Facetite™: Non-Surgical Facelift & Necklift
Non-Surgical Neck & Facelift With RF Technology
We all want to retain a healthy and youthful appearance for as long as possible — but no matter how diligent we are about sun protection and our skincare routine, we can’t fight the effects of genetics, gravity and the general aging process forever.
Maturing skin undergoes many changes, the most prominent of which are visible on your face and neck. As the years pass, collagen and elastin production slows. Your skin becomes more delicate and loses elasticity. Fine lines appear, then deeper wrinkles, then pronounced folds and creases. You may notice that there’s fat in places it never used to be or loose skin that droops down from your neck and jaw. Aging is a reality everyone faces, but thanks to innovations in aesthetic medicine, there are proven options that can turn back the clock.
Westlake Village facial plastic surgeon Dr. Tansavatdi uses FaceTite™ to tighten sagging skin and reduce unwanted fat. This advanced treatment is a noninvasive alternative to a facelift or necklift that takes less than 90 minutes to perform and delivers results that last five years or more. Please call our office at (805) 715-4996 for more information or to schedule your FaceTite™ consultation.
Serving Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Agoura Hills, Simi Valley, Malibu, Calabasas, Camarillo and Santa Barbara
How Does FaceTite™ Work?
FaceTite™ uses radiofrequency technology to refine the face and neck. This is the same technology that has been safely used in MRI machines and other medical treatments for more than 75 years. Radiofrequency energy generates a gentle heating effect when it is delivered beneath the skin. The heat safely melts fat in localized problem areas and causes the skin to contract. It also stimulates the formation of collagen, which is a key structural protein found in the skin, to ensure your skin remains tight for years after the treatment.
FaceTite™ is powered by radiofrequency-assisted liposuction (RFAL) technology to provide safer and more effective remodeling of the tissue. Like traditional liposuction, the FaceTite™ procedure involves the use of a hollow tube called a cannula to remove fat. With RFAL, radiofrequency energy is transmitted from an internal cannula to an external electrode to liquefy fat and promote collagen growth. The energy only travels through the tissue that is between the cannula and the electrode, ensuring that there is no risk of thermal injury to any surrounding areas. Additional built-in safeguards include audible feedback and real-time measurements of skin and fat temperature.
What Can FaceTite™ Accomplish?
FaceTite™ can treat any area above the shoulders with excess fat or sagging skin. Common treatment areas include:
- Turkey wattle
- Jawline and jowls
- Neck bands
- Heavy brows
- Nasolabial folds
After carefully examining your face and neck, Dr. Tansavatdi will explain how FaceTite™ can address your concerns and what type of results you should expect.
What Are the Advantages of FaceTite™?
As a nonsurgical procedure, FaceTite™ has a much shorter and more comfortable recovery period than a facelift. There are no stitches, almost no scars and minimal risk of nerve damage. The procedure is performed in our office using local anesthetic with minor sedation such as what you might receive for a colonoscopy or wisdom teeth removal, so there is also no risk of complications from general anesthesia. Unlike a facelift, FaceTite™ stimulates the formation of collagen, so your skin can remain tight for five years or more. If you’re seeking natural-looking results that refresh your look with less pain, downtime and expense than a facelift or necklift, FaceTite™ may be an ideal solution.
FaceTite™ vs. Facelift
FaceTite™ and facelift surgery are both designed to stave off and reverse the signs of aging. When you’re ready to restore the firm, smooth skin you enjoyed in your youth, which procedure is right for you?
FaceTite™ is often referred to as a “nonsurgical facelift.” It can be a great option for patients who are not candidates for surgery or who do not want to undergo a more invasive procedure. It can also be a good choice for patients who are looking to achieve subtle changes rather than a dramatic transformation.
Some patients have extensive sagging in the lower half of the face or neck. FaceTite™ does not treat the deeper tissues, so it may not deliver the degree of firming and rejuvenation required to address these issues. A facelift and/or necklift would likely provide more significant and longer-lasting results in this case.
For substantial signs of aging in both the upper and lower regions of the face, a facelift alone may be insufficient. An additional procedure, such as an eyelid lift or a brow lift, may be required to comprehensively address skin laxity and wrinkling across all areas of the face and neck. After evaluating your face and neck during a consultation, Dr. Tansavatdi will advise you if a facelift, a necklift and/or another procedure would better meet your aesthetic goals.
Who Is a Candidate for FaceTite™?
Women and men with deep lines, excess fat and loose skin on their face and neck are potential candidates for treatment with FaceTite™. FaceTite™ performed on its own may be a good solution for individuals who have mild-to-moderate sagging and localized pockets of fat, but are not yet concerned with issues in their upper face. For advanced sagging and other signs of aging, a surgical procedure may be a more appropriate choice. FaceTite™ can also be an effective “touch-up” for patients who have already had a facelift and want to maintain their results without additional surgery.
Anyone considering FaceTite™ must be in good health and have reasonable expectations for the outcome. Before any treatment, Dr. Tansavatdi will meet with you in a consultation to review your concerns and goals, medical history and suitability for the procedure.
FaceTite™ Procedure Details
FaceTite™ is performed using a special handpiece that enables Dr. Tansavatdi to contract and contour the tissues under your skin in a way that is safe and flatters your face. Local anesthetic or minor sedation will be administered to keep you comfortable. Small incisions are made near the treatment area and the cannula portion of the handpiece is inserted. The device then sends radiofrequency waves through the tissue to tighten and tone the skin and melt stubborn fat. When the treatment is complete, the cannula is removed. The incisions are so small that no sutures are needed and virtually no scar is left behind.
You will be able to return home and resume your regular activities shortly after your FaceTite™ procedure is done. You may experience some swelling, tenderness and redness in the initial healing period, but these conditions are temporary. You can expect them to resolve within three to five days. Dr. Tansavatdi will advise you to wear a compression garment following your FaceTite™ treatment to minimize swelling. You will receive complete instructions that explain Dr. Tansavatdi’s recommendations for aftercare and any limitations to physical activity.
Life After FaceTite™
You will start seeing results two to three weeks after your FaceTite™ procedure. Over time, your results will get better and better as new collagen is formed and your skin grows increasingly firm and toned. Optimal results show three to six months after treatment and can continue to improve over one year. Most patients need only one FaceTite™ treatment to achieve an attractive and natural-looking outcome.
Because FaceTite™ stimulates the formation of your body’s collagen, the results are long-lasting. Your skin can remain tight for five years or more following the treatment.
Enhancing the Results of Your FaceTite™
Procedure Patients are often curious to know if FaceTite™ can be performed with other procedures. The answer is yes, absolutely! During your consultation, Dr. Tansavatdi will discuss your aesthetic goals and how to best achieve the look you desire. Many of our Westlake Village facial plastic surgery patients choose to combine FaceTite™ with other procedures to create a more youthful, rested appearance. Your personalized anti-aging treatment plan may involve other minimally-invasive or noninvasive rejuvenation treatments, such as dermal fillers or wrinkle-relaxing injections, that have been carefully selected to meet your goals. Dr. Tansavatdi can also perform FaceTite™ during a facelift for thorough rejuvenation of your appearance.
Contact Dr. Kristina Tansavatdi to Find Out if FaceTite™
Is Right for You Aging, sun damage, weight fluctuations and other factors all contribute to the development of lax skin and the accumulation of fat on the face and neck. These changes can detract from your face, make you feel self-conscious and limit your choices in clothing and makeup. FaceTite™ is a gentle radiofrequency energy treatment that addresses sagging skin and unwanted fat with minimal incisions, discomfort and downtime. Please contact Dr. Tansavatdi at (805) 715-4996 to learn more about FaceTite™ or another anti-aging procedure available in Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Camarillo and the surrounding areas of Southern California.