Morpheus8 (M8) is the latest and a very significant advance in micro-needling devices offering both mechanical micro-needling and powerful radiofrequency (RF) stimulation delivered simultaneously and precisely to selected layers both in and under the skin, where it has the greatest effect.
There are many other energy devices on the market, including lasers and RF devices, but they generally apply too little energy on the skin surface or superficially into the dermis which is insufficient to produce significant lasting results.
Research shows that in order to achieve significant and long-lasting skin tightening and lifting you need to raise the temperatures of the tissue layers under the dermis, called the Fibro-Septal Network (FSN) to around70 degrees Celsius. However, this cannot be achieved by applying energy through the dermis without damaging the dermis itself.
Morpheus8 overcomes this and achieves this target safely and in a controlled manner by bypassing the dermis and applying the energy directly under it through special pins.
The RF energy works by stimulating, strengthening, and contracting the fibro-septal network (FSN) underneath the dermis. The FSN is the 3-dimensional scaffolding within which the fat cells lie, and which firmly connects the dermis above it with the deeper tissues below, it is the support structure of the dermis. The FSN deteriorates with time leading to loss of support and the appearance of wrinkles, lax skin, and other aging changes. Contracting and firming the FSN produces a 3-dimensional contraction, the best possible type of tightening for the skin.
Morpheus8 also works in the dermis layer to tighten it and improve collagen and elastin production that improves the quality of the skin surface to reduce irregularities such as scarring and laxity.
Benefits are seen within weeks, but the improvement continues for many months after and lasts for a very long time.
Morpheus8 comes as Face and Body applications.
The M8 Face is for face and neck treatments
The M8 Body is designed for body and arm treatments.
The M8 Body tip is larger in size with 40 coated pins providing a larger treatment area compared to 24 pins on the M8 face. The M8 Body pins penetrate more deeply, 7mm depth compared to 4mm for the M8 Face, and has “Burst Technology” specific to the M8 body allowing multiple “bursts” of energy at three different depths at a time, making treatment of three layers at the same time a significant time-saver.
M8 Body is therefore designed and ideally suited for off-face work.
The benefits of the M8 body include deeper penetration for more powerful treatment required for body work, and the ability to treat multiple layers at a time for faster and more comfortable treatments.
The ability to reach these depths is important as not only is this where it strengthens the FSN but it is also here that it is able to destroy fat cells (for fat reduction) and target cellulite. This is a very effective and revolutionary treatment and we have seen some fantastic results.
The downtime is minimal. You may experience some swelling and redness but most people are able to return to normal activity levels within days. Analgesics are not commonly needed.
Any area can be treated! More common areas include the abdomen, above the knees, arms (especially the upper arm “bingo wing” area), buttocks and thighs.
These treatments improve crepiness and laxity, reduce cellulite, improve scarring/stretch marks, and reduce fatty deposits.
The treatment is commonly done with a topical anaesthetic cream applied for 45 minutes beforehand, but tumescent anaesthesia infiltrated underneath the skin can be used if stronger treatments are deemed necessary.
The treatment is well tolerated, Some short acting sedation is offered to those who need it but is not required as a rule.
Most concerns have more than one course of treatment. Feel free to contact us so one of our team can discuss options for your unique concern.