My Morpheus 8 experience at Look Lovely London
Wow- What a treatment! I feel like my face has literally morphed back to how I looked 5 years ago!
So let me talk you through my experience of the Morpheus 8 at Look Lovely London. When I first read the press releases about this new treatment, I dismissed it as hype, and I assumed the results were exaggerated. High-profile people like Amanda Holden, Faye Tozer and Kim Kardashian have had this treatment and swear by it and then Judy Murray seemed to have a face transformation after three sessions. Although this treatment sounds like a super-duper vibrator (you have to laugh at the name!), I still had hope if it could change Judy’s leathery skin appearance then it could certainly help me!
So, when I looked in the mirror what did I see? Crepey skin, sagging around the jaw line and loose skin around the neck. In my early 50’s, and after many holidays with a lack of sunscreen (I know- my bad!), I knew I needed a lift and some improvement in the quality and texture of my skin. I wanted to avoid needles- so toxins like anti-wrinkle or man-made filer substances – and I also wanted natural and visible results.
With the wish to avoid more invasive surgery down-the-line I plucked up the courage, picked up the phone and made my booking at Look Lovely London. I was nervous on arrival as I heard it was a device with 24 needles which would be stamped across my face. However, on walking through the door I was warmly greeted by Katrina at front desk, given a cup of tea and then had my face generously lathered with a numbing cream. A cling film mask was them placed over my face and I was ready to relax and allow the numbing magic to work.
Prior to the treatment it was explained to me the Morpheus 8 is a revolutionary skin resurfacer as well as tightener. The results are achieved by a head that is attached to a machine that would insert fine needles, within a millisecond, into my skin as well as delivering a warm thermal energy. So, what does this do? The small square stamps that move across the face creates microtrauma to differing layers of the skin, which in turn stimulates your own body to start the repair process to produce more collagen. Collagen is essential in the skin as it provides structure, elasticity and ‘snap-back’ of the skin. The skin tightens and lifts reducing wrinkles and improving in texture. The reason our faces can ‘collapse’ in our 50’s is because we lose 1 % of collagen a year. So, our faces are well and truly shifting south by then! The Morpheus after three treatments can reverses this.
The other benefit of the Morpheus 8, which very few other t treatments offer is fat reduction and recontouring. I have developed the dreaded fatty pouch under my chin and a bit of wobble around the sides of my face (horrible jowls), so I was looking forward to sharpening my jaw line and shifting the stubborn pocket of fat. The device is powerful enough to offer this type of tightening so for me as soon as I lay on the couch ready to start it was a no-brainer. Melissa, my favourite therapist carried out the treatment and it only took 25 minutes!
She started with the fat contouring first as she said this was a deeper more penetrating procedure initially. I braced myself as she began with a handle that looked like a gun, but to my relief could hardly feel the nozzle delivering its magic. I won’t lie- there were a few stingy shots but in general it was very comfortable. Melissa talked me through what was going on during the procedure and she moved quickly across my face. There was no lingering in any one area. She pulled on my lose skin areas and then delivered the energy. I felt a tightening straight away. Once she had treated the fatty areas with contouring, she them moved over the whole area of my face with a lighter treatment. I was told this ‘resurfaces’ my skin and to combat those pesky wrinkles around my cheeks and all the way up to my temples. Again, the shots where surprisingly comfortable. As I struggle with heavy upper eye lids called ‘hooding’ she offered me an add-on targeted eye treatment to lift and tighten the upper brow area, which I jumped at the chance to have. I had toyed with the idea of a blepharoplasty in the past, but I was told the Morpheus 8 was the next best thing if I wanted to avoid the knife.
So, 25 minutes later I was hopping off the couch with a rosy face and only one small bruise around my left eye. My skin felt like I have been slapped or had sun burn but this cleared within 45 minutes. The team gave me a calming cleanser to use at home included in the package and my only struggle was not being allowed to wear makeup for 48-72 hours. This is because the microneedle puncture sites need time to heal over. That didn’t stop me heading out for a glass of wine to celebrate my new treatment journey I had embarked on.
For the first few days my skin felt dry, tight, and slightly rough but there was no real down-time. I slapped on tons of nice moisturising cream and eagerly awaited the results. Within 10 days my skin felt baby-smooth, tighter and I saw improvements with my jaw line and lifting of the jowls. Once I feel my new silky-smooth skin, I was on the phone to the clinic booking in my next treatment. I’ve already recommended the Morpheus at Look Lovely London to three of my friends. One of my girlfriends who rushed in after me had bad acne scarring, and she’s seen a big improvement due to the resurfacing.
So overall- 10/10 for a non-invasive treatment and the results are continuing to evolve as it can take up to 4 months for the collagen to fully form. I’m looking and feeling better each month and the service, treatment and follow-up with Look Lovey London has been fabulous!
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Interested in Morpheus8 or not sure about your suitability? Call us 020 3900 2756 or email us some pictures of your face to [email protected]