FaceTite in New York

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About FaceTite

FaceTite is a nonsurgical facelift alternative that uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to target fat and loose skin in the face and neck. By simultaneously melting fat and tightening the skin, a FaceTite treatment can effectively counter common signs of aging to create a more youthful appearance in just one treatment.

FaceTite can address a variety of common concerns, including:

  • Sagging jowls and neck skin
  • Wrinkles and fine lines in the lower face
  • Submental fullness beneath the chin
  • Marionette lines around the mouth
  • Decreased collagen and elastin production

FaceTite Procedure Technique

FaceTite treatments are performed in-office either under oral sedation or local anesthesia. This will be determined at the consultation. Once the patient has been numbed, a small hole is made in the skin at the edge of the jaw just below the ear. The incision is minimal and will not leave behind a scar after healing. A thin probe is then inserted beneath the skin to provide thermal energy to the underlying tissues of the face. The probe is capped off with a plastic tip to prevent accidental skin perforation and unnecessary damage.

After the probe has been inserted, an external electrode is placed overtop the outer skin. The probe and the electrode work in unison to create a contained thermal field that simultaneously targets the outer and inner layers of the skin for a comprehensive treatment. The FaceTite devices are slowly moved along the jawline, liquefying fat and contracting the collagen and elastin in the skin along the way.

The FaceTite system is equipped with numerous safeguards that provide active monitoring of the skin’s external and internal temperatures, ensuring the treatment is safe, precise and effective. Uniform heat distribution throughout the treated areas provides results that are even and smooth. The length of the procedure is determined at your personalized consultation with Dr. Koch. Most patients are candidates for the procedure to be completed in an hour or less. Patients go home immediately after the procedure.

FaceTite is often performed in conjunction with Morpheus8 treatments.

FaceTite Recovery and Results

As a minimally invasive treatment, FaceTite does not require an overly lengthy or uncomfortable recovery period. Patients can return to work in three to five days or less. (Facial garment is recommended for the first 48 hours and therefore we state you may not want to return to work immediately). The facial garment does need to be worn continuously for at least 12 hours at night for 2 weeks (following the first 48 hours with garment on). Common side effects include swelling, soreness, bruising, numbness and itchiness in the targeted areas. Most side effects improve drastically within the first few days, include swelling. Patients may also notice an uneven skin texture that lasts two to three weeks as the skin adjusts and contracts.

Compression wrappings must be used to minimize swelling and provide comfort during the first two weeks of recovery. The minor incisions will heal quickly without the need for stitches and will not leave behind noticeable scarring. Patients are generally able to resume regular activities about 48 hours after the procedure, although moderate swelling will be visible for the first three to five days and patients may want to stay home during this time.

Results are immediate, although swelling will distort the new facial contours. Once swelling subsides during the first week, the tightened contours and more youthful appearance will be visible. Final results will continue to develop over the course of six months, as increased collagen and elastin production result in a continuous improvement in skin laxity.

Frequently Asked Questions about FaceTite

Is FaceTite Better than a Facelift?

For many candidates, FaceTite is a viable alternative to facelift surgery. A facelift is an invasive surgery involving lengthy incisions, cutting soft tissue, and repositioning the skin to restore a more youthful appearance, but FaceTite can achieve surgery-like results without such invasive measures and the subsequent recovery. While a facelift may be necessary to achieve optimal results in some individuals, FaceTite provides far better results than any other non-surgical or minimally invasive facial rejuvenation treatment. FaceTite is a highly effective treatment for fat reduction and skin tightening in patients who prefer not to undergo surgery.

What are the Benefits of FaceTite?

FaceTite™ has several key benefits. As a minimally invasive treatment, it saves patients from having to experience the risks, discomforts, recovery, and scarring after a full formal facelift surgery. As a device built with powerfully precise technology, FaceTite™ enables patients to achieve transformative results without having to undergo surgery. As a treatment designed to correct multiple age-related symptoms all at once, FaceTite™ saves patients from having to receive multiple different fat reductions and skin-tightening procedures. With just one treatment session conveniently administered in office, patients can see immediate results that will only improve over the following months as the skin begins to produce more collagen.

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