At Upkeep, we know that skin issues like acne scarring, sun damage, and fine lines and wrinkles can be so demoralizing. Even if you take very good care of your skin, inflammation and scarring from years past–or the delayed results of childhood sunburns–can keep you from seeing improvements. Fortunately, there’s a treatment that can actually improve acne scarring, other scars, sun damage, and the signs of aging. It’s called Morpheus8, and it has the power to transform your skin–without surgery or extensive downtime! Read on to see why it’s the treatment for you!
What is Morpheus8? How does it work?
Morpheus8 combines two treatments in one: microneedling and radio frequency heat. Microneedling uses tiny needles to pierce the skin, which spurs the body to make more collagen. Radio frequency technology generates heat that tightens and contours the skin and/or the fat underneath the skin. Together, these two processes stimulate and supercharge the skin’s natural healing process. The treatment is adaptable depending on what your concerns are. When used at lower settings, Morpheus8 improves texture (including those pesky pores), tightens skin, and erases scars. Used at more powerful settings, it sculpts the fat under the skin, providing better feature definition, lifting jowls, and even restoring volume.
What is the treatment like? Does it hurt?
There’s no way around it: this treatment tends to be painful, but the results make it worth it. A numbing cream is applied to the skin before the procedure to minimize discomfort. The procedure itself is quick, lasting about 10-30 minutes depending on the area. Waiting for the numbing cream to start working often takes longer than the procedure itself! Your treatment provider uses the Morpheus8 applicator to simultaneously microneedle the skin and apply radio frequency heat.
Who can use Morpheus8?
Adults of all ages can use Morpheus8 to address a variety of concerns. This treatment can also be used on any skin color, as it does not create post-inflammatory pigmentation. Morpheus8 may be the treatment for you if you suffer from any of the following:
- Body and facial scars
- Skin texture issues, including dilated pores
- Acne scars
- Facial sagging and jowls
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sun damage
While it is most often used on the face and neck, Morpheus8 can also be applied on the belly, knees, and thighs to target things like cellulite or stretch marks. It can fade scars elsewhere on the body as well.
What are the side effects and is there any downtime?
After your treatment, you will experience redness and mild swelling, and you may possibly experience some bruising. Usually these subside within 3-4 days. Carefully follow your treatment provider’s instructions for skincare post-treatment, as your skin will be extra-sensitive during this time. They will typically instruct you to keep it dry for the next 24 hours. Usually you can return to wearing makeup after a couple of days, so even if you have lingering redness, you can conceal it and go about your life without anyone knowing you’ve just had a cutting-edge skin treatment. The downtime with Morpheus8 is nothing compared to invasive procedures like facelifts, but it still provides noticeable anti-aging results.
How long does it take to see results?
Depending on the issue(s) you’re treating, it takes about 1-3 sessions to see results.
Visible results can be seen within a few days, but improvements continue up to three months after treatment. During that time, as always, it’s important to wear SPF any time you’ll experience sun exposure. This optimizes your results and protects against further damage to your skin.
Where can I get Morpheus8?
We offer Morpheus8 treatments in our first-of-its-kind, super-convenient app, Upkeep! Instead of having to call around to see what medspa providers offer Morpheus8 in your area, you can book medspa appointments on-demand through the app. It’s as simple and easy as ordering takeout from your favorite meal-delivery app, and we have a range of top-quality, trustworthy medspas to choose from.
With Upkeep, it’s never been so easy to look your absolute best.
Are you ready to get younger-looking, smoother, dramatically more even skin with Morpheus8? Book an appointment through the Upkeep app today!