Morpheus8 – Vienna

Duration: 60-90 minutes
Anesthesia: numbing cream, possibly light twilight sleep
Healing time: redness and swelling for 1-2 days



60-90 minutes


Numbing cream, possibly light twilight sleep


Redness and swelling for 1-2 days


after about 6 months

With increasing age, the skin loses its elasticity and resilience, it begins to sag, wrinkles form and the face often looks older than it actually is. Skin aging cannot be stopped permanently, but there are different methods that are able to stop certain processes and reverse the signs of skin aging that are already there. One of these methods is Morpheus8, the fractionated radio frequency needling, which combines two technologies that have been tried and tested for years and is thus able to effectively treat a wide variety of signs of skin aging, but also other skin problems and prevent them from developing again. Everything you need to know about Morpheus8, like Dr. Matiasek performs it in his practice, you will find out below.

What is Morpheus8?

Morpheus8 describes a highly innovative method of skin rejuvenation that uses a combination of radio frequency and microneedling. By using these two technologies, which have been tried and tested for years, the treatment is particularly effective and leads to very satisfactory results. Small gold-plated needles penetrate previously adjusted layers of the skin (needling) and emit a pulse of radio frequency energy there. This stimulates the formation of collagen and elastic fibers as well as cell renewal, resulting in a significantly tighter, fresher complexion. In this way, numerous aesthetic problems such as fine wrinkles, large pores, acne scars or a generally sagging contour of the face can be treated effectively. On the face, the result of a small facelift is achieved with 3 treatments, wrinkles are reduced, the complexion is significantly improved (glow effect), the face is contoured (including emphasizing the jawline), and the skin is tightened. Furthermore, acne scars and large pores can be treated efficiently. It is currently the most effective non-surgical facial rejuvenation method.

How does Morpheus8 work?

Morpheus8 uses microneedling in the form of deep needling and radio frequency therapy in a combined form. One speaks of deep needling because the needles of the treatment head reach the deeper layers of the skin in a targeted manner and the radio frequency energy unfolds its effect from there. The numerous thin needles of the device head can be adjusted in length depending on the desired site of action and can therefore be individually adapted to each patient. The effective depth of Morpheus8 extends from two to six millimeters. Once the needles have penetrated the desired layers of skin, they deliver a pulse of radio frequency energy. The radio frequency energy stimulates, among other things, highly effectively the new synthesis of collagen and elastic fibers. These fibers play a key role in the structure and tautness of connective tissue. Increased production of collagen and elastin therefore contributes significantly to strengthening the treated tissue.

However, it should be noted that not all radiofrequency treatments are equally effective. Radio frequency treatments that are carried out in beauty salons only work in the upper layers of the skin and are correspondingly less effective. As in the example of Morpheus8, medical-aesthetic, fractionated radio frequency treatments are introduced into the deeper layers of the skin via numerous small needles and unfold their effect there. Medical radiofrequency therapy is correspondingly more effective than its cosmetic counterpart.

The thermal component of radio frequency needling causes the connective tissue fibers to shorten as a result of the heat effect. The shortening of the fibers means that the connective tissue in the treated area tightens and the skin appears smoother and more even.

Furthermore, the radio frequency needling stimulates the cell renewal of the skin. This leads to a significant improvement in the complexion over time. This means that treatment with Morpheus8 is also suitable for numerous problems on the skin's surface, such as acne and acne scars or sun damage.

Last but not least, treatment with Morpheus8 significantly improves the skin's receptivity. This allows care products that are applied to your skin after the needling to penetrate particularly deeply into the skin and unfold their effect in the deeper layers of the skin. This leads to a further improvement in the effectiveness of the treatment, especially in the subsequent period.

What problems can be solved with Morpheus8?

Morpheus8 has a wide range of applications and can therefore be used for numerous different problems. Radio frequency needling can help with the consequences of skin aging such as deep wrinkles, large pores and sagging skin and associated symptoms such as bags under the eyes, turkey neck, a sagging décolleté, sagging skin on the stomach and knees, making the skin look younger, fresher and firmer again. Morpheus8 can also help with different types of sun damage to make the skin look younger and more vital again. Furthermore, the treatment method is suitable for the treatment of acne and acne scars as well as a generally poor skin structure, since the combination of microneedling and radio frequency energy is particularly effective in stimulating cell renewal and thus the renewal of the entire skin structure.

Since local fat deposits can also be effectively treated with Morpheus8, the method is suitable for treating a double chin or cellulite, for example. Radio frequency needling can not only be used on the face, neck and décolleté, but also on the legs and buttocks, for example.

Also if you are under excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) suffer, Morpheus8 may be a useful treatment for you. Radio frequency needling is able to reduce the flow of sweat and the symptoms of a hyperhidrosis to remedy this.

For whom is the Morpheus8 treatment not suitable?

There are some contraindications that speak against performing radio frequency needling. This includes, for example, taking blood-thinning medication such as aspirin. If you are taking such medications, you should see Dr. Be sure to let Matiasek know about this in the consultation prior to the treatment so that he can weigh up whether the treatment is still possible for you. It may be necessary for you to temporarily stop taking the medication in good time before the treatment. However, you should never do this on your own, but only if either your family doctor or, in this case, Dr. Matiasek is informed and has given you precise information about when and for how long the withdrawal will take place.

Even if you have a pacemaker, the Morpheus8 treatment is not suitable for you.

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding you must delay treatment as radio frequency needling should not be performed at this time. However, once this period has elapsed, provided there are no other contraindications, you can have a Morpheus8 treatment performed again.

How does a Morpheus8 treatment work?

In the run-up to the treatment, a detailed Consultation including 3D simulation with dr Matiasek will take place in which he will talk to you about your wishes and ideas regarding the Morpheus8 treatment. Furthermore, he will give you the exact course of treatment explain and answer questions that arise from your side.

to the actual treatment appointment If possible, you should appear without make-up. To remove dirt, dust and makeup residue, we will first thoroughly clean and disinfect your skin. Next comes radio frequency needling, where your skin is treated at two to three different depths.

After treatment will be special care products Applied to your skin to enhance the effects of radio frequency needling. You can then leave the ordination.

What is to be considered for the time after the Morpheus8 treatment?

Because needles and radiofrequency energy are used as part of the Morpheus8 treatment, you should expect a day or two of downtime. During this period your skin may be swollen and red. However, these symptoms resolve on their own over time and leave no damage. After about a week, the skin is usually completely healed.

After the treatment, you should not apply makeup for two days to avoid skin irritation and infection. After radio frequency needling, your skin is particularly receptive to externally applied substances, so you must be particularly careful here and ensure that you treat your skin hygienically. This also includes not using used towels in the treated area and touching the affected area with your hands as little as possible. Instead, you should take care of your skin with sufficient humidity to supply, as the deep effect is positive in this case and can increase the effect of the products used. If your skin is red and swollen, it can help to cool it down on the day of the treatment. This will help the swelling go down faster and reduce the redness.

You should initially refrain from visiting the sauna and solarium after your Morpheus8 treatment. You should also avoid direct sunlight, as your skin is particularly sensitive to light after the treatment. In this context, it is also very important that you sun protection Use with a high sun protection factor (50 or higher) to protect your skin as it is exposed to UV radiation even indoors. If you have questions about suitable products, Dr. Matiasek you like.

How long does a Morpheus8 treatment last?

The duration of a Morpheus8 treatment differs depending on the size of the area to be treated. For smaller regions it is usually about 60 minutes, for larger areas you should calculate about 90 minutes.

How often does a Morpheus8 treatment have to be carried out?

Since the effect of radio frequency needling only unfolds over time and your skin is still subject to its natural aging process, it is not possible to predict in general how many treatment appointments you will need. Usually, Dr. Matiasek carries out at least three treatments at intervals of four to six weeks. In order to maintain the results of the treatment in the long term, a refresher treatment is recommended after about six to twelve months.

Does a Morpheus8 treatment hurt?

A numbing cream is applied to the treatment area 30 minutes before treatment. If you are particularly sensitive to needles or have found the treatment to be very painful in the past, the treatment can also be carried out while you are in a light twilight sleep.

does Morpheus8 have?

Because Morpheus8 is a minimally invasive procedure, there is little downtime and no scarring. In addition, the treatment is suitable for all skin types and is only contraindicated in a few cases. Morpheus8 enjoys a wide range of applications, which can effectively treat numerous signs of skin aging, but also sun-related skin damage, acne and acne scars, cellulite and hyperhidrosis, combining two technologies that have been tried and tested for years. This enables effective, safe and highly effective treatment of a wide range of problems, which is suitable for almost everyone and subsequently leads to visible results.

What is the result of a Morpheus8 treatment?

Treatment with Morpheus8 stimulates the production of collagen and elastic fibers and thus contributes significantly to tightening and strengthening the connective tissue. Existing fibers are shortened, which also leads to a tightening of the tissue. The tissue regenerates, cell renewal is stimulated and the complexion is refined. Your skin looks "like new", appears significantly rejuvenated and radiant. You can look forward to an improved supply of moisture to your skin, which also means that the skin appears smoother and more even. Various signs of skin aging such as wrinkles, large pores and sagging skin are treated effectively and appear significantly reduced after just one treatment. Local fat deposits can be broken down by the deep-acting Morpheus8 treatment, and cellulite can also be treated effectively. If you suffer from hyperhidrosis, the Morpheus8 treatment will help reduce sweating in the treated area and alleviate related symptoms.

When are results visible after a Morpheus8 treatment?

Already in the days immediately following the treatment you will notice a clear tightening of your skin. This result increases over time, since the regeneration of collagen and elastic fibers does not happen overnight, but takes some time. The final result of your treatment can be seen after about two to three months, in rare cases as long as six months. If dr Matiasek performed the radio frequency needling to treat deeper scars, it will take a little longer before you can see the final results. You should expect about four to six months here.

How long do the results of a Morpheus8 treatment last?

On the one hand, the radio frequency therapy causes the connective tissue fibers to shorten and the tissue tightens as a result, on the other hand, the heating stimulates the formation of new collagen and elastic fibers.

The connective tissue fibers are shortened once directly during the treatment. However, the resulting skin tightening effect is continuous.

The production of collagen and elastic fibers is stimulated in the long term. This is also the reason why the final result of the Morpheus8 treatment can only be seen after a few months.

It should be noted, however, that treatment with Morpheus8 does not stop the skin's natural aging process. The processes that take place naturally in the different layers of the skin will therefore continue to take place, radio frequency needling is only able to counteract skin aging in the depth of the tissue, to partially reverse damage that has already occurred and to delay the formation of new wrinkles or other signs of aging. Accordingly, it may be necessary to repeat the treatment after a year. Whether it makes sense to carry out several treatments in your individual case is decided by Dr. Matiasek based on the development of the results achieved after your treatment.

In which areas can Morpheus8 be used?

Morpheus8 has a very wide range of applications and can be used on different parts of the body. The most common application is on the face, neck and décolleté, as this is where the formation of wrinkles and other signs of skin aging can be seen particularly clearly. However, the armpits can also be treated with Morpheus8 as part of a therapy for excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis). Since Morpheus8 can also be used to break down local fat deposits, radio frequency needling can be used on all areas where cellulite develops. These include the thighs and buttocks in particular, but Dr. Effectively treat Matiasek with Morpheus8.

What are the risks with Morpheus8?

Morpheus8 is considered to be very low-risk and is usually not associated with any serious complications or side effects. In the days following treatment, your skin may be red and slightly swollen, but these symptoms will resolve on their own over the course of a week.

How much does a Morpheus8 treatment cost?

The costs associated with the Morpheus8 treatment depend on the size and location of the treated area as well as the number of treatment appointments. You should calculate at least 700 euros for the treatment of the face or neck, and at least 990 euros for a combined treatment of both areas. The prices for a treatment of the lower eyelids as part of a therapy for bags under the eyes start at 700 euros. For a fractional radio frequency needling of the neck and décolleté, you should calculate at least 1000 euros.

Do the health insurance companies cover the costs incurred with a Morpheus8 treatment?

Since Morpheus8 is a method that deals with problems of a purely aesthetic nature, you will have to pay for the costs yourself. The health insurance companies only cover the treatment costs if there is at least a partial medical indication, which is not the case with Morpheus8.

Conclusion / summary

Morpheus8 is a state-of-the-art method that combines the proven technologies of needling and radiofrequency therapy and is therefore able to treat a wide variety of problems of the skin and the underlying connective tissue. Morpheus8 is used particularly frequently in the context of skin rejuvenation, but also for acne scars, cellulite and hyperhidrosis can dr Matiasek apply the radio frequency needling. Morpheus8 is a minimally invasive, safe treatment method, which shows the first results immediately after the treatment. Depending on the indication, it takes about two to four months until the final result is visible. The risk of side effects and complications is low and downtime is minimal, depending on the degree of redness and swelling in the treated area. Usually two to three treatments and a touch-up treatment after six to twelve months are necessary to achieve optimal results. If you are interested in a Morpheus8 treatment yourself or would like to find out more about the topic, you are welcome to make an appointment online or by telephone in our practice. We look forward to you!

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Johannes Matiasek

Specialist in plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery

My name is Priv.-Doz. dr Johannes Matiasek and I will help you to realize your personal and natural ideal of beauty. You will also master life with more self-confidence. Achieving this not only requires a high level of expertise on the medical side, but also years of relevant experience and a keen sense of uniqueness. I bring all these resources with me. The combination of my well-founded training as a specialist in plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery with a deep empathy for the wishes and needs of my patients means that your beauty and health harmonize as best as possible with my treatments.

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