If you’re interested in skin rejuvenation, it makes perfect sense to wonder what to expect before and after Morpheus8. This incredible technology combines microneedling and radiofrequency, making it the most powerful treatment we offer at SEV. It’s essentially a non-surgical facelift and body sculpting treatment. It’s minimally invasive, but it provides deep-reaching results. 
Morpheus8 remodels the skin by stimulating collagen production both on the surface and below. It tightens and smooths the skin while also improving issues like scarring and hyperpigmentation. Finally, it’s also able to coagulate adipose tissue, to help address persistent subdermal fat. 

How to Prepare Before Morpheus8

Before Morpheus8, it’s important that you avoid anything that might irritate your skin or compromise your ability to heal. That includes the following: 

  • Avoid taking medications that might interfere with blood clotting, including aspirin and ibuprofen. You can take Tylenol if necessary. 
  • Avoid excessive sun exposure, and wear sunscreen diligently both before and after Morpheus8. 
  • Stop using resurfacing skin care products or medications like retinoids and exfoliating acids. 
  • Avoid professional peels or microdermabrasions 2 weeks before and after your appointment. 

When booking your appointment, you’ll receive a full list of instructions. We’ll also have you fill out a consent form to confirm that you’re a safe candidate for Morpheus8. 

How Long Does It Take For Skin To Heal After Morpheus8?

Since Morpheus8 involves microneedling, it’s normal for the skin to feel irritated after the treatment. As long as you protect your skin and follow all aftercare instructions, it should heal quickly and easily within a few days and up to a week. 
Side effects like redness and swelling are perfectly common for the first couple of days. In some cases, your skin may form tiny scabs around 24-72 hours after your microneedling treatment. These are perfectly normal and should not be picked. During that time, make sure to avoid wearing makeup, as well. 
As long as you keep your skin moisturized and avoid potentially irritating situations like unprotected sun exposure, irritating skincare, or hot environments like the sauna or jacuzzi, it should return to normal very quickly. 

How Long Does It Take To See Results With Morpheus8?

After your first Morpheus8 treatment, your results will build gradually as your skin ramps up its collagen production. You may see some improvement a few days after Morpheus8, but things will get really noticeable by week 3. You’ll reach optimal results around 3 months after your final Morpheus8 treatment

How Long Does Morpheus8 Last For? Is It Permanent? 

If you’ve done Morpheus8 specifically to address scarring or hyperpigmentations, your results will last. Just keep in mind that Morpheus8 cannot protect you from the formation of new photodamage or post-acne scarring. 
As for the visible signs of aging, it’s just an inevitable part of being human. Morpheus8 does an incredible job of slowing down and reversing wrinkles and loose skin, but it can’t stop time. 
Most of our customers find that their results last for around one to three years, at which point they can return for follow-up treatments. That’s the best way to continue to encourage collagen production and maintain results over the years. 

Where to Book Morpheus8

Now that you have a better understanding of what to expect out of Morpheus8 before and after, booking is easy! We offer this incredible skin-renewing treatment at select SEV locations in California. Check out our booking portal to see if it’s available at the location nearest to you.