Individuals of all ages want healthy, glowing skin. But sometimes we need a little help achieving that smooth, line-free look. That’s where Morpheus 8 comes in. This revolutionary treatment system, offered by Ideal Face & Body in Beverly Hills, CA, combines microneedling with radiofrequency to significantly improve aging or damaged skin.
What Is Morpheus 8?
Morpheus is a skin rejuvenation treatment that can smooth over lines and wrinkles, minimize the appearance of scars and age spots, tighten sagging skin and improve the texture and tone of the skin. Morpheus uses small needles to prick the skin, creating tiny injuries that prompt the skin to heal itself by producing more collagen.
And that’s not all. This treatment uses radiofrequency-generated heat, which further amplifies collagen production while also melting away some underlying fat. That means this treatment can also provide light contouring.
What Difference Does Radiofrequency Energy Make?
Radiofrequency heats deeper layers of the skin in a way that stimulates collagen production. Radiofrequency energy has been scientifically proven to bolster collagen production and minimize wrinkles.
Where Can This Be Performed on the Body?
The face and neck are the most popular areas for treatment, but Morpheus can be performed all over the body. The buttocks and thighs, legs and knees, and the abdomen, arms, and knees can all be addressed. Morpheus can even be used along the jawline.
How It Works
After cleansing and numbing your skin, we’ll use the Morpheus device to deliver radiofrequency energy through a series of small pricks in the skin. This device can prick the skin at various depths, allowing us to adjust the amount of radiofrequency delivered to best address your cosmetic concerns. The total treatment often takes about one hour, depending on the size of the treatment area.
What Type of Recovery Is Involved?
Patients often say their skin feels tight at the end of their treatment, but this will go away quickly. Most individuals can return to their normal schedules the next day. During the first couple of days after your treatment, your skin may be sensitive. Try to avoid direct sun exposure and keep your skin moisturized. You will also be asked to refrain from applying makeup for a day or two.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Patients often need several treatments, each spaced four weeks apart, to get the results they’re hoping for. We’ll make a recommendation about how many treatments you need based on your skin and the cosmetic concern you’re trying to address.
How Quickly Will I See My Results?
Patients often notice some improvement immediately after their treatment, but their results will continue to develop over the next three to four weeks as collagen levels build. The best results will be evident several weeks after their final treatment.
How Long Will My Results Last?
Most patients enjoy their results for a year or more. To help preserve your results, avoid smoking and sun exposure and keep your skin moisturized.
How Does This Compare to Traditional Microneedling Treatments?
Morpheus 8 is similar to traditional microneedling treatments in that it pricks the skin to create numerous micro-channels in the skin, which promotes collagen development. What sets Morpheus apart is that the pins used to prick the skin also release radiofrequency into the deep layers of the skin, encouraging it to tighten. The heat associated with that radiofrequency further enhances collagen development, giving patients more dramatic results.
Who Is This Right For?
Patients Who Are in Good Health
Almost any patient in reasonably good health can qualify for this treatment. This treatment is ideal for men in good physical and psychological health who don’t have any significant skin disorders.
Patients Looking To Rejuvenate Their Skin
The patients who seek this out are usually bothered by some aspect of their skin, whether it be acne scarring or signs of aging. This treatment is particularly popular among patients between the ages of 30 and 55 who want to fight back against the first signs of aging. It is also popular with patients who have acne or acne scarring that topical medications have been unable to address.
Patients Who Have Healthy Skin
If you have lesions, wounds, sunburn, or other types of inflammation on the skin in the zone you want to be addressed, we may need to postpone your treatment until the skin heals.
Frequently Asked Questions
Morpheus is a great option for patients looking to address mild to moderate skin laxity. If your loose skin is pronounced, more invasive treatment or cosmetic surgery may give you the best results.
Yes. This treatment can be used on all skin tones, which is not true of all skin rejuvenation treatment systems. Some can’t be used as effectively on darker skin tones, but Morpheus 8 can.
Morpheus 8 can penetrate up to 4mm deep, giving the ideal amount of encouragement to the skin.
Not at all. Some patients say they experience tickling or light prickling as the treatment system works, but they don’t experience any discomfort.
The Morpheus system has built-in safety features, including an automatic shut-off if the skin reaches a certain temperature or the tissue receives a certain amount of energy. These safeguards prevent burns and other types of injuries, making them a very safe treatment.
These cosmetic treatments are not usually covered by health insurance, but our practice offers financing options.
If you’re interested in pursuing Morpheus 8 treatments, call our practice and book a consultation. During your consultation, we’ll evaluate your skin and your medical history and determine if you’re a suitable candidate.
Maybe it’s time you tried the treatment everyone is talking about. Morpheus 8 is more than just a microneedling device. By combining the traditional microneedling approach with radiofrequency, this treatment delivers powerful results. Best of all, this non-invasive anti-aging tool involves no discomfort and very little downtime. At Ideal Face & Body in Beverly Hills, CA, we can get you the expert help you want!