If you’re versed in the aesthetic world, you no doubt know about microneedling. This popular treatment puts the skin’s healing mechanisms to use, improving the skin quality through hundreds of tiny punctures. And you probably have heard of radiofrequency energy being used to tighten the skin and stimulate collagen production.
What if you combined microneedling with deeply delivered radiofrequency energy?
You’d have Morpheus8. At American Surgical Arts, we offer this revolutionary skin improvement treatment for our patients from Mullica Hill and the surrounding areas. Morpheus8 is part of three treatments developed by InMode Aesthetics, along with BodyTite and FaceTite. We offer all three in our MedSpa at American Surgical Arts.
In this page we’ll get into Morpheus8.
What is Morpheus8?
Morpheus8 combines two popular noninvasive aesthetic treatments into one, all for the benefit of your skin. Morpheus8 basically combines microneedling with radiofrequency energy delivery. It does so by delivering the RF energy when the microneedling pins are at their full depth. This means the RF energy doesn’t have to work to penetrate the outer epidermis; the pins allow the energy to be delivered directly into the dermis, where the increased collagen production is triggered.
In this way, Morpheus8 provides the superficial skin improvements of microneedling with the deep tissue collagen boost of radiofrequency energy.
Who Is a Candidate for Morpheus8?
If you have loose or sagging skin on your face, neck, or body, Morpheus8 is a good treatment to tighten these areas up. Both men and women with sun damaged skin, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, large pores, and overall dull skin are great candidates for these treatments at our MedSpa in American Surgical Arts. These are not invasive treatments with only minimal recovery, so there aren’t any limitations.
If you have an active skin condition, such as eczema, you should wait for the flare-up to resolve before having Morpheus8.
What Are the Benefits of Morpheus8?
InMode, the creator of Morpheus8, also makes Fractora. But Morpheus8 improves upon Fractora by providing deeper needle penetration, and deeper delivery of the RF energy.
We’re excited by the benefits for our patients:
- Safe for all skin types, unlike many laser procedures
- Minimally invasive with little, if any, downtime
- Improves skin elasticity and firmness
- Delivers significant improvement to cystic acne and scars
- Helps to decrease large pores
- Improves the appearance of lines and wrinkles
What Areas Can Be Treated with Morpheus8?
At American Surgical Arts, we like the adjustability of Morpheus8. The microneedle penetration can be adjusted all the way up to 4mm of depth. This allows us to use Morpheus8 on areas with thin skin, such as the forehead, by simply shortening the needle penetration. The extra depth is great for areas of thicker skin, such as the cheeks. Morpheus8 can be used just about anywhere on the face, neck, and body. We use Morpheus8 on areas you’d never think of treating with laser energy, such as the delicate tissues around the mouth and the upper and lower eyelids.
Here are specific areas we treat at American Surgical Arts:
- Entire face
- Areas with stretchmarks
- Post-surgical scars
- Banana roll under the buttocks
What Kinds of Skin Issues Can Morpheus8 Improve?
These treatments improve various skin problems:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Dull tissue
- Large pores
- Uneven skin tone
- Acne scars
- Active acne
- Skin laxity
Will I Have Recovery and Downtime after a Morpheus8 Treatment?
After your Morpheus8 session, your skin will be red, and you’ll likely have some mild swelling. As a response to the microneedling, your skin in the treated areas will feel tight and may be a little shiny for 3-5 days. At the sites of the hundreds of microscopic punctures, you may have small, flaky scabs and some light peeling skin. If you keep your skin moisturized, all of this can be effectively dealt with. You will need to protect your skin with 30+ SPF sunscreen or just avoid the sun for a couple weeks, as it will be susceptible to UV radiation. Patients can usually return to work the next day, but you may want to schedule your session in the afternoon to give your skin the evening to calm down a bit.
How Many Morpheus8 Treatments Will I Need?
At American Surgical Arts, we recommend from one to four Morpheus8 treatments for our New Jersey patients, depending upon your goals. Each Morpheus8 treatment should be spaced from 3 to 5 weeks apart; this allows your skin to fully heal and the collagen increase to take hold. After your series, occasional maintenance treatments will work to keep your collagen production at an elevated level.
When Will I See My Results from Morpheus8 Treatment?
Our patients love that Morpheus8 provides two levels of results. The first aspect, microneedling, provides superficial skin improvement, breaking down areas with poor texture and hyperpigmentation. These improvements begin almost immediately and continue. The second aspect of adding Morpheus8’s radiofrequency energy creates results that build over the course of weeks and months. These results stem from the body’s natural “wound healing” response where it ramps up production of new collagen and elastin. These results begin to show themselves in three or four weeks and continue for up to one year.
Contact Us Today!
To learn more about Morpheus8 and the microneedling procedure, book a personalized consultation with Dr. Bidic or Dr. Gundlapalli today! Call (856) 362-8898 or click here to send us an appointment request form. Our practice serves Mullica Hill, Vineland, Elmer and the surrounding areas of New Jersey and Delaware.