What is FaceTite®?
FaceTite® uses a radio frequency energy source delivered through a small probe which is placed under the skin through tiny punctures made in the skin. The hand piece has one arm with the electode which goes under the skin and a second arm with the receiver which goes on top of the skin. Once activated the energy flows between the probe and receiver precisely heating the skin and surrounding tissue from the inside out. The temperature is very accurately controlled by predetermined limits both under the skin and on the surface of the skin to avoid overheating. The probe is passed back and forth under the skin until the entire area is heated to the desired temperature.
The FaceTite® Procedure
The procedure takes less than one hour with minimal downtime. As there are no incisions there is no need for sutures. Most patients note mild swelling and tenderness for up to one week. We ask our patients to wear a chin strap for 2 to 3 days and then they are free to resume full activity. There is some immediate tightening of the lower face and neck at the time of the procedure and the healing cascade will create ongoing tightening for up to 6 months after the procedure.
What Does FaceTite® Treat?
We are presently using FaceTite® to treat patients who have mild laxity of the lower face and neck but are not quite ready for a surgical face and neck lift or patients who have already had a face lift and are noting recurrent laxity of the lower face and neck. In addition we are also using FaceTite® to enhance the results of face and neck lift procedures by improving the tightening in the anterior neck region. FaceTite® also works great combined with neck liposuction in allowing both the sculpting and tightening of the neck without skin removal.
Almost all patients with mild to significant skin laxity, or sagging, can benefit from FaceTite™. This procedure is often performed for four types of patients:
- Pre-Facelift – those with mild to moderate sagging of the neck and jowl, but not yet experiencing facial sagging or significant neck sagging
- Heavy Neck – those with good skin tone, perhaps younger patients, who need neck lipo along with skin-tightening
- Post-Facelift – those who had a face and neck lift sometime in the past and are pleased with the way it has lasted except in the neck and jowl area
- Face and Neck Lift – patients scheduling Face and Neck Lift surgery who add FaceTite™ to improve the tightness of the area just under the chin and the front of the neck – areas that are usually the first to loose tone and begin sagging.
FaceTite® Before and Afters
Schedule a Consultation
If you’re interested in learning more about FaceTite® treatment, please contact us for a consultation at 239.415.7576, or fill out a contact form here. We will discuss your needs and concerns, and determine your best course of action.