Rejuvenating, revitalizing, and reimagining your youthful appearance is more achievable today than ever before with modern beauty treatments like Morpheus8. Although Morpheus8 is getting a lot of social media attention, it’s a relatively new fractional treatment on the market. It’s predecessor, Fractora, has been around for over 15 years. As such, many people have many questions about the treatment’s safety and the expected results. Consultation with a highly trained professional can help you determine if the treatment is right for you.

You’ve struggled with acne scarring and being self-conscious about your beauty for years. After many treatments with temporary and underwhelming results, you’ve decided to give Morpheus8 a try. While it’s a good decision, you should know that choosing an experienced and qualified provider is crucial in ensuring you get the best results with minimal risks.

Fortunately, Dr. Goldman and his staff are trained and skilled to offer this treatment with stunning results. They understand the intricacies of the treatment and will guide you through it for the best result.

What is Morpheus8?

Morpheus8 is an advanced, non-surgical microneedling treatment that uses radiofrequency technology (RF) to trigger collagen production within the subdermal layer of the skin. As we age, our bodies produce less and less collagen, resulting in saggy skin, fine lines, and wrinkles. Stimulation of collagen production tightens and smoothens the skin for a youthful appearance.

The combination of microneedling treatment and radiofrequency energy makes Morpheus8 highly effective in addressing a range of skin concerns like loose skin, fine lines, jowls, wrinkles, active acne, acne scars, stretch marks, and stubborn areas of excess fat.

How does Morpheus8 work?

During a Morpheus8 procedure, the microneedles penetrate to different depths of the skin, forming micro-injuries on the target areas to stimulate collagen production for anti-aging benefits. At the depths selected for your specific needs, the needle tips release RF energy that heats the dermis up to 8mm to tighten underlying fat.

But how does heat result in tighter skin? The body interprets the heat on the skin layers as a wound. In response, it triggers a healing reaction that involves reworking the existing collagen in the target area and producing new collagen. Collagen provides the skin with structural support, which leads to instant skin tightening.

What are the benefits of using Morpheus8?

Besides increased collagen production, skin tightening, and anti-aging benefits, Morpheus8 is approved by the FDA as a SARD (Subdermal Adipose Remodeling Device). It’s the first device that reduces fat in target areas like the chin and melts away cellulite on the buttocks and thighs.

Other benefits include decreasing the amount of active acne, and minimizing scarring, hyperpigmentation, and stretchmarks. Unlike traditional skin treatments, Morpheus8 is accurate and doesn’t require surgery. Because of this, Morpheus8 has minimal patient downtime.

Are there any side effects associated with Morpheus8?

Some common side effects you may experience include swelling, mild redness, soreness, bruising, and mild pain in the target areas. Like any microneedling procedure, it may leave tiny scabs that look like peeling or flaky skin. Generally, these side effects aren’t anything to worry about, and they will disappear in a few days or less.

When your skin starts scabbing, don’t start picking. This will only cause more scarring and skin damage, making the treatment results less desirable. When the skin is scabbing, you may not see the results properly. But once healing is done, the beautiful results are revealed.

Is Morpheus8 suitable for all skin types?

Morpheus8 is suitable for every skin type and skin tone. Any man or woman with oily, dry, normal, or combination skin and who’s unhappy with their skin appearance can undergo a series of treatments.

The unique color-blind technology allows treatment on darker tones without the risk of hyperpigmentation.

Areas that can be treated with Morpheus8

Morpheus8 is versatile and can be used on any body part that needs collagen renewal. However, the most common target areas are the lower face and the neck.

Aside from these, Morpheus8 can also be used on the decolletage, chest, arms, abdomen, back, waist, hips, buttocks, knees, and thighs.

How many sessions of Morpheus8 are typically needed for optimal results?

The number of Morpheus8 sessions required for optimal results varies, but on average, patients require 3-4 treatments, 4-6 weeks apart. The best results of firmer, more even, and healthier skin begin to appear 3 to 4 weeks after the final session.

The factors that influence the number of Morpheus8 sessions you need include:

  • The severity of skin concerns – The more severe your skin problems are, or the thicker your skin is, the more sessions you need to achieve your desired results.
  • Age – Older patients naturally have less collagen and looser skin. As a result, they need more sessions to stimulate collagen production for the best skin-tightening results.
  • Treatment area – Larger and more challenging target areas need more treatment sessions.
  • Desired outcome – Your desired goals influence the number and frequency of the treatment. If you want dramatic results, you’ll need more sessions.

It’s crucial to consult with Dr. Goldman and his team to determine your treatment plan based on your goals and needs.

How long does it take to see results with Morpheus8?

Collagen and elastin production and development take time, so the complete results will take several months after treatment to develop. However, you may notice subtle results in the first few days or weeks. The best results will show around the three-month mark after the last treatment.

Morpheus8 post care

You can use regular soap 24 hours after your treatment but do not exfoliate or use scrub soaps. You should also avoid any skin irritants for a few days after the treatment. Irritants include products with retinol, salicylic or glycolic acids, benzoyl peroxide, tretinoin, and astringents.

Dr. Goldman also advises you to avoid direct sun exposure and apply at least 30 SPF sunscreen daily to the treated area (from one to three days after treatment). You should also refrain from touching the treated area for the initial 48 hours.

If you must touch it after this period, ensure your hands are clean to avoid infection. Sunscreen reduces the risk of skin cancer, helps minimize wrinkles, and slows down aging.

What is the cost of Morpheus8?

One Morpheus8 session on the face can cost between $900 and $1200, depending on the areas being treated.

For full face and neck treatments, it costs about $1300 for every treatment. With a requirement of about three sessions, expect to spend about $3500 for the complete treatment which includes the Alastin procedure enhancement kit.

Body treatments require a consultation to determine pricing based on the area being treated and the number of treatments needed.

Contact Dr. Goldman for Morpheus8 Treatment near you

Dr. Goldman is a triple board-certified plastic surgeon who can accurately assess different skin concerns and determine the appropriate settings for effective treatment.

He’ll advise on the ideal number of treatments and post-treatment caution you should take for the best results. Schedule a consultation by calling the offices of Dr. Steven Goldman today: Beachwood Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa at (216) 514-8899 and Westlake Plastic Surgery at (440) 871-8899.