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What Are Some Morpheus8 Treatment Side Effects?

Morpheus8 has been one of the popular solutions for people who want to address their wrinkles, scars, pigmentations, and more. This non-invasive procedure reduces signs of aging by pricking your skin with tiny needles to deliver radiofrequency energy deep into the skin to incite more collagen and elastin production. While this treatment is generally good for preserving your youthful look, Morpheus8 can also have some disadvantages to it.

So what are the possible side effects of Morpheus8? The common side effects you might encounter post-procedure are mild redness, swelling, bruising, soreness, and pain in the treated area. Since it involves pricking the skin, Morpheus8 treatment might leave small scabs that look like tiny flaky and peeling skin. You don’t have to worry about these side effects because they all typically subside and heal in a few days.

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What Are The Side Effects from Morpheus8 Treatments?

Morpheus8 is an advanced microneedling treatment. It creates micro lesions on your skin to give you tighter skin and reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles, stretch marks, and pigmentations. Some people feel squeamish hearing about the treatment process, but it’s actually a safe treatment. Most of these side effects are normal and should resolve in a few days.

1) Swelling

Swelling at the treatment area is a normal side effect of Morpheus8. Your skin swells after the treatment because of the mechanical and natural injuries done by the microneedling device. It contains small needles that puncture your skin.

You also don’t need to worry if the swelling looks bad–it means your skin is sensitive. Morpheus8 is a safe treatment for all skin types, so there’s no need to worry. The extent of swelling depends on how sensitive your skin is and how aggressive your treatment has been. This swelling should subside three days after treatment. Applying a cold compress should help you soothe the swelling and reduce the inflammation.

2) Redness

Like the swelling, slight redness on the treatment area is also your body’s natural response to the procedure. This redness is caused by the trauma from the microneedling device and the lesions it created. Aside from applying a cold compress, you can also put on soothing products that are gentle and unscented to reduce redness.

3) Scabbing

You may also notice a rough skin texture a day after treatment. They may also become too visible sometimes, and your skin wouldn’t look presentable. Don’t worry, because this is not permanent and will resolve after a few days. The scabbing on your skin is your body’s natural healing response from the Morpheus8 procedures, but be careful and avoid picking and peeling off the scabs. Doing so may cause scarring and other unnecessary skin damage.

4) Bruising

Another side effect from getting cosmetic procedures similar to microneedling is bruising. Bruising happens if a needle has nicked a blood vessel during an aggressive Morpheus8. Seek a board-certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist if you plan to take the Morpheus8 treatment to ensure you’re in trusted hands.

Like other side effects, bruising is also normal and should not concern you. It will also heal and disappear in a few days.

5) Soreness

Some patients also experience soreness after getting Morpheus8. This response is also caused by the trauma from the microneedling device. Applying a cold compress will also help ease the soreness on the skin and bring relief. In a few days, this will also heal.

6) Occasional pain

Another side effect that other people feel after Morpheus8 is pain. You shouldn’t also be worried about feeling occasional pain, especially after the procedure. The pain will soon subside 1 to 2 days after treatment. Over-the-counter medications should help you with the pain.

7) Discoloration

Some patients will also notice grid marks or pigmentation on their skin. It’s important to leave these alone and not cover them up with makeup because they might get infected. These marks will also fade in two weeks.

Call your doctor immediately if these side effects persist for weeks and if you have already noticed an infection.

How to Care for Your Skin Post Treatment

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Morpheus8 has minimal downtime, and you can continue to your normal activities after 2 days to 2 weeks after treatment session. Here’s how you should care for your skin after Morpheus8:

  • Keep your skin clean using a soothing face wash or cleanser with lukewarm water. Pat dry.
  • Moisturize your skin with a gentle moisturizer.
  • Avoid makeup for 2 days. Clean your brushes before use.
  • Avoid direct sun exposure, and apply sunscreen with an SPF30.
  • Avoid active skincare, such as retinol, vitamin c, Beta Hydroxy Acid, and others.
  • Don’t go swimming 24 hours after the procedure.
  • Abstain from exercising 24 hours after the treatment.

Why You Experience Side Effects

The Morpheus8 treatment involves the creation of controlled microdamage in your skin. It is a combination treatment of microneedling and RF energy that punctures your skin and brings radiofrequency heat to deeper layers of the skin. The trauma from pricking and the microlesions that come after it are the reasons why you have side effects.

RF treatments like this use electrical energy to coagulate your tissues and stimulate collagen production. The microlesions and the heat make your skin work extra harder to heal you, so it will increase its production of collagen. As a result, you get to reduce the appearance of your loose skin, wrinkles, acne scars, and other pigmentations. Morpheus8 also has different options for enhancing your skin–it can also reduce fat and stretch marks.

What to Expect with Morpheus8 Treatment

Morpheus8 is an ideal treatment even for those with dark skin who have high risks for hyper- or hypopigmentation. It can also address skin concerns, such as sagging skin, wrinkles, acne scars, and more. Here’s what you can expect:

1) What Happens During the Procedure

Morpheus8 takes about 15 minutes up to 1 hour. Some patients feel squeamish about the process, but it is not painful. This is because of the numbing cream applied to your face before the procedure.

2) When You Will See Results

The results may be more noticeable from 3 to 6 months after treatment. However, you may also observe results after a few weeks. This is enough time for the effects of the collagen remodeling to show on your skin. 

3) How Your Skin Will Change

Morpheus8 has many cosmetic benefits. It focuses on collagen increase so it can resolve many skin issues. Here are the changes you can expect after your Morpheus8 treatment:

  • Erases scars
  • Tightens the skin
  • Smoothens the skin
  • Tightens the pores
  • Reduces the appearance of saggy skin and jowls
  • Reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles
  • Resolves uneven skin tone and pigmentation
  • Reduces the appearance of skin damage

4) How Long It Lasts

You can enjoy the results for about a year. Take good care of your skin and always apply sunscreen to prolong the effects of the treatment. Annual follow-up sessions will maintain your youthful glow.

Get Your Morpheus8 Treatment From aNu Aesthetics

The side effects from Morpheus8 are all normal and should subside in just a few days. After that, you can enjoy the wonders it can do for your skin. It might be a safe and non-invasive procedure, but you still need to get your services from a trusted and reliable clinic.

Here at aNu Aesthetics, we are committed to providing tailor-fit services for the satisfaction of our clients. Know more about Morpheus8 and your other options for clearer and more youthful skin by getting in touch with us today.

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