Full face and neck treatment costs $254 but a series of 6 is discounted to $1266.
What is this Radio Frequency?
We use the Dermocell system to provide radio-frequency sound waves as a safe, non-invasive way of tightening loose or lax skin around the forehead, cheeks, mouth, jaw line, jowls and also the area under the chin/neck. This is great way of reducing fine lines and wrinkles, enlarged pores and improving skin tone/texture and dull skin. It appeals to the majority of patients who are looking for subtle improvements but not yet ready for a surgical face-lift.
How does Radio-frequency Work?
It works in a number of ways:
. Tissue Retraction: The generated heat causes local contraction of the collagen fibres, thereby immediately tightening the skin to remodel and rejuvenate the previous effects of ageing.
New Collagen Formation by local fibroblasts is stimulated by heating the dermis and it then acts as a new deep foundation for the skin. This produces further delayed tightening which only becomes evident slowly over the next few months.
Improved Circulation: Radio-frequency also improves blood flow and lymphatic drainage, thereby providing a better oxygen supply and greater toxin clearance to reduce the further effects of ageing.
This unique combination of processes thus provides both an immediate uplifting effect but also further longer term skin tightening, restructuring and rejuvenating benefits.
Is it safe?
Radio-frequency has an excellent safety record and has been used in dermatology, cardiology, neurosurgery and ENT for over 70 years.
How does the treatment feel?
It is entirely pain-free and has no down-time. In fact, the procedure actually feels very pleasant and soothing, similar to a hot stone massage.
How many treatments will I need?
We normally recommend a series of 6 treatments at two a week no less then one weekly intervals in the first instance because it works by heating tissues deep within the skin to stimulate blood flow and collagen production for brighter, firmer skin with an immediate lift. Thereafter, you can attend for periodic maintenance as you feel appropriate, typically every 3 months may be advisable.
Do I need any after-care?
No, in fact you can go straight back to work after a lunch-time session with immediately visible benefits. However, to enhance the longevity of the treatment, we would recommend smoking less and the application of a moisturiser with a high factor sun block such as the excellent dermalogica Super Sensitive Faceblock spf 30
Is radio-frequency suitable for everyone?
Generally, yes because it is suitable for all skin colours but it cannot be used in patients with pacemakers, metal plates or pins in the treatment area, severe heart disease, connective tissue diseases, pregnant or breastfeeding women, etc.
Are there any other options?
Other methods of skin tightening include Nd:YAG lasers and surgical face-lifts but radiofrequency is now considered the gold standard, non-surgical method of skin tightening as it provides the very best balance of results with comfort.
How much does it cost?
Full face and neck treatment costs $254 but a course of 6 is discounted to $1266.
This includes pre-treatment cleanse, treatment, post-treatment skin care and mask.
Please phone now to arrange a free, no-obligation assessment of your needs at 205-987-2380