Facial Skin Tightening Without Incisions
What is EmbraceRF?
EmbraceRF combines both Facetite technology and Morpheus8 to provide second to none skin tightening results that are above and beyond any one single modality treatment. You can expect results as close to facelift-like results as possible without having to go under the knife. The results are permanent with a dramatically shorter downtime compared to surgery. It is a perfect treatment for anyone starting in their early 30s and onward who desire a more contoured jawline.
- Up to 40% skin contraction observed in clinical studies
- Leaves no visible scars
- Requires only local anesthesia or light sedation
- 15 – 60 minutes per treatment area
- Minimal downtime
- Less bruising, swelling, and pain
What is the EmbraceRF procedure like?
EmbraceRF can be done in the office under local anesthesia. Sometimes patients like to have additional medication such as Valium as well to calm the nerves before their treatment. We also offer Nitronox for any procedure done at Saxon MD. Nitronox is a mixture of oxygen and nitrous oxide – otherwise known as “laughing gas.” Anyone taking Valium will need to arrange for a ride home, but patients can drive home after Nitronox.
After Dr. Saxon marks the areas on the neck and lower face to be treated, the area is numbed with a diluted local anesthetic. After that, 5 entry points are made with a small needle in order to insert the Facetite device. Each section of the neck and lower face is then treated to reach a preset temperature to tighten while minimizing risks of burns or damage to the skin. The machine continually monitors the temperatures throughout the procedure for optimal safety. Once the lower face is treated with Facetite, the entire face and neck is treated with Morpheus8 to further tighten the skin and improve fine lines and wrinkles on the skin’s surface.
What is recovery like after EmbraceRF?
After the treatment, a compressive dressing is placed around the chin to give support while you heal. This is kept on continually for 48-72 hours and can be removed during the day for an additional 1-2 weeks. It is best to keep the wrap on at night during this time to reduce swelling. Radiofrequency microneedling can cause the skin to be dry and sensitive during healing, so moisturizers and sunscreen are recommended during that time. Although there is always a risk of bruising with any procedure, most patients do not experience this after EmbraceRF since the device closes off any blood vessels with radiofrequency energy preventing bruising. In addition, most patients do not require any pain medication other than Tylenol. We do a lot of our EmbraceRF procedures in Thursday since most feel fine to go back to work the following Monday.
Even though many are happy with their results after only 1 week, the skin will continue to tighten over the course of 6 months. Some changes can even be seen after 1 year. It’s the gift that keeps on giving!