It may not be possible to turn back the hands of time, but today’s aesthetic treatments can go a long way toward helping you look far younger than your years. At Kent Miller Gynecology in Gainesville, Georgia, the Morpheus8Ⓡ microneedling and radiofrequency system can help erase wrinkles and give you smoother, more youthful skin. If you’d like to explore the possibilities afforded by this exciting treatment option, book a visit today. Online scheduling is available, or you can always set up a visit by phone.
Wrinkles Q & A
What causes wrinkles?
To understand how wrinkles form, it helps to think about the structure of your skin and facial tissues. Just beneath your skin lies a layer of collagen. This natural padding is thickest during youth when it creates the soft, rounded features often referred to as a “baby face.”
As you age, you naturally lose much of your collagen. That leaves your skin to sag and pool into lines, folds, and wrinkles. At the same time, the small muscles in your face are constantly pulling and tugging your skin as you speak, eat, and express emotion.
Environmental toxins and ultraviolet light also act to damage your skin and create areas of hyperpigmentation, dryness, and an overall dull cast. If you smoke or fail to maintain a healthy diet, these effects can become even more exaggerated.
How can microneedling help treat wrinkles?
Microneedling works by harnessing your body’s natural healing powers. Dr. Miller uses a special handpiece equipped with several tiny, sterile treatment needles. The system pushes or stamps those needles into your skin, although they don’t penetrate very deeply.
Each needle creates a tiny channel into your dermal layer, causing your body to respond to heal that tiny injury. What makes the Morpheus8 system so powerful is the incorporation of radiofrequency into the microneedling process.
As Dr. Miller moves the treatment handpiece over your skin, the system sends controlled radiofrequency waves even deeper than the needles penetrate. That creates a controlled amount of damage to the deeper tissue layers, leaving the outer surface of your skin unharmed.
What can I expect during and after Morpheus8 sessions?
Before you begin, Dr. Miller estimates how many treatments you’ll need to achieve the desired results. Treatment sessions take less than an hour from start to finish, and you don’t need to do anything special to prepare.
You may feel a slight stinging or burning sensation during treatments, but a numbing cream can help keep you comfortable. Afterward, expect a sensation similar to a sunburn, which will clear up after a few days. It’s important to protect your skin from the sun as your skin goes through the healing process.
You’ll begin to see results within days, although the full effects won’t be apparent until a few weeks after your sessions. Expect improvements in the following:
- Lines and wrinkles
- Acne scarring
- Large pores
- Age spots and other areas of hyperpigmentation
- Overall texture and tone
If you have questions or concerns, schedule a consultation with Kent Miller Gynecology today, online or by phone.