Morpheus8 is a groundbreaking and innovative method of addressing skin laxity and eliminating excess fat. It is a minimally invasive treatment that combines micro-needling and fractional radiofrequency energy to rejuvenate the skin in subdermal levels, improve the uneven complexion and stimulate the production of collagen that increases the volume and plumpness of the face.

This revolutionary treatment can target different layers of the skin and reverse the signs of aging. It can treat the entire depth of skin at 4mm, 3mm, 2mm or 1mm to achieve the best optimal results.

The treatment is FDA-approved and safe for all skin types because the microneedles don’t affect the surface of the skin -there is no risk of hyperpigmentation. This unique treatment can treat larger areas and also smaller regions that are more sensitive and need precision. This is all thanks to the device tips that enable a completely customized treatment for any patient.

Procedure info at a glance

Is it painful?Unpleasant to painful, but tolerable
Is there any downtime?Possibility of swelling, redness, bruising and tenderness to touch for 2-5 days
How many sessions are needed?Usually 2-4 sessions
How long does the procedure take?30-60 minutes
When can I see the results?3 weeks after the treatment
How often should I do it?Every 4-5 weeks

How It Works


With the powerful combination of micro-needling and RF energy, Morpheus8 treatment tightens and reshapes the skin and stimulates the production of collagen through directed heating and coagulation. The treatment is quite straightforward – microneedles penetrate the surface layers of the skin and reach the sub-dermal layer. These tiny pinholes trigger the body’s own healing processes and contribute to quicker skin cell turnover with collagen and elastin production.

The RF energy heats the underlying layers of skin in a controlled manner. The heat causes collagen and elastin to renew themselves and start a natural anti-aging process. The process improves skin’s complexion, firms loose skin and smooths the texture of the skin. Eventually, the skin is smooth, firm and younger-looking.

This unique combination of RF energy and micro-needling enables the energy to reach deep layers of the skin and affect the dermis and epidermis which leads to the best results. One of the biggest advantages of this treatment is that it causes little to no harm to the top layer of the skin and this fact makes this treatment more comfortable and more advanced than other RF treatments.


This minimally invasive procedure can be done on different parts of the body including the face, neck, arms and abdomen. If the patient feels the need for rejuvenation on any of these body areas, he/she can safely undergo this treatment.

The procedure can improve various age-related skin issues:

  •     Saggy skin on the jowls and along the jawline
  •     Saggy skin under eyes
  •     Stubborn fat pockets on the face and neck
  •     Crepey skin on the abdomen, arms or knees  
  •     Uneven skin texture
  •     Large pores
  •     Deep facial creases
  •     Acne and other scars
  •     Stretch marks
  •     Sun damage

This innovative treatment performs subdermal remodeling of the fat and skin tissue. With the use of deep fractional technology, Morpheus8 treatment can firm the tissues and remove excess fat from different body areas. It achieves effective long-term results because it triggers collagen production and improves the elasticity of the skin.


First of all, Morpheus8 treatment is FDA-approved which makes it absolutely safe. It is comfortable and quick and doesn’t require a long recovery period – with a unique micro-needling and RF energy it remodels the underlying structure of the skin. It can be completely customized to address each and every patient’s specific skin issues.

With Morpheus8 treatment, the patient can experience effects of a mild facelift without the necessity of undergoing more invasive treatments.

The treatment stimulates the production of collagen and elastin which support the skin and keep it firm and smooth. With faster results and faster treatment time, the treatment reduces acne and other scars, reduces wrinkles and deep facial creases and improves sun and age spots.

The texture of the skin is smoother and more even, mild saggy skin is much tighter and stretch marks are significantly reduced.

The downtime is much shorter and after a couple of days, the patient can continue with his/her normal daily activities.

The future of skin rejuvenation and skin resurfacing is here with Morpheus8.



    More and more people shy away from invasive and surgical procedures and opt for minimally invasive ones because they can continue with their daily activities much faster and avoid prolonged discomfort.

    For Morpheus8 treatment, most patients are good candidates as long as they are in good general health. The treatment is suitable for any skin type, even the dark ones, because of the special combination of RF energy and micro-needling - the procedure doesn’t cause post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation as other treatments might.


    Patients who are pregnant shouldn’t undergo this procedure. Also, it is not suitable for patients who have a pacemaker, internal defibrillator or other electronic implants.

    Patients who suffer from Herpes Simplex or other conditions like sores, eczema, psoriasis or rash must avoid this procedure.

    If patients have freshly tanned skin or if they had biological fillers in the last 6 months or Botox in the last 2 weeks are not suitable for Morpheus8 procedure.


    When the patient arrives at Lucia Clinic first he/she is consulted with Lucia’s therapist. The therapist examines the patient’s skin and determines whether he/she is suitable for this treatment. The patient talks about his/her skin concerns and what he/she expects to achieve with the treatment. In the end, the therapist creates a customized treatment plan that will address the patient’s specific skin concerns.

    Before the treatment, the patient receives topical anesthesia to the targeted area to ensure minimal discomfort. When the targeted area is completely numbed, the treatment can start.


    The therapist applies the Morpheus8 applicator to the targeted treatment area and delivers RF energy. Radiofrequency has a thermal effect on fatty tissue and results in remodeling of the patient’s skin at its foundation. The applicator has 24 pins or microneedles. These very fine needles are attached to RF through the connection to the Morpheus8 platform. Then the applicator is lifted and moved to the next part of the treatment area and this stamping motion is repeated until the whole treatment area is covered. The treatment applicator is pressed and lifted as many times as necessary and not moved across the patient’s skin. This way the RF energy is delivered in a precise and adequate manner that targets the correct depth in the skin’s layers and doesn’t cause any tissue trauma. The therapist can even overlap some parts of the area if necessary. This ensures that the results are consistent and efficient.

    The applicator tip creates microchannels when placed against the skin and these micro-injuries trigger a healing process that includes the production of collagen and elastin. Microneedles create microchannels in a matrix formation that support the firmer and tighter skin when they get filled with new and healthy collagen and elastin.

    During the procedure, the patient can feel a mild prickling sensation that is followed by warmth when the microneedles pass over the skin. The treatment is quite bearable because the innovative technology of this procedure ensures consistent and controlled heat which brings effective results.

    The treatment time depends on the size of the targeted area and can last from 30 to 60 minutes.


    One of the advantages of Morpheus8 treatment is that it causes only minimal side effects. The patient may only experience moderate skin redness and swelling for the first day or two post-treatment. The micro-needling part might cause small points of irritated skin but they flake off after a couple of days. The patient may feel soreness because of RF energy but this sensitivity passes after a few days.

    Generally, after 2 to 5 days the patient may return to his/her normal daily routine.

    The patient shouldn’t put makeup, sunscreen or moisturizers for the first 24 hours post-treatment. Also, the patient should avoid scrubbing and irritating the skin, but can wash the face with gentle cleaners. After 24 hours the patient can use SPF and go outside.


    The patient will most likely see the first improvements after a few days following the treatment. The more significant results will be seen after 3 weeks. The results continue to improve for months after the procedure because it takes time for collagen to fully build up.

    After the Morpheus8 treatment, the patient’s skin is revitalized, refreshed and boosted. The new layers of collagen start to plump and provide more volume to skin contours that seemed depleted. The patient’s complexion gets firmer and looks smooth and youthful. The skin’s texture and tone is improved. The patient gets a mild lift and reduced skin laxity.


    Morpheus8 is a very powerful but gentle treatment. It achieves deep penetration without damaging the surrounding tissue. Because of this, the results are long-lasting and absolutely effective. However, the aging process can’t be stop, so the patient can decide to have additional touch-up treatments to maintain the results.


    Number of treatment sessions depends on the customized treatment plan because every patient is different. Some patients can achieve desired aesthetic results with just one session while others might need2 to 4 sessions, 2 to 5 weeks spaced out between. The patient needs to have a few weeks apart because the skin tissue needs time to heal. After the first treatment session the therapist can see how the patient is reacting to the treatment and how many sessions will be necessary for the best results.