Facetite vs Morpheus 8

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Comparing Two Revolutionary Radiofrequency Treatments to Discover the Best Path to Youthful Radiance

The pursuit of youthful, radiant skin has led to immense growth in minimally invasive cosmetic procedures over the past decade. People are moving away from risky, invasive surgical options toward advanced technologies that provide dramatic improvements safely and with minimal downtime.

Two such revolutionary treatments taking the aesthetic medicine world by storm are Facetite and Morpheus8. Both utilize radiofrequency (RF) energy to achieve skin tightening, contouring and overall rejuvenation. This article will dive into how these two modern technologies can help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

Understanding the Importance of Collagen Production and Skin Quality

To understand how Facetite and Morpheus8 work their magic, we must first look at collagen. Collagen is a structural protein that provides elasticity and fullness to the skin. It works together with elastin to keep skin looking plump and youthful.

However, as we age, environmental factors like sun exposure, pollution, poor diet, and stress degrade our collagen and elastin levels. This leads to common aging concerns like fine lines, sagging skin, enlarged pores and uneven texture.

Facetite and Morpheus8 offer a solution through the use of radiofrequency (RF) energy. RF uses electromagnetic waves to gently heat tissue beneath the skin’s surface, causing minor damage. This kickstarts the body’s natural wound healing response, boosting collagen and elastin production. RF also stimulates tissue tightening through contraction of existing collagen fibers, resulting in a smoother, firmer and more youthful looking skin.

Now let’s look closer at how these two treatments work. We’ll start with Facetite.

What is Facetite?

Facetite utilizes a minimally invasive device to deliver targeted RF energy deep into facial tissues. A thin probe is inserted under the skin, heating up fatty layers, fibrous septae and other underlying connective tissue. The heat coagulates these deeper tissues, destroying fat cells and tightening loose, sagging skin from below.

Because Facetite is minimally invasive, there is very little pain or downtime required. Patients are given a local anesthetic before the treatment. Most return to normal activities within a few days. When performed by an experienced provider, Facetite can provide dramatic improvements in facial contours and skin laxity, providing facelift-like effects without surgery.

Benefits of Facetite
1. Reduction of loose, excess fatty tissue through coagulation
2. Remodeling and skin tightening for a sleeker, smoother facial appearance
3. A strong alternative to a surgical facelift
4. Short recovery period with minimal discomfort
5. Natural looking results

Facetite is ideal for anyone troubled by sagging jowls, double chins, or other signs of facial aging such as skin laxity. It can address concerns like:

  • Loose, hanging neck skin and jowls
  • Excess fat giving the face a rounded, heavy look
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Facial wrinkles
  • Sagging skin around the eyes or mouth

Compared to a surgical facelift, Facetite provides similar skin tightening and rejuvenation with less risk, pain and downtime. There are no incisions with Facetite so there is no visible scarring. Results are achieved gradually over 2-3 months as the body heals itself, giving very natural looking improvements.

What is Morpheus8?

morpheus8 treatment on the face

Now let’s look at how Morpheus8 works. This advanced device combines microneedling with radiofrequency technology for a unique, synergistic effect.

Microneedling creates tiny injuries in the skin which stimulates collagen production and healthy tissue remodeling. RF energy is delivered through the needles as they penetrate the skin, taking the results to the next level. The microneedles can be adjusted to different depths, allowing Morpheus8 to target different layers and textures across all skin types.

Benefits of Morpheus8
1. Improved facial contour and skin tightening
2. Smoothing of fine lines and wrinkles
3. Reduction in pore size and acne scars
4. Evening of skin texture and tone
5. Restoration of youthful glow

Morpheus8 is a very versatile technology, with excellent safety and efficacy. It can be used to treat a wide range of concerns such as:

  • Mild to moderate wrinkles
  • Skin laxity and sagging
  • Scars from acne, surgery or trauma
  • Uneven skin texture and enlarged pores
  • Sun spots and melasma
  • Cellulite and loose skin on the body

Compared to laser skin resurfacing, Morpheus8 can achieve similar results for dyspigmentation and scarring with fewer side effects. It also outperforms many RF and ultrasound based skin tightening devices by stimulating deeper tissue remodeling.

What is the Difference Between Morpheus8 and Facetite?

1. Procedure Duration45 mins to 2 hours depending on area treated30 to 45 mins per session
2. Pain LevelMild pain and discomfort during treatment, managed with local anesthesiaTopical numbing cream applied before treatment. Some pinprick sensation felt during microneedling.
3. Downtime3 to 10 days of swelling/bruising24 to 48 hours of redness, swelling, and tenderness.
4. Number of Treatments1 to 2 sessions spaced 3-6 months apart3 to 5 sessions spaced 2-4 weeks apart
5. Cost per Treatment$2000 to $4000$700 to $1500

Other considerations when choosing between Facetite and Morpheus8:

  • Treatment Goals: Facetite targets deeper layers of fat and tissue, while Morpheus8 enhances surface texture and tone.
  • Skin Laxity: Morpheus8 good for mild to moderate laxity, while Facetite better for severe loose, hanging skin.

Both procedures use radiofrequency for skin tightening and rejuvenation. However, Facetite reaches deeper layers and provides more dramatic sculpting and lifting effects. Morpheus8 refreshes the epidermis for brighter, smoother skin texture and tone.

Some common side effects seen with both procedures include:

  • Mild swelling, bruising and redness
  • Tenderness and soreness
  • Temporary numbness
  • Warm, sunburn like sensation

With proper aftercare, side effects typically resolve within 1-2 weeks. Results from both procedures can last 2-5 years depending on your body’s response and lifestyle factors.

Combining the Power of Both Treatments

For optimal aesthetic enhancement, many providers recommend combining Facetite and Morpheus8. Each option stimulates collagen in different tissue layers, leading to better overall skin improvement.

Facetite can reconstruct the deeper dermal foundation, lifting and tightening lax skin. Morpheus8 is then used to smooth and refresh the surface texture. This enhanced dual approach allows patients to address a wider range of concerns from skin laxity to fine lines, scarring and dyspigmentation.

The combination treatment takes advantage of the synergy between radiofrequency heating and microneedling. With microneedling creating micro-injuries to kickstart healing factors, RF heat can then be delivered through the needles for maximum stimulation of collagen and elastin.

With these two technologies together, patients will see excellent reduction in wrinkles, blemishes, visible pores, skin laxity and other complexion issues. A series of combined Facetite and Morpheus8 sessions can shave years off one’s appearance, helping patients achieve their body contouring goals with minimal disruption to everyday life.

Working with an expert provider for customized combined treatment plans based on your unique needs and goals is highly recommended for safe, consistent results.


Dr. Volpe and staff from Good Vibe Medical

If you are bothered by visible signs of aging like sagging jowls, wrinkles, or uneven skin texture, consider booking a consultation with the experienced aestheticians from Good Vibe Medical to learn more about these revolutionary options.

Begin your journey towards ageless beauty today. With the power of radiofrequency energy, you can transform the face and body without going under the knife. Embrace the new era of advanced skin solutions and unlock your most radiant, confident self. 

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