Would you like to sculpt and rejuvenate your face and neck without undergoing a big surgery? The Facetite Radiofrequency Skin Tightening procedure at the Michigan Center for Cosmetic Services in Ann Arbor, MI, can help you do just that. This is an excellent alternative to a traditional face and neck lift to tighten and lift the lower face, jawline and neck. It can also be used in combination with liposuction of the neck to treat stubborn and unwanted fat. Jowls, a double chin, and sagging skin can all be addressed with this treatment, which takes place in the comfort of our practice.
What Is Facetite Radiofrequency Skin Tightening?
Facetite uses radiofrequency energy to heat the skin in a way that stimulates collagen production. Over time, that extra collagen plumps, smooths, and tightens skin. This treatment can also be used to slim down and refine the contours of the jawline and neck by melting away extra fat and tightening up loose skin. Our patients love this non-surgical alternative to a facelift.
Which Areas Does This Work On?
This treatment can be performed on the lower face and neck, improving the appearance of jowls, marionette lines, jawline and chin. In some cases, this treatment can be used to correct irregularities or issues that patients may have experienced from cosmetic procedures at other facilities.
When Will I See Results?
You’ll notice immediate results within the first week of your treatment, but tightening will continue to occur over the course of 4-6 months as your body continues to build collagen. Patients enjoy their results for anywhere from two to five years.
Is It Safe?
Yes. This treatment has been approved by the FDA and has been widely tested and safely used. FaceTite is associated with much lower risk when compared to a traditional facelift or necklift.
How Does It Work?
This treatment is performed in our office using local anesthesia. We’ll begin by injecting an anesthetic to numb the treatment area and then make a tiny incision just large enough to accommodate a small probe. The probe will heat the area just below the skin’s surface as an electrode is passed over the surface of the skin, both emitting radiofrequency heat energy.
This process results in the controlled heating of the deeper tissues below the skin, as well as the superficial surface of the skin. This causes tightening of the fibrous network under the skin and also spurs collagen production that tightens the outer layers of the skin.
What Type of Recovery Is Involved?
Many of our patients plan to rest for a day or two following this treatment. Discomfort is minimal, and patients only require Tylenol or Motrin the day after their treatment. Patients are also asked to wear a compression garment that speeds their recovery and helps the skin conform to the new shape of the face and neck. They can return to nonstrenuous activity immediately after the procedure, and return to exercise 2 weeks after the procedure. Because they are required to wear a compression garment after the procedure, most people plan on taking 1 week off from work or social activities.
Will I Have Any Scars?
No. Although this treatment does involve a small incision, it will be so tiny you won’t have to worry about scarring.
Who Is This Right For?
The best candidates for this treatment are anywhere from their 30’s to their 70’s, depending on the individual’s needs. This treatment is best for someone looking for a non-surgical alternative to tighten the lower face and neck, improve jowls and marionette lines, or treat a double-chin and contour the jawline.
The best patients are also realistic about the likely outcome of this treatment. Although many consider it to be an alternative to a facelift, the results it offers are more natural and subtle than what you achieve with more invasive surgeries. Double board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Jessica West will walk you through your treatment options and provide you with honest recommendations that best suit your individual needs.
What Can This Treatment Help With?
Sagging Along the Jowls
As the skin loses elasticity with age, it’s not unusual for the jowls to experience some sagging. The tightening this treatment offers can restore definition along the jawline.
Loose Skin Beneath the Chin
As we age, it’s common for the skin beneath the chin to loosen and sag, a condition some patients call a “turkey neck.” Whatever you call it, the excess skin in this area can age your appearance, but Facetite Radiofrequency Skin Tightening can help get rid of this.
Extra Fullness Beneath the Chin
The extra fullness or fatty tissue that can develop beneath the chin can be surprisingly difficult to get rid of, and it can make you look heavier and older than you really are. Facetite can work within the tight contours of the jaw to get rid of extra fat and refine the appearance of the lower face.
Lines Around the Mouth
The mouth area is another part of the face where the skin begins to show its age. Fine lines in this area are common, and so is droopiness at the corners of the mouth that extends down to the jawline. This treatment can help tighten this area known as “marionette lines” and restore more youthful contours.
What Advantages Are Associated With FaceTite Radiofrequency Skin Tightening?
It Can Be Used on All Skin Types
Some rejuvenation treatments are not as safe on darker skin, but FaceTite can safely and effectively be used on all skin types and tones. This treatment also works on both men and women
It Requires Minimal Recovery
This outpatient treatment requires a recovery period that is much shorter than more invasive options. That means this treatment can easily be worked into a busy schedule.
It Involves Very Little Discomfort
Thanks to a combination of anesthesia and numbing injections, you’ll feel very little during the treatment itself. Patient’s describe their recovery as having minimal to no pain after the procedure.
It’ll Give You Long-Lasting Results
A single treatment will give you results that last two to five years, which is much longer than botulinum toxin injections and certain dermal fillers.
It’ll Help You Turn Back the Clock
Aging skin has a way of creeping up on us. Some patients can’t even pinpoint what exactly about their skin is bothering them, but they have a sense that their face is aging and not looking as healthy as it once did. This treatment takes away those worries by resolving some of the subtle changes that take place as the face ages.
It’ll Boost Your Self Confidence
Patients who undergo this treatment often say they feel great about their appearance. They no longer have to worry that their face is making them look older than they really are, and they feel a new sense of confidence. Our patients often receive compliments about looking more “refreshed” or “healthy.”
Take the First Step Toward a Rejuvenated Appearance
This amazing treatment can tighten skin, eliminate unwanted fat, and restore youthful contours with very little downtime. If you’re ready to tackle sagging skin and other signs of aging in the face and neck, the Facetite Radiofrequency Skin Tightening procedure could be just what you’re looking for.