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Morpheus8 vs CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing, Help Me Choose

Posted on October 28, 2021

Morpheus8 and CO2 laser skin resurfacing are among the most common cosmetic procedures for the face. Both procedures are excellent, but many people still wonder which is better.

In a gist, Morpheus8 and CO2 laser skin resurfacing both solve multiple skin issues such as fine lines and wrinkles. They also do not require you to go under the knife, making them a promising option for patients who want to save time and money.

But what exactly do they do? Which one should you choose?

In this article, I will talk about Morpheus8 and CO2 laser skin resurfacing. I will explain each treatment so you can make an informed decision about them.

What Is Morpheus8?

A Morpheus8 treatment involves a microneedling device. This device utilises radiofrequency technology to contour the body and face. This FDA-approved tool deeply penetrates your skin for a younger, smoother look.

Depending on your doctor’s examination, Morpheus8 can be performed with complementary procedures such as laser skin resurfacing, non-surgical eyelift, and tear trough fillers.

Morpheus8 can tighten, lift, and contour your skin. It does this by restoring your collagen and elastin levels― two crucial proteins that provide strength and structure to your skin. They also make your skin go back to its original position after it’s stretched, poked, or pinched.

Cosmetic practitioners commonly use Morpheus8 to treat common skin problems on vulnerable areas such as the neck and lower face. It can also decrease the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and discoloration.

As of writing, the Morpheus8 is the radiofrequency microneedling device that can penetrate the skin the most.

Morpheus8 involves a microneedling tool that delivers radiofrequency energy to the skin.

Morpheus8 involves a microneedling tool that delivers radiofrequency energy to the skin.

CO2 laser skin resurfacing involves a special device that delivers laser beams that penetrate the skin.

What Is CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing?

As its name suggests, laser resurfacing is a non-surgical procedure that resurfaces your skin. This treatment involves eliminating layers of your skin. This gives it a renewed appearance.

Also known as lasabrasion and laser vaporisation, CO2 laser skin resurfacing is mainly done for cosmetic purposes.

In particular, laser resurfacing involves short, concentrated, direct pulsating beams of light on your skin. The heat produced by this process then penetrates deep into your skin.

By doing this, the laser beams get rid of damaged skin. Since the laser beams trigger the body’s natural healing process, laser resurfacing induces cell regeneration. It also induces elastic and collagen production. As a result, your skin becomes smoother and firmer.

Laser skin resurfacing can solve various skin problems. These include fine lines, wrinkles, and pigmentation.

Morpheus8 Before and After

You need to consult a certified cosmetic doctor before getting a Morpheus8 treatment. You can book a consultation with me here.

During the consultation, I will ask about your medical history and current condition. I will also ask about the medication you take. On top of that, I will ask you about your alcohol and cigarette consumption.

Then, we will talk about your goals. You have to disclose these since your goals are a crucial indicator of whether Morpheus8 is the best treatment for you or not.

If Morpheus8 is the best procedure for you, you can set an appointment for your first session.

During the treatment, I will apply topical anaesthesia on the target points. Once the area feels numb, I will bring the device near it. This will bring radiofrequency energy to the target area. Additional radiofrequency will be applied until the whole target area is covered.

Needle pulses may be applied one or two more times in some areas as tolerated.

A Morpheus8 treatment does not require an overnight stay, so you can go home after the procedure.

While Morpheus8 treatment is a non-surgical procedure, you need to consult a doctor before having it.

While Morpheus8 treatment is a non-surgical procedure, you need to consult a doctor before having it.

CO2 laser skin resurfacing does not require an overnight stay, so you can go home after the staff clears you.

CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing Before and After

You need to consult a certified cosmetic doctor before getting laser skin resurfacing treatment. You can book a consultation with me here.

During the consultation, I will ask about your medical history and current condition. I will also ask about the medication you take. On top of that, I will ask you about your alcohol and cigarette consumption.

Then, we will talk about your goals. You have to disclose this, since your goals are a crucial indicator of whether Morpheus8 is the best treatment for you or not.

If laser skin resurfacing is the best procedure for you, you can set an appointment for it.

During the treatment, I will apply topical anaesthesia on the target points. Once the area feels numb, I will bring the laser device near it. This will bring laser beams to the target area. More energy will be applied until the whole target area is covered.

After the treatment, your skin will feel itchy and sensitive. I will apply ointment to ease this. Depending on how intense the treatment is, I might cover your face with dressing.

Laser resurfacing treatment does not require an overnight stay, so you can go home after the procedure.

Morpheus8 Cost UK

There is no universal answer to this. The price varies per patient because costs can go higher for large target areas.

To give you an idea, the per-session Morpheus8 cost UK is about £950.

Morpheus8 cost UK highly depends on the size of the target area.

Morpheus8 cost UK highly depends on the size of the target area.

CO2 laser skin resurfacing cost in the UK highly depends on the size of the target area.

Laser Skin Resurfacing Cost UK

There is no universal answer to this. The price varies per patient because costs can go higher for large target areas.

To give you an idea, the cost of laser skin resurfacing in the UK is about £1,000.

Morpheus8 vs CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing: Which Is Better?

Morpheus8 and CO2 laser skin resurfacing are both excellent non-surgical cosmetic procedures. While they both are great treatments, they have differences.

For one, the devices used to do these treatments differ. A Morpheus8 treatment involves a microneedling device. This means small needles penetrate the skin while radiofrequency energy is brought to a depth of 2-4 millimeters to treat the skin.

On the other hand, laser skin resurfacing treatment involves a laser device. This means that laser beams penetrate the skin to remove certain layers.

In addition, Morpheus8 uses radiofrequency energy. Laser skin resurfacing does not. Instead, it uses a matrix of light beams to the skin.

While Morpheus8 and CO2 laser skin resurfacing work differently, both treatments solve multiple skin problems.

Morpheus8 and CO2 skin laser resurfacing are both effective treatments that can work together to deliver amazing results.

Morpheus8 works best in removing extra fat while laser skin resurfacing works best in removing acne scars and sunspots. Take note, both treatments remove fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging.

So, if you are asking which one is better, consult a doctor. The best treatment highly depends on your goals and current skin condition.

Plus, you will be relieved to know that you can have both Morpheus8 and CO2 laser skin resurfacing. These treatments can work hand-in-hand to give you the best skin.

At the end of the day, the best treatment depends on your needs, goals, and current skin. A customised treatment plan is an ideal way to go, since each person’s face varies.

Conclusion

You can either get a Morpheus8 treatment, CO2 laser skin resurfacing treatment, or both. But before you decide, make sure to do your own research and consult a highly qualified cosmetic doctor.

Do you want to know which treatment is the best for you? Reach out to us to book a consultation now!

Dr. Julian De Silva, Medical Director

About the Author

Dr Julian De Silva is a leading facial plastic surgeon that specialises only in surgical and non-surgical facial procedures. Dr. De Silva has considerable experience in cosmetic and reconstructive facial surgery from fellowships in London, Los Angeles, and New York. He is one of a handful of elite surgeons to be recognised with British, European and American qualifications, memberships and board certification.

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