Morpheus8

Morpheus8 is the most powerful and deepest Subdermal Fractional micro-needling Radio Frequency (RF) technology. It’s renowned treatment to achieve superior skin tightening, lifting and contouring by restoring natural collagen and elastin and even smoothing down under-skin.

Penetrating deep into the skin and fat, this transforms the ageing face or body into a more desired smooth and contour appearance, for all skin tones.

FAQs

Both Morpheus 8 and Morpheus 8 Body are minimally invasive procedures that use radiofrequency (RF) microneedling to target skin concerns, but they differ in their target areas and depth of treatment:

Target Area:

  • Morpheus 8: Designed for the face and neck.
  • Morpheus 8 Body: Designed for larger body areas like the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, and arms.

Depth of Treatment:

  • Morpheus 8: Reaches up to 4mm deep, suitable for addressing wrinkles, fine lines, and mild skin laxity.
  • Morpheus 8 Body: Penetrates up to 8mm deep, ideal for treating cellulite, deeper wrinkles, and firmer, thicker skin on the body.

Here’s a table summarizing the key differences:

FEATURE MORPHEUS 8 MORPHEUS 8 BODY
Target Area Face and Neck Abdomen, Thighs, Buttocks, Arms
Depth of Treatment Up to 4mm Up to 8mm

Additionally:

  • Morpheus 8 Body is the only FDA-approved technology for deep subdermal adipose tissue remodeling (SARD) at 8mm.
  • Morpheus 8 Body often uses a larger handpiece with more pins to treat broader areas effectively.
  • While Morpheus 8 can be used on the body in theory, it might not deliver optimal results due to its shallower depth and treatment profile.

Choosing the right option depends on your specific concerns. Consulting a qualified dermatologist or aesthetician can help determine which treatment is best for you.

Both Morpheus 8 and BodyTite are minimally invasive procedures used for body contouring and skin tightening, but they work in different ways:

Target and Approach:

  • Morpheus 8: Uses microneedling with radiofrequency (RF) energy to stimulate collagen production in the skin, improving texture, fine lines, and mild laxity. Targets the upper layers of the skin.
  • BodyTite: Uses RF energy delivered under the skin to melt fat cells and tighten deeper tissues. It can be used alone for tightening or combined with liposuction for fat removal. Targets deeper tissues and fat layers.

Results:

  • Morpheus 8: Improves skin texture, reduces wrinkles, and tightens mildly loose skin. Results are gradual and improve over time.
  • BodyTite: Tightens skin more significantly and removes unwanted fat. Results are more dramatic and appear faster.

Other factors to consider:

  • Downtime: Morpheus 8 has minimal downtime, while BodyTite may involve more swelling and bruising for a few days.
  • Cost: BodyTite is generally more expensive due to its deeper treatment and potential liposuction component.
  • Combination: In some cases, both procedures can be combined for optimal results. Morpheus 8 can further tighten the skin after BodyTite removes fat.

Ultimately, the best choice depends on your specific goals:

  • For mild skin laxity, wrinkles, or texture concerns, Morpheus 8 might be sufficient.
  • For significant skin tightening, fat removal, or body contouring, BodyTite is a more suitable option.

It’s important to consult a qualified dermatologist or plastic surgeon to discuss your goals and determine the best treatment for you.

Yes, there aren’t exactly different levels of Morpheus8 itself, but there are aspects that can be customized to target different concerns:

  • Handpieces: Morpheus8 uses different handpieces with varying microneedle configurations. These include:

    • Prime 12 pin (smaller area, delicate)
    • Resurfacing 24 pin (more aggressive for wrinkles)
    • Morpheus8 24 pin (standard for face and neck)
    • Body 40 pin (larger area, deeper penetration for body)
  • Treatment Depth: The depth of microneedle penetration can be adjusted from 0.5mm to 7mm depending on the target area and desired effect.

  • RF Energy: The level of radiofrequency (RF) energy delivered can be controlled to balance effectiveness and patient comfort.

  • Treatment Modes: Morpheus8 offers Fixed and Burst modes for RF energy delivery. Fixed delivers continuous energy at a set depth, while Burst delivers it in rapid pulses at various depths for faster treatment and potentially less discomfort.

These customizable settings allow a healthcare professional to tailor the Morpheus8 treatment to your specific needs. For instance, they might use a shallower depth with a finer handpiece for treating wrinkles around the eyes, and a deeper depth with a larger handpiece for addressing loose skin on the abdomen.

You’ll likely see some initial changes after a Morpheus8 body treatment, but seeing the full results takes some time. Here’s a breakdown of the timeline:

  • Initial Changes (2-4 weeks): During this period, your body starts producing more collagen and elastin, which are essential for firmer, younger-looking skin. You might notice some subtle improvements in skin texture.

  • Visible Improvement (3-4 weeks): By this time, more significant improvements should become apparent. Skin may feel tighter, and there could be a reduction in the appearance of cellulite.

  • Optimal Results (around 3 months): It can take up to 3 months to see the full effects of Morpheus8 body. This is because collagen production continues to increase for several weeks after the treatment.

Here are some key points to remember:

  • Everyone heals at their own pace, so the exact timeframe for seeing results may vary slightly from person to person.
  • Multiple treatment sessions (usually 1-3 sessions spaced a month apart) are often recommended for optimal and long-lasting results.
  • Maintaining a healthy lifestyle with a good diet and exercise routine can help you maximize and maintain the benefits of Morpheus8 body.

There could be a few reasons why you aren’t seeing the results you expected from Morpheus8. Here are some possibilities:

  • Time Frame: It’s important to remember that Morpheus8 results develop gradually. While you might see some initial changes within a few days, it typically takes 3-4 weeks to see noticeable improvement and up to 3 months for full results. This is because the treatment stimulates collagen production, which takes time for the body to generate and take effect.

  • Number of Treatments: Morpheus8 is often recommended as a series of treatments, usually 1-3 sessions spaced a month apart. If you’ve only had one session, you might not have given your body enough time to produce the desired level of collagen for visible changes.

  • Treatment Settings: The effectiveness of Morpheus8 can be influenced by the customized settings used during your treatment. Factors like the depth of microneedling, RF energy level, and treatment mode (Fixed vs. Burst) can impact results. Discuss your concerns with your healthcare provider to see if adjustments could be made for your next session.

  • Individual Factors: Everyone heals at their own pace, and some people may take longer to respond to the treatment. Age, skin condition, and overall health can also influence results.

Here are some steps you can take:

  • Consult your healthcare provider: Discuss your lack of results with the professional who performed your Morpheus8 treatment. They can review your case, assess your progress, and determine if there’s anything they can adjust in your treatment plan.
  • Be patient: Allow enough time for the full effects to develop. If you haven’t completed the recommended number of sessions, consider going through the entire series before concluding it isn’t working.
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle: A balanced diet, proper hydration, and regular exercise can optimize your body’s ability to heal and produce collagen, potentially improving your results.

Remember, it’s important to manage expectations and have open communication with your healthcare provider throughout the Morpheus8 treatment process.

The recommended number of Morpheus8 treatments per year depends on your individual goals, skin condition, and the results you achieve from your initial treatment session. Here’s a breakdown:

  • Initial Series: Most patients require a series of 1-3 Morpheus8 treatments spaced 4-8 weeks apart to achieve optimal results. This initial series targets concerns like wrinkles, fine lines, and mild skin laxity.

  • Maintenance: After completing the initial round of treatments, some individuals opt for maintenance sessions to extend and sustain the effects. The frequency of maintenance sessions varies depending on your skin’s response and how long the results last. Here’s a general guideline:

    • Annual Maintenance: Some patients see results lasting up to a year and might only need one maintenance treatment annually.
    • Less Frequent Maintenance: For others, results may persist even longer, requiring maintenance sessions every few years.
  • Factors Affecting Frequency: Several factors can influence how often you might need Morpheus8 treatments:

    • Age: Younger skin tends to respond better and maintain results longer.
    • Sun Damage: Significant sun damage can require more frequent treatments.
    • Skin Laxity: The degree of skin laxity you want to address can affect how many sessions you need and how often you need maintenance.
    • Desired Results: People seeking more dramatic improvements may need more frequent treatments.

Consulting a qualified healthcare professional is essential to determine the best course of treatment for you. They can assess your skin, discuss your goals, and create a personalized plan that includes the number of initial sessions and the recommended frequency for maintenance treatments.