What is EmbraceRF?
EmbraceRF is a new FDA-approved facial contouring solution that is the perfect answer for patients who have facial skin laxity and the appearance of sagging along the jawline and neck, but may not be a candidate – or are not yet ready – for a facelift. EmbraceRF is ideal for patients suffering from loose skin along the jowls, sometimes referred to as a turkey neck or double chin.
EmbraceRF is a non-surgical lower facelift that is the combination of two treatments: FaceTite and Morpheus8, combining radiofrequency-assisted lipolysis with radiofrequency skin resurfacing. Small probes are inserted just underneath the surface of the skin, and excess fat is melted with radiofrequency energy, then suctioned away. Simultaneously, radiofrequency energy is applied to the outside of the skin for a tightening effect.
What is Radiofrequency Energy and How Does it Work?
Like any form of energy, RF has the capacity to produce heat—and while each brand-name application uses a slightly different technology, all work by heating the skin’s deeper layers to induce new collagen and elastin production and encourage cell turnover, helping skin become firmer, thicker and more youthful-looking.
An advantage of using RF to heat tissues, as opposed to lasers (which use higher-frequency light waves), is that the lower frequency of RF can safely penetrate to a deeper level, helping to improve skin tone and structure, even lifting tissues. Lasers for the most part work to improve the skin’s surface. Moreover, RF can safely treat more patients with different skin tones without risking permanent discoloration
What are the Benefits of EmbraceRF?
EmbraceRF is a minimally invasive, minimal downtime, non-surgical neck lift with the means of correcting loose skin and mild excess fatty tissue, especially in the lower face and neck areas. It’s especially effective at treating:
- Skin laxity, especially at the neck and jowls
- Double chin
- Deep lines and facial folds
- Poor skin texture
EmbraceRF works at both superficial and deep layers of your skin to give you comprehensive rejuvenation. Most patients only require one treatment. Results are seen at 6-8 weeks after treatment and continue to improve for the next 6-12 months. Once final results are achieved, they are permanent.
What Should I Expect During an EmbraceRF Procedure?
The procedure is done with local anesthesia in the office. Additional oral sedation can be given as well. Once the area is anesthetized, a small probe is inserted underneath the skin to deliver the radiofrequency energy to the deeper layers of tissue. Another part of the handpiece is applied externally to the skin at the same time.
Recovery from EmbraceRF is relatively brief, especially compared to invasive surgery. Most patients return to work and regular activity in 3-4 days. A compression wrap needs to be worn for a few days to contain swelling and achieve the best results.
What are the Risks of EmbraceRF?
Built-in safeguards including real-time measurements of skin temperature, impedance monitoring, power cut-off and audible feedback help ensure patient safety. Any side-effects are usually minimal and short-lived. Redness, swelling, tingling and mild muscle weakness are possible and temporary. As with all procedures, it is important to see a physician who is trained and experienced with this treatment modality.
What After-Care is Required Following the Procedure?
A compression wrap needs to be worn for 48-72 hours, then at nighttime for 2 weeks. This helps contain swelling and expedites the results. Physical activity and exposure to excessive heat should be limited for up to 2 weeks. Makeup may be applied as soon as 72 hours after the procedure. Avoiding alcohol for several days after the procedure will also help expedite the healing process.
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Who is a Good Candidate for EmbraceRF?
Men and women in the 30’s to 60’s age group who are bothered by excess fat around the chin, poorly defined jawline, jowls, deep nasolabial folds and loose skin, but who are not yet candidates for a surgical facelift or neck lift surgery, are good candidates. An in-person consultation is necessary to evaluate individual candidacy.
Dr. Flora Levin proudly provides Westport, Norwalk, Fairfield CT and surrounding areas with EmbraceRF and FaceTite. Call 203-557-6464 today for to schedule an appointment or complete our online Contact Form here!