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RF Eyelift – what is it and how it works

As we age, our cells produce less collagen – the protein responsible for the firmness of our skin – which can lead to sagging and wrinkles. And, unfortunately, one of the more delicate areas of our skin, and therefore more prone to those signs of aging, is also our most ‘on show’ – our eyes.

Radiofrequency (RF) eyelifts work by triggering collagen production and tightening the skin around the eyes, without the need for surgery, so is an ideal solution for those who prefer less-invasive treatments.

But are the results worth it? And how do RF eyelifts compare to other treatments?

Find a clinic or practitioner near you and enjoy a risk-free booking process thanks to free in-clinic consultations and the option to pay in-clinic. Also, you can now split the cost of your treatment into four equal, interest-free instalments using Tabby.

Fast facts

  • Best results

    4 to 6 treatment sessions

  • Duration of results

    3 to 6 months

  • Back to work

    2 hours

  • Full recovery time

    3 to 4 days

  • Price range

    Around 2,500 AED

  • Treatment duration

    15 minutes

  • Comfort

    Local anaesthetic

  • Treatment type


What is an RF eyelift?

RF eyelifts are a non-invasive alternative to a surgical blepharoplasty. The procedure involves penetrating the skin with high-frequency energy to promote a rapid healing response and collagen production. By doing so, the treatment helps reduce common signs of aging such as:

  • Sagging skin.
  • Dark circles.
  • Fine lines and wrinkles.

RF eyelifts are an excellent option for people who want to achieve a firmer and more alert look around their eye area but don't want to go down the surgical route.

How does an RF eyelift work?

The science behind it

An RF applicator emits thermal energy using a radiofrequency around 30399Ghz. This energy penetrates the skin to a depth of about 30mm, heating it and helping to strengthen the collagen fibres in your skin and improve elasticity.

Before the treatment

Before going for your RF eyelift, here are a few things you should do to prepare:

  • Attend a consultation to determine your suitability for treatment.
  • Discuss any allergies, medical conditions, or medications with your practitioner.
  • Avoid tanning or sunbeds in the lead-up to your appointment, as this could damage your skin.

During the treatment

Here’s what you can expect when you arrive for your appointment:

  1. Your aesthetician will start by talking you through the procedure and answer any final questions you might have.
  2. They'll cleanse and sterilise the treatment area and numb it with a topical anaesthetic.
  3. Once the anaesthetic is working, they'll start the process by moving the RF applicator over the treatment area.
  4. As they move the applicator, it fires waves of energy into the skin.
  5. The upper layer of your skin acts as a resistor and heats up in response to the energy.
  6. As a result of the thermal energy from the applicator, the collagen fibres in your skin will start to thicken, tightening the skin and helping it feel firmer.


As an RF eyelift is non-invasive and painless, there’s no downtime. However, you may experience some swelling, bruising and sensitivity for a few days. You can typically treat this with topical creams recommended by your aesthetician or by using a cold compress.

To help increase the chance of achieving your desired results, you'll need to take a few steps to protect and care for your skin after your treatment:

  • You must not tan or use sunbeds for a week after the treatment, as your skin will be susceptible.
  • Be sure to apply sunscreen every day and avoid direct sunlight to minimise irritation. Wear sunglasses when out and about.
  • Avoid hot environments such as saunas, steam rooms, hot baths, and showers for at least 72 hours after the treatment, as your skin will be sensitised.

How much does an RF eyelift cost? Plus, other things you need to know

How much does an RF eyelift cost?

RF eyelift costs start at around Dhs2,500. The exact price of your treatment will typically depend on the size of the treatment area and your desired results. It can also vary from clinic to clinic.

How long do RF eyelift results last?

Results from an RF eyelift can last for up to six months, but you’ll likely need repeated treatments to maintain the look you want. If you only have a few fine lines, you may only need one treatment, but if you have deeper lines and wrinkles, you may need as many as six appointments.

How can I find an RF eyelift near me?

You can find all the information you need on

Alternative treatments

If you’re not sure a RF eyelift is for you, you can consider one of these alternatives:

  • Plasma eyelift – using a Plasma Pen, your clinician will create micro-injuries around your eyes to encourage restoration of the skin's natural elasticity. This stimulates cell regeneration and collagen production, improving your skin’s appearance.

  • Blepharoplasty surgery – blepharoplasty can offer longer-lasting results but has a more extended recovery period and higher price tag.
  • Dermal fillers – plumping out skin with dermal fillers can give a fresher look to your eye area. The results are temporary, so you may need repeat treatments.
  • Botox – best known for treating wrinkles, Botox can also help improve the look of eye bags to rejuvenate your eye area. You will need repeat treatments every four to six months to maintain results.
  • Microneedling – using a tool covered in microscopic needles, your clinician will create micro-wounds in the skin. This stimulates collagen production to plump out the skin, reduce wrinkles, and improve eye bags.
  • Laser treatment – by firing concentrated lasers at the target area of skin, laser treatments can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and dark circles around your eyes.


Use our clinic locator to book your treatment – and choose between paying online, paying in-clinic, or splitting payments into four equal instalments with Tabby.

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