About Morpheus8

Morpheus8 is an advanced radiofrequency microneedling treatment that combines the collagen-remodeling benefits of microneedling with the skin-tightening benefits of radiofrequency energy. Together, these two technologies can contract and stimulate collagen, improving the skin’s inherent quality rather than simply addressing surface concerns. Morpheus8 is one of the most complete non-surgical solutions for aging signs and skin laxity, rejuvenating the skin up to 8mm deep – a level deeper than any other microneedling device.

Morpheus8 can be used to improve the following:

  • Mild to moderate skin laxity
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne scarring
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Rough skin texture
  • Early signs of aging

Who is a Candidate?

If you’re looking for a way to rejuvenate aging signs like sagging, wrinkles, and laxity, Morpheus8 is a comprehensive solution. Morpheus8 can also be an excellent option for patients who have skin concerns like acne scars, jowls, areas of volume loss, neck sagging, and more. It’s an alternative treatment to facelift surgery that is performed in our plastic surgeon-owned and operated medspa. If you have certain active skin conditions, you may not be a good candidate for Morpheus8. Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rhett Willis will determine if Morpheus8 is right for you and your cosmetic goals.  

The Morpheus8 Treatment

Your Morpheus8 treatment begins by discussing your concerns with Dr. Willis and our team and determining the right treatment approach with RF microneedling. Morpheus8 is typically performed using a numbing cream for your comfort. Once activated, the skin will be cleansed and made ready for treatment. Then, the specialized handpiece will be applied to the skin where it will generate tiny wounds in the skin and, at the same time, administer radiofrequency energy to gently heat the deeper layers. Once the full area is treated, your skin will be soothed and made ready for the rest of your day. In all, Morpheus8 treatments can take 30-60 minutes to complete.


There’s no downtime after Morpheus8, but to get best results it’s recommended to keep your activity level low and prevent sweating until your skin heals. You’ll likely experience some redness and sensitivity for the first day or so. It’s essential to keep the area moisturized with a gentle, unscented moisturizer and protected with SPF 30+.

You’ll begin to see improvement in your skin’s overall look and quality within one week of treatment, but it can take 1-2 months for the full impact of collagen remodeling to become apparent. We recommend a package of 1-3 treatments with maintenance treatments yearly to extend your results and prevent the effects of collagen loss.

Contact Us Today

Morpheus8 can transform your skin at its deepest levels without downtime. To meet with Dr. Willis and our knowledgeable skincare team, we invite you to contact Charlottesville Plastic Surgery in Charlottesville, VA by calling or filling out our online contact form.

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