Unlocking your Best Skin with Microneedling
 As the name implies, microneedling is a procedure that uses extremely small needles to cause intentional injury to the skin. Your body will respond by forming new tissue by activation of your natural wound healing response – AKA new collagen formation! Through the stimulation of new collagen, microneedling is a key player in reducing the appearance of fine lines, scars, and acne. Microneedling can also be used to infuse serums through channels it creates with needle points. The best part is there is minimal discomfort – all the gain with minimal pain!

How to Rejuvenate your Skin WITHOUT a Laser Treatment

Now what if there was a way that you could have all the benefits of microneedling combined with that of a laser treatment? Enter Morpheus8. As both a microneedling and a radiofrequency device in one, Morpheus8 has quickly become a disruptor in the aesthetic space. Although Morpheus8 may seem like a microneedling device, its results are more comparable to laser therapies. Morpheus8 creates results by delivering energy through the needle tips, pushing energy deep below the skin tissue without injury to the outer skin. This is unlike laser treatments which deliver energy from outside the skin surface, putting the skin at risk for peeling and burns. With its impressive results, this device has attracted quite a celebrity fan base – Kim Kardashian and Eva Longoria to name a few. This treatment is not for the fainthearted, as some clients note discomfort comparable to laser hair removal treatment. But not to worry – your Hudson Team has many remedies to make the procedure tolerable. Thank you, modern medicine!

Microneedling Vs. Morpheus8

Per AreaMicroneedlingMorpheus8
Depth of Needle Per Treatment0.25 – 2.5 mm1 – 4 mm (face)
1 – 7 mm (body)
Who Can Use it?All skin typesAll skin types
Numbering RequiredTopicalTopical and/or injectable
based on tolerance
Downtime12 hours12 – 24 hours

4 Ways Morpheus8 Differs from Microneedling:

  1. Radiofrequency Energy: Morpheus8 utilizes radiofrequnecy to generate heat which stimulates new collagen and elastin as well as contraction resulting in skin tightening.
  2. Depth of Penetration: Morpheus8 needles go deeper than traditional microneedling targeting both the epidermis and dermis layer of the skin. Traditional microneedling which reaches up to 2.5 mm targeting on the epidermis.
  3. Larger Treatment Size: Morpheus8 treats a larger area of skin per second thanks to its larger surface area and more needles utilized giving more comprehensive coverage.
  4. Discomfort Level: Since Morpheus8 is a more invasive treatment, it has developed a reputation for being uncomfortable. The pain is comparable to laser hair removal treatment. But not to worry – your Hudson Team has many remedies to make the procedure tolerable. Thank you, modern medicine!

PRP: The Anti-aging Secret You Have Been Missing Out On

 PRP is a plasma found in your blood and contains proteins and growth factors that encourage cell growth and new collagen production. It is collected via a blood sample taken by a healthcare provider. Once they have collected the blood, it is placed in a centrifuge device which separates the PRP from the rest of the blood. The isolated PRP is then applied to the skin topically after microneedling or Morpheus8 and penetrates deep into the skin through the channels created.  The combination of microneedling with PRP is often referred to as a “Vampire Facial”; at The Hudson, we call this service The Hudson ReVamp.  Adding PRP to these services amplifies the anti-aging effects. Clinical trials have shown that PRP significantly enhances the benefits of microneedling by increasing the density of collagen created and improving post-procedure healing.

So Which Service Is Superior?

The decision boils down to what your skin goals are. You will find in the chart below a list of the skin concerns targeted from each service to help guide you.

Feeling Overwhelmed?

The Hudson Med Spa is here to guide you. Book a complimentary consultation with us here and we will help you pick which of these treatments is the right option for you.

Before and Afters


The information provided in this article is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. You should not rely upon the content provided in this article for specific medical advice. If you have any questions or concerns, please talk to your doctor.