FaceTite: The Non-Surgical Facelift
Welcome to The J. Parry Clinic Blog. In this article, we will explore FaceTite, a non-surgical procedure for face and neck rejuvenation. The minimally invasive technique used during FaceTite and the natural-looking results that can be achieved make it a very compelling option for patients. Read on as we delve into what FaceTite is, how the procedure works, and how it compares to a surgical facelift.
What Is FaceTite?
FaceTite is a device that uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to improve skin laxity and eliminate wrinkles and submental fat from the lower face and neck. A handheld treatment wand on the device delivers RF energy below the skin’s surface through a tiny incision, causing fat cells to dissolve and collagen production to ramp up. The effects of RF energy result in smoother, firmer skin and redefined contours.
Are You a Good Candidate for FaceTite?
A FaceTite procedure offers the potential for transformative results without surgery. It is ideal for patients with wrinkles, mild to moderate skin laxity, a double chin, and “saggy” areas in the neck. A comprehensive assessment from a qualified plastic surgeon is necessary to ensure your safety and suitability for the procedure.
FaceTite vs. Facelift
FaceTite and traditional facelift surgery both aim to address visible signs of aging but differ significantly in their approach, invasiveness, and recovery. Individual preferences, medical history, skin elasticity, facial anatomy, and the severity of concerns are pivotal factors upon which an experienced plastic surgeon will base treatment recommendations.
Invasiveness: FaceTite is minimally invasive, involving tiny incisions and less tissue trauma. Traditional facelifts are surgical procedures that require larger incisions, more extensive tissue manipulation, and a longer recovery period.
Anesthesia: FaceTite is an outpatient procedure performed in the office with a local anesthetic. Traditional facelift surgery often requires general anesthesia, necessitating the procedure be performed at a surgical center or hospital.
Downtime: FaceTite involves minimal downtime, with most patients returning to their daily activities within a few days. A traditional facelift involves a longer recovery period, with more prominent swelling and bruising that may persist for several weeks.
Longevity of Results: The results achieved with FaceTite last for several years or longer. Their longevity is shorter than the results of a facelift, but exact duration is a topic for discussion during the consultation, since it varies based on individual factors.
What to Expect During and After FaceTite
First, a local anesthetic is injected to numb the treatment area. Once the anesthetic has taken effect, a tiny incision is made. The device’s probe is inserted, and RF energy is delivered below the surface. Real-time monitoring technology ensures precise and uniform heating, an essential element to maximize results. The procedure is typically completed in under two hours.
Following a FaceTite procedure, patients may expect some mild swelling and bruising. These after-effects are typically gone within a few days to a week. Should post-procedure discomfort occur for a day or two, most patients can manage it with over-the-counter medication and cold compresses.
While some noticeable results appear immediately, the treatment’s full benefits continue to emerge over time as swelling diminishes and elevated collagen production continues.
Contact Us for More Information
If you are interested in learning if a FaceTite procedure is right for you, consider scheduling an appointment to meet with Dr. Jim Parry, a double-board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon.
Dr. Parry uses his extensive surgical experience and knowledge of facial aesthetics and anatomy to maximize the enhancement achieved through non-surgical procedures. Contact our office today to request your consultation for a FaceTite procedure in Cleveland.