The Collagen Wave is one of UK’s most sought after facial treatments, with clients regularly flying in from across the world for their appointments . Designed and created by Dr Saleh, our exclusive skin tightening treatment uses radio frequency energy to tighten skin tissue – helping to contour and rejuvenate the skin.
Our results-driven treatment has featured in British Vogue and has a long list of A-List converts and beauty editors including Glamour’s Alessandra Steinherr and Hello’s Nadine Bagott. With no downtime, the Collagen Wave is the perfect nonsurgical solution for those image-conscious people with busy lives looking to lift and tighten the skin on the face, neck and décolletage.
THE POWER OF RADIO FREQUENCY
The use of radio frequency in medical practice is not new and has been used medically for many years, resting on the principle of the modification of deeper skin layers through heat. Radio frequency has the ability to heat up deep layers of the skin and underlying tissue, causing deep collagen structures in the skin to immediately tighten. This improves the existing collagen and promotes new collagen production to further tighten the skin, resulting in healthier, smoother skin and a more youthful appearance.
REAL RESULTS – NO DOWNTIME, NO INTRUSION
Our treatment is non-ablative, meaning that it acts on the middle and lower layers of skin without damaging the surface. We simply roll a wand firmly across the skin to deliver controlled and even amounts of radio frequency energy for safe and effective results. Benefits to all areas are skin tightening, toning, smoothing and rejuvenation of skin tissue and results can be seen immediately, often improving over time.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What areas can be treated ? Any area where there is loose skin. The entire face including the neck and eyes which are the most requested areas. The treatment is also highly effective on the hands to rejuvenate loose skin. During a thorough consultation, your therapist will discuss the areas to focus on for optimum results. Other areas with loose skin can also be treated using our Collagen Wave Body treatment including thighs, buttocks, arms and stomach. This will be available late 2016.
How long does the treatment take? A regular session lasts 45 minutes in addition to the consultation, however extended sessions of 60, 90 and 120 minutes are also available for enhanced results. The longer the skin is exposed to the energy, the better the result.
How often shall I have it done? Initially we recommend a course of 3-10 sessions 1-4 weeks apart. This is determined by the condition of your skin, age, lifestyle and desired results. The closer the sessions and more treatments, the quicker and more effective results can be seen. Once the course is completed we recommend maintenance sessions every 3-6 months. For clients simply wanting anti-ageing results, we recommend maintenance sessions only.
Is the treatment painful? The Collagen Wave wand is rolled firmly across the skin to deliver the energy into the skin, so you will feel a firm pressure during the treatment. As the treatment progresses the skin becomes warmer and can become quite hot however, the heat is rarely uncomfortable. Occasionally you may feel a slight sting if the wand loses contact with the skin. Although is it not aimed to be a relaxing treatment most clients find the pressure and heat quite pleasant.
When will I see results? For most client’s immediate improvements can be seen straight away with further results becoming increasingly visible over 6 months. For most client’s improvements are gradual and subtle. Nevertheless, the changes can make the difference from a “tired face” to a rested one. Improvements may last up to 1 year. An extremely small amount of people who do not respond to radio therapy energy will see little or no results. This will be clear during your first treatment and your therapist will advise alternative therapies for you.
Can anyone have the Collagen Wave? Any male or female from 18 upwards with loose skin will benefit from Collagen Wave therapy. Clients with pacemakers, metal pins or plates in the treated area, pregnant women, epilepsy, disease of the heart/muscular or connective tissue are not suitable for this treatment. A full consultation is carried out before treatment to determine your suitability to the treatment.
Is there any downtime? No downtime is required for Collagen Wave. You may experience some redness after treatment which usually subsides within 1 hour.
Can I have other treatments at the same time? The Collagen Wave compliments other cosmetic procedures such as anti-aging injection including Botox and Dermal Filler. We highly recommend that for enhanced results the Collagen Wave is used in conjunction with our range of skin peels.
Is there any aftercare? There is no special aftercare to follow however we advise that you always wear a factor 20+ sunscreen to protect your skin at all times. A good skincare routine is strongly recommended to boost and maintain the results of the treatment between visits. Your therapist will recommend the right products for you.
Is it safe? Any skin treatment carries the risk of side effects. However our therapists are highly trained using our machines to deliver energy into the skin is in an evenly distributed, safe and controlled manner.
Are there any side effects? All skin treatments can have side effects though are limited with controlled and safe delivery. However even with correct delivery side effects can occur. Side effects include prolonged swelling, redness, superficial burns, headache, bruising and pain. These side effects are not common but it is important to acknowledge they can happen. Your therapist will discuss any concerns during your consultation.