What is Morpheus 8 RF microneedling treatment?
Morpheus 8 RF microneedling uses the Morpheus 8 device - combining radio frequency (RF) and microneedling for fractional remodelling. Microneedling is able to stimulate elastin and collagen production via the creation of very small puncture wounds in the superficial skin, and RF energy is able to activate collagen remodelling.
The treatment targets adipose fat, which can contribute to bra rolls and jowls. It is usually used on the lower face and neck, to address fat accumulation underneath the chin. The treatment can smooth out wrinkles and lines, contributing to a refreshed appearance.
Morpheus 8 RF microneedling is recognised as one of the most effective and safe cosmetic procedures for purposes such as skin tightening and scar reduction.
How the treatment works
Morpheus 8 RF microneedling typically use a topical anaesthetic which is applied to the skin in advance of the procedure. After a period of around half an hour, the anaesthetic will have achieved the desensitising of the epidermal nerve endings, which minimises the sensations from the RF treatment. The anaesthetic also serves to eliminate or reduce any discomfort from the microneedling element of the treatment.
The procedure itself uses microscopic needles to create tiny punctures in the skin, starting the rejuvenation process through controlled wood healing. The Morpheus 8 device also applies fractionated RF energy in order to heat the tissue, enabling skin tightening and increase collagen production.
Slight redness might be experienced for about a week after the procedure, but the treatment requires no patient downtime. Makeup should be avoided for a 24 hour period following the procedure. Moisturiser can be used to help calm the skin during this time.
Who can benefit from Morpheus 8 RF microneedling treatment?
Typical candidates for Morpheus 8 RF microneedling have the objective of addressing early signs of ageing, such as jowls and nasolabial folds. The treatment is generally suitable for all skin types and tones.
Contraindications to Morpheus 8 RF microneedling treatment may include active infections, collagen disorders, poor wound healing, or pregnancy.
What are the advantages of Morpheus 8 RF microneedling?
There are numerous benefits of the Morpheus 8 RF microneedling treatment, including maximum penetration of tissue, without compromising safety; a minimally invasive technique which is suitable for all skin types; uniform and controlled energy delivery; a low risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation; negligible damage to the dermal tissue; minimal discomfort; and minimal downtime.