Have you started to notice looser skin around your neck and chin, maybe even your lower cheeks? Or possibly, your neck isn’t as defined as it once was. You would like options for toning and tightening, but plastic surgery – like a facelift – feels overwhelming.
A non-surgical option does exist and has been honed over the past decade to achieve many of the benefits of a facelift but without the recovery time and potential risk that can come with surgery. The procedure, known as FaceTite™, is a non-surgical facelift alternative that uses minimally invasive radio-frequency (RF) energy to tighten skin and improve the appearance of your face.
You’ll be pleasantly surprised that it’s so minimally invasive, you could have the out-patient procedure performed on a Friday and be back engaging with family, friends and co-workers by Monday. Significantly less downtime than a traditional facelift.
The way it works is the RF energy coagulates fat in your neck, chin and cheeks, while tightening the skin and stimulating collagen production. Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body, a major building block and often described as the glue holding you together. This all leads to a tighter neck and jaw line and a more refreshed appearance without invasive surgery.
During the procedure, a small tube, called a cannula, is inserted under the skin to effectively deliver the RF energy. This also allows the RF energy to be targeted to very specific areas on the face and neck, heating them without damaging the surrounding tissue. Thanks to the small size of the cannula, you will have no visible scarring. The procedure lasts approximately 45 minutes and can be done in only one session.
If that still makes you a little nervous, different sedatives are available to help prevent any pain and anxiety during your treatment. General anesthesia is an option if you’d like to be completely sedated. Or there’s PRO-NOX (nitrous oxide and oxygen) instead, which is like laughing gas and allows you to relax without going under full anesthesia.
After you’ve had the procedure, benefits can be seen immediately, and the results are long-lasting. And, you’ll continue to see improvement as you progress 6 and 12 months afterwards toward achieving optimal results.
As you consider FaceTite™, you’ll want to maintain your good general health, as well as stable diet and exercise plan. After the procedure, strenuous activities and exercise will be limited. You’ll want to be sure to work with your physician, Dr. Mark Hamilton, M.D., F.A.C.S., to create a treatment and recovery customized – and right – for you.
Interested to learn more? Ask us about FaceTite™ and call us in Indianapolis/Carmel at 317-614-0639 or in Greenwood at 317-210-4339.