Facetite is an innovative cosmetic procedure that melts fat while tightening and improving the skin’s overall appearance. Loose skin, known as skin laxity, occurs due to age, weight fluctuation, medical issues, and environmental factors.
AURAE MD in La Jolla, CA, offers Facetite treatments to clients who are interested in a minimally invasive procedure that can improve facial contours while maintaining their natural look.
Surgery may be necessary to remove sagging skin in extreme cases, but it does nothing to improve the quality of the skin or prevent more sagging in the future. Liposuction is also effective for reducing fat in targeted areas, but it can worsen skin laxity and cause post-procedural discomfort and bruising.
The Facetite treatment is not only effective for face tightening; it can be used for any small area where the skin is lax or where there is excess fat. Common treatment areas include the jowl, jawline, knees, bra line, abdomen, and double chin.
What Is Facetite?
Facetite utilizes radio-frequency (RF) thermal energy to tighten and contour the face, neck, and body. The results that are possible with Facetite were previously only available through surgery.
Facetite is one component of the Embrace RF platform which also includes Morpheus8 skin tightening and Accutite, the smallest RF device currently available.
Facetite is a safe, minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that requires only a few minor incisions. Sessions can be completed within a few hours with no overnight hospital stay required. It is an outpatient procedure, and patients go home the same day.
A small handheld device delivers radiofrequency waves to liquefy fat cells, which are removed through a separate tube. The RF waves also help to stimulate collagen fibers in the dermal layer of the skin.
The increase in collagen improves skin elasticity as well as the appearance of wrinkles, pores, age spots, and other hyperpigmentation issues. Skin looks younger, smoother, and more toned after face tightening.
What Does Facetite Treat?
This technology is effective for addressing early to moderate signs of aging for all skin types. The smaller Accutite wand makes it possible to treat delicate areas around the brow and eye.
People with deep, pronounced wrinkles and significant sagging in the skin may require surgery to meet their aesthetic goals. And only surgical procedures can guarantee permanent results. However, Facetite treatment provides long-lasting improvement to the shape and contours of your face and the tone of your skin wherever it is used.
During your pre-treatment evaluation, we can discuss concerns about your problem areas and decide whether Facetite is the best treatment to meet your aesthetic goals.
All technologies in the Facetite platform can be combined with other facial rejuvenation treatments, such as fillers. Botox, and the Y LIFT. Please ask the doctor during the evaluation about additional treatments you are considering.
Benefits of Facetite
Our patients love Facetite because it offers a non-surgical solution to maintaining the youthful look they desire. Other benefits of this treatment include:
- Minimal downtime with little aftercare and no extensive recovery required
- Customizable to treat your areas of concern, including the eye and brow area
- Long-lasting results – up to five years with the right care
- Natural results
- Up to 40% improvement in skin contraction
- No risk of visible scarring
- Fat removal without the discomfort of liposuction
- An in-office procedure
- No general anesthesia
- Minimal to zero bruising
- Less traumatic than surgery
- Natural, with no animal-based injections or toxins
Results from Facetite treatments are both immediate and gradual. You will notice a change in your appearance right away and will continue to see small changes for up to six months after treatment. This is ideal for people who want a significant improvement in their appearance but prefer not to have a dramatic change all at once.
What to Expect During Treatment
Because it is not a surgical procedure, no general anesthesia is needed. The doctor will apply a topical numbing cream to treatment areas to ensure your comfort throughout the session.
After the device is activated, the probe will be inserted into predetermined points. As the probe heats the skin with radiofrequency energy, it will melt unwanted fat into a liquid for easy removal and activate collagen production. New collagen will continue to form for up to a year after your Facetite treatment.
There is no post-surgery pain to treat or be concerned about. We will apply a compression dressing that must be worn for a few days to a few weeks depending on the treatment area. The compression dressing helps to ensure you receive optimal results.
Many patients are able to resume normal activities within 72 hours. We ask that patients have someone else drive them home. You should discuss any questions or concerns about aftercare before treatment.
Are you a Candidate for Facetite Treatment?
The best candidates for this procedure are those with skin laxity in the face or other small areas of the body. Topical solutions and healthy lifestyle choices may not be enough to provide the results you want. If you are not a candidate for surgery or other invasive procedures, Facetite may be the answer.
Learn More about Facetite Treatment
It is no longer necessary to have surgery to achieve tighter, smoother, younger-looking skin. If you have questions about Facetite, Accutite, Morpheus8, or any of the other med spa services we provide, contact AURAE MD.
We serve patients in La Jolla, CA, and the San Diego area and are happy to answer your questions and help you decide which treatments will be most effective in achieving the look you desire.