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  • Writer's pictureStephanie Martin

What Is Morpheus8 & How Can It Benefit Your Skin?

Morpheus8 is a safe and practical, almost noninvasive modular radiofrequency fractional solution for complete subdermal adipose remodeling of the body. This micro-needling procedure, which is the only one that currently exists that is combined with radiofrequency, stimulates collagen creation within the underlying layers of the dermis. The energy from Morpheus8 targets the deeper layers of the skin in order to encourage the naturally occurring anti-aging process.

Key Benefits of Using Morpheus8

The Morpheus8 technology creates a micro-needling experience that increases collagen proliferation and works to thicken and tighten the skin due to how deep the device enters the dermis. The versatility of the Morpheus8 tool allows usage of the device on both larger and smaller parts of the body. In addition, the variety of microneedle configurations with radiofrequency energy levels that the Morpheus8 can use to delve into different depths of the skin makes it possible for a significant reduction in treatment times, minimal skin injury, and increased treatment uniformity.

Who is the Perfect Candidate for Morpheus8?

Due to Morpheus8’s color blind technology, this device can safely be used on all skin tones, including more pigmented ones. It is also safe on all six skin types, most importantly for those with type VI skin, with little risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, scarring, or reactions. This makes it stand apart from other resurfacing methods that are not as safe to use on darker skin tones. Morpheus8 can be a very effective procedure for a variety of clients who maybe be seeking help in improving the appearance of:

  • Excess fat accumulation

  • Mild sagging and jowling

  • Uneven or rough skin texture

  • Acne scarring and other scars

  • Deep lines and creases

  • Sun damage

  • Enlarged Pores

  • Stretch Marks

However, if you have any health conditions such as diseases that are activated by heat, endocrine disorders like diabetes, active skin conditions like rashes or irritation, skin disorders like keloids or sensitive fragile skin, etc., you will want to be transparent with your provider and see if it is advisable for you to have a Morpheus procedure done at this time.

What Areas of Your Body Can You Treat with Morpheus8?

Morpheus8 can be used for any parts of your body which can benefit from resurfacing and subdermal renewal. The most commonly treated areas include the face, neck, upper arms, abdomen, lower back, buttocks, thighs and legs. In these areas of the body, Morpheus8 can help reduce the look of fat accumulation; sun damage; skin sagging and softening; scarring and marks such as those from acne and stretch marks; skin texture including large pores, lines, and creases.

How Does Morpheus8 Treatment Work?

First, local anesthesia or topical cream will be used to help ensure your comfort and minimize discomfort from microneedles and radiofrequency energy penetration on your skin. Following that, the micro-needling process begins with the handheld Morpheus8 device. When being used for a subdermal fractional treatment, radiofrequency energy is delivered to the subdermal tissue in a fractioned manner treating about 5% of the area at a time. The coated needles penetrate the subdermal tissue, targeting the fat and stimulating connective tissue contraction. Simultaneousl y, directional radiofrequency energy induces bulk sub-necrotic heat in the dermis. When the treatment is underway, you may feel a prickling sensation that is followed by your skin warming up as the needles go over your skin. However, the advanced technology of Morpheus8 provides controlled and consistent heat delivery allowing for uniform treatment and results.

What Are the Benefits of Fractionated Radiofrequency Energy?

Radiofrequency energy is scientifically proven to reduce wrinkles and rebuild collagen and fat. It is minimally invasive as it uses a complex matrix of microneedles to revitalize deeper layers of the skin, thus resulting in little to no needed patient downtime. Furthermore, radiofrequency energy heats the deep layers of the skin in a controlled way to rejuvenate the collagen. The treatment improves skin complexion and texture for a more radiant and luminous appearance.

How Many Sessions of Morpheus8 are Recommended?

Depending on where your Morpheus8 treatment is on your body and what results you wish to accomplish, you can most likely expect, at the minimum, around 1 to 3 sessions. Additionally, each of these sessions will be relatively short, requiring about one hour of numbing cream and then 20-30 minutes of treatment time.

Can You Use Morpheus8 in Combination with Other Treatments?

While Morpheus8 can be used with other treatments or within a few days of different treatments, you will want to consult your provider and let them know about the other procedures you are doing simultaneously. For example, your practitioner will need to know if you have had any procedures recently, such as facial dermabrasion, facial resurfacing, or deep chemical peeling. Likewise, they will need to know if you have recently had any treatments using light, radiofrequency, or laser in the same area. To account for your skin sensitivity from your other procedures, the practitioner needs to know whether Morpheus8 treatment will be safe for you to undergo and what energy level to use for treatment.

What is Recovery Like and What Kind of Care is Required After A Morpheus8 Treatment?

Since Morpheus8 treatments are generally noninvasive, not much aftercare or recovery time is needed. Most people even return to work the following day. Directly following the treatment, you may see some bleeding from the needles; however, that will quickly subside and should only last for a few minutes. There might also be some swelling and puffiness; however, that should start to minimize within the preceding days. Your skin will be sensitive and reddened for around a week, looking and feeling like a sunburn, so it is vital to keep your skin protected from the sun through good quality broad-spectrum sunscreen and by wearing wide-brim hats to keep from having direct sun exposure. Some bruising may occur and your skin might start to crack and peel; thus, you must have a thick and good-quality moisturizer continuously.

How Soon Will You Start To See Results from the Treatment?

Typically, you will be able to start seeing the visible results from your Morpheus8 treatment within days of your procedure. However, you will likely have to wait a couple of weeks to see the more pronounced and permanent results. The full therapeutic benefit is reached 3 months after the last treatment session.

What Are the Results of the Morpheus8 Procedure?

After Morpheus8 treatment, your skin will feel more youthful and refreshed. The collagen production throughout the layers of your dermis will make your skin tighter and firmer. As a result, you will likely notice that your complexion will be more vibrant and smooth, with your overall skin’s texture and tone evened out with a subtle lift that has minimized skin laxity.

When Can You Start Wearing Makeup Again?

Since this procedure is a skin treatment, and the micro-needling with the Morpheus8 tool significantly affects the deep adipose tissue, the skin will remain sensitive for a few days. Thus it is recommended to avoid wearing makeup for at least the first two days after the procedure. Patients can likely expect to see micro-lesions a few days after treatment and redness for up to 1 week, depending on the intensity of the treatment. It is recommended to avoid makeup and minimize products that are heavy in fragrances and chemicals which may exacerbate skin irritation.

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