FaceTite combines fat reduction & skin tightening to help contour your face for a more toned, youthful appearance.
What is Facetite?
FaceTite combines radio frequency waves with traditional liposuction and is minimally invasive procedure that uses radio frequency assisted liposuction (RFAL) to help suction out fatty tissues while also stimulating collagen production.
Facetite targets wrinkles and sagging skin mostly on the lower half of your face, including a double chin, jowl lines and other areas with deep lines and loose skin.
Who Is A Good Candidate For FaceTite?
As we age, the skin on the lower portion of our face loosens and begins to sag. This is a universal problem with aging, especially in the jowls. FaceTite™ is a good option for anyone with this loose skin who would like to tighten up their profile but doesn’t want to have surgery. That’s pretty much anyone over age 45.
The one exception is if you’ve had any dermal fillers injected recently. If you have, you’ll need to wait at least two months before you can have FaceTite.
How Is A FaceTite Treatment Done?
The procedure can be performed with local anesthesia to numb the areas where small incisions are created for the insertion of the cannula. The cannula itself is thin.
The treatment areas are injected with a tumescent solution common to modern liposuction. The solution consists of saline, epinephrine, and lidocaine. This numbs the area, makes the fat easier to remove, and constricts the blood vessels for less bleeding and subsequent bruising.
A small incision is made and then the FaceTite hand piece cannula is placed. On the tip of the cannula is an internal electrode that delivers the radiofrequency energy below the skin to liquefy the fat. Above the skin on the surface rests the other portion of the handpiece, a metal wand that serves as the external electrode. This is important because it gives the RF energy a pathway upward through the skin from the internal electrode to the external electrode. This provides the skin tightening typical to RF treatments.
Is There Recovery After A FaceTite Treatment?
FaceTite is a minimally invasive procedure. Most patients can usually return to work in a couple days. There can be some slight bruising and swelling that can linger for a couple weeks. Pain is different for patients and can be managed with ibuprofen. These treatments are tolerated by our Kenneth Sanders Facial Plastics Surgery patients.
What Are The Differences Between FaceTite And A Surgical Facelift?
Obviously, the main difference is that FaceTite doesn't involve any incisions, general anesthesia, weeks of downtime, and the other risks and recovery issues involved with a surgical facelift. Since Dr. Sanders performs surgical facelifts and necklifts, and he's able to compare FaceTite™ and surgery. His estimate is that FaceTite™ delivers, depending on the individual patient, from 40-60 percent of the tightening that a surgical facelift achieves.
That’s not to claim that FaceTite can deliver the same results as a facelift. When Dr. Sanders adjusts the underlying support musculature and removes excess skin in surgical facelifts these may be longer lasting results.
Still, for those who don’t want surgery, FaceTite can provide something akin to a mini facelift.