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How Does Morpheus8 Tighten Aging Skin?

Morpheus8 combines microneedling with radiofrequency (RF) technology to tighten aging skin. As we age, our skin loses elasticity due to decreasing collagen and elastin production. This dual-action approach stimulates collagen and elastin production in the dermal layers for a firmer and smoother appearance.

Radio-frequency Technology

Radio-frequency technology has been a staple in dermatology for years due to its convenience for skin tightening and wrinkle reduction. RF energy heats the deep layers of the skin with control and encourages the dermal layer of the skin to produce more collagen and elastin.

Collagen and elastin are two proteins responsible for maintaining the skin’s firmness and elasticity. Over time, as the skin’s natural aging process reduces these protein levels, RF technology can significantly help restore a more youthful texture and appearance.

The heating effect caused by RF energy also promotes tissue remodeling, which helps in the tightening and smoothing of the skin surface. This makes RF technology a highly effective non-invasive solution for those looking to reduce the appearance of skin aging.


Microneedling is a technique that involves using fine needles to create thousands of tiny, controlled punctures on the surface of the skin. This minimally invasive process is also known as collagen induction therapy.

The tiny, micro-sized needles create controlled or minor injuries that trigger the body’s natural healing process. This results in an increase in collagen and elastin production.

The benefits of microneedling extend beyond just encouraging natural protein production. The treatment also enhances the skin’s ability to absorb topical treatments. This improves overall skin health and appearance. 

Microneedling is effective for addressing issues like fine lines, scars, and the overall texture of the skin. This treatment is a popular choice for those seeking to improve their complexion without harsh chemicals or extensive downtime.

How Morpheus8 Combines RF Technology and Microneedling

Morpheus8 uses both powerful technologies of radiofrequency and microneedling to achieve skin rejuvenation. By integrating RF energy with microneedling, Morpheus8 allows the RF heat to penetrate deeper into the skin compared to traditional RF treatments. The microneedles create channels that help the RF energy distribute more evenly and reach deeper layers of the skin.

This combination not only increases the production of collagen and elastin but also optimizes the overall structure and function of the skin. Patients often notice improved skin tone and texture, with a reduction in sagging and fine lines.

Morpheus8 also targets both superficial and deeper layers of the skin which produces better and long-lasting results compared to standalone treatments.

The procedure is generally safe and effective for all skin types and tones, with minimal risk of hyperpigmentation or scarring. Most patients can return to their regular activities shortly after treatment.

How Is Morpheus8 Performed?

A Morpheus8 treatment begins with applying a topical anesthetic. Once the skin feels numb, the device will be moved across the treatment areas. 

The settings of the device will depend on your treatment plan. The depth of the micro-sized needles and the strength of radiofrequency will be set to meet your skin’s needs.

The treatment session usually lasts about 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the area being treated. Since it is a non-surgical procedure, there is no downtime and patients can resume their day after the treatment session.

Mild redness and swelling after the treatment are normal and should subside in one to two days.

How Long Until Morpheus8 Tightens Aging Skin?

Results from Morpheus8 can vary, but most patients notice initial improvements within a few weeks after their first session. The skin may appear smoother, and the texture can feel more refined as the healing process triggers the regeneration of skin tissues. 

Full results usually become visible after about three months, as collagen production increases over time. The skin will appear tighter and more contoured.

For most patients, a series of 1 to 3 treatments spaced about 4 to 6 weeks apart is recommended to achieve the best results. 

The results can last up to a year or more, depending on the individual’s skin condition and age. Maintaining a healthy skincare regimen and protecting the skin from sun exposure can help prolong the effects of the treatment.

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If you’re considering Morpheus8 for skin tightening, contact us and schedule a consultation. Our team is here to provide you with detailed information and support in LA. Begin your skin rejuvenation journey at The Novus Center.

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