Morpheus8 RF Microneedling


Morpheus8 is an advanced microneedling treatment that stimulates collagen production and remodels fatty tissue. It can achieve significantly smoother, tighter, younger looking skin and improved contours on the face and body with minimal discomfort and downtime.

Smooth, radiant skin is something we all strive for, regardless of our age. Over time, our skin loses its ability to produce collagen and elastin, the building blocks of plump, firm and smooth skin.

It is our goal at Academy Face and Body Sydney to offer you the most advanced and effective non-surgical treatments available. One of the most innovative new technologies is Morpheus8, a microneedling device that uses radiofrequency energy to contract connective tissue under the skin, stimulate collagen production and remodel the underlying structure of the skin.

Morpheus8 is part of the world-leading EmbraceRF technology. It is the first full-body radio-frequency microneedling device to morph and sculpt ageing skin. What makes Morpheus8 treatment stand apart from other microneedling devices available is that it can also be used to remodel subdermal fatty tissue, contouring areas of the face and body for natural-looking anti-ageing results.

By strategically “moulding” fat and stimulating collagen, Dr Gav can recreate the smooth contours necessary to maintain a youthful appearance and at the same time tighten skin on the face and body.


What is Morpheus8 treatment?

The underlying layers of the dermis are the building blocks to beautiful and youthful-looking face and body contours. Morpheus8 is a new type of microneedling treatment unique to the EmbraceRF platform. It simultaneously contracts connective tissue and coagulates fat for smoother, tauter skin and improved contours on the face and body.



Morpheus8 delivers fractional radio-frequency energy to the deeper skin layers via a matrix of micro pins, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin to tighten, firm and plump your skin. It is also the first and only device to remodel and mould adipose fat subdermally, essentially “morphing” ageing or sagging areas of the face or body to appear younger and firmer.

Morpheus8 is commonly used to tighten and rejuvenate the areas around the eyes, the lower face, neck, and is often used in combination with the EmbraceRF FaceTite or Accutite non-surgical facelift for truly remarkable skin tightening and facial contouring results without the need for invasive face surgery.

On the body, Morpheus8 can be used to treat skin laxity and coagulate excess fat on the abdomen, knees, thighs and upper arms – just about any area with loose skin and underlying fatty tissue can be improved with Morpheus8 treatment.


Key benefits of Morpheus8

  • Next-generation microneedling and tissue remodelling treatment
  • Improves fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars and general skin tone and texture
  • Targets sagging skin and and excess fat on the body
  • Stimulates collagen production and remodelling
  • Resurfaces skin to improve skin texture and tone
  • Improves skin laxity for increased skin firmness and suppleness
  • Coagulates and remodels fat for precise face and body contouring
  • Can be used on all skin tones
  • Little to no damage to the dermis
  • Limited risk of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH)
  • Minimal downtime




Morpheus8 begins to stimulate changes in both the outer and underlying skin layers immediately after the first treatment.

You should be able to see improvements in your skin’s texture and quality within a few weeks of your treatment. Optimal results – tighter, brighter skin with enhanced contours – will gradually appear over the next 3 months as your body begins to produce more collagen and elastin and tissue remodelling takes effect.

Results from Morpheus8 are long lasting. In some cases, the tightening and rejuvenation effects can last for years, subject to the natural ageing process. A maintenance treatment performed once or twice per year can help prolong the effects.

While there is typically no downtime, some mild redness, swelling and small dots to the skin could last up to a maximum of 3-5 days.

Depending on the strength of your treatment, a single treatment or a series of 3-4 treatments may be recommended to achieve optimal results. During your consultation, Dr Gav will work with you to tailor a treatment plan for your specific needs, requirements and desired outcomes.


What to expect?

Morpheus8 is a versatile treatment and can be customised to suit your individual needs and aesthetic goals. At Academy Face and Body Sydney, we offer Morpheus8 ‘Light’ and ‘Strong’ treatments. Our cosmetic doctors will listen to your concerns and desired results, explain treatment options and recommend the type of Morpheus8 treatment that best suits your needs.

The ‘Light’ treatment typically requires 3-4 treatments spaced a month apart and can be booked without a doctor consultation.

The ‘Strong’ treatment involves 1-2 treatments. This requires a doctor consultation before treatment and is performed by one of our registered nurses or cosmetic doctors.

Before Morpheus8 microneedling, a topical numbing cream is applied to the treatment area. For added comfort, an injectable local anaesthesia is offered for stronger treatments. You should feel little discomfort during the procedure.

The treatment itself is minimally invasive, using a series of medical-grade micro pins to penetrate your skin in a controlled manner and deliver fractional RF energy to the deeper skin layers.

Downtime is typically 2-3 days, with some mild redness and swelling for the first two days as well as some temporary small dotted marks from the microneedling. Tiny scabs, or micro lesions, are also common during this time. Makeup can be applied 1-2 days post treatment, if desired.

Morpheus8 is generally a low-downtime procedure and many of our patients return to work the day after treatment.



Frequently Asked Questions

What is fractionated radiofrequency energy?

Fractionated RF energy is a scientifically proven method to reduce revitalise skin and stimulate the production of collagen. RF energy heats the deeper layers of the skin in a controlled way, improving skin complexion and texture for a more radiant and youthful appearance, with minimal discomfort or downtime.


Am I a good candidate for Morpheus8?

Ideal candidates have some skin laxity and are concerned about fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage and general appearance of their skin but do not want more invasive surgery. Just about all skin types can be treated.

While Morpheus8 can achieve significant skin tightening and anti-ageing results, it’s important to have realistic expectations of what the treatment can and cannot achieve. At your consultation, Dr Gav will assess your degree of skin laxity, determine whether you’re a good candidate and explain what kind of results you should be able to expect.


When will I see results?

Most patients can see some initial improvement in skin tone and texture a few days after Morpheus8 treatment. This continues to improve over time, with full skin tightening and rejuvenation results appearing around 3 months after treatment.

How much is Morpheus8?

Costs of Morpheus8 treatment vary depending on the strength of treatment and how many treatments you need. During your consultation, we will provide you with a tailored treatment plan, taking into account your budget and aesthetic goals. Refer to price guide below.


Interested in Morpheus8?

Your treatment cost will depend on the location and size of the treatment areas. We will work with you during your consultation to devise your ideal treatment regimen to help you achieve your goals.

We welcome you to Academy Face and Body Sydney for a consultation with our cosmetic physician, who will tailor a treatment plan specific to your concerns and desires.



Pricing outlined below can be used a guide only. First step is booking a Doctor consultation, in which a tailored treatment plan will be developed for your concerns, and priced accordingly. Doctor consultation fee is $150.
Prices for EmbraceRF treatments vary depending on the modality, strength, and number of treatments. Please refer to the breakdown below for more details.

Morpheus8 – Radio Frequency (RF) Microneedling

Morpheus8 treatments treatment strengths can be varied by light/mild intensity (requiring 3-4 treatments), to stronger intensity (which only require 1-2 treatments). See below for a price guide on different areas on the body based on the treatment strength (‘Light’ vs ‘Strong’).

Morpheus8 – ‘Light’ treatment – using topical anaesthetic; numbing cream only for treatment (tx)*


  • Full Face: $1000 x 1 tx ; recommended 3 x tx for $2400
  • Neck: $700 x 1 tx ; recommended 3 x tx for $1800
  • Half Face: $700 x 1 tx ; recommended 3 x tx for $1800
  • Full Face and Neck: $1500 x 1 tx ; recommended 3 x tx for $3600
  • Full Arms: $1000 x 1 tx ; recommended 3 x tx for $2400
  • Half Arms: $700 x 1 tx ; recommended 3 x tx for $1800
  • Décolletage: $800 x 1 tx ; recommended 3 x tx for $2000

* Recommendation with all ‘Light’ treatments is a minimum of 3 treatments and may need 4-5 tx

Morpheus8 – ‘Strong’ treatment – using topical anaethetic plus injected local anaesthesia^


  • Full Face: $1500
  • Neck: $1200
  • Half Face: $1200
  • Full Face and Neck: $2000
  • Full Arms: $1500
  • Half Arms: $1200
  • Décolletage: $1300

^ ‘Strong’ treatment derives better results. Typically needs 1-2 sessions only

Pricing above is a guide only and will be tailored in a treatment plan developed in consultation with our Cosmetic Doctor.