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Morpheus8 vs. Scarlet RF: Which One To Choose?
Morpheus8 vs Scarlet RF


May 2, 2023

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Este Medical Group

When it comes to having a non-surgical facelift Scarlet RF combined with microneedling is one of Este Medical’s popular anti-ageing and skin firming treatments. Another similar treatment that also uses radio frequency technology is Morpheus8. 

We’ve pulled together helpful information about both Scarlet RF Microneedling (also known as Magic Needle), and Morpheus to help you better decide which treatment is best suited to your skincare goals and high standards. 

Morpheus vs Scarlet Magic Needle Treatment Benefits 

As we get older, our skin will lose elasticity, and with that comes fine lines and wrinkles, and unfortunately for most of us skin sagging or skin laxity. Microneedling combined with radio frequency technology does address a multitude of skincare issues related to ageing, as well as acne scars and other skin imperfections and concerns. 

Let’s take a look at what our Este Medical Scarlet RF can help you improve and treat. 

Scarlet RF Magic Needle helps to treat: 

  • Lines and wrinkles
  • Skin folds and skin sagging
  • Droopy eyebrows and eye area
  • Acne scars 
  • Stretch marks 

After Scarlet RF treatment you will find that your skin is firmer and more lifted, lines and wrinkles are less noticeable, your face looks plumper and more youthful, and if you suffer from acne scarring, the appearance of scars will be improved. 

As your skin naturally repairs itself from the rejuvenating microneedling procedure, more skin firming collagen is produced which helps to tighten the skin (i.e. skin laxity is improved) and improve the look of ageing wrinkles, lines, and skin folds. 

How Long Does Scarlet RF Last? 

Magic needle treatments do have long lasting benefits. To make the most of treatment results, 3-4 Scarlet RF treatments are typically recommended, and should be spaced out about 1 to 3 months apart. How many treatments you need will depend on your skin condition and skincare goals. We always recommend new clients book a skin consultation to determine the most suitable procedure and treatment timeline. 

After any microneedling procedure you can expect the skin to be a little flushed and pink looking, this will fade quickly. At Este Medical we do provide our clients with a topical numbing cream before the microneedling procedure starts, and this goes a long way to decrease any discomfort. For the most part, the treatment is relatively pain-free. 

Scarlet RF treatment machines are FDA-approved, and considered one of the safest systems in the industry that combine radio frequency (RF) with microneedling. When the recommended Scarlet RF treatment timeline is completed, results should last for a year or more.    

Is Scarlet RF Worth It? 

Does Scarlet RF work? Yes, magic needle microneedling does reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and scars, as well it lifts and tightens the skin, giving you an instant facelift.

After the initial treatment, Scarlet RF results will continue to become visible, as the treatment helps to reset your skin's collagen production, helping you to achieve noticeable improvements in skin tone and texture while minimising imperfections like wrinkles, acne scars, lines, and sun damage. 

If you would like to discuss if Magic Needle Scarlet RF microneedling treatments are right for you, then send us a message through our website to book a skincare consultation

What is Morpheus8 skin treatment? 

How does Morpheus8 work? Similar to Scarlet RF, Morpheus8 treatments combine radio frequency technology with microneedling to tighten the skin. Another similarity is the handheld applicator filled with several tiny needles that are pressed into the skin (or stamped gently) to deliver pulses of energy.

The device is not rolled across the treatment area of skin, instead it is ‘stamped’ and held in one place before being moved to the next space in need of a stamp. This technique helps to stimulate collagen production and promote healthy new skin tissue growth.    

Does Morpheus8 tighten skin? 

Morpheus8 is more of a short-term tightening and lifting treatment. It has faced some criticism over the depth that the Morpheus needles go into skin tissue; in most cases, skincare experts agree that microneedling shouldn’t go so deep. The question of whether is Morpheus8 worth it?, will depend on your skin sensitivity, skin conditions, and beauty goals. 

Anytime you are trying a new skin treatment we advise clients to have a skin assessment to determine the best and most effective course of treatment. 

What Is The Final Verdict? Scarlet RF vs Morpheus8

To recap, both Magic Needle Scarlet RF and Morpheus8 use a combination of radio frequency energy and microneedling, they are both FDA-approved, and they both have a lot of celebrity fans! 

If you are looking for non-surgical treatments that lift and tighten the skin, both of these treatments are worth your consideration. As a microneedling procedure, Scarlet RF stimulates the body’s natural healing response to start increasing collagen production, this response is triggered by energy pulses and microneedles used in a professional handheld device. 

There is evidence to suggest Scarlet RF is less invasive and easier to customise to clients’ specific skincare concerns, making it more suitable for a wider range of skin tones and types, and skin conditions (e.g., acne scarring).

If you are concerned about your skin sensitivity, or have a big concern with hyperpigmentation, then you are probably more suited for Magic Needle Scarlet RF microneedling treatments in the long run, as this treatment is easier to make adjustments too, and doesn’t penetrate so deeply into the skin tissue. 

Este Medical Scarlet Radio Frequency & Microneedling Treatment 

Magic Needle Scarlet RF is a popular choice for treating common signs of ageing like fine lines, wrinkles, skin folds, sagging skin, acne scars and scarring, plus sun spots and stretch marks. Scarlet RF is highly effective in treating a wide range of skin conditions on the face, neck, hands and other parts of the body.

Contact Este Medical to book a Scarlet RF skincare consultation and find an Este Medical clinic near you!

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Last Updated:

May 2, 2023

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