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Morpheus8 Aftercare

What You Should (& Should Not Do) After Your Treatment 

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Morpheus8 has rapidly become one of our industry’s most popular non-surgical skin tightening treatments. This procedure uses high-powered radio frequencies and fine surgical pins to smooth out skin textures, reduce pore size, melt fat and, as mentioned, tighten skin — not just on the face, but on the body, too. 

With a great number of patients reaching for this versatile treatment as a solution to a variety of skin concerns, we wanted to directly address questions related to Morpheus8 aftercare — what to do right after your session, what to avoid and what you can continue to do to bolster your cosmetic results!

What Should I Do After My Morpheus8 Treatment?

  • Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 whenever you are exposed to the sun
  • Follow the skincare routine recommended by the provider after treatment, which may include gentle cleansers and moisturizers 
  • Stay hydrated to promote skin healing and rejuvenation 
  • Use a cool compress to reduce swelling, if necessary
  • Contact your provider immediately if you experience any unusual symptoms, like bleeding, blistering or signs of infection
  • Follow up with your provider for any scheduled appointments or additional treatments to bolster results 

“Trust the process! This is an amazing treatment but it takes time to see your results. You are going to continue to see improved results 3 months after your last treatment of the series.”

-Paige Brudzinski, RN

What Should I Avoid After Morpheus8?

Avoid direct sun exposure, hot showers, saunas and steam rooms for the first 24 hours after treatment. Do not apply makeup or other products to the treated area for at least 48 hours. You should also abstain from strenuous exercise or activities that cause excessive sweating for up to 48 hours after Morpheus8. Do not scratch, pick or rub the treated area as this can cause irritation or infection. 

“We create a lot of microchannels and micro-injuries in the skin during the procedure and we don’t want to clog that up with makeup and sunscreen. Avoiding intentional sun exposure is important when you cannot wear your daily sunscreen.”

-Paige Brudzinski, RN

Can I Drink After Morpheus8?

We highly recommend patients avoid alcohol for 24 hours before their treatment and for up to 48 hours after. Alcohol thins the blood, dries the skin and can prolong or complicate the healing process. 

Best Moisturizer After Morpheus8

The ReFORM & RePAIR topical skin treatment from Alastin is our go-to solution. This medical-grade skin serum reduces downtime, improves results and increases the production of new collagen and elastin. ReFORM & RePAIR bolsters an all-around better healing environment before and after a Morpheus8 treatment.

“Be sure to follow all the instructions on your post-Morpheus8 skin care kit for the first 5 – 7 days while you are healing for face and neck. Body treatments make take closer to 2 weeks to heal due to the increased depth of the treatment.”

-Paige Brudzinski, RN

Morpheus8 Pain Management

We highly recommend using Pro-Nox or taking advantage of premedication options to make this treatment more comfortable. However, if a patient chooses to pre-medicate with a drug like Valium, they will need to arrange a safe drive home after their visit. 

Patients can take Tylenol to alleviate any post-treatment discomfort. They should avoid Ibuprofen/NSAIDs as these can cause more bruising. With Morpheus8, the discomfort is typically reserved for during the treatment instead of after.

Patients will likely feel flushed or sunburnt for a few hours after, but the pain will almost completely subside by the end of the treatment. 

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About The Author

Paige Brudzinski, RN, is an aesthetic provider at Donaldson Plastic Surgery and Columbus, Ohio’s Morpheus8 treatment expert. She performs this treatment on a daily basis and has helped hundreds of patients feel even more comfortable in their own skin. Paige’s passion for cosmetic results is only matched by her desire to help individuals best understand every aspect of their nonsurgical treatments before choosing her as their trusted provider. 

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