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Morpheus8: Truth Behind This RF Microneedling Treatment
Morpheus8: Truth Behind This RF Microneedling Treatment


Jul 20, 2023

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Este Medical Group

Morpheus8 is the newest skincare treatment everyone wants to try right now. Many celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Lindsay Lohan are obsessed! But what about you? Do you want to discover how Morpheus8 can lift and firm your skin without surgery? 

The Truth Behind Morpheus8 RF Microneedling 

We have gathered together the most common questions people have about a non-surgical Morpheus8 skin treatment. From how it works, its skincare benefits to some concerns people have about this new treatment. 

Below is our Este Medical Morpheus8 Q&A to help you make a more informed decision about this incredibly popular skin firming treatment.  

Everything You Need To Know About Morpheus8

What is Morpheus8? 

Have you heard of Magic Needle or Scarlet RF? Morpheus8 is similar, as it also combines microneedling and radiofrequency technology to address a multitude of skin issues related to ageing, as well as acne scars and other skin imperfections and concerns, for example: 

If you suffer from any of the above skin conditions, and need help selecting an appropriate treatment, then send us a message through our website to arrange an Este skincare consultation. +


What does Morpheus8 do? 

As mentioned above, Morpheus8 can target a wide range of skin issues. For instance, a Morpheus8 facial treatment is like a non-surgical facelift, and a Morpheus8 body treatment can help to tighten and tone the tummy area. Morpheus8 is the ultimate skin rejuvenation treatment, as the combination of RF energy and microneedling increases your body’s natural collagen and elastin production, plus triggers your skin to go into repair mode. 

As a result of a Morpheus8 skin treatment, you will experience an increase in elastin and collagen, along with an increase in your body’s natural hyaluronic acid, which will help to: 

  • Reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Tighten and smooth the skin
  • Improve skin texture
  • Decrease hyperpigmentation   
  • Correct sun damage
  • Eliminate dark spots
  • Improve overall skin tone

After a Morpheus8 treatment your skin will look younger and smoother, it will be lifted and taunt. Contact Este Medical to book a Morpheus8 face & body treatment today.   

What is Morpheus8 treatment? 

Morpheus8 joins a family of very popular skin tightening treatments, from Magic Needle, VelaShape, and HiFU (all offered at Este Medical in the UK!). 

Here’s what to expect during Morpheus8 treatment. Similar to Scarlet RF, a Morpheus8 treatment combines radiofrequency energy and microneedling to tighten and firm the skin. During treatment a handheld applicator filled with tiny needles are gently pressed into the skin (or stamped) to deliver pulses of RF energy.

The Morpheus8 device is not rolled across the treatment area (e.g., face, tummy, buttocks…), instead, it is ‘stamped’ and held in one place before being moved on. This intensive ‘stamp’ technique stimulates collagen and elastin production, as well as triggers new skin tissue growth.    

How long does Morpheus8 last? 

The good news is you may only need this treatment once per year! The results of Morpheus8 last a long time, up to one year results. 

Are Morpheus8 results permanent?

They are not forever, but the results do last an incredibly long time compared to other skin firming treatments. Morpheus8 results can last for about one year. Contact Este with your expectations and concerns about Morpheus8. 

Does Morpheus8 actually work? 

Yes, Morpheus8 does work! Many clients report their skin having a healthy glow after Morpheus8 treatment. However, as collagen and elastin production takes a bit of time, most Morpheus8 clients report seeing impressive results 1 to 2 months after the initial treatment of Morpheus8. 

Does Morpheus8 hurt? 

Everyone has a different pain or discomfort threshold, but for the most part, reports are that there is some discomfort with Morpheus8, however it doesn’t last a long time.

At Este Medical we do everything possible to ensure our clients are relaxed and comfortable during face and body treatments, in the case of a skin firming or tightening treatment a topical numbing cream may be provided if necessary. 

Can Morpheus8 damage skin?

The whole point of Morpheus8, and traditional microneedling for that matter, is that it creates miniature punctures or micro incisions in the skin’s surface with tiny needles to stimulate collagen and elastin production. A professional Morpheus8 treatment in a reputable 5-star medical clinic should not cause any long-term damage to the skin. 

We advise clients to have a skin assessment to determine the best and most effective course of treatment to reach their beauty and aesthetic goals. 

Can I wash my face after Morpheus8?

Follow the medical clinic’s aftercare directions after your Morpheus8 treatment. You should wash your face on treatment day, preferably at bedtime, but do it gently.

Use a soft, nonabrasive cleanser, and gently massage your face to remove any product buildup from the procedure. Make sure to protect the treatment area if exposed to sunlight with SPF lotion or cream, and avoid consuming alcohol and smoking for a few days after the procedure.

Can I exercise after Morpheus8? 

As a general rule, most medical clinics will advise you to avoid exercising or participating in strenuous activity for at least 24 hours post-treatment.

Can I get filler after Morpheus8?

It is generally recommended to have fillers after a Morpheus8 treatment, not before. It is advised to wait around 2 weeks between Morpheus8 and filler injections. Would you like to schedule a Morpheus8 and dermal filler treatment timeline? Make an appointment through our website

Can Morpheus8 be used on eyelids? Also, can Morpheus8 be used under eyes? 

When it comes to the eyes people get a little nervous, but when it comes to droopy eyelids and permanent eye bags, we all want a treatment solution that is skin-safe. The good news is Morpheus8 can be used on the eyelids and around the eyes to reduce puffiness and lift droopy skin to revive your appearance.

Can Morpheus8 cause hyperpigmentation? 

Not just with Morpheus8, but many skin treatments have pigmentation as a temporary side effect, but it is rare. Reports are Morpheus8 is safe for all skin types and skin tones without the risk of hyperpigmentation. 

Can you do Morpheus8 while pregnant? 

Females who are pregnant and breastfeeding are typically not good candidates for Morpheus8. If this is a treatment you really want to have done, we recommend you consult with your family doctor. 

Can Morpheus8 go wrong?

In the hands of an experienced and qualified skincare professional you shouldn’t anticipate anything going wrong with a Morpheus8 treatment. If a treatment is done incorrectly by an inexperienced person, the heat may harm the skin.

This is why at Este Medical we recommend all our skincare and body sculpting clients have a skin assessment before a full treatment to ensure the highest level of suitability for one of our Este procedures. 

Can Morpheus8 make your skin worse?

With any microneedling treatment the skin may react to the treatment with mild swelling and redness, so post-treatment your skin may not look ideal. These are common side effects and will subside in a couple of hours, at the most, a couple of days. 

Can Morpheus8 make you look older?

A Morpheus8 treatment is geared to make you look younger! Morpheus8 will significantly improve skin affected by ageing, including fine lines, deep wrinkles, lax skin texture, and droopy facial or body features.

If you are looking older after a treatment it may be another issue unrelated to Morpheus8, for example dehydration, stress, or extreme sun exposure. Book an Este Morpheus8 skincare consultation to further discuss your concerns.   

Choose Este Medical Morpheus8 Face & Body Treatments

We hope this marathon Q&A about Morpheus8 has better informed you about moving forward with your first Este Morpheus8 treatment

Does Morpheus8 work? Yes it does! Morpheus8 is much more intensive that Magic Needle, and it really is ideal for men and women who are experiencing moderate to severe signs of ageing, along with moderate to severe skin conditions. 

Send us a message and ask about our other effective skin tightening and firming treatments: 

We have Este Medical clinics across the UK with skilled and experienced skincare professionals who would be happy to talk to you about the Este Medical Morpheus8 procedure, as well as other skin tightening and body contouring options.

Last Updated:

July 20, 2023

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