Morpheus8 Skin Tightening

Morpheus8 is a non-invasive, skin-tightening tool that reduces the appearance of fine lines and loose skin. This innovative technology uses micro-needles that penetrate deeply into the skin and deliver energy where it can be most effective. Unlike most skin-tightening treatments, which deliver energy only to the skin surface, Morpheus8 is able to apply energy at multiple levels through the full thickness of the skin, allowing for more powerful results.

BEFORE & AFTER

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TIME FRAME

2 Hours

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ANAESTHETIC METHOD

General

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STITCH REMOVAL

Not Required

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OVERNIGHT STAY

Occasionally - for extensive cases

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BACK TO WORK

2 Weeks.

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BACK TO FITNESS

8 Weeks

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PRICE: CUSTOM APPROACH

Schedule a consultation to get your exact cost for an arm lift.

What is Morpheus8?

Morpheus8 is an advanced skin-treatment technology, using radiofrequency energy to heat the skin, reducing wrinkles and tightening skin. Skin laxity is a result of limited collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid in the dermis (thick tissue below the superficial layer), caused by age and sun exposure. 

Dr. Bray often uses Morpheus8 in conjunction with surgical procedures to stimulate collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid in the skin. This rehabilitates tissue and creates new collagen and elastin, reducing wrinkles, cellulite, and loose skin. It is particularly valuable  when used with liposuction to reduce skin laxity that might otherwise result from the operation. 

The uniqueness of Morpheus8 is its safe and effective applicability on the body and face, with all skin types.

The Dr. Bray Difference

 

An important tool in Dr. Bray’s repertoire is Morpheus8. He has used it, and other radiofrequency (RF) tools such as Fractora, hundreds of times either alone or in combination with various surgeries. 

By using Morpheus8 Body during surgery, he accommodates the body’s needs in real time, tighteningtargeting loose or stretched skin. areas of skin laxity resulting from liposuction. During the operation, the patient is also asleep and under general anaesthesia – so that pain is nonexistent. These factors allow Dr. Bray to be more aggressive in treating the skin.If performed while the patient is awake, as is expected at many spas, Morpheus8 is very painful. Although Dr. Bray ensures it is painless, the treatment still causes trauma to the skin. To lessen the trauma, he pays close attention to the skin’s reaction during treatment.

Dr. Bray has performed plastic surgery on patients with all skin types and tones. Equipped with this experience, he understands how various skin tones and types react to different RF penetrations and energy settings. Because of Morpheus8’s adjustable settings, Dr. Bray uses it on any tone and type. For example, in darker skin tones, he increases the needles’ penetration and lowers the energy to reduce the likelihood of skin and pigmentation damage. 

The Process

Morpheus8 works by stimulating collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid in the skin. Microneedles are penetrated into the skin, emitting radiofrequency energy (a type of heat) even deeper into the skin. This causes micro-injuries that, similar to weightlifting’s microtears to grow muscles larger, tighten the skin. 

Depending on your surgery’s area, Dr. Bray will use Morpheus8 (for your face), or Morpheus8 Body for all other areas. Standard Morpheus8 is designed for thinner, delicate tissue in the face. Morpheus8 Body is used for all areas besides the face. Dr. Bray commonly uses it on upper arms, lower abdomen, and inner thighs. 

Dr. Bray rarely performs Morpheus8 as a sole treatment. Instead, he maximizes the results by using it in conjunction with another surgery. He uses Morpheus8 at the end of the operation to enhance the skin contraction and tightening process. 

Because the patient experiences no pain during the surgery, Dr. Bray can more aggressively treat the skin than would otherwise be possible without anesthetic in a clinic setting. He also has a closer understanding of which skin needs to be tightened. 

There is very little post-treatment care required for Morpheus8.

Candidates for Morpheus8 include those who have thin skin, laxity, waviness or irregularity. They might also be those people who are more prone to these skin-quality issues after liposuction, where Dr. Bray will recommend Morpheus8 to be performed as a preventive measure. Many candidates are those seeking liposuction, mini tummy tucks, and breast surgeries who are hoping to improve skin quality in these regions and/or additional areas.

 

Often, women who have given birth are excellent candidates. Even if they are not looking for surgery, Dr. Bray can use Morpheus8 to optimize their skin texture by reducing waviness and irregularities. 

Preparing for Morpheus8

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Medical conditions, such as heart disease, hypertension, thyroid problems, diabetes or the regular use of certain medications may affect your surgery. If any of this applies to you, you should consult with a physician in our office first.

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There should be no smoking of any sort of nicotine, vape or marijuana products for at least 6 weeks before your procedure, and until healing is complete afterwards. Continuing to do so may adversely affect your surgical outcome. We also advise not consuming alcohol at least a week prior to surgery.

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Follow Dr. Bray's instructions concerning diet, hygiene and medications. Before any kind of surgery, your stomach should be empty - please do not eat or drink after midnight the day before the procedure.

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Make sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes to allow an easy change of clothes before and after surgery. Please arrive without any jewelry, makeup or nail polish on the day of the procedure. If you wear contact lenses, please switch them out for glasses.

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Plan enough time for your recovery. Taking a few days off from work will be essential. Patients usually require between 3 and 7 recovery days.

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For your own safety, please make arrangements to have someone else pick you up after surgery. By law, you cannot drive immediately after your surgical operations.

What to Expect After Treatment

Receiving only a Morpheus8 treatment has very little post-operative care, since there is little trauma to the tissue. What trauma occurs presents itself as tiny, red dots indicative of inflammation lasting for 2-3 weeks. Dr. Bray recommends avoiding sun and tanning (before and after), and applying lubricants to the skin (such as Vaseline). Doing so will reduce the risk of altered pigmentation. 

Patients can return to exercise and work the day of treatment. What will determine the aftercare is the type of surgery performed in conjunction with Morpheus8. 

In line with COVID-19 regulations, we have reassessed our cleaning and sterilization protocols. Upon arrival in our office we conduct symptom screenings with a questionnaire and check our patients’ temperature. We also require mask wearing for our staff and patients. COVID-19 testing before surgical procedures is mandatory in order to protect our staff. Please inform yourself regarding testing centers in your area and arrange for testing prior to your surgery.

We require a number of lab tests, diagnostic tests and medical evaluations leading up to your surgery. The nature of these tests will vary according to the procedure, your age, health, history, and other key health factors. Make sure to run all the necessary blood work and receive clearance before any surgical procedure. Necessary testing may change based on procedure, age, health, history and other factors.

It’s of utmost importance to follow all of your surgeon’s instructions regarding diet, supplements and medications. Stop drinking alcohol and smoking of any kind. Avoid exposure to sick people and quit taking blood thinning medications, such as Aspirin, Ibuprofen and a number of supplements. Post-surgery preparations should be made, such as arranging transportation, getting time off from work, stocking up on food and anything else you will need post-surgery and making sure someone will stay with you during the first two days after the procedure.

Figure out what you are going to wear, follow your surgeon’s instructions regarding pre-surgery fasting and any other preparation measures. Go to bed early and get well rested before your big day. We also recommend getting your house in order and buying ice packs to help with swelling after the surgery.

Potential Complications

Complications may include itchiness, mild infection, and altered pigmentation. Mild infection is a very rare side effect because the treatment is non-invasive. Altered pigmentation is possible, despite careful operation and aftercare. Those with darker skin tones are more likely to have this side effect. 

Complications may include itchiness, mild infection, and altered pigmentation. Mild infection is a very rare side effect because the treatment is non-invasive. Altered pigmentation is possible, despite careful operation and aftercare. Those with darker skin tones are more likely to have this side effect. 

RECOMMENDED SURGERIES WITH ARM LIFTS

FAQ

Due to the increased risk of altered pigmentation, skin should not be tanned at the time of surgery.

Yes, but the darker the skin, the more likely that altered pigmentation will occur. However, Dr. Bray is careful in his application of the tool, adjusting settings to accommodate darker skin tones. 

Morpheus8 can assist the skin in a variety of surgeries. But Dr. Bray recommends it to be used with mini tummy tucks, breast surgeries, and liposuction.

It depends on the laxity of the skin. For patients with very loose skin, multiple Morpheus8 treatments may be recommended.

Since Morpheus8 is used in conjunction with surgery, it is difficult to determine the cost. When used as a stand-alone procedure, cost depends on where and how much of the body is treated. 

Morpheus8 is always cheaper when used with surgery than as a singular treatment. 

Results typically last one year. But because Dr. Bray maximizes Morpheus8’s effectiveness by using it during surgery, the results may last longer. Patients may require more than one treatment visit.

There is a low chance of scarring, which is increased only by the patient picking the resultant scabs.

*INDIVIDUAL RESULTS MAY VARY

Contact Dr.Bray

Schedule a private consultation with Dr. Bray by submitting the form below or calling his offices directly at 416-323-1330.

Schedule a private consultation with Dr. Bray by submitting the form below or calling his offices directly at 416-323-1330.

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