Morpheus8 is a non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment that uses radiofrequency energy to stimulate collagen production and tighten skin. It is a great option for anyone who wants to tighten and lift their skin without surgery. Morpheus8 is safe for all skin types and can be used on multiple areas, including the face, neck, and body. It is exciting news for patients concerned about their necks, as this area often shows signs of aging earlier than others. Morpheus8 can overhaul the skin from the inside out, creating a gorgeously rejuvenated, fresh-faced glow with taught skin that looks and feels younger.

Dr. Joshua Korman brings this exciting and innovative treatment to his patients in San Jose, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Carmel, And Monterey, CA, with resounding success. As a board-certified plastic surgeon with over two decades of experience in skin rejuvenation treatments, Dr. Korman has seen firsthand the amazing results that Morpheus8 can achieve. So, if you’re ready to achieve a more youthful, radiant appearance, Morpheus8 may be the perfect solution. Schedule a consultation today to learn more about this cutting-edge treatment and how it can help you look and feel your best. Dr. Korman and his team are committed to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals and feel confident in your skin. Call Mountain View at (650) 864-1725, Carmel at (831) 293-7182, or San Jose at (669) 666-9161 to reach our scheduling coordinator.

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More About Morpheus8

For years, surgery has been considered the gold-standard treatment for various cosmetic indications of the face and neck. Still, the increasing demand for less risky and less invasive cosmetic rejuvenation has given rise to a strong surge in nonsurgical skin rejuvenation. Minimally invasive RF treatments like Morpheus8 have become the latest cutting-edge technology in this area. They deliver dramatic results in just a few sessions, addressing indications ranging from general skin laxity to deep scars. Moreover, they can be used on patients of all ages and skin types with no major concerns for safety or efficacy.

Collagen is a protein naturally found in our skin and is responsible for giving it firmness and elasticity. [1] Unfortunately, our collagen levels naturally decline as we age, leading to sagging skin, wrinkles, and other signs of aging. Morpheus8 uses radiofrequency energy and microneedling to create dermal injury in the skin. [2] The body responds to these injuries by producing new collagen, which helps to improve skin texture, tone, and firmness. By combining these two technologies, Morpheus8 can target the skin’s surface and deeper layers, resulting in a more comprehensive skin rejuvenation treatment.

The microneedles used in Morpheus8 are very small and create tiny channels in the skin. As the needles descend into the skin, they create zones of dermal injury that are narrowest at the epidermis and progressively wider as they descend deeper into the skin. This conical enlargement allows for deeper penetration of the radiofrequency energy and stimulates collagen production at multiple depths in the skin. 

Multiple clinical studies have shown the effectiveness of fractional RF devices in treating various dermatological conditions, such as [3]

  • Skin laxity
  • Pigmentation
  • Scar lesions
  • Facial brightness
  • Rosacea
  • Acne Redness

Can Morpheus8 help your skin? Read on to find out!

What are the Benefits of Morpheus8?

Unlike other skin rejuvenation treatments, such as laser therapies, RF devices do not rely on chromophores, substances in the skin that absorb light energy. This makes RF devices less dependent on skin color and less likely to cause pigment alteration or damage to the skin. [4]

As a result, RF devices are a safe and effective option for patients with all skin types, including those with darker skin tones who may be at a higher risk for complications with other skin rejuvenation treatments.

In a study involving 30 subjects who underwent four sessions of RF treatment, significant improvements were observed in acne scars. At the end of two months, the study reported a 10% to 50% improvement, which increased to 20% to 70% after 6 months. [5]

Additionally, Morpheus8 is a non-surgical and minimally invasive treatment that doesn’t require any downtime so that you can return to your normal activities right after your treatment!

Ideal Candidates

Patients with more significant skin laxity or dermal irregularities, such as scars, tend to benefit more from minimally invasive RF devices such as Morpheus8. This is because these devices are designed to stimulate collagen production and induce skin tightening, making them ideal for those looking to improve their skin’s overall appearance without surgery. In addition, patients with darker skin types can also benefit from RF devices, as they function independently of chromophores and pose little to no risk of pigment alteration.

Patients with significant skin laxity or dermal irregularities are not the only ones who can benefit. Patients who simply want to improve the appearance of their skin and maintain a youthful glow can also benefit from RF treatments. Additionally, RF devices are suitable for patients of all ages and skin types, making them an excellent option for anyone looking to love their skin again!

Personal Consultation

During your consultation, Dr. Korman will take the time to listen to your aesthetic goals and concerns and carefully evaluate your skin to determine if Morpheus8 is the best treatment for you. He will explain the science behind Morpheus8 and how it stimulates collagen production and improves skin texture, firmness, and overall appearance.

Dr. Korman will also discuss the number of treatments needed to achieve optimal results and any potential risks and side effects associated with the treatment. Before proceeding, he will ensure you are fully informed and comfortable with the procedure.

If you are ready to learn more about improving the tone, texture, and feel of your skin, call our Mountain View location at (650) 864-1725, Carmel at (831) 293-7182, or San Jose at (669) 666-9161.


It is generally recommended that patients avoid taking blood-thinning medications or supplements, such as aspirin or fish oil, in the days leading up to the treatment to minimize the risk of bruising or bleeding. Patients should also avoid direct sun exposure and tanning for at least two weeks before the treatment to reduce the risk of skin damage or complications.

During the consultation, Dr. Korman and his team will review the patient’s medical history and any current medications to ensure that the treatment is safe and appropriate for them. They will also provide specific instructions on preparing for the treatment; patients are encouraged to ask questions to ensure they are fully prepared.


On the day of treatment, patients can expect to arrive at the office and be greeted by our friendly and professional staff. They will be escorted to a treatment room to meet with Dr. Korman or a trained staff member to begin the Morpheus8 treatment.

First, the treatment area will be cleaned, and a numbing cream will be applied to ensure patient comfort during the procedure. The Morpheus8 device will then deliver radiofrequency energy and microneedling to the treatment area. Patients may feel slightly prickling, but the numbing cream should reduce discomfort.

The procedure typically takes 30-60 minutes, depending on the size and location of the treatment area. Dr. Korman and his staff will provide detailed aftercare instructions to ensure the best possible results. Patients must avoid direct sun exposure and wear broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 for several weeks after the procedure.

Overall, patients can expect a comfortable, quick, and effective treatment experience with Morpheus8.

Recovery After Morpheus8

After the treatment, patients can expect mild redness and swelling in the treatment area, which usually subsides quickly. Patients may also experience mild discomfort, usually managed with over-the-counter pain medication.

What are the Results of Morpheus8?

Because Morpheus8 stimulates your body’s natural collagen production process, the results are long-lasting. Furthermore, you can expect to see continued improvement in the appearance of your skin for several months after your initial treatment. 

According to one study, 90% of patients with skin types II–IV demonstrated an improvement in the smoothness and reduction of wrinkles, while 87% of patients showed an improvement in skin tightness. [2]

The microneedling aspect of the treatment also helps to 

  • Improve skin texture
  • Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Minimize the size of pores

Patients will love the way their skin looks and feels after Morpehus8!

What is the Cost of Morpheus8 in San Jose?

It is best to schedule a consultation with Dr. Joshua Korman or his team to discuss your specific concerns and goals. They will evaluate your skin during the consultation and provide a personalized treatment plan and associated costs. Call our Mountain View location at (650) 864-1725, Carmel at (831) 293-7182, or San Jose at (669) 666-9161.

Let’s get glowing!


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