We are incredibly excited to offer Agnes RF. Agnes is a dynamic precision radio frequency device that provides in office solutions akin to surgical results without the need for surgery.
Agnes allows us to precisely target fat and tighten skin at the same time or it can be used for skin tightening alone.
Agnes RF gives
We have previously used Kybella for eliminating fat under the chin and in other areas but we have found superior results with Agnes RF. Compared to Kybella, Agnes causes less pain and swelling. Agnes is also less expensive than Kybella and leads to much less post-procedural swelling than Kybella. Kybella cannot be used to eliminate fat under the eyes but Agnes excels in this area, eliminating the fat and getting rid of wrinkles by tightening the skin the the same procedure.
Agnes RF causes tissue coagulation and electrothermolysis. During the procedure when we are trying to eliminate fat, you can actually hear the fat being lysed by the radiofrequency. Agnes uses micro-insulated needles to penetrate the skin. The insulation on specific parts of the needle makes it safe for all skin types and also allows very precise delivery of radiofrequency to achieve temperatures in the tissue unparalleled by other devices.
The precision microneedling and the delivery of the concentrated radiofrequency stimulates fibroblasts which generate collagen and produce amazing results that can be similar to a face or neck or eyelift. The face is sculpted, smoothed and tightened.
Frequently Asked Questions
We utilize topical anesthetic followed by tiny injections of lidocaine to make the skin completely numb. After this, patients say they feel only a warming sensation under their skin and feel almost no discomfort. Some say they feel nothing at all.
The time will vary upon the area being treated. Under eyes generally take an hour in total, including numbing time. Submental (under the chin/jaw) fat takes 90 minutes in total, including numbing. Treatment of jowls will take 60 minutes. Most treatments on the body will take a similar amount of time to the submental depending on the size of the treatment area.
There may be some redness after the procedure for several hours. If there is bruising, it resolves in 4-10 days just as any other type of bruise. There is minimal swelling that can last 2-3 days. You will have a skin-toned bandage on the are for 24 hours after the procedure.
This will depend on the amount of fat we are trying to eliminate or how much excess skin there is that we are trying to tighten. For example, a small amount of fat in the under eye or jowls can often be eliminated in a single treatment. A larger amount of fat such as we often encounter under the jaw can take 2-3 sessions. You will see improvement with each treatment. If we are tightening only moderately loose skin, it will often be done in a single treatment.
Patients often see results immediately after the procedure. But as the fat cells continue to shrink and the skin continues to tighten, you will continue to see further improvements for 3-4 weeks. A series of one to three treatments may be needed to achieve optimal results. The effects of each treatment will continue to improve over the coming months.
Due to the insulation of specific parts of the needle as well as the shape of the RF waveform, Agnes is safe for all skin types. The square RF waveform decreases the residual heat that can be delivered to tissues with other devices. The residual heat from other devices is often what causes damage, such as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, in darker skin types.
Agnes Precision RF is unlike any other RF Microneedling device in the market. The specificity of energy utilization achieves reactions in tissue that simply cannot be done with any multipolar needle configuration. Further, Agnes RF is the only RF device utilizing a single pin or three pin needle as an application electrode. These needles are partially insulated to protect the epidermis or other tissues from thermal burns.
Results are permanent.