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What Is Morpheus8, and What Can It Do for Your Skin?

If you’re bothered by wrinkles, mild to moderate skin laxity, uneven skin coloration, or acne scarring and are looking for an alternative to surgery or laser treatments, Morpheus8 might be your answer.

What Is Morpheus8?

Morpheus8 is an FDA-approved skin treatment method that combines two proven technologies:

  • Radiofrequency (RF) treatment — which uses controlled heat to tighten lax skin and reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Microneedling — which uses fine needles to prick the skin and stimulate new tissue growth, smoothing, firming, and evening complexion and minimizing scars and wrinkles

In a Morpheus8 treatment, radiofrequency (RF) energy is emitted into the underlying skin while microneedling happens on the surface, combining the effects of the two technologies. Morpheus8 stimulates collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid in the middle and lower layers of the skin— proteins and compounds that help keep the skin on the surface looking young and fresh.

By reaching the skin’s deeper layers, Morpheus8 produces better results than either microneedling or RF treatments could do by themselves. Applying RF directly to the middle and lower levels of the skin also minimizes the risk of damaging the skin’s surface or triggering a hyperpigmentation response, which can be a drawback of other skin resurfacing treatments.

What Can Morpheus8 Do for Your Skin?

Morpheus8 can:

  • tighten skin that has become lax
  • improve skin elasticity
  • reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • smooth skin that has become rough
  • even skin tone and lighten areas of discoloration
  • reduce unwanted superficial fat deposits
  • make skin look younger and more radiant
  • minimize stretch marks
  • reduce discoloration from acne
  • make scar tissue less noticeable

Morpheus8 can be used almost anywhere on the body. It is most commonly used to treat the face, neck, and abdomen.

One of Morpheus8’s most notable benefits is that it works well with all skin tones and has little risk of hyperpigmentation. Where some cosmetic treatments are recommended only for lighter skin, Morpheus8 works equally well with light and dark skin tones.

That’s a long list of potential benefits from a fast and easy treatment that requires almost no downtime. You may have some mild redness for up to a week after a treatment, but that can usually be concealed with makeup after the first day or two.

Morpheus8 can also be combined with other treatments for even greater effect. I It can be particularly useful to pair Morpheus8 with FaceTite, an advanced RF treatment that reduces fullness and tightens loose skin in the lower face. The combination of minimally invasive procedures can produce results that are comparable to a facelift.

Learn More About Morpheus 8 in New Orleans

Interested to see how Morpheus8 can help you look your best? Call the New Orleans Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery at (504) 533-8848 or contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you soon!