Morpheus8 Brisbane & Gold Coast

What is Morpheus8?

Morpheus8 is a minimally invasive, deep fractional RF (radiofrequency) microneedling treatment of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, pore size reduction and overall skin concerns. The device combines the power of radiofrequency and micro-needling to help renew your nearly any part of the face. Morpheus8 works by stimulates collagen production of the underlying layers of the dermis. By targeting the deeper layers of the skin, the building blocks will reorganise themselves in a natural anti-aging process. The treatment improves skin texture and complexion for a more radiant and youthful appearance.

2-3 Days

30-60 minutes

What to expect:

Prior to your Morpheus8 treatment, you will be provided pre-treatment instructions. This can also be found below within ‘Morpheus8 Treatment Details’. You will arrive to your appointment with make-up free skin and Dr Sharon Li will prepare the treatment area. A topical anaesthetic is applied to the skin 30-40 minutes prior to commencing the procedure to assist any discomfort during the Morpheus8 treatment. If required, a nerve block can be applied to sensitive areas of the treatment area.

The Morpheus8 handpiece will be passed over the skin, allowing a series of insulated microneedles to deliver radiofrequency energy into the skin. Using of multiple depth settings, this process aim to treat each layer of the skin, including the deeper layers and resurface the upper layers.

Morpheus8 treatments are usually well-tolerated by patients, and you should expect to feel little discomfort during the procedure. Expect your treatment to take around 30 to 60 minutes to complete, depending on the size of the treatment area.

Your skin will appear red and feel tight directly after your treatment.

What areas can be treated?

Unlike Dr Sharon Li’s other cosmetic services, Morpheus8 is a treatment for the face and can be used on any areas that can benefit from sub-dermal renewal. The most commonly treated areas include the lower face and neck. Areas of the face and body that exhibit wrinkles, discoloration or acne scarring are suitable for treatment.

Key Benefits:

Minimal downtime

Combined power of radiofrequency & microneedling

Stimulates collagen and rebuilds fat

Improves skin complexion and texture for a more radiant and youthful appearance

Increased skin firmness and suppleness, improving skin laxity

Fade stretch marks

Targets mild sagging skin and excess fat on the body

Treat active acne or acne scarring

Resurfaces skin to improve skin texture and tone

Coagulates and remodels fat for precise face and body contouring

Penetrates deeper into the skin (4 millimeters)


Morpheus8 Treatment Details

Prior to scheduling your treatment, you will require an initial consultation with Dr Sharon Li to discuss your concerns and aesthetic  goals. Dr Li will advise a tailored treatment plan.

Please ensure you follow the provided pre-treatment instructions to ensure your skin has a suitable base for treatment.

Pre-Treatment Instructions:

  • Advise the patient to avoid skin irritation or intentional skin tanning. Sun-screen is advisable when outdoors during daylight hours.
  • The patient should discontinue any irritant topical agents for 2-3 days prior to treatment such as AHA, BHA, Retinol.
  • The patient should used prescribed cosmecuticals to prep the skin such as Tyrosinase Inhibitors for minimum of 2-3 weeks (face and Body).
  • A topical aesthetic should be used only as directed by a physician and if suitable for the patient.
  • Areas of dental crowns, caps, braces, or other metal dental implants may be more sensitive to treatment and the clinician may use dental rolls, gauze or a tongue depressor to isolate the area and make the treatment more comfortable.
  • Advise the patient to avoid anticoagulants such as aspirin throughout the treatment regimen if medical condition permits and pertinent to physician approval. Anticoagulants/ Fish oil increase the possibility of bruising.
  • Physician prescribed Acyclovir (zovirax) or antiviral for prophylaxis prior to treatment if needed.

Please arrive to your appointment with make-up free, cleansed skin. Before Morpheus8 treatment, a topical numbing cream is applied to the treatment area. You should feel little discomfort during the procedure, however most patients find this tolerable due to the numbing agent applied. If required, a nerve block can be applied to sensitive areas of the treatment area.

The treatment itself is minimally invasive, using a series of medical-grade micro pins to penetrate your skin in a controlled manner and deliver fractional Radio Frequency (RF) energy to the deeper skin layers. Your skin will appear red and feel tight directly after your treatment.

We strongly recommend the use of Stratacel Gel post-treatment. This can be purchased from our clinic for $60.00 and Dr Li will apply directly after your Morephus8 treatment. Stratacel Gel allows the skin to recover faster, significantly reducing the patient downtime.

The downtime is typically 2-3 days, with some mild redness and swelling for the first two days as well as some temporary small dotted marks from the microneedling. Tiny scabs, or micro lesions, are also common during this time. If desired, makeup can be applied 1-2 days post treatment. Patients should moisturise the treatment area and avoid direct sun exposure, using SPF 50+ sunscreen every day.

Morpheus8 is generally a low-downtime procedure and many of our patients return to work the day after treatment. Please ensure you follow the provided post-treatment instructions following your Morpheus8.

Post-Treatment Instructions:

  • Avoid heat inducing activities for 24-48 hours post treatment (avoid hot baths, massage, sun and UV exposure, scratching, excessive sweating, etc).
  • All mechanical and thermal exposure to the treated area must be avoided.
  • Emollient cream or occlusive dressings, antibiotic cream or ointment may be applied to the treatment area.
  • Avoid perfumed creams/ moisturiser for 24 – 48 hours.
  • Discontinue use of over stimulating active ingredients on the treatment area from days 5- 7 days (AHA, BHA, Retinol).
  • Antihistamine can be used to aid itchy skin in healing phase.
  • Bland basic cleanser moisturiser or clinic recommended post procedure cream/ serum /SPF ONLY for first 1-3 days (ie: Strata cell/ derm/ HA Serum).
  • Avoid touching the face post Morpheus/Fractora until micro wounds have closed and inflammation has subsided.
  • Mineral make up is advised if you must apply makeup immediately after the treatment for social down time.
  • Prophylactic antibiotic treatment may be prescribed for 1 – 3 days post treatment.
  • Topical Antibiotic cream is recommended for Acne patient.
  • Superficial or resurfacing treatments may result in micro crusts (MENDS) appearing 1-3 days post fractional RF treatment and lasting up to 14 days.
  • Resurfacing tip will result is small dots ‘MENDS’ on the skin, this is normal and the micro scabs will fall off as the skin cells turn over ** this may give a slight darkening appearance on skin fitzpatrick 3 and higher.
  • Do not pick or pull at micro scabs, keep the skin hydrated to assist healing.
  • Cold compresses may be used if required

Morpheus8 FAQs

Some patients notice results can be seen within a few days, but typically after three weeks the most noticeable results appear. Improvements continue up to three months after treatment. Depending on your Morpheus8 treatment regime you can expect to have between 1-3 sessions.

Morpheus8 treatment prices start from $1,000. After discussing your concerns and aesthetic goals with Dr Sharon Li, she will advise a tailored treatment plan for you.

Patient downtime is minimal and makeup can be applied 1 to 2 days after the treatment. Patients should expect to see micro lesions a few days after treatment and slight redness for up to 1 week depending on treatment parameters.

Morpheus8 Brisbane & Gold Coast

To find out more about Morpheus8, or to book an appointment, please contact us.