When looking to invest in any new technology for our office, we make sure it offers something truly unique and impactful for our patients. Which is why we are thrilled to introduce the Morpheus8 to our toolkit. A combination of microneedling and radiofrequency, it penetrates deeper into the skin than any other device on the market, and gives truly transformative results.
Here’s just how it works, who it’s for, and what you can expect.
How It Works
Morpheus8 combines two powerful modalities, microneedling and radiofrequency, for maximum impact. Fine gold-tipped microneedles penetrate at different depths to stimulate the skin’s natural repair process in the dermal layer to boost collagen and elastin production. Radiofrequency energy then penetrates even deeper to target the subdermal fat to contour and shape for a more toned and sculpted look. The Morpheus 8 doesn’t just address superficial tissue; it directs energy toward the underlying tissue that is notorious for creating problem areas. It’s the first and only full-body fractional technology to morph the aging face and contour the body — with minimal downtime.
Is It Right for Me?
Morpheus8 tones, tightens, lifts, and shapes. This treatment can be done on almost any area of the body that exhibit wrinkles, sagginess, discoloration or acne scarring, with the most popular bring the lower face and neck. While other resurfacing lasers help to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, Morpheus8 firms and tightens the underlying tissue for a more contoured result.
What Can I Expect?
The procedure takes about 20 minutes with a 45 minute numbing time prior. You will experience mild redness and slight swelling immediately post-treatment, but you will be free to return to normal activities the following day.
It takes about 3 months to see final results from one treatment as the collagen and fat tissue need time to remodel. But our patients are loving the results, especially the improved tightening and shaping that we haven’t been able to achieve with other modalities. Because each treatment builds on the next for comprehensive remodeling, a series of 3-4 treatments, spaced about 4 weeks apart, delivers the very best lifted ad contoured effects.
What’s the Difference between Fractora & Morpheus8?
This is such a great question. While the Fractora and Morpheus both use microneedling and radiofrequency, their technological nuances target different needs. The Fractora, by using uncoated tips and penetrating to more shallow depths, primarily resurfaces the skin to reduce crepiness and fine lines and wrinkles. The Morpheus8 uses coated tips that penetrate much more deeply to reach the fat tissue and give a more sculpted foundation for your skin. The treatments can be very complementary, and in fact, we sometimes use BOTH during the same treatment session. During a consultation, we discuss what your skin goals are and whether one modality or two can best help you achieve those.
What If I Want to Brighten and Tighten?
One of our most popular combination therapies uses the brightening of Lumecca IPL with the lifting and contouring of the Morpheus8. Talk about the power of science! The Lumecca treatment uses targeted light to eliminate age spots, redness, broken blood vessels, and freckles to illuminate the skin. Morpheus8 uses radiofrequency and microneedles to work deeper in the layers that contain collagen, elastin, and fat tissue. This really neat thing about this duo is that it repairs different types of sun damage. Cumulative UV damage causes our collagen and elastic to breakdown faster leading to sagginess while other UV damage causes discoloration and sun spots. Diligent SPF use is always my first recommendation, but if the damage has been done, this combination therapy works wonders.
To learn more about Morpheus8 and if it’s the right treatment for you, call our office at 203.764.2230 or email us at email@example.com.