What is EmpowerRF?

EmpowerRF is a comprehensive non-surgical platform delivering life-changing women’s treatments. This innovative device uses a combination of energies including bipolar radiofrequency (RF) and electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) to treat a broad range of conditions such as stress, urge, mixed urinary incontinence, weak pelvic floor muscles, blood circulation, and pain relief.

Interview

We caught up with Dr Elizabeth Golez ahead of the official launch of InMode’s new game-changing platform, EmpowerRF. Having already purchased and used the innovative technology, she gave us some insights into how it’s helped her clinic and had life-changing results for patients.

What made you decide to purchase InMode’s Empower RF? 

“I decided to purchase the Inmode Empower RF platform because I see so many women experiencing different cosmetic and medical indications, and it allows me to treat a range of cosmetic & gyno concerns. The fact that this is a complete all in one women’s health technology (top to toe platform) that hasn’t been seen before offering an array of non-invasive treatments that complement one another to then being able to offer some minimally invasive technologies, was the big WOW for me. The RFAL technology using the Aviva handpiece is a game-changer on the Aesthetics of the labia. It is a non-surgical, minimally invasive option for labioplasty that can be an in-office procedure, with minimal downtime.

All women as we age lose the fat pads on the labia majora (after weight loss or after pregnancy when the skin was stretched, and after menopause when we lose oestrogen). Filling the labia majora up with fillers will never be enough (4 ml filler at a time x 2 sessions will never achieve what you can get out of Aviva+ Morpheus) since the main issue was skin laxity (over volume). RFAL just solved that issue for me. Also with fillers, there’s a risk of vascular occlusion.

The good reviews on Morpheus8 on the face and body are so encouraging. Having the Morpheus8 V in the platform to rejuvenate intravaginally, and on pubis and labia is so exciting. RF treatment on intimate areas will improve incontinence symptoms, menopausal symptoms of dryness, improve circulation hence stabilise pH and improve sexual health and overall well-being of women across all age groups. I also have to add that a further excitement is the ability to have RF and EMS in one device to treat Abdominal separation post pregnancy with the TONE is a master stroke.

RFAL, RF and EMS from top to bottom in one machine, as our peers from the U.S have said, the EmpowerRF platform, is like a Swiss Army knife!”

Are there any key benefits that stand out for you to offer your patients?

“The standout, as mentioned earlier is that this device is a “one of a kind” – a complete women’s wellness platform, which has already transformed lives in the US so for Australian women it will be looked upon as groundbreaking to treat a number of different indications such as:

  • Bladder Dysfunction
  • Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (previously vaginal atrophy)
  • Face body Pelvic aesthetic indication


With Morpheus8V and RFAL Aviva for labial skin tightening will minimise the number of ml of HA fillers to plump up the labia. Or reducing the need for fillers. (Forma V complements Morpheus 8V RF fractional microneedling goes to 4mm, much deeper than CO2 laser of 0.7 mm and there’s no burn).

It's EMS (V-tone) is intravaginal, reaching the specific pelvic floor muscles to effectively treat quickly, compared to other products on the market where EMS is not specific using the same EMS technology to treat abdominal separation with proven results.”

What do you feel is the most significant issue affecting women’s health today and how would Empower RF seek to address this?

“There has always been a stigma around urinary incontinence, that women should just accept our fate of having bladder issues. We have become used to the symptoms, that we do not know what is normal anymore. We are actually suffering in silence. We tend to adjust our lifestyle around the problem. This impacts heavily on every woman’s quality of life.

Most practitioners have difficulty asking women about urinary issues, as women tend to close up, and never volunteer that they leak unless it is severe. While using the EMPOWER RF on face rejuvenation, we can simply mention to them what else the machine can do, and that is an easy transition of the conversation to their urinary symptom without being too personal.

EmpowerRF is the platform with all technologies to complement each other to improve muscle tone, rejuvenate intravaginally and treat urinary incontinence.”

Do you feel Empower RF is a game-changer for the women of Australia currently experiencing postpartum, stress incontinence, weakened pelvic floor to menopause?

“Postpartum, patients need their body to go back as close to pre-pregnancy conditions as much as possible. The pelvic floor muscle weakens after childbirth. There’s abdominal muscle separation as well. Empower RF is a gamechanger in offering the EMS intravaginal and abdominal in one machine. Patients can get it done at the same time.

The same is true with postmenopausal changes. With the loss of oestrogen, pelvic floor muscle weakness can cause undeniable leaking that makes treatment necessary. We can avoid unnecessary use of intravaginal oestrogen hormone cream during menopause, by a combination treatment of RF, Fractional ablative RF Morpheus8 V and V-tone to rejuvenate the vagina and tighten the pelvic muscles.

To improve sexual health, vaginal tightening using the RFAL technology complements the RF effect of the Morpheus8 V or Forma V as all these tighten the introitus and rejuvenate the vagina.”

Who is Dr Elizabeth Golez?

Dr Golez has cared for Women’s Health and Wellness for almost 25 years. She is a Cosmetic Doctor and a GP Obstetrician. She is also a key opinion leader for InMode on women's health.

She has achieved a Fellowship from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2017. Since then, she has Visiting Medical Officer rights as a GP Obstetrician in Southern New South Wales Local Health District.

Dr Golez practices Holistic Medicine caring for women’s health and wellness from puberty, pregnancy, post-partum, menopause and ageing. She has expanded her practice to Aesthetics since improving patients’ well-being is paramount to maintaining health and wellness.

She has worked with some of the best cosmetic practitioners in Sydney. Her favourite treatments include Thread lifting (HIKO nose threads, long threads using PDO/PCL/ PLLA for midface and lower face treatment and body threads), and Biostimulator filler treatment on the face and body, labial fillers and the O-shot®.

Dr Golez believes skin tightening and collagen stimulation are the holy grail of anti-ageing treatments. Lately, her favourite go-to anti-ageing treatment that complements the above is RFAL and RF fractional micro-needling.

InMode would like to thank Dr Elizabeth Golez for her time and her continued support for the advancement of women’s wellness.