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The Ultimate Guide to Morpheus8 Treatment

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Morpheus8 is receiving rave reviews from those who have tried it. This is because the Morpheus8 treatment takes a holistic approach to skin rejuvenation by encouraging the body's natural ability to repair and heal.

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Morpheus8 is receiving rave reviews from those who have tried it. This is because the Morpheus8 treatment takes a holistic approach to skin rejuvenation by encouraging the body's natural ability to repair and heal.

At Self Care LA, we are committed to providing updates on the latest treatments we offer to empower you to make informed decisions regarding your skin health.

This post will closely examine the Morpheus8 treatment, how it works, and its benefits.


Table of Contents

  • What is Morpheus8?
  • The link between ageing skin and collagen
  • Techniques to boost collagen production 
  • How does Morpheus8 work? 
  • Morpheus8 benefits 
  • Which areas can be treated by Morpheus8?
  • Who is an ideal candidate for Morpheus8?
  • Is Morpheus8 treatment safe?
  • How many treatments do you need with morpheus8?
  • What does the Morpheus8 treatment procedure involve?
  • How long does Morpheus8 treatment take?
  • When do you see results with Morpheus8 treatment?
  • Is Morpheus8 right for me?


What is Morpheus8?

Morpheus8 is a new device that is used to treat a variety of skin concerns. From improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and skin tightening, to optimizing the overall texture and tone of the skin, Morpheus8 has multiple applications.

The device can also treat acne scars, stretch marks, and other types of scars. It also helps improve the appearance of sun damage and hyperpigmentation.

Morpheus8 uses fractional RF (radio frequency) technology with micro-needling to create thousands of tiny skin punctures, stimulating the body's natural healing process. This leads to the production of new collagen and elastin, which tightens and smooths the skin.

The body contouring device has been cleared by the FDA for use in the United States and is CE marked for use in Europe. The device was also named the " Minimally Invasive Device of the year" in 2020.


Before we get into the details of how Morpheus8 works, it is important to know what role collagen plays in ageing.

The link between ageing skin and collagen

Our skin starts to show signs of wear and tear. We get wrinkles, folds, and fine lines, and our skin becomes less elastic. All of these are natural effects of ageing, but they can be exacerbated by exposure to things like sunlight and pollution.

This happens because the production of collagen, a protein found in the connective tissue of our skin, slows down as we age. As we age, several factors can contribute to decreased collagen production, including sun exposure, smoking, poor diet, and environmental pollutants.


Collagen is what gives our skin its strength and structure. 

When there is less collagen in our skin, wrinkles and fine lines begin to form. Together with elastin, another skin protein, collagen plays a vital role in keeping our skin looking young and healthy.

This skin protein is produced in the body by cells called fibroblasts. It is the most abundant protein in the human body, accounting for about one-third of its total protein content.

In addition to its impact on the appearance of the skin, collagen also plays a role in all stages of wound healing. So, not only does a decrease in collagen levels contribute to the visible signs of ageing, but it can also make it more difficult for wounds to heal correctly.

Fibroblasts gather around the site when a wound or an injury occurs and step up collagen production.

  • remove the infected, injured, or dead cells
  • form new blood vessels
  • promote the formation of granulation tissue matrix (the new connective tissue that replaces injured tissue)
  • support formation of a new skin layer that replaces the injured or dead skin

Even after wound closure and new skin layer formation, collagen production continues in the skin for more than a year. As the collagen strengthens in the wound matrix, scars fade, and the repaired tissue gains structural strength.


Techniques to boost collagen production

Micro-needling has been used for years to stimulate natural collagen production and rejuvenate the skin.

During this procedure, tiny needles create micro-wounds in the skin. This triggers the body’s natural healing response, which includes an increase in collagen production.

Microneedling can be used to treat a variety of concerns, including fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, and dark spots.

Compared to micro-needling alone, a combination of RF (radio frequency) energy and micro-needling delivers better results.

Radiofrequency micro-needling is a new, non-invasive cosmetic procedure that uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to heat the skin and stimulate collagen production. The treatment effectively reduces wrinkles, fine lines, and acne scars. It can also tighten loose skin and improve skin texture.

RF micro-needling is similar to traditional micro-needling, which uses needles to puncture the skin and promote collagen production. However, RF micro-needling uses heat instead of needles to stimulate collagen production. The heat from the RF energy penetrates the skin and heats the tissue below, which helps to stimulate collagen production.

RF micro-needling is less invasive than traditional micro-needling, as it does not involve puncturing the skin with needles. RF micro-needling is less painful than traditional micro-needling, as the RF energy heat helps numb the skin.

However, Morpheus8 goes beyond both micro-needling and RF micro-needling to deliver more precise results while speeding up recovery and healing time.


How does Morpheus8 work?

Morpheus8 is a cutting-edge fractional micro-needling device that we use at Self Care LA to improve the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, and more.

The device uses a fractional radiofrequency (RF) system to deliver energy deep into the skin, stimulating collagen production and resulting in youthful-looking skin. Micro-needles sit on the area to be treated and emit fractional RF energy. This creates heat uniformly in the area to be treated and produces micro-injures in the site.

Fractional RF systems get their name from the fractional (pin-points) areas targeted at multiple depths of the skin.

The Morpheus8 machine achieves this with the four fractional tips with different microneedle configurations. These include:

  • Prime 12 pin
  • Resurfacing 24 pin
  • Morpheus8 24 pin
  • Body 40 pin


What benefits does Morpheus8 RF micro-needling offer over other skin tightening and rejuvenation devices? 


Morpheus8 benefits:

Morpheus8 micro-needling can be used on all skin types and can treat various concerns, such as wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, and more. The treatment is minimally-invasive and has little-to-no downtime.

Here are some of the key benefits of Morpheus8:

  • Penetrates to deeper levels: Compared to other devices, Morpheus8 delivers RF energy to deeper levels of subdermal tissue up to 8 mm. The treatment depths can be adjusted to between 0.5mm to 7mm, which helps body contour specialists tailor the treatment to each individual's unique aesthetic goals.
  • Treats surface and deep skin layers: While many laser and RF devices limit the treatment to the deeper dermis, Morpheus8 uses bipolar fractional radiofrequency. This means the energy can be adjusted more precisely to deliver treatment to the surface (epidermis) and deeper (dermis) skin layers.
  • Reduces treatment time: Morpheus8 also features multi-pulse burst RF technology to deliver the energy in millisecond intervals to three different levels. As multiple levels are treated in milliseconds, one of the key Morpheus8 benefits is the reduced treatment time. 
  • Faster recovery: The advanced technology delivers RF energy through fractional pin-points. This helps minimize skin injury and accelerate the recovery time. 
  • Fully customizable: Morpheus8 treatments are completely customizable thanks to the adjustable bipolar RF and the different microneedle configurations.


Which areas can be treated by Morpheus8?

Morpheus8 works by creating thousands of microscopic wounds in the skin. This triggers the body's natural healing response, which produces new collagen and elastin. The new collagen helps to tighten and improve the appearance of the skin, while the RF energy helps to heat the tissue and promote further collagen production.

The device offers full-coverage resurfacing for the face, neck, décolletage, and body. 

Morpheus8 can be used on all areas of the body that need collagen remodelling, including the face, neck, décolletage, arms, stomach, thighs, and buttocks.



Who is an ideal candidate for Morpheus8?

Most healthy individuals are good candidates for Morpheus8.

The treatment is right for you if you have the following:

  • wrinkles
  • fine lines
  • stretch marks
  • sagging skin
  • acne scars
  • wrinkles
  • hyperpigmentation
  • scars from surgery or injury
  • cellulite

However, Morpheus8 treatment may not be suitable for some people, including:

  • Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Those who have an implanted electronic device (CGM or pacemaker) or metal implants such as rods or metal plates
  • Individuals who have conditions such as rosacea or herpes simplex that are stimulated by heat
  • People who have a chronic skin condition such as eczema, psoriasis, serious swelling, or open wounds
  • Those who have a bleeding disorder

The best way to know if Morpheus8 treatment is right for you is to consult our board-certified body contouring specialists at Self Care LA. Our specialists evaluate your medical, medication, and allergy history and examine your skin tone to determine your candidacy.


Is Morpheus8 treatment safe?

Morpheus8 is a versatile device that can be used on all skin types and customized to each individual's needs. Treatment with Morpheus8 is quick and easy, with minimal downtime. Typically, patients see visible results after a few treatments, with continued improvement over time.

When performed by a highly skilled body contouring specialist at Self Care LA, Morpheus8 offers several benefits, including:

  • Improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Tightening and lifting sagging skin
  • Reducing the appearance of scars and stretch marks
  • Improving the texture and tone of the skin
  • Stimulating collagen production

The technology is proven to minimize injury and speed up recovery time, which ensures you experience zero to minimal side effects.


How many treatments do you need with morpheus8?

The number of treatments you need with morpheus8 will depend on your individual goals and needs. However, many patients see significant results after just a few treatments. For optimal results, a series of treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart may be recommended by our specialists.


What does the Morpheus8 procedure involve?

The Morpheus8 procedure involves numbing the treatment area with local anaesthesia, making small incisions in the skin, and then inserting the device beneath the skin.

Once the numbing cream has taken effect, the esthetician will begin to glide the device across the skin's surface. The radiofrequency energy will heat up the tissue below the skin's surface, which can help stimulate collagen production and promote healing. 

The treatment usually takes about 30 minutes to complete. After a Morpheus8 treatment, it is important to protect the skin from sunlight exposure. The team at Self Care LA will provide you with sunscreen and instructions on properly caring for your skin following your treatment. 


How long does Morpheus8 treatment take?

The treatment is relatively quick, taking only 30 to 60 minutes to complete depending on the aesthetic goals and the areas to be treated. However, depending on your concerns and the number of treatments you require, you may need to schedule multiple sessions spaced a few weeks apart.


When do you see results with Morpheus8 treatment?

While each individual is unique, Morpheus8 skin tightening results are visible in three days, while noticeable results appear after a few weeks.

As collagen production continues, you will notice optimal improvements over the months after your initial treatment.

With skin healing and repairing from within, skin-tightening and anti-ageing results can last for as long as two or five years.

Here are some Inmode Morpheus8 before and after pictures to give you a better idea of what results from Morpheus8 look like:

Santa Monica medspa model before and after

Santa Monica medspa model before and after


Santa Monica medspa model before and after


Is Morpheus8 right for me?

If you are concerned about wrinkles, fine lines, or other skin concerns, then Morpheus8 may be a good option for you. The device is safe for people of all skin types and can help improve your skin's appearance.

To learn more about Morpheus8 and to find out if it is right for you, please consult our board-certified body contouring specialists at Self Care LA.

As the leading boutique aesthetic spa & body contouring specialist located in Santa Monica, CA, we have a team of highly trained, certified, and skilled aestheticians and doctors.

We will work with you to customize a Morpheus8 treatment plan to give you the best results possible. Contact Self Care LA today at (323) 337-3445 or click here to schedule a consultation.

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