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

Morpheus8 may be considered as the latest craze in aesthetic treatments, as it is popular even to celebrities due to its beneficial effects that help improve the appearance of skin concerns such as acne scarring, stretch marks, and premature aging. It is thus tempting to continuously do the sessions to hasten the natural healing process and to achieve a youthful appearance.

So do you really need to wait for 6 weeks before you do Morpheus8 treatment again? Yes, because you need to allow your skin to heal from the side effects of Morpheus8 during the patient’s downtime. A series of 3 to 6 treatments typically spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart will be needed before full results can be seen.

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Why Wait For 6 Weeks

Cosmetic treatments typically take less downtime than traditional procedures, but there are a number of reasons why you should still wait it out a little for the treatments to take full effect. Some reasons why you should wait for 6 weeks is for the treatment to be given enough time to penetrate the skin’s layers, for the number of times reinforcement is needed to get desired results, and for making room for downtime as well.

Length Of Treatment

Morpheus8 brings in RF energy to the deep layers of the skin through its 24 needles. In effect, skin tightening occurs through stimulation of elastin production and collagen production. It takes at least 30 minutes for the procedure to finish delivering this RF energy through the patient's skin and may vary depending on what part of the body is undergoing the treatment and to what extent the damage to be repaired is.

Length Of Time And Number Of Sessions Before Results Show

An average of 3 to 6 treatments may be needed in order to reach optimal results as this is the time it takes for the effect of the boosted production of collagen to be more visible. Treatment parameters may still be assessed, however, to check if the desired effect has already been achieved. More treatments may be recommended should the assessment deems it to be.

Similarly, you may need touch-ups and maintenance treatments every after 2 years to maintain the youthful glow conferred by the treatment.

Downtime Or Recovery Period

Initial results may be visible at least 3 weeks after treatment while the final results may be seen 3 months after treatment. Although it's tempting to do more Morpheus 8 treatment sessions in the hopes to hasten the collagen production, it doesn't work that way. You have to wait for 4 to 6 weeks to allow your skin to heal and see healthy collagen build-up within that time frame.

The downtime or recovery period after Morpheus8 treatment may be expected to range from 2 days to 2 weeks depending on the procedure done. Longer downtimes are expected when the treatment is extended on deeper layers of the skin.

Morpheus8 With Other Cosmetic Procedures

woman posing after microneedling treatment

Morpheus8 can be combined with other cosmetic procedures to achieve an anti-aging result comparable to facelift surgery, an invasive treatment. Some of these products include the following:

1) Dermal Filler

The volume-adding effect of deep filler implants is a good combination with the skin tightening effect of Morpheus8 to achieve a youthful appearance. However, immediately undergoing Morpheus8 treatments after fillers should be avoided as much as possible since Morpheus8 may possibly damage the filler product through the heat energy of the radiofrequency waves.

You may have to wait up to 6 months before you undergo Morpheus8 if you already have fillers prior. Alternatively, you may choose to first do the Morpheus8 treatment before you have dermal fillers done.

2) Liposuction

Another popular combination procedure is doing Morpheus8 treatment with liposuction. Morpheus8 helps in skin tightening after liposuction as loose skin typically appears upon loss of adipose tissue from the surgery. You may undergo Morpheus8 immediately after the lipo procedure or during aftercare.

3) Botox

Botox may be done on the same area that underwent Morpheus8 on the same day since the benefits of treatment may be maximized when they are used in combination. They are also both non-invasive and thus they are safe to use together.

Pre-Care Instructions for Morpheus8

You must take extra precautions in taking care of your health especially your skin as these may affect the length of time that the downtime appears. Some pre-care tips that should be followed include:

  • Avoid using blood thinners such as aspirin at least a week prior to treatment to prevent prolonged bleeding from occurring after the treatment.
  • Avoid exposure to direct sunlight and use sunscreen with at least SPF 30 because the treatment will not be done if your skin is sunburned.
  • Reduce the application of chemical substances such as retinol prior to the treatment.

Post-Care Instructions for Morpheus8

The skin is extra sensitive after Morpheus8 treatment, which makes it prone to additional damage if you aren't being careful. Follow these post-care instructions to avoid complications after the procedure:

  • Shower as usual and make sure to use a gentle cleanser especially in the areas that underwent Morpheus8 treatment.
  • Avoid touching your face or the area that underwent Morpheus8 treatment to prevent infections. Scabs shouldn’t also be peeled should they appear.
  • Avoid direct sun exposure and use sunscreen with at least SPF 30.
  • Place cool compresses on the area that underwent treatment to maximize patient comfort.
  • Don't forget to apply the healing balm or aquaphor that the doctor may prescribe to allow healing of your skin.

Benefits Of Morpheus8

Side portrait view of young asian woman touching healthy facial skin after microneedling

Morpheus8 is a skin resurfacing treatment that enables skin tightening by increasing the levels of collagen in the body. Benefits of treatment entail addressing skin concerns such as the following:

  • acne scars
  • deep wrinkles
  • hyperpigmentation
  • stretch marks
  • cellulite

Side Effects Of Morpheus8

Morpheus 8 produces minimal side effects that subside over time. These side effects include:

  • minor redness
  • mild swelling and bruising
  • minimal discomfort
  • dry skin or skin that is rough to touch
  • scabbing (or skin peeling or flaking)

These side effects reflect the inflammatory reactions of the face from the microneedles of the Morpheus8. Don't worry because these last no more than the downtime, especially when experts have done the said cosmetic treatment for you. 

Professional Cosmetic Services At aNu Aesthetics

Morpheus8 is the latest skin tightening technology that uses radiofrequency energy and only produces minimal side effects compared to otherwise traditional procedures. You’ll have to wait at least 6 weeks to allow your skin to heal after Morpheus8 and allow its side effects to subside, but you don't have to risk dealing with complications especially when handled with care by expert hands.

The team of aNu Aesthetics is made up of medical professionals and highly-trained staff headed by Dr. Cristyn Watkins that will surely give you the best Morpheus8 experience. We are fully transparent with our steps from the start of the treatment until the recovery process. Contact us today at (816) 670-4406 to schedule your initial consultation.

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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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