FaceTite: Non-surgical face lift

FaceTite At A Glance

  • Best Results1+
  • Treatment Recovery3- 6 days
  • Procedure Time80 min
  • Skin SpecialistDavin Lim
  • Duration of Results2-6+ years
  • AnaestheticSedation
  • Back to Work5-8 days
  • Cost$$$$-$$$$$

FaceTite: Non-surgical face lift

FaceTite is one of many ways I tighten loose skin on the face & neck. The ideal face lifting or skin tightening treatment depends on many factors including the degree of laxity, the amount of background sun damage, your age, dermal thickness, lower face volume, ethnicity, lifestyle, downtime, budget & expectations. I employ surgical as well as non-surgical procedures to lift the face, neck, & eyelids.

FactsFacts on Facelift, Non-surgical

  • FaceTite is one of many methods I employ to tighten skin
  • Facetite uses precisely delivered radiofrequency to heat skin
  • This is a minimally invasive surgical procedure often performed in conjunction with lasers, liposuction & other forms of heating
  • I primarily employ FaceTite to treat jowls & skin laxity of the lower face & neck
  • This treatment is best suited for patients with a thicker dermal layer & mild to moderate laxity with minimal photo damage
  • Thin skin & severe laxity are best treated with surgical techniques
  • Those who have significant sun damage & wrinkles are best treated with lasers & deep chemical peels

What is FaceTite?

FaceTite is a minimally invasive procedure to tighten loose skin of the lower face & jawline. This procedure delivers precise heating through radiofrequency. This targets loose connective tissue, stimulating collagen & elastic fibers.

How does this differ from other skin tightening devices?

FaceTite is semi-invasive (the marketing term is minimally invasive). Other treatments including HIFU/Ulthera/Ultraformer III, Thermage, Pelleve , Genius, Morpheus 8, Intensif, Venus, Vivace microneedling etc…all deliver energy from the outside of the skin to the deeper dermal & subdermal layers.

FaceTite is the opposite, it delivers energy to the deeper layers using a cannula inserted directly into the treated areas. This results in better & more precise heating of the tissue to a temperature of 69 degrees. The clinical outcome is better & more predictable than with other treatments.

As this is classed as a semi-invasive procedure, FaceTite is performed by myself with the assistance of 2 nurses. The entire procedure is conducted under mild sedation.

Who is the ideal candidate for FaceTite?

The ideal profile for this procedure is mild to moderate lower face laxity, good skin quality, medium to thick dermis, aged between late 40s to 60s. 

For those who have heaviness of the lower face/double chins/ submental fullness, I often perform liposuction at the same time of skin tightening. For patients who have poor skin quality / sun damage / wrinkles & textural changes, I often perform laser resurfacing at the same time.

How long is the procedure time?

60 to 100 minutes, depending on the complexity & adjunctive procedures. I normally perform this procedure with a combination of laser resurfacing, liposuction & or fat transfer.

The procedure is conducted in our operating theaters at Cutis Medical in Taringa, Brisbane.

Davin’s Viewpoint on FaceTite RF

This is another useful minimally invasive treatment for lower face laxity. The procedure is more involved than say HIFU, Thermage or Ultraformer. The advantage of FaceTite is that I am delivering the energy source where it is required, from the inside out. This procedure is often combined with RF microneedling, & or laser resurfacing. 

The most important thing when choosing a suitable non-surgical face lifting procedure is to correctly profile the patient. FaceTite is best applied to cases that exhibit mild to moderate laxity, minimal solar damage, good lower face volume & a thicker dermal layer. Having good collagen (with minimal elastosis) is important as it allows contraction. Additionally having a thicker dermal layer allows for more forceful collagen contraction, allowing better lifting. In the majority of cases I combine either RF microneedling & or laser resurfacing to address skin quality issues.

Patients should be mindful that devices including Thermage, Ultherapy, Ultraformer, RF, RFM, & FaceTite do not correct volume deficits. In fact tightening of collagen & the fibroseptal network can even give apparent volume loss. 

Volume can only be replaced with dermal fillers & or autologous fat transfer. The biggest mistake I see in rejuvenation is that some patients only treat one element of the aging process. In the context of skin tightening, it is skin tone. Other issues such as skin quality needs to be addressed (lasers, peels). More importantly, volume replacement gives a balanced & more pleasing result.

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