Morpheus8 microneedling has solidified its reputation as one of the top nonsurgical skin tightening treatments. It provides an unparalleled microneedling depth of up to 8mm and pairs it with controlled pulses of radiofrequency energy for enhanced skin rejuvenation.
You don’t need to Google “Fractora vs Morpheus8 vs Ultherapy®” (or whatever treatment is in vogue) to figure out which treatment is best for you. We’ve already narrowed the playing field to 2 top-tier innovators in nonsurgical skin tightening. Ready to weigh your Forma vs Morpheus8 options? Keep reading to learn more.
Forma is an anti-aging, skin tightening treatment that uses bipolar radiofrequency energy to activate the body’s regenerative healing response. As the hand-held device heats the layers of tissue and fat beneath the skin, it is hard at work:
- Prompting your body to create healthier skin with increased collagen and elastin production
- Breaking down fat cells for a sleeker appearance
- Reducing fine lines and wrinkles
- Lifting and tightening the skin for a more youthful, lean look
Forma targets skin laxity and stubborn fat deposits in the face (particularly around the jowls and chin), the neck, décolletage, and the chest.
We recommend between 6 and 8 weekly Forma treatments for optimal skin tightening. Most patients also benefit from maintenance treatments every 3 to 4 months to fortify their results.
Forma (like other forms of nonsurgical skin tightening) capitalizes on your body’s natural processes to create healthier skin from the inside out.
It can take 3 to 6 months before the results become evident as your body flushes out the degraded fat cells, your subdermal tissues remodel themselves, and your skin retracts to its new, slimmer contours.
Ideal for use on the face and body, Morpheus8 (and its sister treatment Morpheus8 Body) uses microneedles for collagen remodelling and radiofrequency energy for skin tightening and mild, localized fat reduction. Some of the many benefits of this combination include:
- Improved cellulite appearance
- Faded or more evenly coloured scars (from acne, surgery, or trauma) and stretch marks
- Tightened and less crepey skin
- Smoothed, less pronounced wrinkles and fine lines
- Improved cystic acne
Morpheus8 and Morpheus8 Body can be safely used in many areas of the body. The treatments typically target areas of loose skin, localized pockets of fat (usually beneath the chin or around the jowls), and anywhere that scars, wrinkles, stretch marks, and cellulite may pose cosmetic concerns.
It can even be used under the eyes—read our related blog post to learn more!
The initial treatment series for Morpheus8 involves 3 to 4 treatments with at least a 1-month break between sessions. Maintenance treatments are typically performed semiannually, although some patients prefer to book their follow-up sessions closer to every 4 months instead.
Morpheus8 results need at least 6 weeks to manifest as the newly produced collagen and elastin start to transform your skin. Improvements will continue to reveal themselves over time and can be enhanced with maintenance treatments.
Choosing the Right Option for You
Is Morpheus8 or Forma a better choice for you? It depends on your goals and preferences. A Forma treatment is ideal for patients with mild to moderate wrinkles and skin laxity. Patients who have an aversion to needles may also prefer Forma’s non-invasive approach.
Morpheus8, meanwhile, addresses deeper and more irregular skin concerns across the face and body. As you can see in our before and after photo gallery, both Forma and Morpheus8 deliver impressive tightening and rejuvenating results. Our talented YES Med Spa team will be delighted to work with you to determine the best approach for you. If you are ready to take the next step toward firmer, tighter skin, please request a consultation or call us at (604) 888-9378.