Morpheus8® Treatment is a minimally invasive skin procedure that targets the subdermal layers of skin and tissue. It’s designed to induce production of elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid in the skin, leading to improvement of soft tissue laxity and volume loss. It uses radiofrequency energy with micro needling to tighten the skin, and to create more volume and elastic tissue. It may be combined with FaceTite, BodyTite, or performed alone.
Morpheus8’s versatility comes from the different microneedle configurations to cover people from head to toe, including the Prime 12 pin, the Resurfacing 24 pin, the Morpheus8 24 pin, and the Body 40 pin. Each configuration has its own depth control to deliver clinically proven RF energy at the precise depth required to correct a variety of cosmetic concerns all over the body, not just the face, neck, and hands. If you are concerned about dimpling on your thighs, loose skin under your upper arms, sagging skin on your back or torso, or anywhere on your chest, neck, or face, Morpheus8 may be just the game changing approach you’ve been waiting for.
Dr. Tag can use Morpheus8 almost anywhere on the body. The most commonly treated areas are the face, upper and lower eyelids, neck, arms and abdomen. Morpheus8 may also be used to treat sagging tissues along the jawline, the upper arms, upper knee region, and other areas where there has been loss of skin elasticity.
One of Morpheus8’s most notable benefits is that it works well with all skin tones and has minor risk of hyperpigmentation. Where some cosmetic treatments are recommended only for lighter skin, Morpheus8 works equally well with light and dark skin tones.
What can it do?
- tighten skin that has become lax
- improve skin elasticity
- reduce fine lines and wrinkles
- smooth skin that has become rough
- even skin tone and lighten areas of discoloration
- reduce unwanted superficial fat deposits
- make skin look younger and more radiant
- minimize stretch marks
- reduce discoloration from acne
- reduce cellulite
- reduce symptoms of hyperhidrosis
- make scar tissue less noticeable
The procedure is performed in our office while you are fully awake, and usually it requires only topical anesthesia. Once the area is numb, the Morpheus8 handheld device with 24 micro needle electrodes are placed on the skin. Once deployed into the dermis, these tiny electrodes precisely deliver fractionated thermal energy into the deep layers of the skin where the concentration of collagen is the highest. Fractionated heat zones are created within the dermis, without injury to the outer skin. The process is repeated along the entire area in need of treatment. Radiofrequency heat delivery into the treated areas stimulates dermal remodeling with new elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid formation, resulting in visible skin improvement.
Morpheus8 can also be combined with other treatments for even greater effect. It can be particularly useful to pair Morpheus8 with FaceTite, an advanced RF treatment that reduces fullness and tightens loose skin in the lower face. The combination of minimally invasive procedures can produce results that are comparable to a facelift.
Morpheus8 Body takes fractional resurfacing to new depths, delivering the deepest fractional treatments possible by penetrating up to 8 mm into the subdermal tissue. Morpheus8 Body combines the effectiveness of micro needling with radiofrequency energy to remodel the adipose layer, which previously was not achievable. The microneedles penetrate the subdermal layer—up to 8 mm, making it an effective tool to use virtually anywhere on the body—where a pulse of radiofrequency (RF) energy radiates through the adipose layer. In comparison, other companies only go to 3mm, while our Morpheus8 for the face already went to 4mm, making this DOUBLE the depth of anything on the market. Adipose tissue is smoothed out and reduced, and the micro injuries caused by the needles induce collagen production, tightening the skin and prompting the body’s healing response to kick in. Your treatment area appears smoother, tighter, and younger with a more pleasing silhouette.
Equipped with Burst mode RF technology, Morpheus8 Body automatically deploys bipolar RF energy to multi-level treatment depths in a single cycle. The ability to target tissue sequentially at three levels, in millisecond intervals, allows for a significant reduction in treatment times, minimizes skin injury, increases treatment uniformity, and enables customized full body fractional procedures.
Morpheus8 Body can be combined with BodyTite with or without liposuction to significantly improve contour, skin tightening, and fat reduction.
How many sessions will I need?
For the best results, 3-5 sessions of Morpheus8 spaced 4-6 weeks apart. This will vary depending on specific concerns.
What is the downtime?
Downtime after Morpheus8 varies from 2 days to 2 weeks. Some redness, bruising, and swelling are to be expected after your treatment, and small scabs will form in the area treated.
How quickly will i see results?
Visible results can be seen within a few days, but typically after three weeks the more noticeable results appear. Improvements continue up to 3-6 months after treatment.
what kind of post procedure care is required?
Patients should moisturize the treatment area and avoid direct sun exposure. It is also recommended that patients use a good, broad-spectrum sunscreen every day. In addition to reducing their future risk of skin cancer, sunscreens also reduce wrinkles and slow the aging process.
When can i put makeup on after treatment?
Since patient downtime is minimal, makeup can be applied 1 to 2 days after the treatment. Patients should expect to see micro lesions a few days after treatment and slight redness for up to 1 week depending on treatment parameters.