When to consider Morpheus8 – RF Microneedling


Considering a facelift but worried about recovery time or want a less invasive treatment? Microneedling radio frequency (RF) energy devices like the Morpheus8 are suited for patients experiencing the early stages of sagging skin and the introduction of jowls. RF microneedling targets the sagging skin around your cheeks and jawline that can make you look aged, tired, and stressed. It will reduce the cumulative effects of genetics, sun exposure, smoking, fixed expressions, and gravity on the face.

Double-board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Diana Ponsky and nurse practitioner Olivia Marino use modern techniques that create more natural-looking results. Morpheus8 combines the best of two proven technologies, microneedling and minimally invasive radio frequency, to encourage collagen and elastin production.

RF microneedling with Morpheus8 is non-invasive, safe for all skin types, and there is no downtime. This facial rejuvenation procedure creates a more sculpted jawline, softens nasolabial folds, minimizes lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth, and improves the appearance of droopiness around the chin and neck.

How It Helps

Morpheus 8 allows you to experience the benefits of a facelift without surgery.  It is the perfect treatment for patients with minimal downtime for scarless skin lifting correction. Morpheus8 improves signs of aging around the eyes, mouth, and forehead.

After age 20, the dermis produces 1% less collagen each year. Morpheus8 increases collagen production, resulting in firmer, fuller, and younger-looking skin. Morpheus reduces sagging around your neck, chin, and jowls.  It can also help remove excess fat from the arms, bra line, and other areas.

Treatment can shrink acne and acne scars and smooth out the skin’s overall texture. It also helps fade stretch marks by breaking up scar tissue and fibrous tissue, leading to skin firming with better elasticity.


What to expect before treatment

Dr. Diana Ponsky or her skilled clinical team will begin your consultation by asking about your goals and expectations and then discuss any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors. After examining, photographing, and analyzing your face, we’ll discuss potential options, a recommended course of treatment, outcomes, risks, or whether you are a good candidate for the Morpheus8.


What to expect during treatment

Before treatment, topical numbing cream is applied for about 10-15 minutes.  If needed, other pain options are available. During the procedure, a handheld device is pressed into the specific areas of your skin, allowing microneedles to perforate the skin. Once the microneedles are in place, they generate radio frequency (RF) waves to penetrate deep into the dermal layer. Afterward, moisturizer is applied to the skin, as well as sunblock. The procedure typically takes 30 min to 1 hour to complete.


What to expect after treatment

Immediately after the treatment, moisturizer, and sunblock are applied. You can sparingly apply makeup. You can expect mild redness and swelling (similar to a sunburn) immediately post-procedure, which tends to subside in 2-3 days.  Avoid direct sunlight for 2-3 days after treatment.  Results are generally seen a month after treatment, with continued improvement. Best results are typically seen after 2-3 treatments.

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