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What is Morpheus8?

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In a world where the quest for wellness overlaps with the pursuit of beauty, innovative treatments are constantly revolutionizing the way we approach personal care. One such exciting treatment is InMode’s Morpheus8, offering a marriage of technology and skincare that presents a new solution for individuals seeking not only aesthetic enhancement but also functional relief from conditions such as dry eyes.

Morpheus8 is a minimally invasive skin treatment that combines microneedling with radiofrequency (RF) energy to rejuvenate deeper layers of the skin for improved texture, tone, and firmness.

The Science Behind Morpheus8

Morpheus8 taps into the power of radiofrequency (RF) energy coupled with the power of microneedling.

Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that uses a device with fine needles to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin. This process activates the body’s natural wound-healing response, stimulating collagen and elastin production—key components for healthy skin. The regenerated skin often appears smoother, firmer, and can reduce the appearance of scars, enhancing the skin’s rejuvenation.

Similarly, radiofrequency (RF) treatment utilizes electromagnetic waves to push heat into the skin’s deeper layers, using this heat to stimulate collagen and elastin production. By penetrating the dermal layers, RF energy reconfigures the underlying tissue structure, resulting in a firmer, more youthful complexion.

When combined, radiofrequency (RF) energy and microneedling create a potent treatment. Microneedling’s micro-injuries facilitate deeper penetration of RF energy, reaching deeper skin layers more effectively. The RF-induced heat further enhances the microneedling process by accelerating the skin’s natural healing mechanisms, promoting a more uniform and youthful appearance.

Morpheus8 for Dry Eye

Beyond esthetics, a functional benefit of Morpheus8 is its effectiveness for dry eyes.

Dry eyes are characterized by inadequate tear production or rapid tear evaporation. This can cause discomfort, visual disturbances, and damage to the ocular surface. RF treatment targets the meibomian glands around your eyelids that produce oils to keep your tears stable. By applying controlled energy, these glands are gently heated to release trapped oils, improving tear quality and creating a healthier eye environment.

What to Expect During Morpheus8

The Morpheus8 procedure is designed for effectiveness and your comfort. You begin with a consultation with a qualified practitioner to assess your skin type, concerns, and treatment goals for a personalized approach.

On the day of the procedure, we’ll cleanse the treated area and apply a topical anesthetic to minimize discomfort. We then employ the Morpheus8 device, utilizing microneedles to penetrate the skin while delivering radiofrequency (RF) energy deep into the dermis. As your skin heals from these micro-injuries, it generates collagen to fill the gaps, giving the skin a firmer appearance.

The procedure typically lasts between 10 to 20 minutes, depending on the area treated. You may experience a mild warming and prickling sensation during the treatment. Following the procedure, we’ll apply a soothing ointment to aid healing. Minor redness and swelling are common but generally subside within a few days.

Once the procedure is complete, you’re free to go home and resume your regular activities. We’ll provide aftercare instructions, such as:

  • Wear sunscreen or avoid direct sunlight for several weeks
  • Use ice packs for any discomfort
  • Use specific skincare products to enhance healing and results
  • Avoid wearing makeup for 24 hours

Most people see results after 3–6 months, which typically involves around 4 Morpheus8 sessions.

A smiling middle-aged woman happily touches her smoother facial skin.

Who Can Benefit from Morpheus8?

Morpheus8 is a versatile treatment that suits a wide range of people looking for cosmetic improvement and therapeutic relief. 

Morpheus8 can address:

  • Fine lines & wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Loose skin
  • Excessive sweating
  • Stretch marks
  • Injury and surgery scars
  • Cellulite
  • Large pores
  • Dry eyes

For people with busy lifestyles who prefer treatments with minimal downtime, Morpheus8 is an excellent choice. Its minimally invasive nature allows for quick recovery, enabling you to resume daily activities soon after the procedure. Plus, Morpheus8 works for various skin types and tones, making it an inclusive option for many.

Does Morpheus8 Have Any Side Effects?

While the Morpheus8 treatment offers numerous benefits, it is important to understand the potential side effects and risks associated with the procedure. Most people tolerate RF microneedling well, but being informed about these aspects can help you make a well-balanced decision regarding the treatment.

Below is a list of common side effects:

  • Swelling
  • Scaling
  • Dryness
  • Mild acne flare-up
  • Red skin
  • Itching
  • Cold sore breakout

Mild to moderate redness and swelling are common immediately after the treatment. These symptoms typically subside within a few hours to a few days. However, if you notice an allergic reaction, infection, prolonged bleeding, or if any of these symptoms don’t resolve in a few days, contact your doctor immediately.

It’s crucial to discuss any concerns or pre-existing conditions with your practitioner before undergoing the Morpheus8 treatment to ensure it’s suitable for you. Proper consultation and adherence to aftercare instructions can significantly reduce the likelihood of adverse effects.

Make Firmer Skin More Than a Dream

Morpheus8 RF offers dual benefits for both beauty enhancement and treating dry eyes. If you’re interested in revitalizing your appearance while relieving dry eyes, we can guide you on how Morpheus8 can be tailored specifically to your needs. With our partner Zen Glow Esthetics, you can discover the potential of your skin and experience the rejuvenating power of Morpheus8! Book your consultation with Precision Eye Care today.

Written by Dr. Judy Chan

Dr. Chan received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California San Diego in 1986 and her Doctor of Optometry degree in 1990 from Pacific University College of Optometry. To broaden her skills, she also completed a year of residency training, specializing in geriatrics and ocular diseases at the Veterans Hospital in Portland. After practicing in the Portland/Vancouver area for nearly 7 years, Dr. Chan purchased her first clinic in Battle Ground, Washington. She found private practice very fulfilling and promptly acquired her second office in 1999.

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