Radio Frequency

Top rated, result driven treatment for a whole range of skin issues.

At My Body Essentials we are getting excellent results with skin conditions such as acne and rosacea using Radio Frequency (RF).  We are able to improve the collagen(1), fibroblasts(2) and elastin(3) deep within the under-lying layers of your skin which in turn will tighten and restore the surface layer of skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles and shrinking open pores.  RF will also stimulate your lymphatic system to drain toxins from within the layers of your skin so generally reducing poor uneven skin tone and redness and improving your skin texture to a more youthful, brighter healthier skin.  RF can be used anywhere on the body to rejuvenate, lift and tighten loose skin – most clients have facial treatments although others have treatments to areas such as the tummy following childbirth or after rapid weight loss. For best results a course of between 4 to 8 RF sessions is usually recommended depending on your age and the condition of your skin.RF faces 2

Radio Frequency produces the heat which is used when performing procedures to successfully treat or significantly improve a number of skin issues.  Our system uses the proven technology of RF for heating the subcutaneous regions of the skin to produce maximum results with no discomfort.  RF will tone and tighten the skin, and following a course of treatments it will take your skin condition back around 3-5 years with the long lasting results being governed by your normal aging process, they can and do last for up to two or three years and sometimes longer.  You may need the odd maintenance session during that time, more for the lymphatic drainage as opposed to the skin tightening element of the treatment and this is generally age related as to how many and how often.  Your body undergoes a gradual degradation of collagen after the age 25 so the older the client is  the more frequent the maintenance sessions may be required.  There are usually no adverse side effects although we would not treat areas where Botox or fillers have been administered during the previous 3 months, nor can we treat pregnant ladies, clients with pacemakers fitted or those with a recent history of cancer or major illness.  It won’t do anything for fat, but the heat does go deep enough to shrink and tighten stretch marks or soften up the fibrous areas that make cellulite look more prominent.  We can treat both men and women over the age or 18 with RF.

Treatment Protocol

Rf facesThe area to be treated is thoroughly cleansed removing all traces of makeup or product residues.  A layer of cool gel is then applied to the skin – this will help conduct the RF and heat into the layers of the skin whilst keeping the surface area relatively cool.

Depending on the area to be treated we use a double pronged conductor which will be pressed gently on the skin emitting heat warming down to the deeper layers of skin. You may feel the slight warmth as we move around the area that is being treated. The other conductor is circular and feels similar to a warm roller being passed over the skin.  Starting with a small area at first, you will gradually feel the area becoming warmer until a surface temperature of around 38 – 40 degrees is reached.  This is the temperature at which the deeper layers of your skin are triggered into action and is a very tolerable level.  We move across the whole area being treated until it has all been warmed, it is actually quite relaxing.  With our Forma-tk system there is an option to combine Sonic Vibration which enhances the results of the RF by further stimulating the deeper layers of skin and you will feel this gentle vibration as the skin warms.  Once we have heated the whole area we remove the cooling gel.

Aloe Vera to help calm the skin is applied, a B5 serum is massaged into the area penetrating and hydrating the skin, finally, if the area is exposed we apply a protective moisturiser containing SPF30+ to protect your skin from the elements.

Although the skin will become pink as the heat is applied this will subside quickly and is usually back to normal within a few minutes, occasionally there will be a slight pinkness for up  to a couple of hours depending on the skin reaction of the individual being treated.  You will be able to apply makeup immediately after the treatment.

Dependent on age and the condition of the skin most clients will see an improvement in their skin immediately following the first session and during the days after there will be several subtle changes as the ‘healing’ progresses. Results are more noticeable as the course of treatment continues.  In most circumstances the skin will continue to improve for 3 – 4 months after the full course is finished.

(1).  Collagen is a group of naturally occurring proteins found especially in the flesh and connective tissues.  It is the main component of connective tissue, and is the bodies most abundant protein, making up about 25% to 35% of the whole-body protein content.

(2).  The fibroblast is the most common cell which creates collagen.  It is a type of cell that synthesizes the extra-cellular matrix and collagen, the structural framework for human tissues, and plays a critical role in wound healing.

(3).  Elastin is a protein in connective tissue that is elastic and allows many tissues in the body to resume their shape after stretching or contracting. Elastin helps skin to return to its original position when it is poked or pinched.

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Full Face, Neck & Dec £100
Full Face, Neck & Dec £90
Half Face £80
Booster Session £65
Eyes/Jaw Line/Neck £55