Microneedling is a very popular cosmetic procedure, designed to help increase collagen production by using small sterilised needles to prick the skin all over, leaving it smooth, firm and toned. The procedure has been around for a while but developments have been going on behind the scenes for some time to help deliver the next generation of microneedling… and it’s finally here in the form of the Morpheus8! The Morpheus8 is the latest nonsurgical full body anti-ageing tool that works to help tighten the skin even more thanks to the use of radiofrequency. It’s an advanced treatment and is the only subdermal adipose remodelling device out there right now that can target deflation of soft tissue (so perfect if you’ve noticed that your jowls are starting to sag a little). This tool works in a similar way to the microneedling devices that you’ll have seen in the past, so there’s no need to worry ahead of your first appointment that you won’t really know what to expect. The more traditional dermapens use small needles that prick the skin and this the Morpheus8 does as well, but it also incorporates radiofrequency to help trigger elastin and collagen production deeper in the skin, which traditional microneedling is unable to reach. It comes with 24 gold-plated titanium pins that can penetrate into the subdermal tissue, contracting it and congealing the fat so that the area in focus is both tightened up and rejuvenated. The even better news is that the pins themselves are insulated, which can help minimise any pain you might experience. What to expect during your Morpheus8 treatment A topical numbing cream can be used on the area due to be treated before the handheld device is pressed in the appropriate place so that the microneedles are able to perforate the skin. Once the pins are in place, they then send out radiofrequency waves, the heat from which penetrates even deeper into the skin, helping to tighten it up. It only takes 30 minutes or thereabouts to complete the treatment and it can even help reduce the risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, which can occur with some other types of resurfacing procedure. Where to target Some of the most popular areas to target with the Morpheus8 include the jawline, jowls and the neck below the chin, but you can also use it to address loose skin on the abdomen, above the knees and around the inner and outer thigh area. The treatment has also been found to be successful at reducing the appearance of acne scars, enlarged pores, stretch marks and wrinkles. After the procedure, your clinician will apply Clinisept, which provides high levels of skin cleansing and antimicrobial protection. Here at The Axis Clinic, we also often combine the Morpheus8 with stem cells or platelet-rich plasma to optimise the results and aid recovery. The downtime for this particular procedure is relatively quick, which is why this is such a popular treatment, so it’s a great choice for anyone looking for subtle anti-ageing treatments that allow them to get back to their normal daily routine sooner rather than later. Are you looking for a skin clinic in London? Get in touch with The Axis Clinic today.