Morpheus 8 Skin Tightening: How Does it Work?


It’s the skin tightening treatment that celebrities like Judy Murray and Amanda Holden are raving about, but what exactly is the Morpheus 8 and how does it work?

In this blog post, we explain all there is to know about Morpheus 8 skin tightening treatment so you can assess if it might be the right option for you.

What is Morpheus 8?

The Morpheus 8 is a relatively new skin tightening technology. It is a small handheld device that gives clinicians new ways to treat the signs of ageing on the face and body.

Its makers describe Morpheus 8 treatment as “deep skin remodelling for anti-ageing and radiance”.

How does it work?

The Morpheus 8 combines the approach used in microneedling with radiofrequency treatment. It has 24 tiny pins which safely penetrate the skin and the fat underneath the skin. These pins release radiofrequency energy into the skin, heating it slightly.

The controlled trauma of the needle penetration plus radiofrequency, triggers a healing response in the body. The pin insertion causes collagen and elastin to be released. And the heat from the radiofrequency causes a contraction of the skin. Together, this makes the skin appear plumper and tighter.

Morpheus 8 skin tightening is an effective way to reduce any appearance of sagging. It also reduces surface imperfections of the skin like fine lines, wrinkles and scarring.

Some reviewers in the beauty industry have described the treatment as “microneedling on steroids”. You benefit from microneedling and radiofrequency, which are normally offered separately, in one treatment.

What does it treat?

The Morpheus 8 can be used to improve the appearance of various signs of ageing including:

  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Sagging
  • Scarring
  • Eye bags
  • Uneven skin tone

Does it hurt?

Your treating clinician will apply an anaesthetic cream to the area being treated about 30 minutes before your treatment so that you don’t feel pain.

You may feel some heat and a little discomfort while the clinician is using the Morpheus 8 on your skin. There may be some slight redness and swelling in the affected area after treatment.

Morpheus 8 aftercare

Morpheus 8 treatment is an outpatient procedure, so you can go straight home after. You will not need to take any time off work.

Any redness or swelling should disappear 24 hours after treatment. The treated area may look shiny for a few days and may feel tight. This will pass within a week and you will be left with firmer-looking skin.

Morpheus 8 treatment at The Clinic @ 78

The Clinic @ 78 is a private GP in Bournemouth that offers a comprehensive range of health services, including aesthetic services. We are proud to offer Morpheus 8 skin tightening treatment in the high-end surroundings of our Dorset clinic.

If you would like to book your treatment with our experienced aesthetics team and enjoy the benefits of this unique technology, please get in touch.

Say hello to younger looking skin — book an appointment today.

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