As we age, our skin loses it’s elasticity and natural ‘bounce’! When we see sagging or fine lines appearing we know that those tell-tale signs of aging are beginning to creep in! As the folds and lines deepen, eyebrows begin to droop, jawline begins to sag and our cheek bones seem to be non-existent. We often hear from many of you that going under the knife isn’t an option and for some, Botox and fillers aren’t in their beauty repertoire either. We’re happy to tell you that there is a less painful solution that is considered a ‘facial’ – it’s called the facelift facial. We can all handle that right?!
In just 60 minutes, patients saw years wiped right off their faces! It works in two parts – a preparation treatment and a tightening one – and the results are said to be quite dramatic, especially in individuals over the age of 50 (though some start in their 30’s). The treatment usually lasts between 60-90 minutes and begins with a light fruit acid applied to the skin to cleanse it. Next, a vacuum based abrasive tip is applied which combines cleansing, exfoliation, hydration and antioxidant protection simultaneously. An LED light is finally used to stimulate the production of collagen – which is a protein that gives skin its elasticity. The treatment smooths out wrinkles and fine lines. But the most noticeable improvement is on the jowls (horrible word).
Many patients who are considering a radio frequency facial or a facelift facial often say they don’t want to appear unnatural. This would be the perfect solution for them!
Prices for radio frequency facial tightening treatment depend on the area(s) treated and the device used. It can run anywhere from $1,000 to $4,000 – depending on the amount of treatments needed. Though that may seem steep, results are proven to last for at least 2 years!
If you’re in the market, here are some things to consider & questions to ask:
- Consult a doc who is certified by the American Board of Plastic surgery (super important)
- Ask for before & after photos of previous patients
- Ask about the risks involved (minor bruising, discoloration, etc.)
- Ask about the types of non-surgical skin tightening systems – Thermage (flyer below) vs. ReFirme
Questions regarding this treatment? Just write in the comments section below!