What is Morpheus8?

Morpheus8 by InMode is the latest generation of microneedling. Instead of simply boosting collagen production through controlled wounding, Morpheus8 reaches far deeper into the skin (up to 8mm) and uses the benefits of radiofrequency energy to tighten and rejuvenate skin. This fractional treatment can address a variety of skin concerns, including some of the toughest concerns like acne scars and moderate signs of aging. Morpheus8 can be used anywhere that you are experiencing signs of aging, sun damage, loose skin, uneven skin tone, skin texture, and acne. Common areas addressed with Morpheus8 skin rejuvenation treatments include:

  • Neck
  • Arms
  • Abdomen
  • Thighs
  • Buttocks
  • Knees

How Does RF Microneedling Work?

RF microneedling works very similarly to traditional microneedling. It uses a specialized handpiece with 24 silicone-coated microneedles that deeply penetrate the skin and create tiny channels, activating your body’s natural wound-healing response. At the same time, the handpiece emits bipolar radiofrequency energy that generates gentle heat and causes collagen contraction. The overall result involves the tightening of loose skin as well as a boost to your skin’s natural rate of collagen production (which can begin to drop off as soon as your 30s). Overall, RF microneedling is an even more effective way to tighten skin and rejuvenate its appearance.

What Can Morpheus8 Treat?

Morpheus8 is an excellent option for many deep-rooted skin concerns. Additionally, it can be a great way to maintain your skin’s natural rate of collagen production to prevent visible signs of aging. With the right treatment package, Morpheus8 can effectively treat the following:

  • Loose skin
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Pigmentation
  • Scars
  • Acne and overactive pores
  • Acne scarring
  • Excessive sweating

What Can I Expect During Treatment?

Morpheus8 can be performed right in our Richmond office. Morpheus8 can be uncomfortable, so we can provide a topical anesthetic. Once you’re ready, the specialized handpiece is applied to your treatment area. The microneedles reach deep into your skin and jumpstart the collagen induction process while also emitting radiofrequency between the handpiece’s two poles. Once complete, your skin will be soothed and moisturized so you can continue with your day. Overall, treatment can take between 30-60 minutes, depending on your treatment plan. It is recommended that patients receive at least 3-6 sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart depending on your goals and the treatment plan.

Morpheus8 Recovery

You can return to your regular schedule immediately after Morpheus8 treatments, although you should avoid exercise and heat exposure for the first day. For the remainder of your day and a few days afterward, you’ll experience some residual redness and sensitivity. Make sure to avoid harsh active skincare ingredients, and our team will make sure you know which products are best for your skin during this time. It’s extremely important to wear sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 for the first few weeks after your treatment (since your skin will be photosensitive during this time). Your doctor will provide thorough aftercare instructions for you to follow after your procedure including when to apply any ointment and how to care for the skin.

Morpheus8 Results

Most patients benefit from regular Morpheus8 treatments for best results, usually spaced one month apart. During your consultation with our team, we’ll create a customized treatment package for you and your goals.

After your first treatment, you can see a noticeable improvement in your overall skin tone and texture. After the third treatment, your skin elasticity and tightening results will emerge. After six treatments, acne scars will start to fade. Increased collagen production can be witnessed 3-6 months after your treatments. You can expect your final results to emerge in the weeks and months after treatment, with more defined tightness, brightness, and youthfulness in your skin.

Schedule a Consultation

Morpheus8 is one of the industry-leading options for rejuvenating your skin. To meet with our team and learn more about how you can benefit, we invite you to contact our Richmond office by calling 804-447-2303 or filling out our online form.


Frequently Asked Questions

How long do Morpheus8 results last for?

Depending on your age and the details of your procedure, Morpheus8 results last approximately a year, however, annual maintenance treatments and good quality skin care can produce longer-lasting results.

What does Morpheus 8 do?

Morpheus8 is a radiofrequency microneedling procedure that helps tighten skin, stimulates collagen production, and remodels fat tissue when necessary.

How many treatments of Morpheus 8 do you need?

Three consecutive treatments spaced approximately 4-6 weeks apart is what is recommended in order to achieve the most optimal results. Most people benefit from ongoing treatments of Morpheus8 to continuously adapt to your ever-changing skincare needs. There is no maximum number of treatments with Morpheus8 you can have as long as they are spaced long enough apart.

Does Morpheus8 tighten skin?

Yes, Morpheus8 can help tighten the appearance of skin by stimulating the skin’s natural healing process, as well as increased collagen production for longer-term results.

Does Morpheus8 lift jowls?

Morpheus8 can be used to improve the appearance of the jowls through helping increase collagen production, tightening skin subtly, and remodeling subdermal tissue for a more proportionate appearance.

Is Morpheus8 the same as microneedling?

Not exactly. Morpheus8 is radiofrequency microneedling, with needlepoints that diffuse thermal energy into the tissues they’re applied to.

How do you prepare for Morpheus8?

Your Esthetician will provide you with pre treatment instructions, but make sure to avoid any exfoliating products 3 days prior to your appointment to prevent any unnecessary irritation.

How long does the Morpheus8 treatment take?

Morpheus8 treatment times vary depending on the size and/or sensitivity of the treatment area. We will apply a topical anesthetic that will sit on the skin for 45 min to 1 hour, and the treatment itself can last anywhere between 30-60 minutes on average.

What is recovery like after Morpheus8?

There is minimal downtime after Morpheus8 treatments, although your skin will be sensitive to sun exposure for up to a few weeks following your treatment, so you’ll want to wear a good SPF during that time. Your Esthetician will provide you with Post Treatment Instructions to follow to ensure a safe healing process.

How often should you get Morpheus8 treatments?

After your three consecutive treatments you will just need one treatment 6 months to a year later to keep up with your amazing results!