During the COVID pandemic, a surprising number of people found comfort in wearing masks as it allowed them to hide their insecurities. Now that most mask mandates have been lifted, we’re forced to put our features on full display.
Whether you’re preparing to walk down the aisle (and capture every angle as you say “I do”) or simply struggling to appreciate your features that you do like due to a sagging or receding jaw, our experts are here to help. The delicate skin around your chin and neck are prone to premature aging, which can tack years onto your appearance.
We understand that invasive surgeries like neck lifts aren’t right or even necessary for everyone. Troy Laser Center’s experienced physician and cosmetic specialist, Dr. Wolok, has laid out how we use Morpheus8 microneedling with RF as a revolutionary jowl treatment in Sterling Heights, alongside some things to consider when altering your jawline at any age. Here’s what you need to know about the new gold standard of jaw enhancement.
What are “jowls”?
Over the years, all muscles weaken, but especially facial muscles. Your face’s fat deposits naturally wax and wane with hormonal shifts and aging—for example many women experience fuller cheeks during pregnancy. Once we’ve lost our “baby cheeks”, our facial structure adapts due to the lack of support that comes from these healthy fat deposits.
Meanwhile, your muscles continue to weaken and your skin subsequently becomes thinner, leading to sagging. As your facial volume deflates, this skin has nowhere else to go! While preventative skincare and suncare can help to push these signs of aging off, there’s no fool-proof way to prevent this or naturally reverse it.
With the rise of facial gua shas and other more expensive at-home devices aimed to naturally “lift” your features, it’s clear that most people aren’t ready to commit to surgery. However, they are willing to commit to tediously sculpting their face morning and night! Many people aren’t aware that there’s a far more effective alternative jowl treatment in Sterling Heights, with no incisions, injections, or recovery required.
What is Morpheus8?
Meet Morhpeus8: the new gold standard for improving your overall skin health! By combining regenerative RF (radiofrequency) technology with microneedling, you get double the benefits. This device can be used to tighten skin anywhere on the body, and has been proven to be gentle yet effective enough to use on the most delicate areas, such as the neck.
Microneedling consists of using a device which contains rows of tiny “micro” needles, which create “micro” wounds across the dermis or uppermost layer of skin. These small abrasions kickstart your body’s natural healing process, regenerating new, healthy skin cells!
By adding RF to the equation, you can achieve more drastic results in a single session. We use the same style of ultra-fine micro needling needles insulated to emit radiofrequency waves directly into the skin. This creates a subdermal response, going beneath the surface for more noticeable and lasting results! These elements work together to stimulate more collagen production, enhancing a wide range of skin quality concerns and remodeling your skin from within.
As the deepest fractionated technology available in the aesthetics market, Morpheus8 is the ideal jowl treatment in Sterling Heights for patients seeking both immediate and long-term results. Your results will continue to improve for months after treatment as your collagen levels continue to build up!
How RF microneedling works as a jowl treatment in Sterling Heights
So, how does Morpheus8 work as a jowl treatment in Sterling Heights? This technology essentially acts as a reset button for your complexion. After creating microscopic wounds beneath the surface and delivering heat waves, your skin attempts to repair itself. In order to do so, it has to make more collagen.
Collagen accounts for 30% of your entire body’ proteins, acting as the structural framework for your bones, muscles, and skin. As we age, our body naturally produces less and less collagen every year, slowly wearing away at this foundation. Rather than injecting formulas that superficially “fill” the skin to add volume, this jowl treatment increases collagen production to induce a natural response. By tightening from the inside-out, you can achieve drastic results that leave you contoured and youthful, without having to worry about looking “frozen” or overdone.
Plus, building up your collagen levels at any age also prevents further signs of future aging! Dermatologists across the globe are praising preventative skincare, as avoiding further wrinkles all together is easier and more effective than actively reversing them.
What else can Morhpeus8 do?
Beyond acting as an efficient and low-commitment jowl treatment in Sterling Heights, Morpheus8 has also been shown to address concerns including:
- Sagging or crepey skin (especially around the neck)
- Moderate to deep wrinkles
- Acne & acne scarring
- Enlarged pores
- Uneven skin tone & texture
- Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
- Stretch marks
What to expect from a Morpheus8 treatment
We understand that the idea of tiny needles touching your skin is intimidating, so allow us to put your mind at ease! We promise, it’s not anywhere near as scary as it sounds, and most patients compare the sensation to a warm, scratching feeling that is completely tolerable. Here’s a rundown of what to expect from your Morpheus8 jowl treatment in Sterling Heights.
Before your jowl treatment in Sterling Heights
Prior to your appointment, you’ll meet with our team to create your personalized treatment plan. Here, we’ll decide how many sessions will optimize your results; keep in mind that most patients require 1 to 3 treatments. After deciding that Morpheus8 is the best option for you, we’ll schedule your treatment at a time that works for you!
Remember to avoid direct sun exposure for the 2 weeks leading up to your visit, as our technicians may ask to reschedule if you are currently sunburnt.
We also recommend avoiding waxing or getting electrolysis (laser hair removal) to the treatment area for at least 2 weeks prior to your treatment. Also avoid exfoliating or chemically treating the area with retinoids during these preliminary periods.
During your jowl treatment in Sterling Heights
Before you head to our office on the day of your appointment, remember to fill up your water bottle so you can stay hydrated throughout the healing process. You can also grab your headphones to enjoy during the session! We recommend arriving with a clean, bare face and wearing whatever you’re most comfortable in.
Upon arriving, we’ll lead you back to the treatment room and go over any last-minute questions or concerns you may have. We’ll then apply a topical anesthetic to the treatment area, allowing it to set in for 45 minutes to an hour before beginning in order to minimize any associated discomfort.
We’ll ask you to get comfortable in a position where we can properly reach the treatment area, and begin using the device to make passes across the surface levels of skin. With every pass, these pins create microscopic channels into your tissue, allowing the radiofrequency waves to penetrate as far as possible. This part of the process typically takes another 30 minutes, depending on the size and location of the area being treated.
After your jowl treatment in Sterling Heights
Immediately after your session, we’ll apply a soothing ointment and sunscreen to lock in your skin’s moisture and speed up recovery. Most patients report that the feeling after treatment is similar to that of a mild sunburn. Over the next few days, you’ll notice minor scabbing and roughness as your skin sheds its damaged layers. During this recovery time, it’s crucial to avoid picking at your skin no matter how tempting it may be! Simply use a non-scented gentle cleanser and lotion, and you’ll be fully healed within 1 week.
While you’ll start to notice complexion improvements within these first few weeks, keep in mind that they’ll continue to improve for the next 6 months as your collagen levels increase and work to remodel your skin.
How we use Morpheus8 to reverse acne scars: the Trifecta facial
Microneedling is known for its regenerative abilities, including the reversal of acne scars. Our Trifecta treatment has taken these powers to the next level, combining Morpheus8 with CoolPeel and DekaTetra laser technologies for unmatched healing! We recommend this treatment to patients of all ages and backgrounds to target acne-causing bacteria at the root while also rebuilding damaged scar tissue for a clearer, smoother complexion with 4 to 7 days of downtime.
Dermal fillers: an injectable jowl treatment
In Sterling Heights and beyond, our experienced injectors offer a range of anti-aging solutions that work in a pinch. If you’re looking for an immediate contour, dermal fillers may be right for you!
This option grants you full control over what areas you want to “plump up”—and it’s not just for patients who want to look younger. We offer jawline filler in Sterling Heights to patients of all ages, allowing you to sculpt your features however you see fit. Keep in mind that unlike Morpheus8, dermal fillers do not elicit a natural internal response. This means that while your results will be more drastic right after injections, they won’t continue to improve or increase collagen production. If you’re unsure which jowl treatment in Sterling Heights is right for you, we recommend meeting with our experts so we can analyze your skin face-to-face.
Come to Troy Laser Center to reclaim your youthful profile with an advanced jowl treatment in Sterling Heights!
As the leading provider for all things health and wellness for Troy locals and beyond, Tri-County Medical Clinic is dedicated to providing complete care with on-site aesthetics services at Troy Laser Center. We value your individuality, so we’re here to listen to your concerns and help you reach your goals however you see fit.
Whether you’re looking to boost your skin’s health with an acne scar treatment in Troy, invest in medical-grade skincare, or address multiple concerns with Morpheus8, we’ve got you covered! If you’re not quite sure where to start, never hesitate to contact us.
We always recommend kickstarting your wellness journey with a complimentary in-office consultation, so we can tailor our care to your unique needs. We’ve also curated a convenient virtual consultation tool, so you can get pointed in the right direction right from your device. Schedule your appointment today to experience unmatched results with exceptional quality care to match!