RF Microneedling

Whether the result of aging or working hard to lose fat, sagging skin can be a difficult hurtle to overcome when it comes to your body and facial goals. That’s because loose skin doesn’t respond to diet and exercise, meaning it can be frustrating when you don’t see results. Although surgery can be an effective way to get rid of excess skin, it isn’t for everyone. That’s why we offer the best in non-surgical skin tightening— so you can enjoy transformative results without lengthy recovery and downtime.


What is Morpheus8?

Morpheus is a game-changing fractional treatment technology for subdermal adipose remodeling and skin contraction. Commonly known as RF microneedling, Morpheus is a great way to jumpstart collagen production and shrink skin from within the deeper layers for effective body contouring without surgery. During the treatment process, tiny needles generate wounds in the skin to jumpstart its wound-healing processes. At the same time, radiofrequency energy generates gentle heat to contract skin and generate new collagen. The result is smooth, renewed skin.

Morpheus8 Candidates

The best candidates for Morpheus are those looking for effective skin tightening without surgery or downtime. Loose skin usually creates wrinkles and folds in areas on the body after weight loss or as a natural result of aging. This means that it’s important that Dr. Diktaban determines whether Morpheus can achieve your cosmetic goals or if you should consider surgical alternatives. Morpheus can be an even more effective option when paired with other mini-surgical options, so our team can discuss your best options. It’s important that you be able to commit to a package of treatments for best results.

What Happens During Morpheus8?

Morpheus is a quick and easy treatment that can be performed right in our state-of-the-art Manhattan practice. It begins with a topical anesthetic at your treatment area so that you’re comfortable. Then, the advanced handpiece is applied to the skin to generate new collagen and stimulate contraction. During this process, the unique silicone-coated pins administer bipolar radiofrequency energy to generate heat and contract the skin. Once complete, active ingredients are introduced into the skin at the treatment area to further stimulate new collagen and keep the skin healthy. This process can take less than an hour to complete based on your unique treatment areas, after which you can return home.

Results and Recovery

It’s common to feel some sensitivity after treatment, and you may also experience redness and minor swelling. There’s no downtime required, although it’s important to take care of your skin according to Dr. Diktaban’s instructions. This means keeping the treatment area protected from sunlight and dryness. You should be sure to review your skincare regimen with our team so you can refrain from using products that might compromise your results, especially if you opt for treatment on your face or neck. Most patients benefit from a package of treatments, so Dr. Diktaban will ensure you know what to expect and how often to schedule your sessions.


Hands down Dr. Diktaban is the best plastic surgeon in NY. He caters to his patients and gives them exactly what they want. He's meticulous and affordable.- Kacie”

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Schedule a Consultation

Morpheus can be an excellent way to boost and rejuvenate your skin without the need for extensive downtime or recovery. To learn more about your options and get started on your customized treatment package, we invite you to schedule a consultation at our Manhattan office by calling or filling out our online form.

Frequently Asked Questions

What areas can Morpheus8 treat?

Morpheus can be used on virtually any area of the body that experiences skin laxity. However, some of the most common treatment areas include the lower face and neck, although it can also be used for stretch marks or scars from cesarean sections. Any area that experiences acne scars or pigmentation can benefit from Morpheus.

When will I see results?

Most patients see results within a few days as redness and sensitivity fades. The result is a healthy glow and reduction in the appearance of wrinkles and discoloration. Your results will continue to improve over the course of a few weeks and months. This is only compounded by additional treatments.

When can I wear makeup after treatment?

If you opt for treatment on the face, you should plan on avoiding cosmetic products for two to three days after treatment. This ensures your treated skin won’t be irritated by certain ingredients. You may see some small lesions and redness for a few days after treatment, so you should plan accordingly if you have any big events coming up.

How long does Morpheus8 last for?

Most patients can enjoy their Morpheus8 results for about one year. Annual maintenance treatments may be beneficial.

Can you undergo more than one Morpheus8 treatment?

Yes, patients often require one to three consecutive Morpheus8 treatments to achieve the best possible initial results. After that, an annual maintenance treatment is usually recommended.

Does Morpheus8 require anesthesia for the treatment?


Theodore Diktaban, MD, FACS
Double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

For over 35 years, Theodore Diktaban, MD, FACS, has made it his life's work to enhance the natural beauty of his patients in the Upper East Side and surrounding areas of New York City. As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Diktaban provides the ideal blend of realistic, aesthetic, and safe cosmetic treatments and procedures.