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Are Morpheus8 Results Permanent?

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Our skin naturally loses elasticity and firmness as we age, leaving more noticeable signs such as sagging skin, wrinkles, and facial folds. Fortunately, treatments and therapies can help achieve a more youthful appearance without having invasive surgery. 

One such treatment is Morpheus8, a minimally invasive procedure that uses radiofrequency technology to tighten the skin. The question on the minds of many people considering this treatment is whether Morpheus8 results are permanent. 

Morpheus8 results are not permanent. While the results can vary in individuals, the results can last between 12 and 18 months. 

What Is Morpheus8?

Morpheus8 is a non-surgical, minimally invasive treatment that utilizes microneedling and radiofrequency (RF) technology to firm and tighten the skin. The results are remarkably natural, giving individuals a refreshed and youthful appearance. This revolutionary procedure penetrates deep into the layers of the skin and can address concerns on the face and body, such as:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Tightening skin
  • Smoothen uneven skin texture
  • Treat hyperpigmentation
  • Reduce acne scars
  • Reduce some fat
  • Improve the look of stretch marks

How Does Morpheus8 Work?

Morpheus8 combines radiofrequency and microneedling with tiny needles. Warm, gentle radiofrequency waves work on the subdermal levels of the skin. The heat emitted is adjustable depending on the desired skin depth.  

Microlesions from microneedling introduce controlled microinjuries to the superficial layers of skin to stimulate the body’s natural collagen and elastin production. Collagen, the protein responsible for skin elasticity and firmness, tends to decline with age. The above combination kickstarts collagen regeneration, promoting a structural improvement beyond surface-level enhancements.

As the treated area heals, the newly formed collagen provides a strong foundation for the skin, resulting in smoother, firmer, remodeled skin. Unlike topical solutions that offer temporary fixes, Morpheus8 addresses the root cause of skin aging, leading to results that can last longer. 

What To Expect Post-Treatment

Since Morpheus8 is a minimally invasive procedure, there is no real downtime. It’s also a safe procedure with minimal side effects. You may experience the following symptoms a few days after treatment:

  • Minor redness
  • Itchiness
  • Swelling

To maintain results after treatment, you can follow these recommendations:

  • Avoid excessive sun exposure for a few weeks
  • Use a minimum of 30 SPF sunscreen when outside to protect your skin 
  • Vitamin C and hyaluronic acid can help boost your results after treatment
  • Always speak to a licensed professional before using anything on your healing skin

When Will Results Show & How Long Do They Last?

Patients often witness visible improvements shortly after their Morpheus8 treatment, within the first few days. However, it’s important to understand that the full extent of the results can gradually unfold as collagen continues to regenerate over time.

It may take up to 3 weeks to see skin tightening and more noticeable signs in the weeks and months following the procedure. Around 3 months after the last treatment, individuals may notice a progressive enhancement in skin texture and tightness, diminished fine lines and wrinkles, and the overall complexion takes on a youthful glow. 

Results from Morpheus8 are not permanent, but many patients can see results lasting 12 to 18 months. Nevertheless, regular maintenance treatments can help keep skin looking youthful for longer.

How Many Treatments Do You Need?

Most people can benefit from 1 to 3 treatments to see results like skin tightening, softening of lines and wrinkles, and improvement in scarring. 

Depending on skin type, area of treatment, skin condition, and desired results, a discussion during a consultation usually determines the time between treatments and how many treatments you will require. 

Are You a Candidate for Morpheus8?

Every individual is unique, and so are their skincare needs. One of the beauties of Morpheus8 is its adaptability to various skin types and concerns. The treatment can be tailored to address specific areas of concern, providing personalized and targeted results.

It’s advisable to consult with our experienced team before embarking on the Morpheus8 journey. The consultation allows us to understand your goals, assess your skin’s condition, and create a customized treatment plan that aligns with your expectations. 

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Benefits of Morpheus8

Morpheus8 is an effective non-surgical treatment for skin tightening, offering natural results. While the results are not permanent, they can last more than a year. Maintenance treatments help maintain the initial results and keep the skin looking youthful for longer. If you are considering Morpheus8, book a consultation with Zulu Medical Cosmetics in Calgary to discuss skin concerns and desired outcomes to determine how many treatments you’ll need.


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  • Written by Dr. Jeane Lombard

    Dr. Lombard was born and raised in South Africa. In 1998, she graduated from the University of Pretoria with her medical degree. She worked as a physician in London, England from 1998 to 2002. In 2002, Dr. Lombard made the decision to move to Canada. She became a licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada that same year, allowing her to practice medicine in Saskatoon, Canmore, and Calgary.

    Dr. Lombard has been working as a medical professional for over 21 years, and in that time, she has discovered a deep passion for the cosmetic side of medicine. Today, she specializes in cosmetic procedures, boasting 13 years in the industry.
    With deep compassion for her patients and a professional commitment to exemplary care, Dr. Lombard prioritizes health and safety over all else. When she isn’t hard at work, Dr. Lombard likes to spend time with friends in the mountains, enjoying good food and fine wine.

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