What is traditional Microneedling?
Traditional microneedling uses a hand-held device that creates tiny holes or channels in the superficial layers (dermis) of the skin, stimulating the body’s production of collagen and elastin. We fill the channels with nutrients such as hyaluronic acid, vitamin C or even PRP. The end result is the reduced appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and acne scarring.
What is Radio Frequency?
Radio frequency, or RF for short, is an energy that has been scientifically proven to increase collagen and elastin production. This energy is safe and effective for cosmetic improvements that include scar reduction and skin tightening.
What is Morpheus8 / RF Microneedling?
The Morpheus8 is a state-of-the-art treatment that combines microneedling with radio frequency. The RF energy delivers the thermal energy to the deeper layers of tissue via the adjustable microneedles. Therefore, both the epidermis (outer layer) and the dermis (inner layer) of the skin are treated for maximum results.
What are the benefits of Morpheus8 RF Microneedling over other RF Microneedling devices?
Morpheus8 is more advanced than earlier versions of RF microneedling (Fractora, Profound, Scarlet, Infini etc). Morpheus8 delivers the RF energy deeper (ranges from 1mm to 5 mm deep). The deeper you go, the more collagen formulation you can stimulate.
This device allows your aesthetic specialist to to vary the depth of the treatment based on the area of the body that is being treated and the desired result.
Little to no thermal damage to the dermis, unlike other radio frequency-assisted microneedling devices. The engineering of the RF needles (spacing of the needles, design and ergonomics of the hand piece and needles) make Morpheus8 a comfortable procedure with minimal to no downtime compared to other RF microneedling devices of prior generations.
How quickly will I see results?
Patients can see visible results after a few days, continual improvements occur up to 3 months after treatment.
What are the risks of Morpheus8?
The risks of RF microneedling (Morpheus8) are rare. However, during the consultation process, our aesthetic specialists will review the remote complications of Morpheus8 including: bleeding, infection, bruising, uneven swelling or discoloration, allergic reaction to the anesthesia, and skin burns.
How is Morpheus8 different than a Microneedling Treatment?
Microneedling is the treatment that uses tiny needles to penetrate the skin, creating tiny channels that nutrients or platelet rich plasma can be delivered to. Also, when the body heals these microscopic channels, it makes new collagen and elastin. Microneedling with RF is the next latest and greatest generation of microneedling. RF adds radio frequency-generated heat to the skin, which allows the treatment to tighten the skin and contour undesired fat.
The Morpheus8 treatment is FDA approved as a Subdermal Adipose Remodeling Device (SARD). Morpheus8 can sculpt and even destroy the fat under the skin. Morpheus8 can also improve the texture of the skin, providing smoothing, tightening, and improvement of scars and dilated pores.
During a Morpheus8 treatment, your provider at Amy Brenner MD and Associates can adjust the RF microneedles to a depth of up to 4 millimeters, deeper than any other microneedling device to on the market. The addition of the RF energy allows the full depth of treatment to extend to 5 mm.
Is Microneedling with RF (Morpheus8) painful?
At Amy Brenner MD & Associates, we go above and beyond to ensure your comfort during all of our aesthetic procedures. Most MediSpa only use topical numbing cream during their offered procedures.
Besides topical numbing cream, we also offer patients ProNox®. This is a self-delivery nitrous oxide system that significantly assists with any discomfort or anxiety you may have . The gas is completely out of your system after 10 minutes so you can safely drive and resume your normal activities after ProNox® use.
Most patients only feel a warming sensation from the RF and the feeling of the microneedles will be significantly reduced.
What are the side effects after treatment with Morpheus8?
Side effects of Morpheus8 may include temporary redness and swelling. Most patients experience redness for 1-2 days. Rarely, the redness could last for up to 1 week. It is possible that some patients may experience temporary bruising. The microneedling aspect of treatment may leave tiny points on the skin that crust and flake off. In addition, occasionally a patient may report mild tenderness in the treated area.
How many treatments are needed to see results?
Some patients may see an improvement in as little as one treatment. Most patients notice maximal results with a series of 3 treatments. We can make an accurate estimate of treatment outcome by observing the condition of your skin, including texture, tone, and laxity, during your consultation.
How soon after treatment can I wear makeup?
The Morpheus8 has minimal downtime. You can apply makeup 1 day after the treatment.
What body parts / areas can be treated?
The most commonly treated areas are the face and neck. But here’s a list of other areas that our patients have enjoyed Morpheus8:
Entire Face; Neck (for skin tightening and fat destruction); Jowls; Décolletage (chest); Knees; Arms; Abdomen (stretch marks and skin tightening); Areas with Stretchmarks (Abdomen, Thighs, Buttocks); Post-Surgical Scars, such as with Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, Abdominoplasty; Banana Roll under Buttocks; Axilla - ie Underarms for Sweating and Odor; Vulva ( in combination with Votiva/Forma V or Aviva Scarless Labiaplasty); labia majora.
How many treatments will I need?
Depending on your concerns, goals and budget, you can expect to have between 1-3 sessions. If you have deep acne scarring or stretch marks, you may require 4-6 treatments to the desired result. Every patient is different and during your consultation we’ll be able to outline a course of treatment based on your individual aesthetic goals and budget.
Can anyone use Morpheus8?
Morpheus8 has color-blind technology which means we can use it on all skin types. This unique property allows darker skin to be treated.
Can this be used in combination with other treatments?
Morpheus8 can be performed alone or combined with additional treatments such as dermal fillers (for volume loss) or Botox Cosmetic, for a more comprehensive facial rejuvenation.
PRP can be applied immediately after the Morepheus8 RF microneedling treatment for any enhanced effect due to the growth factors contained within PRP. Morpheus8 is also used along with Votiva (Forma V) for a nonsurgical , noninvasive rejuvenation of the vulva and labia majora/minora.
What kind of post-procedure care is required?
Our aesthetic specialists will discuss with you a personalized post procedure plan. It typically includes our post procedure kit of growth factors, moisturizers and sun screen.
How long should I wait in between treatments?
We recommend 4 weeks between each treatment session.
How long does treatment take?
Depending on the body/area of treatment, treatments are generally 30-60 minutes after numbing, which takes 60 minutes.
Why choose Amy Brenner, MD & Associates for Morpheus8 treatment?
The aesthetic team at Amy Brenner, MD & Associates can customize a treatment plan for you based on your aesthetic goals and budget. We have an Arsenal of tools available ranging from traditional microneedling, microneedling with PRP (Vampire Facial) , or RF microneedling with or without PRP, and more. We have the knowledge, experience, and expertise to deliver appropriate and meaningful results from Morpheus8. We don’t believe it when people say “I want to age gracefully.” You deserve to look your best! You wouldn’t let your car rust or the paint chip off your walls. Looking youthful as you age doesn’t have to be a dream nor does it mean that you have go under the knife.
What skin issues can be improved with Morpheus8?
Morpheus8 RF Microneedling can significantly improve areas of the skin that have fine lines, wrinkles, dull skin tone, enlarged pores, skin laxity, acne or chicken pox scars, surgical scars, stretch marks and small pockets of fat ( jowls, neck, bra fat), excess sweating (armpit or axilla).
Does Morpheus8 really improve the appearance of stretch marks?
Stretch marks have been the aesthetic’s world nemesis...they have been difficult to treat. With Morpeus8’s newest 8 mm tip, this is the best treatment for stretch marks in Ohio. With this 8 mm tip, Morpheus 8 can treat the collagen deep within the dermis of the skin causing stretch marks to fade into the past.