These days, there are a variety of different types of skin tightening treatments that can help turn back the clock. In addition to surgical procedures, like a traditional facelift, patients also have the option of liquid injectables and energy-based tighteners.
As an industry leader in the fields of radio frequency, light-based energy and laser technologies, countless clinicians and patients are turning to InMode for aesthetic devices that facilitate non and minimally invasive procedures.
The popular Morpheus8 is a favourite of many and is consistently touted as a top option when it comes to skin tightening treatments.
Energy vs. Liquid vs. Surgical Facelifts
Once upon a time, a traditional facelift was the only option for those looking to reduce the effects of ageing, which typically include the development of wrinkles, fine lines and sagging skin.
While surgical facelifts are still recommended for certain patients, a cosmetic doctor is more likely to suggest a liquid or energy-based skin tightening treatment as a first port of call.
Morpheus8 falls into the latter category, harnessing radio-frequency energy to heat the tissue, causing it to contract and stimulate the production of collagen. As explained in New Beauty:
These work by delivering various modes of energy into the soft tissues to stimulate collagen production, which in turn provides a firming effect…Ultherapy, ThermiTight and RF Microneedling such as Morpheus8 can help improve skin laxity.
What is Morpheus8?
Morpheus8 combines microneedling with radio frequency energy for unparalleled results with minimal downtime.
The device targets the Fibro-Septal Network with its unique large surface tip, which consists of a matrix of 40 thin gold-coated microneedles. It has the ability to penetrate up to 7mm into the skin with four fractional tips delivering radio frequency energy to different depths.
The application of radio frequency energy heats the tissue, causing it to contract and stimulating the production of collagen fibres. This is in opposition to a traditional facelift, where a flap of skin on each side of the face is pulled back and excess skin removed. Popular liquid facelifts, like Botox, involve injecting small amounts of a drug that causes temporary paralysis, smoothing the skin and reducing wrinkles.
What can Morpheus8 be used for? The aesthetic device is primarily applied to treat fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars, reduce pore size and undertake face and body remodelling.