Kim Kardashian recently shared a photo on her Instagram Story again proclaiming her love for the Morpheus8. This time getting her body treated, she captioned the pic, “THIS IS A GAME CHANGER!!! I DID MORPHEOUS LASER TO TIGHTEN MY STOMACH…I THINK THIS IS MY FAVE LASER BUT IT’S PAINFUL LOL BUT WORTH IT!”
What is Morpheus8 Body
Morpheus8 Body is a minimally invasive treatment that combines radiofrequency (RF) energy and micro-needling to tighten the skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite.
How Morpheus8 Body works
Utilizing a tip that consists of 40 thin gold-plated microneedles, bipolar radiofrequency energy is distributed deep into the layers of skin. This helps to stimulate collagen production and improve the overall appearance.
Is it painful
There can be some mild discomfort with the treatment but to avoid this, we apply a prescription strength topical anesthetic. We then cover it with saran wrap and let it sit for an hour. This significantly reduces any discomfort.
Number of treatments needed
A total of 3-4 treatments (spaced 4-6 weeks apart) is usually recommended.
Areas of the body that can be treated
Most commonly the stomach, thighs, back, and buttocks are treated.
June is one of the best times of year to sit back, relax, and enjoy the weather. However, for many women with cellulite, it can be one of the more stressful. This is because the less clothing that comes with the season, the tougher it is to cover up the area(s) of concern. There is hope though, in the form of the Morpheus8 Body treatment.
The Morpheus8 Body is a minimally invasive treatment that utilizes a combination of radiofrequency (RF) energy and micro-needling to stimulate collagen production and tighten the skin. This in turn significantly reduces the appearance of the cellulite, and in some cases, destroys it altogether. Most patients notice an improvement after just one treatment, with a total of three treatments (each spaced about 4-6 weeks apart) recommended for best results. The most common areas treated are the stomach, thighs, back, and buttocks.
Want to reduce the appearance of cellulite and get noticeably smoother skin? Learn more about the Morpheus8 Body by scheduling a consultation at Lisa S. Ball FNP in Buffalo, NY today.
Stretch marks, also known as striae, are a type of scarring that occurs on the skin due to a sudden fluctuation in its size. This abrupt change causes the collagen and elastin to rupture, leaving behind narrow lines or streaks as the skin heals.
Although they can develop anywhere on the body, they usually reside on the abdomen, breasts, and thighs. Stretch marks are most common in women after pregnancy, but they can also develop from rapid weight gain or loss.
When they first show up, they typically have a pinkish, red hue and may feel slightly raised. Eventually, that color will fade and they level off into the skin. Their appearance may improve over time, but as is the case with any scar, they are permanent.
There are some products and treatments however that can make stretch marks less noticeable. They include:
Ceramide Moisturizer. This will help hold the skin together and retain moisture.
SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic. This vitamin C serum helps to improve the appearance of fine lines by firming the skin.
Micro-needling. This cosmetic procedure uses a bunch of tiny needles to make small perforations to the skin to induce collagen production. This in turn plumps up the skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines.
RF Skin Tightening. A noninvasive treatment that heats the under layers of skin to stimulate collagen, causing the skin to look fuller and tighter.
With any of these options, it is important to be patient and understand that results will not be seen immediately. If stretch marks are something that is bothering you, contact our office today to see what options are best for your situation specifically.