What Does Morpheus8 Treatment Do?

Morpheus8 is a minimally invasive treatment that uses the potency of radiofrequency energy technology with the established prowess of microneedling (or collagen-induction therapy). This treatment harnesses your body’s own natural healing processes in order to target a wide range of skin issues. This includes uneven skin texture, acne scarring, wrinkles, fine lines, and much more. At Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, we are delighted to be able to address your many skin concerns and meet your cosmetic goals with this innovative skin rejuvenation treatment.

What Does Morpheus8 Treatment Do?

Using both micro needling techniques and radiofrequency energy, this FDA-approved cosmetic technology is able to access the deeper layers of the skin to yield incredible skin-resurfacing results. While microneedling can effectively address the surface layers of the skin, radiofrequency energy can reach much deeper levels, making the combination of these two technologies extra potent. The result? These combined technologies work together to improve the skin’s surface by creating deeper remodeling in the lower layers of the skin. This enhances the resurfacing effects of microneedling, delivering long-lasting results.

What Is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a skin resurfacing treatment that repeatedly punctures the skin’s surface using tiny needles. This process causes “microtrauma” to the skin that triggers the body’s natural healing response. The body responds to the microtrauma by increasing the production of collagen in the targeted area. The increase in collagen creates highly effective skin smoothing and resurfacing effects.

What is Radiofrequency Energy?

Radiofrequency energy is a skin-resurfacing technology that delivers powerful frequencies to the deeper layers of the skin. The energy is able to cause coagulation in the tissues at this lower level of this skin, thereby exfoliating the skin and encouraging remodeling. The depth of this energy can be customized by your technician to reach different depths of your dermal layers in order to address your specific skin concerns.

What Are the Benefits of This Treatment?

By using the combined technologies of microneedling and radiofrequency energy, Morpheus8 is one of the most highly effective skin resurfacing treatments available. Some of the benefits of this treatment include improved skin texture, even skin tone, and improved skin tightness. Because this treatment is able to stimulate the production of collagen, it has great benefits for reducing signs of aging, including tightening, contouring, and smoothing out the skin. This treatment is usually used on the face, neck, jowls, and jawline, but it can also be performed on the abdomen, buttocks, and  almost any other area of the body.

This treatment has been shown to target a wide variety of skin concerns, including:

  • Acne scarring
  • Cellulite
  • Fine lines
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Large pores
  • Mild skin laxity (sagging)
  • Stretch marks
  • Sun damage
  • Uneven or rough skin texture
  • Wrinkles


Who Is a Good Candidate for this Treatment?

This skin resurfacing treatment is able to target a broad range of skin concerns and can be used safely by all skin types, tones, and textures. Almost anyone with skin concerns can benefit from receiving this treatment, but certain types of people may benefit more greatly from this treatment than others. The following is a short list of some skin types, conditions, and concerns that may benefit greatly from this treatment.

Darker Skin Tones

Some cosmetic treatments, such as laser resurfacing, can be risky for people with melanated skin. Morpheus8 is safe for all skin tones, and it is the safest skin resurfacing option for people with medium and deep skin tones. Unlike some other cosmetic treatments, this skin rejuvenation technology will not cause hypo- or hyperpigmentation.

Part of what makes this technology so safe is that our technicians are able to use different types of needles for treatment. We have microneedle and coated microneedle options available so different lengths of heat emanation can be selected depending on your skin type. This means we can target the deeper layers of the skin without causing any damage to the surface.

Acne Scarring

Acne scarring can be a difficult skin concern to target. Because it resurfaces the top layer of the skin, microneedling with radiofrequency is excellent for improving the appearance of acne scars and creating clearer, more evenly toned skin.If you’re looking to improve the appearance of acne scars. Provided you are not currently experiencing a breakout, this treatment option may be ideal for addressing your acne scarring. If, however, you have an active acne breakout, you’ll need to wait for your acne to clear up before receiving treatment. Microneedles can spread bacteria and cause further breakouts, so clear skin is a must.

Anti-Aging Concerns

One of the benefits this treatment is best known for is treating the visible signs of aging. This skin resurfacing technology can effectively smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, and tighten loosened skin. If you’re experiencing visible signs of aging around the face, jowls, jawline, or neck, this skin rejuvenation treatment is among your best options for receiving anti-aging benefits.

What Does Treatment Look Like?

At the start of your appointment, we’ll first need to disinfect the targeted area. Next, we’ll apply a topical numbing agent to improve your comfort during treatment. The numbing agent requires around 45 minutes to take effect before you’ll be ready to begin treatment. In the event that your treatment requires the use of a higher setting on the device, you may require local anesthesia. This is unlikely, but we’ll be sure to discuss your needs with you during your initial consultation.

During your treatment session, one of our highly-trained technicians will stamp the microneedling and radiofrequency device across your skin in the targeted area. The needles will puncture the surface of the skin as radiofrequency energy is delivered to lower levels of the skin. It’s likely that you will feel some pressure throughout treatment, but the topical anesthetic will minimize your discomfort. Your appointment may last from fifteen minutes to an hour long, depending on the size of the targeted treatment area.

Does This Treatment Require Downtime?

Recovery from this treatment requires no downtime. Most people who receive this treatment return to work the day following treatment. You will likely experience up to three days of redness in the treatment area following your appointment. This redness can sometimes be accompanied by swelling or itchiness, but these effects are signs that the body’s natural healing processes are at work.

Following treatment, you’ll need to wait two days before using any make-up on the treated area. You’ll also want to minimize any contact with skin irritants, such as skincare products containing active ingredients like retinol. Avoiding direct sun exposure to the treatment areas is advised in the weeks following treatment. When sun exposure is unavoidable, use of a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher is recommended.

When Should I Expect Results?

Though clients typically begin to see results developed within a few days, the most significant results will require patience. Within three weeks of treatment, you should notice visible skin tightening. Your results will continue to improve and develop as new collagen is produced in the body. To maximize your results, we recommend scheduling a small series of sessions (usually three) spaced four to six weeks apart. You should see your full results within three months from your final session.

Results from this treatment can be expected to last around a year. To ensure long-lasting results, taking good care of your skin, protecting your skin from the sun, and booking maintenance appointments is recommended.

Boost Your Results

If you want to further elongate your results, you can implement a targeted skincare regimen. Within the first 72 hours following stronger treatments, you can take advantage of the channels left in the skin by applying medical-grade topical products designed to target your skin concerns. Because the skin is open and receptive during this time period, applying recommended products can improve your results as they will be able to penetrate the skin more deeply. We recommend speaking with our professionals during your initial consultation about how you can boost your results through a skincare regimen.

Start Your Skin Renewal Journey Today

Whether you’re looking to address acne scarring, aging, uneven skin texture, or another skin concern, this skin rejuvenation technology may be the right solution for you. Want to learn more about Morpheus8? Book your initial consultation with our team of experts at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX to discover if you’re an ideal candidate for this treatment today.