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What Is Morpheus8?

The interest in non-invasive cosmetic procedures continues to rise, driven primarily by patients’ desire for quicker, more convenient options and advances in cosmetic surgery technology. There is now a wide variety of non-surgical options that can safely and effectively remove wrinkles, reduce loose skin, and restore youthful contours.

InModeMD’s new Morpheus8 skin treatment is a great option for Los Angeles area patients seeking skin rejuvenation and ways to reduce signs of aging without having to go under the knife. It uses fractionated radio-frequency (RF) heat to immediately shrink the skin and to stimulate natural collagen production, which acts like an internal glue, further tightening the skin over time. It can safely reach even the deepest layers of skin and tissue, reducing excess fat and rejuvenating the face and neck in a matter of minutes.

What Are The Benefits of Morpheus8 Treatment?

Morpheus8 treatments can be used on nearly any skin type. Even patients with darker skin tones, who are typically told to avoid laser or RF treatments for fear of affecting skin pigmentation, can safely use Morpheus8. Treatments are effective throughout the entire body, but Morpheus8 is typically used to restore contours along the face and neck. Morpheus8 treatments also stimulate new skin cell growth by boosting the skin’s natural collagen production, which leads to better-looking skin.

Candidates for Morpheus8 treatments include patients who struggle with:

  • Deep wrinkles and creases in the lower face and neck
  • Fatty deposits along the jawline or chin
  • “Jowls” along the neck
  • Loose or sagging skin
  • Discoloration of the skin
  • Acne or other dermal scars

How Does Morpheus8 Work?

Morpheus8 treatments use a special device, fitted with 24 tiny, silicone-coated pins that penetrate into and under the skin to heat it using RF energy. The heat deeply penetrates the fat and skin underneath, contracting the connective tissues and tightening fat and skin to essentially “mold” new contours. RF energy stimulates collagen production, leading to new skin cell growth over time and skin that is more supple and smooth long-term. Morpheus8 skin treatments can be used on nearly any part of the body, but are particularly effective at tightening the face and neck area.

The Morpheus8 device can be programmed to different levels of intensity, depending on the thickness of the skin and tissue treated. Treatments typically take between a few minutes and one hour to complete, but repeated sessions may be needed, depending on the desired results. Generally, most patients will require two to three sessions, spaced about a month apart, for the best outcome.

What is Morpheus8 Recovery Like?

Morpheus8 treatments usually result in little to no downtime. The device is designed to powerfully penetrate under the skin’s surface without causing lasting damage. There may be some redness or skin irritation right after treatments are completed. Irritation may last for a few days, but most patients are able to use makeup and go back to work within 24 hours after a treatment. Skin care routines can be restarted within a week after treatments.

What Can I Expect From Morpheus8 Treatment?

The benefits of Morpheus8 begin to show within days after the first treatment. After any irritation has subsided, patients will see skin that is brighter, smoother, and with tighter contours. After about three weeks, the results are even more noticeable. Morpheus8 treatments stimulate the skin’s own natural collagen production, so improvement continues even months after sessions are completed. Improvements are especially noticeable when treatments are used along the face and neck, but Morpheus8 treatments are equally effective on other areas of the body. Morpheus8 can also be combined with other procedures, including facelift surgery, FaceTite™, AccuTite™, and injectable fillers to achieve further enhancement.

Thomas S. Taylor, MD, FACS

The Aesthetic Society American Society of Plastic Surgery Fellow American College of Surgeons American Board of Plastic Surgery ABMS MOC American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

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