I have had microneedling before, how is Morpheus8 different?
Morpheus8 is microneedling with radio frequency with adjustable depth (up to 4 mm) fine surgical pins. At the end of these fine pins, radio frequency waves are emitted. What this means is that you get a double whammy when it comes to skin rejuvenation and tightening. The microneedles cause a controlled injury that results in formation of new collagen and elastin (the fibers responsible for skin tightening). In addition, the radio frequency wave also stimulate collagen and elastin formation. SO, you have skin rejuvenation occurring from 2 different formats!! It is a great alternative to surgery if you are not ready to undergo the knife.
2. Why are adjustable depths of the microneedles important?
By adjusting the depth of the needles, the clinician can use the Morpheus8 to come up with a customized treatment for your specific concerns. Morpheus8 can be modified to address loose skin, deep wrinkles, crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, under eye bags, smoker’s lines, crepey skin, jowls and pore size. As our skin ages, we form jowls, lose our defined jaw line, develop a double chin (or the dreaded waddle), and our neck either becomes thick or crapey/turkey-like in appearance. Morpheus8 can be used to help all these problematic areas of concern and help you regain a more youthful appearance.
3. How much does it cost?
Morpheus8 is not surgery and it is not a topical treatment, thus it is priced accordingly. Pricing starts at $400. When you come in for a consultation, a personalized plan will be discussed with you based on your specific concerns. There is special package pricing for those looking to have more than 1 Morpheus8 performed. CareCredit is offered for those looking for financial options.
4. How long does it last?
It takes 28 days to form new collagen. During those first 28 days, your skin will be reorganizing and remodeling deep into the subcutaneous layer of tissue. So, sit back and wait for the transformation! After just one Morpheus8 treatment, you can expect to continue to see changes in your skin for up to 3 months. Once the remodeling has occurred, you may opt for a 2nd treatment to further your improvement. Nothing will freeze you in place forever, however, it does give you a new starting point! Morpheus8 bridges the gap between surgery and topical lotions/treatments.
5. Where on the body do you use Morpheus8?
Morpheus8 microneedling with radio frequency is most often used on the face and neck to help with deep wrinkles and lines, jowls, double chin, turkey neck, thick neck, undereye bags, smoker’s wrinkles, crow’s feet, large pores, crepey skin and forehead wrinkles. It is also used on other areas of the body such as the stomach, legs, and arms to decrease crepey skin, tighten skin and decrease fat. It is also used for hyperhidrosis (sweating under the arms).
6. How often can I have a Morpheus8 treatment?
You can have a Morpheus8 treatment 1x/month. It takes 28 days to make new collagen. Your skin will continue to remodel for 3 months. However, you can stack treatments as close as 1 month apart and the results will compound upon each other. You can space them apart as far as you would like without any problems. Typically, a person in their 50’s and above, will have a series of 3 Morpheus8 treatments performed with each treatment spaced 6 weeks apart.
7. Does Morpheus8 hurt?
Revitalize Medspa works with you to help make you comfortable throughout the treatment. We use a very good topical numbing cream and offer Pro-Nox (laughing gas) to assist with any anxiety.
8. How often do I come in for maintenance?
Typically clients want to come back in 12-18 months for a maintenance treatment.
9. What is the downtime?
After your Morpheus8 treatment, you can expect swelling, redness and possibly some bruising as it is causing a controlled injury to get your collagen and elastin jump started again. This will last about 3-5 days. For the first 3 days, you will be instructed on what products to apply to the treated area. After 3 days, you can apply camouflage make-up. Day 4-5 you will have slightly flakey skin. After 5-7 days, your skin is looking back to normal. You can go back to work the day after the procedure, but frequently clients who work, come in on Thursday evening or Friday and recover without make-up over the weekend. By Monday, you are good to go! Those who don’t work, often have Morpheus8 performed on Monday and recover during the week so they are ready to go on the weekend!
10. Can Morpheus8 be used on stretch marks?
Yes, Morpheus8 decreases the appearance of stretch marks.