WHAT IS FACETITE?
FaceTite uses radiofrequency to tighten the skin on your face and remove any fat.
WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE USED FOR?
FaceTite is used to reduce the ageing effect loose skin can have on your face. It is mainly used to tighten the skin, which it does by up to 40%, although fat can easily be removed from areas such as the jowls and nasolabial folds (laugh lines). The treatment is specifically designed to treat the skin of the face without causing damage to the fat or any of the other delicate areas nearby.
WHO IS THE TREATMENT SUITABLE FOR?
It is suitable for anyone with loose, baggy skin on their face but is not suitable for anyone that is pregnant.
If you have had dermal fillers recently, we would recommend waiting for eight weeks until proceeding with FaceTite.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE PROCEDURE?
FaceTite is performed under local anaesthetic to make sure you are as comfortable as possible during the procedure. Once the anaesthetic has taken effect, Dr Maini (our senior doctor), will insert the FaceTite cannula which begins to heat the area to the required temperature using radiofrequency. The fat is then removed.
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OR RISKS?
It can be slightly uncomfortable to have the anaesthetic injected and you may have slight swelling and bruising for a few days afterwards.
WHAT RESULTS CAN I TYPICALLY EXPECT?
The tightening can usually be seen during and immediately after your procedure. Once any swelling has subsided (usually after day 3), you will be able to see the full effect. New collagen is formed underneath the skin following the procedure so your results will be long lasting.
It’s worth noting that although most patients see results immediately, in some, the results may be gradual over a three to six week period, as the skin tightens and new collagen is formed. Depending on the area treated, the skin laxity and your desired results, more than one treatment may be required, although this is rare with FaceTite.