Skin Tight Facelift

Loose facial skin can be instantly lifted and tightened using our ELOS skin tightening treatment.  Using intense pulses of infra-red light combined with radiofrequency pulses the deeper layers of the skin are gently heated to increase collagen synthesis.  The heating causes an immediate lifting effect to plump the skin and lift jowls.  This can last for several days so is ideal for the Friday before the weekend parties!  The long-term result of new collagen production is an improvement in skin tone and texture, so the benefits of repeat treatments build up with time.

The Skin Tight Facelift treatment is performed in our Glasgow West End clinic by our expert aesthetic therapists.


IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light.  It is a medical application that uses the properties of high energy light such as infra-red light and their effect on tissues to produce a desired outcome. RF stands for radiofrequency, it is an electrical energy that is combined with IPL technology to help deliver the right energy levels to the correct depth of the skin. We use both IPL and RF in conjunction with one another to create a skin tight facelift.

This energy is transmitted across the skin and is absorbed by tissues in the body. During your skin tightening procedure the target tissue is the dermis and subcutaneous fat. During the skin tightening treatment we combine infra-red energy with radio frequency to heat the deeper layers of your skin. Initially this will create a tightness and instant lift to the skin of the face. Over time heating the deeper layers of the skin will generate new collagen development creating a longer lasting firmness to skin and a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles.

The initial skin lifting can last for several days to weeks.  As this settles down the body starts to make new collagen leading to a much longer lasting result.  With repeated treatments better and longer term outcomes can be achieved.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it Safe?

IPL skin tightening is a very safe procedure.  As the technique uses infrared light rather than visible light, Skin tightening is suitable for all skin types

Does it Hurt?

The treatment requires a number of applications or “pulses” to be applied to the area.  Most people describe the sensation of each pulse as a “flick” or “pinch”

How many treatments are required?

For most people a course of 6 treatments is recommended with 4 to 6 weeks in between treatments.  This will give the skin the optimum conditions for creating new collagen.

Is there any downtime?

No.  You can continue your normal activities immediately after treatment.  Many people get a skin tightening treatment as an “instant face lift” procedure immediately before events or nights out!

How much does the treatment cost?

The cost of treatment varies depending on area treated, number of sessions and complexity of treatment.  Typically treatments with a therapist start from £70 and treatments with a Doctor from £100


“The only aesthetics clinic I will ever attend. Lovely reception and therapists and Simon is incredible … would not trust my face with anyone else!”


“Emma and her team at Clinetix are amazing, they have looked after me so well. Lisa is so professional and took the time to make sure I understood my new skin care routine and products. I would recommend this clinic 100%.”


“Dr Simon’s expertise and experience are 5 star. I can completely trust him with my skin and the results speak for themselves.”


“I enjoy all my visits to the clinic, very professional and friendly staff, would not hesitate in recommending the clinic.”


Love this clinic everyone really friendly. they always listen and give the best advice on whatever concerns you have. I’ve been coming here for over three years now wouldn’t go anywhere else.


The staff are so friendly and professional. I’m absolutely thrilled with my results and would highly recommend Clinetix to anybody.


I was warmly welcomed into the clinic. It was a very professional although relaxed atmosphere. I was immediately put at ease, offered a refreshment and shown to a seat. Thereafter, I was introduced to Dr Emma, this lady knows her stuff. I am also a person who is highly anxious regarding needles and pain. I was so confident in her skills and how my treatment plan was communicated to me I was brave enough to do everything. Guess what, virtually pain-free. I had a vast amount of work done. More than I ever imagined in one session. I had a great skin consultation also and purchased the recommended products. We all have budgets and there was by no means a high sales push. I did buy the treatments suggested and it was a large one of spend, however getting it all done in one day is far more beneficial – fewer nerves and an instant result. I would highly recommend this establishment and look forward to my return  My aim was to look better but more importantly to feel better. The physical and psychological benefits are amazing!


I have been receiving treatments from Emma & Simon for many years and have never been disappointed. I have tried others and they did not compare to Emma & Simon. I would happily recommend them to anyone.


I’ve been coming to Emma for 3 years now and always delighted with the results. Advice is always offered to achieve the best look and I trust her wholeheartedly. Staff are always friendly and welcoming. I wouldn’t go anywhere else.


I have been having my treatments at Clinetix for 5 years now. Very professional and very experienced. I would not go anywhere else. Emma is amazing.


Wouldn’t go anywhere else! First class team, amazing results every time.


Absolutely fantastic team, from beautiful receptionist to the lovely Dr’s Emma and Simon. Go along and get rejuvenated at Clinetix, you won’t be disappointed.


I’ve been coming to Clinetix now for 6 months and my skin has never looked better! The staff are so knowledgeable, super friendly, incredibly well trained but never pushy. And Emma is amazing- believe me- nothing hurts ever! Highly recommend!


Very friendly and up to date with their treatments. Very professional team. Always made to feel welcome.


Professional service, great salon and staff. You are in safe hands here.


Great staff, very efficient listeners to what you want and advise the best procedure for you.