If you have started noticing the skin on your face, neck, and jowls start to become looser over time, you are not alone. Everyone experiences some skin laxity as they age. Collagen and elastin production both decrease over time, which means that your skin doesn’t have the support system that it had before.
While loose skin can be effectively addressed through surgical procedures such as face lifts, not everyone is a good candidate for this type of surgery. If you are looking for a less invasive option that will tighten your facial skin, you can consider discussing FaceTite with your doctor. At Zormeier Cosmetic Surgery & Longevity Center, FaceTite is one of the options we offer for facial skin tightening.
What Is FaceTite?
Facetite is a handheld device made by InMode that is used to tighten the skin in the treatment area. The device also offers some fat reduction as a secondary benefit. This treatment can tighten skin, lift the face, and reduce wrinkles. It is FDA-approved for use on facial tissues, and it can also be used on smaller parts of the body. Larger parts of the body can be treated using the BodyTite™ device.
What Causes Loose Facial Skin?
Aging is one of the most common causes of loose skin on the face. Age can affect everyone differently. Some people may experience deep nasolabial folds while others may start to see loose skin on their neck or under the chin. Other people may develop wrinkles between the brows or on the forehead.
Loose facial skin can also be the result of weight loss. After working hard to lose weight, many people are unhappy with the appearance of their face. Loss of fat in the facial area can cause the skin to sag and become prematurely lined. FaceTite may be the right solution in both situations to help restore and lift sagging skin while smoothing out lines and wrinkles.
How Does FaceTite Work?
The FaceTite device features an electrode that is placed on the exterior of the skin and a cannula that is inserted underneath the skin. During the procedure, tiny incisions are made through which the cannula is placed. Radiofrequency (RF) energy moves from the cannula to the electrode and heats the tissue that is near the cannula.
The radiofrequency energy stimulates several reactions under your skin’s surface. RF energy causes fibrous septae to contract during the treatment which can lead to immediate contouring results. The heat energy also helps to stimulate collagen production. Over the next weeks and months after the treatment, collagen production can continue in the area and decrease the laxity of your skin.
Another benefit of the FaceTite devices is that the RF energy also helps to coagulate blood vessels in the treatment area. This helps to minimize any bruising or swelling in the area as you recover from the treatment.
What Are the Benefits of FaceTite Skin Tightening?
Combined Skin Tightening and Slimming
While some treatments are either fat reduction treatments or skin tightening treatments, FaceTite can be beneficial because it provides both types of treatment. While the FaceTite device is considered first and foremost a skin-tightening device, some fat is liquified during the treatment and later absorbed by your body.
Less Invasive Option
While some people may be good candidates for facelift surgery, other individuals want more subtle changes along with a less invasive treatment. FaceTite treatments bridge the gap between non-invasive cosmetic skin tightening treatments and facelift surgery. The procedure is relatively fast and only involves three small incisions.
If you don’t mind going about your business with slight swelling in the treatment area, Facetite is considered a no-downtime or minimal-downtime treatment. Most people can tolerate the procedure well with a local anesthetic and the incisions are small enough to not be very noticeable.
No Scars After Treatment
Facelifts can sometimes come with faint scarring that may be noticeable on close inspection. But with FaceTite, you won’t have to worry about scars.
Short-Term and Long-Term Results
Most people report seeing some skin tightening immediately after the FaceTite treatment. After this, results can be continuing and long-lasting. You may have continued improvement and you may not need additional skin tightening treatments for several years after FaceTite. Results always vary from person to person, so make sure to have a consultation with a board-certified physician so that you can know what to expect in your situation.
Most people who come into our office want to look refreshed and younger without looking like they’ve had work done. FaceTite offers natural-looking contouring that refreshes rather than changes your appearance.
Areas That Can Be Treated With FaceTite
FaceTite is most often used to smooth lines, tighten skin, and reduce fat on the face. Common target areas include the neck and jawline, under the chin, in the nasolabial folds, on the cheeks, and on lines that appear on the brow or forehead. Under the direction of your doctor, it can also be used in other small body areas that are too small for the BodyTite device.
Our Skin Tightening Services in Noblesville, IN
Loose skin is often something that can’t be prevented even by having a perfect skincare routine. Weight loss, aging, and even genetics can all play into having loose skin or fatty deposits on your face. However, with FaceTite treatments, surgery isn’t your only option if you want to tighten your skin. At Zormeier Cosmetic Surgery & Longevity Center, we can discuss all of your options when you schedule a consultation with us. Reach out to us online or call our number to set up a convenient time for you.