A Comprehensive Guide to Morpheus8 Microneedling, Its Benefits, and Post-Treatment Care
How deep does beauty truly lie? For many seeking youthful, radiant skin, the answer may go deeper than ever imagined – 4 millimeters beneath the surface, to be precise. That’s the depth at which the new Morpheus8 treatment targets aging skin to stimulate collagen regeneration from within.
While other procedures focus only on the epidermal layers, Morpheus8 uniquely employs both radiofrequency and microneedling energies to penetrate deeper. The results promise to transform how we view anti-aging. No longer is youth limited to surface-deep solutions.
For those seeking to look as young as they feel on the inside, Morpheus8 could very well become the new gold standard.
What is Morpheus8?
Morpheus8 is an advanced microneedling treatment that delivers radiofrequency (RF) energy deep below the skin’s surface. Microneedling, also called collagen induction therapy, has gained popularity as a minimally invasive alternative to laser resurfacing or chemical peels. However, Morpheus8 takes this technology to new levels with its unique combination of microneedling and monopolar RF.
During a Morpheus8 treatment, a precisely controlled array of eight microneedles penetrate the skin to a maximum depth of 4mm. Traditional dermal rolling only reaches 1-2mm deep. But Morpheus8’s microneedles are able to deliver therapeutic RF energy directly to the deep reticular dermis, where it generates a controlled thermal effect. This stimulates robust, natural collagen remodeling over time for dramatically smoother and firmer skin.
How Does Morpheus8 Work?
Morpheus8 utilizes high-frequency fractional RF energy in the 1-15 MHz range, above the pain sensing threshold. When these electromagnetic waves encounter skin tissues, they generate heat through ionic agitation. Fractional RF allows for selective delivery of energy to precise microzones spaced 0.5mm apart, while sparing surrounding tissues from injury.
The science behind radiofrequency waves, higher-frequency light waves, and their depth of delivery into the skin.
RF waves can travel through skin layers to depths beyond what is possible for lasers or light-based devices. The higher the frequency, the more shallowly the energy penetrates – ideal for cosmetic treatments. Morpheus8’s specially tuned multi frequency RF delivers energy to variable depths from 2-4mm, precisely targeting the mid-deep dermis.
At these depths, the generated heat causes controlled injury to initiate a wound healing response. Micropins strategically deliver RF in small piercing motions between 0.25-4mm to further enable subsurface energy diffusion. This induces mild trauma to fibroblasts and collagen fibers in the reticular dermis.
As damaged tissue is repaired over weeks, there is upregulated synthesis of new collagen and elastin for visibly firmer, tighter and lifted skin with a youthful texture and tone. Neocollagenesis continues for months after a single Morpheus8 session under medical supervision.
Morpheus8 vs. Ordinary Microneedling
Two popular collagen-stimulating methods are Morpheus8 and traditional microneedling. While both deliver results by spurring natural collagen renewal, Morpheus8 incorporates an innovative use of radiofrequency energy that gives it certain advantages over ordinary microneedling.
Let’s examine the key differences between these technologies to better understand how Morpheus8 may provide superior outcomes.
|Combines microneedling with radiofrequency (RF) energy.
|Uses fine needles to create micro punctures in the skin.
|Delivers RF energy and heat throughout the skin layers while puncturing the skin’s surface.
|Stimulates the body’s natural healing mechanism and increases collagen production through micro punctures.
|Offers improved skin laxity, overall skin aesthetic, and tissue remodeling due to the addition of RF energy.
|Improves skin texture, tone, deep lines, stretch marks, wrinkles, and acne scars.
|Can be used to address various skin concerns and can be performed on different areas of the body.
|Primarily used on the face but can also benefit other areas of the body.
|Can provide long-lasting results, with a decrease in sweating ability lasting 12+ months for most patients after 1-2 treatments.
|Results may vary, and multiple sessions may be required to achieve desired outcomes.
|Considered safe and FDA-approved.
|Generally considered safe when performed by a trained professional.
|Higher upfront cost but may require fewer treatments in the long run.
|Generally less expensive per treatment but may require more sessions for desired results.
Benefits of Morpheus8 Treatment
1. Skin Tightening
Morpheus8 stimulates robust collagen and elastin production in the deep reticular dermis through thermal RF energy. This strengthens the underlying fiber network that provides structure and support to the skin. Over multiple treatments, the lifted contours diminish signs of laxity such as jowls and marionette lines for a noticeable skin tightening effect.
2. Acne Scar and Texture Improvement
As a treatment that reaches depths of 4mm, Morpheus8 is effective at addressing deep concerns like acne scarring and rough skin texture. It helps flatten shallow scars while restoring elasticity and tone to crepey, loose skin for a soft smooth complexion.
3. Sagging Skin Refinement
Morpheus8 instantly makes areas of sagging skin around the face, neck and body appear tighter after just one session. It sharply defines contour edges for a sculpted aesthetic.
4. Enhanced Facial Features
By delivering treatment to subdermal tissues, Morpheus8 enhances natural facial features over time. It helps further define cheekbones and sculpts the jawline for a contoured look.
5. Radiant Skin Complexion
Deep dermal remodeling with Morpheus8 improves cell turnover for clearer skin. The strengthened collagen matrix allows skin to better retain moisture for a more radiant appearance.
6. Youthful Appearance
Multiple Morpheus8 treatments achieve truly transformational anti-aging results. Patients enjoy a rejuvenated, fresher complexion and a smoother, more youthful looking skin texture and tone.
Depth and Precision
Morpheus8 offers customizable depth ranging from 2-4 mm, allowing it to treat both superficial skin layers and deeper tissues. Few other options access these depths. It can gently target the papillary dermis or reach the mid-deep and reticular dermis for enhanced lift.
Deeper targeting even stimulates subdermal fat remodeling, broadening its uses beyond the face. Precise control facilitates tailored treatment, such as 4mm sculpting of cheeks and jaw versus more superficial care around sensitive eyes.
Personalized depth is a hallmark of its proprietary microneedling technology, optimizing outcomes through targeted therapy across diverse skin layers and concerns. Morpheus8’s precision uniquely maximizes rejuvenating effects at both the skin surface and deeper layers.
Safety and Comfort
Morpheus8 prioritizes patient safety and comfort. A topical anesthetic cream is routinely applied before treatment to minimize discomfort from microneedling. Some practitioners additionally use numbing creams containing lidocaine.
The ergonomic handheld device features an intuitive digital touchscreen for ease of use. Precise power and depth settings allow specialists to tailor treatments for different pain tolerances.
Risks and Side Effects
There is no increased risk of skin cancer with Morpheus8. As radiofrequency exposure is below the thermic threshold, it does not damage DNA or promote skin issues. Undergoing treatments with a licensed professional also helps mitigate infection risks.
While minor side effects like redness or swelling may occur, stronger reactions are rare. Compared to other medical-grade facial contouring options, Morpheus8 poses only minimal risks as a completely non-invasive procedure not requiring incisions, general anesthetic or extensive downtime. Its safety profile makes Morpheus8 an excellent choice for natural skin rejuvenation.
Post-Treatment Care and Recovery
- In the first 2-3 days, expect slight redness and you may see light grid markings from the microneedling. This is due to the skin’s natural wound healing response. Redness fades within 5-7 days as new collagen forms.
- Always protect skin within 2 weeks of a Morpheus8 session. Use broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen daily and wear hats. Direct sun should also be avoided to allow full recovery.
- Gently applying a fragrance-free moisturizer helps skin heal comfortably. Look for options with antioxidants and peptides. Healing ointments formulated for post procedure further nourish and calm skin.
- Depending on your individual healing rate, redness and swelling usually subsides completely within 7-10 days on average. Some tenderness in the treatment area is common as skin tightens over 1-2 months.
Tailoring the Morpheus8 Treatment
The Morpheus8 treatment is highly customizable for individual needs. Experienced providers design tailored plans based on thorough consultations, factoring in skin type, tone, areas of concern and sensitivity levels. Whether targeting the face, body or post surgical areas, settings can be adjusted appropriately.
For example, those with sensitive or reactive skin receive lower settings and fewer needle passes. Those with excess oil may include complementary RF facials. Darker skin tones see excellent results when treatments are cautiously crafted at higher settings.
Targeted uses effectively treat specific issues like a double chin, abdominal skin or fat pockets. By personalizing each application area and power levels, Morpheus8 allows precision rejuvenation of the whole body through optimized collagen stimulation.
Choosing the Right Provider
When undergoing a treatment like Morpheus8, it is paramount to choose a board-certified practitioner with substantial experience in nonsurgical skin therapies. Their advanced education and training means they fully comprehend skin’s complex biological response to finely-calibrated energy-based devices.
It is also important to ensure a provider offers timely follow-up appointments to monitor healing and adjustments. Unrealistic expectations of a single treatment as a “cure-all” can lead to dissatisfaction, so a knowledgeable physician will set realistic goals per individual concerns and desires. Their guidance provides the maximum level of safety, efficacy and satisfying results achievable through Morpheus8 microneedling.
Revealing the Secrets of Morpheus8 with Good Vibe Medical
Are you ready to reclaim a youthful complexion? Schedule your private Morpheus8 consultation with the expert practitioners at Good Vibe Medical today. Our personalized assessment and customized treatment plans harness this breakthrough technology’s full rejuvenating powers.