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Collagen: The Fountain of Youth

Collagen is a protein found in the body’s connective tissues. It is responsible for firm, tight, and taut skin. Collagen is a glue that binds skin tissues together, helping you achieve and maintain taut skin. When collagen breaks down, the skin begins to sag and wrinkle. Morpheus8 combines the power of microneedling and radiofrequency energy to catalyze your body’s collagen production capabilities and reverse the signs of aging.

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What is Morpheus8?

RF microneedling, also known as radiofrequency microneedling, is a minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure that uses radiofrequency energy to heat tissue and stimulate collagen and elastin production. The Morpheus8 device is a fractional RF microneedling device that delivers energy deep into the skin to revitalize and refresh the appearance of the face, neck, décolletage, and body. Below, we describe how the two components of Morpheus8 in Lone Tree — radiofrequency energy and microneedling — stimulate collagen production.


Microneedling is a skin rejuvenation technique that involves making micro-punctures on the epidermis to stimulate collagen production. When the Morpheus8 device punctures the uppermost layer of your skin, your body responds to the “injury” by activating cellular regeneration and collagen production. Over time, new skin cells replace the old, damaged, and dead skin cells, and new collagen fibers make your skin look firm and taut.

RF Energy

Unlike traditional microneedling, Morpheus8 also delivers radiofrequency energy while puncturing the skin’s surface. The radiofrequency energy enters the deep dermis of your skin, where it stimulates collagen production. When the deep debris is heated, your body produces new collagen fibers, which can reverse the signs of aging. Furthermore, RF energy also leads to cellular contracture, which makes your skin look tighter.

RF Microneedling: Aftercare Guidelines

  • Apply a cool compress to the treated area to soothe discomfort and reduce swelling.
  • Avoid hot showers or baths.
  • Avoid touching or rubbing the treated area.
  • Avoid using makeup or other products on the treated area.
  • Gently clean the treated area with a mild cleanser.
  • Avoid direct sun exposure.
  • Wear sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher when you’re outdoors.
  • Avoid harsh cleansers, exfoliants, or other products on the treated area.
  • Gently clean the treated area with a mild cleanser.

To learn more about how Morpheus8 in Lone Tree can help you, contact our office today for a consultation.

The Complete RF Microneedling Treatment

During an RF microneedling treatment, a small device delivers radiofrequency energy through needles into the skin. The needles create microscopic “wounds” that trigger the body’s natural healing response. As the skin heals, new collagen and elastin are produced, resulting in firmer, smoother, and more youthful-looking skin. The Morpheus8 treatment is performed under topical anesthesia, so you experience minimal discomfort. The treatment concludes in an hour.

RF Microneedling: Recovery & Downtime

The most common side effects of RF Microneedling are temporary and include redness, swelling, and bruising. These side effects typically last for a few days after the treatment. There is typically no downtime after RF Microneedling. However, you should avoid using harsh skincare products or spending time in the sun for the first few days after your treatment. You should also avoid strenuous workouts until the side effects dissipate completely.

Morpheus8 Can Correct:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sagging skin
  • Skin laxity
  • Acne scarring
  • Facial scars
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Textural irregularities

Benefits of Morpheus8:

  • Minimally invasive treatment
  • Stimulates natural collagen production
  • Improves overall skin tone and firmness
  • RF energy boosts microneedling results
  • Almost completely painless treatment
  • Minimal post-treatment redness and swelling
  • No post-treatment downtime

To learn more about he benefits of Morpheus8 in Lone Tree, call us today!

RF Microneedling: Results & Longevity

RF microneedling results appear gradually over several weeks because it takes time for your body to produce new collagen fibers. Most patients need 3-5 sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart to achieve optimal results. The results of RF microneedling are long-lasting. To maintain results, patients typically need 1-2 maintenance treatments per year.

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Schedule Your Consultation

Rocky Mountain Surgical Arts is a state-of-the-art medical center dedicated to helping patients achieve and maintain optimal aesthetic health. We use cutting-edge technologies, like Morpheus8, to unlock your skin’s true potential and reverse the signs of aging. Please schedule a consultation to explore your RF microneedling options in Lone Tree.

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