An Overview of Morpheus8 Cellulite Treatment

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Morpheus8 is an advanced device using fractional radiofrequency microneedling to reduce the appearance of cellulite and improve overall skin texture. 

It works by delivering radiofrequency energy through tiny needles inserted into the skin, which heats tissue in the deeper dermal layers where cellulite forms. 

This triggers collagen production to tighten skin and smooth out dimpled areas on the thighs, buttocks and other problem zones.        

How Morpheus8 Works to Reduce Cellulite

Morpheus8 uses radiofrequency energy to penetrate deep into the dermis, the second layer of skin where collagen and fat reside. Microneedles create microscopic punctures, allowing radiofrequency waves to reach fat cells directly. 

The heat causes fat cells to shrink in size while stimulating new collagen formation. New collagen fibers tighten skin and connective tissue, reducing the lumpy, uneven appearance of cellulite for smoother, firmer results you can see and feel. 

Multiple treatment sessions are usually required to achieve significant improvements in skin texture and minimize cellulite. 

As new collagen develops over weeks and months, your skin will become tighter, wrinkles and stretch marks less visible. Maintenance treatments once a year help prolong effects, which can last several years with proper skin care and lifestyle. 

Morpheus8 treatments also promote natural production of collagen and elastin for healthier, rejuvenated skin overall.

Expected Results and Number of Sessions Needed 

With a series of Morpheus8 cellulite treatments, typically 3 to 6 sessions spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart, patients can expect up to 50-70% reduction in the appearance of cellulite. 

Stubborn cellulite may require 8 to 12 sessions for optimal improvement. The number of treatments needed depends on severity of cellulite, your body area concerns, and desired outcome

Gradual improvements will become apparent over 2 to 3 months as new collagen develops.

While individual results vary, most patients report noticeable cellulite reduction, especially on thighs and buttocks. 

Skin will feel smoother and softer with a more even tone and texture. Stretch marks may appear less visible. Whether you have mild dimpling or uneven, lumpy areas you want to minimize, Morpheus8 can deliver significant improvements for confidence from head to toe.

What to Expect During Your Morpheus8 Cellulite Treatment   

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Morpheus8 cellulite treatment is a quick, minimally invasive procedure with no downtime required after your session. Performed by a qualified physician in their office, here is an overview of what to expect for your appointment:

Consultation and Preparation

A consultation will be scheduled first to review your medical history, areas of concern, and set realistic expectations. 

Photos may be taken for comparison at the end of your treatment regimen. The treatment area will be cleaned and numbing cream applied 30-45 minutes before your session to ensure maximum comfort. 

The Treatment Process  

Using the latest Morpheus8 device with advanced micro needling and radiofrequency technologies, your provider will deliver precise pulses of RF energy throughout the predetermined treatment area, typically thighs, buttocks or abdomen

The fractional microneedling pen creates microscopic channels, allowing maximum penetration of RF energy for optimal results.  

As the RF energy heats deeper skin layers, collagen production is stimulated resulting in gradual pore contraction and tightening of surrounding tissue. Broken-down fat cells are drained by the lymphatic system, reducing dimpling unevenness. 

Blood flow increases bringing more oxygen to the area for healing. While the procedure only takes 30-60 minutes depending on the area addressed, the effects continue for months as your skin naturally renews itself.

Duration and Post-Treatment Care 

Immediately following your session, treated areas may appear red with minor pinpoint bleeding which subsides quickly. Bandages are not needed. Bruising rarely occurs but can last 1 to 2 weeks. 

You can resume normal daily activities but avoid strenuous exercise for 24-48 hours. Skin sensitivity and tenderness typically resolve within a couple days. Stay well hydrated to aid healing and wash the area gently twice daily until sensitivity has decreased.

Repeating treatments every 4 to 6 weeks and yearly “booster” sessions will help maximize and prolong your results over the long term.  While collagen and elastin levels do decrease naturally over time, Morpheus8 cellulite treatments stimulate new production of these skin fibers. Follow-up maintenance therapy, a healthy lifestyle and sun protection will keep your rejuvenated appearance for years following your initial series of sessions.

Level of Discomfort and Use of Numbing Agents

Morpheus8 cellulite treatment is designed to be relatively comfortable for most patients with minimal discomfort during or after the procedure. 

However, the level of pain tolerance varies for each individual based on their unique situation and circumstances. Numbing creams and other agents are commonly used to maximize comfort and ensure an overall positive experience.

Varying Pain Tolerance for Each Patient   

Some patients report little to no discomfort from the microneedling and application of radiofrequency energy. 

Others may feel mild sensations of pricking, heat or irritation in the treatment area which subside quickly. Your physician will evaluate your needs and pain threshold to determine use of topical anesthetics, injected lidocaine or nitrous oxide for a comfortable treatment with no downtime. 

Numbing Cream Applied Prior to Treatment  

For most patients, a prescription numbing cream containing lidocaine is applied 30-45 minutes before the procedure to numb the area. 

This helps alleviate the majority of discomfort from the microneedling pen creating microscopic channels in the skin. 

As the radiofrequency energy is delivered, you may feel warmth and a prickling sensation which your provider can adjust based on your feedback.

Option of Injected Lidocaine for Maximum Comfort 

If you have a particularly low pain tolerance or are concerned about discomfort, injected lidocaine can be used to fully numb the treatment area. 

Lidocaine is injected directly into the targeted area using a tiny needle to eliminate sensation before beginning the Morpheus8 procedure. 

Effects last 30-60 minutes, so your treatment will be completed before numbing wears off. You may require someone to drive you to and from your appointment if injected lidocaine is administered.

Topical numbing cream in combination with adjusted RF intensity provides the vast majority of patients a comfortable Morpheus8 experience with satisfying results and no downtime

Your physician will take steps to minimize discomfort and make your treatment as pleasant as possible. Be sure to communicate your needs and pain levels openly at each session so settings and numbing approaches can be adjusted for your maximum comfort and benefit.

FAQs About Morpheus8 Cellulite Treatment

Morpheus8 cellulite treatment offers many benefits but also has limitations and risks to consider before proceeding. 

Discuss your concerns openly with a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon to determine if Morpheus8 is right for you based on the following frequently asked questions:  

How Effective is Morpheus8 for Reducing Cellulite?  

Clinical studies show Morpheus8 can effectively minimize the appearance of cellulite by up to 70% over 3 to 6 treatments. 

Gradual improvements will continue for 2 to 3 months as collagen develops. Effects typically last 3 to 5 years with proper follow-up care and maintenance. Individual results vary based on lifestyle, genetics, and severity of cellulite. Morpheus8 works best on cellulite grades 1 to 3 based on the Nurnberger-Muller scale.

What Are the Potential Side Effects? 

Common side effects include mild redness, swelling, tenderness, and bruising for a few days. Pinpoint bleeding may also occur. These side effects are temporary and resolve spontaneously. Rare risks include infection if proper aftercare is not followed. 

Existing conditions like keloid scarring or excessively thin skin may not benefit as significantly from Morpheus8 treatment. Discuss your medical history and concerns with your doctor.

How Soon Will I See Results?  

Improvements in skin texture and cellulite often become visible within 2 to 4 weeks after your initial treatment. 

Gradual collagen development will continue skin tightening, contouring and smoothing for up to 3 months. Maintenance sessions 4 to 6 weeks apart and each year afterwards help maximize your results over the long term.

How Long Do Results Last?  

With regular maintenance and follow-up care, results from a series of Morpheus8 cellulite treatments typically last 3 to 5 years. 

New collagen formation decreases naturally over time, but yearly booster sessions and a healthy lifestyle can help prolong your rejuvenated appearance.

Can Morpheus8 Be Combined with Other Treatments?

Yes, Morpheus8 is often combined with other modalities like BTL Cellutone to enhance results. The combination of radiofrequency and massage therapy works synergistically to break up fat deposits and tighten skin. 

Other options include Endermologie, VelaShape III, Exilis Elite and truSculpt 3D for targeted cellulite reduction and improved skin laxity, especially on thighs and buttocks. Multi-modality treatment plans should be designed by your physician for optimal, long-lasting effects.

Is Morpheus8 Cellulite Treatment Right for You?   

Morpheus8 is an ideal solution for reducing mild to moderate cellulite and loose skin concerns without surgery

However, results and appropriateness vary for each individual depending on needs, expectations and medical suitability. Discuss the following with your doctor to determine if Morpheus8 treatment is right and will benefit you:

Consider Your Needs, Concerns and Goals 

Morpheus8 is best suited for patients with cellulite grades 1 to 3 looking to smooth skin texture, tighten loose areas and minimize fat deposits. 

For severe cellulite or excess skin, surgical intervention may produce more significant improvements. Be realistic in your expectations for non-invasive procedures like Morpheus8. Discuss your specific concerns and hopes to set appropriate goals and a proper treatment plan.

Find a Qualified Provider for Consultation  

Experience level and qualifications are directly related to outcome. Board-certified dermatologists and plastic surgeons have the most advanced training, expertise and latest technologies for the most effective anti-cellulite treatment. 

Consult with a Morpheus8 provider in your area to determine appropriateness, receive evaluation and medical recommendations based on your unique situation and goals.

Ask About Number of Sessions and Aftercare

The number of Morpheus8 sessions needed will depend on severity of your cellulite as well as the size and number of areas being treated. 

Ask your provider about their recommended number of treatments and the time between sessions to develop an effective plan and set aside necessary funds. 

They will also explain proper aftercare for optimizing results like hydrating, gentle massage and product or lymphatic use. Strictly follow their recommendations for safety and best possible outcome.

Prepare for Smoother, Firmer Skin with Minimal Downtime 

  • If deemed a suitable candidate for Morpheus8 cellulite treatment by your physician, you can expect: 
  • A noticeable reduction in the lumpy, dimpled appearance of cellulite. 
  • Tightened skin for a smoother, more toned contour. 
  • Minimal discomfort with little to no downtime required.
  • A gradual rejuvenation of your appearance over 2 to 3 months as collagen forms. 
  • Follow-up maintenance therapy for prolonged effects.

By exercising regularly, maintaining a stable weight and limiting sun exposure year-round, you can enjoy the benefits of Morpheus8 cellulite treatment for years to come. 

Be patient through the process and know that best results take time as your body rebuilds and restores collagen and elastin levels naturally.

Don’t Let Cellulite Hold You Back – Experience the Dramatic Transformation of Morpheus8 at Good Vibe Medical 

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You deserve to feel fully confident and comfortable in your own skin. If cellulite on your thighs, buttocks or other areas is affecting how you view yourself and your appearance, our experts at Good Vibe Medical are here to help transform your skin for the better over time using the latest Morpheus8 technology.

Through customized treatment plans tailored to your unique needs and goals, Morpheus8 from Good Vibe Medical offers an innovative solution for smoother, firmer skin so you can rediscover how great you look and feel.  

Start your journey today. Give us a call at (973) 620-2069 or schedule your no-cost initial consultation and find out how remarkably smoother, firmer and more contoured skin can be achieved safely and affordably under the care of our experienced Morpheus8 providers.