What is Evoke?
Evoke is a form of facial recontouring based on non-invasive sculpting technology. The device made by Inmode restructures the deep layers of the skin using bipolar radiofrequency energy. Different than other RF devices, this skin-tightening treatment is hands-free. The platform restores youthfulness to the lower face and jawline quickly, comfortably, and safely.
How Does Evoke Work?
During an Evoke treatment session, the patient wears specially designed headgear that targets the problem area. The device emits radiofrequency energy through various applicators in the headgear to stimulate fibroblast cells in the dermis. Radiofrequency energy passes through the upper layers of the skin. When absorbed more deeply, it causes controlled tissue heating that provokes collagen and elastin production in the foundational layers of the skin. These chemicals increase over time, leading to progressively tighter, smoother skin. Evoke has two types of headgear. Which is used is determined by the improvements a patient wants to achieve.
Is Evoke Treatment Safe?
Yes. The Evoke device was developed by one of the leading radiofrequency device manufacturers of our time. Inmode builds devices with patented technologies that achieve consistent results without damaging the skin. The FDA-cleared Evoke system has several built-in safety features, including real-time temperature indicators that monitor tissue temperature. Recognizing the unique circumstances of a hands-free device, the product developers also added a Patient Call Button to the system. This feature gives patients freedom as well as peace of mind, knowing that clinical staff is immediately available for questions or concerns.
Who is a candidate for Evoke?
Adults of all ages are choosing this non-invasive, hands-free treatment to improve definition in the lower face. Evoke is one of several radiofrequency devices made by Inmode and the only one that has been specifically designed for the low face. Consider Evoke if you would like to reduce the appearance of any of the following:
- Lack of definition along the jawline
- Loose skin and unwanted fat on the neck
- Excess submental (under the chin) fat
The two unique types of headgear used in Evoke treatments are suitable for specific areas:
- The Evoke Face applicator is designed to comfortably treat the cheek and jowl area. The heating of the dermis and subcutaneous layers of tissue tightens collagen fibers and stimulates new collagen production to remodel and lift the cheeks.
- The Evoke Neck applicator delivers patented energy technology to the upper neck and submental area, where small pockets of fat may accumulate. Here, radiofrequency energy stimulates tissue remodeling that restores a youthful jawline.
While radiofrequency energy does affect fat cells as well as skin cells, this treatment is intended more for skin-tightening than fat reduction. Patients with more submental fullness (double chin) may wish to undergo Kybella or other fat-reduction before using Evoke to tighten loose skin. At New Look Skin Center, you can expect an experienced provider to assess your needs and make recommendations that will achieve your desired outcome as quickly as possible.
Is Evoke Treatment Painful?
Radiofrequency treatments stimulate tissue tightening by heating subcutaneous tissue and the dermis, where fibroblast cells produce collagen and elastin. Each treatment is brief and does not require anesthesia. The headgear worn during treatments is lightweight and comfortable, so patients may read or enjoy other relaxing activities. A protective gel, applied before headgear, makes sure that the thermal energy emitted from the applicators is evenly distributed through the skin.
How Many Evoke Sessions Are Needed?
Skin-tightening is a customized treatment protocol that is developed around each patient’s needs. A series of sessions are often recommended to continue collagen and elastin stimulation for a longer period. After age 30, the fibroblasts that make these chemicals become slow and sluggish. The aging process continues to accelerate as the body uses stored collagen and elastin. Periodic stimulating treatments like Evoke can slow down cosmetic aging. A few sessions may be scheduled initially to achieve profound skin tightening. Once the desired improvements have been achieved, touch-ups may be scheduled a few times a year. With excellent skincare and sun protection, a person may need less frequent touch-ups to maintain youthful skin.
Is There Downtime After Evoke Treatment?
No. Evoke radiofrequency treatment is made for comfort and convenience. The skin absorbs radiofrequency and transforms it to heat in the dermis. This heat can give the skin some rosiness as if you’ve been in the sun. This side effect is mild enough for most people to immediately resume normal activities.