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What is EMFACE?

EMFACE is a revolution in facial treatments. Emitting both Synchronized RF and HIFESTM energies simultaneously affect the skin and muscles.

The result is fewer wrinkles and more lift naturally without needles. Best of all, EMFACE treats full face in only 20 minutes.

EMFACE is currently available at our La Casita location.

How does EMFACE Work?

EMFACE is the first device on the market utilizing patented, hands-free applicators to emit Synchronized RF and HIFES™ energies simultaneously. Synchronized RF remodels & smooths skin by heating the dermis and increasing collagen and elastin fibers. While the HIFES™ technology restores & elevates facial tissues by selectively contracting muscles and increasing the density & quality of muscle structure.

Can Men Benefit From EMFACE?

Yes, both men and women can significantly benefit from EMFACE treatment. Men typically seek out this procedure because of its effectiveness in enhancing jawlines. Women usually have EMFACE done to smooth out their fine lines and wrinkles.

Does EMFACE Treatment Hurt?

No, EMFACE is a non-invasive procedure and is very gentle on the skin. You will feel your muscles contract and feel a comfortable heat across your face. You should not feel intense burning or any pain during the procedure.

What Are The Risks of EMFACE?

EMFACE is a safe procedure, but there are a few risks you should be aware of before undergoing treatment. 

These risks include the following:

  • Skin irritation - The electromagnetic energy used for EMFACE treatment can potentially cause your skin to be irritated, redness, and swelling. This is more common for people who have sensitive skin. 
  • Burns - If the treatment is not performed properly or the device is on a high intensity, the electromagnetic energy can burn a patient’s skin. 
  • Changes in your skin’s pigmentation - It is possible to experience a change in your skin’s pigmentation after your EMFACE treatment. Your skin may darken, which is known as hyperpigmentation, or lighten, which is known as hypopigmentation. 
  • Muscle soreness - Since EMFACE is a cosmetic procedure that affects the facial muscles, it is common to experience temporary muscle soreness or stiffness after the procedure. If these symptoms persist or worsen, contact Dr. Bucay immediately.

Dr. Bucay will explain more about the risks involved with EMFACE during your consultation with her. 

What Are The Contraindications of EMFACE?

As with any type of cosmetic procedure, patients must first be considered to be a good candidate for EMFACE. While the procedure is safe, there are contraindications that can disqualify patients from EMFACE treatment.

These contraindications include the following:

  • You have facial piercings
  • You have facial tattoos
  • You have implants in your cheeks or forehead
  • You have a pacemaker or defibrillator
  • You are currently pregnant
  • You are breastfeeding
  • You have had a recent sunburn
  • You have open wounds on your face
  • You have an active infection
  • You have severe acne
  • You have unrealistic expectations regarding the procedure

You will know if you are a good candidate for EMFACE during your consultation with Dr. Bucay or another member of her team. They will assess your medical history, your aesthetic goals, and any medical conditions you have. If you are not considered to be an eligible candidate for EMFACE, they can recommend safer alternatives. 

Is There Any Downtime Associated With EMFACE?

EMFACE is one of those treatments that is considered to be a “lunchtime” procedure. This is because EMFACE does not require patients to have downtime following the procedure. Immediately after the procedure, you may experience mild redness and swelling, but these typically fade away after a little while. This allows you to resume your normal activities safely.

EMFACE Results

EMFACE clinical studies showed an average increase in collagen by 26%*, doubled the amount of elastin in the tissue, and an increase in resting muscle tone by 30%*. These technologies' simultaneous effect leads to fewer wrinkles by 37%* and more lift by 23%.

EMFACE applicators are intended to be applied over the forehead and the cheeks. Effects of EMFACE are visible in overall facial appearance.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are interested in EMFACE, Dr. Vivian Bucay is here to help. Contact us at 210-692-3000 to schedule a consultation at the Bucay Center For Dermatology and Aesthetics today.

Schedule A Consultation



01. Get to know Dr. Bucay, Dr. Bhandari and Dr. Noorily.

02. Help her understand you and your goals.

03. Learn about our services and specialties.

“Very comfortable environment, all staff very were very professional, and Dr. Bucay was a delight. She is an artist with the skills and compassion that focus specifically on the clients needs. Dr. Bucay is amazing.”

–Jorie K.


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