What is FaceTite™ Skin Tightening?

What is FaceTite™ Skin Tightening?

Have you noticed sagging skin or excess fat on your neck, cheeks, or jawline? FaceTite by InMode is a skin tightening and fat reduction procedure for men and women that addresses sagging skin, wrinkles, and other signs of aging. If you’re looking to lift and contour with a minimally invasive approach, FaceTite could be a good fit for you. FaceTite can restore, firm, contour, and smooth parts of the face for a more toned or youthful appearance.

A model touches her skinWhat does FaceTite address?

FaceTite is mainly used to address concerns on the lower half of the face such as the chin, cheeks, and jawline. This is often where patients will notice sagging or a loss of elasticity over time. Common concerns that can be treated with FaceTite include: jowls, lost definition along the jawline, excess fat or fullness under the chin, or loose, wrinkled skin along the neck.

Why try FaceTite?

As we get older, our skin undergoes a natural decrease in collagen and elastin, which can cause wrinkled skin, jowls, or other visual effects caused by sagging skin. If you’re noticing sagging skin under your chin, loose pockets of fat that change the appearance of your face, or other signs of aging, FaceTite could help.

How does FaceTite work?

FaceTite technology works to tighten skin and stimulate collagen production with the use of radiofrequency energy (RF). These waves help tighten the skin and activate the toning, smoothing effects of collagen formation and production.

What can I expect before and during the FaceTite procedure?

A consultation is the first step. Before your FaceTite procedure, you’ll meet with a FaceTite expert to talk about your goals, concerns, and an outline of the treatment itself. 

During treatment, local anesthesia is applied to begin, and a small incision is made to allow the insertion of a thin probe (radiofrequency device) that liquifies fat cells and triggers collagen production. The FaceTite applicator delivers focused radiofrequency (RF) energy to both the skin’s surface and the underlying tissue. We often combine liposuction with this process, in which a thin suctioning device will remove the liquified fat as part of the procedure.

Here’s a great video illustration of how FaceTite works.

Does FaceTite require surgery?

No, FaceTite itself does not require surgery, though it may be combined with liposuction to remove excess fat. At The Cosmetic Surgery Clinic, liposuction and FaceTite are generally combined as a joint treatment to maximize results. FaceTite alone is a non-surgical procedure, so the downtime is less than that of a surgical or invasive procedure. The treatment does require some small, strategically-made incisions to effectively administer radiofrequency waves. We’ll show you the details and walk you through how everything works in your initial consultation with us. 

What are the benefits of FaceTite?

Our Ontario patients love that FaceTite is a minimally invasive, non-surgical, quick recovery solution for sagging skin or problem areas.

What is FaceTite recovery like?

Since FaceTite is a non-surgical and minimally invasive procedure, it doesn’t require the long recovery times that a traditional facelift does. It’s normal to notice some bruising, swelling, or discomfort following the procedure. Most people are back to their regular schedules after a few days. You may be supplied with a compression garment to aid in healing, to support your skin as it recovers and as the treatment takes effect. You should arrange for someone to pick you up after the procedure.

What will my FaceTite results look like?

Your results will depend on the nuances of your treatment, but should be visible within several months. Since collagen production is triggered during treatment, benefits such as smoother, tighter skin may become visible in as little as a few days.

Is FaceTite right for me?

The best candidates for FaceTite are looking for a solution for mild sagging on the lower face, or fullness caused by excess fat. Women and men who have more dramatic wrinkles, folds, or sagging skin might wish to explore other treatments or procedures, or may be better suited to a traditional facelift. We’re here to discuss your options with you to find the best solution for your needs, concerns, and goals. 

Here are some other non-invasive treatments to consider: 

BELKYRA™ is a solution for excess fat, double chin, or skin laxity on the jawline or face. This non-surgical injectable treatment can help dissolve excess fat and is another solution to consider if you’re worried about excess chin fat or sagging skin.

Silhouette InstaLift® is another innovative treatment for patients looking to lift and contour skin on the face. During this procedure, our certified InstaLift experts use bioabsorbable, dissolving sutures and threads to lift and build natural collagen in the treated areas. If you have jowls or loose cheek skin, this procedure allows your practitioner to smooth and elevate skin for a more youthful, fresh appearance. Wishing you could fade away those deep folds on the sides of your nose? Worried about sagging skin? Instalift threads contain tiny cone shaped knots that grip onto the soft tissues to reposition skin in a more appealing way for a smoother, lifted appearance.

FaceTite vs. a Surgical Facelift

A surgical facelift gives your surgeon the ability to more dramatically resolve concerns about loose skin, folds, or lax tissue that has lost its elasticity. This surgery elevates and lifts the supporting structures of the skin to improve the appearance of the face. During a facelift, incisions are made in the ear and hairline area to lift and tighten.  Surgery is a greater time commitment and involves longer recovery and more discomfort than a FaceTite procedure, which is minimally invasive. If you’re not sure which procedure is right for you, meet us for a consultation! Our patients love discussing their needs with us because we are a patient-centric clinic. We’re more concerned with finding you the right treatment that effectively meets your goals than we are with making money, and that’s what sets us apart. Let us help you navigate the decision-making process, and learn why our patients trust us with their care –– both surgically and with cosmetic, non-invasive procedures.

 

Read more about facelifts here.

What are the risks of FaceTite?

Your practitioner will discuss any relevant risks with you during your consultation so that you’re fully aware. FaceTite doesn’t have the same risks that surgical procedures do, and it’s our utmost priority to ensure that you’re comfortable, confident and safe at every step of the process. Rare side effects include scarring, infection or bleeding. After the treatment you’ll be well prepped on a recovery plan so that you can heal happily and healthily.

How effective is a FaceTite procedure?

Every face is different, and so is every procedure. Someone with a minimal amount of fat and sagging will experience a different result than someone whose skin has less elasticity. That’s why your consultation is so important; in it, a medical expert will discuss your goals with you and give you a clear picture of the outcome and what you can expect from your results.

Can FaceTite work on my body?

If you’re looking to target similar areas of fat or sagging skin on your body, BodyTite by InMode is also available to smooth, lift, and tone skin with radiofrequency technology. FaceTite uses similar technology but allows practitioners to treat smaller areas with greater precision and accuracy.

How much does FaceTite cost?

The price of FaceTite depends on the type of skin, the surface area and type of treatment section, your concerns and goals, and other factors. Once we determine that you’re a great candidate for FaceTite, we’ll outline the cost of the treatment and can provide you with a quote before scheduling your treatment. 

 

Can FaceTite be combined with other treatments or procedures?

Yes. We can help create a personalized strategy that targets your concerns to transform and renew your appearance. Here are some treatments that may work in tandem with FaceTite by InMode:

How can I book a FaceTite procedure in Ontario?

If you live in Waterloo, Toronto, Cambridge, Oakville, Hamilton, Guelph, or within a few hours of Kitchener, The Cosmetic Surgery Clinic could be a great place to schedule your FaceTite procedure. At TCSC you can expect thoughtful, skilled practitioners with a legacy of happy patients, great results and a wealth of education and experience. 

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Come visit The Cosmetic Surgery Clinic for a consultation and learn about whether FaceTite could be right for you.

Contact us today to book your FaceTite consultation.

 

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