Radiofrequency lifting with Morpheus8

Morpheus8 is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatment that combines microneedling and radio frequency (RF) energy. It uses tiny needles to deliver radio frequency energy deep into the skin, creating micro-injuries that trigger the body’s natural healing response and encourage the production of new collagen and elastin for a tighter and remodeled skin.

The procedure has a wide range of benefits.

    • improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles;
    • tightens loose skin
    • smoothes rough or uneven skin texture
    • treats acne scars
    • helps fade stretch marks, and even reduces fat deposits.

It can be used on all skin tones, which means it’s a safe option for people with darker skin tones. Morpheus8 can be applied anywhere on the body, and especially suitable for the face, jawline and neck, including the abdomen, buttocks and thighs.

How does Morpheus8 work?

Morpheus8 combines microneedling and radio frequency energy using needles to pierce the skin. It’s called collagen-induction therapy because the repeated puncturing of the skin causes microtraumas that initiate a cascade to restore collagen production in the skin.

It covers both the dermis and the epidermis (the lower and upper layers of the skin), so deep remodeling and repair is visible. Microneedling (RF) delivers electrical energy that causes tissue coagulation, meaning there is exfoliation and remodeling of collagen, improving skin texture and tone while tightening it.

Your skin continues to improve over the next three months as skin cells multiply and new collagen develops.

How is it administered?

It begins by covering the treated area with a numbing cream for about 15-20 minutes. If your doctor plans to use a higher device setting, local anesthesia may be required.

What sets the Morpheus8 apart from similar devices is that the depth of RF heat delivered by its microneedles can be adjusted to reach different depths of the dermal layers (e.g. superficial, intermediate, deep) based on your specific skin problems.

The device is then placed on your skin, allowing the needles to penetrate beneath the surface and deliver the radio frequency energy.


There is redness and slight swelling, which disappears in about 3 days. Antibacterial and moisturizing products must be used. Products with growth factors, peptides, vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and retinol, as well as exfoliating cleansers and enzyme masks, are recommended until your skin heals. Also, sun exposure is prohibited for the next 3 to 4 weeks. It is mandatory to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen SPF over 50 when you are outside to avoid post-procedure hyperpigmentation. A sunscreen containing titanium dioxide and/or zinc oxide will be gentler on your skin.

Your dermatologist will prescribe a moisturizing care routine that is suitable for you as an aftercare.

How soon will you notice the results of Morpheus8?

You may begin to see the benefits of Morpheus8 within a few days from the first treatment and some skin tightening within three weeks. New collagen takes time to develop, so full results will be apparent about three months after your last session.

Overall the results last about a year. To maintain the effect, it is recommended to apply the procedure once a year.

What are the main advantages of the method?

The procedure is non-invasive, quick and relatively painless

It is safe for all skin tones

with minimal risk of burning and hypo- or hyperpigmentation

Treats a wide range of skin problems

Can be performed on any area of the body


Frequently Asked Questions

You may feel slight pressure and discomfort during the procedure, but it is usually not painful due to the anesthesia in the form of a lidocaine cream.

The procedure lasts15 to 60 minutes, depending on the size of the treated area.

Depending on the problem being treated and the parameters used and to achieve optimal results, about three sessions four to six weeks apart will be required.

About a year. To maintain the effect, it is recommended to undergo the procedure once a year.

Contraindications include active infection, systemic lupus, tendency to keloid formation, active acne, and pregnancy. It is not advisable to undergo the procedure if you are breastfeeding.

Before and After


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