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What is FaceTite?

FaceTite is a minimally-invasive skin tightening procedure similar to BodyTite. With tiny incisions, it can tighten and lift the skin of the neck and face using controlled heating to stimulate collagen production and reduce pockets of fat. FaceTite can be an excellent alternative to facelift or neck lift procedures which require more extensive skin excision and recovery. This option can produce excellent, refined results with just a single treatment session and can be a great option for patients who don’t require a surgical procedure yet.

Am I a Candidate for FaceTite?

FaceTite is a great option for patients with the beginning signs of aging like sagging skin, displaced fat, and jowls. It can also offer the benefit of lesser downtime than a surgical procedure, meaning you can get back to your regular schedule sooner. During a consultation at our Cary office, we can determine whether FaceTite is the best option for you depending on your unique needs and concerns.

How Does FaceTite Work?

FaceTite utilizes radio frequency energy to stimulate the tissues of the skin responsible for creating collagen. Collagen is a protein that contributes to a tight and firm appearance to the skin. As you age, you produce less collagen, eventually leading to wrinkling of the skin and sagging of facial features. By stimulating the skin with radiofrequency energy, you can achieve long-lasting results for a youthful, refreshed appearance.

How is FaceTite Performed?

FaceTite is performed under local anesthesia. Once you’re ready, a tiny incision is made in the treatment area, through which a specialized handpiece can be placed. This handpiece includes a radiofrequency-emitting cannula to tighten the skin and generate heat. An additional attachment keeps track of the temperature through an aligned disc on top of the skin. Overall, a single treatment area can take from 15 to 20 minutes. Once the treatment is complete, you can return home after a brief monitoring period.

What Can I Expect After FaceTite?

Most patients experience some minor bruising and swelling after FaceTite that begins to subside within a few days. Most patients require just a few days off of work and can manage any discomfort with over-the-counter medications. You’ll begin to notice your results after about two weeks but can expect your results to continue to refine over a few months after treatment. Most patients require only one treatment for results that last as long as five years. Learn more about the benefits of FaceTite in our blog post.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does a FaceTite last?

FaceTite is considered a permanent procedure; however, it is important to note that all patients continue aging as time goes on. Factors that can impact general aging include lifestyle habits, weight fluctuations, and sun exposure.

Is FaceTite as good as a facelift?

FaceTite can be a great option for patients who may not be ready for a facelift quite yet. It is important to consider your desired results when thinking about a facelift or FaceTite. A facelift will have greater improvement as it works to correct significant aging. While FaceTite will not achieve the same result as a facelift, it addresses mild to moderate facial aging and has less associated downtime. FaceTite can also help prolong the amount of time before a facelift is truly needed and recommended.

Is FaceTite better than thread lift?

FaceTite is a more effective and permanent procedure than a thread lift. There are several complications that can take place with thread lifts, including pain, visible dimpling/pulling of the threads, allergic reactions, or migration of the threads, leading to contour irregularities. FaceTite also offers much more predictable outcomes. FaceTite is a much safer method of addressing mild to moderate jowling to help reduce the appearance of volume loss and skin laxity.

How effective is FaceTite?

FaceTite is a highly effective procedure to combat facial aging, such as sagging skin and early jowling. This technology uses heat energy to both improve contour and tighten skin of the lower third of the face and jawline.

Does FaceTite make you look older?

FaceTite does not make you look older! In fact, it works to do the opposite. While results may vary, FaceTite aims to tighten and contour the skin at the lower face and jawline.

Who is a good candidate for FaceTite?

A good candidate for FaceTite is someone who has mild to moderate jowling and mild skin laxity. Good candidates are often in their late 30s to early 50s, but these are not hard cutoffs.

How long does it take to see results from FaceTite?

Patients can see results immediately following the procedure; however, final results are judged at 3 months after surgery. Your results will improve for up to 3-6 months. It is important to note that FaceTite results will vary between patients.

Is FaceTite good for wrinkles?

FaceTite addresses skin laxity and jowling. The appearance of wrinkles can be improved to some extent. However, it is important to note that overall skin quality is best addressed with a comprehensive approach. This typically includes additional aesthetic treatments and medical-grade skincare products.

How long does FaceTite swelling last?

Swelling from FaceTite is common during the first two weeks after surgery; however, it is typically quite minimal overall. Swelling peaks about 3-5 days after surgery, and then it gradually subsides over the following days.

Does FaceTite leave scars?

Dr. Coan typically uses three small incisions, approximately 1-2 cm in length, for the FaceTite procedure. These typically heal quite well and can be nearly imperceptible. They are also placed strategically to be well-concealed.

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