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How Does The PureFirm-i Eye Bag Reduction Treatment Work?
The PureFirm-i (pronounced, “Pure-Firm-eye”) is the most advanced non-invasive, non-surgical skin tightening and lifting treatment available that is capable of treating the sensitive and delicate tissues around the eyes in complete safety.
PureFirm-i uses advanced Vacuum Targeted Radio Frequency to precisely target and heat the collagen fibres within the delicate and sensitive tissues surrounding the eyes. The vacuum gently lifts the skin into the treatment head allowing a precise pulse of RF energy to be passed only through the skin, avoiding the transmission of any energy into the eye itself. This ensures direct delivery of the RF energy to the treated area to achieve optimal skin tightening, conditions and toning results, which helps to get rid of eye bags and dark circles under the eyes, as well as fine lines and wrinkles.
Unlike older RF-only technologies, such as Accent and Thermage, which are unable to accurately target the treatment area, especially around the eyes, the PureFirm-i Treatments leverage the latest in “Vacuum Targeted RF” technology. The PureFirm-i Eye Bag Reduction and Skin Tightening treatments causing the following effects :-Skin Tightening
- Existing collagen tissues shrink, providing an immediate tightening and plumping effect.
- Old, fibrous collagen is denatured and broken down by the body.
- Fibroblasts (the cells that create new collagen) are stimulated to create new, fresh, supple collagen.
- As the collagen contracts and is restructured, the dermal tissues are lifted and plumped, achieving a more supple, youthful appearance.
- Vacuum targeted radio frequency with electronic impedance matching continuously monitors the impedance within the dermal tissues and adjusts the energy output to ensure optimal therapeutic effect, whilst also maintaining complete safety.
How does this have a skin tightening effect?
Loose skin due to weight loss or ageing of the supporting tissues appears wrinkled and lifeless. Old, fibrous and dis-organised collagen fibres are unable to support the skin.
The PureFirm-i Skin Tightening treatments achieve immediate lifting and tightening effects as existing collagen fibres contract, as well as longer lasting tightening, smoothing and lifting as new collagen is produced.
A massage oil is applied to the treatment area, then the PureFirm-i Eye Bag Reduction treatment commences. The PureFirm-i technology generates heat in the subcutaneous layer, causing the existing active collagen to contract, delivering immediately tighter feeling skin.
The RF energy also selectively denatures (breaks down) the old, inflexible collagen and stimulates the re-growth of fresh, healthy and flexible collagen fibres. With successive treatments, this cumulative effect will deliver long lasting results!
The laying down of fresh, new collagen fibres results in skin remodeling, taking place over 3-6 months and lasting up to two years, although “top up” treatments every 6-9 months can prolong this effect.
The volume of collagen increases in a more organised structure. This reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, whilst also providing tighter, plumper firmer feeling skin. Altogether a more youthful, supple and smoother complexion is achieved, with a significant reduction in dark circles, eye bags and the fine lines and wrinkles apparent in ageing skin.
The vacuum targeted RF therapy utilised within the PureFirm-i Treatment is a “cumulative therapy”. This means it works immediately during each treatment but, in order to achieve optimal results, a series of treatments is required over a period of weeks. This enables the time needed in between treatments for the body to react naturally to the stimulating effects of the therapies and re-construct the tissues being targeted to naturally achieve the objective; smoother, tighter and more supple face, cheeks, forehead and neck.
If you are a healthy adult, over the age of 18, the answer is usually a resounding “YES”!!!
However, there are some medical conditions (referred to as “Contra-indications”) that mean we CANNOT treat you. This is in the best interest of your health and to ensure there are no complications with your condition, so please don’t be offended if we are unable to treat you as a result of one of these conditions being present :-
- Pacemaker or internal defibrillator.
- Superficial metal or other implants in the treatment area, such as crowns and bridges.
- Current or history of skin cancer, as well as any other type of cancer, or pre malignant moles.
- Severe concurrent conditions, such as cardiac disorders.
- Pregnancy and nursing.
- Impaired immune system, such as AIDS and HIV, or use of immuno-suppressive medications.
- Diseases which may be stimulated by light at the wavelengths used, such as history of Systemic Lupus, Erythematosus, Porphyria and Epilepsy.
- Patients with a history of diseases stimulated by heat, such as recurrent Herpes Simplex in the treatment area, may be treated only following a prophylactic regime.
- Poorly controlled endocrine disorders, such as diabetes or Poly Cystic Ovary.
- Any active condition in the treatment area, such as sores, psoriasis, eczema or undiagnosed rashes.
- Facial laser resurfacing and deep chemical peeling within the last 3 months, if face is treated.
- Any surgical procedure in the treatment area within the last 3 months or before complete healing.
A number of medical conditions and diseases can be contraindicated for the treatment. They must be checked with your doctor. For some contraindicated conditions and medications and/or supplements we may need a certificate from your doctor regarding suitability of the treatment in order to perform the treatments.
If you are in any doubt and the answers to your questions are not contained within this site, please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to discuss the treatments with you in more detail.
What happens when I come for treatment?
Your PureFirm-i experience will begin with a FREE consultation. During this we will discuss how you would like to improve your appearance and the likely length of treatment required and how those areas will be targeted by the treatments. Following the consultation and the completion of a medical questionnaire, photographs will be taken to enable us to monitor your progress. The treatments will then commence as follows :-
Gentle oils or cooling gel (dependent upon area being treated) will be applied to the treatment area. This is to ensure optimal transmission of the therapeutic energies into the dermal tissues.
The PureFirm-i treatment is then configured and the treatment head applied to the treatment area.
The machine is then switched on and the treatment head is moved across the targeted area(s) several times to ensure complete coverage.
After treatment the skin will be cleaned of all oils and gel, leaving the skin feeling smoother, more supple and rejuvenated.
Is PureFirm-i similar to Axent or Thermage RF treatments?
The PureFirm-i treatments leverage radio frequency energy in much the same way as Axent, Thermage and other RF-based skin tightening treatments. However, PureFirm-i uses the most advanced vacuum targeted radio frequency technology, enabling it to deliver the best eye bag reduction and skin tightening results possible around the eyes in complete safety.
Which Areas Can Be Treated?
PureFirm-i is specifically designed to be used to treat the only around the eyes.
How quickly will I notice a change?
Gradual improvement of the treated area can be seen following the first treatment – with the skin surface of the treated area feeling smoother, more supple and tightened. With a course of treatments, these results will be cumulative. Once the course is completed, final results in eye bag reduction, skin rejuvenation and tightening will be most apparent after 6-8 weeks.
How do I improve and maintain the results of my PureFirm-i treatments?
After completing your course, it is recommended to periodically have maintenance treatments. Like any non-surgical or surgical aesthetic techniques, the results will last longer if you follow a balanced diet and exercise regularly, as this provides a stronger platform to maintain your new, healthier complexion. Also, drinking plenty of water to hydrate the skin is recommended.
What do the treatments feel like?
Most clients have told us that the treatment is extremely comfortable and pleasant, feeling like a gentle tissue massage, followed by a deep heating sensation beneath their skin.
Does it hurt?
Most patients find the PureFirm-i treatments extremely comfortable and liken them to a warm deep tissue massage. The treatments are customised to accommodate your sensitivity and comfort level, which will be closely monitored by the technician throughout the treatment. It is normal to experience a warm sensation for a few hours post treatment. Your skin may also appear redder than usual for several hours, but this subside very quickly.
Is it safe?
Yes. The combined energies applied by the PureFirm-i are extremely safe and the entire process is completely non-invasive. The process has undergone examination and assessment by several medical bodies. We use the most advanced technology available and have one of the most experienced technicians in the country providing treatments, so you are in extremely safe hands.
Will I be able to drive after my treatment?
Yes. The treatment is completely non-invasive and has no “down-time”. You are free to carry on with your normal daily activities immediately after treatment.
What do I do whilst the treatment is taking place?
During the PureFirm-i treatments, you will need to lie back with your eyes closed. Each treatment lasts between 20 and 30 minutes, so we recommend you relax and enjoy the warming sensation of the treatments as they work to rejuvenate your skin and get rid of those unsightly eye bags, dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes.
Who can be treated with PureFirm-i?
Due to the non-invasive nature of our PureFirm-i Skin Tightening treatments, our treatments are suitable for both men and women that wish to look their best and do not wish to endure the costs and risks of cosmetic surgery. However, there are a small number of clinical conditions that would prevent treatment, please check the “Can I be Treated” tab on this page for more details. If you have any specific questions or requirements, please contact us for more information.
The hoods over my eyes are gone!
I chose to have PureFirm-I specifically for the dark circles under my eyes and hooding of my eye lids. From the very first treatment I noticed a change under my eyes and by the end of my course of treatments I can happily say it worked! The dark circles are gone and my eye lids are lifted and I look brighter! Mear was wonderful and talked me through the treatments before I started, so I could relax and enjoy them. Highly recommend!*
All testimonials are the opinion of the individual. Any results described or claimed within these testimonials are specific to that individual customer. Results can vary and there are many factors that effect the results achieved by each individual customer, including but not limited to lifestyle, age, diet, etc. As such, we are not able to provide guaranteed results. We will commit to engaging with you as a customer to achieve the best results possible in your given situation.
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