There is an ongoing debate in the online space about which is better: Morpheus8 vs traditional Microneedling. Two popular options often arise when exploring skin treatments aimed at rejuvenation and addressing different skin concerns:

Morpheus8 (microneedling with radiofrequency technology) and traditional microneedling.

Both are well-regarded for their effectiveness in stimulating collagen production, improving skin texture, and enhancing the overall appearance of the skin.

However, understanding the distinctions between them can help you make an informed decision. Plus, your Doctor can tailor what’s best for your skin.

Understanding Morpheus8 vs. Traditional Microneedling

Have you ever tried applying skincare products to your skin but can’t seem to see visible results? Well, that’s likely because it’s not the ideal product for your skin tone, type, and concerns.

The same goes for the beauty technologies and treatments every clinic uses. Some devices are targeted for uneven skin texture and skin tone, while others could focus on shrinking enlarged pores.

Finding the ideal and most suitable skin treatment tailored for you will not only be effective, but it’ll make you confident and of course, save you time and money.

What is Traditional Microneedling?

Traditional microneedling involves using a device with tiny, sterile needles. It creates controlled micro-injuries in the superficial skin layer.

This process triggers the body’s natural healing process and can stimulate collagen production and elastin. As the skin repairs itself, it becomes firmer, smoother, and more youthful.

traditional microneedlingTraditional microneedling treatments are often referred to as collagen induction therapy. Why? Because it focuses on stimulating the body’s natural healing response to improve skin texture and reduce the appearance of acne scars, fine lines, and wrinkles.

However, this technique can only target the skin to a certain depth, which is usually too superficial and may overly injure the skin physically without deep collagen remodeling.

How Traditional Microneedling Works

Maybe you have already been searching for how microneedling treatment works. It is a skin treatment (or skin rejuvenation treatment that can target some skin concerns like acne scars, stretch marks, and wrinkles.

According to Cleveland Clinic,Microneedling is a non-surgical skin procedure that involves your doctor inserting thin needles into the outer layer of your skin at a distance of 2-3 mm between punctures.

Injury from this treatment stimulates healing mechanisms within skin thereby producing more collagen and elastin – two proteins responsible for the firmness and elasticity of your skin.

Microneedling is usually done on the face by most people, but it’s also possible to have this procedure performed in various other locations on the body such as the back, neck, and legs among others especially when there is damaged or aged skin. In order to attain what you want, it is expected that several treatments will be necessary.

The procedure typically involves:

  1. Preparation: The skin is cleaned and a numbing cream is applied to avoid discomfort.
  2. Microneedling: A pen-like instrument with tiny needles is swept evenly over the skin to make microchannels.
  3. Healing: The body responds by stimulating healing agents flowing from the body thus leading to more production of collagen.
  4. Aftercare: Use hydrating serums and sun protection to support recovery.

However, the micro-injuries created during the procedure can overly injure the skin, and may not stimulate collagen remodeling.

What is Morpheus8

Morpheus8 is a more advanced treatment that combines microneedling with radiofrequency (RF) energy to boost results.

This new technology doesn’t just cause micro-injuries as done in the traditional microneedling but also delivers RF energy deep into skin tissue. This duoMorpheus8 vs Traditional Microneedling action is effective in tightening skin and further triggering collagen and elastin formation.

Since Morpheus8 is a combination of microneedling and radiofrequency technology, it can penetrate deeper past the superficial skin layer to the connective tissues that support the lifting of the skin.

Unlike fractional skin resurfacing which can only target the superficial skin. Morpheus8 can therefore target the superficial and the deep layers effectively, improving not only skin texture but reducing skin sagginess as well.

How Morpheus8 Works

The Morpheus8 procedure involves:

  1. Preparation: Similar to microneedling, the skin is cleaned, and a topical numbing cream is applied.
  2. Microneedling with Radiofrequency Technology: A specialized device with microneedles is used to penetrate the skin. And with this, it delivers RF energy to the deeper layers.
  3. Healing: The RF energy heats the deeper skin layers. And when it happens it enhances collagen production and tightens the skin tissue.
  4. Aftercare: Post-treatment care includes hydration, soothing creams, and sun protection.

Morpheus8 can treat skin laxity, deeper wrinkles, and more significant skin texture issues rather than traditional microneedling because it uses a combination of microneedling and RF energy.

Find more here: What is Morpheus8 Treatment and How Does it Work?

Who Should Consider Morpheus8?

Morpheus8 is recommended for those with:

  • More pronounced skin laxity and deeper wrinkles.
  • The desire for significant skin tightening and contouring.
  • Severe acne scars and advanced textural issues.
  • A willingness to undergo a slightly more intensive procedure for more profound results.
  • Individuals seeking double chin reduction

Morpheus8 is also known for minimal downtime, therefore individuals searching for treatments with minimal downtime (anywhere from 1 day to 1 week, depending on your skin) may consider Morpheus8 and its ability to address deeper skin concerns.

So, Which Is Better For You: Morpheus8 vs Microneedling Comparison

As we always say, treatments are tailored to the patient’s needs, concerns, and skin type. But to answer this question, detailing the differences between Morpheus8 vs. Traditional Microneedling may help you make a more informed decision.

Choosing the right treatment just for you is always the best skin investment.

traditional vs morpheus8Depth of Treatment

Traditional Microneedling: Targets the superficial layers of the skin, mainly affecting the epidermis and upper dermis.

Morpheus8: Penetrates deeper into the skin (up to 7mm), reaching the subdermal layers for more significant skin tightening and contouring effects.

Technology Used

Traditional Microneedling: Uses mechanical action through needles alone.

Morpheus8: Combines microneedling with radiofrequency energy, enhancing the treatment’s effectiveness by stimulating collagen and tightening the skin tissue at a deeper level.

Skin Concerns Addressed

  • Traditional Microneedling: Effective for improving skin texture, and reducing acne scars, fine lines, and superficial wrinkles.
  • Morpheus8: Offers additional benefits for treating skin laxity, deeper wrinkles, and more pronounced textural issues such as acne scars and stretch marks.

Recovery Time

  • Traditional Microneedling: Generally involves a shorter recovery period, with mild redness and sensitivity lasting a few days.
  • Morpheus8: This may require a slightly longer recovery time (anywhere from 1 day to a week depending on the patient’s skin type) due to the added RF energy, but results are often more dramatic and long-lasting.

Benefits of Microneedling

Microneedling treatments provide several benefits, especially for those looking to improve their skin texture and tone:

  • Minimally Invasive: Involves minimal downtime with a relatively straightforward recovery process.
  • Versatile: Suitable for all skin types and tones, making it a widely accessible treatment option.
  • Cost-Effective: Generally more affordable than advanced treatments like Morpheus8.

Benefits of Morpheus8

The benefits of Morpheus8 are undeniable. It offers many benefits due to its combination of microneedling and RF energy.

Morpheus8 uses advanced technology to deliver a range of reshaping and tightening benefits, including:

  • Deep Collagen Stimulation: The RF energy stimulates deeper collagen production, resulting in more significant improvements in skin tightening and texture.
  • Skin Laxity: Effective in addressing skin laxity and contouring the face and body.
  • Comprehensive Treatment: Capable of treating a wider range of skin concerns, including deeper wrinkles and more severe textural issues.
  • Longer-Lasting Results: Often delivers more dramatic and longer-lasting results compared to traditional microneedling.

Final Thoughts

Choosing between Morpheus8 vs. Traditional Microneedling depends on your desired outcomes and tolerance for recovery time. Consult us to determine which treatment aligns best with your goals and skin type.

Both treatments use the natural healing processes of the body to rejuvenate the skin, leaving one looking young and refreshed, whatever one picks.

Shiro Aesthetic Clinic is a leading Singaporean aesthetic center. You can find all sorts of treatments for your face, body, neck, skin, and hair. We also have different treatment programs that are customizable to achieve that glowing, healthy-looking skin.

Knowing the key discrepancies in these treatments would lead to a better choice for your skin problems. Visit our clinic and our Doctor will assess your skin issues.

You can also contact us at (65) 6235 5655. Our Whatsapp number at (65) 8857 8006 is also available to message or to call for more details to book your appointment.

We will be happy to answer all your queries about Morpheus8 and the other treatments suitable for you. Share this insight about Morheus8 vs. microneedling to others.

Dr Zhang YiJun