FaceTite is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that uses radiofrequency assisted liposuction (RFAL) to help suction out fatty tissues while also stimulating collagen production.
Together, these effects are said to help contour your face while also tightening your skin for a more youthful appearance.
FaceTite primarily targets areas of the lower face. This includes your cheeks, chin, and jawline.
The procedure is also safe enough to use for the neck. FaceTite has been noted for providing significant results while staying minimally invasive.
A smaller version of RAFL called AccuTite may be needed if you’re looking to tighten and tone the eye and brow area. This procedure uses a smaller device.
Depending on your needs, your provider may recommend a combination of both FaceTite and AccuTite.
While not a major surgery, all cosmetic procedures can cause side effects. Possibilities include bruising, swelling, and discomfort at the site of the incisions.
However, FaceTite is said to cause fewer side effects overall compared to other types of procedures because of the small incisions used.
Less common risks of FaceTite include infection and scarring.
. bleeding that won’t stop
. oozing or pus at the site of incisions
. swelling that won’t subside after several days
. nerve damage (loss of feeling in your face)
. fever and/or chills
The cost of FaceTite varies greatly, and your overall expenses depend upon the size of the treatment area, your provider’s fees, and where you live.
Ideally, you should be at a stable weight for several months and in overall good health before undergoing this procedure. Gaining or losing weight may alter your FaceTite results, which may require you to repeat the procedure sooner.
Tell your provider about all supplements, herbs, and medications you take. They may ask you to stop taking medications that make you bleed several days before the procedure, including blood thinners and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
It’s important to find a provider who’s board-certified, and is experienced with this type of cosmetic procedure.
You may also call a few prospective providers for free consultations to see which one you feel most comfortable working with. A reputable provider will also be able to show you a portfolio of their work.
FaceTite combines radiofrequency waves with traditional liposuction.
First, your provider will apply local anesthesia to the treatment area and make a small incision. They’ll then insert a small device with electrodes to deliver radiofrequency waves that liquify fat cells.
While radiofrequency waves are emitted, a separate tube suctions out the now-liquified fat. The radiofrequency portion of the procedure has a double purpose, as the waves also help stimulate collagen fibers beneath your skin.
Your skin naturally loses collagen with age, which can in turn increase the appearance of pores, age spots, and wrinkles. Building collagen back may help make your skin look toned and smoother.
Once the procedure is complete, your provider will apply compression garments that you’ll wear home. These help to ensure your skin heals and tightens as it should.
You may go home the same day as your FaceTite procedure, but you may consider having someone drive you. It takes 1 to 2 days to recover. One study also noted that most patients undergoing the procedure went back to work after 2 days.
After a few days, you might notice smoother skin. Full results may be seen within a few months. Keep in mind that your results will vary, and you should see your provider if you’re not satisfied.
You may consider arranging transportation to and from your appointment so you don’t have to worry about driving while wearing compression face wraps.
FaceTite is designed to last for several years, and you only need one treatment at a time. To maintain a youthful appearance, you can talk to your provider about future treatments such as dermabrasion or fillers.
Depending on your needs, your provider may also recommend combining FaceTite with other procedures, such as microneedling.
Ultherapy is considered a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that also purportedly stimulates collagen and tightens your skin. Unlike FaceTite, no incisions are made. Instead, Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy via a small device applied to your face or neck.
When undergoing Ultherapy, you’ll need repeat sessions as the results wear off. As with FaceTite, there’s no downtime needed for this procedure.
Both FaceTite and Ultherapy are alternatives for a traditional facelift if you don’t want to have major surgery. In terms of results though, experts say that only a facelift can guarantee dramatic, permanent results.
With a facelift, your provider will essentially manipulate your skin and muscles by pulling tissues upwards. This procedure is more appropriate for significant sagging and deep wrinkles.
A facelift requires more incisions, so you can expect a higher risk of side effects such as pain, bleeding, and infection. Side effects from general anesthesia are also possible.