It’s easy to spot the signs of aging. Hair turns gray, muscles weaken, and vision and hearing diminish. But the first sign we see in the mirror and the first clue others pick up is in the skin. Years of sun and weather have done some damage that begins to show when your body stops pumping out an ample supply of collagen in your mid-to-late 20s.
When this protein wanes, your skin loses its elasticity, so it begins to wrinkle like a deflated latex balloon. All the expanding and contracting over the years have stretched it out and left it spent and shriveled.
At Rapaport Dermatology of Beverly Hills, we know that this process begins slowly and then seems to suddenly sneak up on you overnight. We also know that dissatisfaction with the image in your mirror can lead to low self-esteem and even depression. That’s why we’re committed to helping our patients achieve the healthiest skin possible — skin that looks fresh and behaves youthfully.
Our board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Vicki Rapaport, relies on the advanced technology in Morpheus8 by InMode to solve a multitude of skin problems that give away your age. Here are the top five ways it can wipe away those signs and keep people guessing.
How Morpheus8 rejuvenates your skin from the inside out
Morpheus8 is a next-generation microneedling treatment that uses radiofrequency energy to stimulate new collagen production. Dr. Rapaport analyzes your skin carefully and discusses your aesthetic goals with you at length. This helps her determine the precise depth of the microneedling treatment that will give you the best results.
Each microneedle creates a narrow channel in your skin at a controlled depth. The puncture wound triggers a healing response, including a signal to increase the production of the proteins collagen and elastin. Then, the RF energy shores up the structure of your skin tissue, which tightens and smooths out the surface.
Signs of aging addressed by Morpheus8
Morpheus8 tackles all the main signs of aging that shout your age to the world. Here are the top five problems it can solve.
1. Wrinkles and lines
Since the loss of collagen is responsible for the deflation of your skin, it stands to reason that adding it back in produces the reverse effect. As the collagen fibers begin to establish a new and stronger scaffolding under the surface of your skin, the outer layer plumps up and smooths out, regaining its youthful texture.
Tiny textural wrinkles disappear, and deeper lines, like the ones that form in vertical rows above your upper lip, fill in and fade away.
2. Scars and stretch marks
Most people sport a few scars and stretch marks here and there — they’re signs that you’ve lived long and well. But that doesn’t mean you want to show them off to the world. While Morpheus8 can’t make these marks disappear completely, it can drastically soften their appearance by targeting dark pigmentation, breaking up scar tissue (especially acne scars), and rebuilding collagen.
3. Spots and sun damage
One of the characteristic traits of elderly skin is sunspots, also called age spots and liver spots. These occur when your melanin, the pigment in your skin, clumps together and appears as a spot on your skin. This gives your skin a mottled, uneven tone that tells the world you’ve been around a while. Morpheus8 breaks up those clumps of melanin and scatters the particles so your body can flush them away.
4. Bags and sags
Skin that’s lost its collagen and elastin tends to droop. As you age, you lose the fat layer that once gave your skin a soft look and feel, and as a result, it changed the contours of your face. Your cheeks may appear sunken, you may have chronic bags under your eyes, and you may have jowls at your jawline. Morpheus8 tightens your skin from within to eliminate telltale signs of aging.
5. Enlarged pores
Some people are born with larger pores than others, but even if yours were small when you were young, they may become larger as you age. As skin loses elasticity, the skin around the pores doesn’t tighten as it once did. But Morpheus8 fixes that by tightening your skin and closing up your pores.
If you’re noticing any of these classic signs of aging, stop your skin from telling your secret to the world. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Rapaport today by calling either of our two locations in Beverly Hills or Culver City, California — your age will be our secret.