Morpheus8 is a minimally invasive skin treatment that combines microneedling with radiofrequency energy to bring about the rejuvenation of the skin. A Morpheus8 treatment session can help with the following:
- Skin blemishes
- Acne and acne scars
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Uneven skin tone
- Enlarged pores
How Morpheus8 works
Morpheus8 is a combination of radiofrequency and microneedling. Individually, these two procedures are known to offer significant skin rejuvenation for those suffering from signs of aging, sun damage, scars and more. They work together to provide an even more powerful treatment that offers real results requiring little to no downtime.
Some people confuse Morpheus8 radiofrequency microneedling with laser treatments. Morpheus8 uses radiofrequency energy waves, which transmit thermal energy into the collagen within the skin. The waves will be flowing between electrodes placed on the skin’s surface. Thermal energy is transmitted through skin layers with little resistance, stimulating the production of brand new collagen and elastin to tighten your skin.
In contrast to radiofrequency, lasers rely upon tightly focused light beams that are converted into thermal energy within the skin.
A Morpheus8 treatment for the full face and neck costs about $1,200 on average. Keep in mind that the cost of the procedure can vary widely, depending upon various factors. To determine the cost of your individual Morpheus8 procedure, contact your provider and schedule a consultation. Once they learn of your treatment goals and individual situation, they can provide you with a realistic cost for your treatment.
About an hour before the start of your Morpheus8 procedure, your dermatologist will likely apply a topical numbing agent to the area of treatment so that you don’t experience any pain or discomfort. They will then use the Morpheus8 equipment, gently placing it against your skin. The tip of the device contains needles that transmit the precise amount of radiofrequency energy at the exact depth needed. Your practitioner has precise control over penetration depth and will continue until you achieve the results that you desire.
Radiofrequency microneedling is a well-tolerated procedure that results in very few unexpected complications. Some normal effects after a Morpheus8 treatment include:
- Some initial discomfort immediately after the procedure
- Mild redness and swelling, which normally subsides within an hour or so
- Tiny crusted areas in the treatment site, which should not be picked at by the patient
Allow 24 hours to pass before cleaning your skin with a gentle cleanser or warm water. Pat (do not rub) your skin until dry. Make sure your hands are clean when touching your skin. As your skin will be somewhat sensitive for awhile, it’s a good idea to apply a good, neutral moisturizer to your skin to protect it until some new skin tissue develops.
- Avoid direct sun exposure for at least 24 hours.
- Do not go swimming for at least 24 hours after your treatment.
- Avoid activities, like vigorous exercise, that can cause you to sweat or your skin to heat.
- Avoid applying products containing alpha-hydroxy acids, beta-hydroxy acids, retinoids, or vitamin C products for at least 48 hours after your treatment.
Morpheus8 Recovery Timeline
As a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatment, Morpheus8 involves a very short recovery time. In fact, you should be able to return to work or resume normal activities immediately after your procedure.
First Two Days
Within a day of your procedure, apply a good sunscreen when venturing outdoors, as your skin will be somewhat sensitive at this time. Avoid sunscreens with chemicals like caprylic acid, high salicylic acid, and others that could pass through your skin and into your body, as the outer barrier of your skin will have broken down temporarily.
Avoid applying makeup to treated skin until 48 hours after your Morpheus8 treatment.
Three Months Post
Within three months, you should be looking at the full effects of your Morpheus8 skin rejuvenation treatment. Problems like facial scars, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, and blemishes should be noticeably diminished by this time. Most people undergo multiple Morpheus8 treatments for cumulative results. Depending upon your provider, you should be able to undergo a treatment about once every month until you achieve the results that you desire.