A gym workout for the face? Introducing the all-new EMFACE facial rejuvenation treatment.
Due to the pandemic causing a halt and pause to almost everything, there has not been any new launches or revolutionary breakthroughs in facial rejuvenation in recent times until now. BTL’S EMFACE is the world’s first and only hands-free device that simultaneously treats facial skin and muscles without any injections or downtime, all in just 20 minutes per session.
Emface simultaneously emits both synchronised radio frequency and HIFES energies. The homogenous and synchronised radiofrequency RF heats up the dermis of your skin and triggers collagen and elastin production. While the HIFES stimulation emits thousands of pulses to contract delicate facial muscles, thereby selectively targeting and activating the facial muscles in order to tone and tighten them up. This unique and patented 2-in-1 procedure is injectable-free, and requires no pre or post preparation.
EMFACE improves the visible signs of aging on your face by giving you a mini-facelift, but without having to go under the knife. It is a completely non-invasive and needle-free procedure that can make structural improvements in your face, without any side effects or downtime. The recommended general treatment protocol for the EMFACE suggests four 20-minute sessions, with each session spaced between 1-2 weeks apart from each other. The reason for why you should space your sessions at least a week apart from each other is so that you will be able to observe and notice how your facial skin is improving after each session. The findings from nine different clinical studies concluded that the participants who completed the recommended treatment course experienced an average of a 37% reduction in wrinkles, 30% increase in facial muscle tone, and a 23% lifting effect. The most optimal results were seen 6-12 weeks after the final treatment.
Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Boston, EmFace’s manufacturer BTL has developed to become one of the world’s major medical and aesthetic equipment manufacturers. The company which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, has revolutionised the beauty industry by supplying the most advanced non-invasive solutions for body shaping, skin tightening and other medical aesthetic treatments with their trademarked machine apparatus such as the previously launched and reviewed Emsculpt Neo Edge.
At the official launch for the EmFace in Hong Kong, Mr Scott Mills, President of BTL said, “When the innovative Emsculpt surprised the aesthetics market in 2018, BTL was committed to continued investment in creating an extensive pipeline of ground-breaking therapies. Utilising 20+ years of institutional knowledge we continue to round out the body solutions with our Emsculpt Neo platform and have our sights set on tackling facial applications with the Emface platform.”
“The EMFACE helps restore more youthful function to facial muscles and is going to do for the face what Emsculpt did for the body,” says New York City facial plastic surgeon Dr Yael Halaas. Beverly Hills based plastic surgeon Dr Brian Kinney further explains, “The EmFace promotes more youthful-looking skin, which doesn’t just look better, it functions more like it used to. It’s very easy to explain this to people and they love the concepts, especially if they’re averse to more invasive treatments or injectables, which many people are.”
Experiencing the EMFACE
I eagerly hopped down to the Mendis Aesthetics clinic, which is one of only two clinics in Singapore that currently offers the EMFACE treatment. After a round of photos were taken using advanced 3D facial mapping technologies, the experienced and professionally trained doctor assessed that the left side of my face was drooping more due to skin laxity as compared to the skin on my right side which was a little more taut. After my skin was cleansed and toned, a grounding pad patch was applied to a section of my back and a trio of EMFACE treatment applicator stickers were strategically placed on my face. There was one broad long applicator across my forehead and two smaller applicators – one on each cheek. The three EMFACE applicators are meant to target the eyebrows, corners of the mouth, cheek contours, jawline and neck. By selectively contracting muscles and increasing their density and quality, the EMFACE facial pads are supposed to correct my slight facial asymmetry with the custom tailored adjustment of power on either sides of my face.
Initially, I was startled by the uncanny sensations and was not sure what to think. The feeling was unlike anything that I have ever felt or experienced in my life. I can best describe the experience as a simultaneous combination of mild heat, tangible vibrations and a strong upward pulling and scrunching of the facial muscles that forced me into a mechanical smile each time the apparatus caused the muscle contractions.
Starting from the top of the forehead, the contractions gradually worked their way down to the cheeks and lower half of the face, pulling and tugging as it does the heavy lifting on my behalf while I rested. Think of it as having a gym workout, but for your face instead of your body, and without you needing to put in any effort at all. You are literally exercising your facial muscles. Eventually after about 5-10 minutes into the procedure, I adapted to the process and relaxed into it. So much so that I even managed to fall asleep for the latter half of the treatment even with the power setting at maximum.
When the treatment was over, I could assess that my eyelids were being lifted and I instantly look naturally refreshed, rejuvenated and revitalised. The nasolabial grooves and lines around my mouth have been visibly reduced and smoothened out. My complexion looked radiant, reflective and luminous. EMFACE literally took years off my face. I was flabbergasted. EMFACE not only did not disappoint, it even surpassed all of my expectations and scepticism. I thought to myself that if just one session of the EMFACE could produce such wonderful results without any evidence or trace that I had any work done, then what more when I actually complete the entire course of four treatments?
The Emface is definitely a game changer in more ways than one. Beyond just aesthetic function and capabilities, EMFACE is even able to assist patients diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy which is a medical condition that results in sensory and motor impairment of the facial muscles. The EMFACE stimulates and massages the connective tissues and improves circulations, thereby eventually returning significant improvements to both movement and touch sensations of their facial muscles when all other conventional treatments such as steroids, acupuncture, etc had failed to produce any significant results.
Dr Rohan Mendis of Mendis Aesthetics & Surgery had this to say about this latest facial rejuvenation treatment, “The new EMFACE technology is versatile as not only does it lift up sagging skin by means of inducing collagen & elastin production, it can also fill up facial hollows by toning specific lax facial muscles. As such, this fast, painless, and innovative treatment effectively treats and reverses the various multiple signs of aging all in one go, and it does that with no downtime. Within just a single session, clients report that they witness reduced wrinkling, and a more contoured and lifted appearance.”
To try out the EMFACE, you can go to:
333A, #04-17 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238897
Tel: +65-6235 1728
Images: BTL Corporate