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Plasma Pen vs. Morpheus8 RF Microneedling: What’s the Difference?

Aging is inevitable, and signs of facial aging are bound to appear on everyone sooner or later. Factors like stress, UV exposure, and your aging body’s decrease in the production of collagen can take such a toll on your skin that even skincare products can result in a barely visible change. But with our anti-aging treatments like our Plasma Pen’s plasma fibroblast therapy and our Morpheus RF microneedling treatments, we can help you pause the signs of aging and give you a naturally younger appearance.

But what’s the difference between receiving a Plasma Pen treatment versus a Morpheus8 RF microneedling treatment? Both can treat the different issues caused by aging, but these devices handle the signs of aging, your body’s natural healing process, and collagen production through different science-based methods. If you’re interested in learning more about the general differences between the Plasma Pen and the Morpheus RF microneedling treatments, keep reading. But if you’re interested to know which treatment is better for your skin, schedule a consultation with aNu Aesthetics and Optimal Wellness today. 

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Plasma Pen vs. Morpheus8 RF Microneedling

aNu Aesthetics and Optimal Wellness offers both Plasma Pen and Morpheus8 RF Microneedling treatments. We recommend scheduling a complimentary initial consultation to see which treatment is better depending on your skin condition and skin type. Both treatments may have similar methods and uses, but the state of your skin can determine which one is the safer and more effective treatment. 

 Plasma PenMorpheus8 RF Microneedling
What Is It?A device that converts electrical energy into molecular nitrogen. This causes micro-trauma on the topmost dermal layer while also heading the deeper layers through thermal conduction. A subdermal adipose remodeling device with fine needles to create microchannels similar to other microneedling tools. Unlike most microneedling tools, however, it can deliver radiofrequency energy into the subdermal layer of the skin. 
How It WorksCreates a micro-trauma that triggers the body’s healing response to promote collagen production. Also uses thermal conduction to promote collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid production, resurface younger skin cells, and tighten sagging and dull old skin cells. Creates micro-channels that trigger the body’s natural healing response to promote collagen production. The administered radiofrequency energy helps with collagen, elastic, and hyaluronic production to tighten skin. 
ProsCan be used for thin-skinned areas. Microneedling, especially those with longer needles, isn’t recommended for areas with thin skin like the eyelids. This can be a problem for those with sagging eyelids causing you to look older. The Plasma Pen, however, can safely create micro-trauma on the eyelid. 
Target smaller areas. Effective at targeting the smaller and more subtle areas of aging like fine lines. 
Treat other skin conditions. On top of the usual signs of aging, Plasma Pen treatments can also treat skin conditions like skin tags, seborrheic keratoses, and major stretch marks. 
Good for all skin types. Radiofrequency energy doesn’t affect skin tone, so those with darker skin types are less prone to hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation. 
Deeper treatment. The Morhpeus8 can reach treatment depths as deep as 8 millimeters, which is much deeper than any other RF microneedling device. This allows it to treat conditions that are deeper-rooted into your skin, like jowls, dark circles, and cellulite. 
Adjustable treatments. While the Plasma Pen has a more general treatment, the Morpheus8 can adjust the needle depth and radiofrequency intensity. 
ConsNot recommended for darker skin tones. Unlike RF energy which is safer for all skin tones, the Plasma Pen only works for those with skin types I, II, and III. Those with darker skin tones are more prone to hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation. 
Best for mildly sagging skin. It can take multiple treatments for those with more moderate to severe skin laxity to treat sagging skin conditions like jowls. 
Has minimal downtime. After your treatment, it’s normal to experience swelling, peeling, and scabbing. Some downtime is necessary to stay out of the sunlight, which means avoiding certain activities for several weeks. 
More treatment sessions necessary. Plasma Pen treatments need no more than three sessions, but the Morpheus8 requires at least three sessions spread up to six weeks apart from each other. 
Results take longer to show. Just like regular microneedling, it can take multiple treatments or at least several weeks before you see a subtle difference. 
Risk of hyperpigmentation and scarring. Some users have reported hyperpigmentation, though the risk of this is low when you get your treatment from a reliable provider. 
Best Used For- Loose and sagging skin
- Acne scars
- Stretch marks
- Forehead lines
- Skin tags
- Smile lines
- Upper eyelids
- Under the eyes
- Eyelid skin
- Nasolabial folds
- Smoker’s lines
- Loose skin on the neck
- Loose and sagging skin
- Acne scars
- Stretch marks
- Jowls
- Bra fat
- Stretchmarks
- Cellulite
- Uneven skin tone
- Chicken pox scars
- Dark circles
- Enlarged pores

Plasma Pen vs. Morpheus8 RF Microneedling: Which One Is Best for Me?

When getting either treatment from a reliable provider, both procedures are safe and effective. But given the similarities between the two, which one is the best treatment for you? Both have their advantages for certain types of skin conditions, skin tones, skin types, and the severity of conditions like sagging skin. The answer isn’t the same for everyone, so to get a more specific answer, schedule a consultation with aNu Aesthetics and Optimal Wellness today. 

But if you want to treat smaller, subtler signs of aging, have lighter skin, and want to treat areas around your eyes more safely, then the Plasma Pen’s fibroblast therapy may be the better option. But if you have moderate to severe skin sag and want a deeper treatment that’s safer for all types of skin colors, then the Morpheus8 RF microneedling treatment is the ideal solution. 

Learn more: What Are Some Morpheus8 Treatment Side Effects?

Achieve Younger, Tighter Skin with aNu Aesthetics and Optimal Wellness Today

Aging is inevitable for everyone. But with so many anti-aging aesthetic treatments available, living with facial signs of aging doesn’t have to be necessary. The Plasma Pen and the Morpheus8 RF microneedling offer potential anti-aging solutions that can result in firmer skin. But while similar in terms of skin tightening, their differences can affect your result and satisfaction, so its’ best to consult with an aesthetic professional first to learn which one is best for you.

At aNu Aesthetics and Optimal Wellness, our treatments can turn back time and give you a younger, tighter appearance. Contact us today to book an appointment and learn more about our anti-aging treatments. 

Heal Your Face Like Never Before With MicroNeedling

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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