At Austin Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, we’re known for our expertise and extensive experience in complicated breast reconstructions. We’re also known for applying those same surgical skills for myriad cosmetic surgeries, everything from eyelid surgery to mommy makeovers.
But Dr. Fisher and our team continually research non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures and treatments to offer our patients. Three of these involve combining radiofrequency energy with liposuction or microneedling. They are BodyTite™, FaceTite™, and Morpheus8™.
If you’re familiar with the aesthetic world, you’ve no doubt heard of microneedling for improving your skin through hundreds of tiny punctures. And you’ve likely heard of radiofrequency energy being used (such as in our FaceTite™ treatments) to tighten the skin and stimulate collagen production.
What is Morpheus8?
What if you combined microneedling with deeply delivered RF energy? You’d have Morpheus8™.
With BodyTite™ and FaceTite™, liposuction was combined with radiofrequency energy. Morpheus8™ combines microneedling with radiofrequency energy delivery. The advantage of this is that Morpheus8™ is able to deliver RF energy directly into the dermis. It does so by delivering the RF energy when the microneedling pins are at their full depth. This means the RF energy doesn’t have to work to penetrate the outer epidermis; the pins allow the energy to be delivered directly into the dermis, where an increase in collagen production is triggered.
In this way, Morpheus8™ provides the superficial skin improvements of microneedling with the deep tissue collagen boost of radiofrequency energy.
Who is a candidate for Morpheus8?
If you have loose or sagging skin on your face, neck, or body, Morpheus8™ is a good treatment to tighten these areas up. Both men and women with sun damaged skin, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, large pores, and overall dull skin are great candidates for these treatments at Austin Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. These are not invasive treatments and there is only minimal recovery, so there aren’t any limitations.
If you have an active skin condition, such as eczema, you should wait for the flare-up to resolve before having Morpheus8™.
What are the benefits of Morpheus8?
As mentioned above, the advantage of Morpheus8™ is that it pulses its radiofrequency energy at the exact point when the microneedling pins reach their full penetration. This delivers the RF energy directly into the dermis, which allows higher levels of RF energy to be delivered because there isn’t any concern about damaging the outer epidermis.
At Austin Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, we’re excited by these benefits for our patients:
- Safe for all skin types, unlike many laser procedures
- Minimally invasive with little, if any, downtime
- Improves skin elasticity and firmness
- Delivers significant improvement to cystic acne and scars
- Helps to decrease large pores
- Improves the appearance of lines and wrinkles
How many Morpheus8 treatments are recommended?
We’ve found that anywhere from one to four Morpheus8™ treatments can achieve the skin tightening our patients from Austin and the surrounding areas seek. Each of these treatments should be spaced from three to five weeks apart. This timeframe allows your skin to fully heal and for the ramp-up in collagen production to fully take hold. After your series, occasional maintenance treatments will work to keep your collagen production at an elevated level.
Schedule A Consultation
At Austin Cosmetic Surgery we proudly offer Morpheus8, the non-surgical alternative to BodyTite™ and FaceTite™ that combines microneedling and radiofrequency energy to stimulate collagen production and restore your youthful glow. To learn more about Morpheus8 and schedule a complimentary consultation, contact us today by calling 512.688.8000.