Are you struggling with loose skin on your face and neck, but don’t want to go under the knife? You’re not alone. It seems like more people are looking for non-surgical skin rejuvenation options, and many of them are interested in finding out how to tighten and tone their skin without having facelift surgery.
Regardless of how great your skin care routine is, your skin will start to sag at some time. It’s a natural part of the aging process, and usually occurs because of the decline of collagen and elastin in the skin. Environmental factors such as sun exposure along with genetics and poor lifestyle choices can also take a serious toll on the skin and lead to premature aging.
How to Tighten and Tone the Skin Without Having Facelift Surgery
Although facelift surgery can dramatically improve the appearance of the skin, non-surgical skin rejuvenation options have become popular alternatives for firming the skin. These skin tightening options use laser or radiofrequency energy to target the deep layers of the skin, triggering cell regeneration. This builds collagen and improves facial skin tone over time. It also reduces fine lines and wrinkles, delaying the need for more invasive procedures.
What is FaceTite?
FaceTite is a minimally invasive FDA approved procedure that utilizes radiofrequency assisted lipolysis (RFAL) to tighten and tone the skin. It works well to tighten loose skin on the face and neck especially around the eyes, cheeks, and jowls. FaceTite can also be used to remove fat from selected areas in order to contour the face and neck.
Although FaceTite is a less intensive cosmetic treatment, it can achieve similar results to a facelift for the right patient. It is an outpatient procedure that is performed under local anesthesia and takes 45-60 minutes to complete.
How it Works?
The FaceTite device consists of a cannula with a plastic tip, that allows it to be used safely within the skins sub-dermal layers. The device has internal and external electrodes that apply thermal RF energy. This heats up the skin, shrinks the underlying tissues, and tightens the skin. It also melts away fat to improve facial contours.
After the procedure, patients may experience some swelling and bruising, but this generally resolves within a few days. Most patients are able to return to work the day after the procedure.
Improvements can be seen immediately after the FaceTite treatment, because the radiofrequency energy gives the face an instant lift. However, the best results can be seen 3-6 months post treatment.
FaceTite tightens and contours the face and neck providing very natural, long-lasting results. It is a minimally invasive procedure that requires very tiny incisions, so there are no scars and downtime is nominal.
FaceTite eliminates fat deposits and smooths and lifts the skin, for an overall rejuvenated appearance. In clinical studies carried out, patients that had the procedure done experienced up to 40% skin contraction with FaceTite.
Is FaceTite Right For You?
If you’re looking for a minimally invasive way to tighten loose facial skin, get rid of that ‘turkey neck’ or restore the sharpness and contours of your facial profile, FaceTite may be the right procedure for you. Candidates for FaceTite should also be in good overall health.
Contact Dr. Mark Craig, Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery to find out more about the procedure.