Sagging eyelids making you look older and more tired? Morpheus8 may offer the eyelid tightening and lifting you desire, without going under the knife.
This advanced radiofrequency microneedling treatment can stimulate collagen, smooth fine lines, and give your eyes a more lifted, youthful appearance. At Good Vibe Medical, we have extensive experience helping patients rewind time on their eyelids with Morpheus8.
How does Morpheus8 work on the eyelids?
With Morpheus8, the microneedling applicator is precisely applied over the eyelid skin. As the fine needles penetrate into the dermis, radiofrequency is emitted into the deeper layers of the eyelids.
The RF heat gradually coagulates tissue, stimulating immediate collagen contraction, as well as longer-term collagen renewal. This process reshapes and lifts the eyelid skin, while also improving its thickness, elasticity, and firmness over time.
Morpheus8 allows for adjustments in needle depth, so eyelid skin can be targeted safely and effectively. The dual microneedling and RF technology provide more significant tissue remodeling compared to standalone microneedling or RF devices.
How effective is Morpheus8 for tightening eyelids?
Based on our experience, Morpheus8 can produce noticeable tightening and lifting of the upper and lower eyelids. The results are more subtle compared to surgery, but still markedly improve hooding eyelids and early signs of sagging.
For instance, McKinzie Aesthetics Center reported that Morpheus8 helped their patients achieve a 50% improvement in the quality of their eyelid skin by using microneedling and radiofrequency (RF).
While results vary, the majority of patients see visible contouring of the eyelids and a reduction in sagging.
Is Morpheus8 suitable for treating droopy eyelids?
Yes, Morpheus8 can provide moderate correction of mildly to moderately droopy eyelids. The radiofrequency and microneedling work together to lift, tighten, and reinforce loose eyelid skin.
This makes it a good option for individuals seeking improvement in age-related eyelid hooding and mild ptosis. It may postpone the need for surgical intervention in some early-stage droopy eyelid cases.
However, Morpheus8 is not intended to replace blepharoplasty for severely droopy or sagging eyelids. The results will be more subtle in these advanced cases. But it remains a safe, non-surgical approach for individuals not ready for surgery.
Can Morpheus8 treat hooded eyes?
Yes, Morpheus8 is commonly used to reduce hooding of the upper eyelids with good effect. The radiofrequency coagulates and lifts excess eyelid skin, while the microneedling promotes collagen growth to reinforce the tissues.
This can reshape and open up the eye area. Compared to neuromodulators like Botox, Morpheus8’s tissue remodeling effects tend to last longer.
Most patients require 2-4 sessions spaced several weeks apart to achieve optimal improvement in hooded eyes. Maintenance every 1-2 years helps sustain the results.
What is the long-term effectiveness of Morpheus8 on eyelids?
Morpheus8’s blend of microneedling and radiofrequency triggers increased collagen production that continues for 6-12 months after treatment. As this collagen matures and reforms connective tissue, eyelids appear tighter and more lifted.
Based on available data, the effects of Morpheus8 on the eyelids last approximately 1-2 years on average, assuming proper skin care. This durability exceeds laser skin resurfacing for non-surgical eyelid lifting and rejuvenation.
Periodic maintenance sessions every 12-18 months are recommended to touch up results and maintain tighter, younger-looking eyelids long-term. More research is still needed to confirm effects beyond 2 years.
Can Morpheus8 be used on upper eyelids?
Yes, Morpheus8 is safe and effective for rejuvenating the upper eyelid area. The precision device and small needles allow the dermatologist to specifically target signs of aging like fine lines, crepiness, and uneven texture on the upper lids.
The gradual collagen rebuilding and tightening influence of Morpheus8 can subtly lift, contour, and smooth the upper eyelid skin. This makes it useful for addressing mild to moderate upper eyelid concerns like hooding.
However, Morpheus8 cannot replace blepharoplasty surgery for severely droopy upper eyelids or excess skin causing obstruction. But it remains an option for upper eyelid rejuvenation in milder cases seeking to avoid surgery.
How long does a Morpheus8 treatment session for eyelids take?
A full Morpheus8 eyelid treatment typically takes 30-60 minutes depending on the extent of the area treated. Prior to starting, a topical anesthetic cream is applied to numb the eyelids and ensure your comfort.
Allow an extra 30 minutes for the anesthetic to take effect before the Morpheus8 procedure begins. Total appointment time is usually around 90 minutes, accounting for pretreatment and post-treatment care.
The actual Morpheus8 application is relatively quick. But relaxation during the numbing and careful post-procedure protocols are essential for safety and optimal results.
How many Morpheus8 treatments are needed for eyelids?
Most patients require a series of 2-4 Morpheus8 sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart for the best eyelid enhancement. This enables sufficient healing and collagen regeneration between each round of microneedling.
After just one session, some visible improvements in eyelid skin tone and tightness may be noticed. However, the cumulative effects of the full treatment series are needed to realize the optimal lifting and rejuvenation results.
Your provider will advise on the ideal number of sessions based on your individual eyelid concerns and goals. Plan for treatments to continue over a 4-6 month period for longer-lasting effects.
What is the cost of Morpheus8 treatment for eyelids?
The cost of Morpheus8 eyelid treatment depends on your geographic location, the provider’s expertise level, and number of sessions recommended. Each session typically costs between $1000-$1500.
RealSelf.com states that Morpheus8 treatment costs an average around $1,893.
Many practices offer package pricing at a discounted rate for multiple agreed-upon sessions. For a complete series of 3-4 treatments, total costs are generally between $3000-$5000.
This is less than half the average cost of surgical blepharoplasty, which ranges from $4000-$8000. When factoring in the longer-lasting improvements, Morpheus8 offers patients a non-invasive eyelid lift at a fraction of the price of going under the knife.
Who is a good candidate for Morpheus8 eyelid treatment?
The ideal candidates for Morpheus8 eyelid rejuvenation include:
- Patients in their 30s-60s showing early droopiness and laxity in the eyelids
- Individuals seeking subtle eyelid lift and tightening, versus a surgical procedure
- Those looking to correct mild to moderate hooding of the upper eyelids
- Patients with early jowling, wrinkles, and thin skin around the lower lids
- Healthy adults with reasonable expectations for nonsurgical results
Morpheus8 may not be advised for people with extremely thin or fragile eyelid skin due to the risks of adverse effects. A consultation helps determine your candidacy.
How safe is the Morpheus8 procedure on eyelids?
When properly performed by an experienced provider, Morpheus8 is considered very safe for rejuvenating the delicate eyelid area. There is minimal risk of scarring or permanent side effects.
The microneedling component has an extensive safety record for facial application. Morpheus8 enhances precision and control with its adjustable microneedle depth and temperature-regulated radiofrequency delivery.
Still, caution must be taken around the sensitive eye zone. The provider should avoid penetrating the eyeball and eyelid margin during treatment. With appropriate technique, Morpheus8 is among the safer options for eyelid enhancement versus surgery.
What are the potential side effects of Morpheus8 on eyelids?
Common side effects from Morpheus8 eyelid treatment are generally mild, temporary, and localized. These may include:
- Redness, swelling, pinpoint bleeding around the treatment area
- Light bruising that develops 1-2 days post-treatment as blood dissipates
- Short-term tenderness, especially when applying pressure
- Occasional minor burn if needle depth or RF not properly calibrated
- Low risk of hyperpigmentation or textural irregularities
These adverse effects are usually short-lived and resolve within 1-2 weeks. There are no long-term negative impacts associated with Morpheus8 on the eyelids when performed properly.
Does Morpheus8 cause bruising on the eyelids?
Some bruising is common with microneedling treatments, as tiny vessels are ruptured under the skin’s surface. With Morpheus8 on the delicate eyelid tissues, minor bruising may develop 1-2 days after the session as blood dissipates.
A systematic review published in the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) also supports the claim that microneedling procedures, like Morpheus8, can cause bruising. The review examined the potential adverse effects of microneedling and found that bruising is a common side effect of these procedures.
The bruising is usually mild and localized near the treated area. It typically fades within 7-10 days as the blood is reabsorbed. Proper technique minimizes the chances of bruising, but some susceptibility varies individually.
Applying cold compresses and over-the-counter Arnica gel helps reduce the appearance of bruises following eyelid Morpheus8 treatments.
Are there any precautions to take before undergoing Morpheus8 on eyelids?
For optimal safety and results, the following precautions are advised before Morpheus8 on the eyelids:
- Avoid blood thinning medications like aspirin, NSAIDs, vitamin E, fish oil, and alcohol for 1 week pre-treatment.
- Discontinue retinoids, alpha hydroxy acids, and chemical exfoliants 3-5 days before.
- Arrive with clean skin – avoid lotions, creams, perfumes, and makeup on the day of the appointment.
Notify your provider of any medications, health conditions, prior facial procedures, and ancestry prone to hyperpigmentation. Follow all pretreatment instructions carefully.
What care is needed after a Morpheus8 eyelid treatment?
Proper aftercare is vital for healing following Morpheus8 on the eyelids:
- Apply cold compresses as needed to reduce swelling and tenderness.
- Take over-the-counter pain medication if moderate discomfort is present.
- Avoid direct sun, sweat, makeup, and skincare products for 48 hours minimum.
- Cleanse very gently. Keep treated skin moisturized, avoiding exfoliants for 1 week.
- Wear wide-brimmed hats and sunglasses outside.
- Call the provider promptly if any concerning side effects develop.
Can I wear makeup after a Morpheus8 eyelid treatment?
No, it’s best to avoid wearing makeup for at least 2-3 days after a Morpheus8 eyelid treatment. This allows proper time for the micro-wounds to heal without disruption or infection risk.
After 72 hours, you may apply gentle mineral makeup if desired, but use a very light hand around the eye area. Be extremely delicate when removing makeup for the first 7-10 days post-treatment.
Also, refrain from eyelash extensions, tinting, or perming services for 1 week following Morpheus8 on the eyelids. Give your treated lids a cosmetic break for 2 weeks whenever possible for optimal results.
How long does it take to recover from a Morpheus8 eyelid treatment?
Most of the redness, pinpoint bleeding and swelling resolve within 3 days after Morpheus8 eyelid treatments. Some minor bruising and tenderness may linger up to 10 days.
You can resume regular activities the day following the procedure, besides sun exposure. Recovery is quicker than more aggressive laser resurfacing treatments.
It takes a full 6-12 months for newly stimulated collagen to fully regenerate. Ongoing improvements will be noticed as the skin continues renewing itself from the inside out.
Are there alternatives to Morpheus8 for non-surgical eyelid lifting?
There are a few alternatives to consider for rejuvenating eyelids without surgery:
- Laser skin resurfacing like Fraxel stimulates modest collagen rebuilding.
- Botox and Xeomin offer a temporary upper eyelid lift of 1-3 months.
- Ultherapy utilizes focused ultrasound energy for subtle skin tightening on lids.
- However, surgical blepharoplasty remains the most aggressive eyelid lift option.
Morpheus8 outperforms these other non-invasive options, providing more significant tightening and longer-lasting eyelid lift. Take the time to discuss all the pros and cons with your provider.
Lift Those Tired Eyes – Start a Morpheus8 Evaluation Now
Sagging, wrinkled eyelids don’t have to give away your age. Morpheus8 is a game-changing treatment that utilizes radiofrequency microneedling to smooth and tighten the delicate eye area. Meet with Good Vibe Medical’s experienced team to develop a customized eyelid rejuvenation plan.