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Morpheus8 vs HIFU: What’s The Difference

When it comes to cosmetic treatments, many people seem to be seeking either Morpheus8 or HIFU (High-intensity focused ultrasound) treatments to improve the overall look of their skin surface. While either of these skin treatments can help you achieve your desired results, deciding on which one would be better for you can be quite tricky.

So what’s the difference between Morpheus8 and HIFU? On the most basic level, these two treatments differ from each other due to the tools they use to target deeper layers of skin. Morpheus8 uses radiofrequency energy with a microneedling-like attachment while HIFU makes use of ultrasound technologies during the treatment. Depending on the results you’re looking for, one treatment may work better on your skin than the other. 

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Morpheus8 VS HIFU

While the technology used in Morpheus8 and HIFU differ they do share several similarities as well as several other factors that set them apart. From the way they affect your collagen production to where these treatments can be used on your body, choosing one treatment over the other can truly make a difference in how your skin looks after. 

To get a better look at both treatments, here are some of the similarities and differences of Morpheus8 and HIFU:

1) Natural Healing Process vs Collagen Production

While both procedures can help boost collagen production, they do so in different manners. Morpheus8 uses microneedling techniques paired with RF energy to create little incisions that promote the natural healing processes of your skin. 

With these little incisions or superficial cuts, not only will there be more production of collagen but also a cell turnover increase to heal surface-level injuries. With the promotion of new skin cells and a boost in collagen, you should see denser skin and the removal of acne scars and pigmentation. 

On the other hand, HIFU transmits heat through ultrasound technology to target the deep layers of your skin and treat damaged skin cells in the area. With the heat and targeting of damaged skin cells, HIFU essentially triggers the production of collagen and cell proliferation. 

With the natural process of collagen production boosted in your body, HIFU can also help with volume loss in certain areas of the skin as well as result in tighter skin. 

2) Viable Treatment Areas

In the case of Morpheus8 skin rejuvenation treatments, the procedure was designed and FDA-approved to target problematic areas anywhere in your body. From your face down to your legs, Morpheous8 can help treat loose skin, stretch marks, the appearance of scars, and the like. 

On the other hand, HIFU can help with some of the same problem areas, but it can often only be used on your face, neck, and neckline area. In theory, HIFU can be used on other parts of the body like Morpheus8 treatments but the FDA has yet to approve of it as a treatment that can be used for the whole body. 

3) Benefits and Results

Before getting into the different benefits and results of both procedures, it's worth noting that both are non-surgical options and therefore have a reasonably shorter recovery period as opposed to other skin treatments. 

Additionally, both offer you skin tightening benefits and an overall more youthful appearance. However, when it comes to treating stretch marks, acne scarring, skin texture, and skin discoloration, Morpheus8 does provide more benefit to you. 

While HIFU doesn’t offer the same results as Morpheus8 when it comes to permanent marks and pigmentation, it can help lift your eyelids and eyebrows as well as target the appearance of sagging skin around your cheeks. 

Depending on which of these issues are your main concern, you may want to choose one over the other or have a combination of treatments to get the best of results from both. 

4) Long-Lasting Effects

To see the full results from either treatment, you’ll need to finish the recommended number of sessions given to you by your doctor. While both treatments often call for 1 to 3 sessions, a HIFU cycle can usually be completed after only 2 sessions. 

When it comes to the longevity of the effects from both treatments, Morpheus8 procedures usually last around 1 to 3 years while HIFU results usually last around 6 to 12 months before needing a touchup session. 

Either way, both treatments do offer relatively long-lasting results which don't require too much upkeep for months on end. 

Learn more: Do You Really Need To Wait For 6 Weeks Before You Do Morpheus8 Treatment Again?

Which One Is Right For You? 

Though you may think that you prefer one treatment over the other, the only way to truly know which one is best suited to you is to have a consultation with your doctor. Before either of these treatments, your dermatologist or doctor should discuss with you your skin concerns and what you hope to achieve with your treatment. 

After this, your doctor should be able to determine which one will give you the best results and recommend a treatment plan. If you have any known allergies or skin sensitivities, this will also be the time for you to disclose this information. With both treatments using transmitted heat, it's possible that you may need a third alternative as to not cause any adverse reactions.

Read more: Plasma Pen vs. Morpheus8 RF Microneedling

Address Your Skin Concerns with Morpheus8 and HIFU Treatments at aNu Aesthetics

Depending on what skin concerns you’re looking to target, Morpheus8 and HIFU treatments are sure to help get you the results you want. From tightening your skin to removing stretch marks, there are an array of issues that can be targeted by both procedures. The only question is which one is better for your skin. 

Here are aNu Aesthetics, we can help you decide which of these treatments will give you the results that you want. Once we've helped you decide which treatment is for you, our team of trained professional dermatologists can begin treating your skin safely and effectively and ultimately achieve your skin goals. 

To find out about our Morpheus8 and HIFU treatments as well as our other services, contact us today at (816) 670-4406.

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Rejuvenate and heal your face with the technique proven time and time again to provide maximum regenerative results: microneedling. Call us today to book your microneedling appointment at aNu Aesthetics.

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