What is Morpheus8?
Morpheus8 is a fractional skin treatment that is designed to stimulate collagen production of the underlying layers of the dermis, particularly the SMAS layer. By targeting the deeper layers of the skin, tissues of the face and body can be remodeled to reveal a more radiant youthful appearance. The goal of these treatments is to stimulate your body to repair layers under the skin and in particular to activate fibroblast cells which turn the building blocks of collagen into collagen fibres that give our skin its elasticity.
Morpheus8 by InMode combines two treatments: Microneedling and Radio Frequency stimulation via heat. Microneedling uses tiny needles that pierce the skin while Radio Frequency technology combines this with heat. Together these two treatments tighten and contour the skin and/or the fat underneath the skin. Together, these processes stimulate the skin’s natural healing process stimulating fibroblast cells. The treatment is adaptable depending on what your concerns are. When used at lower settings, Morpheus8 improves texture (including those pesky pores), tightens skin, and erases scars. Used at more powerful settings, it sculpts the fat under the skin, providing better feature definition, lifting jowls, and even restoring volume.
Morpheus8 can be used on any areas that can benefit from resurfacing and subdermal renewal. The most commonly treated areas include the face, periorbital area, abdomen, thighs and buttocks.
Every patient will have a Consultation prior to treatment to discuss any concerns and assess your suitability. We will fully explain the treatment plan and seek your consent for treatment. The procedure will take between 30-60 minutes, depending on the areas being treated. You will apply a topical numbing cream to the treatment area prior to treatment. After treatment we will give you aftercare instructions and advice for moisturising and protecting the treated area with SPF.
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Your practitioner will recommend the optimal number of sessions to be performed based on your personal objectives. Treatment times and frequency will be specifically tailored to obtain the optimal 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.
Morpheus8 can be used on all skin types and colours. The following are contra-indications for treatment:
history of eczema.
psoriasis and other chronic conditions.
history of actinic (solar) keratosis.
history of hemophilia.
history of diabetes.
the presence of raised moles, warts on the targeted area.
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.
Yes, Morpheus8 can be used in the same treatment session, or a few days after other treatments. Morpheus8 can also be com- bined with other lnMode energy treatments or injectables to achieve more extensive results.
Patient downtime is minimal, makeup can be applied 1 to 2 days after the treatment. Patients should expect to see micro lesions a few days after treatment and slight redness depending on treatment parameters.
After the Morpheus8 Microneedling Radiofrequency procedure, the skin will be red and flushed in appearance in a similar way to a moderate sunburn. You may also experience skin tightness and mild sensitivity to touch on the area being treated. It is anticipated that the skin’s redness will diminish greatly after 24-72 hours following the treatment. There may be peeling of the skin in some people in certain areas of the face which were treated. With radiofrequency, mild swelling is normal and should dissipate within 24-72 hours. Generally, after 3 days the skin will return to a near-normal appearance. Short term pinkness or redness of the skin where the treatment is performed is common. Micro-bruising and a sandpaper like texture to the skin is normal usually lasting 2-7 days, however some cases have lasted 2-4 weeks.
Precautions must be taken in the following conditions and circumstances: discontinue auto-immune therapies or retinoid (Retin-A) or other forms of skin treatment 24 hours prior to procedures under care and directions of a physician; active acne, rosacea or other inflammatory condition; open wounds; facial outbreaks such as herpes simplex where medications must be taken per doctor’s instructions; metal allergies or skin allergies; skin medications that would affect the characteristics of the skin 2 months prior to the treatment; facelift or eye lift surgery in the last year; dermabrasion, remodeling, deep chemical peels or any surgical procedure on the treatment area within previous 3 months; Botox, Collagen, fat or other methods of augmentations with injected materials in the treatment area in past 6 months; sunburned skin in last 2 weeks or someone who has excessively tanned in past 2 weeks; Fitzpatrick skin types V-Vl.
Patients should moisturize the treatment area and avoid direct sun exposure. It is also recommended that patients use a broad spectrum sunscreen every day. In addition to reducing the risk of skin cancer, sunscreens also slow the aging process.