Maintaining clear, youthful skin gets harder as we age. Dark spots, sagging skin, and other signs of aging can create a tired appearance or make you look older than you are. Luckily, patients can now choose from a variety of innovative skin tightening treatments that allow them to maintain a healthy look, like fractional microneedling. Vivace and Morpheus8 are both fractional microneedling devices, but each brings a unique set of benefits you should keep in mind before making a decision.
Dr. Hellman, a board-certified dermatologist and leading skincare expert, specializes in skin tightening treatments like Vivace and Morpheus8 in NYC. After performing both of these treatments on hundreds of patients in New York, she understands the subtle differences between the two and helps patients make the right choice based on their aesthetic goals. If you want to learn more about working with Dr. Hellman, contact Hellman Dermatology and book a consultation today.
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The Benefits of Microneedling and Radiofrequency Treatments
Microneeding is a type of technology that employs a matrix of small needles to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin. This type of treatment creates channels in the subdermal areas of the skin, which triggers the body’s collagen-production reflex.
Moreover, during radiofrequency (RF) therapy, the energy released by the device heats up the skin, stimulating the remodeling of tissue as well as collagen and elastin production. Fractional RF treatments like Vivace and Morpheus8 combine microneeding and radiofrequency treatments in order to eliminate visible imperfections and trigger the body’s natural repair response.
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Comparing Vivace and Morpheus8
Despite the fact that they use the same technology, there are major differences between Vivace and Morpheus8.
Vivace was designed to target wrinkles, sagging skin, and fine lines in the face, neck, and hands. It can also be used on other parts of the body, but these areas tend to have thicker skin so the results may not be as noticeable. Moreover, Vivace has a powerful 70-watt adjustable RF distributor and 36 gold-tip with insulated needles that go as deep as 3.5 millimeters, which provides optimal results on the face and neck areas.
Morpheus8 is among the newest fractional RF devices with FDA approval. This device uses 4-millimeter needles that provide unparalleled treatment depth, making it ideal for the face, neck, abdomen, and other parts of the body. Morpheus8 helps patients contour difficult to treat areas while improving skin health at the same time. In some cases, patients report slight discomfort during this procedure, but its robust mechanical motor allows Dr. Hellman to set satisfactory levels to treat all types of skin as comfortably as possible.
Why Choose Dr. Hellman for Vivace and Morpheus 8 in NYC?
As a leading skincare expert and medical researcher in NYC, Dr. Hellman has mastered fractional RF treatments like Morpheus8 and Vivace. Thanks to her extensive experience with both devices, Dr. Hellman can help patients decide on the best treatment based on the area they want to address, their skin type, and their cosmetic goals.
Written by Dr. Hellman on 6/1/2020
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