Editors Review: Lumenis NuEra Tight

Cellulite. Like most women I have it and it’s only got worse with age. I recently turned 40 and while I’m fitter and in better shape than I ever have been, the backs of my thighs and buttocks have cellulite on them. It’s not that bad but if I could get rid of it and without suffering to do so, then great!


So I headed off to Renne Lapino’s amazing new clinic in Kensington to try out the latest device from Lumenis – NuEra Tight – that aside from its many other indications, promises to be a pain-free solution for reducing cellulite.

NuEra Tight is an FDA-cleared, temperature-controlled radiofrequency skin smoothing system. From skin tightening, wrinkle reduction, body sculpting, and lymphatic drainage to the temporary reduction in the appearance of cellulite, NuEra Tight is ideal for those who want to look and feel good, without having to go under the knife or suffer downtime.

The system emits powerful RF waves at 470kHz with high 250W power, to heat the skin’s surface superficially and to target tissue at a deeper level. By using the precise frequency and depth of heat, NuEra can treat a variety of conditions with levels of severity on the abdomen, flanks, buttocks, inner and outer thighs, upper arms, bra and back fat, as well as around the eyes, mouth, cheeks, and neck.

The treatment works with one resistive bipolar handpiece and two unipolar handpieces with Coated Capacitive Energy Transfer (CCET) electrodes in a wide variety of capacitor head sizes – from small to very large.

Lapino says, “The speed and ease of treatment is unparalleled and the results are nearly instantaneous. There are no hot spots or spikes in temperature, making the patient experience not only comfortable but also pleasurable.

And she’s not wrong. The treatment is relaxing and comfortable and as soon as you feel the heat beginning to build too much, there’s a noticeable shift as the machine adjusts to avoid creating painful hotspots. I have experienced these in the past and I’m always on edge during treatments because of this.


One of the best things about the treatment is that you do see results after only one session, which encourages you to come back for more. Lapino adds, “After one treatment the face is noticeably contoured, and the body feels smoother and tighter, with an obvious softening of cellulite tissue. As with all radiofrequency, a course of treatment is recommended, but because of the depth of treatment (with the exception of cellulite) sessions need only be carried out every two weeks.

“The results in the weekly cellulite sessions are astounding. So much so that as a busy clinic owner I have already booked a course in for myself which I am photographing and publically documenting. It’s a remarkable device, and I strongly feel this technology has the ability to change the face of the radiofrequency market globally.”


I was definitely sold. I almost fell asleep during my treatment, which was a marked difference from when I once tried Acoustic Wave Therapy for cellulite and only managed to cope with one thigh being done.