How does Morpheus8 differ from microneedling with SkinPen®?

If you are considering a microneedling treatment, how do you choose between SkinPen® and Morpheus8? While a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Richard Sherman is the best way to find out which treatment can meet your individual needs, here is an overview of the major differences between these two popular microneedling procedures:


SkinPen® is best suited for patients who have some pigmentary issues or acne scarring and want to freshen up their complexion. Since microneedling boosts collagen production, this treatment can also benefit patients who are looking to reduce the initial signs of fine lines or wrinkles. This microneedling procedure is ideal for patients with mild to moderate skin concerns who seek more substantial results than a chemical peel can provide.


Morpheus8 can be considered a “step above” microneedling with SkinPen®. With the addition of radiofrequency (RF) technology, this treatment series has all of the benefits of SkinPen® while simultaneously remodeling subdermal fat cells. Additional benefits of Morpheus8 include skin tightening, increased collagen production, smoother contours, and firmer skin where hormonal changes have caused the skin to thin. Morpheus8 is an ideal microneedling procedure for patients with multiple skin concerns who desire a more in-depth, comprehensive treatment.

Microneedling procedures can also be combined with other treatments to enhance the results. For example, SkinPen® can be performed with Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy to increase collagen and elastin production. Morpheus8 works synergistically with Sculptra® Aesthetic and can be used to create a more cohesive rejuvenation of the face and neck.

To learn more about microneedling, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sherman, please contact Skin Savior today.