Morpheus 8-Microneedling/Radio Frequency
The most recent advances in non-surgical skin rejuvenation include the Morpheus 8 device. Morpheus 8 combines both micro-needling and radio frequency to treat the epidermis and the underlying dermis for maximum results.
Micro-needling is a technique which creates tiny puncture wounds in the superficial dermis to stimulate and increase the production of collagen, elastin and new skin cells.
Radio frequency is a type of energy that has been scientifically proven to promote collagen remodeling by delivering the thermal energy of radio frequency waves to deeper layers of tissue via adjustable microneedles.
Morpheus 8 doesn’t just address superficial tissue like micro-needling does; it penetrates layers beneath the dermis and directs energy towards the adipose fat that is notorious for creating jowls, bra rolls, and more. Morpheus 8 can also prevent and reverse the signs of aging by effectively targeting deep tissue, leading to fractional remodeling of the skin and stimulation of collagen production. Wrinkles, lines and saggy skin are markedly diminished as a result.
Several radio frequency devices have been developed in the past decade. The energy has been studied to be safe and effective.
The energy used in skin tightening is in the ballpark of 450 kilohertz, which is on the slow end of the radio frequency range. To put it in greater perspective, the wavelength used in radio frequency skin tightening is about 100 million times slower than visible light, and over 1 billion times slower than an X ray.
Most micro-needling devices can penetrate 1-2 mm beneath the skin. During a Morpheus 8 treatment, we can adjust the micro-needles to a depth of up to 4 millimeters which is deeper than any other micro-needling device. Combined with the fractional technology and heat, there is no other comparative non invasive treatment on the market.
It is important to us that our patients have access to the treatments they want without the fear of intolerable discomfort. Micro-needling 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 very mild heat. This also significantly reduces or eliminates the sensation of the micro-needles passing over the skin.
Many adults are excellent candidates for micro needling with radio frequency since our skin starts to lose elasticity in our thirties. Radio frequency treatments are ideal for you if you are searching for facial rejuvenation and skin tightening.
The minimally-invasive technique is an ideal way to prevent the signs of aging through a more conservative and non invasive method. Patients who are interested in achieving tighter, smoother skin but prefer to do so without surgery and its risks may be ideal candidates. Individuals who have previously undergone facelifts and are seeking maintenance are also great candidates.
It also eliminates or reduces the appearance of:
Acne or acne scars
Poor skin texture
Deep lines and creases
Mild neck sagging or jowls
Small pockets of fat or laxity of abdominal skin
Although not listed as a specific indication, many patients also note improved appearance of cellulite treated areas.
Side effects of Morpheus 8 may include transient redness and swelling. It is possible that some patients may experience temporary bruising. The micro-needling aspect of treatment may leave tiny points on the skin that crust and flake off. This should be expected and usually resolves within 3-7 days. Most people are able to leave the office with mild redness which resolves within 24-48 hours.
Some conditions such as implantation of any metal devices are contraindicated. We will discuss the side effects and contraindications you might experience during your consultation and help you make a decision regarding the extent of your treatment plan.
Optimal results are achieved through a series of 3-4 treatments depending on the area being treated. Treatment sessions last about 15 minutes to 1 hour depending on size of area treated. Treatments are spaced over a period of 3-5 weeks and improvement is frequently seen after just one treatment.
Improvements can continue for up to 3 months after post treatment and typically last several years.
We can make an accurate estimate of treatment outcome by observing the condition of your skin, including texture, tone, and laxity, during your consultation. Results typically last several years.
It is usually possible to apply makeup as soon as the day after treatment.
All Morpheus treatments can be combined with PRP which can enhance the healing and rejuvenation process. (insert description for PRP as link)
If you’d like to schedule a complimentary consultation and learn if you are a candidate for the procedure, please contact us