Aging Skin: Introducing Morpheus8 to Rejuvenate and Refresh the Skin You're In

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Aging skin is an inevitable part of life. Varying factors, including your lifestyle, heredity, and other habits, can affect how your skin ages. However, not all contributing factors to aging skin are within your control. Intrinsic factors, including the natural breakdown of skin components that occur with age as well as external factors like exposure to sun and smoking contribute to the appearance of aging. 

The skin is a complicated organ, but it is comprised of a few main elements: collagen, elastin, and glycosaminoglycans or GAGs. Collagen comprises about 70% of the skin’s mass and is responsible for strengthening the skin. Collagen fibers create the infrastructure for elastin and hyaluronic acid, which are responsible for the skin’s elasticity and hydration. After the age of 20, a person produces about 1 percent less collagen in the skin each year. As you age, your body starts producing less collagen. The skin becomes thinner, drier, and less elastic and the loss of collagen leads to wrinkle formation. Elastin is responsible for the “snap back” of the skin. The loss of these fibers causes the skin to sag and stretch. 

Extrinsic factors, such as exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays and smoking, speed up the damage to these important fibers in the skin. Over time, the sun's light damages the elastin. This can result in sagging skin, wrinkles, and pigmentation e breakdown of elastin fibers causes the skin to sag, stretch, and lose its ability to snap back after stretching. Smoking can produce free radicals, once-healthy oxygen molecules that are now overactive and unstable. Free radicals damage cells, leading to, among other things, premature wrinkles. While damage from sun, smoking, and other factors may not show when you are young, it will certainly show later in life.

Fortunately, there are several technologies that exist that can stimulate the production of the collagen and elastin fibers that can result in rejuvenated, younger-looking skin. Aside from a daily medical-grade skincare routine and diligent sun protection, specific treatments can stimulate the production of these essential components. 

Dr. Alison R. Tendler and her team are pleased to offer cutting edge technology to help stimulate the regeneration of collagen and elastin in an effort to combat signs of aging.

One of these technologies is known as Morpheus8. Morpheus8 is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation procedure that pairs microneedling with radiofrequency (RF) energy. This treatment uses fine needles to deliver energy deep into the skin. This microtrauma stimulates the body’s natural healing response, promoting the body’s production of collagen and elastin. Because both the dermis and epidermis (lower and upper layers of the skin) are affected, you will see deep remodeling and resurfacing of the skin. so you 

While Morpheus8 can be used to improve the aging appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, the treatment has several other benefits as well. With a series of three treatment sessions spaced four to six weeks apart, Morpheus8 can tighten lax skin, even out skin texture, treat hyperpigmentation and acne scarring, and fade stretch marks. Morpheus8 also offers the added benefit of the ability to reduce subcutaneous fat in the treatment area. Morpheus8 can be used on the face, jawline, and neck, but it can also be used anywhere on the body, including the abdomen, arms, buttocks, and thighs. Morpheus8 can also be used to target the fragile skin under the eyes, creating an improvement in skin quality, tone, and texture to brighten up the delicate under eye area. 

While Morpheus8 has proven to be an excellent treatment option for a wide variety of skin types and tones, it is important to be evaluated to determine whether this treatment is right for you. To schedule a complimentary consultation to determine how you can See the World Better and See Yourself Better, call 605-371-7057. 


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