Our skin changes over time due to the cumulative effects of various factors. First, we’ve got our own unique genetics at play throughout the body. Then, we subject our skin to environmental factors such as UV light and pollution and chemicals in lotions and soaps and innumerable other products. And to top it all off, we’re aging. The toll of life on the skin results in lines, wrinkles, and drooping. Historically, these signs of aging have been corrected with facelift surgery. Not anymore. Today, a large percentage of people rejuvenate their appearance without surgery. FaceTite is one protocol that we love to use for this objective. FaceTiteTM is one protocol that we love to use for this objective.
What is FaceTite?
FaceTite is a nonsurgical, minimally-invasive technique that involves the use of radiofrequency, but not in the traditional manner. Most radiofrequency devices direct energy toward the skin from the outside. FaceTite affects the skin both from the outside and from within. This is why a single treatment can achieve dramatic results.
Patients appreciate the fact that FaceTite is minimally invasive and, as such, do not require them to go under anesthesia. To make the procedure comfortable, we desensitize superficial tissue with a few injections of numbing anesthetic. Injections are more powerful than topical numbing, which is necessary due to the depth of energy penetration.
To provoke intense collagen contraction and proliferation, FaceTite is designed to insert radiofrequency just beneath the skin as well as on the epidermis. This is achieved with two probes. The passage of energy between the inner and outer probe has the maximum effect on tissue that has become lax and saggy. After treatment, the skin may be red and somewhat inflamed. Some patients experience mild bruising and swelling. These side effects subside within a week to 10 days.
Is FaceTite Right for You?
FaceTite treatments can be performed on areas of the face including the:
- Nasolabial folds
Treatment can also improve the smoothness and tightness of skin on the neck and chest.
Many patients achieve satisfactory improvement with just one FaceTite treatment. However, tightness and firmness can improve further with subsequent sessions as needed or with complementary treatments like Botox or laser skin resurfacing. The results of this convenient radiofrequency treatment can last up to five years.
We have a comprehensive selection of devices that can help each of our patients achieve the look they want. See how we can help you. Call 512.328.4100 to schedule your consultation.