FaceTite is a cutting-edge technology that non-surgically tightens neck skin and the jawline. It works by gently heating the skin and fat using controlled radiofrequency energy. Having been cleared by the FDA, FaceTite is both effective and safe. Often, FaceTite is combined with liposuction to help remove stubborn fat pockets beneath the chin and jawline for an even more dramatic, minimally-invasive result. BodyTite is the complementary modality for treating any area below the neck .
Who is the best candidate for FaceTite?
As with any new technology, FaceTite represents an evolution from older energy-based devices such as SmartLipo, SlimLipo, and VASER. FaceTite can be used alone or in conjunction with liposuction or surgery.
The ideal candidate for FaceTite has mild to moderate excess skin of the neck and/or jowls. They may also have some stubborn fatty areas that can be dealt with concurrently with liposuction. Those with severe skin excess will generally be best served by an excisional type procedures (facelift or neck lift, for example).
How does FaceTite work?
FaceTite can be done alone or in conjunction with liposuction. The procedure can be done with local anesthetic only (numbing medicine applied while you are awake), under sedation, or under general anesthesia depending on your preferences. Regardless of which you choose, Dr. Sailon begins by gently putting numbing medicine in the relevant areas. This fluid also contains a medication to temporarily constrict small blood vessels thereby increasing safety and minimizing bruising.
Once you are comfortable, a needle is used to create a small opening in the skin. Dr. Sailon then guides a thin fiber beneath the skin. Radiofrequency energy is emitted from the tip. Both an internal and external thermometer ensure that the tissue is heated to the right amount without creating a burn. During this portion of the procedure, you will feel no pain.
The radiofrequency energy delivered skin tightening and lipolysis (elimination of fat cells) . A small amount of tightening may be noticed immediately but results are typically seen after one month with peak effect at 6 months.
What is the recovery from FaceTite?
Because FaceTite is minimally invasive, the recovery period is very quick. If done alone, you may generally return to work and normal activities the same day. A small amount of bruising and swelling can occur but this is far less than with standard surgical procedures. You may be asked to wear a compressive garment for a day, particularly if liposuction was done in conjunction.
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