Morpheus8 for Skin Tightening

By: Dr. J. Timothy Katzen


There have been many advances in plastic surgery. The introduction of Morpheus8 for skin tightening is one of the newest significant advances. Patients who choose Morpheus8 are experiencing fantastic results, and we want to take a moment to answer some questions about this new technology.

Dr. J. Timothy Katzen offers Morpheus8 for skin tightening, and if this is something you are considering, please read on to learn more.

What is Morpheus8 for Skin Tightening?

Morpheus8 is a minimally-invasive, non-surgical treatment for skin tightening and skin resurfacing. Morpheus8 also helps to target fat reduction in stubborn areas of the body, fade stretch marks, and diminish acne and surgical scars.

First, Morpheus8 penetrates the skin using microneedles. Morpheus8 can penetrate the skin from 0.5 to 8 millimeters. These microneedles stimulate collagen turnover and lead to tighter skin.

Second, unlike any other machine, the Morpheus8 uses fractional radiofrequency energy (RF) to cause further skin contracture and tightening. Microneedling only penetrates to 2 millimeters.

How Does Morpheus8 Work?

Over time, the natural aging process results in wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging as the skin loses its elasticity. Morpheus8 works by using microneedling and RF energy to remodel and rebuild collagen in the skin.

Patients undergoing skin tightening with Morpheus8 will experience results that directly affect the skin’s natural healing response. This is what causes the skin to lift and tighten.

What is Skin Tightening with Morpheus8 Like?

Your Morpheus8 treatment should only take about 30-60 minutes to complete. Dr. Katzen will use a topical anesthetic cream to numb the treated area. This is typically all that is needed to minimize discomfort. However, if you need additional medication, additional options are available that can help.

During Morpheus8 treatment, a device is pressed into the area of the skin. Microneedles will penetrate the skin and generate RF waves, which go deep into the dermal layer. The needles are very small, which minimizes discomfort.

What to Expect After Morpheus8 Treatment

After Morpheus8, the area that received treatment will appear red and feel like a sunburn. You may notice that the skin feels tighter or warmer than it usually does. However, any discomfort should be minimal.

You will not need to take any time off work after Morpheus8 treatment. Dr. Katzen will recommend avoiding strenuous activities or exercise for 24 hours, and you should avoid wearing makeup for 48 hours. You may use sunscreen, but Dr. Katzen recommends staying out of direct sunlight.

What Benefits Will Patients Experience from Morpheus8?

There are many benefits patients may experience following Morpheus8 skin tightening treatments.

  • Morpheus8 builds additional collagen, which results in younger-looking skin that is smoother, firmer, and fuller.

  • This skin tightening treatment reduces sagging in the jowls, chin, and neck, producing a younger appearance.

  • Morpheus8 reduces excess fat all over the body; even in areas that are hard to treat with other techniques.

  • It results in fewer fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, forehead, and mouth.

  • Morpheus8 helps eliminate stretch marks on the body, including on the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, and breasts for both men and women. After treatment, skin is firmer with more elasticity.

  • It improves acne by shrinking oil glands and can reduce the appearance of acne scars, resulting in a smoother skin texture.

Who is a Candidate for Morpheus8 Skin Tightening Treatments?

Just about anyone may be a candidate for Morpheus8. Both men and women who are generally in good health are considered good candidates. Morpheus8 works well for all skin types.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many Morpheus8 treatments are needed for best results?

For best results, most patients will need at least three Morpheus8 treatments. However, you will notice some significant changes about three days after your first skin tightening session with Dr. Katzen.

By the one-month mark, the most significant results will be noticeable, and you will continue to notice improvements for up to six months. That is how long it takes for new collagen to form.

Many patients come to Dr. Katzen’s office every four to six weeks for further Morpheus8 treatments.

Is Morpheus8 only for the face and neck, or will it work on other parts of the body too?

The majority of patients who choose Morpheus8 for skin tightening opt for treatment on their faces to help with wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, and sagging skin. However, Morpheus8 works well on other parts of the body as well.

Morpheus8 is proven to be effective for diminishing the appearance and texture of stretch marks, as well as targeting areas of fat on the body that resist treatment with other methods.

Is Morpheus8 painful?

Morpheus8 is minimally-invasive, so it may cause slight discomfort. The topical anesthetic cream Dr. Katzen applies helps to minimize pain during treatment.

For the first 24 hours after treatment, some patients may experience mild bruising, swelling, and redness. Pinpoint bleeding may also occur. However, these symptoms should go away within 24 to 72 hours.

Does this skin tightening treatment require time off work to recover?

You should not need to take any time off work following Morpheus8 skin tightening treatment. This procedure is completed in Dr. Katzen’s office, so you will not need to stay overnight. For most of our patients, downtime is minimal.

How much does Morpheus8 cost?

The cost of Morpheus8 varies based on the area(s) of the body receiving treatment. Dr. Katzen will discuss the cost with you. We offer flexible cash prices and credit payment options to help make Morpheus8 more affordable.

Interested in Morpheus8 for Skin Tightening? Choose Body by Katzen

If you have been looking for an effective skin tightening technique, we highly recommend Morpheus8. Our patients are thrilled with their results, and we know you will be too.

Dr. Katzen is currently scheduling consultations for patients who are interested in Morpheus8 for skin tightening. He has offices in Beverly Hills, CA, Las Vegas, NV, and Dubai UAE. In-office and virtual appointments via WhatsApp, Skype, FaceTime, and Zoom are available.

Please call Body by Katzen at (310) 859-7770 to schedule your appointment.

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