Morpheus8 Body

Morpheus8 Body is a minimally invasive medical cosmetic procedure that uses a combination of microneedling and radiofrequency energy to target deeper layers of the skin and underlying tissues. It’s a non-surgical method designed to improve skin texture, contour the body, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, scars, and cellulite.

Morpheus8 targets subdermal layers of the skin and tissue to remodel collagen on the face and body. This fractional skin treatment stimulates collagen production in the underlying layers of the dermis. It can be used on most body parts, the most popular being the lower face and neck. Morpheus8 can be used in any areas that can benefit from sub-dermal renewal, such as:

  1. Skin Tightening and Rejuvenation: Morpheus8 Body’s ability to stimulate collagen production helps tighten sagging skin, making it beneficial for rejuvenating aging skin. It’s particularly effective for areas where skin laxity is a concern, such as the abdomen, arms, and thighs.
  2. Contouring and Body Shaping: This treatment can help contour and define body areas by targeting fat layers and inducing collagen production. It’s often used to enhance the body’s natural shape, creating a more toned and sculpted appearance.
  3. Reducing the Appearance of Wrinkles and Fine Lines: The procedure can smooth out wrinkles and fine lines, particularly those on the body rather than the face, by promoting new skin cell growth and improving skin texture.
  4. Treatment of Scars and Stretch Marks: Morpheus8 Body can improve the appearance of scars, including surgical scars, acne scars, and stretch marks. The micro needling process breaks down old scar tissue and encourages the growth of healthier skin.
  5. Minimizing Cellulite: The combination of microneedling and radiofrequency can reduce the appearance of cellulite by targeting the connective tissue that causes the dimpled skin effect.
  6. Improvement of Skin Tone and Texture: The treatment can enhance overall skin quality, making it smoother and more uniform tone and texture.
  7. Acne and Acne Scarring: For individuals with acne or acne scars, Morpheus8 Body can be beneficial as it helps regulate sebaceous gland activity and promote skin healing.

How does it work?

The Morpheus8 combines microneedling with radiofrequency to revitalize facial appearance by remodeling the underlying structure to produce stronger, more youthful skin.

Microneedling involves using tiny needles to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin. These micro-injuries trigger the body’s natural healing process, which increases collagen and elastin production. Collagen and elastin are essential proteins that help keep the skin firm and smooth.

Radiofrequency energy is delivered into the deeper layers of the skin and fat. This energy generates heat, which helps to tighten the skin, further stimulate collagen production, and may also break down fat cells.

Combining these two techniques makes Morpheus8 Body more effective than traditional microneedling for skin tightening and contouring. It’s commonly used on various body parts, including the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, and arms, to achieve a more toned and smooth appearance.

What is the recovery from Morpheus8 treatment?

Right after the treatment, it’s common to experience redness, swelling, and a feeling similar to a sunburn in the treated areas. These symptoms are typically most pronounced in the first few hours and start to diminish within a day or two. Protecting the skin from the sun and avoiding harsh skincare products is important. Broad-spectrum sunscreen is essential to protect the healing skin from UV damage.

While some skin texture and tone improvements may be noticeable shortly after the treatment, the full benefits of collagen remodeling and skin tightening typically become more evident over several weeks to months. Patients will receive specific post-treatment care instructions tailored to their specific treatment.

Morpheus8 Body is versatile; however, its suitability and effectiveness vary from person to person. Factors like skin type, age, the severity of skin issues, and overall health can influence the outcomes. Contact Dr. Sheila Farhang, a board-certified dermatologist at Avant Dermatology & Aesthetics in the Oro Valley, to schedule a consultation and learn how Morpheus8 Body can help you achieve a more toned and firm body.