FaceTite is a new procedure that delivers powerful results. The treatment provides results that are as close to the results of a facelift as you can get — without surgery. FaceTite uses minimally invasive radio-frequency energy to melt fat and tighten skin. Unlike other tightening devices, FaceTite utilizes cannulas (small tubes) placed under the skin allowing delivery of energy and thus tightening areas not possible with other devices. Peer reviewed studies have shown up to 36% contraction of skin with just one treatment.
FaceTite is performed by Dr. Hamilton at our north side location. Procedures are performed under local anesthesia. Some patients elect to have PRO-NOX™ (nitrous oxide and oxygen) which allows relaxation, but none of the other requirements for anesthesia. You may still eat and drink before the procedure, and you are able to drive yourself home.
Dr. Hamilton will introduce the cannulas gently under the skin to allow tightening. The procedure takes around 45 minutes and involves minimal discomfort. Facial liposuction may be performed at the same time if desired. Post procedure, patients can go home and resume regular activities shortly after. Wearing a compression garment for the first couple of days and the rest of the first week (at night) is required for best results. Patients can resume all activities within a week.
FaceTite provides significant improvement in skin laxity on the face and neck, which was previously only attainable through a surgical procedure such as a facelift. Areas that can be treated are the face and neck, including jowls, chin, and other areas with deep lines and loose skin. Some results can be seen immediately, but the best results are more noticeable after 6 months and continuing up to 12 months. Treatments have been proven to be safe and effective. Potential risks are minimal and include temporary swelling and potentially bruising. Skin injury is possible in rare cases.
To learn more about the FaceTite procedure at Hamilton Facial Plastic Surgery, or to schedule your consultation with Dr. Hamilton, contact us today.