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A brand that has been promoting itself heavily in the category of radio-frequency and microneedling is Morpheus8. As with most radiofrequency based devices it promises tighter, more youthful-looking skin. Lets take a look at the details of Morpheus8, what it does, it's benefits, its potential side effects, and the relationship between high temperatures, facial fat loss, and this particular treatment. Additionally, we explore how radiofrequency technology, the backbone of Morpheus8, contributes to its effects.

What Is Morpheus8?

Morpheus8 is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that harnesses radiofrequency combined with microneedling technology to tighten and rejuvenate the skin. Morpheus8 works on the principle of creating micro-injuries to the skin then heating the skin tissue to initiate a desired outcome. 

Cost: approximately $1000 per session

Number of sessions: on average approximately 3 sessions are recommended to achieve the desired result.

How Radiofrequency Works

Morpheus8 relies on radiofrequency (RF) technology to achieve its heating effects. RF energy is a form of electromagnetic radiation that is capable of penetrating the skin's layers, heating the tissue beneath. 

Here's how it works:

  • Collagen Stimulation: The RF energy heats the skin and underlying tissue, stimulating collagen production. Generally 40-42 degrees is a target range to maximize collagen stimulation.

  • Skin Tightening: As new collagen forms, the skin tightens, resulting in improved texture and reduced wrinkles.

  • Customizable Depths: Morpheus8 offers adjustable depths of treatment, allowing practitioners to target specific skin concerns.

  • Morpheus8 is associated with minimal downtime and generally considered safe in experienced, properly trained hands. 

How Microneedling Works?

Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a cosmetic procedure that involves the use of fine needles to create tiny punctures in the skin. These micro-injuries stimulate the skin's natural healing process, resulting in collagen production and skin rejuvenation.

  • Collagen Stimulation: One of the primary benefits of microneedling is its ability to stimulate collagen production. Collagen is a protein that gives skin its structure and elasticity. By creating controlled micro-injuries, microneedling triggers the body's natural collagen production process, leading to firmer, smoother, and more youthful-looking skin over time.

What Does Morpheus8 Do?

Morpheus8 uses a combination of radiofrequency and micro-needling to stimulate collagen production, a protein that contributes to skin's strength and elasticity. As we age, collagen levels decrease, leading to wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging. Morpheus8 may counteract this natural process by:

  • Smoothing Fine Lines: By stimulating collagen it helps in reducing the appearance of fine lines, making the skin look more youthful and radiant.

  • Tightening Loose Skin: Morpheus8 may help improve loose or sagging skin, particularly around the face, neck, and jawline.

  • Minimizing Scars and Stretch Marks: Morpheus8 may reduce the visibility of scars and stretch marks, which can be a concern for many individuals.

Multiple treatments are required to maximize any potential result. Generally 3 or 4 sessions for most skin concerns. 

Possible Side Effects

Morpheus8 comes with potential side effects, and is often reported as being more painful than advertised. It is important to exercise extra caution and care with older (thinner) skin types as they may be more prone to issues. It is VERY important you are confident in the skill level and experience of your treatment provider to avoid potential problems associated with improper use. These can include:

  • Fat and volume loss: temperatures above approximately 43 degrees can damage the fat layer leaving the patient with a loss of volume and increased facial sag or "gauntness." 
  • Scarring or discolouration
  • Grid marks or raised bumps
  • Prolonged Discomfort
  • Redness: Mild redness at the treatment site is common and usually resolves within a few days.

  • Swelling: Some patients may experience swelling, particularly if the treatment involves higher energy levels. This typically subsides within a week.

  • Discomfort: While the procedure is not typically painful, you might experience some discomfort during and after treatment. Topical anesthetics are often applied to mitigate any potential pain.

  • Bruising: In rare cases, patients may experience bruising at the treatment site, although this is uncommon.

  • Skin Changes: Temporary changes in skin color, texture, or temperature can occur but typically resolve on their own.

The Relationship Between High Temperatures and Facial Fat Loss

One point of concern related to Morpheus8 is the potential for high temperatures to result in facial fat loss. During treatment, Morpheus8 employs controlled, precise heat to stimulate collagen production and tighten the skin. While the heat generated during the procedure is intended to be regulated to avoid damage, concerns have arisen regarding the possibility of fat loss in the face, leading to a more sunken appearance. This was also of concern in earlier Thermage devices.

It's important to note that substantial facial fat loss from Morpheus8 is rare and typically associated with improper technique or over-aggressive treatment. Its VERY important to confirm the training and experience of your practitioner to ensure that the procedure is performed safely, minimizing the risk of undesirable outcomes. 

Morpheus8 is a skin-tightening treatment that relies on the power of radiofrequency and microneedling technology. While it offers potential benefits, patients should be aware of potential side effects and communicate openly with their treatment provider to ensure a safe and satisfying experience.

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