Morpheus is the Greek god of dreams, but with Morpheus8, smooth, youthful skin can be a reality at SHarper Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. The Morpheus8 treatment can make changes to the face and other areas of the body that can give a more youthful appearance.
As we grow older, the texture and the tightness of our skin alters our appearance. But with the advent of non-surgical modalities like Morpheus8 by InMode, it is now possible to slow down signs of aging and even reverse them.
What is Morpheus8?
Using radiofrequency microneedling, Morpheus8 sends energy deep into the skin and fractionally reshapes and contours parts of the body by stimulating collagen.
Morpheus8 is the only full-body fractional technology that can enhance the face and body contours. Its energy ranges from 1mm to 4mm deep, allowing improvements on fine lines and wrinkles, skin texture and overall skin tone.
Morpheus 8 is a triple threat that includes fat coagulation, connective tissue contraction, and bulk heating. The Morpheus8 is FDA approved as a Subdermal Adipose Remodeling Device (SARD).
What does the Morpheus8 procedure entail?
Morpheus8 is performed in our luxurious medical spa without the need for any incisions. During the consultation, our expert aestheticians go over the details of the procedure and what one can expect during and after the procedure.
On the day of the procedure, we begin by cleaning and prepping the area that will be treated. We typically provide topical numbing to minimize any discomfort as there is no need for general anesthesia or sedation for this procedure. Depending on patient need, we may provide an oral medication to help patients with the procedure.
The Morpheus 8 combines radiofrequency and microneedling to deliver the thermal energy of radiofrequency waves to the deeper layers of tissue. This is achieved using adjustable microneedles that impact the epidermis and the dermis. Radiofrequency promotes the production of collagen while creating small puncture wounds in the superficial dermis, all designed to stimulate collagen, elastin, and new skin cells.
The Morpheus8 procedure can take up to an hour to perform. The device causes small microneedles to penetrate the skin to allow radio frequency to deliver heat energy into the deepest layers of the skin.
What areas does Morpheus8 treat?
Morpheus8 can effectively treat any area of the body and address fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring and skin laxity of the face. Many patients are excited to learn that the Morpheus8 can also address stretch marks, surgical scars and mild laxity on the body.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is a good candidate for Morpheus8?
The Morpheus8 treatment is an effective treatment for anyone hoping to address fine lines and wrinkles, skin texture including the appearance of pores, skin laxity or mild looseness, acne scarring, or stretch marks. The treatment is safe for all skin types and is a great addition to the AccuTite or FaceTite treatments.
Can Morpheus8 be combined with FaceTite and other treatments?
Yes, Morpheus8 can be combined with FaceTite, AccuTite, and similar treatments to create more youthful facial contours. EmbraceRF is a combination procedure that aims to enhance the lower third of the face. It can be effective in bridging the gap as a way to look younger without injectables or surgery. Combining micro-needling and radiofrequency with another radiofrequency treatment like FaceTite can be a great option for people who want tighter and smoother skin without going under the knife.
What are the results of Morpheus8?
Results start as soon as a few days after the treatment and more noticeable results will happen in three months as new collagen is created during the healing process. Makeup can be applied a day after the procedure as there can be redness for a few days. It is best to avoid direct sun exposure for a few days and, as always, sunscreen is a must!
Being a minimally invasive procedure means little to no true ‘recovery’ from the Morpheus8 treatment. It is not unusual to have some redness for a few hours to days following the procedure. Some patients experience mild swelling in the treated area for a few days. It is recommended to apply post-procedure products for a few days after the procedure.