The next best thing the fountain of youth. Morpheus8 by Inmode is a one of a kind full body fractional skin treatment that stimulates collagen production of the underlying layers of your skin.’ Using fractionated radiofrequency (RF) energy, we can target the deeper layers of skin and tissue in your face and body to remodel a more youthful and radiant appearance.
So, what’s fractionated RF energy? It’s a matrix of micro pins that uses electric current versus a light source. Don’t let the words electric current sway you! RF energy has been used by dermatologists for years. Think of it as an elevated collagen induction, or microneedling, experience. It’s minimally invasive and is scientifically proven to remodel and rebuild collagen.
You might be asking if RF energy in combination with microneedling really makes a difference? Absolutely! While microneedling has great results, it can only penetrate so deep. The addition of RF energy stimulates collagen and elastin, and can even tackle scarring! Morpheus8 microneedling pins are preselected lengths of 2mm, 3mm, and 4mm. These lengths support deeper penetration to your fat layer, allowing for smoothing and contouring.
Morpheus8 benefits many areas of the face and body. The most commonly treated areas of the face include: laugh lines, sagging jowls, crow’s feet, and under eye crepiness – but no area is untreatable! Morpheus8 also tackles cellulite. Many patients choose Morpheus8 for skin tightening and cellulite on their abdomen, back, and legs. Morpheus8 can be used on any area that can benefit from resurfacing and subdermal renewal.
On top of the already impressive list of skills, Morpheus8 is now a top treatment choice for those suffering from cystic acne and acne scarring. More dermatologists are recommending Morpheus8 to their patients because the results can’t be beat. Patients are finding a confidence they never knew could be achieved, all thanks to Morpheus8.
As with every treatment or procedure, results and treatment frequency vary from patient to patient. Treatment times and frequency are tailored to each individual patient’s needs and their desired optimal results. Results are typically seen within days of your appointment but you will continue to see more noticeable results at the 3 week mark and all the way until 3 months after your appointment – Morhpeus8 is the gift that keeps on giving! For increased results, Morpheus8 can even be combined with other treatments such as PRP and injectables.
Any person with any skin tone or sensitivity will benefit from Morhpeus8. Downtime is truly minimal, but you can expect micro lesions and redness for a few days after the treatment.
What results can I expect?
Morpheus8 is the most versatile temperature controlled radiofrequency microneedling technology on the market. It can treat a wide variety of skin concerns, such as skin laxity on the face and body, active acne, and stubborn fat pockets.
Generally with laxity and skin texture, you will notice immediate tightening and improvement over 5 days followed by gradual improvement that becomes more noticeable after 3 months and continues to improve over 6 months.
For acne a series of 4 treatments are necessary and you will notice improvement after the first two with most evident improvement over a six month period. This is similar for Excessive sweating since both treatments involve changing function of either the sebaceous glands or sweat glands.
How many treatments are needed?
The best results are achieved with a series of treatments. The number of treatments can vary between 3-6 depending on your specific needs and aesthetic goals. Acne will require 4 sessions and dermal lifting will require at least 3 - again this is patient dependent.
What happens during the treatment?
A topical numbing cream is applied to the treatment area(s) for 45-60 minutes before the treatment to reduce the sensation during the procedure. The Morpheus8 treatment is done through a stamping motion. With each stamp, our medical grade silicone coated pins will penetrate the skin at various depths, depending on the skin concern being treated, and deliver deep radiofrequency heating. Following treatment PRP may be applied to hasten healing time and give an added boost to collagen production. A hydrating moisturizer will be applied to help with skin healing.
How soon after my treatment can I return to normal activities?
For the first 24 hours you should keep your skin protected according to your clinician’s instructions, but after that you should be able to go about your normal activities. After the first 24 hours you can apply a mineral sunscreen such as TIZO. Some redness and swelling can appear after a few hours of your treatment, and may persist for 1-2 days.
Will I need maintenance?
Morpheus8 induces a permanent improvement in skin laxity and subdermal fat remodelling however, the effects of age continue. We lose 1% of our collagen every year at a minimum and even more when we cannot or do not invest in medical grade skincare, sunscreen or preventive treatments. Morpheus8 is a great way to reset the clock and one yearly treatment will be something most patients choose to continue with.
Are there any contraindications?
Absolute contraindications include; scleroderma, collagen vascular diseases or cardiac abnormalities; use of Accutane in prior 6 months; blood clotting problems; active bacterial or fungal infection; facial melanosis; malignant tumors, immunosuppression; use of blood thinners or prednisone; pregnant or nursing women; corticosteroids within two weeks of procedure, chronic liver disease, porphyria or other skin diseases.
How much does this cost?
The cost of the procedure varies depending on the area(s) treated. Treatment cost starts at $799. Combination and package pricing available. Pricing is discussed during individualized consultations.