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Morpheus Specialist

Anish Nihalani, MD, FACS

Weight Loss Physicians & General Surgeons located in Edison, NJ & Clark, NJ

Morpheus Q & A


Acne and Surgical Scar Treatment with Morpheus8

We take pride in being able to improve patients’ self esteem with scar removal, by reducing the size and appearance of scars, and by reducing the effects of acne-related scars. In most cases, scar treatment with Morpheus8 can be completed in only a few visits, and the powerful, highly effective procedure can be used for most skin types. 

Patients can contour the skin on their face, neck, and body with Morpheus8, which is a new Microneedling device.  Morpheus8 penetrates as deep as 4 mm into fat and skin to stimulate collagen production and create a smoother appearance for all skin types.  Patients also feel more comfortable, as they are numbed up prior to the treatment. For more details on the Morpheus Click here for Morphues8.



Youthful skin is maintained by specific building blocks. In order to postpone or correct the signs of aging, such as nasolabial folds and jowls, it is essential that we consider what those building blocks are. In our offices, we offer treatments that have been proven to reach deep beneath the epidermis where the skin’s foundation begins. Morpheus8 is one of the most advanced skin tightening and toning methods we have seen to date. We are proud to provide this technology for patients interested in meaningful facial rejuvenation without surgery.

What Is Morpheus8?

Morpheus8 is an advanced microneedling treatment developed to stimulate remodeling in the adipose tissue of the dermis. Designed by In Mode Aesthetics, a leading manufacturer in the radiofrequency technology arena, Morpheus8 is the only device that combines radiofrequency with the microneedling technique. On its own, microneedling provokes a healing response in which collagen proliferation increases. With Morpheus8, collagen increase is only the icing on the cake. By inserting radiofrequency energy to tissue approximately 4mm deep, this device prompts tissue remodeling that includes thickening and tightening.

Candidates For Morpheus8?

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 Ceases
  • Sun damage
  • Enlarged Pores
  • Stretch Marks

What Can Morpheus8 Treat?

Morpheus8 is an excellent solution for facial rejuvenation because it can achieve multiple corrections simultaneously. Some of the concerns we address with this radiofrequency technique include:

Fat accumulation beneath the chin

Mild softening and jowling at the jawline

Sun damage

Acne scarring and other scarring

Stretch marks

Poor skin texture

Enlarged pores

Deep lines and creases

Uses For Morpheus8

What Areas Can Morpheus8 Be Used On?

Treatment is most commonly performed on the lower face and neck areas. However, Morpheus8 can improve any area in which subdermal adipose remodeling is needed.


  • Entire Face
  • Neck
  • Décolletage
  • Arms
  • Abdomen
  • Areas with Stretchmarks such as Abdomen, Thighs, Buttocks
  • Post-Surgical Scars, such as with Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, Abdominoplasty
  • Banana Roll under Buttocks
  • Knees
  • Underarms for Sweating and Odor



The Morpheus8 Treatment

We conduct Morpheus8 treatment using a local anesthetic to decrease the sensation of both the microneedles and radiofrequency energy penetration. After the topical numbing cream has desensitized the skin, we begin treatment using a small handheld applicator. The tip of the applicator has several tiny needles that are powered with radiofrequency via the device platform. 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.


Over the last few years, CO2 and Erbium laser treatments have become very popular. While these treatments are similar to Morpheus8 as far as treatment benefits, the newer Morpheus8 RF treatments provide far better results but with much faster healing and recovery time, and with decreased risks of long-term side effects. Morpheus8 provides better results as the treatment allowing us to treat deeper lines and scarring versus the Matrix RF. As Morpheus8’s radiofrequency heating is color-blind, making the RF treatment is completely safe for all skin types, even those who spend a lot of time outdoors. Ultimately, Morpheus8 holds less risk for complications like hyperpigmentation, melasma, and sun sensitivity.


How Does Morpheus8 Compare To Other Microneedling Treatments?

Morpheus8 is unlike any microneedling treatment we’ve seen. In a standard microneedling treatment, a small needle-clad applicator is moved across the skin. Microneedles may be automated to move vertically to “stamp” the skin as the handpiece passes over the epidermis. The needles on the applicator reach a depth of approximately 2mm. After microneedling, a technician may apply a nourishing serum such as platelet-rich plasma or a vitamin concoction to address a particular concern.

Morpheus8 is immediately different because its needles reach a depth of 4mm. The needles are coated so they don’t burn the skin. This alone is significant because change is stimulated within the skin’s foundational structure. Additional benefits stem from the inclusion of radiofrequency, the energy that gently heats subdermal adipose tissue for more profound tightening and toning.


As Morpheus8’s radiofrequency heating is color-blind, making the RF treatment is completely safe for all skin types, even those who spend a lot of time outdoors. Ultimately, Morpheus8 holds less risk for complications like hyperpigmentation, melasma, and sun sensitivity.


Can Morpheus8 Be Combined With Other Treatments?

Morpheus8 is commonly combined with Hydrafacial.

How Many Morpheus8 Treatments Are Needed?

Morpheus8 begins to stimulate change immediately after the first treatment. Depending on the extent of improvement a patient desires, a series of 2 to 4 treatments may be considered. It is our intent to recommend only what a patient needs to reach their desired outcome. We conduct a thorough consultation and skin assessment to fully understand each person’s needs.


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