Slendertone Face Frequently Asked Questions
We recommend the Lift programme of 20 minutes a day, 5 times a week for 12 weeks. You'll start noticing the difference in your skin condition after 2 weeks and the gentle lifting effect after 6 weeks. The remaining six weeks completes the full exercise programme. After this initial period, we recommend a maintenance programme of at least 2-3 20 minute sessions a week to sustain optimum muscle condition.
Yes, all our technology is regulated and developed to the highest medical standards - globally. Electrotherapy is a widely used technology in Hospitals, Physiotherapy and of course Spas worldwide. EMS is the appliance of natural body science. Electrolysis, and some facials use a form of electrical current in the process of their treatments. Our unique technology targets the facial muscles rather than the skin.
A light tapping or vibrating of key areas of the face, most notably around the eyes and the mouth. You may also experience a twitching type sensation around those areas, which shows that the muscles are working and being stimulated. The sensation is unusual at first but with gentle use, increasing the intensity over time, then the sensation becomes quite comfortable with some finding it addictive!
Like any muscles you exercise, they take time to retrain to deliver the optimum results. The radiance results will be immediately visible after use from the increased blood flow.
Because Slendertone Face is a safe and effective form of exercise, it has a lasting effect. All muscles need exercising otherwise they waste, losing volume and mass. Facial muscles are no different – they require a maintenance programme to keep them plump and healthy. Slendertone Face gently tones and builds the foundations of the face, lifting sag and filling out lines and wrinkles.
One of the most immediate and striking benefits our clinical study demonstrated was the significant improvement in skin complexion and general facial radiance, regardless of which programme was used. Skin conditions appeared to clear up, complexions brightened and overall health of the skin improved. This improvement is caused by the increased blood-flow to the muscles and skin, which increases oxygenation and clears toxins that can cause skin conditions. It's why we have a unique skin radiance program that can be used if you feel your skin needs a "boost".
The clinical study subjects said that they experienced a decrease in their wrinkles. This was supported by clinical photographic evidence validated by the subjects themselves. The most statistically significant data we have relates to increasing the muscle volume (between 18.6% and 46%). Because this muscle is attached to the skin it has the visible effect of permanently reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
The primary benefit of Slendertone Face is to restore the youthful shape of your face. By gently toning and building the facial muscles beneath your skin, Slendertone Face 'lifts & plumps' them, reducing 'sag' and filling out wrinkles from within.
Facial muscles are delicate and have to be carefully targeted – Slendertone have perfected the product to give a gentle stimulation targeting the facial muscles associated with wrinkles and sag to gently lift and plump the correct muscles - and restore the youthful shape of the face!
No, it is carefully designed to focus on the muscles of facial expression which have a direct impact on the ageing process and are directly attached to the skin. You would not want the large muscles of mastication to increase in volume. They are exercised regularly when you eat.
Creams have a 1 day effect - often superficial - and act as a cover-up, often using active ingredients that can react with sensitive skin. Face works the foundation of the face and the effects are long-lasting as the muscles of the Face are toned and re-built.
Botox reduces stubborn frown lines and brow furrows by chemically reducing muscle activity in the area between the eyes (the 'glabella') and just above this. Sometimes it is also used to reduce 'crows feet' around the eyes but Botox is rarely used in the mid and lower part of the face and therefore does not impact the majority of facial muscles. Click here to read more.
This is quite normal and is actually proof that the technology is working! During our clinical study, most participants actually spent the 20 minute therapy session peacefully relaxing, while those who experienced the flicker merely closed their eyes. You can try repositioning the headset slightly to minimise this effect.
It is essential that the gel pads have good adhesion to the skin to efficiently deliver the therapy. Make-up and heavy moisturisers reduce the effectiveness of the delivery and shorten the life of the gel pads.
The Gel pads are patented "smart" technology that actually act as the conductor of the current and ensure a comfortable, gentle and even delivery of the therapy to the correct nerve. The gel pads use medical grade gel and their adhesive properties expire after around 5 days of exposure to air. Using with make-up will shorten the life of the pads. We anticipate 5 uses per set of pads. See our great deals on Face replacement pads here.
No. Your facial muscles are very small and Slendertone Face is designed to gentle stimulate them which would not allow for facial bulk. Slendertone Face works on the principles of isometric exercise that involves the static stimulation of a muscle without any lengthening, only developing thickness.
A filler only works at surface level to give a temporary plumper appearance. Slendertone Face works to give the face a longer lasting and most importantly a natural face lift to plump from the inside out - naturally. Click here to read more.
It may be cheaper but it isn't as easy or as effective as using Slendertone Face. Facial exercises will work out the facial muscles but require much effort and focus and only ever target muscles groups one at a time. Slendertone Face allows you to simply put on the product and let it work across the whole of your face and muscles groups whilst sitting back and relaxing or getting on with other activities. Facial exercises also contribute to creasing the skin, leading to wrinkles over time, whereas Slendertone Face gently stimulates the muscles and bypasses the skin so not to crease it.
The intensity of each programme can be altered by the user to suit their desired outcome and their facial sensitivity. Click here to read more.
The treatment delivered is mechanical and does not require the use of a cream. However, you can use creams and products after your session and because of the increased circulation in the skin the absorption of the active ingredients in your cream will be improved.
Yes, it comes with a 2 year warranty. If need be, please contact our customer service department: (UK) 0845 070 7777 (IRL) 1890 92 33 88 Or write to us at: Slendertone Customer Enquiries, Bio-Medical Research Ltd, Parkmore Business Park West, Galway, Ireland
The product has been through extensive clinical trials, overseen by the head of Neurology at the University of Galway. 106 participants between the ages of 35 and 55 were split into two blind tested groups – 53 participants and 53 controls. The test group used stimulation for 12 weeks, 20 minutes per day, 5 days a week with 1 session a week taking place in the laboratory. An independent ultrasonographer measured the muscles every 2 weeks.
Ultrasound measurements of the women, showed an average increase in facial muscle thickness of 18.6% of the Zygomatic Major muscle (one of the largest facial muscles running from the cheekbone to the upper lip and sometimes referred to as the smiling muscle). In contrast, the control group showed a small, insignificant decrease in muscle thickness over the course of the 12 weeks. However, 94% of those using Slendertone Face for 12 weeks reported their face felt firmer, whilst 90% reported improvement in facial toning and 80% reported their face looked lifted.
Skin conditions appeared will visible to reduced, complexions brightened and overall health of the skin improved markedly. Click here to read more.