Kim Kardashian says she got 'painful' laser treatment to tighten her stomach and it was a 'game-changer.' Here's how it works.
Kim Kardashian photographed in New York City in June 2022.MediaPunch/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images
Kim Kardashian said she received Morpheus laser treatment to tighten her stomach.
She wrote on Instagram, describing the experience as "painful" and "groundbreaking."
The procedure combines microneedling and high-frequency waves and, according to experts, does not involve a laser.
Experts have weighed in on the 'groundbreaking' Morpheus laser treatment that Kim Kardashian said she received to tone her abs.
Kardashian shared a photo of her abdomen to her Instagram Story after receiving treatment from Dr. Ashkan Ghavami at GPS Aesthetics non-surgical beauty clinic in Beverly Hills.
Kim Kardashian shared a photo of her abdomen on Instagram after the treatment.Kim Kardashian/Instagram
She captioned it: "This is a game changer!!! I used Morpheus Laser to tighten my stomach at @DrGhavamis Spa @gpsaesthetics. I think this is my favorite laser but it's painful lol but it's worth it!”
Morpheus8 is a skin tightening, lifting and contouring procedure that can be performed on areas of skin with wrinkles, discoloration or acne scars, according to The Cosmetic Skin Clinic in London. The procedure combines microneedling and radio frequency energy for a two-in-one overall modeling effect.
The FDA-approved procedure uses microneedling to stimulate collagen production
While laser treatments typically target the surface layer of skin, radiofrequency waves can penetrate three targeted layers of skin in one cycle, aesthetic practitioner Lee Garrett told Insider.
Heating the tissue beneath the skin causes fat to remodel and connective tissue to contract, while micro-needling stimulates collagen production to further tighten the skin.
Morpheus8 was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in August 2020 based on favorable safety and efficacy results for total body fat sculpting. Because it is a new technology, there is no evidence of long-term effects documented in the scientific literature.
Users say they see results in 3 weeks and dermatologists recommend a minimum of 3 sessions
Based on patient reviews on Real Self, a platform for people considering elective cosmetic procedures, Morpheus skin tightening results take up to three weeks to take effect and last about a year on average. According to Real Self, dermatologists typically recommend at least three sessions totaling about $1,850.
Some redness is to be expected for a few days after the procedure, but the recommended downtime is minimal compared to more invasive procedures.
The procedure is performed with numbing cream to avoid discomfort, with the aim of rejuvenating the skin's texture and tone, Grazia previously reported.
Radiofrequency and ultrasound skin treatments are growing in popularity because they're relatively quick, minimally invasive, and produce natural-looking results, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Ultrasonic waves can penetrate deeper into the skin's support structures compared to radio frequency waves, which is why the latter is usually recommended for younger people or those looking for subtle changes.
Kardashian has tried similar methods before
It's not the first time Kardashian has received a radiofrequency skin treatment from Ghavami, who is described on his practice's website as a world-renowned plastic surgery expert. She posted photos with the surgeon in June and August 2021 after receiving Potenza microneedling treatments on her face, the Mail Online reported at the time.
Similar to Morpheus, Potenza combines microneedling with radio frequency waves for faster healing time and an additional boost in collagen production. The treatments are advertised as having similar effects.
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