Whether you’ve had stretch marks since middle school, or just got them from pregnancy or pandemic weight gain, they can be pretty annoying. There are a lot of supposed “stretch mark treatments” out there but we’re going to level with you: a lot of them aren’t that helpful. One that is helpful, with real results? The MedSpa treatment Morpheus8. This high tech minimally invasive treatment can dramatically fade the look of stretch marks and give you smoother, firmer skin. To understand how it does, first you’ll need to know why stretch marks happen in the first place.
What causes stretch marks?
You probably already know that stretch marks are caused by things like weight gain, pregnancy, or rapid growth in puberty. But what’s going structurally with your skin when you get stretch marks? Stretch marks happen when your skin literally tears and stretches out. While they’ll eventually get lighter, stretch marks are often reddish purple when they first show up and they can be annoying and embarrassing. Some people don’t mind them, but if they bother you, that’s totally normal.
What is Morpheus8 and how does it treat stretch marks?
Morpheus8 is a minimally invasive treatment that combines microneedling with radiofrequency. Together, both microneedling and RF make each other more powerful. They make microscopic injuries in your skin. This triggers the body’s natural healing response, so it creates more collagen and elastin in the skin. This restores the damage created by the stretch marks and minimizes their appearance. The skin looks and feels smoother and more even.
What body parts can Morpheus8 be used on for stretch marks?
Morpheus8 is adaptable and customizable for each patient with multiple needle settings to target different depths. It’s used on the following areas for stretch marks:
- Bra fat area/upper back
- Flanks (lower back)
- Upper arms
- Above the knees
Does Morpheus8 for stretch marks hurt?
We won’t dance around the truth: Morpheus8 isn’t comfy. Morpheus8 for body usually operates at the most intense setting. The needles are longer and the heat is higher, so it hurts more. But your treatment provider will apply a numbing cream to minimize pain, and some providers may even offer nitrous oxide (aka laughing gas) if you are uncomfortable. The results of this treatment are dramatic enough that the pain is worth it!
How many Morpheus8 treatment sessions do I need?
Like we said before, one of the benefits of Morpheus8 is that it’s super customizable. So the number of sessions you’ll need depends on the severity of your stretch marks and your desired results. Your treatment provider may recommend about 2-3 sessions, spaced out 4-6 weeks apart. You’ll start seeing results after your first session, but things will look even better about three months after your sessions are completed. Morpheus8 lasts a long time, 1-2 years on average.
Is there anyone who can’t get Morpheus8 for stretch marks?
In general, Morpheus8 is safe for most people, but if you are currently taking Accutane or pregnant, treatment with Morpheus8 is not recommended.
Where do I get Morpheus8 for body?
Morpheus8 is a medical grade treatment so only a qualified medical professional is going to give you the results you want. That’s where Upkeep comes in. With the Upkeep app, you can book Morpheus8 with a curated network of providers. Simply select “Morpheus8 Body” from the treatment menu and you can compare availability with treatment providers in your city. Plus, if you’re not sure if Morpheus8 is right for you, Upkeep also offers free consultations with expert providers so you can get the most effective treatment for you. If you’re tired of stretch marks and want a treatment that truly works, book your consultation in the Upkeep app today!