Aging and gravity are not a friend of our facial skin. As we age, the production of elastin and collagen slows, resulting in more visible signs of aging in our skin such as creases, fine lines, and wrinkles. Additionally, we begin to see loose skin about our neck, chin, and jowls. While there is nothing we can do to stop the process of aging, a surgical facelift can be a powerful tool in turning back the hands of time. However, for those who are looking for a less invasive route, FaceTite is a fantastic alternative. This innovative cosmetic treatment can tighten loose skin around the neck and chin area, features minimal downtime, and only requires tiny incisions.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Erick Sanchez offers this minor surgery for his patients in Baton Rouge, LA. Dr. Sanchez has helped guide countless patients about the options for facial rejuvenation and that there are more choices available to turn back the signs of aging beyond just a traditional facelift. Read on to learn more about the benefits FaceTite can offer you.
FaceTite is an FDA-approved procedure explicitly designed to treat individuals with mild to moderate tone loss along the jawline (jowls), chin, and neck. It produces no scarring and requires much less recovery than a traditional facelift. Utilizing safe radiofrequency energy, it tightens skin through a controlled temperature emitted from FaceTite's probes. The heat that is created virtually melts fat and dislodges cells, which causes the skin to increase in firmness over the next six months while signaling the body to produce collagen at a faster rate.
Collagen is the responsible agent for tightening the skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles, and leaving the treated area looking rejuvenated. Most patients report that FaceTite is less painful than other skin-tightening procedures. This procedure may even be paired with a fat transfer to restore depleted facial volume. However, FaceTite is not for men and women in the Baton Rouge, LA area who have a significant amount of loose skin on their face that needs to be removed. If that is your issue, an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Sanchez will provide other surgical options to address loose, sagging skin, such as a traditional facelift.
Determining candidacy for FaceTite
Men and women in Baton Rouge, LA, who are healthy and have a mild degree of skin laxity around their neck and chin may be interested in learning more about FaceTite. Ideal candidates for FaceTite are those who have early changes in their facial skin but are not quite ready for a traditional facelift. While other patients who have previously had a facelift may be looking for a refresher from FaceTite. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Sanchez, can expertly determine if this is the right procedure for you. Women who are pregnant, and patients who have received facial injections during the previous 6-8 months are not considered candidates for FaceTite. If you are looking to rejuvenate your face while avoiding incisions and lengthy recovery time, then FaceTite may be your answer.
What to expect
FaceTite is one of the safest skin tightening procedures available to men and women in the Baton Rouge, LA area. Patients can forgo anesthesia and a longer recovery and downtime with this innovative skin tightening technique. There is no need to touch the underlying muscles, as with a facelift, to achieve noticeably smoother results.
During your FaceTite procedure, the skin is numbed, and a small incision is made. A device called a cannula is inserted and begins to work its wonders by delivering radiofrequency energy at a temperature that is closely monitored by Dr. Sanchez. The energy heats the first layer of the skin, along with underlying connective tissue causing contractions and tightening. The most exciting part is the minimization of fat cells and increased production of collagen, creating a smoother and tighter look. Because the incision made is so small, it does not need to be closed with stitches and should not produce a visible scar.
Recovery from FaceTite
During your consultation, Dr. Sanchez will review the post-treatment protocol. Instructions include arranging someone to pick you up after your FaceTite is performed. It is not unusual for the treated area to be red but it will subside. A compression garment should be worn while resting at home. Typically, patients can resume their normal activities the day after their procedure, although strenuous activities and exercises should be avoided for up to two weeks. Swelling and discoloration will fade in a few days. It is normal to experience some numbness in the treated area, which will resolve itself within 4-8 weeks.
Results of FaceTite
Some patients notice effects almost immediately following their FaceTite procedure. These results should continue to improve for the next couple of months. This procedure enjoys the same longevity as a mini facelift, approximately five years. To best maintain your rejuvenated face, limit sun exposure and wear protective sunscreen.
Are you interested in learning more?
Traditionally patients have turned to surgical facelifts to combat the natural effects of aging. But with modern advancements in the field of cosmetic surgery, FaceTite offers a fantastic, less-invasive alternative to face and neck lifts for men and women in Baton Rouge, LA. This innovative treatment melts fat and stimulates collagen production to improve skin tightness and banish wrinkles without having to undergo major surgery. The result is a more contoured and smoothed lower face and neck. If you are ready to learn more, contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Erick Sanchez to schedule a consultation today.