Inmode evoke treatment explained in-depth

Since you landed on this article I'm going to assume you've heard of Evoke from InMode. I'll go into detail about the Evoke treatments, benefits, cost, and even describe to you my experience going through a series of three Evoke treatments.

As I'm sure some of you can relate, as we get older we begin to lose our chiseled jawlines, our cheeks lose volume and elasticity and begin to sag, and, perhaps worst of all... what the hell is that growing under my chin?!?!

Evoke's facial remodeling technology is truly a game-changer, especially for men, in my opinion. Consider the reasons we purchased InMode's Evoke workstation for Flycatcher:

  • Non-invasive, unlike surgery and injectables
  • Treatment is pain-free
  • There is no recovery or downtime after treatment
  • Each treatment is only 30 minutes
  • A full series of treatments can be completed within one month
  • More effective than topical treatments yet won't break the bank like surgery
  • Evoke treatment delivers natural-looking results

Surprise, surprise: Men prefer to not go under the knife or have needles jammed into their faces. Evoke is the no-brainer alternative that provides effective, long-lasting results.

When you also consider the fact that many men prefer discretion when it comes to medical or aesthetic procedures (unlike, say the Kardashians) then Evoke's radiofrequency (RF) technology allows you to slide under the radar. That's not to say your new sexy look won't go unnoticed- just that your friends and family won't have a clue what you did to get it (If you're a Flycatcher client, we'll keep it our little secret 😉).

What is Evoke?

It's weird-looking, right??

The technology also sounds a little weird. From the InMode website:

"Delivering hands-free thermal facial and submental treatment. Evoke’s hands-free facial applicators deliver proven bipolar radiofrequency (RF) energy to the cheeks, neck, and jawline. The RF energy penetrates deep into the subdermal layer, heating the Fibro Septal Network (FSN), maintaining a desired temperature."

Get all that? Let me see if I can explain it in simpler terms...

"Hands-free" means you wear the device (as shown in the photo) for the duration of treatment.  

"Submental" refers to the space located below the chin. Do you have a double chin? That's submental fat. The Evoke treats this area along with the cheeks and jawline.

Evoke treatment utilizes "radiofrequency (RF) energy" that provides heat to the layers of skin below the surface. More on exactly how this works in a minute.

Lastly, you may see this treatment called "facial remodeling". This is a fancy word for tightening and lifting of skin tissues and shaping and contouring the jawline and cheekbones.

How does Evoke work?

The Evoke, via RF energy, is heating the subdermal layer of skin, causing it to tighten and lift.

An advantage to using radiofrequency energy to heat tissues like this, as opposed to lasers, is the lower frequency of RF can safely penetrate to a deeper level (without affecting the epidermis). Lasers mostly work on the skin's surface (i.e.- the epidermis).

Because of this, RF can safely treat more patients with different skin tones without risking permanent discoloration.

The Two Treatments

There are two different technologies, or "applicators", that come with the Evoke workstation. Each addresses a different area.

Evoke Face is designed specifically to address cheeks and jowls (sagging, loose skin below the jawline). This is for the chiseled jawline look.

Evoke Neck is designed to treat the neck and submental areas. This is for your double chin.

Each area requires its own series of treatments. They cannot be treated simultaneously because the applicators cannot be worn at the same time. That said, you can schedule back-to-back sessions to tackle both treatment areas.

What is the evoke procedure and experience like?

During treatment, you will sit upright while wearing one of the Evoke headpieces. I wouldn't call them uncomfortable, just a little awkward. You'll be able to read, use your phone, and even listen to music during treatment.

After getting you comfortable in the headgear, your provider will set the precise temperature, RF energy level, and time for your Evoke treatment. It will take three to five minutes to reach the ideal heat and energy levels (43 degrees celsius, 110 F).

Then you will be left to relax and enjoy your treatment, which will vary between 30 and 45 minutes depending on client needs. Rest assured, there is a convenient patient "call button" nearby in case you need to pause your treatment or seek any assistance from your provider.

The heat being applied is very comfortable- it will reach 110 degrees F. You will feel the RF energy as short pulses that come and go like waves in the ocean. I wouldn't call the sensation painful, it's just a little uncomfortable if the energy levels are set too high. These levels can be adjusted for you during the treatment.

When your time is up your provider will remove the Evoke headpiece and you'll be good to go about your day. You will probably have some small indentations (from the applicator) for a couple of hours and a little redness, but hardly noticeable. You may feel mild warmth in the treatment area for an hour or two.

Post-Treatment Care

While there is no downtime associated with Evoke treatment, there are a few things to avoid post-treatment:

  • Avoid very hot water and direct heat exposure for two days
  • Avoid UV exposure (tanning bed or sun) for seven days post-treatment
  • Avoid scrubbing and scratching the treated area

Also, make sure you are using a good moisturizer after your Evoke treatment.

Who is a good candidate?

I was a little surprised to find how popular facial remodeling and skin tightening treatments, like Evoke, are with the younger generations. This isn't strictly Gen X and Boomer technology as I anticipated.

Younger millennials and Gen Z are all over the Evoke technology. It fits in with their preventative mindsets as it relates to self-care.

So whether it's Boomer Bob searching for a new (younger) wife or Millennial Mitch prepping for his Cabo trip, Evoke's technology can be a good fit for any age group.

As I mentioned previously, Evoke can be used on the skin of all colors (because it treats under the surface).

If you value discretion, don't want pain or downtime, and want a natural look, then Evoke could be the right solution for you.

Who is not an ideal candidate for Evoke? If your face has lost a lot of elasticity and you have a lot of sagging skin, you may not be an ideal candidate and may need more aggressive treatment. Same if you have a lot of submental fat. However, "a lot" is a very subjective term. This is why scheduling a consultation with our providers is important. They will set proper expectations with you and only recommend Evoke treatment if you are a good candidate.

You are also not a good candidate if...

  • You have a full beard (you'll need to shave down to stubble; the Evoke applicators cannot be used over facial hair)
  • You are undergoing chemotherapy treatments
  • You have diabetes
  • You have a pacemaker
  • You have skin lesions or skin irritation (talk to a dermatologist first; active acne is usually okay)
  • You recently had facial fillers (wait 3 to 6 months before Evoke treatment)

Both Evoke Face and Evoke Neck use FDA-cleared technology that has been proven safe and effective. The device has many clever built-in safety features including a "patient call button" and shut-off and automatic temperature controls.

How much does an Evoke treatment cost?

Evoke treatment pricing can vary wildly from one area of the country to another, but in the Austin area pricing seems to be fairly consistent from practice to practice.
 
Multiple treatments will be needed so they are typically sold in a package or series of treatments. Many practices sell a series of four treatments while others will package them as a series of six.
 
Since we're all about helping men here at Flycatcher, we price our Evoke treatments a little differently than most. We start with a package of three treatments which is much easier for men to commit to (am I right??). Then, when you love the results, all additional treatments are sold individually at a discount. Here's what our pricing looks like currently:
 

Evoke Face

Package of 3 Treatments: $1250 --- Additional Treatments: $400 ea.

Evoke Neck

Package of 3 Treatments: $1250 --- Additional Treatments: $400 ea.

Evoke Face + Neck

Package of 3 Treatments: $2250 --- Additional Treatments: $700 ea.

Typically, three to six treatments are required for optimum results. Keep in mind: Thicker skin may require more sessions. And, gentlemen, we have thicker skin than women. So you will most likely need more than three sessions.
 
Maintenance sessions may be required every three to six months to optimize your results. Clients will receive the discounted price on these individual treatments as well.
 

Ready to experience Evoke for Yourself?

Flycatcher has created a comfortable environment and experience that will put any man at ease. Located in Spicewood, Texas, just three miles west of The Galleria in Bee Cave, we proudly serve Spicewood, Bee Cave, Lakeway, and the surrounding areas of Austin and the Texas Hill Country.
 
We'd love an opportunity to discuss a potential Evoke treatment with you. This starts with a one-on-one consultation with our supervising physician. You can reach us at (737) 239-0112 or request a consultation here.

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