I tested this needle-free skin care device

One of my favorite things about being a beauty editor is auditioning Non-surgical beauty treatmentslike microneedle And Laser erasing acne scarsbefore it becomes available to the public. So when I got an email back in August with a chance to try imvisNew facial procedure BTL (Makers of the folk remedy for toning the body EmSculpt), I was incredibly excited about the test, as it is being promoted as A needle-free filler alternative that makes your face more sculpted, tighter, and toned.

Even my dermatologist friends would refer to the treatment as “Revolutionary” and a “game-changer”, especially for people who want to enhance their appearance in a more natural way, without needles or downtime. So I immediately set my series of appointments with a plastic surgeon Yael HallasMD, in his New York City practice, W Now, about four months later, I’m fully seeing the results of Emface.

So if you’re as curious as I was, keep reading for my review of Emface, including what to expect from the treatment, how long it takes, and ultimately, if it’s worth trying for yourself.

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What is Emface?

Emface is a non-invasive treatment that uses a combination of HIFES (High Intensity Facial Electrical Stimulation) and… radio frequency Technique To improve facial muscle density and activate collagen and elastin production, says Dr. “As of now, it is the only device that can treat and reverse the two main causes of aging – loss of facial muscle tone and loss of collagen.”

So how exactly does Emface work? In short, HIFES tightens the forehead and cheek muscles with electromagnetic current to lift and lift facial tissues, while RF technology uses heat energy to stimulate the wound healing response in your skin. This process increases collagen and elastinThese are the two main proteins responsible for keeping a baby hydrated and full.

What are the benefits of Emface?

Emface has a lot of benefits: Creates a lift, restores volume and reduces fine lines in the facesays d. “It also tones the core facial muscles to provide an overall fresher, tighter and smoother complexion.” Dr. Halas also says that Emface can lift eyebrows and make cheekbones appear more prominent, which are definitely the two most noticeable benefits I’ve experienced after my two rounds of treatments.

How is Emface different from fillers or Botox?

Historically, if you wanted to lift and sculpt your facial features or smooth fine lines, you’d need to turn to your derm for a neurotoxin (such as Botox or Xiumin) Wow stuffing. Emface is said to create the same filler-like effects in a more natural wayWithout using needles. Fillings injection Hyaluronic acid in the face to add volume and lift, while Emface strengthens facial muscles to add volume and lift. Botox paralyzes facial muscles to prevent lines and wrinkles from forming, while Emface uses RF heat to smooth lines and wrinkles. forehead wrinkles.

For what it’s worth, I’ve tried all three: Botox, fillers, and now Emface. and while I *think* Emface produces similar results to Botox and fillers, it’s just significantly more subtle. Straight Botox smoothed out my forehead lines. Emface relaxed them. I just tried cheek filler Once and it made my cheekbones look fuller, while Emface made them look more lifted. Personally, I prefer the Emface result—it feels less bloated than the filler.

Unlike Botox and fillers (Botox starts working within about a week after treatment and the results of fillers are almost immediate), Emface takes a while before you notice a noticeable difference in your skin (Think: a few months). Building collagen and strengthening muscles is a long game, and I didn’t really notice a difference until after my third treatment, with the results becoming more and more visible as the weeks went on. On average, Emface results peak 90 days after your last session and continue to improve over time.

How long is the Emface treatment?

I took both of my Emface treatments About 25 minutes from start to finish. To prepare for the treatment, your provider will wipe your cheeks and forehead with an alcohol pad so that the stickers adhere to your skin properly. They will also stick a floor pad to the skin of your back. Once the treatment stickers and floor pad are in place, the 20-minute treatment begins.

And remember, Emface is not a single thing. “You’ll need to complete four sessions — about a week or two apart“To see the full results,” says Dr. Hallas. Maintenance sessions may be required once or twice a year depending on the patient and desired goals. If you’re not going to stick to all four sessions, Emface isn’t the cure for you.

Is Emface painful?

in my experience, Emface isn’t hurt, but he sure looks weird—especially the first time you try it. Unlike other non-invasive treatments, such as Clear and cool or microneedling RF, there is absolutely no anesthesia or downtime. After the treatment, you can carry on with your day as normal.

Your practitioner will place three adhesive bandages on your face – one on each cheek and one on your forehead. Each pad emits a mild heat similar to a hot stone massage. Nice and comfortable. It’s also vibrating, which leads to this weird involuntary twitching of your facial muscles (A: I show my face in the video below). If you ever tried microcurrentit’s a similar, more intense feeling.

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How much does Emface cost?

IMO, the biggest downside to Emface is the steep price. Pricing varies by location and practice, but in general, Expect to shell out $4,500 for a series of four treatmentssays d. Hopefully, as the treatment spreads, the price drops a bit.

Is Emface worth it?

There is no denying that Emface is a complete game changer in the field of non-surgical cosmetic treatment. It is safe for all skin types and types (one exception – “Patients with metal in their face are not candidates for the treatment Due to the energy being released through the grounding rod,” says Dr.

But will Emface replace fillers for me? Nope, because nothing makes my forehead satisfyingly smooth like a few units of Botox. Will it prevent me from trying the filler again? As of now, yes. Would I recommend it to anyone who wants to try anti-aging treatments in a subtle, relatively low-adherence way? at all.

Meet the expert:

  • Yael Hallas, MD, a double-certified plastic surgeon in New York, NY. Dr. Hallas specializes in facial plastic, reconstructive plastic surgery, and non-surgical procedures. She is an international spokesperson for major cosmetic brands, as well as a clinical investigator for new treatments.

Why trust worldwide?

Lauren Balsamo He is the Deputy Director of Cosmetology worldwide With nine years of experience researching, writing, and editing skincare stories that range from the best Exfoliators for sensitive skin comprehensively Hydrafacial Review. She regularly tests and analyzes new cosmetic treatments, while working with the best dermatologists and estheticians in the industry to evaluate new technologies.

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Lauren Balsamo is the Deputy Chief Esthetician worldwide, Where she writes, edits, and produces all kinds of beauty content — from product reviews to personal essays and trend reports. Beauty has covered for nine years in worldwide Contributed to Women’s health And Seventeen magazines as well. follow her Instagram.

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