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Morpheus8 is a highly advanced, FDA-approved, and minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatment. The technique combines microneedle rf (radiofrequency) to tighten and brighten loose and dull skin, as well as reduce puffiness around the eyelids and cheekbones.
Since this technology is all the rage nowadays, everyone’s asking a lot of questions. So, here’s everything you need to know about Morpehus8: before and after.
What You Need to Know About Morpheus8: Before and After
Morpheus8 is capable of penetrating and treating the deepest layers of the skin. This is what makes it amazing for resurfacing, skin tightening, and anti-aging. This extremely innovative high-frequency technology produces consistent results by stimulating collagen production in the skin, thus enhancing its appearance and elasticity.
What makes Morpheus8 so appealing is that it does not require any downtime, is free from side effects, and uncertainties commonly associated with beauty products, and is cheaper as compared to costly surgical and other cosmetic interventions.
Moreover, Morpheus8 does not cause any post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, i.e., it does not darken the treated areas of your skin.
Morpheus8 is suitable for individuals struggling with:
- Acne and/or acne scars
- Sun damage
- Dull and/or darkened skin
- Rough skin
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Stretch marks
- Inflamed pores
- Sagging/loose skin
- Maintaining the results of a facelift
Morpheus8 might not be an appropriate option for individuals struggling with the following:
- Rosacea (blushing or visible blood vessels on the face)
- Active acne
- Open wounds or lesions
- Herpes simplex
- Metal allergies
- Skin healing from surgical procedures or cosmetic treatments acquired during the last three months
- Sunburned/excessively tanned skin
Now that we’ve got the basics down, let’s find out how the procedure works, what are its benefits, and how long the results last.
What Is Morpheus8?
Morpheus8 is a state-of-the-art subdermal adipose remodelling device (SARD) that combines radiofrequency (rf) technology and micro-needling. Morpheus8 rf microneedling is scientifically established to restore collagen within the inner cutaneous layers in various regions of the body.
SARD uses gold-plated micro-needles to deliver radiofrequency signals of up to 4 millimeters within the deeper layers of the skin. This causes micro-lesions within the skin that activates its natural healing processes. This ultimately promotes collagen and elastin production, which results in firmer, smoother, and remodeled skin.
Since Morpheus8 penetrates the subdermal layers of the skin, it not only tantalizes the underlying tissues but also helps disrupt superficial fat. This is why clients request Morpheus8 treatment on the neck, face, and jawline, and also on the abdomen and buttocks.
Morpheus8 is safe for all skin types. The benefits of this treatment include:
- Reducing acne scars
- Stimulates collagen production in deeper skin layers
- Effectively contouring, lifting, and tightening sagging skin
- Smoothing and improving rough skin
- Color-blind technology; minimal risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH)
- Minimizes the appearance of stretch marks
The Morpheus8 device (SARD) works similarly to a microneedling tool, but rather than simply perforating the skin, it utilizes radio frequency (rf) heat to promote collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid production deep within the layers of the skin. This makes Morpheus8 more intense and more reliable than simple microneedling, and also reduces the need for many follow-up sessions.
You’ll be called in about an hour before the procedure. The specialist will apply some numbing cream to the area you have requested for treatment. In some cases, a local anaesthetic might also be given.
The Morpheus8 device is then passed at least two to three times over the treatment area. During the procedure, the heat from the radiofrequency can be adjusted according to the anticipated skin depth (superficial, medium, and deep). This unique feature of Morpheus8 helps treat the exact skin problem.
A little discomfort might be experienced from the high-pressure high-heat of the device, but Morpehus8 is not painful. Moreover, skin specialists perform field tests on the skin beforehand to evade any adverse effects of the high-frequency energy.
On average, the entire procedure lasts around 15 minutes to an hour; however, the exact duration depends on the size of the treated area.
Since Morpheus8 is minimally invasive, there isn’t any downtime after the procedure. However, based on the level of your treatment, the specialist might advise you not to touch or wash the treated area for about 12 hours to minimize the risk of infection. The specialist will also give you some post-treatment care tips.
Morpheus8 results are visible after a few days; however, the full efficacy of the treatment is usually apparent after about three weeks.
Based on how many sessions you received, long-term improvement is seen within three months. For the best results, one to three treatments a month is required, but this also depends on the skin condition and the size of the area to be treated.
However, please note that the results of Morpheus8 are not permanent. They usually last for around 12 to 18 months. As with all skincare treatments, Morpheus8 cannot permanently stop the normal aging process – the procedure simply maintains the health and strength of the skin.
To prolong the effectiveness of the treatment, maintain a regular and resilient skincare routine that involves the daily application of SPF 30 sunscreen. Also, schedule yearly upkeep appointments.
The cost of Morpheus8 mainly depends on the area being treated. It also varies if various areas are being treated simultaneously. Most specialists offer packages that generally include three treatments.
Generally, Morpheus8 can cost anywhere between $700 to $900 for a complete facial. The neck costs roughly the same. For full body treatment, you’re looking at about $1,400 to $1,800.
However, considering that the treatment is minimally invasive, doesn’t require any downtime, and helps regenerate dermal collagen which no other cosmetic procedure does, it seems pretty worth it.
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About The AuthorDr. Syra Hanif M.D.
Board Certified Primary Care Physician
Dr. Hanif is the Director of Aesthetic Medicine. She is a board-certified physician in Aesthetic Medicine who specializes in using non-surgical alternatives in order to enhance one's appearance through Botox and fillers.Read More