Written by Skincare Specialist, Kim Van Zyl
It seems that the signature Morpheus Enhance treatment is making the same “waves” as the vampire facial did when it first started trending, and with good reason – PRP (platelet-rich plasma) treatments are very effective, and so is Morpheus8.
But why are we referring to PRP when talking about Morpheus Enhance? Simply put, the signature Morpheus Enhance procedure offers you the best of both worlds, a combination of Morpheus8 and PRP! The Morpheus Enhance approach relies on platelet-rich plasma (PRP) introduction in conjunction with the power of Morpheus8 radio-frequency energy with adjustable depth micro-needling, a signature combination to achieve optimal results. So, how does it work?
FIRST THINGS FIRST, WHAT IS MORPHEUS8?
Celebrated medical technology manufacturer InMode brought us the FDA-approved Morpheus8 device, it delivers a combination of ultrafine micro-needling penetration and powerful radio-frequency energy. Upon reaching the appropriate depth, the needles not only create the same micro-injuries involved in micro-needling with PRP, they also deliver a pulse of targeted heat energy that stimulates the production of collagen and elastin (proteins critical to skin cell renewal and firmness). Popular with both men and women, Morpheus8 has been getting great results for patients with wrinkles and fine lines, acne or surgical scars, UV sun exposure, enlarged pores, and even sagging skin on the face, neck, and abdomen. After tons of research, we decided to create our own signature Morpheus experience and include PRP in a bespoke approach…
WHY DO WE INCLUDE PRP WITH MORPHEUS ENHANCE?
If spreading your blood on your face sounds like a gory gimmick, let us reassure you that our Morpheus Enhance represents the cutting edge of what modern medicine has discovered about the body’s natural healing process. Though platelets have only begun to play a role in cosmetic medicine in recent years, our knowledge of their incredible ability to heal wounds comes from years of medical research. Platelets taken from the serum portion of your blood contain high levels of growth factors that stimulate cell turnover when applied to your skin. Now, with the ability to combine these two world-class modalities, we are seeing amazing results.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE MORPHEUS ENHANCE TREATMENT?
The Morpheus Enhance treatment starts with the collection of your own blood. Once your blood is drawn, it is spun in a centrifuge to separate the red and white blood cells from the platelet containing plasma; this procedure takes about 10 minutes. (PS: did you know that using your own blood ensures no risk of contamination or risk of transmittable diseases?) While your PRP is harvested, the Morpheus8 handpiece is used to stamp and cover the full treatment area – this is where the power of radio-frequency energy with adjustable depth micro-needling is delivered. Following your Morpheus8 treatment is the injection of your body’s own PRP. The treatment then ends with a Dermalux LED light therapy mask. Why? The light energy triggers your body’s natural cell processes to accelerate the rejuvenation and repair of the skin.
You can think of Morpheus Enhance as an advanced technique that provides instant energy and skin tightening boost with the platelets’ healing properties encouraging optimal skin function. It’s multifunctional solution (let’s call it a 3D approach!) to many skin concerns that stare back at our patients from their mirrors daily. We cover more about this below…
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR MORPHEUS ENHANCE?
If you suffer from sun damage, premature aging, uneven skin texture, and tone, or simply want to revitalise your appearance without surgery, you might be the ideal candidate for the procedure. However, PRP treatments (and remember, this is included in the Morpheus Enhance) are not indicated for you should you have any history of blood problems (including clotting or bleeding disorders). We also advise against getting the treatment while you are pregnant, baby comes first!
The upside? You will see results from your first treatment! For optimal results and depending on your areas of concern, you can be expected to have between 2 – 3 sessions spaced at 6 – 8 week or 3-month intervals, depending on the consultation with or advice from your Doctor.
HOW DO I CHOOSE BETWEEN MORPHEUS ENHANCE, MORPHEUS8 AND PRP?
Whether you should opt for Morpheus Enhance, Morpheus8 or straight-up PRP will all depend on your individual skin concerns and goals as well as the condition of your skin and your ethnicity. It is therefore imperative that you consult with a specialist before having any of these procedures.
There is a world of so much MORE(PHEUS) out there for you!
Written by Kim Van Zyl
Senior Skincare Specialist
Contact us today to enquire about Morpheus Enhance or to start your aesthetic couture journey.