Morpheus8 micro-needling is a revolutionary non-surgical cosmetic treatment that can address many skin concerns, including fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin texture. The treatment involves using tiny needles to create microchannels in the skin, stimulating collagen and elastin production, resulting in smoother, firmer, and more youthful-looking skin.

While Morpheus8 micro-needling is generally considered safe and effective, like any cosmetic treatment, it has some potential side effects. This blog post will explore the most common side effects of Morpheus8 micro-needling and what you can expect from the treatment.

Redness and Swelling

One of the most common side effects of Morpheus8 micro-needling is redness and swelling in the treated area. This is a natural response to the micro-injuries caused by the tiny needles and typically subsides within a few hours to a few days after the treatment. You may also experience some tenderness, itching, and mild discomfort.


Patients may sometimes experience bruising in the treated area after Morpheus8 micro needling. This is usually a result of the needles hitting small blood vessels beneath the skin's surface. The bruising may last a few days and can be covered with makeup.

Dryness and Flakiness

Morpheus8 micro-needling can also cause some dryness and flakiness in the treated area. This is a result of the skin's natural healing process and is usually temporary. You can help reduce dryness by regularly moisturizing the treated area and avoiding harsh or abrasive skincare products.


While rare, there is a risk of infection with any cosmetic treatment that breaks the skin's surface, including Morpheus8 micro needling. To reduce this risk, choosing a reputable provider who follows strict sanitation protocols and keeps the treated area clean and dry after the treatment is important.

Pigment Changes

In some cases, patients may experience changes in skin color in the treated area after Morpheus8 micro needling. This is usually temporary and should resolve within a few weeks. However, in rare cases, the pigment changes may be permanent.

Other Considerations

In addition to the potential side effects mentioned above, there are other important considerations to keep in mind regarding Morpheus8 micro needling.

  • First, it's essential to prepare your skin properly before the treatment. This typically involves avoiding certain skincare products, such as retinoids and exfoliants, for several days before the treatment. Your provider will give you specific instructions based on your individual needs.
  • Second, it's important to follow post-treatment care instructions carefully to minimize the risk of side effects and promote optimal healing. This may include avoiding direct sun exposure, wearing sunscreen, and avoiding makeup or other skincare products that could irritate the treated area.
  • Finally, it's worth noting that the results of Morpheus8 micro-needling are not immediate. While you may notice some improvement in your skin's texture and tone right away, the full effects of the treatment typically take several weeks to become apparent. Depending on your skin's condition and individual goals, you may need multiple sessions to achieve your desired results.


Morpheus8 micro-needling is a safe and effective way to improve the appearance of your skin, but like any cosmetic treatment, it does come with some potential side effects. However, these side effects are usually mild and temporary, and the benefits of the treatment far outweigh the risks.

If you're considering Morpheus8 micro-needling, choosing a reputable provider with extensive treatment experience is essential. At South Coast Medical Spa of Torrance, we have a team of highly trained and experienced professionals who can help you achieve your aesthetic goals safely and effectively.

So why wait? Call us now to book your free consultation and learn more about how Morpheus8 micro-needling can help you achieve your best skin.