Aging, sun exposure, and environmental factors can all take a toll on the skin. Over time, you might notice that certain areas of your face are starting to droop and lose their smooth, youthful appearance. Skin laxity and wrinkles commonly develop on the forehead, cheeks, neck, and around the eyes.
While traditional facelift surgery is an effective way of reversing these changes, it’s not a great option for those with moderate signs of aging. For men and women who want to avoid excisional surgery, FaceTite offers dramatic results without the downtime, discomfort, and scarring associated with facelifts and neck lifts.
This procedure utilizes radiofrequency energy to melt fat, tighten drooping skin, and smooth away stubborn wrinkles. There are no heavy anesthetics or large incisions required; patients achieve complete rejuvenative results without the inconvenience of surgery.
With FaceTite, minimally invasive facial contouring is possible. Discover how this innovative procedure can help you attain a refreshed, youthful appearance.
What is FaceTite?
FaceTite is a non-surgical skin tightening procedure that uses radiofrequency energy to tighten the skin, melt fat, reduce wrinkles, and improve overall facial definition. The procedure begins with an application of local anesthesia to the treatment area to ensure patient comfort. Then a tiny pinprick incision will be made, and the FaceTite probe will be inserted.
With every pass of the probe, it gently delivers radiofrequency heating to the sub-dermis. When the tissue is heated, it causes it to contract, which has a tightening effect. This process also stimulates the production of collagen for gradual rejuvenation. By targeting the deeper structures of the face, this procedure essentially remodels and contours the tissues to produce truly natural-looking results.
Benefits of FaceTite include:
- Provides effective skin tightening without the need for excisional surgery
- Produces ideal facial contours and a slim neck silhouette
- Quick downtime and virtually no scarring
- Long-lasting results
- The gentle technique results in less trauma to surrounding facial tissues
- Dual-temperature technology provides precise, safe treatment
- For optimal safety, the physician can set and control the temperature throughout the procedure
The entire procedure usually takes less than 40 minutes to perform, and most patients will be able to see an immediate improvement. Since collagen production is a gradual process, the results will continue to improve over the 6-12 months following treatment. Because FaceTite does not require surgery to remove skin, facial soft tissue looks virtually untouched, with no scarring.
Is it Right for Me?
Many people want to address age-related changes in the face and neck, but they don’t feel ready to undergo excisional surgery. For these patients, FaceTite perfectly bridges the gap between non-surgical treatments and invasive surgery.
Since FaceTite is minimally invasive, it’s a safe and effective option for most healthy people who are seeking facial rejuvenation. Ideal candidates include those who want a minimally-invasive option for treating the signs of age in the following areas:
- Brow and forehead
- Upper and lower eyelids
- Nasolabial folds and marionette lines
If you think FaceTite is right for you, the next step will be scheduling a personal consultation at ICLS. Your consultation will include a thorough examination of your face and neck to determine the extent of facial aging. A custom treatment plan will then be created to meet your cosmetic goals.
The specialists at ICLS will also guide you through your full range of surgical and non-surgical options to best meet your needs. If facial aging is extensive and you have deep folds or excess skin, a traditional facelift or neck lift may be more appropriate. Because FaceTite is minimally invasive, it can safely be performed as a complementary procedure to dermal fillers, BOTOX® injections, or submental (double chin) liposuction.
What is the Recovery Like?
One of the many appealing aspects of FaceTite is that it doesn’t require a lengthy recovery period. The procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia or light sedation; patients can go home immediately after and resume their regular activities. It’s common for the treated areas to be tender and swollen for about a week. To facilitate healing and help your tissues conform to their new contours, wearing a compression garment is recommended during your recovery. Most patients return to work and social activities within 7-10 days.
When paired with a healthy lifestyle and a sensible skin care routine, patients can expect their results to be long-lasting.
Contact ICLS today to schedule your personal consultation for FaceTite in Oakville, Ontario.