Bryn Mawr Dermatology

Villanova, PA | Collegeville, PA
Chesterbrook, PA


Morpheus8 is a safe, effective, and non-surgical treatment for full body skin resurfacing and subdermal renewal. It uses minimally invasive fractional radiofrequency energy (RF) to penetrate the skin deeper than other microneedling devices, triggering the skin’s natural healing response to promote skin tightening and lifting. Keep reading to learn more about Morpehus8, including the novel treatment’s benefits, downtime, and incredible skin-tightening results.

How Does Morpheus8® Work?

With age, skin can lose its elasticity, leading to wrinkles, lines, and sagging. Morpheus8 is FDA approved as a Subdermal Adipose Remodeling Device (SARD) and is the first and only device to mold fat subdermally to treat fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and skin tone. Using targeted radiofrequency (RF) energy to remodel and rebuild collagen, Morpehus8 can be used to treat skin concerns on both the face and body, including the abdomen, legs, buttocks, arms, hands, jowls, chest, and neck. The resulting effect is plumper, firmer, tighter, and smoother skin in as few as 1 to 2 sessions.

For Morpheus8® treatments in Villanova or Collegeville, contact our dermatologists today at 610.525.7800!

Morpheus8 Versus Microneedling

Morpheus8 couples two extremely impactful technologies to soften fine lines, resurface skin, diminish pores and improve acne scars. First, Morpheus8 uses microneedling to create a controlled injury that reduces wrinkly, crepey skin. Microneedling is a tried-and-true treatment that has pleased patients for years. With each pulse of Morpheus8, electromagnetic waves of radio frequency are delivered deep beneath your skin’s tissue. The heat created causes a skin contraction underneath the skin, resulting in collagen production and tightening.

While ordinary micorneedling can only achieve about 1.5 to 2 millimeters into the skin, Morpheus8 adjustable microneedles can distribute RF energy in depths of 2 millimeters, 3 millimeters, or 4 millimeters. Morpheus8 can also treat the entire face and neck in one treatment, from delicate tissue around the eye to thicker skin around the neck and jawline. Morpheus8 is safe on all skin types and has minimal downtime.

What Can I Expect During a Treatment?

With Morpheus8, there is no need for anesthesia or incisions, so you can undergo the treatment with minimal discomfort and downtime. On average, this micro-needling and radiofrequency treatment takes only 30 minutes to an hour to complete, reliant on the size of the treated area.

Before your treatment, local anesthetic cream will be applied to cleansed skin for 20 to 30 minutes. We have Pronox available, which delivers a 50/50 mix of Oxygen and Nitrous Oxide, providing quick pain relief–all within your control. The effects are short-term, lasting 2-3 minutes, so driving home after treatment is approved.

During the procedure, a handheld device is pressed into the specified area of the skin, allowing microneedles to perforate the skin. Once the microneedles are in place, they generate radiofrequency (RF) waves to penetrate deep into the dermal layer. Since the needles are tiny, most patients can hardly feel the treatment. This simple, safe treatment delivers excellent results for all skin types without damaging your dermis or leading to inflammatory hyperpigmentation. You can expect immediate results with continued improvement over time.


Increase collagen production
Morpheus8 introduces a new way to build collagen in the face. After the age of 20, the dermis layer produces 1% less collagen each year. Morpheus8 induces collagen production, resulting in firmer, fuller, and younger-looking skin.
Diminish fine lines and wrinkles
Morpheus8 can be used to improve aging around the eyes, mouth and forehead. Following your treatment, you will see noticeably tigther, brighter, and smoother skin with fewer lines and wrinkles.
Lift and tighten loose skin
Similar to a facelift, Morpheus8 can reduce sagging around your neck, chin, and jowls. It can also help remove excess fat from the arms, bra line, and other areas.
Minimize acne scarring
Morpheus8 can be extremely effective treatment for acne. The treatment can shrink or shut down the oil glands under the skin, preventing excess skin oil production that leads to acne. It can also treat acne and acne scars that form after your acne has healed, reducing the appearance of acne scars by up to 50% and smoothing out the skin’s overall texture.
Fade stretch marks
Stretch marks affect many men and women, and can form on the abdomen, buttocks, breasts, and thighs. Morpheus8 can help eliminate stretch marks by breaking up the scar tissue and fibrous tissue, leading to firmer skin with better elasticity.

Learn More About Morpheus8:

  • What is the Downtime?
  • What is the Post-Procedure Aftercare?
  • Who is a Candidate for Morpheus8?
  • How Quickly Will I See Results with Morpheus8?
  • Does Morpheus8 Have Side Effects?
  • Are the Results Permanent?
  • What is the Cost of Morpheus8?


If you’re looking for a safe, effective, and non-surgical treatment for full body skin resurfacing and subdermal renewal near you in Collegeville or Villanova, contact Bryn Mawr Dermatology. We are happy to offer effective cosmetic and medical skin care to our patients.

Get started today by calling our dermatology team at 610.525.7800 or easily book an appointment by clicking the Schedule Now button at the top of the page. We look forward to caring for you!

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