How Soon Can Results Be Seen After Morpheus8 Treatment?

By: Dr. Paul K. Holden


If you have a variety of skin irregularities you’d like to have treated all at once, or if you’re simply looking to give your complexion a boost overall, you may be excited to learn more about the results that are possible with Morpheus8 microneedling. This innovative and specialized skin rejuvenation solution can help address age-related skin concerns, sun damage, and more in a single treatment. At Scottsdale Plastic Surgeons, our dedicated Scottsdale, AZ aesthetic skin care team — under the direction of Dr. Paul K. Holden — is proud to offer radiofrequency (RF) microneedling using the Morpheus8 treatment system. One of the first questions many patients have when considering RF microneedling with Morpheus8 is how soon they’ll be able to enjoy their newly enhanced look. Find the answer to this and other Morpheus8 RF microneedling FAQs below.

What is Morpheus8?

Morpheus8 is a powerful microneedling treatment system that combines the benefits of traditional microneedling with RF energy for a boosted result. The treatment is performed in a similar way to traditional microneedling, with a handheld roller being passed across the skin’s surface to create tiny punctures, known as micro-injuries. In Morpheus8 microneedling, however, RF energy is also delivered to the skin, penetrating to deeper layers. This encourages collagen production and tissue remodeling, resulting in a firmer, more lifted look.

What does RF microneedling help with?

One of the most exciting benefits of Morpheus8 RF microneedling is that it allows patients to have a range of skin concerns and irregularities addressed, all with a single treatment. Some of the most common skin issues that can be improved and even corrected with Morpheus8 RF microneedling include:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Scars
  • Acne scarring
  • Pigmentation problems
  • Discoloration
  • Age spots
  • Dark spots
  • Sun damage
  • Enlarged pores (visible pores)
  • Mild skin laxity

How soon does RF microneedling start to work?

Almost immediately after your RF microneedling session, you may experience some mild swelling, redness, and irritation. After a few days, pinpoint scabs will begin to develop at the sites of the micro-injuries and flake away on their own. About a week after treatment, many patients start to see their skin changing and looking brighter and clearer, though it typically takes about 3 – 4 weeks for more noticeable results to become apparent. As the collagen continues to build beneath the skin’s surface over the next several weeks, the patient’s complexion should appear firmer and more lifted.

How long do Morpheus8 microneedling results last?

In many cases, patients can achieve the best and longest-lasting results with a series of RF microneedling treatments. For some men and women, the results of a full round of Morpheus8 RF microneedling can last for up to 1 – 3 years. With proper skin care and healthy habits, including avoiding direct sun exposure and not smoking, patients can set themselves up to preserve their RF microneedling results for as long as possible between treatments.

Upgrade your skin care game with RF microneedling in Scottsdale, AZ

If you aren’t getting the results you want with over-the-counter skin care products, or if you are looking for a professional skin treatment to add to your regimen, our knowledgeable aesthetic team at Scottsdale Plastic Surgeons is here to help. For more information on getting started with RF microneedling, call to schedule your Morpheus8 consultation in Scottsdale, AZ today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.