Meeting friends poolside or for a BBQ, playing golf or pickleball, or walking the pup — whatever gets you outside, you do it much more during the long, hot summer days. Unfortunately, the sun here in Texas can wreak havoc on the skin. Fortunately, there are ways to reverse the damage, starting with our exciting Morpheus8® technology.
Dr. Manuel Lopez and the team at Advanced Aesthetics Lopez Plastic Surgery offer the tools needed for great-looking skin year-round. One of the hardest workers in our laser toolkit is the Morpheus8 system, which can quickly eliminate summer damage.
Summer — not your skin’s favorite season
The sun is the biggest culprit behind premature aging in your skin. In fact, the ultraviolet (UV) rays emitted by the sun are responsible for about 90% of the visible changes in your skin, which include:
- Loss of elasticity (sagging skin)
- Age spots
UV rays are radiation, and a primary role of your skin is to protect your body from it. Your skin performs this job admirably, but its defenses wear down over time. Long-term exposure to the sun can break down the skin cells and collagen fibers and wear down the melanin in your skin.
As a result, your skin no longer tans in response to sun exposure, and it becomes damaged.
Fighting back with Morpheus8
Our Morpheus8 system excels in treating sun damage because it treats the three main areas of sun damage we outlined above.
The Morpheus8 system is an advanced microneedling technology that uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to break apart surface concerns and rebuild your skin from below.
First, the tiny needles create a matrix of microchannels that break apart sun spots and other blemishes. Next, we deliver RF energy through the needles into the deeper layers of your skin. The RF energy elicits a collagen response in your tissue that lifts your skin from below, tightening the surface and reducing wrinkles.
Undergoing your Morpheus8 transformation
While we mention needles, we assure you minimal discomfort or downtime is associated with the Morpheus8 treatments. In fact, most of our clients get back to their regular routines after their appointments.
We typically recommend 1-3 Morpheus8 treatments, depending on your goals.
When it comes to results, you might see some improvement in the first week, but the real improvements take place in the weeks afterward as your skin flushes away damaged skin cells and rebuilds from below.
If you want to see for yourself how Morpheus8 can help you to hit the reset button on sun-damaged skin, contact one of our six locations in the San Antonio, Texas, area to schedule an appointment.