How Firm Can Wrinkly Skin Get With FaceTite Treatment?
As we age, it's harder for our skin to produce the collagen and elastin that keep it smooth and tight.
If you've noticed loose or wrinkled skin around your neck, jowls, or chin, that's normal. And if you're troubled by its appearance and want a nonsurgical approach to achieve firmer skin, Dr. Husam Elias at the Southern California Center for Surgical Arts (SoCal Center) near Los Angeles, CA can help.
Keep reading to learn more about how Dr. Elias can firm wrinkly skin with a treatment called FaceTite.
How does FaceTite work to firm skin?
FaceTite is a state-of-the-art nonsurgical procedure that uses radiofrequency waves with liposuction to melt and dislodge cells. As the loosened fat cells are removed from the body, you'll see more chiseled facial features. FaceTite also stimulates the production of collagen to help tighten the skin in the area to give you a more youthful appearance.
During the procedure, Dr. Elias will apply a local anesthetic before inserting a tiny cannula under the skin. The device helps melt the targeted fat cells, separating them from the skin so they can be easily removed. At the same time, controlled heat is used to force the skin to contract and look tighter while promoting collagen production.
FaceTite's radiofrequency technology allows patients to achieve smoother skin without invasive surgery or extended recovery time. Each session takes around 45 minutes per treatment area.
What are some of the other benefits of FaceTite?
In addition to stimulating collagen and ridding sagging facial areas of excess skin and fat, FaceTite is also less expensive than more invasive cosmetic procedures, such as facelifts. It can contour your profile, give you a stronger jawline, tone skin, and provide long-lasting results without large incisions or extended downtime.
You'll be sent home with a compression garment but will typically only need to wear it for the remainder of the day. Most people can return to their daily routines that day after FaceTite (though vigorous activity will have to wait 1 – 2 weeks as your body continues to divert energy to the healing process).
While there may be some redness or swelling, it will usually fade within three days. It could take up to three days for any discoloration or swelling to fade.
Some results will be visible almost immediately, but you should begin to see improvements in the skin in the 3 – 8 weeks after the procedure. These results are also long-lasting (provided you don't gain or lose a significant amount of weight).
How much wrinkle reduction and skin smoothing can I get from FaceTite?
It should come as no surprise that FaceTite results are impressive but still cannot provide the same drastic results as a surgical procedure like a facelift. However, some patients have seen a reduction of laxity around the neck and chin that approaches 40 to 50% of what a facelift would provide.
Considering the lower cost and risk, the fast healing time, and the long-term results, FaceTite can be an excellent option for those who are beginning to see sagging in the lower half of the face or an increase in jowls. The procedure may also be suitable for those who want a less drastic result that doesn't suggest plastic surgery to casual acquaintances.
Get FaceTite in Los Angeles, CA
If you're looking for a minimally-invasive but long-lasting way to tighten the skin around the neck, jowls, or chin, FaceTite might be the solution for you. To learn more and see if you're a good candidate for the procedure, schedule a consultation with Dr. Husam Elias at the Southern California Center for Surgical Arts near Los Angeles, CA today.