FaceTite combines both fat reduction and skin tightening techniques to help contour the face for a more toned, youthful appearance.
Also known as radiofrequency assisted liposuction (RFAL), this is a minimally invasive alternative to more complex cosmetic surgeries, such as facelifts.
Before signing up for this relatively new and innovative cosmetic procedure, talk to your provider about the potential benefits, efficacy, and safety concerns below.
- FaceTite is a cosmetic procedure that targets sagging skin and wrinkles, primarily on the lower half of your face.
- The procedure requires few incisions, and it involves the use of radiofrequency waves and liposuction in a small device.
- A FaceTite procedure is just one alternative available to a traditional facelift.
- FaceTite is noted as a safe technology, and few incisions are made. However, you can still expect bruising and discomfort within the first couple of days after the procedure.
- Major side effects are rare, but may include infections, bleeding, and scarring.
- A FaceTite procedure is completed within a few hours, and no overnight hospital stays are required. You’ll go home the same day.
- Many who undergo this procedure go back to work after a couple of days.
- The cost of this procedure varies widely, with the target area being the greatest factor. You can expect to spend at least a few thousand dollars on FaceTite.
- Some providers offer financing plans and discount programs. Be sure to ask about these, as well as any other fees associated with this procedure.
- FaceTite purportedly offers significant anti-aging results, but your individual results will vary.
- No other cosmetic procedure compares to the dramatic results of a full facelift.
FaceTite is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that uses RFAL to help suction out fatty tissues while also stimulating collagen production.
Together, these effects are said to help contour your face while also tightening your skin for a more youthful appearance.
The cost of FaceTite varies greatly, and your overall expenses depend upon the size of the treatment area, your provider’s fees, and where you live. Patients have reported spending between $1,500 and $7,000.
Since FaceTite is a cosmetic procedure, it isn’t covered by traditional medical insurance. Be sure to know all your costs upfront, and ask your provider about possible financing and discount programs.
FaceTite combines radiofrequency waves with traditional liposuction.
First, your provider will apply local anesthesia to the treatment area and make a small incision. They’ll then insert a small device with electrodes to deliver radiofrequency waves that liquify fat cells.
While radiofrequency waves are emitted, a separate tube suctions out the now-liquified fat. The radiofrequency portion of the procedure has a double purpose, as the waves also help stimulate collagen fibers beneath your skin.
Your skin naturally loses collagen with age, which can in turn increase the appearance of pores, age spots, and wrinkles. Building collagen back may help make your skin look toned and smoother.
FaceTite primarily targets areas of the lower face. This includes your cheeks, chin, and jawline.
The procedure is also safe enough to use for the neck. FaceTite
A smaller version of RAFL called AccuTite may be needed if you’re looking to tighten and tone the eye and brow area. This procedure uses a smaller device.
Depending on your needs, your provider may recommend a combination of both FaceTite and AccuTite.
While not a major surgery, all cosmetic procedures can cause side effects. Possibilities include bruising, swelling, and discomfort at the site of the incisions.
However, FaceTite is said to cause fewer side effects overall compared to other types of procedures because of the small incisions used.
Less common risks of FaceTite include infection and scarring.
When to call your doctor
Minor side effects are to be expected after a FaceTite procedure. However, you should call your doctor right away if you experience any of the following:
- bleeding that won’t stop
- oozing or pus at the site of incisions
- swelling that won’t subside after several days
- nerve damage (loss of feeling in your face)
- fever and/or chills
Once the procedure is complete, your provider will apply compression garments that you’ll wear home. These help to ensure your skin heals and tightens as it should.
You may go home the same day as your FaceTite procedure, but you may consider having someone drive you. It takes 1 to 2 days to recover.
After a few days, you might notice smoother skin. Full results may be seen within a few months. Keep in mind that your results will vary, and you should see your provider if you’re not satisfied.
Ideally, you should be at a stable weight for several months and in overall good health before undergoing this procedure. Gaining or losing weight may alter your FaceTite results, which may require you to repeat the procedure sooner.
Tell your provider about all supplements, herbs, and medications you take. They may ask you to stop taking medications that make you bleed several days before the procedure, including blood thinners and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
You may consider arranging transportation to and from your appointment so you don’t have to worry about driving while wearing compression face wraps.
FaceTite is designed to last for several years, and you only need one treatment at a time. To maintain a youthful appearance, you can talk to your provider about future treatments such as dermabrasion or fillers.
Depending on your needs, your provider may also recommend combining FaceTite with other procedures,
Ultherapy is considered a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that also purportedly stimulates collagen and tightens your skin. Unlike FaceTite, no incisions are made. Instead, Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy via a small device applied to your face or neck.
When undergoing Ultherapy, you’ll need repeat sessions as the results wear off. As with FaceTite, there’s no downtime needed for this procedure.
Both FaceTite and Ultherapy are alternatives for a traditional facelift if you don’t want to have major surgery. In terms of results though, experts say that only a facelift can guarantee dramatic, permanent results.
With a facelift, your provider will essentially manipulate your skin and muscles by pulling tissues upwards. This procedure is more appropriate for significant sagging and deep wrinkles.
A facelift requires more incisions, so you can expect a higher risk of side effects such as pain, bleeding, and infection. Side effects from general anesthesia are also possible.
How to find a provider for FaceTite
- It’s important to find a provider who’s board-certified, and is experienced with this type of cosmetic procedure. You can start with this free search tool from the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, which shows you reputable providers in your area.
- You may also call a few prospective providers for free consultations to see which one you feel most comfortable working with. A reputable provider will also be able to show you a portfolio of their work.
FaceTite is a relatively newer, minimally invasive technology that combines liposuction and radiofrequency waves. You may be a candidate if you have mild to moderate signs of aging but don’t want to undergo a full facelift.
Talk to an experienced, board-certified provider about your cosmetic concerns. Along with FaceTite, they may recommend other options to help you get the results you’re looking for.