Morpheus8 in Baton Rouge


The natural aging process, sun damage, and certain skin conditions can lead to a myriad of aesthetic concerns ranging from fine lines, sagging skin, uneven texture, and scarring. These imperfections may then impact your sense of confidence and well-being. Dr. Taylor Theunissen is proud to introduce Morpheus8 in Baton Rouge, LA. With this treatment, the surgeon aims to ensure that all his patients benefit from the latest advancements in cosmetic dermatology.

Morpheus8 is an innovative, minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that utilizes the combined power of microneedling and radiofrequency (RF) energy. It rejuvenates the skin and stimulates collagen production to promote overall skin tightening and contouring. Many Baton Rouge patients who have received a Morpheus8 treatment enjoy youthful, radiant skin without the need for traditional plastic surgery.

Morpheus8 Benefits

Morpheus8 offers many benefits, including the following:

  • Natural-looking results. Your rejuvenated skin will still look like you – only refreshed and younger.
  • Minimally invasive procedure – which means lesser pain, fewer side effects, and a quicker recovery time.
  • Versatile cosmetic treatment that can be used on almost any area of the body.
  • Safe for all skin types so no need to worry about adverse reactions.

Ideal Candidates for Morpheus8

Morpheus8 is an excellent treatment choice to address a wide range of aesthetic skin concerns (including signs of aging, skin laxity and texture issues, stretch marks, and more). You may be a good candidate for this minimally invasive skincare treatment if:

  • You are in generally good health with no active infections and no history of skin diseases in the treatment area.
  • You are looking to improve your skin without going under the knife.
  • You are not pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • You do not have any metal implants or screws in the treatment area.
  • You have realistic expectations about what can be achieved with this treatment.

How does Morpheus8 Work

Morpheus8 combines both microneedling and radiofrequency (RF) energy to target both the superficial and deeper layers of skin. Microneedling entails using tiny needles that create micro-injuries in the skin. These controlled injuries then activate your body’s natural healing process and stimulate the production of collagen and elastin (key proteins that are responsible for the skin’s elasticity and firmness). As the microneedles penetrate the skin, they also deliver targeted RF energy to the deeper layers. This energy heats the underlying tissues to promote both collagen production and tissue contraction to result in significant skin tightness and contouring.

Your Morpheus8 Treatment

During your Morpheus8 treatment in Baton Rouge, a topical anesthetic cream will be applied to the targeted treatment areas in order to ensure your comfort. The surgeon will then use the Morpheus8 device to deliver RF energy via microneedles and treat the target areas. The depth and intensity of the treatment is adjusted based on your specific needs and concerns. A Morpheus8 treatment session lasts between 45 minutes to one hour based on the size of the treatment area. Once the treatment has been administered, a soothing cream may be applied to minimize redness and discomfort.

What to Expect After Morpheus8

The numbing cream applied during your Morpheus8 session goes a long way to reduce discomfort. But patients may still experience a mild warmth or tingling sensation due to the RF energy. This discomfort is however rated as ‘tolerable’. Patients tend to notice mild redness (similar to a light sunburn) after the treatment. This however dissipates within a few days. Tiny microneedle pinpoints might be visible but tend to disappear within a couple of days as well. You’ll be asked to use a gentle hydrating formula for the first hours to ensure optimal healing. You should also avoid direct sun exposure, makeup, and any exfoliating products for at least a week. The full rejuvenating effects of your morpheus8 treatment should become increasingly evident over time, up to the six months’ mark.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the procedure take?

Your Morpheus8 treatment session may last anywhere from 45 minutes to one hour (depending on the area being treated). However, you need to allocate between 1.5 to 2 hours for your appointment in order to account for the numbing process and post-procedure discussions.

What treatment areas does Morpheus8 help?

Morpheus8 can treat a myriad of aesthetic concerns (face lines and wrinkles, sagging skin, uneven skin texture, acne scars, skin laxity, enlarged pores, and stretch marks). The treatment areas can be almost anywhere in the body, but most commonly the face and neck.

How many sessions do I need?

Many of Dr. Theunissen’s Baton Rouge patients report visible improvements with just one session. However, optimal results are typically achieved within 1-3 sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart. The surgeon will create an individualized treatment plan to suit your goals during your visit to Taylor Theunissen’s Baton Rouge office.

Is Morpheus8 safe for my skin type?

One of the best things about Morpheus8 is that it is safe for all skin types (from light to dark). This means that you do not have to worry about the same risks associated with some other skin resurfacing treatments.