Who Is the Best Candidate for FaceTite?September 24, 2018
FaceTite is a very promising option for men and women who want to address common signs of aging without surgery. The FDA-approved treatment can noticeably tighten skin and reduce unwanted fat for a more youthful and attractive facial appearance. However, as appealing as FaceTite is, it is not suitable for everyone. Read on as our Massachusetts facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Min S. Ahn, discusses who makes the best candidate for FaceTite treatment.
Mild to Moderate Amounts of Loose Skin and Excess Fat
A good candidate for FaceTite is someone who is bothered by mild to moderate amounts of loose skin and excess fat on the face and neck. Individuals with more significant amounts of loose skin, tissue and displaced fat are probably better suited to a surgical solution such as a mini facelift, lower facelift, and/or necklift, which lifts and tightens the deeper layers of the face.
Using radiofrequency energy, FaceTite gently heats the inner and outer layers of skin, causing the tissues to contract and triggering the body’s natural healing process. The heat also destroys fat cells, causing them to die. In the weeks and months following the procedure, the fat cells are filtered from the body and collagen regenerates. The treated area looks tighter, smoother and better defined than it did before the treatment.
FaceTite works well on nearly all skin types and skin textures.
Looking for a Minimally Invasive Solution
FaceTite is a very attractive option for individuals who want a minimally invasive solution to some of the common signs of aging. The treatment is ideal for someone who doesn’t want (or need) to undergo a surgical procedure like a facelift to accomplish their anti-aging goals, as well as someone who does not want to devote extensive downtime to recovering from surgery.
Instead of creating incisions and trimming and tightening the skin, tissues and muscles, Dr. Ahn inserts a tiny probe through a small incision under the chin, next to the jowls to deliver the radiofrequency energy.
FaceTite treatment can be performed with local anesthesia and light sedation. Patients can go home immediately after the treatment and can expect minimal downtime.
Schedule a FaceTite Consultation
The best way to know whether you are a suitable candidate for FaceTite is to sit down with a facial plastic surgeon and discuss your goals of treatment. To book a consultation with Dr. Ahn, please call or email The Aesthetic Wellness Center today.