September 23, 2021

Is FaceTite an Alternative to a Facelift or Neck Lift?

There are a variety of cosmetic facial procedures that help individuals look and feel more youthful. For example, a facelift operation combined with a neck lift is perfect for addressing lower face and neck issues. Thanks to recent advancements in both technique and technology, FaceTite offers a less invasive option for addressing cosmetic concerns of the lower face and neck. The procedure is powerful, and Dr. Steele can explain how FaceTite functions as an alternative to a face or neck lift.

What is a Facelift?

A facelift is a surgical procedure that reverses aging changes of the face and neck.  The operation involves multiple, long incisions along the hairline, around the ears, and under the chin. In addition to removing excess skin, the underlying muscular support layer of the face, known as the SMAS is tightened to provide longer lasting results. Fat is also typically grafted into the face during a facelift to reverse age related fat atrophy. Additionally, with proper skin care, nutrition, and reduced stress, you could enjoy the benefits of a facelift for up to ten years.

It is important to note that compared to FaceTite, the recovery period is longer and more intense. For instance, patients typically need to take pain medications for several days following this surgery. Additionally, there will be bruising for up to 2 weeks and swelling that will take up to 3 months for full resolution. While scarring is visible, it will fade to a fine line over time. There may also be sensations like itching and tingling while the nerves recovery. A full recovery from a facelift procedure takes at least a month. Dr. Steele can further explain the basics of the facelift procedure or outline how FaceTite treatment may offer similar results, but with less recovery time.

Why Might Someone Choose FaceTite Over a Facelift?

Powerful non-surgical treatment options like FaceTite could help mitigate the scarring concerns and recovery requirements associated with a standard facelift operation. For example, this breakthrough treatment is so versatile because Dr. Steele can administer it in-office with local anesthesia. FaceTite achieves noticeable results without visible scars or a lengthy recovery.

The treatment utilizes a Radiofrequency Assisted Liposuction (RFAL) handpiece consisting of an internal cannula and an external electrode that both transmit RF energy. Advanced technology determines how much power Dr. Steele will need to melt fat tissue and tighten a patient’s skin. The handpiece also works to remove the excess fat tissue through liposuction.

FaceTite targets the lower face and neck areas, including the chin, jowls, and neck. Since the procedure only requires 5 punctures from a needle, recovery is faster, with fewer side effects than a standard facelift operation. When it comes to recovery, patients only need to wear a compression garment for three at all times and then at night for 2 weeks. Many people even return to work immediately following this brief window. Dr. Steele can further explain the technology behind a FaceTite treatment and outline exactly how it could help rejuvenate a patient’s appearance.

Contact Dr. Steele to Learn about How FaceTite is an Alternative to a Facelift

If you are looking to treat stubborn skin, reduce signs of aging, and rejuvenate your appearance, FaceTite is a powerful alternative to a facelift that could help you feel more comfortable with your appearance. If you want to learn more about the details, side-effects, or risks of this effective minimally invasive option, call our office today to schedule a consultation.