Morpheus8 in London
With advancing years, the skin gradually loses its firmness and elasticity. Collagen and elastin content diminish and is often accompanied by volume loss caused by loss of underlying fat. The result is often skin that is sagging, less firm and prone to developing lines and wrinkles. The lines and wrinkles which develop can be worsened by fluctuations in weight, tobacco smoking, chronic sun exposure and genetics. Once advanced skin changes have developed, even premium skin creams and serums are unable to restore a healthy and youthful appearance. Although a surgical facelift is an excellent procedure for addressing the ageing face, not all patients are willing to accept an invasive procedure that carries risks and downtime. Centre for Surgery are pleased offer Morpheus8 fractional radiofrequency microneedling for restoration of a youthful and refreshed appearance without the incisions, scars, risks or downtime of traditional surgery.
Morpheus is fully FDA approved for the smoothening of fine lines and wrinkles in the face, neck and décolletage. The treatment involves the delivery of precise radiofrequency energy deep into the dermal layer of the skin. The transmitted thermal energy induces stimulation of new collagen and elastin production which are the fundamental building blocks of smoother and firmer skin. Treatment results continue to improve over time as the collagen content is replenished and remodelled leading to a lifting and plumping effect. The newly remodelled skin is both firmer and tighter.
What is Morpheus8?
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.
Expected Results after Morpheus8
- Reducing perioral lines around the mouth
- Smoothening of deep lines around the eyes
- Reduction of laxity of jawline leading to a tighter more defined jawline
- Tightening of skin beneath the chin which leads to reduction in appearance of a double chin
- Tightening tissue in the neck and décolletage area
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
RealSelf Top Doctors for RF microneedling
RealSelf top doctor status is awarded to less than 10% of the RealSelf doctor community. This status is earned by achieving consistently high patient satisfaction (from RealSelf reviews), getting excellent feedback on expert answers to patient questions, and after investing significant time in Q&A and other doctor activity. RealSelf top doctors are rated among the very best surgeons in the United Kingdom and USA.
Benefits of Morpheus8
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 using the brand new Morpheus8 body tips. Morpheus8 is often chosen as a precursor or alternative to face or neck lift surgery, or used to maintain results post surgery.
Why do people have Morpheus8?
- It is a quick, safe, effective and non-surgical treatment
- Achieve tighter, firmer, lifted skin of the face and neck
- Impressive degree of facial rejuvenation
- No need for general anaesthetic. Morpheus8 is routinely performed under a local anaesthetic
- No downtime and no risk of scarring compared with traditional surgery
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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Things to consider before having Morpheus8 treatment
We believe that the best outcomes after Morpheus8 treatment happen when patients make the right choice of clinic and practitioner
1. In deciding on the right clinic for you, always carry out extensive research and choose a well established and reputable clinic. Centre for Surgery are specialists in aesthetic, laser and surgical treatments and have been established for many years. Our patient coordinators and practitioners are here to answer any questions you may have to empower you with the right information.
2. Your choice of practitioner should be based on their qualifications, experience and having a record of good patient feedbacks. You should know who you will be seeing before your consultation. At Centre for surgery, our specialists are specially selected after a rigorous appointments process to ensure they have the right skill set to perform Morpheus8.
3. When choosing to have a cosmetic procedure, you should not base your decision on price alone. It is important to make sure you are having treatment in a safe and regulated environment by staff who are both full trained and caring to look after your needs – before, during and after your procedure.
4. Avoid clinics who offer a ‘hard-sell’. If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Ask your practitioner what techniques will be used. Specialists at Centre for Surgery perform all types of aesthetic procedures which can complement the Morpheus8 treatment.
We believe patient safety and happy satisfied patients are the bedrock of our reputation as an ethical provider of cosmetic surgery. Our doctors and aesthetic practitioners are known for giving straightforward honest advice and you can be assured that your journey with Centre for Surgery will be a positive experience on the path to renewed self-confidence.
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
- Chronic sun damage
- Acne scars
- Perioral fine lines
- Uneven tone and texture
- Scars and stretch marks
You will need to be at least 18 years old to undergo this treatment. This treatment is suitable for all skin types including darker skin types. You will need to have realistic expectations about what the procedure can achieve as it does not give surgical results but can significantly improve ageing changes.
Who is not suitable for Morpheus8?
You will 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 effective but invasive procedures such as a surgical facelift.
Morpheus8 RF microneedling is minimally invasive procedure. In most cases a topical anaesthetic will be applied to the skin prior to the procedure to minimise any discomfort associated with treatment. For larger areas or for treatment performed at higher energy settings, your practitioner may perform a local anaesthetic block for enhanced comfort. Treatment time can vary depending on the areas treated. A full face and neck treatment takes about 2 hours to complete. Morpheus8 works by utilising microneedles which are combined 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 also act on the collagen and elastin in the skin for enhanced effect. This will cause the skin to become tighter, more vibrant and more youthful.
Recovery after RF microneedling
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:
How to find us
Centre for Surgery is located at 106 Crawford Street in Marylebone. Crawford Street is just off Baker Street.
We are easily accessible by all major bus routes that pass through Baker Street as well as Baker Street underground station.
From the tube station, we are just a 5 minute walk southwards down Baker Street followed by a right turn onto Crawford Street. The clinic is about 200 yards on the left.
There is ample local pay & display parking in the surrounding area and an NCP car park is located further west along Crawford Street. Our local residential parking zone is the City of Westminster.
Address: 106 Crawford Street, Marylebone, London, W1H 2HY
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.
What is the technology behind Morpheus8?Morpheus8 is a fractional radio-frequency needling device using specially coated pins. The micro pins exert their effect at the subdermal and subcutaneous layer leading to subdermal coagulation and the production of new collagen and elastin.
How does Morpheus8 stimulate the production of collagen and elastin?Collagen and elastin are substances found naturally in the body. Collagen is. A naturally occurring protein molecule that helps to give the skin a youthful and firm appearance. As people age, the production of new collagen slowly diminishes leading to a resultant loss of skin firmness. This resulting skin laxity leads to sagging skin. The Morpheus8 device used at Centre for Surgery acts as a potent stimulator of collagen and elastin production through a focussed heating effect caused by radiofrequency energy at the pin tips to the sagging tissues. This leads to a significant degree of tightening without any incisions or scars of traditional surgery.
Is Morpheus8 a laser procedure?No. Morpheus8 is not a laser procedure. Ablative lasers such as erbium laser act on the most superficial layers of the skin for common skin concerns such as fine lines and wrinkles or hyperpigmentation. Morpheus8 is similar to fractional lasers is that the pins are applied as a grid similar to the fractional laser to minimise downtime. Unlike lasers, Morpheus8 acts on the deeper skin layers to lift and remodel the facial skin or any other body area. Since lasers and Morpheus8 exert their effects at different depths, they can be used in a complementary manner for a more comprehensive facial rejuvenation.
Is Morpheus8 a surgical procedure?Morpheus8 is not a surgical procedure as it does not involve any incisions and can be safely performed in the clinic setting using local anaesthetic as an outpatient procedure.
Can Morpheus8 achieve results similar to a facelift?Morpheus8 is often known as a non-surgical facelift. It is probably more accurate to think of Morpheus8 as a skin tightening device which works great for mild to moderate levels of skin laxity. Many patients will not be ready for a facelift and in these cases, Morpheus8 is ideal as a treatment gap treatment. Morpheus8 can also be used for those who have had surgery and wish to maintain their results.
What happens during the Morpheus8 treatment?After you have a face to face consultation with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon, you will attend for your procedure for Morpheus8 face tightening treatment. The first step is to throughly clean the area followed by the application of local anaesthetic cream which is left for a period of 45-60 minutes to take effect. For Morpheus8 used at higher energy settings it may be better to have local anaesthetic injections to numb the area more effectively. During Morpheus8 treatment, the device is applied perpendicular to the skin and activated leading to deposition of radiofrequency energy via the fractional micro pins to kick start the collagen production process. A full face and neck treatment usually takes around 60 to 90 minutes.
What can I expect after the Morpheus8 procedure?Following a Morpheus8 treatment at Centre for Surgery, the skin may appear flushed at first but the redness will start to settle down after a few hours. Other common side effects of RF microneedling treatment include swelling, and skin sensitivity when the skin is touched. These side effects are temporary in nature. Less commonly reported side effects after Morpheus8 treatment including temporary patches of numbness on parts of the skin and mild bruising. Patients can return to normal activities within 24 hours and should probably avoid booking any important engagements the day after treatment as in some cases, your doctor may prescribe strong painkillers for the first couple of days.
Where on the face and 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 Morpheus8 treatment?For those patients whose skin is affected by the passage of time and gravity, then you may be a good candidate for Morpheus8. Patients with sagging neck skin and jowl descent can benefit from Morpheus8 treatment.
Morpheus8 is well known for its skin tightening effects and for patients who want to take a proactive approach in preventing early onset signs of aging. Patients who have already had facial rejuvenation surgery can also benefit from having Morpheus8 to maintain the results of their surgical procedure.
You can have Morpheus8 treatment if you want to improve the appearance of:
Mild sagging in the face and neck
Lines and creases
For patients with severe degrees of skin laxity may derive more benefit from a surgical procedure such as a facelift.
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 darker Fitzpatrick skin types 5 and 6.
How long does the Morpheus8 treatment take?Treatment will vary depending on where it takes place. Treatment can take anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours.
Is the Morpheus8 treatment painful?Morpheus8 is performed in in the clinic in most cases. In most cases, the topical application of local anaesthetic cream is sufficient to provide effective pain relief even with the deeper penetration of the micro needles. The needles are very sharp to facilitate smooth access through the skin. During the initial stage of the treatment, you may experience a mild prickling sensation followed by a warm sensation as energy is emitted from the needle tips. For Morpheus8 performed at higher energy settings, your doctor may use the injection of local anaesthetic and nerve blocks for more effective pain relief. Morpheus8 is designed to provide a controlled deliver of RF energy for uniformly delivered treatment.
How soon will I see results from Morpheus8 treatment?After approximately 4 weeks, you may begin to notice a substantial improvement in your skin tone and texture. After 3 months, your soft tissue laxity should also start to have improved with an improvement in overall skin elasticity. The optimum results from Morpheus8 treatment will be evident by between 6 and 8 months post treatment.
What are the risks of Morpheus8 treatment?Morpheus8 is fully FDA approved which means it has passed rigourous tests of both safety and effectiveness. The procedure has been over 100,000 times globally across the world. Radiofrequency energy used in the Morpheus8 device is a tried and tested technology and has been used widely in medicine for over 60 years. The side effects of Morpheus treatment include redness, bruising, swelling and temporary skin tenderness. These side effects are short lived and settle after 24 hours or so.
Will I need multiple Morpheus8 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 Morpheus8?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 flake 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. However, if you combined Morpheus8 with procedures such as FaceTite, you may have to wait up to one week before applying makeup.
How safe and effective is Morpheus8?The safety and effectiveness of Morpheus8 and RF microneedling has been validated through a number of high level clinical research papers and many hundreds of thousands of procedures performed across the world. The procedure has received full European CE mark approval for non-surgical tightening and lifting of the neck, lower face and upper face.
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.
How much does Morpheus8 cost?Morpheus8 prices in London differ based on the area being treated and will be confirmed following a full clinical assessment by one of our expert practitioners. Morpheus8 for the face is £1200 for one treatment.
Why does Centre for Surgery use Morpheus8 for skin tightening?Morpheus8 is one of the most effective skin tightening treatments available in the UK and is fully FDA approved. Unlike laser treatments such as CO2 laser or Erbium laser which always have some effect on the epidermal layer, the radiofrequency energy of Morpheus8 is delivered beneath the epidermal skin layer deep in the dermis and the subcutaneous layer. No laser treatment can penetrate as deep as Morpheus8 and can only penetrate as far as the superficial dermis. Morpheus8 directly leads to the stimulation of collagen and elastin production in the deep skin layers and this contributes to a significant improvement in skin tightening leading to a lifting effect.
Where is Centre for Surgery located?Centre for Surgery is located at 106 Crawford Street in Marylebone. Crawford Street is just off Baker Street.
Our address is 106 Crawford Street, Marylebone, London, W1H 2HY.
We are easily accessible by all major bus routes that pass through Baker Street as well as Baker Street underground station.
What To Expect
We always recommend a face to face consultation with one of our expert aesthetic practitioners as a first step in your journey towards achieving a more revitalised appearance When you meet with one of our practitioners, they will take time to listen carefully to what you hope to achieve and give you an expert opinion on what can and cannot be achieved with Morpheus8 after performing a thorough physical examination. Your practitioner may use computerised digital imaging to map the structure of the face region in detail to give you an idea of how you could look like after your procedure.
Your practitioner will also take a number of measurements as part of a detailed facial analysis. Finally high resolution photographs are taken in a number of views. Your surgeon will also discuss with you the potential risks and complications of radio frequency microneedling and what to expect in the period after your procedure. It is important to know what medicines you taking as some medicines can interfere with blood clotting and may need to be stopped. Any history of medical conditions or previous surgery will also be recorded and all the compiled information is used to make a decision on your medical fitness for the Morpheus8 procedure. After a recommended two week "cool off" period and provided you are appropriate for the procedure, you can then make an informed decision on whether you would like to proceed with the Morpheus8 procedure. If you are unsure on any aspect of the procedure and what it entails then we would invite you to return for as many follow-up consultations with your practitioner as you like to make sure that Morpheus8 is right for you. The consultation lasts about 45 minutes on average. It may take longer if your procedure is going to be more complex or combined with other treatments. We would actively recommend coming in for a follow-up consultation to ensure all your questions are answered.