FaceTite is an exciting and revolutionary cosmetic procedure that tightens the skin to improve mild to moderate skin laxity. The procedure targets saggy skin and wrinkles on the lower side of the face. It also reduces excess fat accumulation and gives the face a youthful appearance. FaceTite is known as radiofrequency assisted liposuction (RFAL) and requires minimal invasion compared to other complicated procedures and surgeries. In this blog post, we will discuss some facts about FaceTite to get you up to speed on everything there is to know.
What Does FaceTite Treatment Do?
Ideally, most people who experience early aging want to get a FaceTite treatment to improve collagen production to help their skin become tighter. FaceTite addresses the following issues:
- Fine lines and wrinkles on the lower side of the face
- Sagging or loose skin in the neck area or the jaws
- Excess fat under the chin, also known as a double chin
- Creases around the mouth
How Does FaceTite Treatment Work?
FaceTite is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment that does not use a blade and it does not leave a scar. It uses thermal energy to treat the delicate areas of the skin without causing any damage to the surrounding skin. FaceTite melts the fat cells and triggers the body to produce collagen. It can significantly reduce the appearance of wrinkles, bring firmness to mildly loose skin, and increase collagen production.
Is FaceTite Safe?
Yes! FaceTite is very safe and effective. In fact, it is the safest face rejuvenation treatment available and does not cause any harm to the surrounding cells or tissues.
Preparing For FaceTite
Generally, you should be in good health to undergo FaceTite treatment. Your weight must remain consistent for a couple of months to ensure that the treatment does not get affected due to changes in weight. You must inform your doctor if you take any medication or supplements.
More importantly, you should arrange for transportation after the treatment as you won’t be able to drive while wearing a face wrap.
What Happens During FaceTite Treatment?
Your doctor will start the treatment by injecting a numbing solution in the target area, which will prevent you from feeling anything during the procedure. After the anesthesia kicks in, a tiny incision will be made to insert a small device for transmitting radiofrequency waves, which will burn the fat cells.
There is a separate tube to suction out the fat, which will be in liquid form. The doctor will also insert a few probes under the chin to tighten the skin. The radiofrequency waves signal the body to produce collagen, which helps your skin to look more smooth and well-toned. The temperature sensors keep a check on the temperature during the procedure to ensure optimum results and also to ensure that the temperature doesn’t become too high and cause damage.
The procedure is completed in a few hours and usually does not require an overnight stay at the hospital. You can go home the same day; however, there should be someone available to take you home.
It is recommended to wear a compression garment for at least 48 to 72 hours after the FaceTite treatment. The dressing can be changed during the follow-up checkup, which is usually after 24 hours. You should generally wear the garment for a week while you are at home and overnight. After a week, there is usually no requirement for compression.
Are There Any Side Effects To FaceTite?
Though FaceTite is not a major cosmetic treatment, procedures may have certain side effects. During recovery, you might experience soreness, itchiness, bruising, swelling, or numbness in the target areas. The side effects usually go away within a week or two depending on the severity; however, the texture of the skin will feel slightly different for a while as the skin contracts and adjusts.
FaceTite is known to cause fewer side effects compared to other cosmetic treatments. You can start your daily activities within the next 48 hours and can even go to work after 3 days. The minor incisions don’t require stitches as they heal on their own very quickly. However, if the following signs or symptoms continue to appear, you should contact your doctor immediately:
- Bleeding that does not stop
- Puss forming on the side of the incision
- Swelling that does not subside
- Loss of feeling in your face due to nerve damage
- Fever or chills
How Long Do FaceTite Effects Last?
The results of FaceTite treatment can last up to five years. However, this does not mean that you will lose all of the skin tightness after five years. It merely means that your skin will gradually start to show the normal signs of aging. If you follow a good skincare routine after treatment and refrain from certain habits, such as smoking, the results might last longer.
Is FaceTite Worth It?
FaceTite is can be costly for a minimal invasion treatment. While there are some positive reviews about FaceTite, others think that their skin looks looser after the treatment.
The cost of this treatment varies and is mostly dependent on the condition of the skin and its elasticity. The average cost of FaceTite ranges from $1,500 to $7,000.
There are several other treatments that provide moderate facelift and fat elimination. FaceTite has proven to be very effective at combatting many issues at the same time, such as sagging skin, fat reduction, wrinkles, scars, and jowls. Springs Body Sculpting is a leading provider of FaceTite in Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Matt Dunham to learn if FaceTite is the best option for you!