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Morpheus8 RF Microneedling

Morpheus8 is a deep fractional radiofrequency treatment that delivers exceptional skin results. Morpheus8 is a skin rejuvenation treatment that pairs microneedling with radiofrequency (RF) energy. Using the FDA-cleared Morpheus8 device, RF energy heat into the skin via ultra-thin needles, creating controlled micro-injuries. This triggers a natural healing response, promoting new collagen and elastin production that resurfaces and firms skin.

Benefits of Morpheus8

In the hands of an experienced provider, Morpheus8 treatments have numerous benefits. They can:

  • improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • firm and tighten mildly lax skin, including on the eyelids
  • smooth skin texture
  • reduce the appearance of large pores
  • treat hyperpigmentation, acne, acne scarring, and rosacea
  • help fade stretch marks

Morpheus8 has the advantage of targeting different depths and treating specific tissue levels. For example, at higher settings and deeper levels, the treatment can reduce unwanted fat, as long as your provider takes care to avoid too much volume loss.

This popular RF microneedling treatment is most commonly performed for skin resurfacing and deeper tissue remodeling on the face and neck. It can be especially effective for treating mild jowls, firming the jawline, and smoothing the under-eye area and around the mouth.

It can also be used on almost any other body area, including the abdomen, buttocks, chest, arms, or above the knees.

Who’s a good candidate for Morpheus8?

Morpheus8 treatments can benefit people of all skin types and tones, addressing a broad range of skin concerns. It excels at improving skin texture, firming mildly sagging skin, smoothing wrinkles, and minimizing other signs of aging.

It’s also effective at improving the appearance of acne scars.

People with sun damage and dark spots should also see clearer, brighter, more evenly toned skin post-treatment.

Notably, Morpheus8 is suitable for people with olive or brown skin tones who might otherwise be at risk of hypo- or hyperpigmentation from other skin rejuvenation treatments.

Your provider can choose a needle type that’s safest for your skin tone and most appropriate for your treatment area. The 24-pin tip is most commonly used on the face and neck, while the smaller 12-pin Prime” tip is best for small, delicate areas, such as around the eyes and mouth. The 40-pin “Body” tip is used to treat larger areas, such as the abdomen and thighs.

What happens during a Morpheus8 treatment?

Each treatment session takes 15 to 60 minutes, depending on the size of the treated area and your provider’s level of experience.

Here’s what to expect.

  • Your provider will begin by cleaning and prepping the skin.
  • They’ll cover the treatment area with topical numbing cream or gel, which may take an hour or more to fully numb the skin.
  • If your provider plans to use a higher setting on the device, you may also need local anesthesia. Inhaling nitrous gas through a device like Pro-Nox can make the experience more tolerable. If you opt for oral sedation, such as Valium or Ativan, make sure you have someone there to drive you home afterwards.
  • The device allows providers to customize the depth of the radiofrequency heat delivered by its microneedles, to reach different depths of the dermal layers (e.g., superficial, intermediate, deep) and target specific skin concerns. Once the settings are adjusted, your provider should begin with a test spot, to make sure you don’t have any adverse reactions.
  • Then they will methodically stamp the handpiece across your skin, allowing the needles to penetrate below the surface and deliver the radiofrequency energy. The number of passes and amount of energy delivered into the tissue depends on the treatment area and desired goals.

Some areas may feel more sensitive than others. If it becomes very painful, your provider may be able to adjust the settings or pause to administer local anesthetic and/or pain medication.

Morpheus8 Before and After*

Does Morpheus8 hurt?

The treatment should be tolerable with topical anesthesia to numb the treated area, but it can still be painful for some people.

Before your treatment, ask your provider whether the settings will be high enough that you may need oral pain and anxiety medication, lidocaine injections, or Pro-Nox nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to help make it more tolerable. Some providers routinely offer local anesthesia, to ensure patient comfort.

If you’re very concerned about your pain tolerance, you may want to consider trying a single treatment to be sure you can tolerate it before paying for more.

How much recovery time will you need?

Morpheus8 recovery typically involves one to three days of social downtime for the redness, itchiness, and swelling to resolve. It’s possible to schedule the procedure on a Friday and likely be restaurant ready (or at least workplace ready) by Monday, depending on the intensity of your treatment and how quickly your body heals.

The treated area will be sensitive and prone to infection for up to several hours post-treatment, so it’s best to keep the treated areas clean and avoid touching it during this initial healing phase.

After that, you may be able to boost your results with the right skin care.

How soon will you see Morpheus8 results?

Some people begin to see improved skin tone and texture within a few days of their first treatment.

Your full results should be apparent about three months after your final treatment, reflecting the new collagen and elastin development.

How long does Morpheus8 last?

Morpheus8 results can last for about a year or more, especially if you consistently use high-quality skin care products and regularly wear sunscreen with an SPF of 30+.

You’ll need annual maintenance treatments to re-stimulate the new collagen production and all its youthful benefits.

Is Morpheus8 safe? What are the side effects?

Morpheus8 is safe in the hands of an experienced provider, but it does have some common, temporary side effects.

  • Pinpoint bleeding, scabbing, tissue swelling, or redness should subside within a few days.
  • Pinprick marks from the needles should fade on their own within two weeks.

If the redness doesn’t resolve on its own or becomes worse, your provider may prescribe prednisone or a hydrocortisone cream to help calm it down.

Microneedling results are very technique-dependent, and the heat from the RF energy can increase the risk of potential damage. Morpheus8 can go wrong, and some RealSelf members have shared photos in their reviews of long-lasting orange-peel texture or grid marks on their skin.

Burns and other heat-related injuries are very rare but possible, if the treatment isn’t performed correctly.

To help avoid these types of side effects, take your time to find a highly experienced provider—ideally, a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon who has years of experience with radiofrequency microneedling treatments, with happy patient reviews to back it up.


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