What are the side effects of a Morpheus8 treatment?
Morpheus8 is a minimally invasive treatment that uses microneedling and radiofrequency energy to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and other skin concerns. Some possible side effects of the treatment include redness, swelling, and tenderness in the treated area. These side effects are typically mild and short-lived, and can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers and cold compresses. Other possible side effects include hyperpigmentation, especially in darker skin tones, and infection if proper precautions are not taken.
How common is pigmentation from a Morpheus8 treatment?
The incidence of hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin) as a side effect of Morpheus8 treatment varies depending on the study and the population being treated. Some studies have reported that hyperpigmentation is a rare side effect of the treatment, while others have found that it is more common, especially in individuals with darker skin tones. It’s important to note that the risk of hyperpigmentation can be reduced by avoiding sun exposure before and after the treatment, and by using sunscreen. Additionally, a professional who is trained and experienced in the treatment and aware of your individual skin type and concerns can minimize the risk of pigmentation issues.
How can you treat pigmentation from a Morpheus8 treatment?
Treatment for hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin) that may occur as a side effect of Morpheus8 treatment can include:
- Sun protection: Using sunscreen with a high SPF (30 or higher) and avoiding sun exposure before and after the treatment can help prevent further pigmentation.
- Topical lightening agents: Hydroquinone, kojic acid, and azelaic acid can be used to lighten the affected area.
- Chemical peels: A series of chemical peels can help to remove the damaged outer layers of the skin and promote the growth of new, un-pigmented skin.
- Laser therapy: A laser treatment can be used to target and remove pigmented areas of the skin.
- Microdermabrasion: A procedure that uses fine crystals or diamond-tip wand to remove the outermost layer of dead skin cells.
It is important to note that some of the above treatments may require several sessions, and the outcome may not be immediate.