Many people seek microneedling treatment to improve the appearance and quality of their skin, as it is a minimally invasive procedure with little downtime and a low risk of side effects.
However, not everyone knows about Morpheus8. This is a safe and effective microneedling fractional skin resurfacing treatment that utilizes radiofrequency (RF) energy to improve skin tone and texture, thus giving your complexion a more tight, radiant, and perfected appearance.
This article will discuss everything you need to know about the revolutionary Morpheus8 skin treatment.
How exactly does Morpheus8 work?
Morpheus8 delivers RF (radiofrequency) energy to the deeper layers of the skin through tiny, insulated microneedles. The energy heats the tissue, causing it to contract and thus stimulate the production of collagen and elastin in the skin.
This, in turn, helps improve the skin’s texture and tone, while reducing wrinkles, scars, and other cosmetic imperfections.
Comparing Morpheus8 With Microneedling
While microneedling and Morpheus8 are both skin-rejuvenation treatments that use tiny needles to stimulate collagen production, there are some defining differences between the two procedures that patients should be aware of.
Let’s explore these differences through the important factors below:
Technologies: Microneedling involves using a device with fine needles to create tiny, shallow punctures in the skin. These punctures stimulate collagen production and help to improve the appearance of scars, fine lines, and uneven skin tone.
Morpheus8, on the other hand, uses insulated microneedles to deliver RF energy to the deeper layers of the skin, which can stimulate collagen production more effectively.
Treatment areas: Microneedling can be used on the face and other areas of the body, while Morpheus8 is typically used on the face, neck, and/or abdomen.
Depth of treatment: Ordinary microneedling can penetrate the skin to a depth of 1.5 to 2 millimetres, while Morpheus8 is capable of more flexible and deep penetration—anywhere from 0.5 mm to as deep as 8 mm, to be exact.
Average downtime: Both treatment methods may cause some redness and swelling, but Morpheus8 typically comes with more downtime than microneedling.
Results: Both treatments help to improve the appearance of the skin, but the results of Morpheus8 can be more dramatic due to the deeper penetration of the RF energy, allowing for fat contouring benefits in addition to skin rejuvenation.
Exploring the Key Benefits of Morpheus8
Some of the standout benefits of Morpheus8 include the wide range of skin concerns that it can treat and the convenience it offers as a treatment option.
When it comes to addressing skin concerns, Morpheus8 is capable of achieving the following:
- Improves uneven or rough skin texture and tone by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin.
- Minimizes the appearance of textural issues such as wrinkles or deep lines/creases, enlarged pores, and scars (including acne scars).
- Fades stretch marks through breaking up scar and fibrous tissues.
- Eliminates excess fat in the face and neck.
- Tightens sagging skin, such as mild jowls in the face and neck.
- Lightens noticeable hyperpigmentation and reverses sun damage.
When it comes to the convenience this treatment provides, Morpheus8 not only requires a shorter recovery time compared to other cosmetic procedures, but it is also minimally invasive. This means there is minimal downtime with no need for surgery or general anesthesia.
What to Expect During a Typical Morpheus8 Treatment Session
Before your Morpheus8 session, you will have a consultation with our doctor to discuss your specific treatment goals and address any medical conditions you may have.
Our doctor will also examine your skin to determine if Morpheus8 is an appropriate treatment for you. If you are a suitable candidate for Morpheus8, you can schedule your procedure at a date that is the most convenient for you.
The Morpheus8 treatment itself will typically take around thirty to sixty minutes. Our clinician will begin by applying a topical numbing cream to your skin to minimize any discomfort during the treatment.
Next, they will use a handheld device containing insulated microneedles to essentially press and perforate into the areas of the skin requiring treatment. This will deliver RF energy to the deeper layers of the skin, heating the tissue and causing it to contract to effectively stimulate collagen and elastin production.
What to Expect After Your Morpheus8 Session
Following your Morpheus8 treatment, it is typical to experience some mild localized redness and swelling. However, this will usually subside within two to three days. On average, patients will begin to see results roughly a month after their session, with progressively noticeable improvement over time and with subsequent sessions.
How to Care for Your Skin Following Morpheus8
After your Morpheus8 procedure, our doctor will provide you with detailed instructions on how to care for your skin.
This will generally include (but is not limited to) the following:
- Gentle cleansing and applying a recommended moisturizer.
- Refrain from wearing makeup until forty-eight hours after the treatment.
- Avoid activities such as smoking, drinking, wearing perfume, exercising, or using saunas.
- Avoid any sun exposure while wearing broad-spectrum sunscreen.
It’s important to follow these aftercare instructions carefully to ensure the best possible treatment results.
Please never hesitate to ask us if you have any questions or concerns during the treatment or recovery process. You deserve to be as informed as possible on your Morpheus8 skin-perfecting journey.