What Is Morpheus8?
Morpheus8 is a hand-held device that provides two treatments in one: microneedling and fractional radiofrequency rejuvenation. It was designed to increase collagen production and remodel adipose tissue to tighten and brighten almost any area of the body.
The device has 12 to 40 coated micro pins that perforate the skin, simultaneously delivering radiofrequency energy. The radiofrequency energy — which can penetrate deeper into the subdermal tissue than microneedling alone — causes controlled heating in the subdermal tissue. This combination of microneedling with radiofrequency stimulates both adipose tissue coagulation (fat burning) and the production of new collagen for tighter, smoother skin.
The Morpheus8 procedure is minimally invasive and relatively quick, with barely any downtime. Most patients benefit from at least three sessions spaced four to six weeks apart. We can even combine Morpheus8 with other cosmetic procedures, including PRP, to provide patients with more results.
What Are the Benefits of Morpheus8?
With Morpheus8, you get the benefits of skin rejuvenation without the risks of more invasive procedures. And there are many more advantages to this treatment:
- Safe and FDA-approved
- Increases collagen and tightens skin
- Penetrates deep into subdermal tissue
- Amazing results after 3 sessions
- 3 days of downtime
- Great for all skin types
- Stubborn fat
There is no need for anesthesia or IV sedation with this treatment, which is one of the reasons why almost anyone can be a candidate for Morpheus8. The procedure is safe for all skin types and has been cleared by the FDA.
What Concerns Can Morpheus8 Treat?
At our offices in Newport Beach, CA, we use Morpheus8 to treat a wide range of cosmetic concerns in many different areas. The Morpheus8 device is used to treat delicate areas on the face as well as larger areas on the body. Examples of the cosmetic concerns we treat with this technology include:
- Loss of elasticity on the face and neck
- Deep lines around the mouth and periorbital region
- Under-eye bags and droopy eyelids
- Crepey skin on the abdomen, knees and arms
- Rejuvenating textured skin
- Decreases acne scars, pore size, for acne-prone skin
- Reduces cellulite as well as helps with the appearance of stretch marks
How Should I Get Ready for My Morpheus8 Treatment?
Morpheus8 is minimally invasive, so there is little preparation involved. At your first consultation here at California Vein Specialists, we will review your medical history and speak to you about your concerns to see if you are a good candidate.
If we determine that Morpheus8 is right for you, we will give you pre-treatment instructions. We usually tell patients to avoid sun exposure, stop taking blood-thinning medication and supplements, and avoid alcohol prior to treatment. You may prefer to wear comfortable and loose-fitting clothing to your appointment, especially if you are getting treatment on your body.
Plan to spend about an hour on your appointment. You will be able to drive yourself back home and continue with your usual routine after your treatment is done.
What Are the Steps of a Morpheus8 Treatment?
We may ask you to put on a gown if we are treating an area on your body. We will apply a numbing cream to the treatment site.
Your provider will use a hand-held applicator attached to a console to perform the Morpheus8 treatment. They will move the tip of the applicator across your skin for a few seconds each time. Providers usually use a stamping motion with this device instead of gliding like with other microneedling procedures. The tip of the applicator has disposable, single-use tips to ensure patient safety and hygiene.
You might feel a slight prickling and heating sensation as the needles perforate your skin. Most patients don’t find this procedure painful, although it can be mildly uncomfortable. The whole process from start to finish takes about 30 minutes on average.
What Should I Expect During Morpheus8 Recovery?
Once the procedure is complete, you may have mild, pinpoint bleeding for a couple of minutes. Your skin may be red for up to 24 hours post-treatment with minor swelling. You should avoid direct sun exposure, vigorous exercise and saunas one to three days after your procedure and wear high-SPF sunscreen when going out.
After your first Morpheus8 treatment, we will schedule your next appointment. Annual follow-up sessions may be necessary if you wish to maintain your results for a long time.
Find Out If Morpheus8 Skin Rejuvenation Is Right for You
At California Vein Specialists headquartered in Newport Beach, CA, we have a passion for helping patients achieve natural-looking and beautiful results with cutting-edge cosmetic procedures. Our team strives to develop strong relationships with all of our patients, as well as provide high-quality care during all stages of treatment.
This commitment to our patients is why we have included Morpheus8 in our treatment repertoire. This FDA-cleared and clinically proven device has made it possible for us to provide you with beautiful results without anesthesia, incisions and long downtime. To learn more about Morpheus8 in Newport Beach, CA, call us at 949-339-1032 or schedule a consultation here.