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Morpheus8 by INMODE.   Dr. Steven R. Cohen of Face Plus, San Diego, CA.

Morpheus8 is a minimally-invasive fractional treatment that reduces the appearance of deep lines, skin sagging, and scarring with radiofrequency energy (RF). It simultaneously remodels the skin below the surface and stimulates collagen production. And, with the added benefits of exosomes, patients can see even more striking rejuvenation results. As an effective alternative to more involved surgical measures, Morpheus8 allows patients to experience renewed skin radiance, reduced scarring, and fewer signs of aging. 

Achieving a youthful-looking appearance is easy with a system that penetrates deep into the deepest skin level, the dermis. What’s more, InMode’s subdermal adipose (fat) remodeling technology means Morpheus8 is suitable for all skin types, including darker skin tones! 

Get professional help for common signs of aging in the face and body with Morpheus8 treatment at FACES+. Call us at (858) 453-7224 or submit a form online to book your personal consultation with internationally-renowned board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Steven R. Cohen.

Morpheus8 treatment before and after.  Dr. Steven R. Cohen of Face Plus, San Diego, CA.

Subdermal Adipose Remodeling

Countering the effects of aging can be challenging without surgical intervention. Certain areas are notoriously difficult to treat, including the delicate skin around the eyes, and the development of prominent jowls, and “turkey neck” directly below the chin. The facelift, considered the gold standard in facial rejuvenation, is a significant investment, but it garners permanent results. 

Morpheus8 by innovative medical technology makers InMode is a new Subdermal Adipose Remodeling Device (SARD) that achieves the deepest fractional treatments available. One of the most advantageous things about Morpheus8 is that it can achieve skin tightening and adipose tissue (fat) reduction without the need for surgery. Morpheus8 gets effective results through the subdermal remodeling of fat deposits.  

How Does Morpheus8 Work?

There are two ergonomically-designed handpieces on the platform. The Morpheus8 handpiece is for smaller treatment areas, while Morpheus8 Body is reserved for larger areas and deeper skin remodeling. The advanced non-surgical needling system also includes specialized tips for specific areas of the face and body. 

The Morpheus8 handpieces use a matrix of tiny micropins, assisted by fractionated RF heat energy. The electric current that RF generates results in heat through resistance in the dermis and subcutaneous tissue. This results in a minimally-invasive procedure that remodels skin safely and effectively. (1)(2) As the handpiece produces an electric current, it generates heat through resistance in the dermis and subcutaneous tissue.

Each Morpheus8 treatment targets and coagulates (clots) tissue for significant skin transformations in multiple areas. The adaptability of Morpheus8 means custom-designed patient treatment plans can be created with ease.

Morpheus8 treatment before and after.  Dr. Steven R. Cohen of Face Plus, San Diego, CA.

What Does Morpheus8 Treat?

  • Periorbital (Eye) Area
  • Nasolabial Folds
  • Facial Fat Loss
  • Acne
  • Acne Scarring
  • Chin/Neck Sagging
  • Jowls
  • Knees
  • Abdomen
  • Back Sagging

See how Morpheus8 can help you regain youthful-looking skin once more. Contact FACES+ to book your personal consultation.

Morpheus8 with Exosomes

What Are Exosomes?

Exosomes are tiny sacs that contain proteins, lipids (fats), and other substances that help to restore damaged cells and promote healing. 

How Are Exosomes Used with Morpheus8?

When used in combination with Morpheus8, exosomes can provide enhanced results. Dr. Cohen delivers exosomes to the treatment area alongside the radio-frequency energy from the device. This helps to stimulate collagen and elastin production, while also providing nourishment to the skin cells.

The use of exosomes helps to speed up the healing process after the Morpheus8 treatment. It also helps to improve skin health, making it look and feel smoother, firmer, and more youthful.

Morpheus8 treatment before and after.  Dr. Steven R. Cohen of Face Plus, San Diego, CA.


The Morpheus8 platform provides treatment plans with a patient’s unique circumstances in mind. Benefits include the following.

  • Minimally-Invasive
  • Full Body Skin Remodeling
  • Suitable for All Skin Types
  • Tightens & Remodels Skin
  • Customizable Treatment
  • Deepest Fractional Treatment Available (3)
  • Alternative to the Facelift
  • Virtually No Downtime


Good candidates for Morpheus8 are experiencing signs of aging in the face, neck, and body, or have scars they wish to diminish. Deeper lines, sagging skin, and jowling can easily be addressed in individualized treatment sessions. Morpheus8 is highly suited to people looking for subtle yet striking results without resorting to a more involved procedure, such as jawline and neck liposuction, abdominoplasty, or VASER liposculpting.

Morpheus8 is not suitable for the following candidates. 

  • Patients who are pregnant or nursing
  • Patients with pacemakers
  • Patients with metal implants
  • Patients with electronic implants
  • Patients with a history of poor wound healing
  • Patients with a history of skin cancer
  • Patients with a condition that weakens the immune system
  • Patients with any serious medical condition (e.g. heart disorders)

Please tell us at your consultation if you have had any skin resurfacing treatments (such as chemical peels or microdermabrasion) within the past 6 months, or if you have had facial surgeries within the past year.

Personal Consultation

Dr. Cohen will speak with you about the benefits of Morpheus8 at your personal consultation. During this session, you can inform him about the area(s) you would like to treat. This is also an opportunity to examine your skin’s elasticity and note the areas of sagging or texture. Depending on your circumstances, to get the most out of Morpheus8, you may need more than one session.

Once we have the most important details about your skin, and after we have reviewed your medical history, Dr. Cohen will draw up a treatment plan and schedule your first Morpheus8 treatment session.

Call FACES+, San Diego’s premier face and body treatment center, at (858) 453-7224 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Cohen. Coming to us from farther afield? Find out more about traveling to us here.


  • Avoid direct sun exposure, tanning beds, and self-tanning
  • Stop taking medications and supplements that affect blood clotting (e.g. aspirin, ibuprofen)
  • Avoid harsh skin treatments (e.g. dermabrasion, retinoid-based medications)
  • Shave excess hair if it is in the treatment area
  • Arrange a ride to and from our facility
  • Come in for your Morpheus8 session makeup-free

Morpheus 8 Procedure

Your Morpheus8 procedure will be highly customized to your specific aesthetic goals. But whether treatment is conducted on your face or your body, the basic elements of each session share similarities

Prior to your procedure, we will use a topical numbing gel (lidocaine) for your comfort, but may make the option of oral pain medication available to patients who require it. In some cases, patients may request nitrous oxide, though Dr. Cohen will discuss this with you well in advance of your treatment session. 

The appropriate Morpheus8 handpiece will be configured to the correct depth and strength using the platform’s state-of-the-art interface. After calibration, your trained technician will place the matrix of tiny RF-aided micro pins onto the area(s) of treatment. At this time, you may experience heat similar to that of a mild sunburn, which may continue after your treatment session is complete.


Patients may experience skin warmth, tightness, swelling, and bruising following their treatment. The duration of these effects may last anywhere between a few days and up to two weeks. In some cases, there may be light scabbing of the treatment area(s). Please do not touch, scratch or remove scabs if they appear, as this could result in scarring or lasting skin discoloration.

Aftercare instructions for Morpheus8 include the following.

  • Avoid touching or manipulating the skin in the treatment area.
  • Do not use hot tubs, saunas, or take part in any other skin-heating bathing activity.
  • Wear a broad-spectrum, high SPF sunscreen, and avoid direct sun exposure completely.
  • Avoid topical retinoids, isotretinoin, and other skin-irritating treatments.
  • Keep the area as clean as possible and avoid mechanical or thermal damage to the skin.
  • Use lukewarm water and gentle soaps on your skin.
  • You may resume wearing makeup 72 hours after your treatment.


Your Morpheus8 results will start to become apparent in the days and weeks that follow your first treatment session. Deeper skin remodeling and new collagen production will continue to occur in the weeks that follow. Most patients can expect to see their final Morpheus8 results after 3-4 weeks. In some cases, Dr. Cohen may recommend multiple treatments spaced a few weeks apart to achieve the most effective results.

Cost of Morpheus8 Treatment in San Diego

Achieve firmer, more youthful-looking skin with Morpheus8. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Cohen at FACES+ by calling our La Jolla office at (858) 453-7224 or by filling out a short contact form with your booking request.

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Can Morpheus8 tighten skin?

Morpheus8 simultaneously stimulates collagen production and remodels tissue for firmer, more youthful-looking skin. It is effective in the treatment of sagging jowls, loose skin under the chin, and addresses skin laxity in other areas of the body, including the abdomen and legs.

Is Morpheus8 suitable for darker skin tones?

Yes! The Morpheus8 skin rejuvenation platform is suitable for all skin types and tones.

How long is a Morpheus8 treatment session?

How long does it take to see results from Morpheus8?

The duration of your Morpheus8 session will depend on the area of treatment and your own personalized treatment plan. Most sessions are between 30 minutes and 1 hour long. 

Is Morpheus8 the same as medical microneedling?

Morpheus8 is an advanced needling system that uses RF heat energy to remodel skin. Although microneedling is similar, Morpheus8 uses radiofrequency energy to dramatically remodel skin for the most effective rejuvenation results.


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  2. Dayan E, Chia C, Burns AJ, Theodorou S. Adjustable Depth Fractional Radiofrequency Combined With Bipolar Radiofrequency: A Minimally Invasive Combination Treatment for Skin Laxity. Aesthetic Surgery Journal. 2019;39(Supplement_3):S112-S119. doi: 
  3. Morpheus8. InModeMD.