After undergoing my second Morpheus8 treatment on my face I went immediately to the gym to do a kickass strength training workout for my legs.
My practitioner, who’s a nurse, advised for the first Morpheus8 treatment that I should wait a day before working out because the heat from the exercise might drive up the sensation of heat in my face from the treatment.
She said my face might feel uncomfortable with the post-procedure swelling (which was minimal) in combination with a rise in body heat from working out.
I clarified with her that the concern she had was strictly a matter of comfort level and did not involve anything potentially disruptive to the recovery.
Once she confirmed that, I headed off to the gym after that first Morpheus8 treatment – feeling the heat in my face as I drove on the highway.
By the time I got to the gym, the sensation of heat was gone, and the focus for that session was my chest, shoulders and triceps.
I got through the workout like nothing unusual had happened earlier to my face.
However, my leg workout is much fiercer simply because the legs have bigger, more forceful muscles.
But this didn’t stop me from doing a leg workout soon after my second Morpheus8 treatment.
As I drove on the highway – once again, I felt the heat in my face, but by the time I got to the gym, it was pretty much gone.
I did a full, intense leg workout. Like the other workout, it felt like nothing unusual had happened to my face earlier.
I’m not advising anyone that it’s okay to hit the gym the same day – let alone soon after – a Morpheus8 treatment.
I’m simply describing MY experience with it. The title of this article pertains to what happened to me.
Nothing happened. I didn’t develop any itching, stinging, tenderness or unusual swelling during or after the exercise session.
All was normal, save for the expected post-procedure redness and minor swelling – which were there prior to my workouts anyways.
Lorra Garrick has been covering medical, fitness and cybersecurity topics for many years, having written thousands of articles for print magazines and websites, including as a ghostwriter. She’s also a former ACE-certified personal trainer.