What is Facetite?

The treatment consists of heating the lower layer of the dermis of the skin, which is mainly made up of collagen. Over time, the body’s natural healing response creates new skin-tightening collagen. This is in addition to tightening existing collagen fibers and dissolving fat, which is why they often see immediate improvement before long-term effects. Previous RF devices did not penetrate as deeply into the skin and therefore the results were limited. However, FaceTite is considered a next-generation RF treatment that sends heat and energy straight to where it’s needed. It is unusual for doctors to see the skin contract while the patient is still on the table.

 

*This is an FDA-approved, minimally invasive treatment that delivers radiofrequency (RF) energy under the skin’s surface to melt fat in the face and stimulate collagen production.

Treatment and Procedures Information

Most doctors offer this in-office treatment with local anesthesia or sedation and may administer anti-anxiety medication to help ease the patient during the initial numbness. This is known as tumescent anesthesia. A generous amount of anesthetic is also injected into the subcutaneous fat during this process. the same preparation that is usually done before liposuction. Once this is done, the normal response is to feel nothing. The doctor will then make an incision in the treatment area that is small enough that no sutures are required or a visible scar is left. The doctor then inserts a thin metal probe called a cannula into the incision to heat the tissue beneath the surface of the skin. The doctor regulates the amount of heat emitted, brings the lower surface of the skin to 69 ° Celsius or about 156 ° Fahrenheit and at the same time moves an electrode over the surface to create an electric field. This field concentrates all energy and maximizes skin contraction and fat clotting.

Operation Information

Duration:
 1 hour
Incision Location:
chin, jowls, cheeks, neck, eyes, mouth, brow, forehead or jawline.
Recovery Period:
 3 – 5 days
Anesthesia:
local anesthesia or sedation, and in some cases, anti-anxiety medicine to promote comfort

Frequently Asked Questions

The signs of this treatment can last a week or more, and often peak around three days later. Most patients take four to five days off for their initial recovery. It depends on the amount of work done and the personal circumstances of the individual. Compression stockings and ice help recovery, which is why doctors often send patients home with compression stockings to wear all day for the first three days and then only at night for a few weeks. This is meant to provide extra support to the skin as it heals to maximize results. For patients who need to be at an event, a faster recovery can be promoted through the use of prescription steroids.

Any post-treatment concerns are minimal. Those that could interfere with facial movements or cause asymmetries will generally resolve on their own over time, and arnica can help relieve any symptoms or adverse results. Additional treatments like a facelift, fat transfer, or injectable fillers can be used to achieve the look you want. However, doctors recommend waiting at least six months before starting with follow-up treatments to allow most of the collagen remodeling happening in your face to take place.

Questions?

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