Why do we Need Skin Tightening
As you age your collagen and elastin deplete and the skin starts to loosen and sag. The skin also starts to look less plump. At Jeune we use the TGA-approved CoaxMed Skin Tightening machine – unfortunately it cannot give you the results of a facelift but it can give a pleasing result. The CoaxMed procedure uses Radiofrequency technology; it has been clinically proven to tighten and gently lift the skin to renew facial contours. The incision-free procedure is fast, easy and requires no downtime from normal activities. Unlike lasers, the procedure can be performed on patients of all skin types.
How does it work?
The CoaxMed system uses a sophisticated solid gel tip, which delivers a controlled amount of RF energy. With each touch of the skin, the gel tip device uniformly heats a large volume of collagen in the deeper layers of the skin and its underlying tissue while simultaneously protecting the outer layer of the skin with cooling. This deep, uniform heating causes structures deep in the skin to immediately tighten by shrinking the collagen fibres. A good analogy? It’s a bit like putting your jeans in the dryer. It also stimulates deep collagen which can take up to 3 months to completely form so your results just keep getting better!
What does the procedure feel like?
With RF energy emission you will experience a brief, deep heating sensation as the RF energy is delivered to your skin and underlying tissue. This deep heating system is an indication that your collagen is reaching an effective temperature for tightening. We control the amount of energy delivered to balance procedural comfort with maximum results. The solid gel hand piece tip device is cooled before, during and after the heating to protect your skin and make the treatment more comfortable. It should be a relaxing, pleasurable experience.
How many treatments will I need?
Unlike many other procedures, a single CoaxMed treatment has produced results in the majority of our patients. We will recommend the number of treatments necessary to achieve the best results. Usually between 6 and 8 sessions will be required for maximum results.
When will I see results?
You will see immediate results from the initial shrinking of the collagen fibres but full results can take a few months. Recently published studies show that measurable tightening improvements appear gradually over 2 to 6 months after the treatment. However many patients have reported seeing an earlier response. The CoaxMed procedure causes immediate tightening of the collagen structure with additional tightening over time. Unpublished reports by experienced cosmetic physicians indicate that results may last 24 months or longer, based on the patients’ natural ageing process. We advise having a maintenance treatment every 3 months.
CoaxMed can be used alone or in conjunction with other procedures. For instance, sun-damaged skin could be tightened and then treated with a Photo Facial procedure or de-pigmentation program to provide even pigmentation. The device can also selectively target areas still loose after a facelift. Using it in conjunction with skin boosters can dramatically improve the results. When using it on the body we can also use ultrasound cavitation to remove superficial fat such as cellulite.
$250 per treatment. A course of 6 to 8 treatments is required, done 10 days to 2 weeks apart. $1499 for course of 8