What is Morpheus8? How many treatments will I need?

What is Morpheus8 How many treatments will I need

The quest for the perfect complexion has been a never-ending pursuit for many. From expensive creams to invasive surgeries, individuals have tried countless cosmetic treatments to achieve their desired youthful glow. However, if you are seeking a more budget-friendly and non-invasive treatment that can address several skin concerns at once, Morpheus8 may be worth considering. 

Morpheus8 is a radiofrequency (RF) microneedling procedure that has gained popularity recently. But what exactly is Morpheus8, and how many treatments are needed to see the desired results? These are questions that we will delve into in this article. Prepare to embark on a journey into cosmetic treatments, where science meets beauty and the pursuit of perfection continues.

What Is Morpheus8?

Morpheus8 is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that harnesses the power of radiofrequency (RF) energy and microneedling to rejuvenate the skin. 

Unlike other cosmetic treatments that rely on lasers or dermal fillers, Morpheus8 can target a broader range of skin issues, such as fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, and inconsistent skin tone. The treatment can be customized to suit each patient’s unique needs, allowing for precise targeting of specific areas of concern.

But what sets Morpheus8 apart is its ability to work on all skin types, including darker skin tones. This is because the RF energy used in the treatment bypasses the top layers of the skin, where pigmentation can be an issue, and instead targets the deeper layers of the skin. This makes it a versatile treatment option for individuals who may have been excluded from other cosmetic treatments.

How It Works

The science behind Morpheus8 lies in its use of radiofrequency (RF) energy and microneedling to rejuvenate the skin. The RF energy heats the tissue below the skin’s surface, stimulating collagen production and skin tightening. The treatment’s microneedling involves tiny needles that penetrate the skin, creating micro-wounds that enable the body’s natural healing response.

When the body senses these micro-wounds, it sends collagen-producing cells to the area to help repair the damage. Combining RF energy and microneedling amplifies this response, leading to increased collagen production and, ultimately, firmer and more youthful-looking skin.

But the science behind Morpheus8 doesn’t end there. The treatment also utilizes a unique handpiece design that allows for deeper penetration of the RF energy, delivering it precisely to the areas that need it most. This makes the treatment highly customizable and able to address a broad scope of skin concerns, from fine lines and wrinkles to acne scars and uneven skin tone.

Furthermore, the RF energy used in Morpheus8 bypasses the top layers of the skin, where pigmentation can be an issue, and instead targets the deeper layers of the skin. This makes it a safe and effective treatment option for individuals with darker skin tones who may have been excluded from other cosmetic treatments.

How Many Treatments?

The number of treatments required to achieve optimal results with Morpheus8 can vary depending on various factors, including the individual’s age, skin type, and desired level of improvement. However, most patients typically require three to six treatments, spaced four to six weeks apart, to achieve the best possible outcomes.

It’s important to note that while some patients may see noticeable results after just one or two treatments, the full effects of Morpheus8 may only be fully realized several weeks or even months after the final treatment. The treatment stimulates collagen production, which takes time to develop fully, and visually improves skin texture and tone.

Furthermore, the number of treatments required may also depend on the targeted skin concern. For example, individuals seeking to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles may require fewer treatments than those with more significant acne scarring or hyperpigmentation.

What to Expect During And After Treatment

During a Morpheus8 treatment session, the first step is applying a topical anesthetic to the treatment area to minimize discomfort. Once the anesthetic has taken effect, the physician will use the Morpheus8 handpiece to deliver RF energy deep into the skin tissue, creating micro-wounds that stimulate collagen production and rejuvenation. The treatment typically takes about 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area.

After the treatment, patients can expect mild redness, swelling, and pinpoint bleeding at the site, which typically subsides within a few days—avoiding direct sunlight and using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 to protect the skin during the healing process.

In the days and weeks following the treatment, patients may notice some initial skin texture and tone improvements, with further enhancements developing over time as collagen production increases. Follow any post-treatment instructions the physician provides, which may include avoiding certain skincare products or treatments for some time to allow the skin to heal fully.

Patients can expect the results of Morpheus8 to last for several months, with some individuals seeing improvements for up to a year or more. To maintain the effects of the treatment, it may be recommended to undergo periodic touch-up treatments as needed.

Potential Risks And Side Effects

As with any medical approach, there are possible risks and side effects associated with Morpheus8 treatment. While the process is considered safe and minimally invasive, there is a chance of experiencing some mild to moderate side effects.

One expected side effect is temporary redness and swelling at the treatment site, which typically subsides within a few days. Some patients may also experience minor bruising or pinpoint bleeding, which typically resolves within a week.

More severe side effects are rare but can include infection, scarring, and changes in skin pigmentation. Consult with a qualified physician before undergoing Morpheus8 treatment to ensure you are a good candidate and discuss any potential risks or concerns.


At GloDerma, we offer a range of customizable Morpheus8 treatment options designed to meet each patient’s unique needs and goals. Whether you’re looking to lessen the formation of fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin texture and tone, or address other common cosmetic concerns, we can help.

With our state-of-the-art facilities, advanced technology, and personalized approach to offering services, you can trust that you’re in good hands with GloDerma. So why wait? Take the first step towards achieving the radiant, youthful-looking skin you deserve by scheduling a consultation with us today.

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