Is Emface Really The Solution To Getting The Filler Look Without Needles?

Botox and filler have long been the popular choice of treatment for many people wanting to combat signs of aging and fine lines. According to the 2020 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report, Botox and fillers were in the top two of minimally invasive procedures performed that year, followed by laser skin resurfacing, chemical peel, and intense pulsed light treatments. There were 4.4 million injections of Botulinum Toxin Type A, also known as Botox, and 3.4 million injections of soft tissue fillers. In fact, these two procedures were in the top two for both men and women who had them done.

As technology evolves, filler and cosmetic procedure fans are always looking for the next best ways to look younger and take care of their skin. Now, being the first and only of its kind, the EMFACE™ treatment targets fine lines and wrinkles without ever using any needles. And the results might just be worth it.

What is EMFACE™?

EMFACE™ is a new facial procedure that uses high-intensity focused electromagnetic, or HIFES, and radio frequency, or RF, to sculpt your face to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It comes from the same company that revolutionized body sculpting technology, Emsculpt NEO™. Using radio frequencies and electromagnetic energies, the EMFACE™ procedure heats up your muscles and tissues to tone, tighten, lift, and contour the skin (via Vitalyc Medspa).

According to BTL, the creator of EMFACE™, both technologies of HIFES and RF work together to target both your skin and muscles at the same time. RF heats the dermis, which leads to increased levels of elastin fibers and collagen. This process then helps smooth the skin. HIFES contracts the muscle to support and elevate the facial tissues. This increases the quality of your muscle structure and their density.

"Emface combines radiofrequency with electromagnetic stimulation on the elevators of the face — the frontalis and the zygomaticus major and minor muscles. The frontalis elevates the brow. The zygomaticus major and minor muscles elevate the corners of the mouth and lift the face," facial plastic surgeon Dr. Jennifer Levine explains to Byrdie. "The combination of the treatments increases the bulk of these muscles and also decreases wrinkles." In addition to its noninvasive no-needle properties, this procedure only takes about 20 minutes to complete.

EMFACE™ results

As opposed to filler, which requires an external product to produce results, EMFACE™ relies on your natural muscle function. "Filler relies on an outside product being used to restore volume," double-board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Yael Halaas, M.D., F.A.C.S., tells POPSUGAR. "Emface is restoring your own muscle [by] toning the face with radiofrequency for subtle skin and smooth effects."

For best results, professionals recommend four treatments total per year, spread one week apart. On average, you can expect this procedure to cost between $5,000 and $6,000 dollars. "I felt and looked incredible after each session and could go about my day as normal; no makeup was needed or even wanted with such instant results," writer Ashley Rebecca details her experience for Byrdie. "After receiving each Emface treatment, I noticed that my skin felt tighter, and I did not have as much movement in my forehead area as I had before getting Emface."

There have already been 700 treatments administered to 170 patients throughout nine clinical studies with promising results. According to Vitalyc Medspa, the results certainly speak for themselves with 37% wrinkle reduction, 23% in lifting effects, and a 30% increase in muscle toning. In these clinical studies, 92.8% of patients reported an increase in volume improvement of the face, 25.5% saw an increase in skin evenness, and 90% felt it looked more natural than using neurotoxins also known as botox and fillers.