As we age, the muscles on our faces lose firmness and tone, similar to other muscles in our bodies. This can result in a loss of volume under the eyes, sagging cheeks, and diminished definition of the facial contours. These changes may be due to a decrease in collagen and elastin, proteins essential for maintaining youthful and elastic skin.
Currently, there are treatments available to address facial muscle laxity without the need for surgical procedures. The latest innovation in skin tightening technology for 2023 is Emface, which lifts and rejuvenates the skin without invasive surgery. If you’re familiar with Emsculpt, you may already have an idea of this technology. Both Emsculpt and Emface are effective methods for muscle-building and body contouring. In 2023, Apex Medical Center introduces Emface, the first of its kind in Thailand. While Emsculpt focuses on body treatments, Emface is specifically designed for facial rejuvenation. Simply lying down, the treatment firms up the skin immediately. Emface is a groundbreaking innovation that lifts and tightens the face and neck, stimulating facial muscles while simultaneously treating the skin. It helps prevent the formation of wrinkles, hollow cheeks, and signs of aging on the face.
At Apex Medical Center, Emface offers a non-invasive and non-surgical solution to address facial aging concerns. By utilizing state-of-the-art technology, Emface provides effective skin tightening and rejuvenation, resulting in a more youthful and revitalized appearance. The treatment targets both the underlying muscles and the surface of the skin, helping to restore firmness and tone.
Emface treatments are safe and efficient, requiring minimal downtime. With this innovative technology, you can achieve visible improvements in your facial contours and skin texture, all without the need for invasive procedures. Emface is a breakthrough solution that helps turn back the clock on facial aging, providing a natural and rejuvenated look.
The Latest Innovation EMFACE: Deep Muscle-Layer Lifting Beyond the World’s First
Emface, the latest innovation from BTL, combines synchronized RF (Radio Frequency) and HIFES (High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic Stimulation) technologies to provide a facial treatment that targets both muscles and skin. The treatment has been certified by the FDA in the United States and Thailand and is a non-surgical solution for lifting and tightening the face, stimulating facial muscles, and promoting collagen and elastin production simultaneously. Emface is the first innovation that lifts and tightens the face and neck, without the need for surgery.
How does Emface work?
Emface is the first technology to combine two powerful forces to take care of both the facial muscles and the skin. The combination of HIFES and RF technology simultaneously stimulates facial muscles and transforms the skin. HIFES stimulates with high-intensity electric currents and radio frequency waves.
Emface works by contracting facial muscles through nerve stimulation, resulting in improved muscle tone and increased muscle mass in the treated areas. It stimulates collagen and elastin production, tightens the skin, and enhances the volume and tone of the muscles in the targeted cheeks and forehead areas.
During the Emface treatment, the skin may experience a warm sensation of 40-42 degrees Celsius, creating the optimal temperature for collagen and elastin production in the skin. It warms the muscles to maximize their effective contraction.
Is Emface safe? Are there any side effects from Emface treatments?
Emface uses targeted electric stimulation, making it considered safe. It has been certified by the FDA in the United States. Some individuals may experience minor muscle discomfort and slight redness or pinkness after the treatment. However, these side effects are minimal.
Emface offers a cutting-edge solution for facial rejuvenation, lifting, and tightening. With its unique technology and safety certifications, Emface provides an effective non-surgical option for those seeking to improve facial muscle tone and skin texture. Experience the transformative power of Emface and enjoy a more youthful and revitalized appearance.
How can facial muscle building help rejuvenate the face?
Emface building the important facial muscles in the cheeks can help strengthen the underlying structure and support of the face. As we age, these muscles tend to shrink and elongate, resulting in a loss of volume and firmness in the muscle area. Since these muscles are deep within the skin and fat layers, the weakened facial muscles provide less support to the underlying tissues, leading to signs of sagging on the face. Building the muscles in our cheeks may help lift and tighten our faces, as well as improve jawline definition, lift the cheeks, and enhance facial contours.
How is Emface different from fillers or Botox?
In the past, when it came to facial lifting and reducing wrinkles, we would think of Botox and fillers. Emface has been dubbed as a filler-like effect but with a more natural approach. Fillers involve hyaluronic acid injected into the skin to add volume and lift. On the other hand, Emface helps strengthen the facial muscles to add volume and lift. Botox relaxes facial muscles to prevent the formation of lines and wrinkles, while Emface uses RF heat to smooth out lines and wrinkles on the forehead. Emface provides comparable results to Botox and fillers but with greater precision.
Who is Emface suitable for?
Emface is considered one of the latest innovations in the world that helps lift and tighten the facial muscles deeply. It is one of the first devices of its kind in the world. The treatment is quick, painless, non-invasive, and requires no downtime.
Emface is suitable for individuals who want to delay aging and avoid surgical face-lifting procedures. It is ideal for those with sagging facial muscles who want to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, lift the face, and firm the skin.
At what age is Emface suitable?
In fact, Emface can be done from the age of 25 onwards because by this age, people may start experiencing skin sagging issues. However, the results may not be as visible at a younger age since Emface targets deep muscle layers, helping to reduce sagging skin.
Emface vs Ulthera vs Thermage: How Are They Different?
Ulthera is a technology that reduces skin laxity using focused ultrasound waves that are converted into small points of heat. It penetrates deep into the SMAS layer beneath the skin, resulting in a lifting effect.
Thermage, on the other hand, is a high radiofrequency technology that delivers energy into the skin to stimulate collagen and elastin production. It also helps to dissolve fat, resulting in tighter and rejuvenated facial appearance. It primarily targets the same layer as RF energy.
In terms of how Emface works, it combines two energies in one technology. It utilizes HIFES, which delivers high-intensity focused electromagnetic energy deep into the facial muscles, including the SMAS layer. This helps strengthen and lift the facial muscles. Additionally, Emface uses RF energy to stimulate collagen and elastin production in the skin, as well as to dissolve fat. It essentially combines two energies in one device and works on different layers compared to Ulthera and Thermage. Emface delivers energy to different layers of the skin, making it possible to achieve improved lifting and tightening results.
What can Emface help with?
Emface‘s HIFES technology targets the muscles on both sides of the cheeks, including the Zygomaticus major, Zygomaticus minor, and Risorius muscles, which contribute to lifting the skin. It helps elevate and lift the muscles in the cheek area, resulting in a more lifted appearance. Additionally, it targets the Frontalis muscle in the forehead, which helps lift and raise the eyebrows, contributing to a tighter facial appearance. Emface works on a deeper layer, beyond the SMAS layer, as it targets the facial muscles. Furthermore, the RF energy in Emface helps stimulate collagen and elastin production, reducing wrinkles and providing a naturally youthful look.
Combining RF and HIFES energies in one technology:
- Helps create new collagen and elastin beneath the skin, providing maximum skin firmness.
- Boosts the efficiency of facial muscle function.
- Improves skin texture by gently warming the skin and reaching deep into the muscle layer.
- Goes beyond traditional treatments by reducing and dissolving fat.
Results from Emface user trials
BTL, the manufacturer of Emface, conducted studies to demonstrate the effects on facial muscles and skin using HIFES and RF technologies. They captured images using ultrasound and performed Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to observe changes in skin quality. By comparing before and after treatment photos and gathering patient satisfaction feedback, they found the following results:
- Reduction of facial wrinkles by 37% in the treated areas.
- Increase in muscle volume by 30%.
- Improved muscle density by 19%.
- Better facial lifting by 23%.
- Increased collagen production by 26%.
- Doubled elastin production.
How many sessions of Emface are needed to see results?
Studies on Emface treatment on the forehead and cheeks show that each session takes only 20 minutes and should be performed once a week for optimal results. It is recommended to undergo four sessions, and results can be seen within one month. Medical professionals suggest repeating treatments every 6 months or up to one year.
Which areas can Emface treat?
Emface is FDA-approved and can target the following muscle areas:
- Forehead: Frontalis muscle, contributing to eyebrow lift.
- Cheeks: Both sides, targeting Zygomaticus Major, Zygomaticus Minor, and Risorius muscles, including the nasolabial folds, resulting in lifted cheek appearance and more defined contour.
Is Emface painful, and how does it feel?
Emface is not painful but rather provides a warm sensation similar to a warm towel. There might be a slight contraction of the muscles, which can feel like gentle tugging or tingling. During the treatment, the surrounding muscles may experience mild stimulation. It is normal to experience slight redness or a minimal change in eye or lip position during treatment due to the adjacent muscles being involved. In the study conducted, users reported a 30% increase in muscle volume and a 19% increase in muscle density after four Emface sessions.
Common Symptoms After Emface Treatment
After receiving Emface treatment on areas such as the forehead and cheeks, it is common to experience a warm sensation and slight pink or redness immediately after the treatment. These symptoms are temporary and usually subside within 2-3 hours or up to one day after the treatment. Some individuals may also experience muscle soreness after undergoing Emface. If any discomfort is felt during the treatment, there is a Therapy Discomfort switch that can be pressed to pause the Emface treatment.
Preparation for Emface Treatment
Preparing for Emface treatment does not require extensive measures. There is no need for special preparations or self-care before the treatment. However, it is recommended to have a clean face free from makeup, moisturizers, or skincare products prior to the treatment. Failure to do so may result in the Emface treatment pad not adhering properly to the skin, potentially affecting its effectiveness.
Post-Emface Treatment Recommendations
After the Emface treatment, individuals can resume their regular activities immediately without any downtime.
Who Should Avoid Emface Treatment?
Emface treatment is not recommended for pregnant women and nursing mothers due to the use of RF and HIFES frequencies, which may have an impact on the developing fetus.
Results After Emface Treatment
The results of Emface treatment can vary depending on the individual. However, clinical trials and studies have shown significant improvements, such as a 37% reduction in facial wrinkles, a 30% increase in muscle volume, a 19% improvement in muscle density, a 23% better facial lifting effect, a 26% increase in collagen production, and a doubling of elastin production. These results were observed after four Emface sessions.
For those who are interested in lifting up with EMFACE can make an appointment to consult a doctor. and more exams at every branch of Apex