LIFT & TIGHTEN
advanced skin tightening and contouring
NON SURGICAL FACELIFT
LIFT & TIGHTEN
advanced skin tightening and contouring
NON SURGICAL FACELIFT
RADIOFREQUENCY NON-SURGICAL LIFTING AND CONTOURING
Radiofrequency energy is the single most impressive way for stimulating skin rejuvenation. It targets all the markers of real skin health – tone, suppleness, and elasticity – without invasive intervention or any down time. Consistently. Effectively. Safely.
As we age, our skin loses elasticity. Fact. This is caused by the gradual deterioration of collagen and elastin in the skin. The most exciting developments in skin rejuvenation today recognise collagen as the single most important factor in boosting and maintaining good skin. There are many ways in which we can build collagen, some more effective than others. (See also dermapen microneedling).
The Exilis radiofrequency treatment stimulates the natural production of collagen by your skin. It does this by heating the deeper levels of the skin in a very controlled way, for just the right amount of time, to a temperature that is enough to stimulate wound healing in the skin. This is a natural process, the wound healing is the process that skin uses to repair from a burn, but because of the absolute control built into the Exilis, of course there is no burn evident on the surface or felt by you. Just, over time, fresher, more elastic healthy skin.
WHAT CLIENTS LOVE ABOUT EXELIS RADIOFREQUENCY TREATMENTS
Significant improvements in skin tone and texture, but happening gradually enough so that nobody goes “have you had something done?” Contours are better, you look fresher, healthier, more you. “Like the me in the mirror from 5 years ago”
WHAT The Good Skin Place® LOVES ABOUT EXILIS RADIOFREQUENCY TREATMENTS
Complete control over settings allows really bespoke targeted treatments, quick results, delighted clients. Absolutely all skin types. Non-invasive. Not light sensitive. Closest thing to a magic wand. But I am not allowed to say that.
It’s all about building your collagen,
INTRODUCING BTL EXILIS ELITE
BTL Exilis represents the latest innovation to target problem skin and contouring areas for women and men. Significant recent advances in non-invasive technologies, combining radiofrequency and ultrasound energies mean more effective treatments, more easily delivered. It’s a fast-developing area, with remarkable improvements emerging due to new technologies and innovative ways of combining treatments.
The Exilis provides the most advanced non-surgical solution for skin rejuvenation and body contouring. This radiofrequency treatment will treat your face and body safely and efficiently – (BTL was the first device to have the strictest FDA approval rating, for both efficacy and safety, which is saying something!) (see body treatments)
Skin tightening and remodelling
Natural collagen induction, lifting and rejuvenation
Improves fine lines and wrinkles
Improves skin texture and scars
Improves lift of brows
Improves hooded eyelids
Fresher, healthier skin
Improved evenness and glow
WHAT IT TREATS – face
Ageing/ rhytids/ wrinkles
Upper lip lines (smokers lines)
Marionette lines (nose to upper lip)
Eyelid hoods and folds
Most effective on crepey skin
Sagging jowels tightened and improved
Tightens neckline and enhances jawline
WHAT IT TREATS – body
Skin tightening, Body contouring
Cellulite reduction and smoothing
Abdomen – mummy tummy
Upper arms – bingo wings
Thighs – Saddlebags
Flanks – Love handles
Gynecomastia – manboobs
[see body treatments]
Radiofrequency energy rejuvenates skin and improves contours. (Clinically proven fact). However treatments vary greatly. For success, treatment requires three things:
1. time a course of specific repeated treatments, and then the skin’s response time over a few months,
2. highly advanced specialised equipment such as the Exilis, and
3. skilled application by an experienced practitioner who understands the subtleties of the equipment and your particular skin type.
WHY THE EXILIS ABOVE ALL OTHER RADIOFREQUENCY TREATMENTS?
I have been using radiofrequency treatments since 2012. The early days. I have ironed faces thousands of times (with love!). I recognise the subtleties of the equipment and the unique responses of individuals to that equipment. When it came to choosing my own device for my clinic, Exilis excited me way above other radiofrequency devices I have known and loved because of the significantly increased levels of control available to me in a treatment. I can be so targeted and specific, and make a real difference to problem areas previously so hard to treat – eyes, lips, foreheads. I am impressed by the results possible in relatively short space of time. Not only are fewer treatment sessions required (typically 4 or 6 for a course), but also clients are seeing results much more quickly than with other equipment I have used. This is important because we all know that the work of radiofrequency takes time, because body healing processes take time. But sometimes that leap of faith can be hard for clients when no results are visible for many sessions, as is my experience with other platforms. This is much better with the Exilis. So, in a word, impressive.
WHAT DOES THE EXILIS TREAT?
The Exilis builds collagen, so it improves skin contour and elasticity. I have had impressive results with lifting crêpey skin, defining the jawline and lifting the cheeks, improving the vertical lines above the lip, plumping lips, lifting brows and easing forehead lines and, impressively, improving upper and lower eyelids.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING TREATMENT?
A radiofrequency facial treatment begins with a consultation and a deep cleanse and conditioning of the skin using the beautiful Akademikliniken products. An ultrasound gel is used to prepare the skin, to distribute the energy evenly and make the treatment more comfortable. The face is treated in small areas at a time, with time, treatment energy and focus varying depending on what your skin needs. Face treatments are usually classified as half face (upper: forehead, eyes and cheeks ; or lower face: lips, jowels and neck); or full face. It can also effectively focus on just one area – lips, or around eyes.
The skin tightening treatment can also be effectively used for hands, arms and décolletage. The precise handpiece makes very precise treatment possible.
DOES RF TREATMENT HURT?
No. It is hot, but it is not painful. Some are more tolerant of heat than others, and we will always work to your tolerance level, while making sure that we deliver the right amount of energy. Sometimes this means taking a little longer with the treatment. Some people fall asleep. So its pretty relaxing once you have got your head around the process, I find.
WHAT IS THE DOWNTIME?
Immediately after a treatment, your skin will be red. For some this is the warm glow you would get after mild exercise, for others, like me, with very sensitive skin, you are that much more glowing! This fades quite quickly over an hour or so. Over the next day or two, your skin will fell tighter, and may be very slightly puffy, in a good way, due to the extra fluid in the tissue. Some may find their skin is drier, easily remedied by lashings of your good moisturiser.
And that’s it; just wait for your skin to do its work.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
I am always asked this. Radiofrequency treatments are not like injectables such as botox® which have a finite period before they wear off (about 4 months in the case of botox®). Because radiofrequency treatments make a profound difference to your skin’s structure and elasticity, it is as if your skin is taken back several years in the treated area. How far back depends on what it was like before we started treatment, your age, how your body naturally heals itself, how you otherwise abuse your skin (yes, sun, sugar and smoking!). So, your skin is taken back in time, and then it continues its natural ageing process. The treatment does not wear out, but you will naturally continue to age. Best thing to do is to have maintenance treatments periodically to protect your new collagen. (Recommended every 3 to 6 months).
HOW MANY TREATMENTS?
4 Treatments are recommended for the face, one week apart.
(In some instances, 6 treatments will be recommended)
It is good to have a maintenance treatment 3 to 6 months later, to protect your hard won collagen and help to prevent the natural breakdown of collagen. For some people the treatment is completely addictive (you have been warned) and regular top-ups are their treat to themselves.
Because of the power of the Exilis however, we will limit treatments so that you are never having more topups than are safe for your skin. So, the number and frequency is then down to your personal budget for your skin.
WHAT IF I AM TRAVELLING FROM FURTHER AWAY?
Can I have treatments closer together?
Ask me about bespoke timings of treatments to fit your personal circumstances – if you are traveling a great distance, we can work the plan in such a way that you can receive the full treatment, compressed into two major sessions. Or, if you want your skin optimal for an event, we can compress the time so that the four or six sessions can be delivered over the course of a week, then giving you two to three months ahead of your event for the skin to reach its best. Whichever way, a bespoke plan will be worked out for you.
WHAT DOES RF NON SURGICAL FACELIFT COST?
Exilis ranges from £100 per treatment (for a focused area of the face) – cost will depend on whether you are focusing on one area (such as your eyes, or your neck), or are treating a few areas (lower face and neck, for example). Full face and neck is a popular choice, which treats from hairline to neck, including the tricky areas of lips and eyes.
Your first treatments will be available as a course of four or six, depending on your skin needs. After this, you should protect your collagen with a maintenance routine. This will vary depending on your skin, budget and available time. Maintenance treatments are discounted, because we really really want you to boost and protect the changes to your skin.
Full prices and your bespoke package will be discussed at consultation. Fantastic results (and excellent discounts) are possible with combinations, such as the Lighter Brighter Tighter, which combines the contouring of Radiofrequency with the surface rejuvenation of Dermapen, pigment (and facial hair) busting power of IPL and freshness of Glycolic peels.
**The Good Skin Place® has the option for interest-free monthly payment plans, which spread the cost of treatment in a way that works for you. Monthly payment plans are also popular for topup treatments – ensuring regular topups and payments equally spread through the year
CAN RESULTS BE GUARANTEED?
As with all aesthetic treatments which rely on your body’s natural response, results will vary; some skins will take longer to change, some will change more than others. Lifestyle factors, such as sun exposure, general health, diet, can also influence your response. I have invested in treatments which have the best results across a range of skin types, with the backing of research, and which are approved for safety and efficacy.