What is FaceTite?
Over time, the face may begin to exhibit the hallmarks of age. These signs can include jowling, wrinkling, sagging skin, even the dreaded “double chin.” For patients who wish to reduce their skin laxity without the need for a full facelift, the FaceTite procedure may be worth considering.
Sometimes known as radiofrequency-assisted liposuction, FaceTite is designed to contour the face, helping you achieve a more youthful, toned appearance. The procedure is minimally invasive and involves both skin tightening and fat reduction.
Following the application of local anesthesia, your surgeon will make a small incision. Into this incision, the provider will insert a small electrode, which uses radiofrequency energy to liquify fatty tissue. A separate tube is then used to vacuum out this fat. Meanwhile, the radiofrequency energy will stimulate collagen production, helping to tighten and tone the skin to achieve a beautiful facial contour.
Who is a Good Candidate?
During your consultation, Dr. Ting will perform a physical assessment and talk with you about your aesthetic goals. She will help answer any questions and determine whether FaceTite is best for you.
Generally, we recommend this procedure for men and women under age 60, who still produce sufficient collagen and elastin to achieve the desired outcomes. FaceTite can be a good option for patients looking to address fat under the chin, jowling, or wrinkles along the mid-cheek area, but do not wish to have a fully invasive facelift performed.
Why Do People Choose FaceTite Over Other Skin Treatments?
Some patients can use FaceTite to achieve their desired results without the need for a surgical facelift. To its advantage, FaceTite only requires small incisions, a couple of hours to complete, and two or three days of recovery.
Additionally, FaceTite can be a good alternative to KYBELLA®. For those looking to eliminate fat under the chin, Kybella can be a costly and uncomfortable procedure that typically requires multiple sessions. FaceTite is comparatively inexpensive, comfortable, and convenient.
How Long Do the Results Last?
The effects of FaceTite will not last forever; eventually, collagen and elastin production will slow. With that said, FaceTite is designed to last for several years, and most patients are very happy with the longevity of their results.
Once the results start to fade, you may wish to talk with your provider about having the procedure performed again. Alternatively, you can “touch up” your results with the occasional use of fillers, dermabrasion, and other non-surgical interventions. These treatments can extend the results of your initial FaceTite procedure.
Before and After
For patients who are tired of wrinkles, sagging skin, jowling, or the “double chin,” FaceTite can make a world of difference. See for yourself in this before and after gallery.