What is MORPHEUS8?
Morpheus8 is a skin tightening and remodeling treatment that uses unique technology of combining micro-needling with radio frequency (RF) heat it has the capability to address a wide range of skin concerns such as skin laxity, uneven skin texture and tone, hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles and even stretch marks. Many patients have also found it extremely effective in combatting acne and improving the appearance of acne scarring. We’ve found that Morpheus8 can actually eliminate the bacteria that causes acne. Morpheus8 is unique in that it has insulated tips that can comfortably and safely penetrate under the surface of the skin much deeper than traditional micro-needling treatments all without causing any damage to the surface of the skin. This allows the treatment to target what is known as adipose fat, the loose connective tissue underneath the skin. Targeting the adipose fat with RF heat gives the treatment the capability to contour and remodel skin tissue. Morpheus8 is most widely used to treat areas of the face, neck, and jawline, but can effectively treat most areas of the body. In addition, because the treatment involves micro-needling, which penetrates RF energy under the deep layers of the dermis via tiny pins or pricks, it also stimulates your body’s wound healing response into producing collagen and elastin, and encourages your body to generate healthy skin cell turnover, which in turn is what maintains your result for a long period of time.
What Type of Results Can be Expected?
Reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles
Tighten loose skin
Smoothen out a rough skin texture
Improve the appearance of acne scarring
Treat loose, crepey skin on the knees, arms, elbows, and abdominal area
Define the contours in the face and body in a non-surgical way
Further enhancements due to continuous collagen and elastin production
Visible results can be seen within a few days of the first treatment. But as with all procedures, there is a waiting time before you can see the full results. For the Morpheus8 procedure, the three-week mark will show you far more noticeable results but improvements can continue up to three months post-treatment.
So, how many treatments does it take? In most cases, it takes at least two to three Morpheus8 treatment sessions to see desired results. For mild cosmetic concerns, one treatment may be enough. However, if your doctor recommended multiple Morpheus8 procedures, they are spaced around four to five weeks apart.
What to Expect During Consultation
We begin all appointments with a consultation. During the consultation, we review he area(s) of concern, and review your medical history. It is important to fully disclose your medical history prior to treatment as certain allergies, skin & neurological conditions or medications can jeopardize your safety or results.
We will then complete a telemedicine consultation with the Nurse Practitioner who will be verifying your health history, dose and consent for treatment.
What to Expect During Treatment
You will be required to come in for your appointment at least an hour prior to your treatment time. Our staff will prep and cleanse the treatment site. Topical numbing cream will be applied prior to the Morpheus8 treatment to make it much more comfortable. It can be arranged to pick up numbing cream prior to your apointmnt and applied at home before the treamtment, The Morpheus8 device will be passed two to three times on the treated area and will work on the subdermal level of the skin.
What to Expect Post Procedure
The majority of patients usually resume their regular activities almost immediately after treatment. Although relatively rare, some patients may experience minor side effects, such as skin redness, itchiness, and a bit of swelling. If this happens, it’s only normal and there’s no need to worry. They may last a few days at most and will clear up on their own without needing further medication. SPF must be worn when going outside. Direct sunlight must be avoided for a few weeks. Discontinue the use of any Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Retinol and Vitamin C for 48 hours. No exercising or strenuous activity for 24 hours. It is recommended to have 3- 5 treatments for best results 3-6 weeks apart