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Understanding Morpheus 8 vs. Microneedling

Morpheus 8 and microneedling are two of the most popular aesthetic procedures. They're both well-known for helping reduce the appearance of acne scars and wrinkles, but there are a few key differences. This complete guide will help you decide which procedure is right for you.

Needle Usage

Both procedures use needles, which causes tiny injuries on the skin. As the skin goes into rapid repair mode, it produces an abundance of collagen to help plump out wrinkles and make the skin appear younger. As it sheds away dead skin cells, it helps slowly reduce the appearance of scars.

Needle Depth

This is one area where the two procedures differ. According to INMODE, microneedling typically goes up to 2.5mm deep, while Morpheus 8 can go up to eight mm deep. This improves the effectiveness and speeds up the results of both procedures. Some people use the Morpheus 8 technique to help contour their face or help with fat because it goes deeper.

The Procedure

The procedure for both treatments is similar. A topical anesthetic is often applied to minimize pain. However, microneedling usually involves a small device that rolls the needles over the skin. On the other hand, Morpheus 8 uses a stamping technique to puncture the skin slowly. This helps the technician go deeper to produce the results you want!


Microneedling makes use of the skin's natural ability to heal. Morpheus 8 treatments do, too, but they also use radiofrequency. Per INMODE, Morpheus 8 is a minimally invasive bipolar radiofrequency tissue treatment that delivers the most profound fractional treatment for clients by heating subdermal tissue.


Both procedures come at different prices. The price range often depends on several factors, such as the size of the area to be treated, your location, and additional services. However, Morpheus 8 often costs more than microneedling because it uses more technology, requires different equipment, and takes longer.


Both procedures require similar aftercare. The online publication, Medium, recommends only applying a gentle cleanser and moisturizer to the skin for two days following the process. Medium also recommends avoiding skincare products with harsh ingredients like retinol and not wearing makeup for at least two days. The only difference is that recovery for Morpheus 8 may take longer because the needles go deeper.

The innovative skincare world offers multiple procedures to help you achieve your desired look. Contact New Wave Medicine today to schedule a consultation!

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