MORPHEUS8

Fast Facts:

About: Morpheus8 is a minimally invasive skin remodeling and tightening treatment that is carried out using radiofrequency energy microneedling. This combines traditional microneedling with thermal microdamage to most effectively trigger neocollagenesis and elastin rebuilding, encouraging a youthful and smooth skin texture and skin tightening.

Safety: Morpheus8 is an FDA-approved non-surgical treatment that is safe without significant complications. Common side effects include temporary swelling, redness, and minimal bruising. Certain contraindications, such as cystic acne or pregnancy, may exclude some individuals from treatment.

Cost: Morpheus8 has a price range that depends on clinic location, provider experience, treatment area, and frequency of sessions. In general, the cost is around $500 to $2000 per single session.

Efficacy and Convenience: Morpheus8 can deliver mild to moderate improvements in skin laxity and texture all while foregoing the risks associated with surgery. With virtually no required prep time and little to no downtime, many patients find this treatment to be a quick and easy solution to their skin issues.

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WHAT IS MORPHEUS8?

If your body is a piece of art, your skin is the canvas. We all want beautiful, glowing skin, but for many of us, life, genetics, gravity, and aging get in the way. From scarring to wrinkles to stretch marks and all kinds of other damage, it can be hard to deal with a dermal texture and complexion that doesn’t meet our expectations. We invest in make-up, photo editing apps, and magazines telling us all the latest trends to stay on top of – but to no avail. Few of us want to actually turn toward surgical methods to correct our skin insecurities; fortunately, there are easier methods to turn to for skin tightening and rejuvenation.

Morpheus8 is a non-surgical fractional microneedling device that uses fractional radiofrequency energy alongside micro pins to trigger a targeted healing response in the body. Utilizing SARD (subdermal adipose remodeling device), Morpheus8 can be uniquely personalized to every individual’s skin concerns. By delivering exquisitely controlled points of microthermal damage, powerful energy beams trigger the production of collagen in the body, bringing about plump and rejuvenated skin. Morpheus8 radiofrequency microneedling is the perfect balance between non-surgical and excisional skin tightening methods, targeting moderate cases of skin laxity and folds.

Since being first approved in early 2000s for reducing wrinkly and droopy skin, Morpheus8 and similar radiofrequency-based skin tightening technology have experienced a surge of success and popularity across the globe and in New York City. Its unparalleled ability to induce collagen and elastin production, along with remodeling of adipose tissue, allows for improved facial attractiveness while leaving the epidermis unscathed. Facial skin concerns – such as acne scarring or wrinkles – as well as textural body issues like cellulite can be effectively reduced with this revolutionary top-of-the-line treatment.

WHY DO PEOPLE GET MORPHEUS8 SKIN TIGHTENING TREATMENT?

Radiofrequency technology, as well as other energy-assisted skin tightening methods, has grown rapidly in acclaim over the past two decades. It has seen a popularity increase of at least 60% each year since the early 2000s. If you’ve heard of Morpheus8 or similar treatments, you may be wondering: what is all the hype about? The answer is fairly simple: patients all over New York are learning that they can get incredible, skin-transforming results in exchange for minimal risk, time, and effort.

Morpheus8 can target various regions of the face and body for smooth, glowing, flawless skin. When it comes to facial treatments, a lot of patients turn to Morpheus8 to get the work around the eyes, where crow’s feet and other fine lines tend to gather, as well as the jawline. A lot of us know the experience of frowning in the mirror, pinching at those lower-chin flabs and wishing it could just be snatched back. Fortunately, Morpheus8 utilizes a small applicator, which can reach even minimal and difficult to access areas, such as small pockets of fat below the chin. There, Morpheus 8 can combat the appearance of submental fat and sagging jowls that obscure an otherwise defined chin and jawline. 

It’s not just skin laxity that can take a hit with Morpheus8. Other textural issues can cause a huge hit to self-esteem, to the point where a lot of us were happy to wear out masks during the pandemic. You may have tried to cover up noticeable skin irregularities through foundation or concealer in the past, only to realize that can make it look even worse. It’s enough to make you want to just avoid certain lighting or pictures altogether. For patients with this issue, Morpheus8 can even out tone and texture –– this includes not just wrinkles and other signs of aging, but also sun damage, acne scarring, and large pores. 

If you travel slightly lower, we get to those pesky creases around the neck and decollete. Patients with what we refer to as “turkey neck” can finally ditch the scarves, and can instead turn to Morpheus 8 to smooth this area. Some patients also want to address lines and folds around the decollette, which is another benefit of Morpheus8 technology. When it comes to the body, Morpheus8 is commonly used to address concerns in the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs. Loose skin, rough or bumpy complexion, cellulite, and stretch marks are all common complaints. Rather than forsaking bikinis for the rest of your life, you can treat these irregularities using Morpheus8 RF technology. 

In summary, it’s easy to see what all the hype is about: 93% of patients who have undergone the Morpheus8 treatment in NYC express satisfaction with their results. The radiofrequency energy of Morpheus8 penetrates the skin for a toning, tightening, and volumizing effect. This leads to greater confidence in your appearance and an overall new outlook on your skin.

WHAT IS MORPHEUS8 PROCEDURE LIKE?

Before receiving the actual procedure at Skinly Aesthetics, you will have a consultation with Dr. Schwarzburg at his private clinic in New York to see if you are a viable candidate. In this discussion, Dr. Schwarzburg will speak with you to establish your medical history and assess the current state of your skin. Depending on the type and severity of your acne scarring and skin laxity, as well as your overall health, he will be able to determine if Morpheus8 is right for you. During this talk, you will also be able to learn more about the process and what to expect; it’s important to know what you are getting out of the procedure, so that your final results match up to the aesthetic goals you have in mind.

You should come in to your appointment fresh-faced – if not, we will remove your make-up before sanitizing the treatment area. If you are receiving topical anesthesia before your procedure, this will be applied 30 to 60 minutes before the microneedling begins to numb the targeted region. If you happen to have a low pain tolerance, let Dr. Schwarzburg know in advance; in that case, nitrous oxide and oxygen gas may be used to reduce discomfort. During your actual radiofrequency microneedling session, the Morpheus8 device will be set to a specific penetration depth and energy level. What kind of setting parameters are used depends on your skin type and the area that is being treated; for example, reduced energy levels will usually be used on thinner skin, as well as darker skin types. While your skin is receiving treatment, you may feel some stinging, warm, or prickling sensations.

A single treatment session takes around 30 to 60 minutes to complete. At the end of your session, you will be given a cool compress to soothe the treated area. Dr. Schwarzburg will also supply you with a cream to keep the area heavily moisturized for a week after your treatment. This will encourage efficiency in the healing process and help reduce irritation.

WHAT IS THE SCIENCE BEHIND MORPHEUS8?

The primary way that Morpheus8 non-surgically tightens and tones the skin is through the stimulation of collagen and elastin production at a cellular level. Collagen is a natural protein found in the body which is responsible for the strength, structure, and elasticity in the skin and other body organs. The older you get, the less collagen your body produces; that’s what slowly makes your dermal layers thinner and more tired over time. 

With traditional microneedling, tiny puncture wounds trigger the healing process of skin tissue to rebuild collagen through a complex cascade of inflammatory signals. The same kind of microdamage is what fuels the reaction in a Morpheus8 treatment – the difference is that Morpheus8 utilizes radiofrequency energy alongside microscopic needles to generate coagulatory micro-lesions within the skin with a much more intense collagen proliferation response. 

Radiofrequency energy pulses through microchannels – created by ultra-fine needles – deep into subdermal tissue, up to 8mm. Radiofrequency is created by an oscillating electrical current; it causes the collision of molecules through resistive circuits, thereby producing thermal energy. This creates small channels of controlled thermal coagulation, which jumpstarts a healing process in the damaged areas of skin; hydrogen bonds of existing collagen are broken, tightening existing collagen structures, as the body then scrambles to renew the damaged subdermal tissue. 

Different tissues have varying levels of impedance and conductivity; differential heating allows adipose tissue, for example, to generate higher temperatures than the muscles. Because of this, controlled heating allows the reticular dermis to be affected with greater intensity while leaving the papillary dermis unharmed. When soft tissues achieve 50°C, and the surface of the skin is at 40°C to 42°C, neocollagenesis, angiogenesis, and elastogenesis occur. This means the formation of new tissue with elevated amounts of elastin and collagen, which lend the skin its supple, soft, and flexible appearance. Not just that, but the microinflammation inflicted by RF therapy can encourage proliferation of fibroblasts and other cellular materials that support the formation of connective tissue and strengthen dermal structure. At the same time, the overlying fibroseptal network of the skin is contracted via the delivery of thermal energy, which, in turn, tightens overlying skin. Think of this like parachute strings being pulled, encouraging the tautness of the outer canvas of the parachute. 

HOW CAN YOU COMPARE MORPHEUS8 AND REGULAR MICRONEEDLING?

Microneedling and RF treatments are similar in that they both trigger the body’s self-restoration and self-rejuvenation process. This is achieved by puncturing the skin with tiny needles to cause micro-damage and stimulating collagen production. Traditional microneedling is not energy-based and relies upon just the needles alone, which are administered via microneedling tools either manually or automatically. Just like Morpheus8 fractional RF, traditional microneedling creates local areas of inflammation to trigger a healing response from the body, which releases growth factors such as TGF-beta and PDGF – these trigger neocollagenesis, neo elastogenesis, and angiogenesis while leaving the epidermis intact.

Morpheus8 combines this classic microneedling technique with the additional use of radiofrequency energy. This brings about more dramatic change in terms of skin firming and adipose remodeling, as radiofrequency creates small zones of thermal damage that are hyper-targeted due to differential heating across tissues, and encourages greater collagen production than just needles alone. The precise heating of the dermis, subdermis, and adipose layer encourages the coagulation of fat and the contraction of the dermis while preserving the epidermis. Dr. Schwarzburg who practices cosmetic dermatology in NYC explains that Morpheus8 RF microneedling has a decisive advantage when it comes to healing more moderate, as opposed to mild, textural, laxity, or tone issues in the skin. If you struggle with active cystic acne, you may want to steer clear of RF therapies, however, since the heat can inflame the skin and cause a breakout.

CAN MORPHEUS8 REDUCE THE APPEARANCE OF STRETCH MARKS?

Stretch marks are one of those common issues that befall so many of us – in fact, almost all women will have stretch marks at one point or another in their lives – that nevertheless seems so hard to treat. Most topical creams that are advertised to combat stretch marks or striae don’t actually work because they don’t address the root cause of the problem. Morpheus8, as well as other radiofrequency energy-based microneedling methods, can actually decrease the severity of stretch marks; in some patients, the appearance of skin can even be approved to make stretch marks barely noticeable.

These skin rivulets, lines, or indents are generally caused by rapid growth and body changes. These body changes are traditionally caused by aging, puberty, weight fluctuations, or even growth of the muscles. The classic appearance of striae is caused by thinned out dermis with an overlying structurally intact epidermis – essentially the dermis doesn’t have enough collagen fibers because they have been broken by excessive stretching. Stretch marks can show up anywhere on the body, but are most frequently found along the stomach, thighs, and back – all areas that are commonly exposed in swimsuits or revealing clothes, which can make some of us unfortunately shy away from these situations. While stretch marks are completely normal, it’s also normal to want smooth, seamless-looking skin. By stimulating collagen production, Morpheus8 can encourage skin in this area to non-surgically repair itself, healing the hyperpigmentation and plumping up the thinned out areas that make up stretch marks. 

WHO CAN GET MORPHEUS8?

Any healthy individual with issues surrounding skin laxity, texture, and tone will find great benefits in a Morpheus8 treatment. If you have suffered from acne in the past, you know the kind of irritating and lingering effect acne facial scarring can have. From icepick to boxcar shaped scars, Morpheus8 radiofrequency can help relieve these effects and even out the texture of your skin – all without invasive surgery. 

If you’re getting older and noticing an increasing sagginess and ptosis in your skin – particularly obscuring the skin and jawline – as well as folds, wrinkles, or sun damage, you can turn to Morpheus8 fractional microneedling for an improved, more youthful appearance. Morpheus8 radiofrequency treatment is often considered a non-surgical facelift option for patients with mild loss of skin elasticity, but who do not qualify for fully invasive surgical facelift. Cellulite as well as axillary hyperhidrosis are also reasons people come in for this minimally invasive microneedling treatment.

There are a lot of people who are looking for a skin treatment that is targeted specifically towards those with moderate textural and laxity issues, who don’t benefit from topical treatments but do not want to undergo surgery. This can include relatively young patients whose skin laxity does not yet justify traditional excision methods, such as a neck lift, but who still want to see improvements in their skin. It can also apply to people who are dealing with loose skin even after a facelift or neck lift procedure, and wish to see further correction. Some patients may see personal benefit from a facelift or neck lift, but are happy with a more mild improvement if it means avoiding surgery, and Dr. Schwarzburg sees a lot of patients who fit these criteria at his NYC clinic. If any of these sound like you, you will probably find great results with Morpheus8 non-surgical skin tightening.

Other concerns that can be targeted using Morpheus8 include malar bags and festoons – these may also be referred to as under eye lines, eye socket skin laxity, or eye bags. A lot of people have these features purely because of genetics, but notice that they become more prominent with age. There isn’t much you can do to prevent them in terms of lifestyle or topical treatments, but Morpheus8 laser treatment is a great way to reduce the exhausted appearance eye bags can lend to. Other excess adipose pockets in the submental, nasolabial, or jowl area can similarly be reduced using radiofrequency energy microneedling.

MORPHEUS8 TREATMENT CONTRAINDICATIONS

Dr. Schwarzburg notes that there are certain contraindications to keep in mind when it comes to radiofrequency energy-based procedures that might prevent you from getting Morpheus8 laser procedure. If you have a collagen vascular disorder, dysfunctional wound healing, or an active infection, you should not get this treatment. Those who are pregnant or immunocompromised are also ineligible. If you currently suffer from cystic acne, thermal damage can cause a breakout, meaning it is best avoided for you.

Whether or not you’re a good candidate can be determined in a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Schwarzburg at his private cosmetic surgery practice in New York, in which you will discuss your medical history and what aesthetic changes you hope to accomplish. With a lot of similar treatments –– such as lasering –– some patients with darker or sensitive skin types shy away because of the risk of pigmentation issues. Fortunately, Morpheus8 laser generally has a low chance of causing hyperpigmentation on various shades of skin.

WHAT IS THE AFTERCARE AND RECOVERY TIME FOR MORPHEUS 8?

The good news: Morpheus8 RF is a non-surgical facelift treatment, which means there is relatively little downtime or recovery required after your procedure. You can hop back into your regularly scheduled routine without having to wait around or deal with complex aftercare. It’s important to keep in mind, however, that you will have to be a little extra gentle and protective of your skin after this treatment. That means avoiding excessive heat or sweat (so you may want to skip the gym for 3 days), as well as alcoholic beverages that could be irritating or dehydrating. You can, however, immediately return to work or running errands.

You should be moisturizing and wearing sunscreen every day, especially in the week following your treatment, to shield your newly sensitive skin from UV rays. Try to apply sunscreen that is at least SPF 30 or above. If you have an event coming up – like a wedding, photo shoot, or important meeting – where you want to look your best, plan to have your session a couple days in advance. In some cases, small blood vessels in the treatment area may be punctured by the microneedling, which causes light temporary bruising. Slight redness or mild swelling may persist during this time but should resolve itself on its own – to help speed along the recovery process, try applying a cool compress for a soothing effect. If you want to wear make-up, you should generally be able to do so after 24 hours. If you have very sensitive skin, you might want to go easy on the make-up routine for about a week, while making sure that your skin is moisturized. Apart from these temporary aesthetic inconveniences, you are good to go after your procedure.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO SEE THE FINAL RESULTS OF A MORPHEUS8 TREATMENT?

So you’ve stepped out of Skinly Aesthetics on the Upper East Side of NYC, your Morpheus8 microneedling session is done –– now what? You are probably eager to see instant results, especially if you’ve read reviews and heard friends rave about the outcome of their RF treatments. Although it takes a while for the full outcome of the treatment to manifest itself, you will be able to see substantial improvement within a few days of your treatment, and a more significant impact will become clear in about three to four weeks.

To see your final results, you might need a bit more patience. These should be apparent within 3 to 6 months after treatment. During this time, the levels of collagen in the treatment area will ramp up, leaving your skin looking supple and smooth. Studies evaluating the effects of RF-assisted liposuction have found that the treated area can contract up to 25% in 6 months, as well as a 35% to 40% contraction after 12 months –– that is a significant skin-tightening result achieved in less than a year.  Some patients need multiple treatments to achieve their desired outcomes, and in this case, you can schedule follow-up sessions and check in with Dr. Schwarzburg at his New York medical practice for his estimation on how many more procedures you need based on your body’s response.

WHAT WILL MY SKIN LOOK LIKE BEFORE AND AFTER GETTING MORPHEUS8 RADIOFREQUENCY MICRONEEDLING?

People come in for Morpheus8 treatments for a whole host of reasons. What your individual “before and after” looks like depends on what issues you are treating, how your body responds, and how many sessions of Morpheus8 you commit to. In general, patients tend to see a 20% to 60% mean improvement of skin laxity, textural issues, and facial wrinkles after one to three sessions of radiofrequency microneedling treatments. If you are looking to treat mild to moderate acne scarring, you will experience an evening of facial texture that will leave your skin looking smooth even in harsh lighting. Even younger patients can see significant improvements through Morpheus8 radiofrequency microneedling, especially when it comes to slight acne scarring and uneven complexion.

Slightly older patients who want to eliminate certain wrinkles and fine lines can expect to look younger after this collagen-boosting treatment repairs some of the damage inflicted over the years; skin will look and feel plumper and more hydrated. A lot of people are eager to see sagging skin, jowls or turkey neck disappear; depending on the severity of skin laxity, most patients are satisfied with results they experience after Morpehus8. This includes tightening of loose, drooping skin, snapping it back into a firmer and more structured plane.

Stretch marks and cellulite on the butt and thighs will also be smoothed out after Morpheus8. Keep in mind that all of these changes will occur over several months, not all at once. For some, that might be an added benefit of this kind of minimally invasive treatment – you will receive results that are subtle and natural, as well as flattering, keeping the procedure both discrete and efficient. 

IS MORPHEUS8 PAINFUL?

A lot of us wish we could improve the appearance of our skin. There are many factors holding us back – often its money, lack of information, or a fear of discomfort that comes with certain treatments. Surgical intervention – such as liposuction, facelifts, or neck lifts – are notorious for causing pain, complications, discomfort, and issues that resurface during recovery. That’s why so many people prefer non-invasive or minimally invasive methods, of which Morpheus8 is an attractive option.

Most patients feel any pain associated with this non-surgical treatment to be minimal. In fact, Morpheus8 is known to minimize pain because of the incredibly fine and sharp needles employed, which prevent tugging or tearing of the skin where it’s applied. You might feel slight pricking while the Morpheus8 laser device is applied, as well as warmth emanating from the radiofrequency energy beams. To reduce pain, Dr. Schwarzburg will provide you with topical numbing cream or local anesthesia to relieve possible discomfort during the procedure. If you are worried about the pain or are prone to being very sensitive to similar treatments, let Dr. Schwarzburg know about these concerns. You can opt to receive a combination of oxygen and nitrous gas to relieve pain and anxiety during the procedure.

Morpheus8 RF microneedling

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE MORPHEUS8 TREATMENT? IS IT SAFE?

A lot of people turn to non-surgical radiofrequency and laser treatments like Morpheus8 specifically to avoid the complications that arise from more invasive, surgical procedures. These patients will be happy to know that Morpheus8 is generally a safe and well-tolerated procedure. It has been FDA-approved as a subdermal adipose remodeling device (SARD). Because of the highly targeted approach of RF energy emitting needles, the subdermal layer of skin is targeted while minimizing damage to more superficial epidermal tissue. Radiofrequency machines also feature built-in safety mechanisms; if soft tissue is becoming overheated, the machine automatically detects this and turns off to protect the skin from burning.

The most common side effects patients experience with Morpheus8 is slight erythema (redness), edema (swelling), and bruising that may linger for a couple of days. A prolonged hardening in the treated area, as well as marginal mandibular neuropraxia, has also been known to occur (reported in 3.2% and 1.2% of treated patients, respectively) but should resolve itself without further treatment. There may also be a tiny bit of bleeding in the points where the needles pierced the skin, which will clear away quickly on its own. If Morpheus8 laser is used at a very high energy setting there’s a high chance of getting a skin burn which could turn into a disfuguring scar. 

As with any cosmetic procedure, side effects and risks are greatly reduced when you turn to a highly experienced, board-certified provider. Knowledge of complex facial anatomy, including awareness of the marginal mandibular nerve and the facial artery, to avoid complications like nerve injuries. Dr. Schwarzburg has been practicing in NYC for many years and performs numerous minimally invasive procedures like Morpheus8, so you can be assured that you are in good hands.

HOW LONG DO THE RESULTS OF MORPHEUS8 TREATMENT LAST?

While the results of this treatment are not permanent, you can expect them to slow down the aging process for a while. How many sessions you had and your general lifestyle habits will also play into how well your body heals and maintains a youthful appearance. Sun exposure, for example, can speed up the aging process. That’s why photoprotection –– meaning protection from UV rays, like sunscreen –– is highly recommended to preserve your skin and the effects of treatment. Morpheus8 won’t stop the clock permanently, but it can help you renew your skin and combat early signs of aging.

In general, the skin rejuvenation from Morpheus8 should be apparent for at least a few months after your treatment, and has been shown to present with continuing improvements even 6 months after treatment. When it comes to reducing wrinkles, you can compare this with other cosmetic procedures, like Botox, which generally has a shorter lifespan. If you love what your skin looks like post-treatment, you may want to schedule follow-up sessions to maintain its fresh and glowing appearance. A 2020 study concluded that the average time at which people went in for a follow-up was 2.1 years after their initial session. You can use this as a benchmark for your recurring treatments, or ask Dr. Schwarzburg for personalized advice.

HOW MANY MORPHEUS8 TREATMENT SESSIONS ARE NECESSARY?

How many Morpheus8 treatment sessions you will need comes down to multiple factors. The amount of treatment sessions required for each individual patient depends on the existing state of your skin, what you hope to achieve as a final result, and how effectively your body’s healing process responds to treatment. Some people may be perfectly satisfied with the results of a single treatment; others need three or even five treatments, spaced out over several months.

Deeper scarring, stretch marks, and more excessive degree of saggy skin will generally call for several sessions rather than just one. Mild acne scarring on a younger patient, on the other hand, can often be vastly improved after only one appointment. If you require multiple treatment sessions, these will generally be spaced apart in at least 6 to 8 week intervals. This allows the body’s superficial healing process to run its course and prevents side effects. If you want to get a better idea of how many sessions you will need, it’s best to talk to your provider during your consultation and see what they have to say in regards to your specific case.

IS MORPHEUS8 WORTH IT?

Not only is Morpheus8 a clinically proven modality to tighten and lift the skin on your face, neck and body, it is also a popular confidence boosting treatment used by patients eager to put their aging process on hold. Morpheus8 non-surgical skin tightening gained widespread professional and consumer acclaim for being highly effective and powerful energy-based system, yet gentle and benign. Kim Kardashian joined the ranks of many celebrities that tried Morpheus8 to rejuvenate the skin on their bodies. If you don’t believe dry statistics – consider that Morpheus8 non-surgical face and neck lift have an incredible 85% approval rating on RealSelf, an online resource for plastic surgery procedures. Taking care of your skin has many benefits – from immediate physical improvement in appearance to a boost in self-confidence and Morpheus8 is a clear winner in getting the skin of your dreams in no time. So yes, Morpheus8 is totally worth it!

WHERE TO GET MORPHEUS8 NEAR ME?

With a rise of Morpheus8 RF popularity across the globe and in New York City a lot of medspas started offering this skin revitalizing treatment. When you search for “Morpheus8 near me” the map results get populated a lot of clinics and it’s easy to get lost among so many offers. While Morpheus8 is a completely non-surgical procedure it is still a highly sophisticated and complex procedure requiring complete understanding of human anatomy and the physical processes behind the treatment. When perfomed by qualified and board-certified doctors the risk of complications is negligible, so you can enjoy your results worry-free.

HOW EXPENSIVE IS MORPHEUS8?

In general, non-invasive or minimally invasive cosmetic treatments are often a more affordable option when compared with surgical intervention. When it comes to Morpheus8, you can expect to pay around $500 to $2500 for a single session of Morpheus8 in New York. Smaller regions will, of course, cost less than larger areas like the thighs, which can be on the more expensive side since you’re trying to target a bigger portion of the body. More severe skin marks or laxity will also require several sessions, which hikes up the price.

However, this is still only a fraction of the cost of a facelift or necklift in most cases. It may also save you years of buying expensive, but ultimately ineffective, beauty products that will not give you the kind of results you crave. Wrinkles and blemishes can take a toll on an individual’s self-esteem, to the point where we often would rather hide our faces and end up missing out on a lift of what life has to offer.

Finally, clinic location and provider experience will also usually factor into the price. A more experienced provider will be able to offer your a higher quality of care and advice; board-certified physicians located in New York are often some of the most sought after, which is why price points tend to be higher. Whether or not a treatment like Morpehus8 is worth it is ultimately up to you; you can check out online reviews from other patients or ask your friends to see if they are satisfied with their procedure.

CAN I PAIR MORPHEUS8 WITH OTHER TREATMENTS?

There are plenty of other anti-aging and skin smoothing, or pumpling, treatments that can heighten the look achieved through Morpheus8. A lot of patients want to get the most out of their cosmetic treatment, aiming for an ideal aesthetic, fresh-faced look that is best attained with a multi-step approach.

If you’re trying to address inevitable signs of aging, like fine lines and wrinkles, treatments like Botox and Dysport utilize injectable neurotoxins to relax facial muscles. This can temporarily wipe away the creases and folds caused by overactive muscular contractions. Loose and sagging skin, on the other hand, is better treated via a non-surgical PDO thread lift. PDO thread facelift is a minimally invasive alternative to a full surgical facelift. When it comes to more severe and significant laxity, PDO thread lifts can create more dramatic improvements compared to Morpheus8, which only brings about modest lifting change and skin tightening. Droopy jowls and wobbly jawlines can be more effectively addressed via a PDO thread lift.

There are several fillers can help bring about a fresher, more youthful facial profile. Juvederm and Restylane, as well as Radiesse, are popular go-tos when it comes to facial contouring. These are safe and efficient ways to create plumpness in areas that have succumbed to a hollow or exhausted appearance. The cheeks and under-eyes, for example, are commonly reshaped using these hydrating and collagen-building fillers. In combination with Morpheus8, facial fillers can visually take years off your face.

Radiofrequency-based microneedling is one of the most beloved ways to improve skin texture. However, there are other treatments that can similarly improve the look and feel of the skin’s surface texture. Fraxel laser resurfacing, for example, addresses skin concerns on a more superficial level like hyperpigmentation and age spots. AquaGold intradermal infusions and carbon laser facials are great methods for general skin upkeep –– they can be done more frequently than Morpheus8, making them a favorite when it comes to maintenance.

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF MORPHEUS8?

Advantages

Morpheus8 laser is a fantastic way to rejuvenate your skin on multiple levels. It can address and reverse dermal impact of age and environmental factors while being a non-invasive, low-risk treatment. It is an excellent modality to prevent collagen loss related deterioration or hyperpigmentation to the skin. Morpheus8 can curb the facial aging process by evening out wrinkles and unsightly texture through the application of intense but precise RF fractional energy. It can also reduce the remaining evidence of years of acne or sun damage that have left marks behind on the skin. It can result in more dramatic results than non-invasive methods while not resorting to the kind of complications, required aftercare, and side effects that can be associated with surgery. Through this treatment, you can improve your looks and your confidence.

Disadvantages

While Morpheus8 can get you great results, it will not be as dramatic as the outcome achieved via a surgical facelift or necklift, so your expectations should be modest. There are a few contraindications and side effects to take into consideration, which should be discussed with your provider in advance. Skin that is prone to cystic acne, for example, may be damaged or irritated by this treatment. Some may also find the cost to be too expensive, especially since more severe skin laxity issues can require several treatment sessions.

THE TAKEAWAY

Morpheus8 is ever growing in popularity – and there’s lots of reasons why. With minimal risks and virtually no prep or downtime you can achieve the skin of your dreams. Radiofrequency energy microneedling is the next step in the evolution of minimally invasive skin rejuvenating treatments. One to four sessions are enough for most people to see firmer, smoother, plumper skin after experiencing fine lines, cellulite, and acne scarring. While results may differ from patient to patient, often being more successful in those with mild to moderate skin textural issues, most patients are satisfied with the renewing outcome of Morpheus8.

HOW CAN I GET STARTED WITH MORPHEUS8?

Morpheus8 is an effective and easy minimally invasive skin tightening treatment –– one of many such treatments that we offer at Skinly Aesthetics. If you’re looking to upgrade your aesthetic game with safe and thoughtful care, Skinly Aesthetics on the Upper East Side of Manhattan is the first place you should be looking. Owned and operated by Dr. Schwarzburg, Skinly Aesthetics offers a long line of minimally invasive and non-invasive cosmetic treatments to address most mild to moderate skin concerns. If you’re interested in scheduling an appointment, learning more about Morpheus8, or have any other questions, feel free to reach out to us at (212) 774-4264, or shoot us an email at info@skinlyaesthetics.com.