One of the primary indications of age is the loosening of facial tissue, a characteristic that often creates the appearance of sagging skin in the face and neck. While a facelift has long been a powerful solution to address skin laxity and jowling, patients seeking a less invasive facial rejuvenation option may benefit from FaceTite— a highly effective treatment that employs radiofrequency (RF) energy to tighten facial skin and achieve exceptional results without the scarring, recovery time, or post-treatment discomfort associated with surgical procedures.
Tiffany McCormack, our Reno-area plastic surgeon, now offers FaceTite at our state-of-the-art medical spa. While facelift surgery is considered the gold standard of skin tightening and facial rejuvenation, FaceTite can still achieve a more refreshed, youthful aesthetic for men and women who desire a minimally invasive way to resolve signs of aging in the lower face.
What is FaceTite?
FaceTite is an innovative facial rejuvenation treatment that utilizes radiofrequency energy to smooth and tighten aging skin in the lower face and neck. For qualified candidates, the procedure can be an ideal solution to treat mild to moderate signs of aging with little to no scarring and a relatively short recovery period. FaceTite delivers controlled RF heat energy to the surface of the skin as well as beneath the underlying structures via a specialized wand. The gentle emissions of heat work to tighten face and neck skin while stimulating collagen production for comprehensive improvement in your facial aesthetic. Unlike surgical anti-aging procedures, this is achieved without the need for skin excision.
Who is a Candidate for FaceTite?
Healthy individuals who experience mild to moderate skin laxity, jowling, and other signs of age are typically considered good candidates for FaceTite. During a consultation, Dr. McCormack will listen to your cosmetic goals and examine your concerns to determine whether FaceTite is the most ideal procedure to address your reasons for treatment. If it is determined that FaceTite is not the best solution to attain the aesthetic you desire, Dr. McCormack may recommend other options, such as a facelift or injectable dermal fillers.
What Can FaceTite Do For Me?
FaceTite often serves as an exceptional alternative to facelift surgery for patients with the requisite cosmetic concerns. The treatment can yield roughly half of the results that are usually achieved with a facelift. The dual temperatures delivered uniformly to the surface of the skin, as well as subcutaneously (beneath the skin surface), have been proven to achieve natural-looking and even facial contouring. Because FaceTite only requires small incisions to distribute the RF energy, there is usually significantly less post-procedural discomfort and scarring after treatment. Depending on your unique needs, FaceTite typically yields a more toned and tightened facial appearance for very minimal downtime when compared to other facial contouring options. Plus, the technology stimulates your body’s natural collagen production, further promoting the youthful characteristics of your skin tissue and enhancing the overall results.
How is FaceTite Treatment Performed?
Unlike surgical facial rejuvenation, FaceTite usually utilizes either local anesthesia or light sedation as opposed to general anesthesia. During treatment, an internal wand is inserted into the targeted area through small, strategically placed incisions. RF heat energy is emitted to liquefy fat, activate collagen production, and tighten tissues internally, while the external portion of the wand simultaneously distributes RF energy to the surface in order to rejuvenate, smooth, and tighten the overlying skin. The temperatures of the heat gradient are monitored and regulated by Dr. McCormack in real-time throughout the entire process, optimizing patient safety. The procedure typically takes approximately one hour, although the length of your treatment will depend on your unique needs.
What is FaceTite Recovery Like?
FaceTite treatment typically involves an abbreviated recovery period when compared to a traditional facelift. Some minor bruising or swelling may occur, but these reactions should resolve quickly. Patients can often return to their normal routines soon after the procedure, but strenuous exercise should be avoided for one to two weeks. Rest assured that Dr. McCormack will provide you with detailed recovery instructions specific to your procedure in person. The results of FaceTite usually improve within the following months, but rejuvenation is often apparent immediately after treatment.
To learn more about FaceTite facial rejuvenation, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. McCormack, please contact our practice.