WHAT IS MORPHEUS 8?
Morpheus 8 is a device that is designed to combine microneedling and radio frequency to achieve deep fractional remodeling. The Morpheus 8 doesn’t just address the superficial tissue; it directs energy towards the adipose fat that is notorious for creating jowls, bra rolls, and more.
WHAT IS MICRONEEDLING WITH RADIO FREQUENCY?
Radio frequency is a type of energy that has been scientifically proven to provoke collagen remodeling. Microneedling is a technique of creating tiny puncture wounds in the superficial dermis to stimulate an increase in the production of collagen, elastin, and new skin cells. Several radio frequency devices have been developed in the past decade. This energy is safe and effective for cosmetic improvements that include scar reduction and skin tightening. The Morpheus 8 combines the two, delivering the thermal energy of radio frequency waves to deeper layers of tissue via the adjustable microneedles. Ultimately, microneedling with radio frequency affects both the epidermis and the dermis for maximum results.
HOW DOES MORPHEUS 8 COMPARE TO OTHER MICRONEEDLING TREATMENTS?
The Morpheus 8 is FDA approved as a Subdermal Adipose Remodeling Device, or SARD. This demonstrates a crucial difference between this device and standard microneedling. During a Morpheus 8 treatment, the provider can adjust the ultra-sharp microneedles to a depth of up to 4 millimeters, deeper than any other microneedling device to date.
IS MICRONEEDLING WITH RADIOFREQUENCY PAINFUL?
It is important to us that our patients have access to the treatments they want without the fear of intolerable discomfort. Microneedling with radio frequency is conducted after a topical anesthetic has been applied to the skin. Within approximately thirty minutes, the cream desensitizes epidermal nerve endings to reduce the sensations from radio frequency to a mild heat. This also significantly reduces or eliminates the sensation of the microneedles passing over the skin.
In addition to numbing superficial tissue with topical anesthetic, we also offer patients the opportunity to increase their physical and emotional comfort using ProNox®. This self-delivery nitrous oxide system puts the power in your hands as you undergo the treatment of your choice.
WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR MICRONEEDLING WITH RF?
Many adults are excellent candidates for microneedling with radio frequency. This minimally-invasive technique may be ideal for you if you wish to reduce the appearance of:
- Acne or acne scars
- Poor skin texture
- Sun damage
- Deep lines and creases
- Mild sagging or jowls
- Enlarged pores
- Stretch marks
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS AFTER TREATMENT WITH MORPHEUS 8?
Side effects of Morpheus 8 may include transient redness and swelling. It is possible that some patients may experience temporary bruising. The microneedling aspect of treatment may leave tiny points on the skin that crust and flake off. Mild tenderness or soreness may result from the absorption of RF energy and can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication. Our team will discuss the side effects you might experience during your consultation and decision regarding the extent of your treatment plan.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE NEEDED TO SEE RESULTS?
Optimal results may be achieved in as little as one treatment or through a series of treatments conducted over a period of several weeks. We can make an accurate estimate of treatment outcome by observing the condition of your skin, including texture, tone, and laxity, during your consultation.
HOW SOON AFTER TREATMENT CAN I WEAR MAKEUP?
If microneedling and radio frequency with Morpheus 8 is performed as a stand-alone treatment, it may be possible to apply makeup as soon as the day after treatment. Adding adjunct procedures may increase that gap up to one week.