What is EmFace?
Move over Botox and Hyaluronic Filler, there is a new procedure taking over NYC. This new, ground breaking, and first of it’s kind procedure is called EmFace. Made by the same company who has brought us a myriad of other revolutionary procedures, like EmSculpt, EmTone, and EmSella, EmFace uses a similar muscle building technology to lift and smooth the skin of the face.
Patients who receive this treatment in NYC report outstanding results; a higher, more contoured cheek bone, a more defined jawline, and a smoother, totally natural lift in the forehead and eyelids. For the first time in NYC, EmFace accomplishes all of this with zero downtime, zero injectables, and zero discomfort in a simple series of four, twenty-minute sessions completed over 1 month’s time.
HOW DOES EMFACE WORK?
Wondering how it works? We’ll tell you! EmFace simultaneously uses Radio Frequency and HIFES technology to affect both the facial muscles as well as the skin to accomplish a completely natural lift and smoothness of the face. In layman’s terms, Radio Frequency penetrates the superficial skin using heat to trick the treated skin into believing that it has been “injured” and cues the body’s natural pathway for healing and rejuvenating.
Rejuvenation refers to the body renewing the skin by creating new skin and building collagen, which smoothes and tightens it’s appearance. HIFES technology, at the same time, stimulates the facial muscles, causing them to contract more intensely, and much faster, than they typically can on their own. Simply, HIFES technology provides a work out for the facial muscles. Similar to working out other muscles on the body, these muscles then gain strength, and increase in size. When they do increase in size, the larger muscles result in a more contoured appearance, and, since these muscles have grown in size, they lift the skin below, helping to tighten the jawline as well.
EMFACE, BOTOX, and FILLERS
There have been a ton of clinical trials and studies completed, which helps give the providers great confidence in EmFace’s ability to accomplish what it has promised. Some studies have told us that about half of the general population above forty years old has attempted to hide or conceal their face in some way, due to signs of aging.
As a top Dermatologist in NYC, Dr. Akhavan strives to remove this insecurity for his thousands of patients, without necessarily needing to change their appearance using injectable products like Botox and Filler. EmFace has completely changed the game for patients who are not comfortable with painful injectable procedures, or who are keen to avoid the use of these products.
In NYC specifically, most patients prefer to look like they have never had an injectable procedure done, as the general aesthetic appeal of NYC residents is natural looking, unidentifiable and undetectable results. Patients want to look well rested and fresh, but do not want to look “fake”. This becomes more and more difficult to achieve as patient age increases, leaving Dr. Akhavan with not many options in our office, The Dermatology and Laser Group, which boasts exclusively non-invasive procedures of the face, neck and body.
Without the possibility of invasive surgery, Dr. Akhavan must rely solely on completely non-invasive procedures for his patients. EmFace allows Dr. Akhavan to provide a huge improvement for his patients with just this one treatment, minimizing the need for large amounts of Filler and/or Botox. Dr. Akhavan has seen about a 50% decrease in the amount of hyaluronic acid and Botox needed to improve facial contour, lift, and tighten, after a patient first receives four, twenty minute EmFace sessions at our NYC office.
CELEBRITIES AND EMFACE
A very large population of our patients in NYC are those who spend their lives in front of a camera of some sort. Whether they are actors, anchors, influencers, singers, performers of any kind, or reality stars. For these patients, any fast and significant change to their appearance can affect their careers in a negative way. They need full facial movement, making the Botox treatment less than ideal, and leaving them with little to no way of improving dynamic wrinkles of the forehead. Similarly, they cannot afford to change their appearance using facial fillers from one day to the next, as many are filming TV shows, movies, and more, and rely on continuity of their appearance for their work. For all these reasons, undergoing the EmFace procedure with us in NYC has become extremely attractive.
Our celebrity patients at The Dermatology and Laser Group have been loving EmFace because it is completely natural, and does not drastically change their appearance immediately, but rather gradually over the course of about 3 months. The result they have seen is a more well rested, revitalized version of themselves.
WHAT ARE THE RESULTS?
Wondering just how much of a difference EmFace makes? There is so much fantastic and detailed information on expected results due to clinical research performed over the last few years. According to multiple studies on the efficacy of the device, patients can expect a whopping 37% improvement in wrinkle reduction. Patients can also expect a 23% lift in the face, as well as a 30% muscle mass increase. These are huge percentages, for a procedure that is completely natural, non-invasive, and not painful. As we age, there is no way to maintain facial muscle mass, and these muscles naturally deplete and weaken over time.
This leads to the deterioration of the average person’s facial “scaffolding”, which connects the skin to the muscle, and the muscle to the underlying bone. The EmFace procedure, which consists of four, twenty minute sessions completed over the course of one month’s time, is the only way to improve this “scaffolding”, as we like to call it, and turn back the clock when it comes to aging. The procedure, when completed in NYC at our office, gives patients the ability to slow down the aging process, allowing them to age much more gracefully, all while still looking age appropriate and like themselves. In NYC, this is the biggest factor, drawing in patients from all over the tri-state area to our practice.
WHO IS EMFACE FOR?
Another great aspect of EmFace, which Dr. Akhavan has found extremely enticing, is the fact that almost anybody is a candidate to receive this treatment. The only contraindication to receiving the EmFace treatment is a metal implant of any sort within the mouth or face. This can be dental implants and/or permanent piercings. Aside from this small contraindication, any patient, at any age, is welcome to undergo EmFace.
Facial Contouring & Face Lift
Reasons for younger patients to receive this treatment could be the want or need of facial contouring, as they may feel that a higher cheek bone may look more feminine, or maybe they are self conscious about the appearance of their jawline, and are looking for a way to define this without using injectable products like hyaluronic fillers or biostimulatory fillers. Hyaluronic fillers that we use in our NYC office come from brands such as Juvederm, Restylane, and RHA, while biostimulatory fillers are products such as Sculptra and Radiesse.
Many younger patients are very well read, and are very informed consumers, who are weary of the long term effects that fillers and Botox might have on their appearance as they age. Although there is a lot of misinformation floating around the internet in regards to products like the ones mentioned above, we understand and respect their decision to avoid these products. Dr. Akhavan is happy to finally be able to tap into this population of people in NYC with such a strong, and quickly well-loved treatment, like EmFace.
Easily Complements Other Cosmetic Treatments
For patients who do already use and love injectable products like Botox and Filler, thankfully, their use of these products does not affect their ability to undergo the EmFace procedure should they so choose to do so. The EmFace procedure will not affect, melt away, or destroy their beloved and expensive past treatments, but rather improve the longevity of the injectable procedures that they had previously undergone. This universal treatment is an all-around safe and fantastic option for any patient, at any age, and any gender, with any skin type!
WHAT IS AN EMFACE TREATMENT LIKE?
Many people have asked Dr. Akhavan at his NYC practice, The Dermatology and Laser Group, what EmFace feels like, and if it hurts. We are happy to report that there is absolutely no pain associated with the procedure! When a patient comes in for EmFace, sticker probes are placed on both cheeks, as well as applied on their forehead.
These stickers are then connected to the EmFace console, and will emit both HIFES and Radio Frequency throughout the twenty minute procedure. The sensation has been described as a relatively new, and funny feeling, though not at all painful or hot. If you have ever used a stim device on muscles of the body, the feeling is similar, there is a warm sensation, while your facial muscles twitch or contract involuntarily. Most patients have described it as an interesting and relaxing feeling, and never once as painful in the over 100 patients we have treated using EmFace at our office in NYC.
We invite you to come in and give it a try for yourself. You will be absolutely amazed at EmFace’s results, no matter how young or old you may be. A simple consultation with Dr. Akhavan in our NYC office will provide you with all the details and information you need to make an informed decision about the procedure. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Arash Akhavan, MD is founder and owner of The Dermatology and Laser Group, one of the top centers for cosmetic procedures in New York City for over a decade. Arash Akhavan, MD, FAAD is a Board Certified Dermatologist and an Associate Professor at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Akhavan is a Castle Connolly Top Doc, New York Magazine Best Doctor, and Super Doctor featured in The New York Times. Dr. Akhavan is a key opinion leader that has been featured on hundreds of media publications including The New York Times, Allure, Marie Claire, Women’s Health, Cosmopolitan, ABC News, Fox News, Fox 5, NY1, WPIX, and more. He has been featured on nationally syndicated television programs such as The Doctors.
Dr. Akhavan serves as an educator and lecturer for multiple aesthetic device and injectable companies. This allows his office access to newer technologies at an earlier date than other offices, as well as a higher level of expertise in the use of these devices. This, in turn, translates to more effective and safer treatments for our patients.