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Get Better Results with Morpheus8 and Sculptra

There are some things in life that just go better together. Think peanut butter and jelly, macaroni and cheese, salsa and chips, chicken and waffles, and chocolate and wine. The reason these pairs work so well is because on their own, they may be wonderfully delicious, but when enjoyed together, they not only bring out the best in each other, but result in a final product that is greater than the sum of its parts. The same can be said about medical aesthetic treatments. Combination therapy (combining two or more treatments) leads to ‘synergism’ whereby combining two therapeutic approaches in one session leads to a better aesthetic result than undertaking them separately in two visits.


Why you ask? Many aesthetic procedures induce a reaction in the skin and thereby stimulate a wound healing response that leads to skin renewal and rejuvenation. When you double down on that process you facilitate a heightened wound healing response and a higher level of improvement than either treatment by itself could provide.


At Skin Worthy Toronto we specialize in combination therapy. From our signature ‘More Than a Filter’ Treatment (BBL + Beauty Booster) to our patient favourite ‘Glow Getter’ (BBL + Halo), we are constantly evolving our clinic offerings to both discover and provide the best treatment options to our patients. Our latest combination treatment is one we are most excited to offer as it combines two powerhouse collagen stimulating treatments; Morpheus8 and Sculptra - The Sculptor.



What is Morpheus8?


Morpheus8 is a non-surgical advanced micro-needling treatment that uses radio-frequency to stimulate collagen production to tighten and improve skin quality on the face and body. When we age, our skin begins to lose elasticity, with wrinkles, lines, and sagging appearing. What makes Morpheus8 different from other micro-needling treatments is the depth in which the needles penetrate the skin, that it produces heat and sends radio-frequency energy through the tissues. It is the only treatment that can mold fat under the skin, and thicken/tighten tissues simultaneously to obtain optimal results. Contouring and refining the sub dermal layers will enable a more detailed approach to sculpt the face naturally. While Morpheus8 became immensely popular after celebrities like Kim Kardashian shared their treatment experiences in 2021, Skin Worthy Toronto has been proudly offering this treatment in our clinic since 2019.


Some of our favourite benefits of Morpheus8 include:

  • Increased collagen production

  • immediate and improving results for up to 6 months post treatment

  • Minimizes scars from acne

  • Reduce wrinkles

  • Fade stretch marks

  • improving results with each additional treatment

  • Safe for all skin types

  • superficial fat reduction

  • thickening of skin

  • laxity reduction

  • minimal downtime

What is Sculptra?


Sculptra is a type of dermal filler, but unlike traditional hyaluronic dermal fillers that are intended to restore volume, Sculptra is an injectable biostimulator made of of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) that incorporates into the tissues and also helps to stimulate your body’s natural production of collagen. Whereas the effects of dermal filler are apparent immediately, the results of Sculptra happen gradually since it takes time for the body to build collagen. The biggest difference in the aesthetic result of Sculptra versus traditional hyaluronic acid fillers is that the product is not hydrophilic (attracts water molecules). This is what yields this subtle and natural-looking yet highly rejuvenating result. The effects of Sculptra can last between 24- 48 months depending on the amount of treatments completed.


Morpheus8 and Sculptra: Better Together


It all comes down to collagen…

Due to the aging process, environmental stressors, and our genetic predisposition, we suffer from loss of collagen at a rate of about 1% annually after the age of 20. Loss of collagen leads to thinning of skin which results in the formation of wrinkles and folds. Collagen is a fibrous protein in the deep dermal layer that gives our skin structural support and helps to maintain shape, moisture, and elasticity of the skin. By pairing Sculptra with Morpheus8, we are able to double down on collagen production helping to tighten the skin, thicken the skin, and really aim for a more youthful and lifted appearance.


Nurse Barb's M8/Sculptra Experience


As you know, I try everything we bring into the clinic to ensure that it A) is something our patients want, and b) (more importantly) is something that works. Having tried both Sculptra and Morpheus8 independently, one day earlier this year, I had the idea to pair them together in the same session. Those in the industry know that combination therapy is king when it comes to achieving superior results. There are countless studies on the benefits of combination therapy in targeting different facial layers to yield the most natural and optimal results.

How It Started: My first Morpheus8 experience began with a single M8 session.

I did a lighter treatment as I opted for less pain control (pain management kits are available and will be discussed in your initial consultation). One week later my skin was brighter, my pores looked smaller and my complexion looked smoother. I was surprised because after just one session and one week, my skin actually felt thicker and tighter. I let a full year pass , seeing those results both improve and last for about 6 months before I so called “plateaued”.


I was approaching 39, and my goals for my own Beauty Evolution were centred around long-term results that would help keep me looking youthful, but more importantly, natural. I'm all for hyaluronic acid where you need it to create form , shape or volume, but it's not a sustainable tool to use regularly. This had me thinking about how to proceed with my next series of treatments. I wanted to have the same results I experienced with M8, but amplified, and how I could achieve this was by adding a bio-stimulator into the mix.


The Goal: A little thickening, lift and tightening to the skin with subtle and natural looking volume.


The Treatment: 1 vial of sculptra was fanned into strategic areas such as the temple, lateral jawline, cheek and nasolabial fold and preauricular fossa (the hollowing in front of the ear that becomes worse with age ) immediately before the M8 session. The treatment to my face and neck took approximately 45 min for both areas . I found with the additional comfort (from the numbing in the Sculptra, and pain management kit), we were able to do a much more effective treatment. Healing time was pretty much the same, with the exception of a little more facial volume from the Sculptra for the first 24 hours.

(full disclosure: I really didn't mind that little extra volume either)


Healing/Results Timeline:

1 week post : same results as with Stand alone M8 treatment

4 weeks post: This is where the most significant difference in results were noted. I began to notice a more lifted and sculpted appearance to my face and the comments of "you look good, what did you do ?" started too.


8 -12 weeks post: A second treatment had been completed at this point and since collagen rebuilding takes time, I was really beginning to see the effects of the first treatment. The comments also increased "wow what are you doing you look so lifted" "somethings changed , tell me what you're doing".

Aside from seeing the visible results, I started to feel them too. All of the positive comments I was being given, I noticed that I began to carry myself differently as well.


6 months post: The results just keep on giving. I'm feeling more confident about my face than I have in the past 5 years. My skin quality has improved tenfold. It is thicker, tighter and I truthfully believe that I look younger than when I started this trial. In addition to M8, we also have another InMode device, called Evoke, designed to tighten and remodel troublesome fat pads that add to the appearance of aging. With adding another layer of treatment to those facial layers, we are seeing even more impressive results.





Final Thoughts: On their own Morpheus8, Sculptra and Evoke are all home runs, but together they’re an anti-aging collagen stimulating grand slam. I wholeheartedly believe that this is the future of regenerative facial medicine, where we can pair together these incredible tools to bio hack the facial aging process.

- Nurse Barb

 

The Sculptor: M8 + Sculptra Package Pricing


Face $4650

Series of 3 (treatments spaced 3-6 weeks apart)

Includes 3 Evoke Submental treatments, 3 syringes of Sculptra (1 syringe/tx) and 3 M8 treatments


Booty $9,900

Series of 3 (treatments spaced 3-6 weeks apart)

Includes 12 syringes of Sculptra (4 syringes/tx) and 3 M8 Body (large area) treatment


To learn more about our combination treatments, or to start your own Beauty Evolution call or text us at 647-350-7546 or email info@skinworthy.ca

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