What is Morpheus8?

Morpheus8 is a sophisticated microneedling treatment powered by radiofrequency energy. This deep fractional treatment is intended for profound tissue remodeling that reaches down into the adipose layer of fat beneath the skin. This tissue is what is behind the formation of bra rolls, jowls, and other common problems.

Both microneedling and radiofrequency have been performed for the past several years. Each is involved in stimulating collagen production and tightening. Joining the two has achieved something quite special: the ability to obtain significant improvements with little downtime.

Morpheus8 Treatment Areas

Morpheus8 can be used on any areas that can benefit from deep tissue renewal. The most commonly treated areas include the lower face and neck. Areas of the face and body that are wrinkled, discolored or prone to acne scarring are also possible treatment areas.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

Depending on your specific treatment plan developed by our team, you can expect to have between 3-5 sessions.

Candidates for Morpheus8

Many adults are excellent candidates for Morpheus8 treatment. The treatment can correct the signs of aging and sun damage such as fine lines and creases, rough texture, pigment concerns, enlarged pores, tissue laxity, stretch marks, and scars. Any area of the face or body that needs subdermal renewal can benefit from this procedure. In addition to being an excellent anti-aging and scar-reducing treatment, Morpheus8 can help you reduce the effects of aging and sun exposure. By using this tissue-repair process preemptively, you can continue to enjoy youthful, radiant skin for several years with few touch-ups.

Results of Morpheus8

Visible results can be seen within a few days, but the most noticeable results will appear after about three weeks. Improvements continue up to three months after treatment.

What is The Benefit of Fractionated Energy?

One of the primary benefits of Morpheus8 treatments is that they can be conducted in the office without general anesthesia. There are no incisions and the side effects associated with treatment are mild. Cosmetic benefits associated with Morpheus8 include:

  • Improved skin tone and texture
  • Increased firmness and softness due to collagen proliferation
  • A decrease in active acne
  • Reduction of acne scars
  • Consistent results

How many Morpheus8 treatments will I need?

A single Morpheus8 treatment will achieve noticeable results. However, you may benefit the most from a series of treatments performed over several weeks. We conduct a thorough consultation and assessment of our clients’ skin to estimate how many treatments they may need to achieve their desired outcome.

How long does a Morpheus8 treatment session take?

You can expect your Morpheus8 treatment to take 30 to 60 minutes depending on the area you wish to treat. Your appointment session will also include a short period of waiting for the topical anesthetic to take effect.

Is there any downtime after a Morpheus8 Microneedling treatment?

The most common side effect of Morpheus8 treatment may be pinpoint scabs. Additional side effects include bruising, swelling, and redness. These do not require downtime but you may not feel comfortable enough with your appearance to return to your normal activities right away. Your skin may feel slightly sensitive or sore after your session. If this happens, an over-the-counter pain reliever can be taken.

Are Morpheus8 treatments painful?

Microneedling is a technique that is performed using tiny needles that are not much larger than those used for acupuncture. Because radiofrequency energy is delivered through the Morpheus8 needles, we apply a topical numbing cream before commencing with treatment. The powerful topical anesthetic may not completely numb the skin but it does significantly reduce pain sensations. Most patients report feeling only mild heat during their treatment.

Can Morpheus8 be Combined with Other Procedures?

Yes, Morpheu8 can be used in the same treatment session, or a few days after other treatments.

I Have Dark Skin. Can I Get Morpheus8 Treatment?

Of the several advantages of Morpheus8 treatment, its versatility across all skin types and tones is one of its most significant. If you have darker skin, you may have been told in the past that skin rejuvenating treatments, especially those that utilize laser energy, are not ideal. The resurfacing that occurs can lead to unwanted pigment changes in the skin. Morpheus8 doesn't resurface the skin. It stimulates profound rejuvenation from the inside out. Without resurfacing, there is very little risk of tissue damage and discoloration.

Can Morpheus8 Help Active Acne?

If you have active acne, you might feel hesitant to try any new form of treatment. At the same time, you may feel frustrated about a lack of results from your current skincare efforts. Morpheus8 is used on all skin type, tones, and also a variety of conditions, including acne. In this instance, the radiofrequency energy that enters the deeper layers of the skin through tiny needles works against the bacteria that contribute to breakouts. This energy, which warms tissue, destroys bacteria that are present at the time of treatment. It also reduces pore size over time and decreases the oil production that is involved in acne flare-ups.

How is Morpheus Different than Regular Microneedling Treatment?

Microneedling by itself is a powerful treatment. It is a proven form of collagen stimulation that works by creating numerous tiny punctures at varying depths in the skin. In response to these micro-injuries, the body increases its production of collagen. This influx of collagen works to repair tissue that has been damaged or affected by the aging process. Microneedling is an integral aspect of the Morpheus8 treatment; it's the foundation and the delivery method all in one. Your Morpheus8 treatment involves penetrating the upper layers of the skin with tiny needles as well as the delivery of controlled radiofrequency through them. The combination increases the tissue-repair response without increasing side effects and downtime.

What is the Benefit of Adjustable Needle-Depths?

There are two ways in which adjustable needle depths can support optimal treatment outcomes. One way is that your procedure can be made more comfortable by adjusting needle depths based on the area of concern. Some parts of the face, for example, such as the forehead, have less fatty tissue than others, such as the midface. Where there is less "buffer" from fatty tissue, there may be more discomfort during treatment. Secondly, our ability to adjust needle depth during your treatments enables us to effectively address specific concerns, from stretch marks to deep creases to fine lines and more.

How Long Does it Take for Morpheus8 to Correct Stretch Marks?

Stretch marks occur as the skin heals from exaggerated stretching. Too much too fast, or just too much stretching of the skin can cause tiny fibers to separate. When the skin heals, the fiber separation that occurred remains noticeable in the form of light, silvery streaks. Morpheus8 performed over stretch marks can cause collagen denaturation, in which the weak points of collagen fibers are broken down and rebuilt "from the ground up." Stretch mark correction most often requires multiple Morpheus8 sessions to achieve optimal, lasting results.

How long will my Morpheus8 results last?

Morpheus8 is designed for optimal results. The deep absorption of energy stimulates collagen production that continues for approximately 3 months. After that time, it is beneficial to schedule periodic touch-ups to sustain the collagen proliferation and remodeling that is necessary to offset the natural aging process.

What are the risks of Morpheus8?

While there are a few potential complications that could occur from radiofrequency microneedling, the majority of patients who have undergone Morpheus8 do not encounter more than a few minimal side effects.

Potential risks include bleeding, infection, scarring, damage to blood vessels, puffiness or bruising, itching, pain, changes in skin color, and unsatisfactory results. There is a possibility that a person may have an allergic reaction to the topical anesthetic, resulting in swelling, itching, or discomfort. Delayed healing may also occur. Each of these complications is possible but very rarely occurs.

When Can I Put Makeup on After Treatment?

Since the downtime after treatment is minimal, makeup can be applied 1 to 2 days after the treatment. Patients should expect to see micro lesions a few days after treatment and slight redness for up to 1 week depending on treatment parameters.

Morpheus8 Aftercare

We recommend that patients moisturize the treatment area and avoid direct sun exposure. It is also recommended to use a good, broad spectrum sunscreen every day.

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