What Is Morpheus8?
Morpheus8 is a fractional skin treatment that stimulates collagen production of the underlying layers of the dermis. By targeting the deeper layers of the skin, tissues of the face and body can be remodeled to reveal a more radiant youthful appearance.
What Areas Can Be Treated?
Morpheus8 can be used on any areas that can benefit from resurfacing and subdermal renewal. The most commonly treated areas include the face, periorbital area, abdomen, thighs, legs, and buttocks.
How Does Morpheus8 Differ from Regular Microneedling?
Microneedling is a foundational collagen induction treatment. It works in a purely mechanical sense. During standard microneedling treatment, the skin is rejuvenated through the creation of micro-injuries. This is achieved with several tiny needles that penetrate the skin in a controlled, stamping manner. Morpheus8 takes the mechanical action of standard microneedling and enhances it with radiofrequency. Each time the tiny microneedles stamp the skin, they create channels and also deliver controlled radiofrequency energy into them simultaneously. The benefit of these complementary techniques is that your body will engage in a prolonged period of collagen remodeling, resulting in the following improvements:
- Smoother skin texture
- Reduction in fine lines
- Correction of dark spots and sun damage
- More even skin tone
- Reduction in acne scarring and stretch marks
- More radiant complexion
- Subtle skin tightening
How Safe is it to Use Morpheus8?
Morpheus8 is considered a safe and effective non-surgical treatment for mild to moderate cosmetic concerns related to sun damage and aging. Significant side effects are very rare. These risks include bleeding, infection, and hyperpigmentation. We select patients with the utmost caution to reduce these risks. Most often, the side effects of this treatment are limited to flushing and a sunburned sensation that lasts about five days.
How Can I Treat Scabbing after Morpheus8 Treatment?
Scabbing can occur after Morpheus8 treatment because the tiny microneedles penetrate the skin, leaving behind temporary micro-injuries. These tiny channels heal within hours but, in some cases, leave tiny dots. These scabs must be left to slough off naturally. Rubbing or picking them, even using an exfoliating scrub, can cause scarring or hyperpigmentation. If you develop scabs after your Morpheus8 treatment, simply follow your post-treatment care instructions to the letter.
How Often Can I Have Morpheus8 Done?
The actions stimulated by your Morpheus8 treatment continue for about three months. After 28 days, the collagen in the treated area is significantly improved, but may not be where you want it to be for the most enduring results. It's safe to receive this treatment as often as monthly. Depending on your goals, your provider may suggest that you schedule a series of about three treatments scheduled four to six weeks apart.
How Long do the Results from Morpheus8 Treatment Last?
Your tissue recovery and remodeling, and degradation, occur at your unique rate. This can depend on your age and natural collagen production, which declines as you get older. It may also be influenced by your diet, stress, sleep, and sun exposure. Generally, we expect the results of Morpheus8 to last a year or longer. They can last up to three years. Because collagen production is slow all throughout adulthood and collagen fibers break down due to biological changes and sun exposure, it can be advantageous to maintain annual or semi-annual touch-up treatments with your trusted provider.
How Many Sessions Are Recommended?
Your practitioner will recommend the optimal number of sessions to be performed based on your personal objectives. Treatment times and frequency will be specifically tailored to obtain the optimal results.
How Quickly Will I See Results?
Visible results can be seen within a few days, but typically after three weeks the most noticeable results appear. Improvements continue up to three months after treatment.
What is the Benefit of Fractionated Energy?
Radiofrequency (RF) energy is a scientifically proven method to remodel and rebuild collagen. It is minimally invasive, using a matrix of micro pins to renew the deeper layers of the skin with almost no patient downtime.
Can Anyone Use Morpheus8?
The benefit of Morpheus8’s color blind technology is that it can be used on all skin types. The unique properties allow even darker tones to be treated.
Can This Be Used in Combination With Other Treatments?
Yes, Morpheus8 can be used in the same treatment session, or a few days after other treatments. Morpheus8 can also be combined with other lnMode energy treatments or injectables to achieve more extensive results.
When Can I Put Make-up on After Treatment?
Since patient downtime is minimal, makeup can be applied 1 to 2 days after the treatment. Patients should expect to see micro lesions a few days after treatment and slight redness depending on treatment parameters.
What Kind of Post Procedure Care is Required?
Patients should moisturize the treatment area and avoid direct sun exposure. It is also recommended that patients use a broad spectrum sunscreen every day. In addition to reducing the risk of skin cancer, sunscreens also slow the aging process.