FaceTite combines fat reduction and skin tightening techniques to help contour the face for a more toned, youthful appearance. This is achieved by using radiofrequency (RF) technology to sub-dermally shrink tissue, build collagen, and melt small pockets of unwanted fat. This minimally invasive procedure effectively treats areas around the cheeks, jowls, chin, and neck and is an alternative to more complex surgeries such as facelifts.
Commonly asked questions about FaceTite
Before undertaking any procedure, you will want to be confident in your knowledge. Find the details on FaceTite here.
1. What is FaceTite?
FaceTite is a cosmetic procedure that targets sagging skin and wrinkles while melting fat and tightening the skin. By using radiofrequency and liposuction in a small device, tiny incisions are made in the skin to remodel the tissue and change the contours, leaving patients with a younger, more toned appearance.
2. Am I a good candidate for FaceTite?
FaceTite is an ideal treatment for those who have mild to moderate skin laxity on their face or neck. Good candidates have sagging skin, unwanted contours on their face, and reasonable expectations.
3. What areas can be treated with FaceTite?
FaceTite is primarily used to treat areas on the lower half of the face such as the chin, cheeks, and jawlines. FaceTite is also used to treat issues such as lost definition along the jawline, excess fat or fullness under the chin, jowls, and areas of the face affected by deep wrinkles, fine lines, and loose skin.
4. How does FaceTite work?
As we age, our skin naturally loses collagen, resulting in more visible pores, age spots, and wrinkles. FaceTite uses radiofrequency waves in conjunction with traditional liposuction to reduce the appearance of aging by liquifying fat cells and stimulating collagen fibers beneath the skin. Restoring collagen to the skin will make it appear more toned and smoother.
5. How is FaceTite performed?
Prior to the procedure, the patient undergoes light sedation or local anesthesia. The preferred surgeon will make an entry point incision on the skin’s outer layer, typically under the chin or around the earlobes. The FaceTite device will then be used to deliver radiofrequency waves to heat the laxity, tighten the tissue, and trigger collagen production beneath the skin’s surface.
6. How long does FaceTite take?
The FaceTite procedure takes approximately 60 minutes.
7. What is recovery like after a FaceTite procedure?
Following a FaceTite procedure, patients will require 3-5 days at home. Some bruising and swelling will occur during the first week. Additionally, swelling may last up to two weeks in patients who are more prone to swelling or heal slowly. However, most patients are able to resume their daily routines and exercise within a week of the procedure.
8. How soon will I see results?
The results of FaceTite will vary depending on the nuances of the treatment, but most patients can see a visible improvement in as little as one week once any swelling and/or bruising has subsided. After two to four months, optimal results are visible and continue to improve for up to a year after the initial treatment.
9. How long do results last?
The length of the results following FaceTite varies by individual. Patients typically require only one treatment, which can last anywhere from one to five years.
10. How much does FaceTite cost in Canada?
The cost of FaceTite is determined by factors such as the type of skin, the surface area being treated, and the patient’s concerns and goals. Cost can also be affected by additional factors such as the physician & their experience, as well as geographic location. In Canada, a FaceTite procedure starts at around $4,000.
11. What are the risks of FaceTite?
As with any cosmetic procedure, there are risks. Although rare, some risks include, but are not limited to:
- Persistent swelling
- Nerve damage
- Fever and/or chills
12. Is FaceTite worth it?
83/113 people who have undergone FaceTite have rated the procedure as “Worth It” (73%)