Microneedling (also known as collagen induction therapy) is a minimally-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment that has become increasingly popular here at Triangle Facial Plastic Surgery in Raleigh, NC. For years, we’ve delivered beautiful microneedling results using Rejuvapen. More recently, we’ve added Morpheus8 RF microneedling to our line of services to offer our patients a more advanced and powerful treatment microneedling treatment option.
Both Rejuvapen and Morpheus8 are safe, FDA-approved, non-surgical skin-repairing treatments that deliver beautiful results. While they both utilize tiny needles/pins to puncture the skin to remodel collagen and repair the skin, they are quite different.
We are here to break down the difference between Morpheus8 and traditional microneedling with the comparison chart below. A unique feature of Morpheus8 worth noting is its ability to provide customizable fractional treatments with its portfolio of microneedling tips that feature different pin configurations (such as Morpheus8 Prime for targeting smaller areas of the face).
|Treatment Name:||Morpheus8||Morpheus8 Prime||Microneedling|
|Device used:||EmbraceRF w/Morpheus8 handpiece||EmbraceRF w/Morpheus8 Prime handpiece||Rejuvapen|
|How does it work?||Morpheus8 uses RF (radiofrequency energy) and micropins to target deep layers of the skin and remodel collagen while coagulating adipose (fat) tissue.||Morpheus8 uses RF (radiofrequency energy) and micropins to target deep layers of the skin and remodel collagen while coagulating adipose (fat) tissue.||Rejuvapen uses tiny needles to penetrate the top layers of the skin to stimulate collagen and repair the skin.|
|What area of the body does it treat?||Face, neck, abdomen,|
thighs, legs, and buttocks
|Periorbital area of the face||Face & neck|
|What conditions does it treat/improve?||•Mild to moderate wrinkles on the face and body|
•Lax skin in areas of the face, neck and body
•Poor skin tone/texture
•Stretch marks on the body
May also be recommended for additional skin tightening results in combination with Facetite Accutite and Evolve non-invasive body contouring treatments.
|•Lax skin on the upper and lower eyelids|
|•Fine lines & wrinkles|
•Uneven skin tone
•Uneven skin tone / texture
|Does it require IV sedation, local anesthetic, or topical numbing cream?||Numbing cream with a supplemental local anesthetic||Numbing cream with a supplemental local anesthetic||Numbing cream|
|Is it safe for all skin types?||I – VI with minimal risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation||I – VI with minimal risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation||I-IV|
|Treatment Time||15-60 minutes depending on the treated area(s)||15 minutes||30 minutes|
|What is the downtime?||2-3 days||2-3 days||1-2 days|
|How long before I begin to notice results?||4 weeks. PRP drastically enhances results.||4 weeks. PRP drastically enhances results.||2 weeks. PRP drastically enhances results.|
|How long will my results last?||Results are permanent with proper skincare maintenance. As the skin continues to age, maintenance treatments may be recommended.||Results are permanent with proper skincare maintenance. As the skin continues to age, maintenance treatments may be recommended.||Results are not permanent. Ongoing maintenance treatments are recommended based on your skin conditions.|
|How many treatments are recommended?||3 treatments are typically recommended initially for best results, followed by annual maintenance treatments.||3 treatments are typically recommended for optimal results||3-6, followed by maintenance treatments every 6-18 months.|
|Cost:||Starting at $1200 per treatment. Custom packages available.||$600 per treatment||$400 per treatment|
If you’re wondering if microneedling treatments are ideal for your skin and desired results, contact us to schedule your complimentary skincare consultation and we will provide you with an exam, discuss your skincare history and goals and recommend the treatment options that are best for you.