Advanced Radiofrequency Microneedling Treatments for Tightening and Smoothing Skin at Chicago’s Iteld Plastic Surgery
Morpheus8 at Chicago’s Iteld Plastic Surgery is an innovative skin rejuvenation technique. The device promotes collagen regeneration in deep layers to increase the skin’s thickness—which is a good thing for anyone who wants their face to look smoother, fuller, and more youthful.
This two-in-one, minimally invasive procedure combines radiofrequency and microneedling for better and faster results than would be possible with either treatment on its own. Morpheus8 is designed for epidermal resurfacing as well as subdermal remodeling. It penetrates deep into the skin to remodel collagen while coagulating fat on the face, neck, or body. By tightening loose connective tissue, Morpheus8 creates an overall sleeker appearance.
How Does Morpheus8 Work?
Your skin has a lot of enemies, including chronological aging, gravity, ultraviolet rays, stress, and pollution. All of these working together cause the skin to become thinner, more likely to show lines and wrinkles, and more prone to sagging. Loss of skin elasticity due to age-related depletion of collagen and elastin can lead to sagging skin on the cheeks, lower jawline, and other areas.
The customizable Morpheus8 platform enables us to treat smaller, delicate areas as well as larger areas on the body. This device uses different configurations of tiny, coated pins to deliver radiofrequency energy 4mm deep into skin. It can even reach depths of 8mm into subdermal tissues on the body. Those may sound like small numbers to you, but they make a big difference when it comes to generating visible results.
Each needle creates a thin channel that triggers a healing response, causing the body to create more collagen. Adding radiofrequency energy to the treatment—delivered by the needles themselves—maximizes the effects of the microneedling session by giving the skin an extra “zap” to increase the amount of collagen and elastin produced.
We use a topical anesthetic to minimize discomfort and also make Pro-Nox available.
Am I a Good Candidate for Morpheus8 in Chicago?
Any adult experiencing some loss of skin elasticity in addition to cosmetic irregularities could be an ideal candidate for this treatment, which can target multiple common concerns at the same time. Have sun damage? Morpheus8 can help. Scars, stretch marks, and skin texture and tone irregularities? Yes, yes, and yes. It can even address dilated pores and reduce deep wrinkles.
An advantage of RF microneedling is that it is safe with most skin colors.
What Can I Expect After a Morpheus8 Treatment?
There’s no recovery time needed after a Morpheus8 session, so it’s safe for patients to return to their normal day-to-day activities as soon as they feel comfortable to do so. Minor bruising, swelling, and tightness on the face are the most common side effects, but these will resolve on their own within a few days. Improvements will gradually appear as the skin becomes tighter and develops a more even and clearer complexion over the next three to six months.
Which Skin Rejuvenation Procedures Complement Morpheus8?
Iteld Plastic Surgery also provides microneedling on its own to improve fine lines, acne scars, enlarged pores, and other skin blemishes. BodyTite is a radiofrequency body contouring treatment that provides simultaneous skin tightening and fat reduction, while Sublative® and Sublime™ are radiofrequency devices used for skin resurfacing. CoolSculpting® is a fat freezing system for patients who want to remove some resistant fat from localized areas.
* Results will vary from patient to patient. No guarantees about an individual’s result can or should be made based on information provided here.