If you’re looking around Dr. Kearney’s website, 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 if you went all Mad Scientist and combined microneedling with deeply delivered RF energy?
You’d have Morpheus8. Dr. Kearney offers this revolutionary skin improvement treatment at his San Diego practice.
How does Morpheus8 work?
Morpheus8 combines two popular noninvasive aesthetic treatments into one, all for the benefit of your skin. Inmode says that Morpheus8 is the first and only full-body fractional technology for subdermal adipose remodeling. That sounds like a mouthful, but the key to Morpheus8’s effectiveness is that it delivers the RF energy more deeply into the dermis layer of the skin.
The key is the handpiece. The Morpheus8 handpiece delivers typical microneedling through microneedles, but the penetration depth of these needles is sufficient enough to enter the dermis layer of the skin (up to 4mm). When the needles reach their target depth, the tips deliver a pulse of RF energy. This energy heats the dermis. When the body senses heat in the dermis layer, it assumes there has been a wound, so it initiates a wound-healing response. This involves remodeling all existing collagen in the area, and then beginning the production of new collagen. Since collagen provides the skin’s structural support latticework, this instantly tightens the skin and then the increased collagen continues to build your results.
What areas can be treated with Morpheus8?
At Dr. Kearney’s, we like the adjustability of Morpheus8. The microneedle penetration can be adjusted all the way up to 4mm of depth. This allows us to use Morpheus8 on areas with thin skin, such as the forehead, by simply shortening the needle penetration. The extra depth is great for areas of thicker skin, such as the cheeks. Morpheus8 can be used just about anywhere on the face, neck, and body. We use Morpheus8 on areas you’d never think of treating with laser energy, such as the delicate tissues around the mouth and the upper and lower eyelids.
Here are specific areas we treat at our San Diego practice:
- Entire face
- Areas with stretch marks
- Post-surgical scars
- Banana roll under the buttocks
What kinds of skin issues can Morpheus8 improve?
These treatments improve various skin problems:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Dull tissue
- Large pores
- Uneven skin tone
- Acne scars
- Active acne
- Skin laxity