If you’re reading blogs on Dr. Gaines’ website, you’ve no doubt heard of microneedling for improving your skin through hundreds of tiny punctures. And you’ve likely heard of radiofrequency energy being used to tighten the skin and stimulate collagen production.
What if you went all Mad Scientist and combined microneedling with deeply delivered RF energy?
You’d have Morpheus8. Dr. Gaines offers this revolutionary skin improvement treatment for our patients from Gainesville and the surrounding areas.
What is Morpheus8?
Morpheus8 combines two popular noninvasive aesthetic treatments into one, all for the benefit of your skin. Morpheus8 basically combines microneedling with radiofrequency energy delivery. It does so by delivering the RF energy when the microneedling pins are at their full depth. This means the RF energy doesn’t have to work to penetrate the outer epidermis; the pins allow the energy to be delivered directly into the dermis, where the increased collagen production is triggered.
In this way, Morpheus8 provides the superficial skin improvements of microneedling with the deep tissue collagen boost of radiofrequency energy.
What areas can be treated with Morpheus8?
Dr. Gaines likes the adjustability of Morpheus8. The microneedle penetration can be adjusted all the way up to 4mm of depth. This allows us to use Morpheus8 on areas with thin skin, such as the forehead, by simply shortening the needle penetration. The extra depth is great for areas of thicker skin, such as the cheeks. Morpheus8 can be used just about anywhere on the face, neck, and body. We use Morpheus8 on areas you’d never think of treating with laser energy, such as the delicate tissues around the mouth and the upper and lower eyelids.
Here are specific areas we treat with Morpheus8 at Gaines Plastic Surgery:
- Entire face
- Areas with stretchmarks
- Post-surgical scars
- Banana roll under the buttocks