What is EmFace?

Emface is a non-invasive treatment that rejuvenates the facial appearance by improving both the skin and the underlying musculature.

As an FDA-approved procedure, Emface targets not only the superficial skin layer but also the underlying facial muscles. In this way, it offers a comprehensive solution for those who want to enhance facial contours, reduce wrinkles and improve overall skin appearance without resorting to surgical interventions or injectables.

Emface uses high-intensity facial electrical stimulation (HIFES) radiofrequency energy to stimulate muscle density and tighten the skin.

Emface’s Technology

Emface incorporates two basic technologies: Radiofrequency (RF) and High Intensity Focused Electromagnetic Stimulation (HIFES).

Radiofrequency (RF) is used to heat the skin in a controlled manner, which can lead to increased collagen and elastin production, potentially improving skin texture and reducing wrinkles.

High Intensity Focused Electromagnetic Stimulation (HIFES) is designed to target the facial muscles and aims to improve muscle tone for a more lifted and shaped appearance.

  • RF Technology: Stimulates collagen and elastin production.
  • HIFES Technology: Aims to improve muscle tone.

Benefits of Emface

The combination of RF and HIFES in Emface improves not only the skin surface, but also the underlying muscle structure.

  • Reduction in Wrinkle Severity: Stimulated collagen production resulting from RF energy.
  • Improved Muscle Density: HIFES can lead to increased muscle tone, contributing to facial contouring.
  • Non-Invasive Lifting: Without the need for needles or surgery, Emface can provide a lifting effect, offering an alternative to more invasive procedures.

Non-Invasive Advantages

The emerging field of non-invasive facial treatments offers attractive alternatives to traditional methods, notably avoiding the need for needles and surgery and offering inclusivity across different skin types.

No Needles or Surgery

As part of a suite of non-invasive treatments, EmFace completely eliminates the use of needles. Patients may wish to opt for an incision-free procedure that offers a hassle-free experience, devoid of the anxiety that surgical options can cause.

Individuals can resume normal activities immediately after the session.

Suitable for All Skin Types

EmFace’s technology is designed to be compatible with all skin types, which is a significant advantage over some procedures that may have limited indications or high risks for certain skin types.

Emface Treatment Process

Emface treatment consists of four sessions.

First Consultation

During the initial consultation, the specialist assesses the patient’s skin. This step is crucial to adapt the Emface treatment plan, determine the number of sessions required, usually four, and schedule them accordingly.

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  • Preparation: A grounding pad is applied to the patient’s body to ensure safety and effectiveness during treatment.
  • Treatment Delivery: The Emface device then delivers a combination of synchronized radiofrequency (RF) and High Intensity Focused Electromagnetic Energy (HIFES) to the targeted facial areas. This process typically takes approximately 20 minutes per session.
  • Frequency of Sessions: Patients usually undergo four sessions about a week apart for best results.

Post-Treatment Care

  • Fast Recovery: Patients can return to their daily routine immediately after the session, as no downtime is required.
  • Maintenance Sessions: While the first results are observed after the treatment course, maintenance sessions may be recommended to maintain the effects achieved.

Targeting Face Problems

Reducing Wrinkles and Fine Lines

Wrinkles and fine lines, especially in the forehead and brow area, are often the most visible signs of aging. Emface addresses these concerns directly. The combination of these treatments stimulates collagen production, which is essential for maintaining the skin’s elasticity and smoothness.

Collagen Stimulation: The heat generated by radiofrequency energy stimulates the skin to increase collagen production.

Lifting Sagging Skin

Sagging skin around the jawline, which contributes to an aged appearance, can be improved with Emface’s dual-action therapy. The HIFES technology specifically targets the facial muscles, causing contractions that lead to increased muscle density followed by a gentle lifting effect.

Muscle Density: HIFES improves facial muscle density and lifting by inducing involuntary muscle contractions.
This non-surgical lifting of the skin reshapes facial contours, offering an alternative to more invasive procedures.

Emface and Alternative Therapies

Emface vs Botox and Fillers

Botox and Dermal Fillers:

Botox, a neurotoxin, temporarily paralyzes muscles to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Dermal fillers, on the other hand, use substances such as hyaluronic acid to “fill” wrinkles and add volume.

Both require injections, which can be a deterrent for needle-phobics.


Uses a blend of electrical and radiofrequency energy to promote facial muscle density and collagen production, thereby reducing wrinkles and lifting the facial contour.

As a non-invasive procedure, it avoids the discomfort and potential bruising associated with needles.

BotoxNeurotoxin InjectionReducing Muscle Activity
FillerFiller InjectionVolumizing and Smoothing Wrinkles
EmfaceElectric and Radiofrequency EnergyMuscle Density and Skin Tightening

Emface and Other Non-Surgical Options


Method: Uses focused ultrasound energy to trigger collagen production to lift and tighten the skin.
Comparison: Emface addresses muscle tone and skin quality, while Ultherapy primarily improves skin firmness through collagen stimulation


Method: Involves the use of fine needles to create micro-injuries on the skin, stimulating the natural healing process and collagen production.
Comparison: This method uses finer needles but focuses on skin rejuvenation and tissue healing.

Reliability and Side Effects

Potential Side Effects

EmFace is known for its tolerability, but like all medical treatments it can cause some side effects. Most commonly, patients may experience the following:

EmFace is known for its tolerability, but like all medical treatments it can cause some side effects. Most commonly, patients may experience the following:

  • Redness: Immediately after the procedure, the treated area may appear red.
  • Swelling: Some people may notice slight swelling.
  • Hot Sensation: A feeling of warmth in the treated area is not uncommon.
  • Pain: Patients may feel a pain similar to a mild workout.

These side effects are typically transient and resolve spontaneously within a few hours to days. Long-term adverse events are rare but require caution and should be discussed with a healthcare professional.

These side effects are typically transient and resolve spontaneously within a few hours to days. Long-term adverse events are rare but caution should be exercised and a healthcare professional should be consulted.


Some conditions require caution with EmFace treatments or avoid treatment altogether:

  • Pacemakers: Individuals with pacemakers should avoid EmFace due to potential interaction with electromagnetic waves.
  • Metal Implants: Individuals with metal plates or implants in the face are advised not to receive EmFace treatments as metal can interact with radiofrequency technology and electromagnetic fields.

Factors Affecting Cost and Price

EmFace treatments cost on average between $2,000 and $4,000. There are many factors that influence this price:

  • Geographical Location: Prices can vary significantly depending on where the treatment is performed.
  • Specialization: Board Certified Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons often have higher prices due to their specialized training and certification.
  • Number of Sessions: A minimum of four treatments is usually recommended, which is reflected in the total cost.
  • Place of Practice: Facilities located in upscale areas or with high-end amenities may charge more for EmFace procedures.

Patient Feedback

EmFace treatments have demonstrated a demonstrable impact in the field of facial therapy, with clinical evidence supporting its efficacy and patient feedback reflecting satisfaction levels.

Clinical Studies and Results

Clinical studies show a significant reduction in wrinkles and improvement in overall muscle fiber growth. The data suggests that patients can expect to see noticeable improvements in muscle tone and structural support of facial contours.

A notable improvement is EmFace’s capacity to increase collagen production, which is vital for skin elasticity and youthfulness.

Patient Satisfaction and Feedback

Feedback on patient satisfaction has been extremely positive. Patients report being satisfied with the results of their EmFace treatments and often emphasize the lack of needles and downtime as a significant advantage.