What Is Morpheus8?
Morpheus8 is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatment that combines microneedling with radiofrequency (RF) energy. This process involves making micropunctures in the skin using tiny needles, similar to the SkinPen® procedure, while delivering RF energy for additional tissue remodeling. As both the dermis and epidermis are treated, this signals the body’s natural healing response, stimulating the production of new collagen and elastin in these skin layers. Kevan Petterson, DNP, ARNP and his team offer the Morpheus8 treatment for those wanting to improve their skin tone and texture, while achieving a tightening effect for beautiful, youthful skin.
What Are the Benefits of Morpheus8?
Morpheus8 is an exciting skin care solution as it incorporates the benefits of both microneedling and RF treatments into one procedure. Some of the most notable advantages to choosing Morpheus8 for your skin concerns include:
- Minimally invasive procedure
- Considered safe for all skin tones, including those with dark skin
- Can be performed on virtually any body area
- Helps diminish wrinkles, mild sagging, scarring, age spots, and more
Who Is a Candidate for Morpheus8?
Candidates for Morpheus8 often suffer from mildly sagging skin in varying areas of the body, namely the neck and face (though the treatment can be performed on almost any area). Patients deemed eligible for Morpheus8 may also want to reduce the appearance of acne scars, fine lines, or wrinkles. Unlike certain laser treatments, candidates for Morpheus8 are not limited to those with light skin.
If you are suffering from more pronounced sagging, wrinkles, or fine lines, this treatment may be ideal for you. BOTOX® Cosmetic can be a wonderful add-on treatment for those with moderate to severe facial wrinkles to keep the lines from reforming. Our team will gladly advise you if you are unsure about which procedure is right for you.
What Does the Morpheus8 Treatment Involve?
To begin your Morpheus8 treatment session, your skin care professional will apply a numbing cream to the target area, ensuring your comfort throughout your appointment. Once this takes effect, the Morpheus8 handheld device will be slowly guided across your skin, allowing the microneedles to puncture your skin and the RF heat to be delivered. Every Morpheus8 treatment is customized to the specific needs of the patient, as the RF energy can be adjusted to reach different depths for optimal improvement.
A treatment with the Morpheus8 device takes about 60 minutes, but varies depending on the size of the area being treated. The whole procedure time, including numbing, takes about two and a half to three hours. You may feel moderate discomfort during the process, but our team will make sure any discomfort is minimized. After your procedure, you can expect redness, slight swelling, and possibly bruising for the first few days. You will be provided with post-treatment care instructions to help you heal properly and achieve the best possible results.
How Painful is Morpheus8?
Some patients experience moderate discomfort when the device is guided across the treatment area, but the numbing agent we apply should help to diminish any significant pain. Our providers can also inject additional lidocaine for those who need it.
What Can I Expect After My Morpheus8 Treatment?
Generally speaking, Morpheus8 does not require a lengthy recovery period. Patients are often able to return to work or other everyday activities directly after treatment. However, some patients may want to postpone social events for a few days, due to having some minor side effects like redness, swelling, or bruising in the treatment area.
Are There Any Side Effects to Morpheus8?
Side effects to Morpheus8 are usually fairly minimal. You may experience a certain degree of swelling, itchiness, redness, or scabbing, but these should gradually fade in the days following your procedure. If you are concerned about potential side effects, a member of our team can discuss any risks to which you may be susceptible.
How Long Does Morpheus8 Last?
Initial results from Morpheus8 can typically be seen within the first few weeks of treatment, with additional tightening in the next three months. One to three treatments are usually recommended, but this can vary depending on the type and severity of a patient’s skin concerns. Morpheus8 results tend to last for about a year, which is why our skin care professionals recommend yearly follow-up sessions to help maintain the rejuvenative effects of their treatment.
How Much Does Morpheus8 Cost?
The average cost of a Morpheus8 treatment series is approximately $3,000. However, every treatment plan differs and, therefore, so will the cost. Factors that may influence your Morpheus8 cost include the number of treatment sessions you need and the experience of your aesthetic professional. Our team will provide you with a cost quote for your treatment plan to help you budget accordingly.