FaceTite is a nonsurgical skin tightening procedure that uses carefully directed radiofrequency energy to shrink the fibroseptal network that causes looseness in the lower face and neck with age. It also stimulates collagen production, resulting in an overall improvement in tone and texture of the skin in the area treated. The procedure is less invasive than a surgical facelift and results in far shorter recovery times.
During the procedure, your physician injects you with an injected local anesthetic to minimize discomfort. The treatment takes about an hour to an hour-and-a-half, depending on the extent of the area being treated. If your FaceTite appointment includes sedation, it is important that you have a friend or loved one drive you home afterward.
After your doctor creates a small, well-hidden incision under the chin, they insert the FaceTite probe to transmit safe and FDA-approved radiofrequency waves. These heat up the tissues and melt away excess fat to improve the tone of the skin. The external component of the FaceTite device is designed to regulate the amount of heat applied, so there is no risk of skin burns.
The results from FaceTite are not quite as dramatic as a surgical facelift, but they still produce a noticeable result for the right candidate. The ideal patient is someone who has mild to moderate laxity of the lower face and neck and wants a more natural appearance than what can be achieved with nonsurgical treatments or a more invasive surgical procedure.