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In a Sea of Kardashian Faces, Is It Okay to Look Like Yourself? Morpheus8 to Keep Your Face.


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Morpheus8 To Keep Your FaceNarrated by Ashanta Morris

Key Art of Love Your Morpheus  with woman looking off into the light
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As a naturopathic girl, it’s hard to find the balance between doing nothing aesthetically and copying the Kardashian look. With a background in advanced medical skin care and an emphasis on natural health and Ayurvedic medicine, I know there's a way. I just need to stay aligned with my truth, which is that beauty comes from within. I don’t want to look older than my friends and colleagues, and I don’t want to risk my health or my “natural” lifestyle for the sake of “looking young.”


How do I reconcile a world full of rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, Botox, and fillers with just facials, occasional mini chemical peels, and my daily routine of washing, moisturizing, and sometimes using red light masks when I'm feeling fancy? Are the basics enough to keep my face looking youthful? Living in Los Angeles, we are conditioned to believe that the best options before full-on plastic surgery are Botox and fillers. But is there something else?


Behind the Botox


Botox, short for Botulinum Neurotoxin, is a highly potent neurotoxic protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum and related species. It works by preventing the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine from axon endings at the neuromuscular junction, causing flaccid paralysis. In short, it paralyzes the muscle where it is injected, relaxing the facial muscles that cause lines and wrinkles.


The pros of Botox include smoother skin without wrinkles, leading to a more youthful appearance. Additionally, a trained injector specialist can create lifts and contours in certain areas. However, the cons include loss of movement in areas where the toxin was injected. The more product or “units” injected, the less movement possible, resulting in a more plastic and fake-looking appearance. There’s also a school of thought that paralyzing the muscle weakens facial muscles, which could cause a loss of muscle mass, skin elasticity, and density, making the appearance of aging more noticeable once the treatments are stopped.


The Fill In on Fillers


Dermal fillers are a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that plumps up wrinkles, smooths lines, and restores volume in your face. A skilled injector can use fillers to reshape the face and create a desired appearance. However, while fillers replace volume loss caused by aging, increased volume can reshape the face in a way that is unnatural to the person's anatomy. Many doctors use standard measurements of symmetry, literally creating the same face on everyone. This phenomenon is quite unsettling. Another issue is the movement of filler over time, leading to unwanted pockets and folds. These issues can be costly to fix and may lead to more drastic corrective procedures, again resulting in a loss of one's natural look.


So, how do I keep my muscle movement, reduce fine lines, increase collagen, and maintain the natural anatomy of my face without injecting toxins or fillers? The skin care products and services I choose for my personal beauty goals are aimed at working with my own anatomy, not altering my overall look. I believe there is a way to align a natural, homeopathic lifestyle with advancements in science.


Here's Where Morpheus8 Comes into Play

A before and after pic of Ashanta Morris after one treatment of Morpheus8 on upper eyelid RF Bleph treatment by Jordan Murphy
Ashanta Morris Morpheus8 on upper eyelid

I did Morpheus8 a few weeks ago, and yes, it was worth it! Let me tell you all about my experience so you can book your session with confidence.




What Is Morpheus?


Morpheus8 is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that addresses signs of aging and wear on the skin from the inside without any injectables. It combines medical-grade microneedling and radiofrequency. The process uses microneedles to penetrate the skin surface. Once the microneedles are inserted, they emit heat from radiofrequency waves that penetrate deeper skin layers, tightening the underlying fat and skin. These micro-injuries stimulate collagen production for wrinkle reduction and skin tightening.


The positive results from a Morpheus treatment start in the deeper layers of the skin and have a domino effect on the surface layers over time. This is very different from fillers and Botox, which have an immediate cosmetic effect. However, because the results are gradual and work with the individual's skin anatomy from the inside out, the changes are real and continue to improve over time. The benefit of working with the skin's anatomy versus fillers is that you’re making drastic improvements to skin elasticity, texture, and appearance without altering the facial structure. Although it can take up to three months to see the final results, it is a major win worth the patience.


Do You Have to Choose?


For many, Morpheus is just another appointment in an already extensive self-care beauty routine. For others, like myself, I have chosen Morpheus8 over Botox and fillers for a more natural aesthetic. There’s nothing wrong with whatever one chooses, but I have a feeling I’m not the only one who doesn’t want another Kardashian face. Aren’t most of us tired of seeing the same face on repeat as we walk through the local farmers market? As society returns to appreciating a more natural, individualized facial structure and appearance, treatments like Morpheus8 will become more popular. The current beauty standard is taking a toll on individuality and mental health, and we need options that don’t compromise facial expressions or structure. While there’s nothing wrong with wanting to slow down aging, we must admit that fillers and Botox are getting out of control. The current standard has been to use Botox and fillers to create a “face” that fits the beauty standard set by Kardashian doctors. The beauty of Morpheus8 is that after the treatment, you can have tighter, younger-looking skin with more defined facial and body contours without sacrificing the individuality of your facial structure.


Where to Get Your Morpheus Treatment?


As with any procedure, research is key! Always rely on referrals, credentials, and experience to choose your provider. I personally have two planned treatments focusing on the eyes and nasolabial folds. You can see the biggest transformation in my eyes just after one session. I have the fullest confidence in Jordan Murphy because he is the #1 device trainer in the US. If you find a reputable practitioner, chances are they were educated by Jordan. So why go to the student when you can go to the master?


Jordan took a moment on his drive home to answer some questions. Listen to our chat here.



Ashanta Morris and Jordan Murphy Chat Morpheus8


If you’re wondering about pricing it ranges from $800-$1800/treatment depending on area/s being treated. To some this may sound pricey and I have found a way to make this desired treatment accessible.


HERE’S YOUR IN TO AFFORDABLE MORPHEUS


Let’s Morpheus together! For the first and only time ever, Jordan has agreed to a Morpheus party! For my friends only, we will be doing services for small areas like the eyelids, crow’s feet, marionette lines, forehead, and between brows. If you’re interested, fill out the intake form and you will be the first to know when the party dates and appointment slots are released!



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