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Is Morpheus8 Painful?
As we age, our skin sags, spots darken, and wrinkles deepen. While some are at peace with their appearance as they age and regard the signs of aging as a natural lifestage that eventually taps everyone on the shoulder, others feel a conflict within, as they simply don’t feel the way they look. If you want to have a younger appearance that reflects your vibrant energy and internal youthful drive, then you might be considering booking the best Morpheus8 treatments in the Los Angeles area, but the idea of going through a painful procedure might have you sitting on the fence. This article is intended to educate people who have just discovered that Morpheus8 treatments exist and are a good, non-surgical approach to achieving brighter, more even skin with a smooth, youthful appearance, and to answer the question that every patient asks: is Morpheus8 painful?
What is Morpheus8?
Before we delve into the topic of whether or not Morpheus8 is painful, let’s first get a good understanding of what Morpheus8 is. Morpheus8 is an FDA-approved microneedling treatment that uses radio frequency (RF) that builds up collagen while reducing the signs of aging. The treatment is capable of smoothing away fat pockets, fading lines and wrinkles, and sculpting facial regions to produce a more youthful appearance. While Morpheus8 is not a substitute for a facelift, it may be a good alternative treatment for those who don’t need a surgical procedure to achieve their beauty goals.
Will I Feel Pain While Undergoing Morpheus8 Treatments?
While pain is subjective, no patient at Grossman Medical has ever reported a painful experience when receiving Morpheus8 treatments. In many cases, patients will report having experienced some discomfort. Ultimately, your experience with Morpheus8 will be predicated on the provider, and the process or procedures they take (or don’t take) when administering the treatments. No one wants to feel pain or discomfort, so when it comes to Morpheus8 treatments, Dr. Peter Grossman has defined his own approach, and after administering thousands of treatments, not a single person has reported pain. This is primarily due to the technique used at Grossman Medical, and because a numbing cream is applied to the face (or treatment area) to give patients an easy, comfortable experience.
Is Recovering from Morpheus8 Painful?
Following your doctor’s discharge instructions will be key to having a comfortable recovery time. However, there are some temporary side effects that many people experience, though nobody has reported pain as a result, and any side effects will likely last no more than a week’s time. Some of the things you may encounter during recovery could include:
- Skin redness
- Slight oozing
- Minor swelling
To minimize your chance of experiencing these temporary side effects, be sure to follow your doctor’s instructions. When following medical advice, you are more likely to have an easy, graceful recovery.
Common Medical Advice Given to Morpheus8 Patients to Ensure a Pain-Free Recovery
While each patient is unique and will be given their own, custom discharge instructions, most patients are encouraged to commit to the following:
- Avoid Wearing Makeup – Refrain from wearing makeup on the treated area for the first 24 hours. Most patients can resume wearing makeup and skin creams within two or three days of treatment once symptoms have resolved. Your doctor may tell you to avoid using advanced skincare creams like retinoids until a week has passed. Just make sure you get medical clearance from your doctor before using any products.
- Use Zinc / Titanium Oxide Sunscreen – your treatment area will be sensitive and susceptible to adverse aging effects when exposed to UV rays. Before you go outdoors, be sure to apply sunscreen to help protect your skin from wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and other problems people develop with sun exposure. Your doctor will likely only recommend zinc . titanium oxide sunscreen, but regardless, be sure to follow his instructions.
- Exclude Specific Activities – When participating in strenuous activities such as cross training, swimming, climbing, or bootcamps, you increase the risk of infection, trauma and complications. Refrain from these activities for the first 24 hours, and consult with your doctor to learn when you can resume your normal activities.
- Keep Your Skin Hydrated – For many people, moisturizing the skin enhances the healing process. Mild moisturizers may be advised to add extra protection to the skin as it heals. Be sure to consult with Dr. Grossman to see if this is necessary for your specific recovery, and if so, ask which products are safe to use.
By following these tips, you can increase the likelihood that your Morpheus8 recovery will be easy, pain-free, and you shouldn’t run into any inconveniences. Again, each person has a unique medical history, and every patient’s skin has its own condition; ask Dr. Grossman if any of the above tips are relevant to your recovery, and follow the doctor’s instructions to achieve the best results.
Contact Grossman Medical for the Best Morpheus8 Treatments Los Angeles County Offers!
Dr. Peter Grossman is a leading expert in Morpheus8 treatments, with patients coming to him from all over the country. Now is the time to achieve a more youthful appearance by investing in this highly popular, non-surgical approach to smoothing out skin and giving people that vibrant, youthful look that better reflects the authentic self. Call our friendly team today to schedule a Morpheus8 consultation, and begin living life looking your best!