Through a series of treatments, MORPHEUS8 Rejuvenation improves the texture of your skin. During your consultation, the clinical nurse specialist will review the potential benefits of the treatment, and the few risks that are associated with the treatment. It is important that you read the information contained in these sheets carefully and completely.
During the MORPHEUS8 Rejuvenation treatment, fractionated radiofrequency (RF) is directed into the subdermal tissue. The MORPHEUS8 treatment induces ablation, thus improving the appearance of rough texture, fine lines, wrinkles, and depressed scars, such as acne scars along with superficial pigment that will be ablated. Body areas may also be treated for wrinkles, laxity, and scarring. The MORPHEUS8 treatment also induces skin rejuvenation by heating of the subdermal tissue which stimulates collagen generation and replenishment, as well as the closure of superficial fine blood capillaries. In a matter of weeks, your skin will begin to radiate a healthier, fresher, and more youthful appearance. This treatment can be combined with IPL, which reduces sun damage and redness, and/or the skin tightening Sublime™ treatment, which helps to tighten skin laxity along the jawline and neck.
Who is not a good candidate for MORPHEUS8 Rejuvenation?
If you are pregnant, have been on Accutane within six months, or have an active cold sore, you should not have this procedure. You should advise use of all oral and topical medications that you are currently using prior to treatment, as some medications may increase your risk of bleeding and MORPHEUS8 Rejuvenation should not be performed while you are taking such medications. You should advise your provider of any medical conditions including poorly controlled endocrine disorders such as diabetes or thyroid dysfunction, severe current conditions, such as cardiac disorders or sensory disturbance, impaired immune system due to immunosuppressive diseases such as AIDS or HIV, or if you have a history of skin disorders such as keloids, abnormal wound healing, or skin cancer. If you are tanned, or have recently been exposed to the sun in the area to be treated, you may be more susceptible to potential side effects, such as blisters or crusts. Your treatment may also need to be reduced in intensity or postponed until the tan fades. In addition, patients with pacemakers, metal implants, or internal defibrillators should not have this procedure. You should advise your provider of any laser treatments, facial dermabrasion, facial resurfacing, deep chemical peels, facial surgery or injectable procedures within the last year.
Every medical procedure involves a certain amount of risk and it is important that you understand the risks involved with MORPHEUS8 Rejuvenation. Although the vast majority of patients rarely experience these complications, the following is written to help you understand the minor risks of this procedure.
- Discomfort: This is an easily tolerated office procedure. A numbing cream is applied to your skin 60 minutes prior to the treatment. You may experience a minor degree of a warm, snapping sensation during the treatment.
- Redness: Redness and some minimal puffiness of the skin will follow the treatment, and typically lasts 1-3 days, however for more aggressive treatments this may last longer. Treat your skin as if you have a mild sunburn during this time. You may wear makeup 12 hours after the treatment. Do not use any glycolic acids or Retin-A products for at least a week post-procedure.
- Bruising: It is rare to experience bruising from a treatment. Avoid aspirin (ASA), ibuprofen, or other blood-thinning medications prior to the treatment, if possible, to minimize the chance of bruising.
- Skin Injury, Infection, and Scarring: Uncommonly, a skin wound such as superficial blistering or scabbing can occur. These heal within 2-14 days. Use of an antibiotic ointment on a regular basis usually results in uneventful healing. There is a less than 0.5% possibility of a skin wound leaving behind a permanent scar. It is also rare for an infection to occur since the skin is not usually broken.
- Microcrusting: You will notice small pinpoint crusts throughout the treated area. Over a period of 2-7 days, these microcrusts will begin to slough off. You may also experience some peeling of the skin. Do not use any exfoliants or pick at the microcrusts, as this could lead to a skin injury.
- Sun Sensitivity: Proper sun protection with a physical block, such as zinc oxide or titanium dioxide (minimum SPF 30), is important, as your skin will be more sun sensitive for one month post-treatment.
Multiple Treatments & Maintenance
Pre- and post-treatment photos are taken to document and monitor your skin’s transformation. Daily use of ZO Skin Health ® medical grade skincare will assist in maintaining your skin’s healthy glow. Year-round mineral zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide SPF 30 sunblock is essential to protect your skin from future sun damage and collagen breakdown.
To maintain your skin’s radiant, healthy rejuvenation, it is recommended that you have a maintenance treatment every 3-6 months.
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