Morpheus8 RF Microneedling
Regardless of age, most people have a desire to see healthy, relatively smooth skin when they observe their reflection. You are probably well aware that every aspect of your skin, from its texture to its tightness, will change as you age. Still, you may want to manage how quickly and how severely this happens. This is an absolute possibility thanks to advances in nonsurgical technologies.
What is Morpheus8?
Morpheus8 is an advanced microneedling treatment. The device combines the microneedling technique with the power of radiofrequency energy. The result of this combination is deep fractional tissue remodeling that achieves profound results. Morpheus8 goes beyond superficial aging; it targets the adipose tissue farther beneath the epidermis to address issues like jowls, deep creases, bra rolls, and more.
What is RF Microneedling?
RF microneedling is another way of expressing microneedling with radiofrequency. Microneedling is the technique in which tiny channels are made in the upper layers of the skin. The puncture wounds heal at an accelerated pace due to their small size, but not before stimulating a repair response in which new collagen, elastin, and skin cells are produced in the area. Radiofrequency waves are a form of safe, effective energy. In recent years, several devices have been developed to improve various aspects of the skin, from scar reduction to tissue firming. The Morpheus8 device combines technique with technology for more accurate tissue remodeling in the epidermis and the dermis.
The FDA has approved Morpheus8 as a Subdermal Adipose Remodeling Device (SARD). This reflects the crucial difference between this treatment and standard microneedling, as well as external radiofrequency treatments. During a Morpheus8 session, adjustable microneedles puncture the skin at a range of up to 4 millimeters. These needles then deliver controlled radiofrequency energy into the adipose tissue, where remodeling is most advantageous.
Comfort is an integral aspect of a productive treatment process. Before we perform Morpheus8, we apply a topical anesthetic to the skin. This medication takes approximately 30 minutes to reach full efficacy, after which RF microneedling can occur with minimal discomfort. Clients can expect to feel mild to moderate heating beneath the skin as treatment progresses. The sensation of the microneedles may be barely discernible, if felt at all.
Morpheus8 is an excellent treatment option for busy adults who are interested in full-face rejuvenation without the risks and downtime associated with plastic surgery. The tissue remodeling procedure can also address loose skin and stretch marks anywhere on the body. As a skin rejuvenating treatment, Morpheus8 is often performed on adults in their 40s, 50s, and beyond who want to correct mild to moderate skin laxity. That said, it can also be an advantageous treatment for younger adults who want to prevent premature aging by periodically stimulating more robust collagen production and tissue contraction. Adults with acne or acne scarring, sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles, jowls, and loose skin on the neck are usually good candidates for Morpheus8. This treatment may also target sun damage and wrinkling in the décolletage area, the arms, or other parts of the body.
Due to the unique treatment technique of depositing radiofrequency energy beneath the skin, rather than through it, Morpheus8 can be safe for all skin types, including darker skin tones (Fitzpatrick IV, V and VI). This technique has a powerful effect on the skin and superficial connective tissue, but may not be suitable for adults with severe loss of firmness and elasticity. We are interested in achieving the very best results for each of our clients. Our team performs a thorough consultation that includes a medical history and lifestyle review that can identify factors that may inhibit the success of non-surgical skin tightening. After this consultation and skin assessment, the client can expect to have a clear understanding of our expectations for the Morpheus 8 procedure as it relates to their concerns and goals.
Yes. The most common side effects that may occur after Morpheus8 treatment include redness, swelling, crusting, and possibly some light bruising. Some patients may develop pinpoint dots that look like grid marks. Some have reported small bumps on or just beneath the skin. These are all temporary and are mild enough that many clients return to work and most normal activities the day after their treatment. They should clear up within a day or two but could take up to a week to fully resolve. Clients may apply makeup to diminish the appearance of redness or other side effects. It is also very important to wear sunscreen after the Morpheus8 procedure. The skin may be somewhat photosensitive for a short time. Also, because Morpheus8 is designed to rejuvenate the skin, sun protection is an integral part of achieving and maintaining optimal results.
Depending on the condition of your skin and the improvements you would like to achieve, you may achieve your goals with just one Morpheus8 treatment or with a short series of sessions. If multiple treatments are recommended, they are usually scheduled four weeks apart to allow full healing in between. During your consultation, we will carefully evaluate your skin and hear your concerns. From this discussion and examination, we can make an educated recommendation to achieve an optimal cosmetic outcome.
Morpheus8 is a leading nonsurgical facial rejuvenation treatment that we are proud to offer. Results from treatment can last 12 to 18 months. Annual touch-ups can help sustain the improvements that have been achieved through enhanced collagen production.
Morpheus8 appointments may last an hour or longer. To ensure comfort, we begin by applying a topical numbing cream that remains on the skin for 30 minutes. Once the skin is desensitized, we remove the cream and spend 20 or more minutes applying RF microneedling to the treatment area using a uniform stamping motion. After the procedure is done, a nourishing, soothing moisturizer may be applied and the client is ready to go about their day.
Morpheus8 isn’t just RF microneedling, it is the first device cleared by the FDA to accomplish subdermal adipose tissue remodeling, SARD. Delivering fractional energy into multiple depths of the skin, up to 8mm deep, Morpheus8 achieves profound results in comparison to other forms of non-surgical skin tightening. In a brief procedure that incurs no downtime, Morpheus8 can treat a large or small area. This ranges from the neck and face to the abdomen, arms, legs, buttocks, and more. Because microneedling and radiofrequency work together to stimulate tissue remodeling, one treatment can achieve multiple improvements, from reducing fine lines and wrinkles to sculpting the jawline to fading dark spots and stretch marks. Finally, one of the most significant benefits of Morpheus 8 is that clients enjoy results that last years with good skin care and sun protection.
Yes! Depending on your concerns and goals, your provider can develop a plan that involves the various modalities that would be ideal for your situation.