We write and talk about a lot of procedures, but there’s nothing like seeing a procedure for yourself to really get the full picture. We don’t always get the opportunity to capture all of them on camera, but when we do we think it’s really important to share with our current and future patients. At The Plastic Surgery Clinic, we want each and every one of our patients to be fully informed.
We recently had the opportunity to follow one of our patients on her FaceTite procedure journey, and we can’t get over her amazing results and how happy she is about her new look. Check out the video for her FaceTite procedure in action.
The Skin Tightening Magic Behind FaceTite
FaceTite is a semi-invasive procedure for skin tightening. It uses radiofrequency (RF) heat under the surface of the skin in order to shrink tissue and build collagen, tightening and firming up areas of the face where skin laxity tends to most commonly occur, such as in the chin, cheeks, jowls and neck. It’s also frequently paired with radiofrequency-assisted liposuction (RFAL) in order to melt small pockets of unwanted fat.
FaceTite is a fantastic treatment for individuals who have mild to moderate skin laxity, that are seeking targeted tightening and an overall lifted look, making this treatment a great non-surgical alternative to a facelift if you’re someone who isn’t quite ready or doesn’t need surgery just yet.
That said, FaceTite is also an extremely effective treatment if what you’re looking for is more definition and contour to the jawline. You can see from the video that this patient is quite young. Her concern was less about skin laxity and more about submental fullness and lack of definition in the jaw. During an interview with our beautiful patient she actually told us that she had tried Belkyra injections for double chin and other non-surgical treatments in order to target this area of concern, but nothing actually worked for her until she tried FaceTite.
We actually weren’t too surprised by this. Submental fullness is a very difficult area to treat without surgery. We’ve found the area to be quite resistant to treatments like Belkyra or CoolSculpting. We’ve definitely had success in treating submental fullness with these procedures, usually with multiple sessions, but not everyone is a candidate for these treatments.
FaceTite, on the other hand, seems to work for most patients when it comes to excess fat in the chin and jawline area, with just one treatment. No follow-up treatments are required, and we can achieve about 70% reduction in tissue after just one session. When you see our patient 2 months post her procedure, you would never even know that she even had any submental fullness, and her results will only continue to improve for up to one year.
What to Expect From and Following Your FaceTite Procedure
FaceTite takes about one hour and is done under local anesthetic. While it’s a non-surgical treatment, it’s still semi-invasive, as you can see in the video. This is what makes it as effective as it is at achieving such a great result, but it’s important to understand what the procedure entails. You can expect some bruising and swelling after your procedure, which can last for at least a week. Many of our patients take about 4-5 days off work to take it easy and recover.
6 weeks following your procedure you’ll start to see your full results and then small gradual improvements for up to 12 months. No maintenance treatments are necessary and your results can last for up to 5 years.