What Is Morpheus8?
Morpheus8 is a device that combines microneedling with radiofrequency technology for fractional resurfacing that stimulates collagen production. By targeting the deeper layers of the skin, the building blocks will reorganize themselves in a natural anti-aging process. There is little to no damage to the dermis and this procedure provides an extremely uniform effect.
How Many Treatments Will I need?
Depending on your Morpheus8 treatment regime you can expect to have between 1-3 sessions.
How Quickly Will I See Results?
Visible results can be seen within a few days, but typically after three weeks the most noticeable results appear. Improvements continue up to three months after treatment.
What Is the Benefit of Fractionated Energy?
Fractionated RF energy is a scientifically proven method to reduce wrinkles and rebuild collagen and fat. It is minimally invasive, using a matrix of micro pins to renew deeper layers of the skin with almost no patient downtime.
10 Days Before Treatment
Stop taking NSAIDS (non-steroidal inflammatory drugs) such as Aspirin and Ibuprofen two weeks prior to treatment. This type of drug can interfere with normal blood clotting.
Also, avoid taking vitamin E, ginseng, and fish oil to reduce the risk of bruising and swelling.
Discontinue using retinol, salicylic acids, tretinoins, and other topical products with “active” ingredients as well.
Three Days Before Treatment
Avoid smoking and/or consuming alcohol.
What to Do on Your Treatment Day
Shower as usual.
Do not apply cream, lotion, or any other products to the treatment area.
Do not use makeup.
If you have long hair, bring a hairband so you can keep it out of your face.
What to Expect Post-Treatment
Immediately after the treatment, you will look and feel like you have a moderate sunburn. Expect your skin to have a pink or reddish hue (erythema). Your skin may also feel warm and tighter than normal.
There may be a little edema (swelling) and superficial bruising around the eyes. Crusting and peeling for three to seven days post-treatment is also common.
You may notice small needle marks on the treatment area, but don’t worry! They will disappear in about three days. If you’ve had a more aggressive treatment, they should be gone after approximately a week.
Morpheus8 Aftercare Instructions
Two to Three Hours After The Treatment
Wash the treated area with a mild cleanser and lukewarm water. Do this at least two to three hours after the procedure or before going to bed. Avoid scrubbing your face, exfoliating, or picking your skin. Pat the skin dry with a clean towel.
If you were given a topical balm by your skin care specialist, now is the time to use it. Also make sure to use clean pillowcases, sheets, and blankets to avoid infections.
Morpheus8 aftercare involves continuing your skincare routine of using a gentle cleanser and recommended moisturizer. It’s best to avoid makeup, retinol, and other products with harsh ingredients. You can only resume using your usual skincare products after two to three days. Retinols may be used again five to seven days after the treatment. Always remember to clean your hands before touching your face!
Also, avoid sun exposure to reduce the chance of developing hyperpigmentation. While there are no restrictions on bathing, it’s best to avoid scrubbing or inflicting any trauma to the treated areas.
You can start using SPF 30 broad spectrum mineral sunscreen such as zinc or titanium dioxide. However, it’s best to avoid chemical sunscreens made from octisalate, oxybenzone, homosalate, avobenzone, and similar ingredients.
Continue to avoid activities that expose you to the sun (e.g. swimming and tanning beds). Also, avoid hot tubs, saunas, going to the gym, and other activities that make you sweat as they may cause adverse reactions.
To ensure proper healing and minimize the risk of swelling or bruising, also avoid:
Aspirin, Ibuprofen, and other NSAIDS
You may start wearing makeup 48 hours after the treatment.
You can restart your regular skin care regimen. We recommend using retinol products at this point to optimize the result of the treatment.
Three to Five Weeks Post-Treatment
Morpheus8 aftercare also includes a follow-up consultation with your skin care specialist. Don’t forget to see your provider three to five weeks after the treatment!