Morpheus8: Leveraging the Power of Microneedling & Radiofrequency in Royal Oak, MI

Published on
June 9, 2024
Ryan Brennan
Ryan Brennan

Dryness, age spots, wrinkles, fine lines, thinning, discoloration, sagging – the natural aging process sure does a number on our skin, doesn’t it? And it always seems to happen earlier than anticipated, am I right?

Look, we understand it’s a harsh reality, but it’s a reality nonetheless. 

And it’s a reality we all have to accept at some point in our life. 

But don’t worry, Royal Oak – this isn’t the end for your beautiful skin.

We might not be able to run from the natural aging process, but we can certainly hide from it and delay its effects by understanding why our skin ages – and the two primary culprits are collagen and elastin. 

  • Collagen is an essential protein that provides structure, support, and strength to your skin, muscles, and connective tissues. It makes up approximately 30% of the protein in your body.
  • Elastin is a protein that provides flexibility and elasticity to your skin and connective tissues. It acts like the springs in your mattress, allowing the skin to stretch and return to its normal form. 

As we age, the skin loses its ability to produce and replenish collagen and elastin. The more we lose, the weaker our skin gets – resulting in wrinkles, fine lines, and everything else that comes with time and age. 

But that’s where we come into play. 

At Avenue 1 Aesthetics, we have a wide variety of skincare treatments – including microneedling and radiofrequency energy – that can help increase collagen and elastin production where it matters most. 

Microneedling: Tiny Needles, Significant Results

Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that involves the use of fine needles to create tiny punctures – also known as micro-injuries – in the skin. 

Don’t worry – it sounds much worse than it is. 

These micro-injuries don’t cause pain or discomfort, but they do trigger the body’s natural wound healing process – which, in turn, stimulates the production of collagen and elastin to improve skin appearance. 

In other words, your smooth skin lives to see another day. 

Radiofrequency Energy: Tuning In to the Youth Movement

Radiofrequency (RF) energy is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that uses electromagnetic waves to generate heat in the deeper layers of the skin without damaging the skin’s surface (AKA the epidermis). 

You might feel the warmth, but it won’t make you sweat. 

The heat produced by RF energy stimulates the production of new skin cells, while also increasing levels of collagen and elastin fibers in the skin – resulting in tighter, firmer, smoother, and younger-looking skin. 

Who knew heat could be so beneficial to the skin?!

Morpheus8: Giving Patients the Best of Both Worlds

We know what microneedling is and we know what radiofrequency energy does, but what if we were to tell you that these two cosmetic techniques can be combined into one, all-star level skincare treatment?

It might sound too good to be true, but such a treatment does exist. 

And with that, we’d like to introduce you to the Morpheus8 workstation

Morpheus8 is an advanced, minimally invasive fractional radiofrequency (RF) microneedling technology brought to you by InMode – a leading global provider of innovative and award-winning technologies.

The workstation is equipped with two unique devices – one for the face, and one for the body: 

  • Morpheus8 is a minimally invasive device for fractional coagulation of subcutaneous tissue. It’s primarily used on smaller treatment areas, such as the face.
  • Morpheus8 Body is equipped with a 3D Smart Frame and Burst technology. It’s primarily used for larger treatment areas, such as the body. 

It works in two ways. First, it uses ultra-fine needles to penetrate the skin. Once it reaches deep within the skin’s surface, it utilizes RF energy to further target the Fibro-Septal Network (FSN) skin-fat matrix. 

Let’s take a look at the three reasons why Morpheus8 is more effective than other alternatives…

1. Four Fractional Tips for Custom Results

Both the Morpheus8 and Morpheus8 Body devices are equipped with 40 super fine, thin microneedles – each just as important as the next – to ensure maximum penetration into the deeper layers of the skin. 

Your practitioner also has the ability to customize your treatment with four fractional tips with different microneedle configurations – which deliver clinically proven RF energy to multiple treatment depths. 

  • The Resurfacing 24 pin delivers clinically proven RF energy to a treatment depth of 0.5mm to 0.75mm. 
  • The Morpheus8 24 pin delivers clinically proven RF energy to a treatment depth of 4mm to 5mm. 
  • The Prime 12 pin delivers clinically proven RF energy to a treatment depth of 4mm to 5mm. 
  • The Body 3D 40 pin delivers clinically proven RF energy to a treatment depth of 7mm to 8mm. 

Morpheus8 delivers the deepest fractional treatments available, penetrating subdermal tissue up to 8mm (7mm + 1mm thermal profile) – something other microneedling alternatives can’t compete with.

2. Single-Pass Mode & Burst Technology

The Morpheus8 device is equipped with two unique modes (Single-Pass mode and Burst mode) to help your practitioner further customize treatment to your liking – just another reason why it reigns supreme. 

  • Single-Pass mode deploys bipolar RF energy at one treatment depth (as explained above) before moving on to the next treatment area. 
  • Burst mode deploys bipolar RF energy to multiple treatment depths in a single cycle to maximize penetration at various levels at once. 

The ability to target tissue sequentially at three levels, in millisecond intervals, allows for a significant reduction in treatment times – while also minimizing skin injury and increasing treatment uniformity. 

For example, during Burst mode, the microneedles will deploy RF energy at 7mm, then 5mm, then 3mm – all in a matter of a few milliseconds – before your practitioner moves on to the next treatment area. 

3. Triple the Action, Triple the Benefit

The skin has three layers – the epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis (subcutaneous tissue). Each layer is unique in its own way and can house a wide range of skin-related issues that affect skin appearance. 

  • The epidermis is the outermost layer of the skin. It primarily contains melanocytes, which produce melanin that gives skin its color and provides some protection against UV radiation.
  • The dermis is the middle layer of the skin. It contains collagen and elastin, as well as blood vessels, lymphatic vessels, hair follicles, sweat glands, sebaceous glands, and nerve endings.
  • The subcutaneous tissue is the innermost layer of the skin. It contains loose connective tissue, adipose tissue (fat cells), and larger blood vessels and nerve endings than the dermis. 

Morpheus8 delivers RF energy at all three levels, which means your skin receives triple the benefit – including subdermal adipose remodelling, epidermal resurfacing, and broad spectrum dermal heating. 

Avenue1 Aesthetics: Out With the Old, In With the New

Is your skin starting to show signs of aging? Are you not ready to give up your beautiful, youthful-looking skin? Do you wish you could turn back the clock on aging? Are you ready to look like your younger self? 

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of those questions, then you’re in luck – because we can help!

Welcome to Avenue 1 Aesthetics – Royal Oak’s leading medical aesthetics practice. 

We’ve partnered with InMode to offer our patients the wonderful benefits of microneedling and RF energy with the help of the Morpheus8 workstation. We also have the ability to combine this treatment with PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injections to ensure your beatiful skin gets the Royal treatment it deserves. 

To learn more about how these treatments can help you or to schedule an appointment with one of our trusted practitioners, contact our office today – we can’t wait to help you fall in love with your skin again!

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