Radiofrequency

RF (Radiofrequency) Tempsure Envi

How does RF work?

RF is a non-invasive non- surgical skin treatment that heats the oil glands (meibomian glands) of the upper and lower eye lids. It uses radio frequency energy to heat the deeper layers of the eye lids and target the oil glands specifically.

What is the procedure?

The RF handpiece is used to apply uniform heat to the upper and lower eye lids of each. We spend about 5 mins on each eye lid. The hand piece is calibrated to heat the skin to a temperature of 39-40C. This temperature has been shown to melt the oil inside the meibomian glands. The melting and the manual massage from the handpiece allows the clogged oil in the glands to be melted and expressed. This improves the function of the oil glands so they can produce better more robust oil to cover the surface of the eye.

What does RF do to the skin that is treated?

Not only does RF improve the gland function of the eye lids (reducing dry eye symptoms) it produces tighter smoother skin. It also reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by increasing collagen production.

How many treatments do I need?

RF typically requires 3 sessions spaced approximately one month apart. Each session takes about 30 – 40 mins to perform.

Can I combine RF with ILux?

Typically patients will choose one treatment or the other. RF requires 4 treatments over a course of a few months, with a one treatment yearly maintenance. ILux is a one-time treatment to heat and express the glands, recommended every 4-6 months for maintenance. RF does however enhance the appearance of the skin with fewer fine lines and wrinkles. The team and doctors at Thornhill Vision Care can help you decide which treatment is best for you.

Opening Hours
Monday
9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am – 7:00 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Friday
9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed