Morpheus8 in San Diego CA

Dr. Kearney is pleased to be able to offer a superior solution to decrease wrinkles, improve skin complexion, reduce skin irregularities, and provide a healthier and younger looking you!

What is Morpheus8?

Morpheus8 is the most advanced fractional radio-frequency treatment available to treat aging skin by reducing wrinkles and rebuilding collagen. It delivers RF (radio-frequency) energy through a handheld device with small pins that create tiny punctures in the skin and send heat below the surface of the skin. The Morpheus8 doesn’t just address superficial tissue; it also directs energy to the underlying layers of the dermis. By targeting these deeper layers in a controlled way, it’s able to revitalize the collagen which results in skin tightening and improved texture. Difficult to treat areas like fatty necks and jowls can be contoured non-surgically.

Commonly treated areas include the face, neck and chest but any area of the body that exhibits wrinkles or acne scarring is suitable for treatment.

What are the benefits of Morpheus8?

Morpheus8 is more advanced than its predecessor, the Fractora, in that it penetrates and delivers deeper energy.

  • Minimally invasive with little to no downtime
  • Can be used on all skin types, unlike many other technologies
  • Improves skin elasticity and firmness
  • Improves the appearance of lines and wrinkles
  • Significant resolution of cystic acne and scars
  • Helps decrease pore size

What is the treatment like?

Morpheus8 is much more comfortable than its predecessor, Fractora! Treatments are done in the office and patients say there is very little discomfort during the actual procedure. Numbing cream is applied to the treatment area for about an hour and the actual procedure is fairly quick, usually lasting about 30 minutes.

What is the recovery like and how many treatments will I need?

Patients will experience a small amount of redness and swelling immediately following the procedure and may see micro lesions (where the micro pins have penetrated) for a few days following treatment. Bruising is possible but not common. Make-up can be applied 1-2 days after the procedure and normal activities can be resumed the day after treatment. Patients should moisturize the treatment area and avoid direct sun exposure.

While some patients only require 1 treatment, many patients will see the best results with 2-3 treatments spaced approximately 4-6 weeks apart. Visible results are typically seen 2-4 weeks after the procedure but collagen production can continue to improve for up to 6 months following the treatment.

To learn more about Morpheus8 treatments in San Diego and La Jolla, call our office or fill out our online form.