I’m always that most nervous of clients. Like most of us, I’m not keen on pain so unless I think the benefits of an aesthetics treatment are going to be impressive then I’m happiest at the back of the queue. Having said that, I was intrigued by the results I had seen from the new micro-needling system Morhpeus8 – have a quick google and see for yourself.
Poster girls Amanda Holden and Kim Kardashian are converts: Amanda posted on Instagram “The results have been absolutely amazing. I’ve noticed a real plumpness to my skin and it’s much tighter”; while Kim even took to social media to film herself getting this non-surgical treatment done. Tennis mum Jenny Murray is also a fan, saying it had significantly improved what her sons called her “turkey neck“. “I’d say it’s taken at least 10 years off my appearance,” she says. “I am absolutely thrilled to bits with the result; my skin is fresher, clearer, and I feel much better about myself.”
With Dr Julia Sen launching this exciting treatment, I was invited along for a demo. And yes, I was very nervous. I’d not been keen on micro-needling in the past as I’d seen lots of scary-looking post-treatment photos. But I’d read with Morpeus8 that there was minimal downtime and other than a red rash for a day or two, there was few obvious signs that you’d had anything done.
I have to say all my fears were quickly set aside; I was slathered in a very effective anaesthetic cream that took about half an hour to work and I was soon on the bed having my treatment. There were a few patches where there was very minor discomfort but no where near what I imagined. I had my jawline, top of my neck and along the side of my cheeks treated and it was over in 20 minutes.
You need to steer clear of makeup and avoid direct sun exposure for a day or two, but I was able to return to my usual skincare routine 24 hours later. I also noticed the redness had more or less disappeared by the next morning, but it is worth taking any upcoming social events into account and plan your treatment time accordingly.
Unlike fillers, you don’t see an immediate result, so be prepared to wait a few weeks. I did notice a definite tightening on my neck and jaw within a few days and a fortnight later I’m really impressed with both the more defined contouring on my jaw and the improved tone of my skin too (pictured). My jawline is more taut, the jowls along my chin have been lifted and the skin on my neck looks much better. Like me, you may need up to three treatments, each one four weeks apart, to see the very best results. Then you can have an annual top as things start to go south. But I’ll be honest, I won’t be feeling anywhere near as nervous when I’m due for round two!
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