Wrinkles and sagging facial skin can make you feel older than you really are. However, many patients are not ready to undergo invasive surgery, such as a facelift, for skin rejuvenation. FaceTite is a revolutionary option offered by Sanchez Plastic Surgery to improve loose skin below the chin and on the neck.
FaceTite is an FDA-approved procedure designed to tighten the skin along the lower face, neck, and jowls. Following a FaceTite treatment, patients will experience a noticeable improvement in their face and chin profile. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Erick Sanchez has helped many patients in the Baton Rouge, LA, area feel more confident about their appearance with FaceTite. Learn more about this nonsurgical skin tightening treatment by reading below and scheduling a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Sanchez.
FaceTite uses an advanced handheld device that emits controlled radiofrequency energy to deliver heat to the top layer of the skin, along with the underlying connective tissue. The directional application of energy is precise and controlled to heat specific targets without thermal injury to surrounding tissue. As a result, fat cells are reduced and collagen production increases, which helps to create a smoother, more lifted appearance.
Baton Rouge patients in good general health with sagging facial skin, mild to moderate skin laxity, and unwanted pockets of fat or wrinkles around the chin and neck are excellent candidates for FaceTite. Individuals who have already undergone facelift surgery may also turn to this nonsurgical skin tightening treatment to maintain their results without going under the knife again.
Since FaceTite is completely nonsurgical, no sutures or scarring are involved. This procedure can treat skin laxity without harming the surrounding tissues. During your initial consultation at Sanchez Plastic Surgery, Dr. Sanchez will assess the area to determine if you are a suitable candidate. Pregnant women and patients who have received any facial injections in the past 6 – 8 months are not candidates for FaceTite at this time.
The FaceTite procedure
FaceTite is an in-office procedure that uses radiofrequency-guided lipolysis to minimize and dislodge fat cells. Dr. Sanchez will begin by placing a small cannula beneath the skin after administering local anesthesia. Our skilled staff monitors the temperature to keep it at a comfortable range while the device releases the radiofrequency power. Sessions typically last about 45 minutes for each treated area. While it is possible to notice an improvement almost immediately after the procedure, results from FaceTite treatment should continue to improve for about 3 – 8 weeks.
Starting in your mid-30s into the 40s, the body’s natural collagen and elastin levels begin to decline. This means that the skin begins to lose some of its elasticity, leading to fine lines and wrinkles on the face. The radiofrequency energy used in FaceTite also encourages the body to produce collagen at a faster rate, resulting in skin rejuvenation and a firmer, more toned appearance in the face, jowls, and neck over time.
FaceTite aftercare and results
This skin tightening procedure does not require general anesthesia or excessive downtime. In fact, most of the complications and risks associated with a traditional facelift and other invasive surgeries can be avoided with FaceTite. Since we use local anesthesia, patients will still need a responsible adult to drive them home after their FaceTite procedure. Dr. Sanchez will give you a compression garment to wear for the rest of the day while you relax. You should be able to resume daily activities the following day, but we suggest avoiding strenuous exercise for about two weeks.
Some mild side effects resulting from FaceTite:
Redness: This will subside in about an hour
Swelling or discoloration: This will fade within a few days
Numbness due to bruised nerves: This will resolve in 4 – 8 weeks
Results of a FaceTite treatment may last as long as five years, and there are ways to help maintain your refreshed appearance. You can start by limiting your exposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays and wearing protective sunscreen every time you go outside. For even more dramatic results, ask Dr. Sanchez in Baton Rouge, LA, about combining FaceTite with complementary procedures like liposuction.
Choosing FaceTite nonsurgical skin tightening
Sun exposure, aging, and genetics all have a significant impact on the skin over time, especially in sensitive areas around the chin and neck. Sagging facial skin can make you feel self-conscious about the way you look. You don’t have to turn to invasive surgery and a facelift for skin rejuvenation and wrinkle treatment.
Sanchez Plastic Surgery employs radiofrequency energy to melt away fat while promoting new collagen production for a contoured, toned look. FaceTite can eliminate visible lines, creases, and wrinkles, as well as loose skin around the jowls, chin, and neck. Contact Dr. Erick Sanchez at Sanchez Plastic Surgery to schedule this minimally invasive skin tightening treatment in Baton Rouge, LA, today.