Morpheus8 is considered one of the top microneedling treatments for various areas of the face and body. It is a minimally invasive procedure that utilizes radiofrequency energy to remodel and contour the face. It penetrates deep into the skin and fat for smoother skin. As a result, you can reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, remodel some areas of unwanted fat, and restore a youthful look without surgery or lasers.
Morpheus8 is adaptable to treat areas of all shapes and sizes, some of which may be difficult to target with other treatment options, and it can be combined with other treatments for optimal results. If you want to see long-term improvements in your skin, then Morpheus8 is your best option.
What is Morpheus8?
Morpheus8 is a device that combines microneedling with radiofrequency technology for fractional resurfacing that stimulates collagen production. By targeting the deeper layers of the skin, the building blocks will reorganize themselves in a natural anti-aging process. There is little to no damage to the dermis, and the procedure provides an extremely uniform effect.
Morpheus8 delivers fractional resurfacing and subdermal treatments, penetrating tissue up to 5 millimetres to stimulate collagen production. It can be performed with three interchangeable fractional tips with different microneedle configurations:
- 12-pin Morpheus8 Prime for small narrow areas such as the periorbital zone and upper lip
- 24-pin Morpheus8 for larger facial areas such as the forehead, nasolabial folds, jawlines, and neck
- 24-pin Morpheus8 Resurfacing for the treatment of superficial conditions, including scarring
What Does Morpheus8 Do?
Morpheus8 microneedling treatments work to reduce signs of aging and cystic acne. Typically patients request Morpheus8 for one or more of the following:
- Nasal labial fold lines
- Bags under the eyes
- Frown lines
- Troublesome aging lines on the cheeks and neck
- Cystic acne
- Acne scars
How Does Morpheus8 Work?
Morpheus8 is a relatively simple procedure that uses neither anesthesia nor intravenous (IV) sedation because patients typically feel no significant discomfort. During the procedure, a topical numbing cream is applied to the area of the face that the patient wishes to improve. Then a device delivers radio frequency energy through micro-pins under the skin’s surface. The tips and pins can be increased or decreased depending on the amount of radiofrequency needed. The total time for the procedure is typically about one and a half hours, depending on the size of the skin area treated.
Following the Morpheus8 procedure, patients may return to normal activities. There may be a little swelling and bruising, which can be controlled using ice packs. It is possible for the face to feel a bit tight, and this will disappear after a few days. Often the total recovery time for a Morpheus8 procedure is less than an hour.
You may find that during the healing phase, your skin looks worse, but that is simply your body performing the natural healing process to the sustained micro-injuries. After about a week, you will find that your skin looks like new!
How Many Morpheus8 Treatments are Needed?
Typically patients can expect to have between one and three Morpheus8 treatments. The exact regimen will depend on visible signs of aging, the patient’s goals and desired outcome, and the opinion of the Morpheus8 specialist. The definitive way to know how many treatments you will need is to book a consultation with a licensed esthetician at Beauty Med in Richmond Hill.
What are the Benefits of Morpheus8?
Morpheus8 is a safe and minimally invasive procedure with several benefits:
- Morpheus8 can be used on facial soft tissue and small hard-to-reach treatment areas where other treatments may not be effective.
- Morpheus8 is safe on skin types up to and including VI, with little risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
- Morpheus8 can result in smoother, even-textured skin, reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks, and reduce the size of visible pores.
- Morpheus8 can repair sun damage, which can be maintained by regularly using sunscreen or moisturizer with SPF.
- Morpheus8 can improve facial sagging.
Are There Any Risks or Side Effects Associated With Morpheus8?
As with any procedure, there is a small chance of side effects from Morpheus8. They can include:
- Slight bruising
- Slight oozing
In extremely rare cases, other side effects can include hyperpigmentation, bleeding, or infection. In general, patients find that the benefits far outweigh the risks.
Who Should Get Morpheus8?
Candidates for Morpheus8 are healthy, non-smoking patients with no other serious medical conditions. They are typically men and women between the ages of 30 and 55 with visible signs of aging that they would like to improve. They may also have active acne or acne scars that do not respond to oral and/or topical medications.
To determine if you are a candidate for a Morpheus8 treatment, book a consultation with a licensed esthetician at Beauty Med.
What Parts of the Body Can Benefit from Morpheus8?
Morpheus8 can be used on any area of the body that may benefit from sub-dermal renewal. Typically patients get a Morpheus8 treatment for the face and neck, but it can be used anywhere there are wrinkles, discoloration, or acne scarring. Morpheus8 is also often used on the abdomen to tighten loose skin with underlying fatty tissue.
Tighter, smoother, more youthful-looking skin can be achieved in as little as one Morpheus8 treatment. If you are interested in booking a procedure like Morpheus8 in Richmond Hill or want to learn more about how it can benefit you, contact Beauty Med today, and a licensed esthetician will be happy to answer your questions or book a free consultation.