- 2022 . 02 . 28
- 3 Things I Wish I Knew Before My First Morpheus8 Treatment
It’s rare that we have a treatment that can work for pretty much anyone and that addresses pretty much all skin concerns. Fine lines and wrinkles, check; skin laxity, check; acne and acne scarring, check; textural irregularities, check; hyperpigmentation, check; stretch marks, what?, check; sun damage and dark spots; check. Seriously, if you’ve got it, we have it covered with Morpheus8.
Morpheus8 is a treatment that combines microneedling with radiofrequency (RF) energy aimed at overall skin rejuvenation. What we love about this treatment at MDBC is that it addresses a wide variety of skin concerns and yields really beautiful and effective results.BOOK AN APPOINTMENT
Morpheus8 is a super innovative treatment that basically delivers radiofrequency heat energy via tiny microabrasions to the skin. In doing so it awakens your body’s wound healing response which in turn stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, two crucial elements that we stop producing as we age, and that are responsible for keeping the skin firm, tight and smooth.
What is so unique about Morpheus8 is that it has insulated tips which give it the capability to comfortably penetrate the skin at a variety of depths, the deepest being 4-5 mm, much deeper than traditional microneedling treatments. This means that both the upper and lower layers of the skin or dermis are treated with RF heat, allowing the treatment to not only tighten the skin but also to go as far as remodeling it.
Morpheus8 is a great treatment for a whole range of skin concerns. It can improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin tone and smooth out textural irregularities. It can also address hyperpigmentation and improve the appearance of acne scarring. In fact, it is our best weapon against acne overall, as it addresses the root cause of acne by eliminating the bacteria that causes it in the first place.
Morpheus8 is also a skin tightening and resurfacing treatment, that can tighten and remodel the skin in areas where it tends to sag and jowl the most, and can even eliminate small pockets of unwanted fat. It’s a treatment that can be used anywhere on the body with the Morpheus8 Body treatment option and to address target areas on the face, jawline, and neck.
Depending on what area(s) you’re having treated, the Morpheus8 treatment can take anywhere from 15-60 minutes. Your MD provider will start by applying a topical numbing cream in order to minimize any discomfort. They will then proceed to administer radiofrequency heat via tiny injections to your skin. Depending on the issues that you are seeking to address with the treatment they will also be able to adjust the depth at which the RF energy penetrates the skin accordingly.
We also recommend that you avoid taking any aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories like Advil, if possible. Certain supplements like fish oil, Vitamin E and St. John’s Wort are also known to increase the likelihood of bruising. We also recommend that you limit your alcohol intake as it can also cause bruising and try to drink plenty of water before your treatment. Your MD provider will talk to you about how best to prepare for your Morpheus8 treatment when you come in for your consultation.
There is some social downtime associated with the Morpheus8 treatment. You may experience redness, swelling, and bruising following your treatment. You might also have some bleeding immediately after treatment from the microabrasions, and your skin might develop tiny red raised bumps, but all of which will heal within 1-3 days. So although we do say minimal downtime after Morpheus8, you may not want to plan any big events for at least three days following your treatment. You’ll also need to be careful to stay out of the sun and you’ll need to wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen of at least SPF 30. When you come in for your consult we’ll also discuss the appropriate skincare routine to follow in order to speed up the healing process and boost your results.
Morpheus8 is a great treatment for absolutely anyone. We have young people in their 20s and 30s looking for an airbrushed effect on their skin, as well as individuals looking to combat acne, scarring, skin laxity, wrinkles, and to create a contoured look to the skin. It’s equally safe for all skin types and tones.
When you come in for your complimentary consultation with one of our MD providers we can discuss whether this treatment can be beneficial and also prepare a customized treatment plan that will give you the best results.
You should not have Mopheus8 if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, if you have an infection near or on the treatment area, if you are prone to bleeding or have any bleeding disorders, or if you have any autoimmune disorders that could affect healing.
You’ll see an improvement in the overall quality of your skin within a few days of your treatment, and an improvement in any skin tightening after about three weeks. Typically Morpheus8 yields the most optimal results after a series of three treatments, after which your results will only continue to improve in the months following all three treatments.
Everyone is different, but we typically recommend a series of 3 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart for optimal results, after that yearly maintenance treatments will keep up your results.
I have been attending for close to 10 years now. I started with the M10 skincare and peels and eventually grew into needing/wanting some Botox injections. Everything you need in one spot. I’m a mom and a woman in finance, so my schedule is brutal. I love that I don’t have a preference for one nurse - all of them are super capable and professional. I’m happy to get in with whoever, whenever. I can’t recommend this clinic enough to my friends and family.”