What is FaceTite? Everything you need to know about this skin-tightening treatment

What is FaceTite? Everything you need to know about this skin-tightening treatment

Let’s face it, we all want to look our best. After all, how you look can influence how you feel. But who wants to go through surgery to get there? 

What if there was a way to look and feel amazing without going under the knife? 

Facetite, a hidden gem in the world of cosmetic medicine, has been gaining attention as a minimally invasive procedure to tighten the loose skin of the lower face and jawline. From smoothing wrinkles to contouring your lower face, it’s a new way to keep your appearance looking youthful.

If you’re curious about FaceTite and what it can do for your skin, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll break down everything you need to know about the procedure, explain this groundbreaking process, and answer all your questions.

What exactly is FaceTite?

FaceTite is a revolutionary cosmetic procedure that offers impressive results without the need for invasive surgery. 

With only a few small incisions, FaceTite treats the lower facial areas with radiofrequency assisted liposuction (RFAL). The radiofrequency waves melt the targeted fat cells, before they are gently suctioned out with a small cannula. Not only does breaking down stubborn fat cells before removal help to prevent lumps and bumps, but the radiofrequency waves also help to stimulate collagen production. 

During treatment, the skin is heated to the optimal temperature using radiofrequency (RF) energy, triggering a natural healing response in the body. This results in increased collagen production. This then helps the treated skin tighten after the procedure, contouring the area.

And the best part: Facetite has considerably less downtime and cost than a traditional facelift. With an expected downtime of about one to two days and minimal discomfort, this procedure allows you to achieve amazing results with ease.

From preparation to recovery – what can you expect from a Facetite procedure?  

Before you dive in, there are a few things to remember so you can get ready. We’ll talk about that, plus what actually happens during and after the procedure. 

Preparing for Your Procedure

To make sure your Facetite experience goes smoothly, there are a few important steps to take beforehand. Your doctor will give you specific instructions tailored just for you, but here are some general guidelines: 

  • Pre-procedure Instructions – To make sure your FaceTite experience goes perfectly, you might be asked to avoid certain things before the treatment. Fasting may be recommended for a certain period to minimise the risk of complications. You may also be advised to take a break from certain medications, like blood thinners, which could increase the risk of bleeding during the procedure. Following these instructions carefully is key to staying safe and getting the best results. 
  • Consultation with a qualified professional – Prior to undergoing FaceTite, you need to see a qualified medical professional for a thorough consultation. The doctor will check your medical history and examine whether you are the right candidate for treatment, plus discuss your specific goals. This is your chance to ask all the questions you have and see if FaceTite is the right match for you. During your consultation, you will be able to discuss the factors that will influence your treatment costs in further detail. For an accurate, personalised quote, you can book a FaceTite consultation with Dr. Scott Allison at Ascension Clinic.

During the Procedure

What can you expect on the day of your FaceTite procedure? It’s designed to be a comfortable and seamless experience, so no need to stress. Here’s what typically happens during a FaceTite session:

  • Quick shot of local anaesthesia – Before getting started, your doctor will give you a local anaesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the treatment. This numbs the area and minimises discomfort during the procedure.
  • Insertion of the probe – Once the anaesthesia takes effect, a small probe will be inserted under the skin through tiny incisions. This probe delivers radiofrequency energy to the deep layers of the skin, targeting specific areas depending on what you’re looking to achieve.
  • Application of radiofrequency energy – As the probe is moved across the treatment area, it emits radio frequency waves just below the surface of the skin to the underlying layers of the dermis. This heats things up slightly and stimulates collagen production. This process helps tighten and rejuvenate your skin, so you end up with smoother, firmer results.

Aftercare and Recovery

After your FaceTite session, give your skin some TLC. Here are some post-procedure care tips to help you heal up beautifully and get the best results: 

  • Manage swelling and bruising – It’s normal to experience some swelling and bruising in the days following your Facetite procedure. To minimise these side effects, you can apply ice packs to the treated area. Avoid activities that might make the swelling worse too. Wearing your compression garment is important, and sleeping with an extra pillow can aid in reducing swelling.
  • Follow post-procedure instructions – You will be given a set of post-procedure instructions tailored to your needs. Following these instructions carefully will help you recover smoothly and maximise your Facetite results. After your procedure, it’s crucial to keep the incision sites clean to prevent infection.

    You will need to steer clear of excessive heat, strenuous exercise, and prolonged sun exposure for a specified time. You may be instructed to avoid taking certain medications that can delay the body’s healing process, avoid smoking and avoid alcohol consumption. 

By following these simple steps and taking good care of your skin, you can enjoy the full benefits of Facetite. And if you have any questions during your recovery, don’t hesitate to reach out for guidance.

More than just tight skin – what are the benefits of FaceTite?

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Achieve natural-looking results

Facetite isn’t just about cosmetic enhancement; it’s about showing off your natural beauty with natural-looking results.  This procedure works wonders in helping you get smoother skin, sharper jawlines, and a more youthful look overall. It is a very effective treatment for people who want a non-surgical solution to sagging skin, jowls, fine lines and wrinkles, and even stubborn fat deposits in the face. 

Enjoy minimal downtime with maximum impact

Because the procedure is non-invasive, you can enjoy the benefits without too much disruption in your day-to-day life. Unlike traditional surgical methods that take weeks of recovery time, Facetite is a quick and easy solution to common skin problems. You can usually get back to your normal routine within a few days, as long as you follow the after-care treatment plan. 

Even with a crazy schedule, FaceTite can work for you. Unlike some procedures that take forever to recover from, it is flexible and convenient.  You won’t have to put your life on hold to achieve a refreshed look.

Is FaceTite safe? 

It’s natural to have questions about the safety of any cosmetic procedure, and FaceTite is no exception. The good news is, Facetite is considered a safe and gentle treatment with minimal risks. Common concerns like bruising, swelling, or temporary discomfort are typically mild and go away on their own within a few days. 

To make sure that your treatment goes smoothly, choose a qualified and experienced provider for your Facetite procedure. They’ll put your safety above all else and follow strict safety guidelines throughout the treatment process. During your consultation with your Doctor, they’ll thoroughly assess your medical history and discuss potential risks to ensure that Facetite is right for you.

Now, let’s talk about the effects – How effective is Facetite?

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When it comes to assessing the efficacy of FaceTite, scientific evidence speaks volumes.

Clinical studies, like those conducted by R. Stephen Mulholland, MD, FRCS(C) and

Michael Kreindel, PhD, has consistently shown the procedure’s ability to achieve significant improvements in loose skin, wrinkles, and facial contours. Their study focused on patients between 45 and 66 years old. All participants of the study saw tighter skin around their brows, eyelids, and cheeks. There were no major complications and all patients were satisfied with the results of the treatment. 

Likewise, a paper written by Demetri Arnaoutakis, Amit Kochhar, Isabelle Magro, and Kian Karimi in 2022 showed that FaceTite offers patients an option to achieve tighter skin and get rid of stubborn fat around their face and neck. Plus, it comes with other benefits: less downtime, lower cost, and decreased risk of complications.

While FaceTite can deliver immediate results, your full results will take time to show as collagen production increases after the treatment. Any initial swelling will also need to subside to reveal full results. Gradually, with the increase of collagen production, you will begin to notice tighter skin and less fine lines and wrinkles.

Boost your confidence with Facetite 

Looking for a way to boost your appearance without going under the knife? Many studies have shown that Facetite is highly effective and doesn’t cause problems for most people, helping them feel more confident and happy with how they look.

If you’re considering Facetite, it’s important to find a good doctor to do the procedure. A consultation with Dr. Scott Allison will determine your suitability for FaceTite. During your consultation, you can discuss health factors and your expectations for the results.

Dr. Scott Allison and the expert team of Nurses at Ascension Cosmetic Medicine specialise in non-invasive treatments, maintaining high standards of care and share the common goal of putting your needs first to create personalised treatment plans.

So if you’re ready to take the next step, FaceTite might be the right choice for you. Get in touch with our team today.