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Say Goodbye to Acne Scars With the Noninvasive Morpheus8!4 min read

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Who hasn’t woken up one morning to the pesky sight of acne? Of course, no one wants to deal with acne, but it’s an everyday skin imperfection for many teens and young adults. Even worse, the effects of acne can last years in the form of acne scars. Fortunately, Aesthetica offers a brilliant solution for your acne scars. This solution is Morpheus8, a revolutionary radiofrequency and microneedling device!

What Is the Morpheus8 Treatment?

Morpheus8 is a handheld device that emits radiofrequency (RF) waves through tiny needles throughout a treatment area. The Morpheus8 treatment resurfaces the skin by creating tiny wounds. These wounds ignite the collagen production process, thereby rejuvenating the skin through a natural approach.

Is Morpheus8 Effective on All Skin Types?

Unlike other skin resurfacing methods, Morpheus8 is safe on skin types I-VI; these skin types are broken down into a range of tones which account for variation ranging from fair to deep.. There is little to no risk of hyperpigmentation from Morpheus8 on these skin types. Because of this, Morpheus8 can treat scarring issues on any of these skin types, making it one of the most flexible options to remedy facial skin issues.

Can Morpheus8 Improve the Appearance of Acne Scars?

Morpheus8 is a safe acne scarring treatment. Although you may experience some redness and inflammation after the procedure, these symptoms do not make it unsafe. They are simply a natural byproduct of microneedling and radiofrequency treatments. 

However, patients should still watch out for specific skin issues if they’re considering Morpheus8. Keloid scars are not treatable with Morpheus8. In addition, people with the following conditions should not receive a Morpheus8 treatment:

  • A history of eczema
  • A history of herpes simplex
  • Actinic (solar) keratosis
  • Diabetes
  • Hemophilia
  • Other chronic skin conditions
  • Psoriasis
  • Raised moles
  • Warts on the treatment area

What Is the Morpheus8 Treatment Process Like?

The Morpheus8 treatment process is straightforward. The device uses radiofrequency and microneedling to start your collagen healing process, allowing new tissue to form. 

First, your provider will numb the treatment area with a numbing cream. Afterward, they will gently move the Morpheus8 device over the same area. This process will create tiny wounds in your subdermal skin layers. These wounds will start your body’s natural healing process and allow your acne scars to heal. In addition, the radiofrequency energy the handpiece emits also supports the healing process through heat. 


After your Morpheus8 treatment session, you may experience a slight tingling and warmth in the treatment area, but these expected side effects will resolve within a few hours.

How Many Treatment Sessions Are Needed for Optimal Results?

The right amount of Morpheus8 treatment sessions varies from one patient to another. During your consultation, your provider will discuss the number of treatments you will need to permanently eliminate your acne scars. For minor scarring, plastic surgeons often recommend 1-2 treatment sessions, whereas moderate or severe scarring will require up to four treatments at least one month apart.

Best Morpheus8 Aftercare Practices

Healing from a Morpheus8 treatment is quick and straightforward. You may experience some redness and inflammation or have small scabs appear on your face where the needles punctured you, but these side effects will all disappear within a few days. It is essential to moisturize your skin and avoid any practices that could irritate the treatment area to quicken the healing process. Avoid makeup, unprotected sun exposure, skincare routines, and hot, steamy areas like saunas and hot tubs.

Morpheus8, far from being an unusual or risky treatment for acne scars, is very safe. So, if you are tired of dealing with unresolved acne scars, Morpheus8 may be the way to go. Through it, you can enjoy the permanent reminders of these pesky reminders of your high school years!

Take the First Step Towards Smoother, Clearer Skin With Morpheus8 at Aesthetica!

Ready to undergo your Morpheus8 procedure? Come meet with us at Aesthetica Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center for a complimentary consultation before proceeding with your treatment plan! Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Phillip Chang will determine if you are a good candidate for these procedures. If everything matches up, our team will help you navigate the entire process, from the beginning to the end! Also, remember to check out our blog, Facebook, and Instagram for more information on plastic surgery and plastic surgery trends!

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