Gym for Radiant Skin at Body Transformation Institute

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Melanie Rosettenstein finds the lift she needs for younger, healthier looking skin.

Sometimes we forget that our skin is the largest organ in our body and needs to be nurtured and replenished to look good and perform its essential functions. Thankfully, Body Transformation Institute (BTI) has a wide range of non-invasive yet effective and transformative skin treatments, with the EMFACE Non-Surgical Facelift being one of their most popular.

Located in Cotton Tree, BTI is a family-run clinic that blends traditional Chinese medicine with cutting-edge technology offering services like acupuncture, HOCATT ozone therapy, Tesla Chair Pelvic Floor treatments, and advanced fat-freezing. It specialises in ‘biohacking’ – a holistic approach that uses technology to enhance physical, emotional and spiritual wellness. Their innovative skin treatment, the EMFACE Non-Surgical Facelift, is a game changing, three-phase cosmetic treatment that targets your skin’s deeper layers for more lift, less wrinkles and radiant-looking skin. Phase one is the EMFACE device which uses synchronised radiofrequency and High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic Stimulation (HIFES) to painlessly stimulate the skin, connective tissues, and muscles in your face.

“Think of it as a gym class for your face,” says BTI Skin Specialist, Dawn Simm, a skin specialist with 28 years of experience under her belt. Having learnt the ropes, the ‘old school way,’ Dawn has seen many diverse types of treatments come and go and for her, the EMFACE treatment gets top marks.

She thoroughly explains every detail of the process while strategically placing the electrodes under my chin (for that stubborn double chin) and on my cheek bones (this is where the important elevator muscles which lift your skin live). If preferred, electrodes can also be placed on the forehead, but Dawn says the chin area is the most requested. By first heating the skin’s dermis with synchronised radio frequency, the EMFACE electrodes prepare your facial muscles (akin to stretching before exercise) for the contractions while also stimulating the production of collagen and elastin fibres. Dawn said that this phase was basically reminding the deeper cells in your skin to behave in a more youthful fashion.

As the muscles warm up, the HIFES energies begin contracting your muscles and this is where the gym workout for your face begins. For 20 minutes, the electrodes contract the muscles, rebuilding them so that they are strong and healthy enough to do their job – to lift your skin and make you look younger. It feels strange at first to have your facial muscles involuntarily contracting but once a few minutes had passed I could feel the work being done, especially on my double chin.

Dawn explained that the muscle under the chin, called the digastric muscle, was deeply embedded and hard to reach but luckily, EMFACE’s HIFES pulses get right in there giving this elusive muscle a full workout to lift and sculpt the neck and chin area. My chin felt like it was doing hundreds of sit ups which surely delivers a more slender and youthful look. After 20 minutes, it’s time for phase two as Dawn applies a pomegranate peel to my face to slough off dead skin cells and promote skin renewal ahead of phase three, the infrared light therapy. The light therapy, she says, is the perfect way to end the treatment as it stimulates collagen production, improves circulation, reduces inflammation, and detoxifies the skin.

While I was feeling warm and glowy, Dawn imparted some of her hard-earned wisdom, telling me that before the treatment my skin was dehydrated, suggesting that I add retinol to my daily skincare routine – but only 48 hours after this treatment. After applying ample moisturiser, she said the next step was for me to massage my face to increase circulation and lymphatic flow so that the facelift could keep doing its job after I got home.

“For optimal results, another three treatments, one week apart, is ideal to ensure less wrinkles and more lift,” she said. “Positive results are usually reported in four to six weeks after the last session and your skin continues to improve for several weeks after that.”

As a safe and non-invasive procedure, the EMFACE treatment requires no downtime and it’s quick to see the results. I glide out of BTI’s rooms feeling (and looking) like a million dollars! Best workout session ever!

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