What is Morpheus8 for body and face skin tightening?
Regardless of where on your body you’re seeking tighter, firmer skin, an alternative to surgical procedures is often a welcome option. Cosmetic procedures like a facelift, labiaplasty, or tummy tuck require anesthesia and can have lengthy recovery times. Fortunately, technological advancements in cosmetic healthcare have made it possible to receive youthful, less saggy skin without going under the knife.
The Morpheus8 is one such minimally invasive device. Using bipolar radiofrequency technology combined with a microneedling device, this FDA-approved RF microneedling device by InMode allows doctors to treat a variety of skin concerns from their offices. Dr. Rad and his team’s expert skills, combined with the Morpheus, enable you to receive customized, effective care that utilizes your body’s natural abilities to restore a healthy, youthful appearance.
How does the Morpheus8 work?
InMode’s Morpheus RF energy skin treatments are a safe and minimally invasive procedure for skin tightening. It works by triggering your body’s natural healing process and encouraging collagen production.
As we age, our body’s collagen production slows down, reducing the skin’s firmness and elasticity. When pregnancy or weight gain stretches the skin, insufficient collagen makes it harder for the skin to tighten back up, leaving you with sagging skin.
This is when many people may turn to cosmetic procedures, like the Morpheus8 treatment. While plastic surgery can correct loose skin, it requires long downtime and healing. In contrast, the Morpheus8 is non-invasive and has no downtime.
The Morpheus8 device contains a matrix of tiny needles that rapidly prick the treatment area. The small injuries caused by the needles trigger your natural healing response in the dermis (deeper skin layer). In addition, the radiofrequency energy penetrates the deeper layers of the skin. By starting collagen and elastin production below the surface, we can improve skin texture and firmness for most skin types, not just the appearance.
Where can the Morpheus8 be used?
The Morpheus8 system has tools for treating the whole body. Skin tightening benefits more than just the face! Many people want a more youthful appearance in other areas, such as the abdomen or thighs.
InMode’s Morpheus 8 Body is designed for both larger body areas and is also ideal for smaller areas, such as:
A Morpheus face treatment can address many cosmetic concerns, such as fine lines, acne scars, and skin tone worries, such as hyperpigmentation and discoloration. Many patients turn to the Morpheus8 skin treatment to reverse signs of aging like wrinkles and jowls as well.
This treatment method is great for people who want natural skin improvement, not the temporary benefits of injectable fillers or Botox. It’s also ideal for people who wish to avoid a surgical procedure or are poor candidates for a surgical facelift.
The system is designed for skin rejuvenation in larger areas, such as the abdomen. It can improve skin elasticity and reduce stretch marks after weight fluctuations or following childbirth.
The gentle Morpheus8 treatment can also improve the function of the vagina, enhancing sensation, strengthening pelvic floor muscles, and decreasing urine leakage. It is also a popular choice for non-surgical labiaplasty—adjusting the appearance of the labia.
The EmpowerRF (also by InMode) is also available as a non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation option.
What can you expect during a Morpheus8 appointment?
The Morpheus8’s microneedling combined with RF is a minimally invasive procedure—there will be no incisions or stitches, and you’ll be awake for the whole thing.
We begin with a topical numbing cream for extra comfort; we gently prick your skin with tiny needles. Some patients report a slight warming sensation from the RF part of the treatment.
Depending on the areas being treated, the procedure can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour.
Morpheus8 usually has minimal side effects. Swelling and redness in the treated area are the most common side effects post-treatment, but that will resolve within a few days (a week at most). Most patients resume their normal routines the next day, but some limitations may exist.
Avoid direct sun exposure and apply a good broad-spectrum sunscreen if you’re going outside. You should be using sunscreen even if you aren’t recovering from skin rejuvenation! Protecting your skin reduces your risk of skin cancer, wrinkles, and discoloration.
During your consultation, Dr. Rad will review any skincare products you must avoid during your recovery period.
If you’ve had vaginal rejuvenation, you’ll need to avoid penetrative sex for about three to five days.
How many Morpheus8 treatments will I need?
How many sessions will you need with InMode’s Morpheus8? It depends on your goals. It isn’t uncommon to notice skin resurfacing results in just one microneedling treatment. Still, three to six treatments are generally needed for optimal results.
Many patients add a Morpheus8 treatment to their annual skincare renewal plan, which can be completed annually or biannually to maintain their skin’s appearance and health.
Is the Morpheus8 safe postpartum?
InMode has an exceptional track record when it comes to safety. Morpheus8 microneedling for the face or body is safe in the weeks following childbirth. You’ll usually want to wait four to six weeks for your body to finish going through its postnatal changes before developing your cosmetic treatment plan.
What are Morpheus8 costs?
Morpheus 8 costs depend on the individual treatments our patient’s needs or desires as well as the size of the treatment area.
Dr. Rad will discuss the exact cost and details during your consultation, but generally, patients need three treatment sessions. The price per session can range from $1,000 to over $2,500 depending on the size of the area being treated.
Searching for Morpheus8 near me? Consult Dr. Steve Rad!
Perinatologist Dr. Rad and his world-class Maternal-Fetal Medicine team at Los Angeles Fetal and Maternal Care Center understand your needs before, during, and after birth. From family planning to postnatal muscle strengthening, Dr. Rad and his supportive team are here for you and your family.
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Our office is conveniently located for patients throughout Southern California and the Los Angeles area at locations in or near Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, West Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Culver City, Hollywood, Venice, Marina del Rey, Malibu, Encino Manhattan Beach, and Downtown Los Angeles. We also offer high-risk pregnancy services at home and a “fly-in program” for out-of-town patients.