One of the cardinal signs of the natural aging process is the emergence of skin laxity and increasing submental fat beneath the chin. One of the most common solutions for resolving these issues is a facelift, but for those of us who don’t want to go through such an invasive surgery, is there another option? The experts at Chetco Medical & Aesthetics in Brookings, OR are pleased to offer FaceTite, a revolutionary non-surgical facelift alternative.
What Is FaceTite?
FaceTite is most commonly referred to as the best alternative to a traditional surgical facelift because this treatment can accomplish the same goals as facelift surgery. As a minimally invasive and non-surgical treatment, there are several advantages to this treatment. For example, the treatment can be completed at a simple office appointment and there is only minimal downtime before your results become visible.
At the end of the day, this treatment is the best option for those who have moderate signs of aging who do not want to undergo invasive cosmetic surgery. This is particularly advantageous for those who are not medically qualified for surgery and those who want to target small areas of their face and neck for rejuvenation.
What Does FaceTite Treat?
The main priority of this treatment is to address skin laxity that increases during the natural aging process. Skin laxity consists of excess and loose skin, thin and dry skin, and drooping skin that weighs down the brow line, jowls, and neck. In addition to skin laxity, this treatment can also address mild to moderate amounts of submental fat beneath the chin, which is the main contributor to the appearance of a double chin.
This treatment is fairly versatile, as it can be used on virtually every area of the face, jaw, and neck, including:
- Drooping browline
- Sagging eyelids
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Cheek hollowness
- Sagging jowls
- Mild excess fat in the mid and lower face
- Skin laxity in the neck
This treatment is unique because the power of rejuvenation is placed in the patient’s hands. You get to decide where this treatment would work best for your needs and appearance goals. The ability to customize this treatment enables each patient to receive unique care tailored to their exact expectations. We are happy to work with you to create a treatment plan that will accomplish each of your appearance goals.
How Does This Treatment Work?
This is a minimally invasive treatment, which means that the treatment method will involve sub-dermal techniques. The key to this treatment is the dual handheld device, which is applied to the dermis and the sub-dermal layers at the same time; for the sub-dermal layer, a long, thin needle is inserted into the skin, while the wider device tip moves over the dermis. Both parts of the device are heated with thermal energy generated by radiofrequency technology.
Radiofrequency technology is one of the current golden standards for cosmetic treatments. Radiofrequency wavelengths emit a small amount of thermal heat, which serves to stimulate the body’s natural regenerative abilities. Specifically for this treatment, the radiofrequency technology simultaneously melts excess fat and stimulates the production of collagen to restore skin volume and firmness.
What Should You Expect From Your Treatment?
Overall, your treatment appointment will take about one hour to complete. The first portion of your treatment will consist of comfort steps, such as administering sedatives and local anesthesia to keep you comfortable for the duration of the treatment.
Once you are comfortable, the handheld treatment device will then be used to tighten and lift skin, as well as melt away small pockets of unwanted fat. This portion of the treatment involves a few carefully-placed insertions of the needle-side of the device for the sub-dermal treatment, even as the dermal portion heats the skin surface. You will not feel any significant discomfort during this treatment at any time.
What Is Recovery Like?
While a traditional facelift will take several weeks to fully recover, most patients only require one week of downtime before they are healed enough to return to most normal daily activities. One of the most important portions of your treatment will be the use of a facial compression garment, which should be worn as directed and which will encourage your body to heal correctly. We will provide you with more specific aftercare directions after your treatment appointment.
When Will You See Results?
Your initial results will be visible within two to four weeks of your treatment, depending on the amount of work that has been done and how quickly your body heals. However, the results of your treatment will be gradual, as the sub-dermal layers of your skin will continue to produce collagen at higher levels for the next several weeks. Many patients don’t see their final results until after three to six months of their treatment.
How Long Do Results Last?
Although the results of this treatment do not last for as long as a traditional facelift, the results will last for at least five years, sometimes more depending on the patient’s lifestyle choices. The vast majority of patients will enjoy the results of this treatment for three to five years at a time, particularly if the right anti-aging skincare products are used to maintain the results.
Who Is This Treatment Right For?
The ideal candidates for this treatment include any adult who is experiencing mild to moderate amounts of skin laxity and unwanted facial or neck fat. Candidates will need to attend a consultation appointment to determine their qualification for this treatment, but the vast majority of interested patients are usually qualified for this treatment.
Enjoy the Results of a Non-Surgical Facelift With FaceTite
A traditional facelift is a long and painful process, so it’s good news that you have more than one cosmetic treatment option to resolve skin laxity, drooping jowls, and unwanted excess submental fat. If you want to enjoy the results of a facelift without having facelift surgery, then FaceTite is likely the right non-surgical and minimally-invasive treatment option for you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.