Clinics in Plymouth & Wells

Morpheus8 Skin Lift

  • Do you feel like your skin could use a lift?
  • Are you worried that the natural contours of your face are being lost as you age?
  • Would you like to bring back the definition in your jawline?
  • Does the skin on your face feel like it has lost its youthful firmness?
  • Would you like to rejuvenate your skin to make it smoother, firmer and more youthful?
  • Are you troubled by loose wrinkled skin on the body?

The innovative new Morpheus8 treatment penetrates deep below the skin to stimulate collagen production and redefine the contours of your face, neck and body.

Morpheus8 is effective for treating:

  • Reducing fine lines and wrinkles
  • Defining facial contours, lifting and tightening
  • Lessening discolouration and acne scarring and other irregularities
  • Making skin more radiant and youthful by improving skin tone
  • Body skin laxity and cellulite


I went to Skin Excellence to have a session of Morpheus8 for facial scarring. I was confident that I had chosen one of the best people to do this procedure when I booked my appointment with Dr. Strawford based on his extensive expertise, but I was still pleasantly surprised with the whole experience. For one thing, there was much less discomfort to the procedure than I’d anticipated, and the initial results are even more encouraging than I’d hoped (I have very old and deep scars and all the treatments I’ve tried in the past decade have made almost no difference; Morpheus8, which Dr Strawford combined with subcision, seems to be a great choice for people in my situation). If you’re doing something complex to your face, go to an expert who actually wants to see you feel and look good; there are a lot of marketing-savvy, but not very good practitioners for things like scar removal, so don’t fall for them. I’d recommend Dr Strawford and his team to anyone and look forward to going back to their elegant clinic in the future.

M. R.

Morpheus8 combines two clinically proven treatments, namely, skin needling and radiofrequency energy (heat energy) to synergistically stimulate the production of collagen and elastin both in the skin itself and the deeper layers beneath to help rebuild the structures which support your facial contours, lift and tighten as well as improving the quality of your skin.


Skin needling (Derma-roller, Dermapen) have been used for many years to rejuvenate the skin and treat conditions such as acne scarring with good results. It is based on the principle of causing “micro-traumas”, which stimulate a healing response of the body to repair these injuries by making new collagen and elastin.

With Moprheus8 radio-frequency energy is passed through these micro-needles deep in to the tissues to achieve an even greater stimulation of the bodies’ natural healing response due to the heating of the tissues.

There are other systems using micro-needling and radio-frequency energy, however, Morpheus8 is unique as it is the first to allow a variable depth of treatment between a superficial 0.5mm depth and increments of 1mm down to 4mm depth, taking the treatment down to the subcutaneous layer beneath the skin to achieve a maximum tightening and remodelling of the collagen “scaffold” beneath the skin. This is the layer we target with sutures/threads such as Silhouette Soft to achieve a lifting of the facial tissues, redefining the jawline contours and tightening the skin of the neck. No other needling treatments available are able to target this deeper layer alongside treating the skin itself to improve the texture, reducing wrinkles and lines, and even correcting acne scarring.

Morpheus8 is a very well tolerated treatment undertaken with local anaesthetic and can be used safely with all skin types and colours with a very quick recovery time.

It is not only the face and neck that can benefit from Moprheus8 treatments other areas of the body can also benefit from the skin tightening and remodelling that this treatment offers. Other popular areas are: the décolletage, loose skin of the upper arms, inner thighs and knees, abdomen and even to rejuvenate the labia majora in combination with vaginal tightening (Votiva).

Usually 1-3 treatments are required to achieve the best outcomes with results of treatments lasting often up to several years.

At Skin Excellence Clinics we now combine Morpheus8 with our FaceTite procedure to get even more outstanding results which can then last in excess of 5 years and offer a real alternative to having facelift surgery.

Some clinics offer Morpheus8 using only topical anaesthetic creams. We prefer to fully anaesthetise the treatment areas using injections of anaesthetic solution. This allows us to fully treat all the areas using the maximum energy possible without patients feeling any pain or discomfort but achieving the maximum benefits possible from this innovative treatment.

What happens during the treatment?


After Dr Strawford has established exactly what you would like to achieve and the treatment areas are identified, he will inject a solution of anaesthetic beneath the skin using a blunt cannula (similar to those used with dermal fillers). The administration of anaesthetic solution itself has some discomfort, but this short-term discomfort allows us to use maximum energy without you feeling any pain or discomfort during the procedure and allow you to achieve the maximum potential of this treatment.

The treatment can be undertaken with local anaesthetic creams only for lesser conditions which require only a low energy treatment.

The Morpheus8 applicator head is applied to the treatment area to allow the penetration of the tiny needles which deliver energy very safely only when the needles have penetrated the skin to the depths as specified by Dr Strawford

Following treatment, we will apply healing serums and a soothing hydrating mask to speed up the recovery process.

Will it cause any immediate swelling or redness?

Yes, you will notice some redness and a little swelling which may take up to a week or two to completely settle down, however, most patients find that this will resolve within a few days. Superficial bruising may occur and a few days after the treatment you may also see some micro lesions or tiny crusts but these will fade away quickly.

What is the advised aftercare following the procedure?

  • Avoid touching the treated area without washing your hands thoroughly especially in the first 48hrs.
  • Ice packs or the use of cool compress/cooling gel pack can be used in the first day to help reduce any heat sensation in the skin and reduce swelling
  • You can cleanse your skin using a non-exfoliating cleanser and pat dry with a clean towel. Do not rub.
  • Apply a physical-SPF-containing morning cream as UV protection every day following treatment
  • We can advise on a range of skin care serums, moisturising and rejuvenating products that we stock in clinics that we advocate using post Morpheus8 treatment to help with the healing process and improve the outcomes and duration of the treatment results.

When can I apply make up after the treatment?

Make up can be applied after 24hrs following the Morpheus8 deep treatment. If this is combined with a superficial ablative treatment of the skin itself we advise waiting 72hrs before applying any make up.

How long does the treatment take?

Treatment time will vary depending on what effect you are looking to achieve and the areas(s) of Morpheus8 treatment. Usually treatments take 60-90 mins in total.

Is the treatment painful?

No. Local anaesthetic solution is injected in to the treatment areas for a relatively pain free treatment.

How many treatments will I need

Depending on the Moprheus8 treatment regime that is advised you can expect to have between 1-3 sessions usually 4-8 weeks apart.

How quickly will I see results from Morpheus8?

The collagen stimulation following Morpheus8 is through the healing process which is gradual. Patients normally report seeing improvements after 3-4 weeks which will continue for up to three months or longer when the best results are seen.

How long does the treatment last?

Depending on the condition being treated and the age of the patient the results are long lasting up to 2 years or more.

Can Morpheus8 be combined with other treatments?

Moprheus8 is often used in combination with FaceTite/NeckTite procedures to improve the results. It is safe to combine Morpheus8 with other treatments such as Botox and dermal fillers but we prefer to schedule these either before or 1-2 weeks after Moprheus8 treatment sessions.

How do I know if Morpheus8 is right for me?

Book a consultation with Dr Strawford at one of our Skin Excellence Clinics and he will talk through your concerns and needs and advise you if he believes this treatment will give you the result you desire, either on its own or in combination with other treatments available at Skin Excellence Clinics.

How much do Morpheus8 treatments cost?

Prices start from £700 up to £2500 depending on areas of treatment.

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Morpheus8 – Full Power with Tumescent Anaesthesia

Eyelids Upper and Lower
Course of 3 treatments
Whole face (including forehead) (excluding eyes)
Course of 2 treatments
If including eyes an extra £250 per treatment session
Whole Face and Neck (including forehead) (excluding eyes)
Course of 2 treatments
If including eyes an extra £250 per treatment session


Morpheus8 – Full Power with Tumescent Anaesthesia

Course of 3 treatments
Course of 3 treatments
Face and Neck
Course of 3 treatments
Course of 3 treatments
Face, neck and décolletage
Course of 3 treatments
Body areas
Course of 3 treatments

Treatment Summary

No. of treatments


Recovery Time

1 to 3 days before you can wear make up again

Procedure time

60-90mins depending on the areas of treatment

Back to normal

1-2 weeks

Discomfort level


Final Results

Best results seen at 3-4 months



Duration of results

Long-term (with good skin care regime)

DISCLAIMER: We are all unique. This means that treatment plans, the results, down time and recovery following treatment will vary from patient to patient. The information we provide is based on the extensive experience we have gained from treating a wide variety of patients, both men and women of different ages and is based on an average treatment experience. For more accurate information about how the treatment experience would be for you, we suggest you make a CONSULTATION with Dr Strawford at one of our clinics.

Why choose Skin Excellence Clinics

What makes Skin Excellence Clinics so special and why should you choose to have your medical cosmetic treatment with us?

  • The guiding principle of Skin Excellence Clinics has always been to deliver exceptional patient care: this was the focus in 2005 when Dr Strawford started in the field of medical aesthetics and has remained the ethos we have followed for the past 11 years.
  • Dr Ian Strawford, founder of Skin Excellence Clinics will help you to find the right solution: but only if appropriate for your needs and expectations
  • You will receive a medical consultation, where you will be given plenty of time and space to consider all of your options, before deciding if treatment may be right for you.
  • We source the best products through official UK Pharmacies: we do not risk the safety of our patients, the quality of our service or the results of your treatments.
  • Whilst many people naturally assume that cosmetic treatments are all about beautification: we can help to reduce the psychological and emotional effects of scarring, acne, rosacea, excessive sweating, hair loss and skin lesions.

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