How Long Does Morpheus8 Last & Other Post-Treatment FAQs

Woman with beautiful skin after a Morpheus8 skin tightening treatment (model) looking in the mirror and smiling.

Are you searching for a cutting-edge solution to rejuvenate your skin and restore that youthful radiance? Morpheus8 RF microneedling is the revolutionary treatment men and women turn to for transformative results without surgery. Blending the power of RF technology with the tried-and-true process of microneedling, this versatile treatment can address a wide range of skin concerns.

If you’re curious about what to expect after treatment, keep reading. We answer your top questions about your recovery and results, from when you can return to your usual routine to how long you can enjoy your results.

1. What Are Typical Morpheus8 Side Effects?

The treatment combines microneedling with radiofrequency energy, reaching up to 8 millimeters below the skin’s surface. As such, you may have pinpoint bleeding, redness, swelling, bruising, and some discomfort immediately after treatment. These issues typically resolve within a few days.

2. What Is Morpheus8 Recovery Like?

Morpheus8 recovery is usually very straightforward, and most people feel comfortable going out in public and returning to their usual activities within 1 to 3 days.

In the first couple of days after treatment, however, your skin may feel hot, itchy, and inflamed. To ease these symptoms and post-treatment swelling, fans and cool compresses are helpful. Tylenol or other non-NSAID pain relievers may also offer relief. The treated skin is more susceptible to infection during this time, so be sure to wash your hands before touching your skin and keep your treatment area clean. Resist the urge to pick at scabs or scratch your skin.

Your skin will be sensitive for several weeks after treatment, so staying out of direct sunlight is essential. You can protect your skin by wearing a mineral-based, broad-spectrum sunscreen with 30 SPF or higher.

3. When Can I Start Wearing Makeup Again?

We advise abstaining from makeup for at least a day; if you can wait 2 days, that’s even better. This gives the micro-channels in your skin time to begin healing.

4. Can I Exercise or Use a Sauna After Treatment?

Sweat and heat can irritate your sensitive skin and exacerbate swelling and inflammation, so it’s best to postpone exercise and other activities that will cause you to sweat. This includes avoiding saunas, hot tubs, and steam baths. You can resume these activities about 3 to 7 days after treatment.

5. How Long After Morpheus8 Can I Get BOTOX® or Use Retinol?

It’s essential to allow your skin to recover before introducing other treatments like BOTOX® or topical retinol. Your provider will recommend the appropriate waiting period tailored to your skin’s needs.

6. How Long Does Morpheus8 Last?

While Morpheus8’s outcomes are long-lasting, the aging process continues. We suggest touch-up treatments semi-annually or annually for sustained results—though improvements to scars and stretch marks are typically permanent.

Take the Next Step

If you’d like to find out how Morpheus8 can improve your skin concerns, call our office today at (512) 244-1439 or request a consultation.

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