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Emface

Written by: Becki Murray

Reviewed by: Alice Hart-Davis

Last Updated: 30 November 2023

Emface is a first-of-its-kind device for lifting the skin and smoothing wrinkles, without needles and in a super-short treatment time.

Following on from the huge popularity of BTL Emsculpt and Emsculpt Neo – the brand’s clinically-proven body-sculpting devices – Emface targets both the facial skin and muscles with two technologies that work simultaneously to lift, tighten, and reduce wrinkles in just four sessions.


Price Range

from £3,000 for a course

Benefits

Average results after 4 treatments: 37% wrinkle reduction, 23% lifting effect, 30% increase in muscle tone

USPS

Combines synchronised radiofrequency with HIFES

Lasts for

Up to 1 year

Treatment Time

20 minutes

Any Anaesthesia

None

Downtime

None


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Why We Recommend Emface


Alice Hart-Davis
Founder, The Tweakments Guide

You’ve probably heard of Emsculpt, one of the most popular and clinically-proven body-contouring devices – well, Emface is its facial counterpart. If you want to lift and tighten your face non-surgically, without needles and with something different from existing energy-based treatments like radiofrequency, ultrasound or laser, this could be an option for you. This tweakment is the first of its kind, and if the success of Emsculpt is anything to go by, Emface is about to prove very popular.

About Emface

How does Emface work?

Emface combines synchronised radiofrequency with HIFES (high intensity focused electrical stimulation), delivering the two technologies at the same time. Synchronised RF remodels and smooths the skin by heating the dermis and increasing the levels of collagen and elastin fibres, while HIFES works by restoring and elevating facial tissues by selectively contracting muscles and increasing the density and quality of muscle structure. It’s a hands-free treatment, meaning that the energy is delivered through sticker-type ‘paddles’ applied to the face and wired up to the device.

What are the benefits of Emface? Does it work?

Emface is designed to smooth wrinkles, tone the facial muscles, and lift the skin. BTL has nine clinical studies proving the treatment’s efficacy and safety. In these, Emface showed an average increase in collagen by 26%, twice the amount of elastin in the tissue, a 30% increase in resting muscle tone, a reduction in wrinkles by 37% and 23% more lift.

What’s the difference between Emface and radiofrequency?

While Emface does incorporate radiofrequency to tighten skin and improve its firmness, it delivers different results than radiofrequency alone. That’s because it also uses HIFES technology to target the facial structure on a deeper level – all the way down to the muscles – by putting them through a sort of workout, forcing them into strengthening contractions that lead to a better supported facial structure. Standalone radiofrequency treatments – of which there any many, with slightly different modes of delivery and USPs – may be able to achieve slightly elevated results on skin laxity, and, if you want it, can sometimes also be used to reduce subcutaneous fat, for example in the jowls. So, while radiofrequency alone can get great results for the right candidate, Emface brings an additional, proven technology into the mix for those looking for something different.

 

 

What does HIFES do?

HIFES triggers contractions in the muscle tissue that lead to protein synthesis and tissue renewal, strengthening the muscles and improving their structure for more defined facial contours. While this is happening, Emface’s radiofrequency is heating the skin’s tissues to stimulate an increase in fibroblast activity, creating new collagen and elastin fibres to further lift the skin and reduce wrinkles.

Who can have Emface?

Emface is suitable for anyone wanting to reduce wrinkles and achieve a lifted face. may be a candidate for Emface. A course of treatments can also be done as a preventative ageing measure for younger patients who don’t have deep-set or visible wrinkles by working on the deeper facial layers.

What happens during an Emface treatment?

An Emface treatment is very straightforward. The face is cleansed before the applicators are applied over the forehead and cheeks for 20 minutes. During the treatment you feel muscle contractions along with a heating sensation, which BTL says is comparable to hot stone massage. And that’s it – done and no downtime.

How long does it take to see results from Emface?

Everyone has four 20-minute treatments spaced 5-10 days apart. The brand says optimal results are usually reported in 90 days after the last session and continue to improve for several weeks following the treatment.

Can I have Emface if I have toxin or fillers

Yes, if you’ve previously been treated with toxin and/or fillers you can still have Emface, though it’s advised to wait 1-3 weeks after being treated with toxin and 3-6 months after being treated with fillers before you have your first Emface treatment. Your practitioner will be able to put together the right treatment plan for you.

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