On the verge of being well into my 30s, age-prevention modalities and gizmos are becoming increasingly of interest – naturally. Coming into this age group in 2023 gives me and other millennials an edge not quite seen before. We are old enough to remember when getting older often meant letting go but young enough to witness the cosmetic and wellness boom responsible for giving antiaging facial injections and procedures mainstream status. As with anything that becomes common practice, the options become more and more refined – with popularity, comes ingenuity.
Not only can age management start earlier and earlier; it can continue with no pain or downtime! Gone are the days when the only hope for age prevention is injectable neurotoxins and fillers. (I find this especially true as my primary concern is nasolabial folds, which I feel are not deep enough for injection intervention.) How is this possible? EMFACE. EMFACE is the first therapy that works on the framework of your face from the inside out by applying patented combination of synchronized radiofrequency (RF) and high-intensity focused electromagnetic facial muscle stimulation (HIFESTM). Synchronized RF heats the dermis to stimulate collagen and elastin production, while HIFESTM selectively contracts facial muscles.
That’s all fine and well, but how exactly does a full-face workout feel like? In so many words? Like a reverse sit-up for your face. Let’s start at the top!
I sat on the table with a clean face ready for my closeup. The practitioner fastened three electrodes backed with a sticky adhesive onto my forehead and each cheek, along with a grounding patch on my back. I would describe the treatment sensation as if someone was gently squeezing and releasing my face at its center repeatedly for about 20 minutes. This is caused by the muscles contracting as they are scrunched and released. The most work I had to do was to sit back and relax – a breeze compared to the facial exercises I’m used to doing.
I personally experienced no discomfort or overexertion. The patches warmed gradually during the treatment due to the radiofrequency. When everything was said and done, I did notice an improvement in my face’s overall volume, but I was told this would be temporary, similar to a workout pump. My full results would take six to 12 weeks.
I write this at the four-week mark, and I am impressed. The concerns I had about my nasolabial folds have diminished, and it will only go up from here. And based on publish-pending nine clinical trials, where patients saw an increase of 30% in muscle tone, 37% in wrinkle reduction, 23% in lifting effect, 26% in collagen, 200% in elastin, 92.8% in volume, 92.5% in skin evenness, I am a part of the overall 92.3% patient satisfaction rate. EMFACE can act as a tool or a bridge and everything in between for those concerned with aging and getting older. It’s amazing what 20 minutes can do.