Morpheus8 (Radiofrequency Microneedling for Skin Tightening)

Finally a solution that can help alleviate wrinkles and tighten skin with minimal downtime!

Stimulate the production of collagen and resurface your skin to discover a younger looking you. With the Morpheus8 radiofrequency microneedling system by InMode MD we can address moderate skin laxity without major surgery! The clinical team at Bloom Plastic Surgery in Chicago, IL can help you improve the appearance of troublesome face and body areas that require skin tightening and resurfacing of wrinkles. This cutting edge treatment is non-invasive which means there are no scalpels, no sutures and no general anesthesia needed.

What is Morpheus8? Radiofrequency microneedling, offered with Morpheus8, is a fractional skin treatment that stimulates collagen production of the underlying layers of the skin called the dermis. By targeting the deeper layers of the skin, tissues of the face and body can be remodeled to reveal a more radiant youthful appearance. Radiofrequency (RF) energy is a scientifically proven method to remodel and rebuild collagen. It is minimally invasive, using a matrix of micro pins to renew the deeper layers of the skin with almost no patient downtime. Morpheus8 can be used on any area that can benefit from resurfacing and subdermal renewal. The most commonly treated areas include the face, periorbital area, abdomen, thighs, legs, and buttocks.

Whether you have skin laxity or skin texture issues of face, neck and body that have appeared with aging or pregnancy, Morpheus 8 can take years off the clock!


Morpheus8 helps improve the appearance of:

  • Excess fat in the face and neck
  • Mild sagging and jowling in the face and neck
  • Uneven or rough skin texture
  • Acne scarring and other scars on the face or body
  • Deep lines and creases
  • Sun damage
  • Enlarged Pores
  • Stretch Marks

How to plan for a Morpheus8 procedure

Morpheus8 is a highly customizable procedure with a range of options tailored for your individual needs. Common treatment zones are the face, periorbital area, abdomen, thighs, legs, and buttocks. The benefit of Morpheus8’s color blind technology is that it can be used on all skin types. The unique properties allow even darker tones to be treated on patients that other energy based devices are contraindicated. Prior to treatment Dr. Bloom will discuss how many sessions will likely be required to achieve your desired results. In general, Dr. Bloom typically performs three sessions spaced out 4-8 weeks. Some results will be seen within a month of treatment and final results are seen about 6 months after the completion of a treatment series. Patients can then choose to undergo booster sessions 1-2 times a year as desired to maintain results. When combined with Accutite and Facetite procedures, Morpheus can deliver fantastic results with minimal downtime.

Our team will walk you through each step of the consultation and procedure process regarding the Morpheus procedure. This will help to ensure that you understand all of your options, the benefits and risks of each one, and how each option will impact your final results. This will help set your expectations ensure that your procedure results in the rejuvenated look you desire.

The Morpheus8 Procedure and Recovery

The Morpheus8 procedure usually lasts about 30-60 minutes, and is performed as an office procedure under topical anesthesia. Safety and your comfort are of the utmost importance performing your procedure. In addition to strong topical anesthesia, we offer ProNox to help ease patient’s pain and anxiety. Pronox provides a 50/50 mixture of Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen and is an effective analgesic that provides quick pain relief and recovery. The handheld device puts the patient in control of administering the analgesic when they feel like they need it.

During a Morpheus treatment, we will address the skin at several different depths to maximize results. The treating clinician places the applicator against the skin for a few seconds while energy is inserted through the needles. The applicator is then removed from the surface and placed onto the adjacent area. The motion is somewhat like a stamping technique rather than moving the applicator across the skin. Once the area has been uniformly treated, we will apply an antimicrobial silver solution followed by a laser balm which the patient will continue for 1-2 days after treatment.

Since patient downtime is minimal, 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 depending on treatment parameters. Patients should also moisturize the treatment area and avoid direct sun exposure. It is also recommended that patients use a broad spectrum sunscreen every day. In addition to reducing the risk of skin cancer, sunscreens also slow the aging process. The most common side effects after an Morpheus8 procedure are some mild bruising and some swelling for 24-48 hours. Most patients find they need about a day of social downtime for all swelling and redness to subside. Homeopathic Arnica Montana can be used to to reduce any bruising or swelling that occurs.

Morpheus8 miconeedling visualization

Why Choose Bloom Plastic Surgery?

The clinical team at Bloom Plastic Surgery specialize in developing customized treatment plans designed to match the unique goals of each and every patient, while delivering long-lasting results that will subtly—yet still dramatically—enhance your natural beauty. We are well-versed in pain management techniques to help make this procedure as comfortable as possible.

If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of Morpheus8, we encourage you to contact our office to schedule your consultation today. We look forward to hearing from you!