Looking for Radiofrequency near me in Romford or Essex?

Then stop looking because Essential Feeling in Romford not only use radio frequency treatments for skin tightening but also inch loss and cellulite reduction. So when you’re looking for radiofrequency near me, if you’re in Romford, or Essex, then you’ve found the place for your treatment.

Radiofrequency works by using energy to heat the lower layers of the skin. This allows your body to produce more collagen and elastin because of the procedure. The effect of this is that your body can more effectively detox fat molecules because of the therapy whilst simultaneously having the effect of giving you tighter skin and fewer wrinkles.

 

How skin deteriorates with age in terms of collagen and elastin production

Too good to be true?

We thought so too, but have a look at the radio frequency before and after photos. This therapy works to reduce the appearance of sagging skin. Without pain or discomfort and will also improve stubborn pockets of fat so that the contour of your body is more in line aesthetically with what makes you happy.

How does radiofrequency therapy work?

Now we’ve covered off the effects of radiofrequency near me, let’s inspect how the production of sound waves can aid the production of tighter skin in clients.

The epidermis is the outer layer of skin. This provides the waterproof barrier and is what we see. This is where we see the effects of tighter skin tone. The dermis is where the tough connective tissue, sweat glands and hair follicles live. And then beneath this is the hypodermis, which is the deeper subcutaneous tissue. This is made of fat and connective tissue.

Radiofrequency targets the deep layers of the skin. Incidentally, this is why we’ve heat helps to regenerate skin rather than age it as happens with sun damage on the top-most layer. They designed the rays to trick our body into thinking that there is some damage so that it sends the natural healing properties; collagen and elastin. It’s these that end up lifting our skin resulting in what appears to be a reversal of aging.

It’s that simple?

Yes. There are some caveats of course. If you want to see the best results, then you’ll always get greater benefits from some exercise directly after your treatment, and certainly within 72 hours. We can always give you recommended ideas to help you target the best types for your outcomes. This is because exercise helps the process of radiofrequency continue and speed up. This then results in even firmer skin on the area that has been treated. And note, this is all with no needles or surgery. So there is literally no downtime.

It’s common for people to experience some redness in your complexion that has been treated by the device just after their session. The reason is two-fold. We have administered a warm temperature to your skin, so in the same way that if you put your hand on a radiator it will go warm, then the effects of this are similar. We’ve performed therapy on your skin that encourages blood flow (circulation). If you think of the colour of blood, this always gives a temporary flush to the top cell.

How long will it take to see results?

Here’s the cool thing. You’ll see immediate results. You may need over one session to get you to the place you want to be, but your skin will be tighter straight after you have finished (see the radiofrequency before and after shots).So when you leave you’ll already have fewer fine lines and a tighter texture to the targeted areas where we have applied radio frequency therapy.

How long is recovery?

This technology is fabulous because there is literally no downtime, you don’t need an anaesthetic because the route to smoother skin using radiofrequency is relaxing as well as effective improvements. You’re not visiting a surgeon, there’s no microneedling, we don’t even physically penetrate under the surface of your skin. You can check out our aftercare notes in this article.

The side effects directly after your naturally firming session are generally mild, with some visible redness when you leave the clinic that may last a few hours or so. However, you will also immediately see more toned skin directly post treatment. You’ll often find you have more of a glow too upon that firm skin!

What are the precise areas that this machine is suitable to treat?Key target areas where radiofrequency skin tightening therapy will be most effective

Radiofrequency therapy is popular to tighten areas all over your body, including (a broad spectrum):

Inner thighs

Eyes (hence why this is often called a nonsurgical facelift)

Neck and facial area

Upper arms

Buttocks

Stomach

Bra roll

Around your knee

What happens during the radio frequency therapy?

Promax lipo treatment shot radiofrequency radio frequency therapy near me RFYour practitioner will apply a protective gel formula onto your skin prior to treatment and then use the relevant one of the hand held devices heads on top of this to achieve a powerful regeneration of your skin. This heats during the application You’ll notice an immediate reversal of the signs of ageing (we tighten skin) as well as fat loss if this is what you’re looking to achieve.

Does this affect my daily skincare routine?

There are some recommended moisturisers what you can choose to use in the days and months following your RF therapy, but there are no medications. You also won’t need to substantially change your skincare routine, although think about e.g. spf and sun protection and greater hydration because whilst radiofrequency in Essex may well lower the starting point, we will continue to age from there-on-in. So, if there is anything you can do to improve your diet (if, for example, you are prone to acne) then this may be a good time to think about it. Usually it’s not about which cream you use (nor the price) which is causing ageing, but more about lifestyle choices. None of this directly relates to the treatment per se though, more about you getting the most out of it.

Does it damage the nerves?

This is a medical grade machine that is used by the NHS. Four physicians who work alongside the University of Manchester research department developed it. They set gentle waves at between 1Mhz and 2 Mhz depending on the area that we’re working. This is a safe process where we’re getting significant results for our clients whilst at all times considering their protection. If you have sensitive skin, we can also work you and improve your loose skin, it’s that temperate. We just wouldn’t want to work over any excessively dry or broken skin cells in conditions such as eczema that’s all.

How many treatment sessions can I expect to need?

It depends on the area that we’re treating. For instance, if you have moderate cellulite in an area the size of an A4 piece of paper, then you could reasonably expect to need 10 minutes of cavitation and between 10 and 20 minutes of radiofrequency therapy. You would need to come once a week for 4 to 6 weeks. However, if you have more severe cellulite, then you’ll need 20 minutes of radio frequency treatment for 6 to 8 weeks. This is why your initial WhatsApp consultation is so important.

Whilst this treatment to ensure smooth and youthful skin isn’t invasive, we don’t want to risk you being disappointed with your aesthetic results. The machine will do it’s job, but the cosmetic starting point is always an enormous factor as to how long you take to achieve your chosen elasticity, size (BMI) loss and cellulite reduction. There is always a solution, but the time we take to stimulate enough fat loss and collagen development will vary by client.

Radio frequency facial before and after

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Radio frequency facial before and after crow’s feet treatment

Radio frequency facial before and after shots are important, because the results seem too good to be true. Until you see them with your own eyes.

We all get to a certain age and we don’t like the way the loose skin on our neck now sags, or our jowls elongate, seemingly overnight. And let’s not get started on our double chin. Or the bags under our eyes or creases on our forehead.

Sagging skin, wrinkles and fine lines are common problems because of genetic damage or light caused by sun exposure. Over time, collagen and elastin, two components of the skin, break down and cause the skin to lose its elasticity.

It’s a reality where models are air brushed and social media is king, that we want to care for our aesthetic appearance with combined therapies that both reduce fat and tighten skin.

For sure, Botox and other injectable fillers may be effective for some of these issues such as crow’s feet, or fine lines and wrinkles. But, they don’t work for everything. And the downside of these is also that your expressive ability takes a nosedive in the name of vanity.

RF therapy addresses these downsides by literally rolling back the clock on your skin composition. Book your WhatsApp consultation online now.

Who does radio frequency work best on?

The non-ablative procedure is most effective on middle-aged people wanting to correct skin laxity. After this the effects are not as effective. Look at the multiple radio frequency facial before after photos.

The benefits of high-frequency facial RF treatments use heat to damage tissue under the epidermis without negatively affecting the external appearance of the skin. Patients may notice skin tightening immediately after treatment.

Other patients may experience results within six months of initial treatment or need several procedures before they notice any effects.

And with proper skin care, results take two to three years.

radio frequency facial slimming
Radio frequency facial before and after neck and chest treatment
Periorbital skin tightening

We can apply RF skin tightening to the eyelids to reduce skin laxity. We protect the eyes from radio frequency energy with special contact lenses used during non-invasive surgery.

Sometimes, they may use a local anesthetic in the periorbital area. RF facial rejuvenation around the eyes does not produce downtime and little or no risk of negative side effects.

Patients can expect mild-to-moderate improvement in the skin’s tightness of the eyelids. RF firming facial treatments of the forehead and eyebrow are effective in increasing the eyebrow line.

The procedure tightens the skin to remove the eyebrows from the middle of the pupillary line or from the center of the eye. The non-invasive process also gives the eyebrow a more natural and crisp angle.

RF cheek lift treatments can tighten loose skin in the cheek area. The surface of a person’s heavy or sagging skin under the cheeks may reduce after radiofrequency treatment.

Nasolabial folds, indentations on both sides of the nose, commonly called smile or smile lines, are also effectively treated. In fact, hardening of nasolabial folds after RF skin therapy is one of the most dramatic observations found by researchers. Facial rejuvenation of the cheeks by high frequency skin tightening is safe for all skin types.

Studies have shown that skin laxity on the cheeks and neck improves in 96% of patients after treatment.

Reviews

There are a lot of positive reviews of high-frequency facials. They are considered safe and effective in tightening the skin, improving the appearance of wrinkles and reducing the size of pores.

However, several people have reported fat loss on the face after high-frequency treatments. It is important to understand potential side effects of high-frequency tightening. After all, you don’t want to end up with a treatment that could not address what you’re looking for in terms of outcomes. This is why we always have a quick WhatsApp consultation prior to booking you in for your session.

Now there is no anti-aging or cosmetic treatment without risk of side effects. Whether these are common side effects (such as light redness and swelling) or less common side effects (such as facial fat loss), some people will experience them.

Therefore, you should consider these risks before proceeding with treatment. They widely advertise radiofrequency treatments as safe “non-surgical facelifts” and promise firmer, younger looking skin. They are a non-invasive anti-aging treatment that is marketed to people who want minimal recovery time. All of this is true. And we can often perform radiofrequency treatments during a “lunch break”, making them more attractive to people with busy lifestyles.

Why do some people experience facial fat loss after high-frequency tightening?

To answer this question, we first need to know how high-frequency treatments work.

How is radiofrequency used as an anti-aging tightening?

radio frequency face before and after
Radio frequency facial before and after chin treatment

We often use radiofrequency as a non-ablative skin rejuvenation. Non-ablative treatments improve the appearance of the skin by causing a reaction to skin cells without damaging the epidermis.

They cause a low-level thermal reactions in the dermis, which promotes a reaction to wound repair In order to repair what our body sees as an injury, it increases and sends collagen and elastin to the area. But, where there is no wound to heal, these are then not needed and so hang around in the targeted treatment area, improving the appearance and tone of our skin.

The treatment warms the lower levels of the skin, causing minor damage and causing the body to “cure” this damage. This process is called thermolysis. This is the term given for the division of a substance by heat. Although high frequency energy has long been used for various medical purposes including our very own machine, the ProMax Lipo which is used by the NHS, its use as a skin tightening treatment is much more recent.

Radiofrequency energy has been successfully used to tighten the skin of the face and abdomen, as well as other parts of the body.

How does it work?

High frequency treatments heat the deepest dermis between 65°C and 75° in a controlled manner without heating the epidermis in such a way that it can cause damage. This temperature alters the natural properties of collagen in the dermis and allows the production and transformation of collagen, as well as immediate skin tightening.

Do high-frequency treatments tighten the skin?

An FDA-approved radiofrequency ultrasound treatment to treat eye wrinkles in 2002 and complete facial treatment in 2004 is Thermage. FDA approval was based on a comprehensive study that examined the ability of treatment to reduce eye wrinkles in 79 women and 7 men. In this study, a single high-frequency heat treatment reduced wrinkles in the eye area and increased the eyebrow area without damaging the epidermis.

This shows a heat-induced tensioning effect that became more pronounced over time, which is consistent with a thermal wound healing reaction.

Other studies support the benefits of high-frequency treatments during the brow lift. For example, in a study of 24 patients treated with Thermage, there was a remarkable effect of eyebrow lifting. However, when asked, most patients did not feel like they had improved with treatment.

Professionals offering the treatment refer to Thermage’s high-frequency rejuvenation as “non-surgical facelift” although the manufacturing company resolutely rejects this claim.

These statements are misleading and patients expecting results similar to surgery will end up disappointed. Besides misleading claims, non-ablative high-frequency rejuvenation treatments show a promising ability to tighten the skin and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

What are the risks of high frequency treatment?

Although radiofrequency is generally considered a safe and effective skin tightening treatment, some patients may continue to experience unwanted side effects, such as second-degree burns, headaches, scarring, swelling, and loss of fat on the face. Although these side effects are unusual, and to be fair, this is also more prevalent in people using home devices as they are not properly trained and the equipment they use isn’t anywhere near of the technical level of what we use at Essential Feeling. That said, the theory is robust and these side effects could happen.

Facial fat loss

This is because the volume of facial fat naturally decreases with age and is one of the internal reasons we seem to age. Therefore, it seems counterproductive for a rejuvenating treatment to reduce tissue that provides a more youthful look. In one case, a 57-year-old woman was given a high-frequency facial treatment to treat mild sagging skin. A month after treatment, the patient developed facial fat loss with visible depression of the skin on her cheeks. The client’s skin depressions were then treated with skin massage, which led to an 80% improvement in the appearance of facial fat loss after one year.

They observed another case of radiofrequency facial fat loss in a 56-year-old woman who suffered a skin depression in both temples two months after treatment. This occurred as a result of overheating by radiofrequency energy, which is something we can’t do with the machine that we use and why the home machines are often more of a risk.

Should I use a radio frequency device at home?

They can use high frequency skin tightening devices at home from home for skin rejuvenation and body contouring. These home devices provide less energy waves than those in our clinic.

As a result, they should be used daily or weekly to adjust skin tightening results comparable to a single or biennial visit to our clinic. High-frequency machines at home cost between £30 and £1,000, making them more affordable, but the commitment to electricity and the time to see results deserve consideration. Professional RF providers, as we are at Essential Feeling, are trained to perform expert-led treatments that minimise the potential risks associated with the procedure.

How does heat lead to fat loss?

The adipose tissue has a high electrical resistance and can be heated more freely than the dermis. In fact, it is estimated that when heated by radiofrequency devices, the temperature of the fat can increase seven times the dermis when heated by radiofrequency devices, the heat generated by radio frequency devices due to Ohm’s law, where the natural resistance of the tissue to the movement of electrons within a high frequency generates heat relative to the amount of electricity and time.

Skin structures with greater resilience are more susceptible to warming and, therefore, damage and injuries, so we find that dark skins have better results. However, during treatment, an RF skin tightening machine sends alternate currents from the tip of an electrode with a frequency of between 1MHz (multipolar) and 2MHz (bipolar) to the tissue.

The role of melanin

This process avoids the amount of melanin pigment present in the outer layer of the skin, which makes the treatment effective for all skin types and colors. We often evaluate the pain caused on a five-point pain scale, with zero equal without pain and four equals an excruciating level of pain. Most patients undergoing RF skin treatments rate pain to a level of one, and the rest report a pain level of two. Clients often remark the bipolar facial sessions upon as being ‘relaxing’.

Sometimes, these negative side effects can be avoided if there are lower treatment settings, which is part of why we love our Lynton machine so much. It is foolproof and developed by highly specialist team of physicists who also work in tandem with the University of Manchester. It’s good enough for the NHS!

Book your quick WhatsApp consultation now to see whether Radio Frequency skin tightening and fat loss is the right therapy for you.

Radio frequency (some call this ultrasonic) cavitation

Want to target fatty areas for a contoured figure? Use radio frequency cavitation.

After this confidence-enhancing, non-surgical and non-invasive fat removal procedure, customers usually see immediate weight loss results from radio frequency cavitation and continue to see results up to 72 hours after treatment as our bodies continue to break down and remove fatty deposits. Incidentally, this is why we recommend exercise within 3 days, so you get the most out of your experience. The movement enhances our body’s ability to expel these contents.

We store fat in special cells called Adipose cells. Low frequency ultrasound waves heats then gently breaks up these cells into small particles. Ultimately, these then turn into liquid waste which allows our lymphatic system to easily dispose of the fat. This process is “cavitation”. It’s also gotten the title of non-invasive liposuction because we get rid of deep layers of fat with no kind of painful incision. The end results are often the contouring of stubborn areas of fat with minimum recovery, downtime or pain.

Your trained therapist will use RF (radio frequency cavitation) therapy with elite technology to tighten the skin after you’ve had fat reduction. You need this because our skin has stretched to fit the space that the stored fat previously took up. Radiofrequency allows our body to naturally create more collagen and elastin in our subcutaneous layer which makes our skin spring back, causing tightening faster and better.

The most common problem areas that achieve significant results typically are the buttocks, stomach, love handles, male chest, upper arms, inner thighs and chin area. It is effective in reducing the appearance of cellulite and wrinkles where the machine targets.

What are the benefits?

Cavitation is the perfect treatment for people who want to shape their bodies and regain their confidence in themselves and their figure. It’s also great if you’re looking to reduce BMI fast for e.g. IVF fertility treatments.

We performed the treatment on targeted areas with minimal application pressure using our systems outcome driven hand-held devices. Each of these contains different radio frequencies based on the area we are treating and how thick (delicate) this layer of skin is before we hit the fat layer we’re trying to release.

By targeting specific areas, it helps reduce and eliminate cellulite. It’s fast and effective, painless and no downtime, and customers often see results after a single session although most will want over one for enhanced results.

What is the downtime?

This treatment does not require downtime. You can return to normal activities immediately after treatment.

Are there any potential side effects?

No

How many treatments do I need to get the best results?

The results will be seen gradually in the coming weeks, and the best results will be achieved around 8 to 12 weeks. Areas can be treated several times for best results.

Treatment protocol

Pretreatment protocol: Avoid using any form of hair removal in the area to be treated for at least 3 days before treatment, such as hair removal, threading.

We recommend having MLD sessions 7 days before your treatment and then at least one other a few days beforehand. This process will help eliminate toxins and means that you have the most chances of getting significant results.

Drink a litre of water before treatment.

Please note that it is advisable to inform your doctor at least 7 days before each treatment if there are changes in your health or medication.

Cavitation — protocol after treatment.

It is common that the area appears red, possibly a little swollen or bruised (unusual) and sensitive for up to several days after treatment. The reality is you’re more likely to be red or pink for only a few hours afterwards.

Avoid warming up the treatment area while the skin remains sensitive. This includes physical activity, saunas, hot bath/shower, alcohol, etc. and/or the use of other treatments.

Increase water intake and exclude all stimulants throughout the rest of the day/night, such as caffeinated drinks.

A healthy diet combined with physical activity is necessary for treatment to be fully effective.

Avoid applying additional products on the area for at least 48 hours if it is sensitive in any way which includes cosmetics and skin care products other than professional products recommended by your doctor.

High frequency: Pretreatment protocol

Ideally leave at least 2 weeks after IPL skin rejuvenation, hair removal or superficial chemical peels (laser resurfacing or medium-depth chemical peeling require at least 4 weeks) or until the skin has returned to normal.

Avoid using sunbeds and self-tanning products for at least 7 days. Avoid using any form of hair removal in the area to be treated at least 3 days before treatment, such as waxing, touching etc.

Please note that it is advisable to inform your doctor at least 7 days before each treatment with a period of at least 7 days if there are changes in your health or medication.

High frequency protocol after treatment care

It is could happen that the area appears red, swollen and is sensitive for several hours, and up to 10 days after high frequency. Avoid heating the treatment area at least 48 hours after treatment or while the heat remains on the skin. This includes physical activity, saunas, hot bath/shower, alcohol, etc. and/or the use of other treatments.

Smoking will nullify the effects of high-frequency treatment. Avoid smoking during treatment. Increase water intake and exclude all stimulants throughout the rest of the day/night, such as caffeinated drinks.

Do not use a sun lounger or apply a self-tan to the area during treatment. Avoid applying additional products for at least 48 hours if the area remains sensitive. This includes cosmetics and skin care products other than professional products recommended by your doctor.

Consult

Before we can carry out this treatment, you should have a quick WhatsApp consultation. We will review your needs and suitability and give you a realistic guide what outcomes to expect.

To make an appointment, you can book your consultation online. When you have had this, we will book you in for your radio frequency cavitation session. At the point of booking your session will be due in full. Payment can be by credit, debit card or bank transfer. Your appointment won’t be confirmed until your payment has cleared and we run a 24 hour cancellation period.

Does my insurance company cover radio frequency cavitation?

This can depend why you are having the fatty tissue removed. If it is for health reasons, then it may be worth checking your policy. If it’s purely aesthetic reasons, then unless you can prove this is good for your mental health, it’s unlikely to be covered.

A few key terms and conditions

We require all patients to provide contact details; including address, telephone and email in order to secure an appointment. All clients will complete a medical history form at their first appointment, this is necessary to inform the consultation and treatment planning process.

Please do NOT attend the clinic for an appointment if you are unwell. If you are unsure, please call and discuss. Many treatments are contraindicated if you are unwell; this includes colds, cold sores or local skin infections.

We see new patients for consultation and assessment; We do not recommend treatment on the first visit, to allow adequate cooling-off period, but may be provided if the patient and practitioner deem suitable.

Children

We do not treat children or young adults under the age of 18 without prior arrangement. Please do not bring children to the clinic unless they are old enough to be left unsupervised. Children may not accompany you into the treatment rooms.

Payment

We will advise you of the full costs of any treatment plan proposed and agreed, including that of any maintenance treatment, in your WhatsApp consultation before any treatment is undertaken. Payment is taken, in full at the time of booking.

Refunds

Fees charged for treatment are for the delivery of a treatment and the accompanying service, which is inclusive of;

consultation and assessment

provision of information and advice

safe treatment with evidence-based products

follow-up appointments and aftercare advice and support as appropriate

While we undertake to provide excellent service; factual, honest and ethical advice, safe, expert treatment in experienced hands and only the best products, we cannot guarantee your results and cannot offer refunds if the results achieved cannot meet your expectations.

Feedback

Any feedback is much appreciated, both positive and negative. Feedback is used to review and improve quality of service. You may submit feedback verbally.

Complaints

If you have a complaint, please inform us as soon as possible.

The difference between bipolar radiofrequency, tripolar and multipolar radio frequency?

Before we start, let’s just say, this is difficult reading. But we thought it was important to bring you as much technical research as possible on the amazing tools we use at Essential Feeling to deliver your bipolar radiofrequency sessions in Essex.

Before going into too many details, it is useful to understand the basics of how to manipulate high-frequency energy for aesthetic treatments. RF (radiofrequency) energy is often supplied to the target treatment area through an applicator applied to the surface of the skin.

The applicator emits high-frequency energy, which penetrates deep into the skin, into the deep and subdermal dermis layers, turning into thermal heat in the target tissue. When collagen heats, it causes the treated skin to react by stimulation and producing more collagen to improve texture and elasticity. When fat cells heat, high-frequency energy induces apoptosis of selected fat cells to reduce the overall circumference improving the recipient’s figure with efficacy of many formal assessments within the field of medicine.

Melanin

Since high-frequency energy is more electrical than light based, melanin is unaffected and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is of little importance. The devices differ in the number and configuration of electrodes in applicators, as well as in the different electromagnetic fields used to supply RF energy. Here we will focus on the variations of electrodes that can be classified as monopolar, bipolar radiofrequency or multipolar.

Bipolar radiofrequency

We use bipolar radiofrequency in our facial radio frequency and vacuum massage. We set it at 2mhz.

Bipolar RF devices have two electrodes in the same applicator. The energy moves from one electrode to the skin and back to the second electrode in the same handpiece.

Bipolar applicators better control and distribute energy between electrodes and provide the enhanced ability to attack more specific skin structures to improve effectiveness compared to monopolar and unipolar devices. This is why we use bipolar radiofrequency on the face area, because this is how the machine targets visible areas, often multiple, and how we see the best improvement in our client’s outcomes.

Some bipolar devices use vacuum technology, which can improve the reached heating depth.

Tripolar radiofrequency is the type that we also use in our facial radiofrequency handsets which use three electrodes (see below).

We use multipolar RF therapy in the bigger applicators, like the handpieces we’ll use on the torso for instance. The protocol for these is for them to be set at 1mhz.

This radio frequency uses three or more electrodes that use a pattern that allows handling of active and inactive electrode pairs for better operator control and efficiency.

The penetration depth within the dermal layers for multi-polished RF devices changes depending on the distance between the sensory electrodes; the greater the distance between the electrodes in the applicator, the greater the penetration depth.

Bipolar and multipolar radiofrequency therapies

According to a collection of studies, bipolar and multipolar devices are considered the most versatile option for improving the effectiveness and comfort of the patient, as well as minimal downtime compared to monopolar devices.

You may also hear monopolar radiofrequency banded around, but they consider this a slightly older and more outdated therapy which we don’t use in our ProMax Lipo machine which is used by the NHS and developed by Lynton’s who work closely with the University of Manchester.

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Fractional RF

Fractional RF is a variant of bipolar HF in which they structure an electrode matrix in such a way as to divide the treatment field into several RF thermozones (RFZs) with dazzling areas of untreated tissue. The application of these technologies includes tightening the skin, reducing ritis, reducing stretch marks, as well as warming the adipose tissue used in the body contour and reducing cellulite. Fractional bipolar RF produces superficial RFZs and is now most often used for skin rejuvenation. Since RF devices work independently of chromophores, we can use them on all skin types with little or no risk of pigment change.

What is radiofrequency?

Radio frequency refers to oscillating electromagnetic waves in the range from 3 kHz to 300 GHz. To provide a perspective, mobile phone signals work from 800 MHz to 2.69 GHz, and there is rarely a time when a person in the industrialized world does not infinitely radiate from one or another source such as these cellular, WiFi or Bluetooth signals. They typically remove these signals from the transmitter and have a low power density and therefore an insignificant biological effect. At higher power densities achieved with an RF emitter, abundant physical interactions can occur.

bipolar radiofrequency with vacuum in facial RF therapy treatment for skin tightening wrinkle reduction

 

The conductivity of the material determines the reaction. In RF devices, for example, the dry epidermis can evaporate, while the dermis experiences less heating, so cooling units are needed. The EMF pattern is determined by the geometry of the electrodes, their size, shape, placement and metal can be designed to optimize fields for a particular application, and voltage, current and frequency are parameters that change the effect on the fabric. Monopolar RF devices use a single electrode with a remote ground platform or plate connected to the patient. The most used application in dermatology was electrosurgery. However, in recent years, devices with cosmetic applications have been released to tighten the lax skin, reduce wrinkles, improve the appearance of cellulite and contour the body through thermal effects on adipocytes

Unipolar v’s bipolar radio frequency

Unipolar RF unipolar versus bipolar devices have a single electrode without mass, where the current is driven solely by the voltage difference between the electrode and organic tissue. These devices emit omnidirectional, similar to what a bulb does, and can also reach the subcutaneous tissue, similar to monopolar devices. Common applications include non-invasive skin tightening in larger tissue areas such as the soft skin of the abdomen, thighs, arms, cellulite reduction, and body contour.

We can also use these devices for fallen banks and elastosis/ wrinkle reduction. Accent (Alma Lasers) uses both unipolar RF for volumetric heating of adipose tissue and bipolar RF for more superficial non-volumetric heating. The bipolar RF supply mode uses two electrodes, one positive and negative; alternating current flows back and forth between these points. The effective depth of the field, and therefore the depth of the heated tissue, is determined by the distance of the electrodes from each other, although the degree of heating is still determined by the electrical parameters of the EMF.

Fractional bipolar radiofrequency

Practical differences Fractional bipolar RF techniques migrate the concept of fractional photothermolysis (FP) from laser to RF technologies, with some practical differences. Fractional photothermolysis was originally introduced in 2003, which is based on a conceptual change from the treatment of a continuous tissue level to the use of a series of microscopic columns with spatially limited thermal lesions.

1The concept that untreated tissue areas of reservoirs in subjects. Histology subsequently demonstrated observation of the skin hardening of fractional bipolar RF.

2. A histological study with fractional RF (FRF), carried observation of cutaneous tensioning in fractional bipolar RF out which showed significant neoelastogenesis and neocolagenesi after the operation.

3. Microneedle electrodes in abdominal skin in subjects; They maintained tissue temperature at 72 degrees Celsius for four seconds. In the reticular dermis zones of denatured collagen, the analysis showed them as RF thermozones (RFTZ) with interrupted dermis. The RFTZ persisted after 28 days, but were replaced by new tissue after 10 weeks. The reticular dermis showed an increase in volume, cellularity, hyaluronic acid and elastin. They observed immediate increases in IL-1B, TNF-A and MMP-13, followed by a two-day increase in MMP-1, HSP72, HSP47 and TGF-B.

Outcomes

On day 28 of the procedure protocol there were notable response. There were significant increases in tropoelastin, fibrillin, and procollagen 1 and 3. A significant difference between the bipolar patterns of FRF tissue lesion and those arising from FP is the form of RFTZ. When FP causes a thermal injury to skin columns that narrow when sinking; FRF produces a distinct pattern, which depends on the configuration of the radio frequency.

Surface electrode arrangements create the narrowest areas of skin lesion on the epidermis, which, when subdivided, increase conically until attenuation cuts the pattern.

When using a fixed electrode, the penetration depth depends on energy, with a maximum depth of 450 µm achieved by a power change of 10 J to 20 J with a bipolar device.

Non Surgical Postoperative Evaluations

Here’s the review of the combined cases performed in the article. Most studies using FRF bipolar equipment report clinical improvement in photoaging and skin laxity, measured by pretreatment photographic evaluation after three treatments, and patient satisfaction evaluated using a regular questionnaire.

Hruza et al found that more than half of the 3 patients with II-IV skin types had an improvement in texture by over 40 percent, and 80% of patients were satisfied.

Seung Lee et al. reported moderate (26-50 percent) and incremental improvement in 26 Asian women in areas of skin tension, brightness and general occurrence.

Man and Goldberg reported significant improvement in most 15 patients with darker V-VI skin types, with no, not even slight post-inflammatory pigment change.

Recovery post treatment was excellent for all with no or minimal discomfort and there was no rehabilitation. Risks are minimal to none when the therapy is delivered by a trained professional.

In closing

Many other small studies not described in detail reflect the results of moderate clinical improvement after a three-treatment regimen. They based the assessment on the satisfaction of most patients, safety in Asian and African American patients, and the absence of significant adverse events.

This was their baseline for measurement of the procedures.

The 50 W RF bipolar system (Infini, Lutronic) with 49 proximally isolated needles was found in a pig model to induce coakic zones of thermal coagulation that increase with increased energy levels and conduction times of RF6. Another study using this device found a sebosuppressive effect of a single treatment at a depth of 1.5 mm in Korean patients.

High-frequency devices have become an important contribution to the weaponry of devices that are available to treat light ages. The ability to tighten and rejuvenate both inside and outside the face for all skin types ensures a prominent position for these devices in the aesthetic field. Furthermore, the investigator in these and further studies recommend recurrent treatments after the initial pulsed heat treatment. This will help the effects of chronic situations.

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Radiofrequency — aftercare notes and Q&A for patients

There are very few side effects when you have radiofrequency treatment with Essential Feeling. This is because we use a state-of-the-art machine endorsed and used by the NHS. You shouldn’t feel any pain during or after your procedure. All we’re doing is using a medical grade radio frequency energy to build a heat in the fat layer of your tissue cells so that they are more easy for your body to break down and expel.

That said, there are some factors that you should consider when getting the most out of your radiofrequency sessions.

Body treatments — inch loss, cellulite reduction and skin tightening

The area that we have treated will probably be a pink colour after you’ve had your session. This may last a few hours and could also feel warm when you touch it.

There are many ways that your body removes fat cells (triglycerides) after you’ve had your treatment. One way is through your urinary system so you may notice that when you go to the toilet, that your urine is darker post treatment.

We advise you to drink a lot of water before you have a radiofrequency treatment with us and after too. This helps your body to expel the fat that we soften more effectively.

For the best results you should exercise within 72 hours of your treatment, sooner if you can. Depending on the package you choose, we can assist you with selecting the most appropriate form of exercise for your desired treatment outcomes.

We don’t expect blistering to occur, but in theory it could. So, if this happens please keep this area clean and dry and contact us as soon as possible. Allow the area to heal naturally and please do not use any lotions or creams on open skin for relief as this may increase your chance of infection. Occasionally a rash may occur after you’ve had an Ultrasound Cavitation treatment. This usually subsides within a few days. Again if this lasts longer than a week then please let us know. Don’t pick at grazes or blisters, this may increase the chance of you ending up with a scar. Once the skin heals, use a high protection sunscreen for 12 months so that you don’t get skin pigmentation.

Facial skin tightening

The area we’ve treated with radiofrequency can be red or pink after you’ve had your treatment. This will last a few hours and you’ll probably find it is also warm when you touch it.

There are some occasional instances where bruising occurs. This results from the vacuum suction on delicate areas, usually around your eyes. If this happens, you could expect to see this resolve within around 5 days with no long term effects.

Use a high protection sunscreen after your treatment and limit your exposure to the sun for at least one week post radiotherapy treatment.

You’ll be able to apply your makeup within a few hours.

Immediately after your radiofrequency treatment, your collagen fibres will contract resulting in an improvement in your skin’s elasticity. Your face will therefore appear more firm. Don’t be disheartened if this is temporary as the production of new collagen takes time. It’s normal for this initial tightening to relax and then you must wait for new collagen to be generated by your body.

The best treatments are those that continue for 3 to 6 months.

As above with blistering, this is really unusual, but, it could happen, so if it does, contact us immediately and follow the guidance laid out above.

With all our radiofrequency treatments, if you’re looking to maintain results, then we advise maintenance sessions once per month following the end of your course.

You leave with everything you need for your aftercare

We don’t believe that you should come to us for a treatment and then have to go out and spend money on products that will enable you to get the best results. When you book a session with us, if you need product to help to soothe your skin so that you look your absolute best, then you will leave with that as part of your package.

For instance, we may well use a soothing product on your skin after your treatment. If we think you need that, then we’ll also give you a pot to take away and use at home. This will usually be some cream which you need to allow to soak into your skin three times a day.

We won’t get you in and then try to sell you additional items, although if you would like to purchase items for your continued use, you are more than welcome to buy from us for a discount.

If we do this, it’s important that you know what ingredients are used in these products.

Gentle soothing cream

Aqua, Urea, Lauromacrogois, Glycerine, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane Polysilicone-11, Tricloasn, Manuka Honey, Panthenol, Ruscus Aculeatus Root Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Hydrolyzed Yeast Protein, Aesculus Hippocastanum (horse Chestnut) Extract, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate Tocopherol Acetate, Hyalauronic Acid, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Benzyl Alcohol and Dehydroacetic

Here’s some information on what some of those ingredients do.

Urea – Excellent water retaining ability & reduces surface temperature. Promotes hydration

Lauromacrogols – Can provide local anaesthetic effects. Soothing & itch relieving.

Glycerine – A superb humectant with strong hygroscopic A. It helps prevent surface irritation

Dimethicone – Gives the serum the ability to spread smoothly & thinly with moisture lock benefits

Triclosan – Anti-bacterial & anti-fungal, found in most hospital skin scrubs & surgical pre-cleans

Manuka Honey – Natural healing & antibiotic properties

Panthenol – Pro vitamin B5. Hydrates & reduces itching & inflammation. Speeds up healing.

Tocopherol Acetate – Vitamin E acetate – provides antioxidant benefits. Reduces scar tissue.

Hyaluronic acid – One of the most hydrophilic molecules in natures. Provides continuous moisture to the skin, holidng up to 1000 times its own weight in water. Maintains the skin’s collagen balance.

Citric acid – A mild fruit acid used to provide a slightly acidic pH to be compatible with the skin’s protective natural acid mantle.

Quick Q&A on radiotherapy

We use the Promax lipo machine, a state-of-the art multi-functional system that four lab physicists following in-depth studies designed, to offer three top-notch body treatments.

We use the radiofrequency devices to achieve, inch loss, cellulite reduction and skin tightening.

How does the radiofrequency machine that you use work?

Our machine uses three different safe and effective Radio Frequency technologies to target your needs.

Ultrasound Cavitation uses sound waves to make fat cells more permeable. This allows them to escape from where they are being held in our body and thus be more easily metabolised. This results in the type of inch loss that we use for our clients looking to reduce size and BMI without surgery either for aesthetic or fertility reasons.

We use this machine to apply radio frequency energy to your skin. This creates a gentle heating which causes a reaction often referred to as ‘wound healing’ and is great for cellulite reduction because we heat the temperature of the deeper layers of the skin to improve blood circulation. It’s at this point we should point out that our blood carries so many nutrients to our internal organs and systems that we believe the health benefits of this radiofrequency machine reach far beyond the beauty results.

Once we have improved circulation, we then use vacuum massage to create extra space for our cells to work. This cavity encourages our body to drain away the fatty tissue deposits into your lymphatic system, which is like a skip that our body dumps all our rubbish in for removal.

This vacuum treatment uses light pressure to also promote fibrous tissue to break down and leading to a reduction in the volume of your fat cells.

During skin tightening procedures, the gentle heating that we use also increases our body’s ability to produce collagen and elastin whilst stimulating contraction of existing collagen and essentially restructuring and tightening our skin.

What conditions respond well to this kind of radiofrequency therapy?

It’s great for post pregnancy ‘lax’ skin, post operation swelling and discomfort from associated restricted range of movement and to treat facial and neck skin tightening to reduce wrinkles and reverse our current signs of aging.

We won’t invite you in for treatment unless we truly believe we can give you excellent results. It’s common for skincare clinics to get a poor rep from having basic training and a lack of general overall knowledge about the issues that are causing their clients to need such systematic therapy.

At Essential Feeling we specialise in the therapies we provide and have invested in excellent training. So, if you have your consultation with us and we think the sources of your problems/ damage are something that we can genuinely help with. Otherwise, we won’t take your booking. We have built our reputation over around ten years on this basis. The primary reason we are in business is because we care about giving our clients significant results. So speak to us, and let’s see if we can help with your particular condition.

 

Key target areas where radiofrequency skin tightening therapy will be most effective

What areas can be treated?

The equipment is great on fine lines, lower face and neck slackness and general skin tightening overall. It will function in just one area of concern, or you can have a full area done to maximise your results. You can see how long each different area takes.

What does the procedure feel like?

This isn’t considered painful. In fact, many people comment on how pleasurable and relaxing the heating system is. This is due to the multi-frequency technology of the machine we use.

How is the skin tightening therapy carried out?

We apply a layer of contact lotion to the area and an applicator which delivers the RF (radiofrequency) current. By moving this device in a circular motion, your skin will warm. It won’t take long to reach the correct temperature and then we just maintain that for between three and four minutes.

Once we’ve finished the entire area, you would like us to work, we remove the lotion and add a quick lotion and SPF and you’re free to go along with our personalised aftercare advice.

What should I expect after my treatment?

As we’ve discussed the area will be pink afterwards, but this usually subsides within 1 or 2 hours.

Are there any side effects to the treatment?

Side effects are rare, but on these occasions you may experience redness for a day or two and perhaps some slight swelling. Although most people have no problems and find they can go back to work and their normal day-to-day activities straight away.

Is this just for women?

No we work with ladies and men. In fact medical clinics make no distinction and recommends come in from doctors for many treatments and conditions all genders. Particularly post surgery to encourage the best healing response. In fact, we have affiliations with the Harley Body clinic on London’s Harley Street.

Do I need an anesthetic before treatment?

No, this isn’t a surgical procedure and although the radiofrequency machine destroys some pretty nasty fatty particles and is particularly effective, especially with repeated use, you don’t need any medications to enjoy the tremendous benefits of this experience.

How soon after treatment can I go back to my normal activities?

Straight away, if you choose. Personally, whilst we won’t give you specific instructions to rest up after these sessions, we feel it is best to rest for the rest of the day if you can. This isn’t because of any increased risk, pain etc from the session, it’s because if you’re after the best cosmetic result, we think it’s helpful for your body to use as much resource to reacting to the changes the radio frequency has made. And the more a patient rests, the more energy our body can use to detoxify.

That said, we’ve already mentioned that a major part of our detoxification system is the lymphatics. This system doesn’t have a heart to pump the waste out with your heartbeat, so typically if this treatment is combined with a program of activity, then this will help your recovery and outcome.

It’s for this same reason that we also advise you to have a rapid increase in your water intake.

After care is therefore targeted to your specific case and we can advise best in person. For instance, a general guide to jump on a trampoline may be good for some clients, but if we’ve been treating your arm with our device, then our clinical advice may be different.

How many treatments will I need?

Our technology is great, but it’s not a mind reader. It depends on your starting point (for instance, just how much sagging skin do you have and where is it), your lifestyle and your anatomy, how much work do your collagen fibres need?

Though for facial skin tightening, we expect you’ll need a course of between six and eight sessions. If you’re looking for a slimming or cellulite reduction, then between eight and ten sessions. We’re broken these down into cost effective packages.

Is there a consultation procedure?

Yes, before we even book you in for first appointment, you’ll have a WhatsApp consultation, which will take ten minutes. We’ll look at what you’re trying to achieve during this and let you know honestly what improvements to your symptoms you can expect, how we can help and what you should expect. Please note we do not diagnose.

If you then book treatment, we will take the price of this session off the cost of your package. If you book and pay the full price online, we will refund your WhatsApp session upon completing your first session. It’s the human touch that makes the difference!

Where is Essential Feeling based?

We’re in the London Borough of Havering, on the edge of Essex in Romford, Gidea Park. Book your initial WhatsApp consultation now to see how we can help you.

Looking for a fertility clinic with no BMI limit?

Here’s why you could make a mistake, and the straightforward way to find an alternative to looking for a fertility clinic with no BMI limit if you’re a patient told to lose weight.

Ok so, you’re reading this because you’re looking for a fertility clinic with no BMI limit. Read on. We’re going to explain why BMI is important to a successful pregnancy and how to get around the body fat issue.

But first off, a note of warning. If you find a fertility clinic with no BMI limit, then we strongly recommend you look into just how successful their treatments are. This is because your body mass index, which essentially is how much fat you have in as a percentage of your overall body weight, is a strain on your body’s ability to carry a baby full term.

Let’s explain.Looking for an IVF clinic with no BMI limit?

You’re having fertility treatment such as IVF or IUI because for whatever medical reason your body struggles to conceive a child and carry it full term. It doesn’t matter whether this is an issue with your reproductive system, hormonal imbalances or even diabetes. The broad issue is that your body is overloaded with everything it has to cope with already and therefore can’t produce a healthy pregnancy.

You can treat this with IVF or IUI drugs, but if you don’t deal with what could be a root cause, then you’re always going to struggle after egg transfer.

Now let’s think about the effects of obesity on fertility.

Regardless of whether you’re clinically obese or just slightly overweight, this adds extra load to what your body needs to do just to get through your day. You only ever have 100% capacity. You can’t go over this. So when patients have a lifestyle, for whatever reason, that leads to weight issues, then doctors want you to get this down.

This is because if it may only take you 10% of your available energy to move around, but you need 20% because you weigh more, then your body is using 10% of the energy it could divert towards a healthy pregnancy to getting you from A to B. It’s the same issue with stress.

So, indirectly you can suffer with infertility complications due to carrying extra weight.

And this is irrespective of you having perfect eggs, being in overall good health and of a great child bearing age. If the load on your system doesn’t leave enough capacity to get pregnant, you won’t.

This is before we get down to the added risks of a positive pregnancy on people who are overweight.

So, when a private fertility clinic says they don’t have a BMI limit, so we’re skeptical. There’s a reason the NHS is strict. Their experience and their research has shown them there is an increased risk of failure or loss. And as they only have so much budget to allocate, a doctor will focus their resource to women who have a greater chance of success.

What’s the solution if you’re struggling to lose those extra few pounds?

We offer a non-surgical, non-invasive RF therapy treatment at Essential Feeling in Gidea Park. RF stands for radio frequency. The machine we use was developed by four physicists in tandem with the University of Manchester and is now used by the NHS and other professional bodies.

Studies show that when diet and exercise alone won’t shift that stubborn extra weight, our machine will. And what’s better is that you’re being treated by fertility specialists.

We’re not a general beautician who is just looking for an aesthetic result. For sure you’ll get that, but our primary aim is to work with your reproductive cycle so that everything from your ovulation with good size eggs to embryos are as strong as possible. This will be the entire concept of your treatment. To affect your reprod health. Ideally without you needing to pump yourself full of medicine and take sperm from a test tube.

We’re not here to throw you on the scales, get you weighed and then humiliate you like you may feel in any other clinics. We respect you as a woman and are here to improve your body mass index to achieve your aim of having babies.

Maybe once your BMI is under control and your body has less to cope with in terms of daily living that you actually no longer need to find an IVF clinic; BMI limit or otherwise.

We say this because when your body isn’t using as much energy to support general running daily, you may naturally develop larger, stronger eggs and your overall reproduction health, including menstrual cycle, may naturally improve.

To book your appointment for prenatal instant inch loss intervention, use our online booking system now.

Losing weight after fertility drugs

Losing weight after fertility drugs can be tough for women. Especially if you need to go in for more treatment and you need to get your BMI below 35 or 29 depending on the parameters of the IVF infertility clinic.

Does IVF cause weight gain?

It is not IVF itself that leads to weight gain, but the medications that your doctor prescribes to prepare your body forEmbryo being fertilised during IVF fertility treatment IVF. To prepare for an IVF cycle, you’ll take several hormones, usually in injectable form.

These drugs suppress your natural cycle, induce ovulation, and can help your body produce multiple eggs, depending on your treatment plan. Hormones are the chemical messengers of the body. You send information from one area of the body to another. This means that changing a person’s hormones can change a lot in the way their body processes things, including things that have nothing to do with fertility.

Many people experience side effects of IVF, including weight gain. Weight gain during fertility treatments can occur for a variety of reasons. First, IVF can slow down your metabolism or otherwise affect the way your body treats energy and consumes energy, this can lead to weight gain. Second, IVF can cause food cravings, which ultimately leads to the fact that you eat unusually fatty or sugary foods, this can also lead to weight gain. It is important to remember that this weight gain is usually minimal, a maximum of five to ten pounds. For most women, the benefit is even less: only one or two pounds.

They relate most of IVF weight gain to water retention, so you may notice that your weight fluctuates more during an IVF cycle. As soon as you stop using IVF drugs, the weight should decrease easily.

IVF injections and weight gain: how much weight can I gain during an IVF cycle?

If you have ever taken hormonal contraceptives, your reaction to these medications may give you a good understanding of what you can expect from IVF. IVF, such as hormonal contraception, uses hormones.

Although it can subtly change metabolism and the way your body reacts to food, IVF cannot produce calories and fat if it doesn’t exist. So IVF alone does not lead to the fact that you gain significant amounts of weight. Most women notice that their weight fluctuates somewhat more while taking IVF medications. A smaller group changes due to water retention.

This weight usually decreases after you have received your period or when you become pregnant after you have the baby. A smaller group notes a more significant weight gain, which remains even after the departure of IVF drugs. Here, weight gain is usually not over five to ten pounds. More than that is unlikely to be due solely to IVF drugs.

Excessive weight gain, especially a quick weight gain, almost always shows another problem. Therefore, if you notice a sudden weight gain or a change in your appearance overnight, call your provider immediately.

Is it safe to lose weight when trying to get pregnant?

We live in a culture obsessed with weight. If you are already feeling anxious and frustrated with infertility, weight gain is probably the last thing you want to deal with.

Weight and infertility interact in interesting ways. Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) can cause weight gain by triggering insulin resistance. IVF is a key treatment for PCOS. Research also shows that weight loss can improve the effectiveness of IVF and other PCOS treatments.

Even if you don’t have PCOS, your chances of getting pregnant will decrease if you are overweight. Being overweight or obesity can also increase the risk of pregnancy complications and making it difficult to conceive initially. Therefore, there are excellent reasons to worry about weight gain. It is usually safe to lose weight for getting pregnant, and only if you are currently overweight.

Avoid crash diets.

If you have a normal weight, losing weight can complicate pregnancy. They adopt a healthy and balanced diet. Avoid shock diets, fasting and very low-calorie diets. Weight loss should be slow and constant, not immediately. Stay physically active. During pregnancy, exploding physical activity can be dangerous. So start slowly, gradually building on your successes. Get a doctor’s permission.

Talk to a provider before starting a weight loss plan, especially if you are trying to get pregnant and struggling with your ovaries and general reproductive health. We can help with this. Karen is a qualified nutritionist specialising in fertility. She can also advise on healthy exercise such as particular styles of yoga.

Once you are pregnant, restrictive nutrition will steal nutrition away from your developing baby. It is OK to reduce binge eating or overeating or unhealthy snacks, but you should not try to lose weight during pregnancy.

Instead, talk to your doctor about a healthy meal schedule for pregnancy and your ideal weight gain during pregnancy. Proper protein intake is especially important for a developing baby. Therefore, make sure that your diet is rich in lean meat, nuts, legumes, eggs, dairy products and other foods rich in protein. Your goal should be to extract your calories from foods that are very nutritious. So get rid of high-calorie, low-nutrition foods such as white bread, sugary snacks, and processed foods like French fries.

You’re in luck though because here is a simple answer.

We can give you a healthy lymphatic drainage massage that will help you lose the water retention whilst increasing your immune system. You’ll lose the pounds without the need to crash diet or exercise. You can have this pre, during or post pregnancy.

If your weight gain is more fat based than water retention, then we’ll use our state-of-the-art RF therapy machine to help your body break down fat cells more effectively. We do this by applying a gentle heat to the skin which permeates to the fatty tissues which allows your body to excrete it. We can use this pre or post birth.

Why is it important to lose weight after taking fertility medication?

Your BMI matters in your ability to conceive. But, this medicine messes with your hormone levels, will often stop your natural menstruation and what it can’t do to an ovary isn’t worth talking about. Your sex drive is already stagnant following the restrictions that struggling to conceive puts on a couple. I mean it’s no fun for anyone having to make love to your husband on demand.

Layer over the feeling of being obese (even if you aren’t) and finding your way back to each other can be an ordeal. And our RF therapy (not if you are pregnant) or manual lymphatic drainage massage (throughout pregnancy) can be a viable option with fast benefits for you to get back in touch with your body again.

The other very important factor here is that you may have had a failed IVF cycle and you’re still treating your fertility with clinical intervention. If your weight has increased because of the fertility drugs you’ve been on, reducing this back to a BMI of between 19 and 29 will improve your chances of a successful IVF outcome and healthy pregnancy.

Book in for your consultation now. We will deduct the cost of the session from any treatment you end up booking in with us.

Solution to quick weight loss before IVF

If you’re looking for a quick weight loss before IVF then you have a fast (and easy) solution here. But first, let’s quickly discuss why crash diets are not the answer.

Poor nutrition doesn’t fuel your body enough to support fertility in women. Think about how anorexic people suffer with losing their menstrual cycles. In order to sustain a healthy pregnancy, your body needs to be in tip-top condition, see this article for a full explanation.

Therefore, fertility clinics and doctors insist patients fall under a clinically obese BMI of 29 for the NHS and 35 for some private hospitals. When your body fat percentage is over this, it compromises your health which increases your infertility chances or puts you at a greater risk of miscarriage.

This often results in excessive exercise or a diet where you’re just eating enough food to get through the day. Whilst these may get your fat index down if done correctly, it isn’t the best way to support your body’s ability to create a healthy baby.

Here’s the issue with crash diets on fertility.

When you eat, you’re putting energy into your body. This energy fuels all areas of our body, including our reproductive care. The right foods make sure we have enough resource to make quality eggs to fertilise when they are met by sperm.

So when you’re not eating correctly and you avoid calories, your uterus may not develop thickly enough, and even though you may shed the pounds, you may not be helping yourself get in optimal shape to be pregnant.

How to achieve quick weight loss before IVF.contouring body radio frequency abdomen

Seven to eight weeks before you go for your BMI test at the clinic or hospital, start RF therapy treatment with us. Our state-of-the-art machine will essentially speed up the way you burn away fat. The result? You lose weight. And BMI. We’ll help you combine this with a healthy eating program and the correct regular physical exercise such as yoga to facilitate maximum success.

What’s better is that where crash diets are only effective in the short term — we all know we end up slapping that weight right back on again, right? But the RF treatment for quick weight loss before IVF takes your body fat percent right back to a new benchmark.

What these treatments mean is that once you have had your bundle of baby joy, the weight you have gained will have been from a lower starting point. I guess what we’re saying is, where you may have really struggled with post pregnancy obesity before, you’ll find fewer complications with being overweight after this RF therapy treatment.

I still don’t understand how slimming down helps me give birth. Isn’t that what the medications are for?

They tailor the drugs they give you to improve fertility to your individual needs. But they are not wonder drugs. They will rebalance any hormones that are out of whack which will prepare your body for pregnancy in the best way it can be.

Lifestyle

But, if your normal lifestyle, whether that be from too much sugar, not enough fitness, high stress rates and so on are such that a healthy embryo won’t develop and such you can’t conceive, there’s not much that medical practitioners can do. Medication can only get you so far. But it’s down to you to get yourself the best possible starting point.

So what is RF therapy treatment?

Developed my four physicists in association with the University of Manchester, the kit we use is top of the range. WePromax lipo machine used by Essential Feeling Romford, Essex for fat reduction, BMI, skin tightening RF therapy utilise not just one, but three different technologies to target whatever range of issues are your concern. This means you get the best results not only for your IVF but also post birth. This is not surgery, it is a totally non-invasive experience that you are undergoing to avoid crash dieting.

We use sound waves to affect the permeability of your fat cells. And it’s this that allows your body to dispose of this excess fat through improved metabolisation and reduces your BMI for a quick win before fertility treatment. By starting this treatment 7 or 8 weeks before your hormone in vitro medicine appointment it means our clients bodies have the best chance to react to the drugs the fertility clinics prescribe.

Is it safe?

Yes, it is. We’re literally just applying a gentle heat to your skin through the radiofrequency. We then use a gentle vacuum massage which will increase your blood circulation. This encourages the fatty deposits to then drain away into your lymphatic system, which is the part of the body that is like the skip that removes junk from our systems.

I’ve been told not to take hot baths, so will this heat therapy affect egg development or ovulation?

The time this treatment takes is minimal and the likelihood of us going over your ovaries is even more limited. The effects of you being overweight will have much more effect on your ability to be a mother and have a family.

What will happen after my treatment?

The areas that we’ve worked in may be pink for a little while post session, but it won’t last long and it shouldn’t be sore. You can resume your normal activities straight away, although obviously when we’re talking about fertility, you’d be best to follow what we recommend on nutrition and prenatal exercising.

Book your WhatsApp consultation now.

Coming soon to Essential Feeling. RF Tightening.

Firstly, thank you to everyone who helped us with the deposit for our new skin RF tightening machine. We are truly humbled and we’re delighted to announce that our brand spanking new ProMax Lipo radiofrequency machine will arrive with us on Friday 2nd July. We’ll be taking appointments to improve your skin laxity and treatment of wrinkles through improved collagen production the week after — we want to play with it first!

If you’d still like to donate, then here’s the link. We’re giving everyone who donates a free treatment to the value of which will be more than their donation as soon as it arrives. Just a little thank you!

So now we all know our RF tightening machine is on its way, what does it do?

So we told you before that we already do manual lymphatic drainage for many clients, but particularly with post surgery clients.This helped us in the last months of lockdown as we linked with a Harley Street clinic and treatments have been going really well.

But, the MLD is only the first part of the treatment protocol. The second part is skin tightening using a device such as the one we have chosen. When patients have had liposuction, their skin doesn’t always have enough elastin in it to reduce back as tight as they would like. This machine helps our body produce more elastin and collagen through radio frequency thermal energy which effects how fast and how tight their end result is.

But, there are other benefits to this machine.

For sure, if you’ve had surgery, having the best possible outcome is important. But, a side effect if you like, is that when our skin produces more collagen, we also have visibly fewer wrinkles and cellulite. The heat from the hand piece also tricks our body into detoxifying fat through our lymphatic system.

Therefore the machine is called the Pro Lipo because the effects are better than traditional surgery in that there is no scarring or downtime. You may get a little red from the heat for a few hours afterwards at the side we have targeted, but that’s it. There’s no pain, no recovery, no rehabilitation. It’s possible to just leave, exercise (for best results) and get on with your day whilst instantly seeing visible results.

How do we see this working for our client base?

For sure we’re going to continue to link with our Harley Street clinic for post-operative care for the RF tightening side. We see this as being something we might expand on in the future too.

But there is another key benefit to this machine.

As you probably already know, we do a lot of deep tissue remedial style massage, but we also work closely with many fertility people. A lot of these are women who need to lose BMI in order to be accepted for fertility treatment such as IVF. These ladies already are under a massive amount of stress which is detrimental to fertility anyway, and loading on losing weight in a crash diet format really doesn’t help that. We see this as being a wonderful tool to help our fertility clients through their procedure with as little negative effect on their stress as possible. Thus improving their chances of successful conception.

In addition, there are so many added benefits to radiofrequency, that particularly after the year we’ve had, we are definitely not going to turn anyone down. And from the second week in July 2021, we will also help our clients look and feel younger because that just makes them feel good.

A few examples of what we’ll be able to help you with (all totally noninvasive):

Facial skin tightening including your neck, eyes and jowels (non surgical facelift) as well as your forehead

Contouring (fat removal) all over your body including stomach and abdomen, flanks and back (bra roll)

Inner thighs tighten and cellulite reduction

Calves and arms tightened with this rf tightening therapy

Take a look at the radiofrequency before and after photos, they’re amazing.

And what’s better is that there is no downtime with this. We generate heat using ultrasound radiofrequency. You’ll see an immediate improvement after teh application process and this will continue in the following weeks. If you want to loose the maximum amount of fatty cells, or improve your body’s ability to generate fresh collagen, then we have some guidelines to help you and you’ll probably want more than one session, but this nonsurgical procedure has genuine positive physiological results.

That’s why we chose this machine rather than some of the cheaper alternatives that are on the market.

Tell me about this machine then.

First off, the company that developed it are UK based. They’re in Cheshire and Lynton’s (the company) is headed up by the same four physicists who started it originally. The whole ethos of the company is that genuine technology and statistical scholar analysis drives it. We think this is what makes the difference between this and so many other options that are on the market.

The NHS uses this machine, it’s that good.

The whole project started out as a research study and it was the NHS who convinced the scientific phycisists to go into production with the machine.

The technology behind it is that radio frequency waves go into the deeper layers of our skin (the epidermis tissue) from different handpieces which we’ll tell you about soon. This radiofrequency is non-invasive, doesn’t hurt and is effective for rejuvenation.

As we age we lose a lot of things. One is skin elasticity which is down to insufficient collagen fibres. The equipment tricks our body into thinking that we are under attack, and so it stimulates a surge in, then sends collagen and elastin to the area we’re targeting to help healing. In fact, because we’re not under attack, then this spare collagen means we end up with less sagging, reduced signs of aging and fewer fine lines.

To contour, the heat helps to break down the walls of the fatty cells which means our body is more able to pass it out through our lymphatic system. Kind of like a helping hand if we’re jumping over a fence (you can tell where my weaknesses lie, right!)

And then the vacuum function will help to break down cellulite.

What is radio frequency energy

RF tightening skin tightening radiotherapy radio therapyFirst off, it’s not radiation. We don’t have to gear up and get out of the room while we zap you. The method is a simple application of a handpiece. The ProMax Lipo comes with several options each one suited to where we’re working.

The facial rf tightening device comes complete with vacuum which helps to get to the correct depth in our skin tissues. This uses bipolar radiofrequency which is set to 2Mhz so is very safe.

The bigger hand pieces suitable for the procedures on larger areas of our body use 1Mhz frequencies but tripolar and multipolar radiofrequency so that there are more sound-waves bouncing around the bigger area that are being treated.

As you can tell from the low megahertz, this is applying warmth to the deeper layers of your skin, we’re not heating which is why it’s comfortable, relaxing even, and means your downtime is minimal. Zero if you don’t mind a bit of skin redness for a few hours directly afterwards.

Tailored to your needs

The choice of devices means that we’re always using not only the appropriate nozzle size but also the appropriate setting for the area. This adds to the effectiveness of the machine and your sessions. That’s the thing when you’re working with a bunch of scientists they’re always looking at evidence based clinical studies to give you the best treatment outcomes. That’s why we’re so proud of our before and after pictures, because we know they’re genuine, undoctored and allow you a real opportunity to evaluate whether this is the right treatment for you.

As a quick aside, if you’re doing your research you may come across Thermage and monopolar rf tightening and wonder why we don’t mention this; it’s because they now considered this outdated technology, our science is more advanced.

If I decide I want to book, what happens then?

As you know, we’ve built our reputation over time we’re not about to mess it up now. We will always do a quick WhatsApp consultation with you before we book any patient in for their treatment.

This allows us efficacy; to asses whether the treatment is right for you, and to manage the parameters of your expectations based on your starting point and lifestyle. The level of results you can expect will be different to someone with a different body constitution, or who does less exercise etc, and so rather than risk decreased satisfaction (and a poor review blotting our excellent reputation), we’d always rather have an open and frank conversation up front so that you may then decide how you’d like to move forward with and experience your aesthetic procedure.

If you’re still undecided after your consultation, we have a ton of literature covering commonly asked questions, some medical, others not. And you may then consider this at your leisure.

How long is the procedure?

It depends on the size of the area. Generally, if we’re looking at an A4 sized space, then the equipment can do this in around 20 minutes. Youll usually need more than one session to get your desired treatment outcomes though as you’ll see we mention on the before and after photos. Anywhere between six and ten sessions twice a week for the first three weeks and then weekly thereonin.

Book your initial WhatsApp consultation online now.