what is morpheus8?

January 2023

Morpheus8 treatment results. Not an MMD patient. Credit Dr. J Laningham/Morpheus8

What is Morpheus8?

Collagen is the foundational building block of healthy, youthful skin. As we age, our natural collagen production slows, which results in signs of aging like wrinkles and sagging skin. Morpheus8 is a fractional skin treatment that stimulates collagen production, remodels, and contours the face and body. Morpheus8 treatment combines the effectiveness of microneedling with fractionated energy to penetrate the deep layers of the dermis and resulting in a  smooth, sleek, and radiant appearance for all skin types and tones. 

What is Morpheus8?

Morpheus8 is a microneedling and fractionated energy treatment that stimulates collagen production, contours, and remodels the deep layers of the skin. Traditional microneedling stimulates collagen production by kickstarting the body’s natural healing process. Morpheus8 not only stimulates collagen production but also inserts radiofrequency energy into adipose tissue (body fat) up to 4mm deep, resulting in a totally remodeled, tight, and youthful appearance. 

What does Morpheus8 treat?

Morpheus8 can be used on any area of the face and body that benefits from sub-dermal renewal. The most commonly treated areas include the lower face and neck. Areas of the face and body that exhibit wrinkles, discoloration, or acne scarring are also suitable for treatment. Morpheus8 is an excellent choice for facial rejuvenation because it can address multiple concerns simultaneously, including:

  • Fat accumulation beneath the chin
  • Mild sagging and softening at the jawline
  • Sun damage
  • Acne and other scarring
  • Stretch marks
  • Poor skin texture
  • Enlarged pores
  • Deep lines and creases

Who can benefit from Morpheus8 treatment?

Morpheus8 is safe for all skin types and tones. 

How much does Morpheus8 treatment cost?

Budgeting for aesthetic medical treatment is an important part of your overall health and well-being. Our pricing is competitive and reflects our extensive training continuing education and commitment to your safety. Visit our pricing page to review treatment costs. 

Does Morpheus8 work?

At Melinda Menezes, MD, we always seek out the most effective, safe, and cutting-edge technology for our patients. Dr. Menezes spent four years researching the Morpheus8 treatment before bringing it to the clinic. Dr. Menezes believes it is the most effective and safest treatment for collagen building and skin rejuvenation available at this time. The combination of microneedling and radiofrequency makes it a complex procedure that should be done only by medical professionals with our level of training, expertise, and commitment to your safety.  

How long do Morpheus8 Results last?

Visible results can be seen within a few days, but the most noticeable results typically appear after three weeks. Improvements may continue up to three months after treatment.

What is treatment like? Does it hurt?

Morpheus8 treatment is similar to traditional microneedling or collagen induction because it uses tiny, automated needles to penetrate the skin. However, Morpheus8 is different because its needles reach a depth of 4mm. This alone is significant because structural change is stimulated within the skin’s deep layers. Additional benefits stem from the inclusion of radiofrequency, the energy that gently heats subdermal adipose tissue for more profound tightening and toning. 

Patient safety and comfort are our highest priorities, and we do our best to make every treatment as comfortable as possible. However, microneedling with radiofrequency may be uncomfortable in sensitive areas. We do use topical numbing cream to make treatment much more pleasant than many patients expect.

Can I wear makeup after treatment?

Morpheus8 penetrates the deep layers of the skin and patients should refrain from makeup for at least 1-2 days after treatment. Gentle skincare and mineral sunscreen are recommended. 

What kind of post-treatment care is needed after Morepheus8?

Patients should gently cleanse and moisturize the treatment area and consult with Dr. Menezes about other skin care products. Patients should avoid direct contact with the sun and use a broad spectrum, mineral sunscreen daily. In addition to protecting the skin, daily sunscreen use will prolong results, reduce the risk of skin cancer, and premature aging. 

Can Morepheus8 be combined with other treatments?

Yes! Morpheus8 can be combined with other treatments. Consult with Dr, Menezes or nurses to create a custom experience designed to meet your needs. 

How do I schedule a Morpheus8 treatment?

Every patient (existing and new) must schedule a 30-minute consultation appointment before Morpheus8 treatment will be performed. Not only is this a critical step for your safety, but also allows Dr. Menezes and her team to create the best treatment schedule and skincare routine for your unique needs. Morpheus8 is a complex treatment that is safe and extremely effective when done by professionals committed to your care.  Call the clinic at 808-855-8436 to schedule your Morpheus8 consultation today. 

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