Morpheus8 in London
Morpheus8 is a new subdermal adipose remodeling device (SARD) that fractionally remodels and contours the face and body. Penetrating deep into the skin and fat, Morpheus8 is perfect for both facial rejuvenation and body contouring to achieve a more desired smooth and sleek appearance. Unlike laser resurfacing, Morpheus8 can be used on all skin types. This minimally invasive skin tightening tool involving the use of adjustable depth fractional RF microneedling.
Morpheus8 is a handheld device which combines microneedling and radiofrequency energy to improve the quality of the skin and tighten the skin.
Morpheus8 works great for 3 types of concerns:
1 – the younger patient who wants soft tissue tightening without traditional operations such as a facelift and without the attendant scars, risks or downtime.
2 – patients with soft tissue laxity who are not severe enough to justify the time, expense and risk of a more invasive procedure such as facelift
3 – those with recurrent soft tissue laxity who have already undergone a traditional surgical procedure such as a facelift
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Fractional RF microneedling
Morpheus8 allows you to achieve results which in many cases match those of more traditional surgery such as a facelift without the need for incisions, scars or downtime. Morpheus8 combines radiofrequency with microneedling to completely rejuvenate your skin. While popularly used on the face and neck for comprehensive facial rejuvenation, Morpheus8 can also be used for body contouring on the arms, abdomen, thighs, buttocks, knees and underarms.
RF microneedling achieves tissue tightening by the thermal application of heat to the deep dermis. This triggers a healing cascade leading to collagen and elastin formation. In contrast to laser, Morpheus8 has much better safety profile for all skin types in terms of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and scarring. Morpheus8 can be combined with laser resurfacing as part of our hybrid laser resurfacing protocol (laser + RF) for total rejuvenation of the face and neck.
Morpheus8 is an approved Subdermal Adipose Remodeling Device. This means it is able to treat deeper than previous microneedling treatments, which means the radiofrequency energy is able to treat areas beneath the skin such as fatty necks and jowls.
Microneedling has undergone a series of refinements over the last 10 years. Traditional microneedling done with rollers (Dermaroller), stamps (Dermastamp) or motorised pens (Dermapen) are outdated forms of microneedling.
RF microneedling utilising single use applicators, multipolar RF delivery and special designed insulated needles is the current gold standard for microneedling.
Types of Morpheus8 treatments
Morpheus8 can be used in 4 unique configurations depending on the aesthetic requirement:
- Morpheus8 (24 pin)
- Morpheus8 Resurfacing (24 pin uncoated)
- Morpheus8 Prime (12 pin coated)
- Morpheus8 Body (40 pin coated)
Morpheus8 Body is a deep fractional treatment with the ability to deliver radiofrequency energy to depths of up to 7mm (+1mm thermal profile) for deep tissue tightening and fat remodelling. Morpheus8 is safe on skin types up to and including type 6 with little risk of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) which is common with other resurfacing methods like laser resurfacing.
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Ideal candidates for Morpheus8
Morpheus8 is a suitable treatment for those who are wishing to improve the appearance of:
- Mild sagging in the face and neck
- Sun damage
- Acne scars
- Lines and creases
- Stretch marks
- Uneven texture
You will need to be at least 18 years old to undergo this treatment.
This treatment is suitable for all skin types.
You will need to have realistic expectations about what the procedure can achieve.
You may not be a suitable candidate if you are currently pregnant, breastfeeding or have an active skin infection. Those who have severe wrinkles or skin laxity may not be suitable.
Prior to undergoing this treatment, you will need to have a consultation with one of our surgeons. They will be able to assess your skin and ensure you are a suitable candidate for this procedure. Some people may need to combine treatments, or it may be better to undergo more invasive procedures.
This is a minimally invasive procedure. A topical anaesthetic will be applied to the skin prior to the procedure to help with any discomfort.
Treatment time will vary, it may take anywhere between 45 minutes to two hours to complete.
Morpheus8 works by utilising microneedles which are infused with radiofrequency energy. The microneedles are then used on the target area, penetrating up to 4mm. The radiofrequency is then applied at this level. The handheld device will be gently passed over the skin until the treatment is complete.
This treatment will not only target the fat beneath the skin but will cause the collagen in the skin to be stimulated and new collagen will produce. This will cause the skin to become tighter, more vibrant and more youthful.
Recovery after Morpheus8
As this is a non-surgical procedure, you will experience minimal downtime.
Following the treatment, it is usual to experience redness, swelling and shiny skin for up to five days. You may also notice that your skin will peel during this period.
During the first few days following the procedure, you will need to ensure you take care of your skin. You will need to avoid excess sun exposure and ensure you apply high SPF sunscreen. You should also ensure your skin stays moisturised.
Avoid applying makeup until the following day.
You will not need to take any time off work – most people will return to work the day after they have treatment.
You will be able to notice results straight after the procedure. However, with time the results will continue to improve, and you will notice the best results after two to three weeks.
Morpheus8 before and after
FaceTite combined with Morpheus8:
What is Morpheus8?Morpheus8 is a non-surgical procedure which uses a combination of microneedling and radiofrequency to target fat and improves the appearance of the skin.
Morpheus8 is a handheld device which involves the use of microneedles infused with radiofrequency energy. The device is passed over the skin, and the microneedles will penetrate the skin at a depth up to 4mm. At this depth, radiofrequency energy will be emitted.
The combination of these treatments will not only target fat but will result in the production of new collagen, which will improve the appearance of the skin.
Where on the body can I have Morpheus8?While Morpheus8 is most commonly applied to the face, it can also be used on the arms, abdomen, thighs, buttocks, knees and underarms.
Am I a suitable candidate for this procedure?You can have Morpheus8 treatment if you want to improve the appearance of
Mild sagging in the face and neck
Lines and creases
You will not be a suitable candidate if you have excessive lines or sagging skin. Your surgeon will be able to recommend a more suitable procedure for you.
It will be recommended that you wait before having this procedure if you are currently pregnant, breastfeeding or have a skin infection.
Is Morpheus8 suitable for my skin type?Morpheus8 is suitable for all skin types including type 6.
How long will the treatment take?Treatment will vary depending on where it takes place. Treatment can take anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours.
Will I need multiple treatments?This will depend on the desired results you are wishing to achieve. Some people will be able to achieve the best results after one session, however, others will require multiple treatments over the next few weeks.
What will the recovery period be like?After the procedure, you will be able to resume your usual daily routine straight away. However, most people will prefer to take the rest of the day off work.
You can expect to experience some redness and swelling for up to five days. Your skin may also peel during this period.
You will need to make sure to avoid excessive sun exposure and apply high SPF sunscreen. Make sure to keep your skin moisturised.
You will have to avoid wearing makeup until the next day.
When will I be able to see the results?You will be able to notice results right away.
However, you will notice results improve over the next two to three weeks.
Can Morpheus8 be combined with any other procedures?Morpheus8 is commonly combined with other rejuvenation procedures such as FaceTite and BodyTite.
During your consultation, your surgeon will be able to determine whether or not you should combine Morpheus8 with other procedures.
When can I wear makeup again?You will be able to wear makeup the day after the procedure.
However, if you combined Morpheus8 with procedures such as Fractora, you may have to wait up to one week before applying makeup.