EmbraceRF is a platform that delivers advanced, non-surgical procedures to lift, sculpt and remodel the face, neck and jawline. It offers dramatic and long-lasting facial rejuvenation results and improvement in skin laxity previously only attainable through facelift surgery. It can be used to treat jowling, a double chin (submental fullness), deep lines, skin laxity and a poorly defined jawline.
As we age, the effects of gravity and sun damage can make us look tired and older than we actually feel. Our skin gradually loses its firm and youthful look, deep lines may appear around the eyes and mouth, sagging skin may fall from the cheek, jawline and neck, and fat deposits that were once full and firm deplete and descend, leaving hollow and sunken areas of the face.
Previously, the only treatment for this was a surgical facelift, but not everybody is ready for or interested in such invasive surgery. For suitable candidates, Dr Gav is excited to offer EmbraceRF technology, which he believes offers the most advanced non-surgical facelift alternative available today. It offers significant, natural-looking skin lifting and tightening results and can prolong or even negate the need for surgery.
EmbraceRF is a minimally invasive one-time procedure that targets both the superficial and deep layers of the skin. It combines clinically proven radiofrequency (RF) technologies – FaceTite, AccuTite and Morpheus8 – to tighten skin and remodel fat on the face, neck and jawline. This unique combination enables Dr Gav to provide his patients with noticeable, long-lasting results with minimal to no downtime.
EmbraceRF represents a breakthrough in non-surgical face lifting, offering scarless facelift-like results without the downtime and commitment of surgery. It offers a highly effective, customisable solution for patients who do not want, or are not yet ready for, a surgical procedure but require more than injectables or non-invasive treatments.
EmbraceRF combines three advanced radiofrequency technologies, FaceTite, AccuTite and Morpheus8, to contract skin, remove and mould fat, stimulate collagen and improve the overall tone and texture of the skin. Together, these offer a new facial contouring solution where no other exists.
FaceTite uses minimally invasive Radio Frequency Assisted Lipolysis (RFAL), which selectively targets and dissolves excess fat and allows for three-dimensional remodelling of the fibrous tissues to tighten skin. The heat generated from the RF energy also stimulates the production of collagen, further improving skin laxity and texture as well as contouring the lower face and jawline.
Target areas: Lower face and neck; heaviness around jawline, jowls, double-chin and/or neck.
AccuTite is an advanced tool that uses the same RFAL/fat dissolving technology as FaceTite. It uses a small cannula, less than 1mm in diameter, to target delicate and small areas such as the brows and around the eyes with pinpoint accuracy for optimal skin tightening and fat reduction in these hard-to-reach areas.
Target areas: Excellent for small areas such as around the eyes and/or under the chin.
Dr Gav commonly uses Embrace RF’s Morpheus8 technology to further enhance and customise the results of FaceTite and AccuTite. Morpheus8 is a leading fractional RF microneedling device and is the first and only one of its kind to both resurface skin and mould fat subdermally. It can be used as a standalone treatment or in conjunction with FaceTite/AccuTite. By strategically “moulding” facial fat and stimulate collagen, Dr Gav can recreate the smooth contours necessary to maintain a youthful appearance and at the same time contour and tighten skin in the neck and jowl.
Target areas: Whole face, neck and body (can be offered as ‘Light’ or ‘Strong’ treatments).
In just one EmbraceRF treatment, Dr Gav can achieve dramatic improvements to skin laxity on the face, neck and jawline, as well as noticeable contouring of the jaw line, under the chin and neck. The result is a more sculpted, youthful appearance with better neck and jaw line definition, as well as improved skin texture.
For the right candidate, EmbraceRF can achieve results similar to a surgical facelift but with much less downtime.
Although some of the lifting and sculpting results from EmbraceRF are immediate, the most substantial improvements are usually seen around six to twelve weeks post treatment, with continued improvement for up to a year as new collagen is formed. Much like a surgical facelift, the results are often permanent but will not stop the natural ageing process.
EmbraceRF treatments are performed under local anaesthesia. The procedure is done in our clinic by Dr Gav and typically takes around 60 minutes, depending on the area treated.
Using the EmbraceRF for FaceTite or AccuTite treatment, local anaesthetic is injected into the treatment area. We also apply a topical numbing cream to ensure you remain as comfortable as possible throughout your treatment.
During EmbraceRF FaceTite or AccuTite treatment, a small cannula is used, similar in size to those used in dermal filler injections. The cannula probe delivers the RF energy to the deeper layers of the skin while the specially designed handpiece treats the superficial skin layers at the same time.
Morpheus8 treatment can be performed on its own as a powerful skin rejuvenation and facial sculpting treatment but is often combined with FaceTite/Accutite for more dramatic results. Morpheus8 uses a series of medical-grade adjustable microneedles to deliver fractionated RF energy to both the superficial and deeper skin layers.
EmbraceRF treatment using FaceTite/AccuTite and Morpheus8 has a typical downtime of 2-3 days, and you can expect some swelling, redness and mild bruising for about a week. Makeup can normally be worn 1-2 days after treatment.
After your procedure, you will notice immediate tightening of the skin which will continue to improve over the subsequent months.
EmbraceRF is best suited for those concerned about moderate to significant skin laxity and/or excess fatty deposits in the lower face and neck – whether caused by ageing, genetics, weight gain or loss, or sun damage – but do not want to undergo more invasive surgery.
During your consultation, Dr Gav will analyse the condition of your skin and extent of skin laxity and listen to your concerns and goals to determine if EmbraceRF is a good option for you.
In most cases, only one treatment is needed (for FaceTite and AccuTite only). For Morpheus8, anywhere between one and four treatments, depending on the strength and type of treatment recommended in your Doctor consultation.
FaceTite and AccuTite: Downtime is typically 3-7 days, with swelling, bruising and redness subsiding after around one week.
Morpheus8: Downtime is typically 2-3 days, with some mild redness and swelling for the first two days and the small dotted marks from the microneedling healing in a similar timeframe.
Initial results can be seen in the first week. Optimal results are seen after 2-3 months and can continue to improve for up to 12 months.
Your treatment cost will depend on the location and size of the treatment areas. We will work with you during your consultation to devise your ideal treatment regimen to help you achieve your goals.
Pricing outlined below can be used a guide only. First step is booking a Doctor consultation, in which a tailored treatment plan will be developed for your concerns, and priced accordingly. Doctor consultation fee is $150.
Prices for EmbraceRF treatments vary depending on the modality, strength, and number of treatments. Please refer to the breakdown below for more details.
Morpheus8 treatments have strengths that can be varied by light/mild intensity (requiring 3-4 treatments), to stronger intensity (which only require 1-2 treatments). See below for a price guide on different areas on the body based on the treatment strength (‘Light’ vs ‘Strong’). More about Morpheus8 is detailed here.
* Recommendation with all ‘Light’ treatments is a minimum of 3 treatments and may need 4-5 tx
^ ‘Strong’ treatment derives better results. Typically needs 1-2 sessions only
All FaceTite and AccuTite treatments will require a Doctor consultation to tailor a treatment plan with consideration given to the area in question and your specfic goals. Your treatment plan will be supplemented with Morpheus8. A price guide for FaceTite and AccuTite treatments is provided beneath.