Dr. Neil Zemmel of Dermlounge, a Richmond, VA medical spa, provides insight into Morpheus8, a skin tightening treatment which combines microneedling with radiofrequency (RF) energy.
Richmond, VA – Leading Richmond plastic surgeon Neil J. Zemmel, MD, FACS, is committed to offering the latest examples of advanced care for his patients. At his Short Pump practice, Richmond Aesthetic Surgery, as well as his medical spa, Dermlounge, patients can choose between a plethora of surgical and non-surgical procedures, each of which is custom-tailored to suit their unique aesthetic goals. Among the newest minimally-invasive treatments at Dermlounge is Morpheus8, an innovative skin tightening treatment which is rapidly growing in popularity.
According to Dr. Zemmel, Morpheus8 combines the traditional microneedling technique, in which a device creates small perforations in the skin to trigger its healing process, with radiofrequency (RF) energy. “The microneedling aspect of Morpheus8 is designed to stimulate collagen and elastin production,” says Dr. Zemmel. “The perforations can cause the body to self-heal and renew itself, thereby reducing skin laxity, wrinkles, lines, and more. Meanwhile, the addition of RF energy helps the device penetrate the subdermal planes of the skin for more effective tightening.” The degree of RF energy, he adds, can be customized to address the specific goals of the patient.
Dr. Zemmel also notes that Morpheus8 is most commonly performed on the face, neck, chest, and décolletage, though it can be suitable for virtually any area of the body. The procedure can generally be completed in 15 minutes to an hour, and typically requires little to no recovery time. Furthermore, Dr. Zemmel says, it is safe for all skin tones, poses little to no risk to surrounding tissue, and, when administered by an experienced professional, can produce a rejuvenated effect which is both subtle and noticeable.
“Patients should know that Morpheus8 is usually best suited for mild to moderate skin laxity and age-related blemishes,” Dr. Zemmel continues. “Those with more severe or stubborn concerns sometimes choose to supplement Morpheus8 with BOTOX® Cosmetic injections or another treatment.”
Moreover, Dr. Zemmel reminds patients that while the effects of Morpheus8 often last from a few months to a year, multiple Morpheus8 sessions may be recommended in order to obtain optimal results. He urges patients who are interested in Morpheus8 to schedule a consultation with a qualified professional where their eligibility for the procedure can be determined after a thorough evaluation of their skin.
About Neil J. Zemmel, MD, FACS
Dr. Neil J. Zemmel, medical director of Dermlounge, has been recognized as one of the “Best of Richmond” multiple times in various publications. An alumnus of the College of William and Mary and the University of Virginia School of Medicine, he completed his plastic and reconstructive surgery residency at the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center before briefly working in private practice in Miami. He then returned to Virginia to establish Richmond Plastic Surgery and, subsequently, Dermlounge. Dr. Zemmel is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and is a member of several distinguished organizations, including the Aesthetic Society®. He is available for interview upon request.
For more information about Dermlounge at Richmond Aesthetic Surgery, visit dermlounge.com and richmondplasticsurgery.com.
Dermlounge at Richmond Aesthetic Surgery
11934 W Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23233