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Radiofrequency For Facial Rejuvenation Information

Radiofrequency (RF) energy treatment is technology for non-surgical tightening of the early signs of loose or sagging skin; ideal for those people who either don’t want, or don’t believe they are old enough to have a surgical procedure.

Pure RF energy alone (such as the Accent™, Pelleve™, Thermage™ and Tripollar™ devices) is primarily used to treat skin laxity by facial tightening, and is best suited to patients with mild to moderate sagging of facial tissues, usually those in their mid 30s to 50s, with any skin colour. It is commonly used to treat the forehead, under the eyes, cheeks, mid-face, jaw line, and neck.

Based on current RF technologies, most people should see at least a mild improvement in their skin tightness, with minimal risks and downtime compared to surgery. Prices for radiofrequency facial tightening treatment depend on the area(s) treated and the device used.

Product Brands

Click on the links below for more information about the individual product brands.


Accent™Pellevé ™Thermage ®TriPollar™


Radiofrequency For Facial Rejuvenation background information

The use of electric currents in medicine has been documented almost since electricity itself was discovered.

Radiofrequency (RF) surgery has a lengthy history of use in oral, ophthalmic, plastic, and gynaecological surgery of over 70 years. Gradually, its use in the practice of dermatology, cosmetology, cardiology, neurosurgery, hepatology, and ENT procedures gained momentum and popularity. Low frequency alternating currents are also used in physiotherapy for their ability to cause contractions in muscles. RF surgery traditionally utilizes a wave of electrons to cause frictional heating of tissues to incise, excise, ablate or coagulate the targeted tissue.

However with recent developments in cryogenics (the use of extremely cold substances) and information technology, non-ablative RF energy is the newest addition to the treatment options available for the ageing face. With the introduction of cryogenics it is possible to deliver RF energy to the deep dermis and sub-dermal layers of the skin, whilst protecting the epidermis. Heating in this area, without damaging the outer layers of skin, causes microscopic changes to the tissues and collagen contraction, with subsequent collagen remodelling over the months that pass.

Figures from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (A.S.A.P.S.) indicate that non-surgical skin tightening was the ninth most common non-surgical cosmetic treatment in the U.S.A. in 2013 with just over 293,000 treatments. 

If you are considering an RF treatment, the following information will give you a basic understanding of the procedure. It can't answer all your questions, since a lot depends on the individual patient and the practitioner. Please ask a practitioner about anything you don't understand.


What is radiofrequency?

Technically speaking, radiofrequency is the number of oscillations (or waves) per second of the electric and magnetic fields within the radio waves portion of the electromagnetic spectrum.

It is lowest of the electromagnetic radiation frequencies within the spectrum, which itself spans from radio waves, microwaves, infrared, optical (visible light), ultraviolet, x-rays, to gamma rays.

By feeding an alternating current (AC) or voltage through an antenna or electrode, electromagnetic waves can be generated that radiate through space at the speed of light; called radio waves. Radiofrequencies, or radio waves, have wavelengths ranging from less than a centimetre to as long as 100 kilometres.

UK domestic electricity which itself is an alternating current could in theory be used for “electrosurgery”, however as most people know, contact with this kind of electric current can cause very undesirable effects such as electrocution and uncontrolled neuromuscular (nerve and muscle) stimulation. However, if the frequency of the alternating current is raised above the response time of neuromuscular structures, we find the radiofrequency range which can safely be used for medical/surgical applications.

By applying RF energy to the human body, which can conduct current and therefore act as part of the electrical circuit, any resistance encountered by the energy flow will cause heat to be produced at the site of maximum resistance, which can also be used to cut or coagulate tissue.

RF energy when used for skin tightening is able to penetrate deep into the skin and affect the deeper dermis and subcutaneous layers, causing tightening and improvements to the underlying tissue structure, but with little change in skin texture or fine lines and wrinkling

 


Types of Radiofrequency delivery

Monopolar (also called Unipolar)

Monopolar or unipolar refers to a device having one pole or electrode.

With monopolar delivery, the current from the generating machine flows through the body from a single electrode (handpiece) and meets maximum resistance in the area around the tip of the handpiece, where tissue heating in the subdermal layers then occurs. A grounding, or “return pad” may also be used, attached to the patient’s lower back or abdomen, to provide a low resistance path for the current to flow back to the generating machine, to complete the electrical circuit.

An example of a monopolar RF only device used for facial rejuvenation and available in the UK is Thermage®.

Biopolar

Biopolar refers to a device having two poles or electrodes.

With bipolar delivery, the current from the generating machine flows only through the tissue which is between the two electrodes on the handpiece; these electrodes start and complete the electrical circuit. Hence, with bipolar delivery, no current flows through the rest of the body, so no grounding or return pad is needed.

In all cases of radiofrequency delivery types, it is the resistance to the current flow in the tissue, not the electrode that generates the heating effect.


Radiofrequency only devices

There are currently only a small number of RF only devices within the UK market place, targeted mainly at the process of facial rejuvenation via skin tightening; these include:

Solta Medical

Thermage

The Thermage™ system is a monopolar RF device that uses patented technology within its ThermaTip™ to deliver RF energy deep into dermal tissues. This heating action causes deep collagen structures in the skin to immediately tighten. Over time, new collagen is produced by the body to further tighten the skin.

It was cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in November 2002 for non-invasive treatment around the eyes, and then in June 2004 for the treatment of facial wrinkles, followed by off-face for the non-invasive treatment of wrinkles in January 2006. Thermage wass the first system to receive FDA clearance for non-invasive eyelid treatments which was received in June 2007.  It is also FDA cleared for the temporary improvement in the appearance of cellulite (when combined with vibration).   

ABC Lasers Ltd

Accent™ 

The Accent™ system boasts dual handpieces – a biopolar handpiece for volumetric dermal heating, aimed primarily at skin tightening treatments; and a monopolar one for a deep controlled penetration depth of the RF energy for fat reduction and cellulite treatment.

It was awarded a CE Mark in June 2005 for cellulite reduction, and FDA approval for the treatment of wrinkles in April 2007, with further approval for more applications currently pending.

Pollogen
 
Tripollar™
 
TriPollar™ radio frequency uses mono-polar and bipolar devices which utilise one or two poles to conduct the RF energy, TriPollar™ RF is claimed to be the only radio frequency technology in the world that simultaneously combines the effects of mono and bi-polar radio frequency in a single treatment, which the manufacturers claim produces better results with less pain.


Combining radiofrequency with other modalities

Increasingly innovation is producing devices that utilise RF energy in combination with other modalities, which are themselves enhanced by the addition of RF, producing machines able to treat more successfully a wider variety of aesthetic requirements from skin tightening to hair removal and cellulite.

RF in combination with light based technologies has the effect of removing the focal point that the light would normally seek out. For example, ablative carbon dioxide (CO2) lasers used in skin resurfacing seek water within the surface layers of the skin, which it heats up, causing both the water and the outermost layers of the skin to vaporise. Non ablative lasers and IPL however seek colour, such as the skin’s pigment (in the case of tattoo or port wine stain removal), or the colour of a hair follicle for hair removal treatments.

By adding RF energy to these light based technologies, such as IPL or lasers for hair removal treatments, it removes the colour focus and the light delivery is able to effectively be “colour-blind”; hence it can treat hair colours such as blonde, grey and red which previously would not have been dark enough to be a focus for the IPL or laser alone.

Some examples of devices combining RF with other modalities currently available or being developed for a wide variety of applications include:

Syneron Ltd

There are several different machines manufactured by Syneron Ltd, which are powered by their patented elos™ (electro-optical synergy) technology — the combined energy technology that uses bipolar radiofrequency and light energies.

IPL and RF (The Aurora™)

The combined efficacy of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) energy and bipolar radiofrequency energy in the same machine has greatly increased the predictability, safety and outcomes of basic photorejuvenation treatment.

Red and brown skin discolouration can be removed as, or more effectively than optical (IPL) only technology with fewer risks and downtime. The addition of modest levels of RF has also improved the resolution of fine lines and wrinkles.

The IPL and RF combined therapy also provides effective hair removal and permanent reduction outcomes on light and dark skinned patients, as well as red, blonde and grey haired patients.

Diode Laser and RF (The Polaris™ and The Comet™)

The combined 900nm diode laser and very high RF energy (The Polaris™) has added a new and powerful component to skin rejuvenation.

Multiple treatments of this deep, skin penetrating technology has provided pleasing skin tightening results on the face and body, as well as noticeable wrinkle reduction in more moderate and severe wrinkles.

The diode laser and RF combined technology is also effective on larger thread veins on the legs and face.

An 810nm diode laser and high energy RF (The Comet™) provides very effective, high speed 810nm optical hair removal results, with the added RF benefit of efficacious outcomes in dark skinned, or tanned patients, as well as red, blonde or grey hair.

Infrared and RF (VelaSmooth™ & VelaShape™)

The Velasmooth™ & VelaShape™ combined Infrared and RF energy technology (plus tissue mobilization and suction) has proven to be an effective body contour and fat reduction tool, as well as cellulite reduction tool.

In June 2005, it received FDA approval for temporary reduction in the appearance of cellulite.

Lumenis Ltd

Vacuum Assisted RF (Aluma™)

The Aluma™ Skin Renewal system from Lumenis was introduced to the world in February 2005 at the American Academy of Dermatology conference in the USA. It is designed to treat wrinkles and skin laxity via the Lumenis technology called FACES™ (Functional Aspiration Controlled Electrothermal Stimulation), which uses a vacuum assisted bipolar delivery of radiofrequency energy deep into the dermal layer for collagen contraction and renewal.

In October 2005 Lumenis received FDA approval to market The Aluma™ in the United States, as well as in  Europe.


What can Radiofrequency (RF) energy treat?

Pure RF energy alone is primarily used to treat skin laxity by facial tightening, and is best suited to patients with mild to moderate sagging of facial tissues, usually those in their mid thirties to fifties, with any skin colour.

It is commonly used to treat the forehead (lift brows and tightens forehead skin), under the eyes (thickens skin and tightens and lifts the upper cheek skin), cheeks (lifts slightly and diminishes enlarged pores), mid-face, jaw line (diminishes jowling and sagging along the jaw line), and the neck (tightens skin and diminishes wrinkling of the neck).

However, if there is a significant amount of redundant or sagging skin, often seen in older patients over sixty, this procedure may not show a significant enough improvement and a traditional mid-face, face or brow lift operation may be recommended in order to remove the excess skin, therefore achieving a better result.

In combination with other modalities, as we have discussed above, RF can be used to enhance a variety of treatments including hair removal, photorejuvenation, pigmented and vascular problems, acne treatment and cellulite treatment.


What should you do before treatment?

You should try to avoid doing anything that will irritate your skin immediately before treatment. This includes sunbathing (natural or artificial). Practitioners are unlikely to treat someone who has sun burn for example, as they would be more likely to suffer pain from the addition of heat to the already damaged skin; however an established tan would be fine.

Some women find that their skin is more sensitive right before and during their menstrual cycle so if you are a woman, you might want to take this effect on pain threshold into consideration when scheduling your treatment appointment(s).


What happens during a Radiofrequency For Facial Rejuvenation treatment?

Careful discussions regarding your reasons for wanting treatment are very important before you begin the treatment. You must also make sure that this treatment can deliver what you want and how you would like to look afterwards. Your practitioner should be able to answer all these questions.

A medical history should also be taken to make sure that there are no reasons why you shouldn’t undertake treatment. You may be asked to sign a consent form which means that you have understood the potential benefits and risks associated with the procedure.

Photographs may also be taken by the practitioner for a "before and after" comparison at a later date.

Procedure

You may be required to wash your face with soap and warm water prior to your treatment, in order to remove any makeup and skin oils which could interfere with the application of the RF treatment.

A topical anaesthetic cream may then be applied to your skin a short time prior to treatment, to help numb the skin slightly; this will normally be removed using alcohol cleansers immediately before your clinician commences the procedure.

Depending on the device being used and your practitioner, a “treatment grid” ink transfer may then be applied over your face to assist the practitioner in navigating your face whilst delivering the RF energy; helping to assure an even application of the RF and to prevent inadvertent overlapping of treatment.

Again, dependent of the device being used you may be fitted with a single-use, self-adhesive return pad attached to your stomach or back to ground you; normally with monopolar devices.

A coupling gel may then also be applied over your face which acts as an additional barrier between the surface layers of your skin and the handpiece of the device.

Your clinician will then commence the RF treatment working across your face. Once completed a soothing gel or lotion may be applied to your skin.

Repeat Procedures

Immediately following the treatment, your skin will feel tighter, with more tightening improvements appearing gradually over the months after treatment.

Results are said to last up to a couple of years, and a single initial treatment can be enough to produce results in some people (using the Thermage device), depending on skin thickness; however your practitioner will be able to determine a course of treatments specific to you and your needs.


How long will it take to recover from Radiofrequency For Facial Rejuvenation?

Some people experience mild redness immediately following treatment (similar to a sunburnt look), but this usually disappears quickly. Most people find that they can return to work and normal activities immediately after treatment.

Depending on your practitioner you may be advised to use certain soothing lotions, creams or gels to lightly apply to the treatment area, or possibly cool, moisturising mists to apply as you feel necessary.


What are the risks and potential complications from Radiofrequency For Facial Rejuvenation treatment?

As the treatment is carried out you will experience brief, deep heating sensations every time the RF energy is delivered to your skin and underlying tissue. Devices may have an inbuilt cryogenic capability whereby the handpiece is either chilled or emits a cooling spray before, during and after the RF burst, to protect your skin from the heating, and make the treatment more comfortable.

Cryospray

As each person's pain tolerance and threshold varies, it is difficult to quantify how painful or uncomfortable the treatment is. It also depends on the device used and the power settings for the treatment. Your clinician may offer you anaesthetic options, such as a topical anaesthetic cream applied to your skin prior to treatment, or relaxants and pain management drugs, that can minimize your discomfort.

The most frequently reported side effects of treatment with RF energy are swelling, redness, bumps and blisters on or around the treated area, which typically disappear in a few days or weeks.

One of the most serious potential complications from RF energy treatment is a “depression”; this is attributed to the overheating of underlying tissue causing fat atrophy or excessive tightening, giving you a sunken appearance in the affected area. The occurrence of this also depends on the device used and appears to be only currently reported with the Thermacool™ system. Generally, although further studies and more available data is needed, it is considered that there is a correlation between the occurrence of these depressions and the treatment being given at frequency levels above the manufacturer’s guidelines. It is therefore imperative that you make sure that your practitioner is adequately trained and certified to perform the RF treatment.


What should you do after a Radiofrequency For Facial Rejuvenation treatment?

No special care is needed after treatment although your practitioner may suggest some of the following:

  • Light application of soothing/moisturising lotions, creams or gels to the treatment area;
  • cool, moisturising mists applied as you feel necessary;
  • cool water rinses or ice packs applied to the treatment area.

Additionally, when you leave a clinic after a radiofrequency treatment you are likely to suffer from varying degrees of redness depending on the intensity of the treatment, which may not be the most attractive face that you wish to present to the public as you walk down the street. There is however a solution.
 
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Few clinics currently offer this product, or any camouflage make-up, as part of the treatment service, so be prepared and take it with you. Lycogel® is available in a variety of shades to suit all skin colours.
 
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Who should not have a Radiofrequency For Facial Rejuvenation treatment?

As long as you are generally healthy and don’t have any skin diseases or infections in the area treated, there are few medical reasons why patients should not undergo this treatment.

People with sensory disturbance to the skin may not be considered good candidates as this could make the reporting of discomfort during the procedure unreliable, leading to potential harm.

Although there is no evidence that this treatment is harmful for pregnant women, you would generally be advised to wait until after you have given birth before embarking upon a course of treatment.

More importantly, people with electrical devices e.g., pacemakers, or metal implants e.g., artificial metal hip joints, heart valves or dental plates, cannot be treated because RF current flowing through the body may interfere with these devices or heat up metal implants, which could be dangerous.


Who can perform Radiofrequency For Facial Rejuvenation?

Depending on the device used, this procedure is generally available only in the offices of qualified physicians who specialise in cosmetic procedures.

Find a Clinic or Practitioner specialising in Radiofrequency for Facial Rejuvenation in the UK & Ireland.


What is the average cost of Radiofrequency For Facial Rejuvenation?

You will not be able to access this treatment via the National Health Service.

Private prices for radiofrequency treatments depend on the area(s) being treated and can range from approximately £1,500 - £2,000 for the forehead and eye areas, £2,500 for the jaw and neck areas to £3,000 - £3,500 for the whole face with Thermage.

Costs are often less for other devices using combined treatments (with laser + RF for example) or the Accent™ bipolar RF machine – however, these usually require multiple treatments and may not be as effective. For example, an Accent™ RF Facial session costs from £350 - £600 depending on the treatment area and the condition of skin. It is recommended to have a course of 4 sessions (once every 3 - 4 weeks).


Summary of advice for Radiofrequency For Facial Rejuvenation

RF energy treatment is a new and promising technology for non-surgical tightening of the early signs of loose or sagging skin; ideal for those people who either don’t want, or don’t believe they are old enough to have a surgical procedure to resolve their onset of skin laxity.

Based on current RF technologies available, most people should see at least a mild improvement in their skin tightness, with minimal risks and downtime compared to surgery.

It is difficult to assess the differences in results between the differing RF technologies that are currently available, and as this market place expands, we anticipate seeing many more devices introduced, with newer improved treatment methods and protocols to further enhance patient comfort and results.


Before and after photographs of Radiofrequency For Facial Rejuvenation

Thermage®

Face By Thermage

Eyes By Thermage

Images provided courtesy of Sigmacon Ltd.

Chin before Thermage treatment

Chin after Thermage treatment

Chin and jawline before radiofrequency treatment with Thermage® .

Chin and jawline 7 weeks post treatment

Images provided courtesy of Dr John Tanqueray at Mulberry House Clinic.



Accent

Face before treatment with Accent RF

Face after treatment with Accent RF

3 weeks after a single Accent™ facial lift treatment.

Crow's feet before treatment with Accent RF

Crow's feet after 4 treatments with Accent RF

2 weeks after 4th treatment with Accent™ on crow's feet around the eyes.

Images provided courtesy of ABC Lasers Ltd.

All before and after photographs are real patients, your results may differ.


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Radiofrequency For Facial Rejuvenation Reviews. Read and compare 13 patient reviews and ratings for Radiofrequency For Facial Rejuvenation. See if others recommend this cosmetic procedure and think its value for money. Or write your own review below!

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Radiofrequency For Facial Rejuvenation Reviewed on 25/03/2014

nice text however there are different frequency in use 0.3 to 0.5, 1mhz up to 10 mhz. All are used in mashines treating body and face even though there intensity varies tremendously.. this is what I dont understand. how can 0.3 hz used on the face.. isnt it way deeper than 3mhz? it wouöd be fantastic if you get back to me.
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Radiofrequency For Facial Rejuvenation Reviewed on 29/10/2012

I was treated by machine Reaction and it was amazing. I was really afraid that it will painful but it was nice. When I got home, my husband asked me what I did with my face :)
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Radiofrequency For Facial Rejuvenation Reviewed by Edward John on 15/09/2012

I`ll be 50 next month but all my friends told me that I look like in my late 20`s. I have no wrinkles at all, tight normal looking skin unlike surgical face lift that could look too tight or unnatural. Smaller pores. Of course, with the help of RF. I have achieved an excellent results after 6 treatments ( once every 2 months ).
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Radiofrequency For Facial Rejuvenation Reviewed by hazel reed on 01/08/2012

I finished a course of 4 RF Accent treatments 2 months ago on my sagging jowls which have been bothering me for some years. I''m 52 and otherwise young looking. I experienced mild discomfort during the last two treatments when the power was increased, but have been very pleased with the results. I dont look startlingly different, but I can see a real improvement and people tell me I look ''well'' and ''fresh''. Thats exactly what I wanted, and what I was told by my practitioner would happen. He also told me the results would be slow to start with but continue for 3 months after my last treatment and that has proved to be accurate. I lost some weight during the treatment period, which tends to counteract the effects, but I''m still very pleased, and will be having 2 more top up treatments to make up for this. I think as long as you are realistic about what can be achieved, and use a reputable and qualified practitioner with plenty of experience, you wont be disappointed. Its certainly given me more self confidence.
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Radiofrequency For Facial Rejuvenation Reviewed by Patricia Lowery on 26/07/2012

I just started the RF treatment and after the first session there was a noticeable improvement. There was no discomfort. I look forward to continued RF therapy.
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Radiofrequency For Facial Rejuvenation Reviewed on 24/06/2012

I have had 4 treatments so far, I am going for 2 more. yesterday I looked at a picture of myself next to a woman 56 we looked the same age. The treatments are uncomfortable but the results are amazing my face is tighter jaw line almost perfect. These treatments are great. Do not understand the ladies that got creapy skin from the machine almost impossible.
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Radiofrequency For Facial Rejuvenation Reviewed on 17/06/2012

I had a fotofacial by Syneron`s EMAX machine, the SRA head. I`m 38. The radiofrequency was set on the maximum and destroyed the dermix and fat layer under my skin. The plastic surgeons and dermatologists I have seen all said that when you use radiofrequency near the eyes or over any bony prominences, it needs to be turned way down. They explained that radiofrequency is energy. The bipolar radiofrequency can go as deep as the bone especially over areas of thin skin like the forehead and orbital area. The bone cannot absorb the energy so it goes right back through the skin again - you are basically getting twice the amount of energy. It also goes around the bone affect structures adjacent to it. Something has to absorb the energy. The collagen then completey denatures (basically it is destroyed) and the fat layer is also destroyed. I`m left with crepey, wrinkly skin on the areas that are right over the bones. Since the dermal structures around my eyes are no longer functioning well, the orbial fat has now prolapsed under my eyes. IPL if combined with radiofrequency as it is with all the Syneron machines, can cause fat atrophy and excessive dermal damage. I`m living proof.
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Radiofrequency For Facial Rejuvenation Reviewed on 09/06/2012

I just turned 50. I have done Thermage 3 times in the last 5 years. My skin does look good, but since I have done multiple things - Fraxel, facelift, it is hard to tell if Thermage contributed to it. It seems that it did. And I did experience quite strong pain during procedure, but didn''t have any issues afterwords, like this person with review on 06/12/2011. Also I did Thermage on my hands and arms, again it seems that skin tightened up, but just a little bit, to a point that I am not sure if it is my imagination. The only issue is the price, is it so inadequately high. But if you can afford you just take a chance, there is no other more efficient method for some areas, like around your eyes, your hands and arms. I did eyelid surgery, but without tightening the skin, it didn''t look that good.
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Radiofrequency For Facial Rejuvenation Reviewed by Anonymous Anonymous on 10/04/2012

I am 54 and have had six treatments with the Diode Laser and RF (The Polaris = brand name?) and it has made a significant improvement in my skin tightness, reduced wrinkles and even ELIMINATED the ''''Marionette" lines that ran vertically on either side of my mouth. NO PAIN, the clinician just kept a thick application of gel on the areas. I only checked off one star for pain because there was no choice for zero pain and could not submit this otherwise. If you were unfortunate enough to have had the bad experience of the poor woman from June 2011 then the treatment was not done properly or by a qualified person. I would highly recommend the RF Diode type to anyone considering a non-surgical skin tightening procedure. Just two notes though: 1) this particular type does not remove dark age spots or veins; I am getting IPL next to address those issues. 2) Not sure when the original article was written in the UK, but in Canada we do not need to go exclusively to a doctor, all the above are available through regular beauty/aesthetic salons.
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Radiofrequency For Facial Rejuvenation Reviewed by Hoss Maria on 24/03/2012

I was surprised after each treatment.I have had 4th one and every colleague of mine complemented my look.I am 42years old with sensitive skin & after exercise routine my face got slim and saggy.It was my surprise,that not only cheeks are lifted ,but my eyebrows too.Cant understand previous negative comment,because every friend of mine who had it,NEVER had any pain or swallowing or puffy eyes after the treatment.it was warm,its true,around eyes even warmer cos the skin is very thin there.And yes,my face was red ,but less then after a sunbathing.It last 3hours maybe.I would recommend this treatment to every woman after 38.
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Radiofrequency For Facial Rejuvenation Reviewed by Kinda Masri on 16/12/2011

Have to do the full treatment suggested to you , without skipping any.
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Radiofrequency For Facial Rejuvenation Reviewed on 06/12/2011

I have a very young looking face, no wrinkles or saggy skin. This was a birthday treat facial. I experienced horrible pain, like electric shocks all over my face, which made me feel extremely nervous, ontop of which when the treatment had finished, I looked 20 years older than my age. My face was all puffy and ugly looking. My cheeks had ballooned up and I looked a mess. I have been depressed ever since. That was almost two weeks ago. I do not recommend this form of treatment to anybody. I have also suffered bad headaches for the first 3 days with huge bags under my eyes. The following morning in the mirror I hardly recognised myself. Big bags, dark circles and a sunken depressed look...Never again..No thanks!
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Radiofrequency For Facial Rejuvenation Reviewed on 03/03/2011

It was really good. The result is obvious
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