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on 13 September 2023

Morpheus8 vs. Traditional microneedling: Which treatment is right for you?

Do you need help deciding between microneedling or Morpheus8 treatments to address your skin concerns? It’s common for people to need clarification on which treatment will benefit them the most. So, when it comes to microneedling or Morpheus8 treatments in Toronto, we outline what each procedure involves and what conditions it treats.

With this knowledge, you will be better equipped to establish which procedure is proper for you and what to expect.

What is involved in each treatment?

Various factors are involved depending on the treatment you select. Each one will help your skin achieve something different. When examining which treatment will work best, they must be reviewed side by side.

Morpheus8

Morpheus8 uses bi-polar radio frequencies to penetrate energy deeper into the skin. It works better than any other available device. Treatments are geared to simulate adipose reproduction tissue found in the dermis skin layer.

In addition to collagen production, radio frequencies thicken and tighten the skin. All treatments are FDA-approved, safe, and comfortable.

Microneedling

Traditional microneedling is minimally invasive. It is a cosmetic treatment using fine, sterilized needles to generate small skin punctures. While the procedure may appear frightening, it contains several benefits. It boosts your body’s natural healing by generating micro-injuries to the skin, thereby increasing elastin and new collagen cells.

This treatment improves the skin’s appearance and restores a youthful appearance. It also improves overall skin tissue.

What are the benefits of each procedure?

Both traditional microneedling and Morpheus8 treat the following:

Boxcar Scars

These acne scars rest in deeper skin layers. They are circular or oval-shaped, providing the skin with lumpy or uneven appearances. Boxcar scars are challenging to treat if they are more expansive.

Ice Pick Scars

Ice pick scars are thin, but reside deep into the dermis layer of your skin. They look like tiny pinpricks on the skin and are often mistaken for large pores.

Rolling Scars

This common acne type occurs when acne lesions go deep into the skin. They damage collagen production, forming a skin depression.

Frown Lines

Frown lines are vertical lines appearing between the brows when frowning. Some lines can be so noticeable that people believe you are angry when you are not.

Keloid Scars

Keloid scars are hypertrophic and elevated. They can become more prominent than initial acne and expand even after the area has healed.

Forehead Lines

Forehead lines are found on the forehead and are seen through eyebrow movements or when resting. It happens over time for those who have expressive facial features and movements.

Crows Feet

These appear at the corner of your eyes and occur due to age. Lines are visible when squinting or smiling.

Skin Tones/Hyperpigmentation

The most prolific cause of hyperpigmentation is increased sun exposure. Uneven skin tones involve areas where your skin is darker than the surrounding skin. It happens when the skin produces extra melanin (the pigment providing skin colour).

Hyperpigmentation looks like melasma, age spots, and occurs in post-inflammatory issues. Melasma are greyish/brownish skin patches on the cheeks, jaw, or mid-face. Age spots look similar, but are triggered by different factors. Furthermore, they are smaller in diameter than melasma patches.

Post-inflammatory spots/patches occur after severe acne, burns, injuries, or illnesses like eczema and lupus.

Stretch Marks

These scars result when the skin stretches and quickly shrinks, like during pregnancy or weight gain. Abrupt changes cause elastin and collagen, which support the skin, to rupture. As your skin heals, they may appear. However, only some develop this type of scarring.

Sun Damage

Sun damage transpires when UV light hits unprotected skin, creating DNA changes at a cellular level. Since photodamage occurs in the deepest skin layers (dermis), it may take years to notice damage.

On a separate level, Morpheus8 provides deep tissue remodelling. It treats:

  • Deep lines
  • Enlarged pores
  • Under-eye bags
  • Loose/sagging skin on the jaw, face, neck, and body

Meanwhile, microneedling treats:

  • Fine lines
  • Elasticity

How long does each procedure last?

Morpheus8 has an immediate activation after the first treatment. It usually takes two to three treatments, though, for desired results. Each session is spaced four to six weeks apart. The results are long-lasting, and only occasional maintenance may be required.

As with Morpheus8 treatments, the results from microneedling are long-lasting—a new production of elastin and collagen results in skin benefits for months to potentially years. However, experts recommend undergoing additional treatments every 6–12 months.

Who is a good candidate for which treatment?

Good candidates for these treatments are people with concerns like deep lines, enlarged pores, wrinkles, creases, poor/uneven skin texture, or hyperpigmentation. Morpheus8 improves the appearance of extra fat in the neck/face, sun-damaged areas, and mild sagging (face and neck).

Both treatments effectively treat acne scars, improve uneven skin texture, and reduce wrinkles. However, they work in different ways. Morpheus8 involves radio frequency energy. The device contains many tiny needles to generate small skin hole punctures. These tiny punctures increase healing and collagen production.

Microneedling involves a smaller device and tinier, fine needles to generate small indentations, triggering natural elastin and collagen production.

Clients should use microneedling for the following reasons:

  • They want non-surgical and minimally invasive treatments
  • To generate collagen production
  • To enhance skin texture
  • For smoother, healthier, brighter, and younger skin
  • They don’t mind enduring treatment over time

Morpheus8 is ideal for the following reasons:

  • Immediate results
  • Collagen production in the underlying dermis
  • Targeting loose skin, providing a lifted, contoured, and tightened skin tone
  • Reducing fine lines, skin irregularities, and wrinkles
  • Reducing acne scarring and stretch marks
  • Best for darker skin types with a low risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation from colour-blind technology
  • Improvements to uneven skin textures

Where to Go for Microneedling or Morpheus8 in Toronto

If you want microneedling or Morpheus8 treatments in Toronto, consider Skin6. Over time, maintaining a youthful complexion becomes more challenging. Our experts provide several anti-aging treatments targeting your skin’s foundation, thus stimulating natural healing.

Book your appointment at 647-360-8266 to discuss your dermatological needs with our team. You can also email us at info@skin6.com or visit our website.

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