The Truth About Morpheus8 First Treatment
One of the latest cosmetic treatments is making a lot of noisy trends on social media, but I am here to break through the noise and give you all the real truths about Morpheus8 micro needling RF.
What is Morpheus8?
Morpheus8 is micro needling plus fractional radiofrequency that can be used on the face and/or body. It’s considered to be the non-surgical facelift because it can create such a drastic difference in skin firmness and texture. The cartage holds either twelve to twenty-four needles that push down quickly into the skin causing tiny injuries that will stimulate collagen and firmness. Most people will need between 1-4 treatments to get the maximum benefits.
I’ve documented the week through pictures and videos, which you can watch on YouTube.
Why Did I Choose Morpheus8?
I had an adverse reaction to the vaccine, which affected my eye. My ophthalmologist suggested I needed laser therapy on the area to help heal the eye and the skin around it. After doing due diligent research, I came across the Morpheus8. Most reviews and research showed that it could be highly effective on the area I needed work on. However, the social media rabbit hole I went down was quite scary as people said it was agonizing pain and healing. But it didn’t make sense that something so painful would be so mainstream. So, it left me with a lot of nerves and questions.
So, I sought out a trusted professional. I met with celebrity makeup artist, Kristina Ruggiero, of Wilmington, Delaware and owner of Beauty Bar by Kristina Ruggiero and BBKR Med Spa to get more answers on the procedure. After a detailed conversation and answering all my questions, there was no doubt, BBKR Med Spa was the place for me to get the Morpheus8 procedure.
Preparing for Morpheus8
It’s important to remember that Morpheus8 is a procedure. It takes some prep beforehand to make sure you stay safe and heal well. Be certain to stop retin-A and topical acids including Vitamin C a couple days prior to the procedure. Also, pause vitamins that can thin blood a few days beforehand because bleeding does happen with the treatment. It must be said that not everyone is a perfect candidate for micro needling RF, so be sure to talk with a doctor and technician about your skin type, tone, and medical conditions when booking your appointment to make sure you qualify.
I also took mental and physical preparation beforehand to be in the best shape I could be in before getting the Morpheus8 treatment. Don’t work out the day of or several days after the treatment. Things like hypnosis and breathing exercises before and after can help in the overall healing process
On the day of treatment, go with clean skin. Take a few supplies with you. Headphones, acetaminophen, Aquaphor, sunblock SPF 50, a throw blanket or sweater, and if you have allergies, ask your doctor about premedication with Benadryl.
After you sign all the appropriate documents, ask your tech about taking two acetaminophen before you lay down. This is a good time to keep your headphones close by as well. The doctor or tech will clean your face before applying a thick coat of numbing cream. The numbing cream will sit on your skin for about an hour. If the numbing is on your face, be sure not to move around too much so it doesn’t run. If you need to take Benadryl, be sure to take it about fifteen minutes before the procedure. (Please note: Get a ride from someone else if you have to take Benadryl before treatments since it can cause drowsiness.)
After the doctor checks to make sure you are fully numb and cleans your skin one more time, the procedure will begin. The device makes noise each time it touches down on the skin. There is also a smell of burning hair that fills your nose, but it’s not bad.
Does Morpheus8 Hurt?
This is a loaded question since pain thresholds are different for every individual. The short answer is yes, it does hurt. However, it doesn’t hurt everywhere. It is painless in some areas and painful in others. It’s most painful around bony areas. However, it is not comparable to childbirth or anything else excruciating. I would compare it to a tattoo. It’s more annoying than painful most times, but yes, some spots might make your eyes water. I did not have laughing gas or a stress ball to curb the pain, and I didn’t need it either. Nevertheless, adrenaline did kick in and I got cold. Hence, the reason I say to bring a blanket. It was nice to have a fluffy blanket to keep me cozy during the discomfort.
How Long is the Treatment?
It all depends on what area you are getting treated, but my full face took about 20-30 minutes. It went by very quickly to my pleasant surprise. Once the treatment was done, there was no residual needle pain.
Immediately after, a cooling cream was put on my skin. My face felt hot as it would if I had been out in the sun a little too long. It didn’t burn badly, it was just hot and tight. Then, a thick layer of Aquaphor was placed on my face. After a few minutes of letting that soak in, a sunblock with SPF 50 was put on top. Moments later, I was allowed to sit up and be on my way.
The future treatments, which are scheduled 3-4 weeks apart from one another. Each treatment will take around the same amount of time.
Two Hours Later
My face calmed down two hours later. The redness started to subside, and there was no pain. I did feel like a had a slight sunburn, but nothing to really complain about.
Day One: The First Night
I washed my face with a dab of Cetaphil, which is a gentle cleanser and patted it dry. After, I applied more Aquaphor.
- Make sure your bedding is clean.
- Rest when you can.
- Sanitize anything used near treatment area. Ex: eyeglasses, cellphones, etc.
- Keep the skin clean, hydrated, and protected with SPF 50.
- Eat Healthy and drink plenty of water.
- Do not have heat exposure for 48 hours (including drying hair, saunas, steam, etc.)
- No swimming for 48 hours.
Most importantly, stay out of direct sunlight for at least 3 days.
Keep your area clean. That includes washing it with gentle cleanser two to three times a day. Keep applying Aquaphor to keep skin moisturized. Makeup is fine after 24 hours, but if you can go without it, it isn’t a bad idea to keep the pores clean for several days.
The skin will begin to purge, so don’t be surprised by any breakouts. Do not pick or pop the area. The skin will clear up after a couple of days.
If everything is healing nicely, you can resume your usual skincare routine. My routine includes the following,
Replenix Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Wash 10 with Aloe Vera
Hyalu B5 Pure Hyaluronic Acid Face Serum – La Roche-Posay
Anthelios AOX Daily Antioxidant Face Serum SPF 50 – La Roche-Posay
Anytime I was outside, I applied my SPF 50 and wore a bag hat to protect my face from the sun.
I finally returned to my regular makeup routine. I also only washed my face twice a day, which is my regular routine.
By the time I hit a full week after the procedure, my breakouts had mostly cleared up. I also noticed that I had slight grid marks under my one eye. However, there was no need to panic. I have been reassured that the grid will disappear over time, and my second treatment should improve any appearance.
Is it Worth IT?
So far, only after one treatment, I would have to say that I am happy. I see a difference in certain areas already. I have always been proactive with my skincare. So, I think my results will be great when all is completed. I am back to using retin-A and using red and blue light therapy.
Read: WHY HEALTH IS OFTEN THE MOST CONTRIBUTIVE FACTOR OF BEAUTY
If you are contemplating getting the Morpheus8 and have any questions, feel free to reach out. Celebrity Makeup Artist, Kristina Ruggieo’s BBKR Med Spa is a beautiful place to help you with any of your cosmetic procedure needs. The staff is professional and the best at what they do. Plus, they are constantly having specials. I am so grateful to them for helping me with my medical issue around my eye. It’s been a long road of getting my eye back to health, and thanks to BBKR and Morpheus8, things are looking great (Pun intended)!
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