhance the overall quality of their skin.

how long should I wait before seeing the result?

After undergoing Morpheus8 treatment, visible results can typically be seen within weeks following the procedure. However, it is important to note that the skin will continue to grow and develop new collagen for up to 3 months post-treatment. During this time, the collagen and elastin production stimulated by Morpheus8 will continue to enhance skin firmness, texture, and overall appearance. Patients may notice progressive improvements in their skin quality as the collagen regeneration process unfolds over the weeks and months following the treatment. For maximal benefit, it is recommended to complete the full series of treatments as advised by your doctor to achieve optimal results.

Who is not suitable for this treatment?

Patients with certain medical conditions or characteristics may not be suitable candidates for Morpheus8 treatment:

1. Patients with defibrillators or pacemakers: The radiofrequency energy used in Morpheus8 may interfere with these devices, posing a risk to the individual’s health.

2. Individuals with active skin infections or inflammatory skin conditions:
Conditions such as active eczema, psoriasis, or dermatitis may be exacerbated by the treatment and could lead to complications.

3. Pregnant: The safety of Morpheus8 during pregnancy has not been established, so it is generally recommended to avoid the treatment during these periods.

4. Individuals with a history of keloid scarring: Patients prone to developing keloids may be at a higher risk of adverse scarring following Morpheus8  treatment.

5. Patients with unrealistic expectations: It is important for individuals considering Morpheus8 to have realistic expectations about the outcomes of the treatment and to understand that the results may vary from person to person based on factors such as skin type, age, and the extent of the concerns being addressed.

6. Patients with certain skin conditions: Individuals with active acne in the treatment area may need to reschedule their Morpheus8  session to avoid potential complications.

7. Patients with certain medical conditions: Individuals with underlying medical conditions or skin sensitivities should consult with their doctor to determine if Morpheus8 is suitable for them.

What is the price of the treatment in LM SKINCENTRE Hong Kong?

In LM SKINCENTRE Hong Kong, the cost of Morpheus8 treatment can vary depending on the number of sessions required and the specific areas being treated. It is recommended to consult with your doctor based on your individual needs and treatment goals.

What other treatments can be compared with Morpheus8 ?

Morpheus8 is a unique treatment that combines microneedling with radiofrequency technology to address various skin
concerns. While each treatment has its own benefits and indications, some alternative treatments that can be compared to Morpheus8  in terms of skin rejuvenation and tightening include:

1. Fraxel Laser: Fraxel laser treatment is a non-invasive laser therapy that targets signs of aging, sun damage, and acne scars by stimulating collagen production and promoting skin resurfacing.

2. Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing: Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing is a more aggressive laser treatment that can address deep wrinkles, scars, and skin laxity by removing layers of skin and stimulating collagen production.

3. Ultherapy: Ultherapy is a non-invasive ultrasound treatment that focuses on lifting and tightening the skin by stimulating collagen production in the deeper layers of the skin.

4. Chemical Peels: Chemical peels are exfoliating treatments that can improve skin texture, tone, and pigmentation by removing the outer layers of the skin.

5. Thermage FLX: Thermage FLX is a non-invasive radiofrequency treatment that targets skin laxity and wrinkles by stimulating collagen production and tightening the skin.

6. Dermapen: Dermapen treatments involve creating micro-injuries in the skin to stimulate collagen production and improve skin texture and tone.

What are the unique features for Morpheus8?

Morpheus8 offers several unique characteristics that set it apart from other skin rejuvenation treatments:

1. Customizable treatment depths: Morpheus8 handpiece tips allow for variable depths ranging from 0.5 to 4 mm, enabling customized treatment for delicate, thinner-tissue regions of the face.

2. Chromophore-independent technology: Unlike laser technology that relies on chromophore targeting, Morpheus8’s radiofrequency technology is chromophore-independent, reducing the risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and making it safe for all skin types.

3. Fractional treatment approach: Morpheus8 provides fractional treatment of the skin, leaving untreated segments dispersed among treated segments to expedite healing and promote collagen, elastin, and blood vessel formation.

4. Simultaneous skin tightening and fat reduction: Morpheus8’s adjustable treatment depth and energy output provide the added benefit of simultaneous skin tightening and subdermal fat reduction for contouring, making it a versatile treatment modality.

5. Morpheus8 is associated with minimal downtime, allowing patients to resume their daily activities relatively quickly after treatment.

6. Approved for all skin types: Morpheus8 is approved for the treatment of all skin types, making it suitable for a wide range of patients, including those with darker skin tones who may be at risk of hyperpigmentation with other treatments.

What are the possible risks and complications for the procedure?

The possible risks and complications associated with Morpheus8 treatment are generally mild in nature, making it a minimal downtime procedure. However, as with any cosmetic procedure, there are some potential risks to be aware of:

1. Mild pinpoint bleeding: Some patients may experience mild pinpoint bleeding during the procedure, particularly if they have many broken blood vessels on the skin surface.

2. Bruising: There is a small chance of bruising following Morpheus8  treatment, which typically resolves on its own
over time.

3. Redness and swelling: It is common for the skin to appear red and swollen after treatment, but these effects usually dissipate in the days following the procedure.

4. Rough or dry skin: The skin may feel slightly rough and dry, similar to sandpaper, for 2 to 3 days after treatment.

5. Skin sensitivity: Patients may experience sensations such as redness, stinging, tightness, dryness, and sensitivity to touch immediately after the procedure.

6. Risk of infection: Although uncommon, any procedure that punctures or breaks the surface of the skin carries a risk of a secondary infection. It is important to follow post-procedure care instructions to minimize this risk.

7. Hyperpigmentation: While Morpheus8 is considered safe for all skin types, there is a small risk of hyperpigmentation, especially in patients with darker skin tones. Proper sun protection and adherence to post-treatment care guidelines can help reduce this risk.

8. Adverse reactions: In rare cases, patients may experience adverse reactions to the treatment, such as allergic reactions to topical products used during the procedure. It is essential to inform your healthcare provider of any allergies or sensitivities beforehand.

What are the pre-treatment Instructions for Morpheus8?

1. Patients with defibrillators or pacemakers are not candidates for Morpheus8 due to the radiofrequency energy used
during the treatment.

2. If you have a history of oral herpes simplex (fever blisters/cold sores), inform your doctor as the laser may trigger an outbreak.

3. Avoid using harsh skincare products or treatments such as Retin-A, retinoids, topical antibiotics, exfoliants, hydroquinone, and benzoyl peroxide for 3 days before the treatment. Refrain from chemical peels, waxing, and chemical depilatories for at least 2 weeks prior to the procedure.

4. Avoid sun exposure, tanning beds, or self-tanning products for three days before the procedure. If you are sunburned, the procedure may need to be rescheduled. Bring a hat or scarf to wear after the treatment.

5. Arrive with clean skin on the treatment day, free of makeup, moisturizers, perfume, cologne, or any other products.

6. Notify your doctor of any medication allergies, pregnancy, or nursing status before the treatment.

What are the post-treatment instructions for Morpheus8?

1. Due to the micro-channels created in the skin during treatment, avoid touching or washing the treated area for 6 hours after the procedure to allow the channels to close and reduce the risk of introducing bacteria. After 6 hours, you may wash your face with a gentle facial wash.

2. Your skin may feel warm for up to 6 hours after the procedure. Consider using a moisturizing cream to hydrate, cool, and soothe your skin during this time.

3. Apply makeup and sunscreen if needed after the 6-hour period.

4. Avoid excess heat, strenuous exercise, or sun exposure for the rest of the day after the procedure. Refrain from using exfoliating products, harsh acids, and retinols for about a week post-treatment.

5. Cleanse the treated areas gently with a mild soap after 48 hours. Avoid irritating facial products, including retinol and acids, for 1 week after the procedure. Do not rub or irritate the area.

6. Use a mineral-based sunscreen with SPF 30+ when outdoors to protect your skin.

What to expect immediately after the treatment?

After a Morpheus8  treatment, here is what you can expect immediately post-procedure and an overview of the treatment

Immediate Post-Treatment Expectations:

1. Skin Appearance: Your skin may appear red and flushed, similar to a moderate sunburn, immediately after the treatment. This redness should diminish significantly within 24-48 hours.

2. Sensations: You may experience swelling, burning, itching, bruising, soreness, skin tightness, flakiness, sensitivity, crusting, and dryness. These sensations are normal and should subside over time.

3. Healing Time: It may take 5-7 days for your skin to fully heal, depending on the extent of the treatment. Redness and swelling are common but temporary.

4. Skincare: Wash your face with cool water and a mild cleanser provided, and pat your skin dry. Use a mineral-based sunscreen with SPF 30+ when outdoors.

5. Cleaning Skin: Cleanse the treated areas gently with a mild soap and water after 48 hours. Avoid drying or irritating facial products, including retinol and acids, for 2-3 weeks post-procedure. Do not rub or irritate the area.

FAQs for Morpheus8 treatment:

1. What is Morpheus8?

Morpheus8  is a non-surgical, minimally invasive treatment that combines microneedling with radiofrequency energy to improve skin tone and texture, stimulate collagen and elastin production, and tighten the skin.

2. What skin concerns can Morpheus8 address?

Morpheus8  can target skin laxity, wrinkles, fine lines, skin texture irregularities, necklace lines, acne scarring, and other signs of aging on the face, neck, chest, and other areas of the body.

3. Is Morpheus8 suitable for all skin types?

Yes, Morpheus8 is approved for the treatment of all skin types, including Hispanic, Asian, and African American patients who may not be good candidates for other treatments due to the risk of hyperpigmentation.

4. How many treatment sessions are recommended?

Morpheus8  treatments are typically recommended in a series of 6 sessions, spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart for optimal results.

5. Is Morpheus8 treatment painful?

With the use of effective topical anaesthetic creams and oral painkiller if needed, Morpheus8 treatment can be well-tolerated, and discomfort can be minimized.

6. What is the downtime associated with Morpheus8 treatment?

Morpheus8  is associated with minimal downtime, allowing patients to resume their daily activities relatively quickly after treatment.

7. What areas of the body can be treated with Morpheus8?

Morpheus8  can be used to treat various areas, including the face, neck, arms, and body, targeting concerns such as jowls, sun damage, wrinkles, acne scars, stretch marks, and surgical scars.