FaceTite is a minimally-invasive procedure which serves as an alternative to traditional facelifts. It may be the ideal solution for patients who wish to rejuvenate sagging or loose facial skin but are hesitant about surgery, who are not candidates for surgery, or the degree of sagging does not warrant a large surgical procedure. The goal is to provide the rejuvenating benefits similar to a facelift with fewer and smaller incisions, a shorter recovery period, and a lower rate of adverse effects. If you want to achieve fresh and firm facial skin and are not quite ready for a facelift, contact Layton Aesthetic Plastic Surgery at our Houston office.
Factors Affecting the Appearance of Facial Skin
As skin ages, it begins to lose its firm, youthful appearance. Components such as collagen and elastin, which help maintain firmness and elasticity, start to decrease or weaken, a process known as skin laxity. This is a natural part of aging, but many factors such as the following can exacerbate laxity:
- Weather, especially overexposure to the sun
- Environmental factors, such as gravity and pollution
- Stress and anxiety
- Family history and other genetic components
- Smoking, drug use, and alcohol
- Diet, changes in body weight, and exercise
Common Visual Effects of Facial Laxity
Younger skin tends to be smooth, supple, and elastic, which means it regains its form when pushed down or squished. At about age 20, people generally start to see the early onset of face and neck skin laxity. Skin begins to wrinkle, loosen, sag, and lose elasticity. Over time, a combination of intrinsic factors, such as collagen loss, and extrinsic factors, such as sun exposure, start to reshape and blemish the skin.
Visual changes may be slight at first, but they may aggregate and become more pronounced over time. Specific differences may vary but often include:
- Increasing roughness
- Benign (non-cancerous) lesions
- Loose or drooping skin
- Bruising, scarring, and sleep marks
- A thinner, more transparent outer layer (epidermis)
FaceTite can provide safe, effective FDA-approved treatment for the effects of facial laxity. This minimally invasive procedure aims to tighten and contour drooping, sagging skin and minimize the appearance of visual markers such as blemishes, scar tissue, and benign lesions. Dr. Layton could further explain how the effects FaceTite can give you a more youthful appearance.
How FaceTite can Reduce Effects of Skin Laxity
This procedure uses radiofrequency (RF) energy, instead of a scalpel, to tighten, firm, and contour. A handheld device generates and precisely focuses the RF energy, which is delivered just underneath the skin to cause a shrinking or tightening of the area.
What Happens During the Procedure?
The treatment includes the use of several high-tech instruments, including a handheld device with an electrode that delivers targeted RF energy just below your skin through a tiny incision. As your fat cells warm up and liquefy, Dr. Layton uses a small tube to suck them out. Simultaneously, waves of RF energy stimulate collagen production, an essential part of restoring tightness and resiliency to aging skin.
Benefits of FaceTite
This FDA-approved procedure uses much smaller incisions than a traditional facelift, and it is often done without the need for general anesthesia. In most cases, the surgeon will apply only a local anesthetic for pain management. This treatment can provide many benefits over more invasive surgeries, including:
- Minimal scarring, bruising, and swelling
- A shorter recovery
- A lower rate of adverse effects
Patients who undergo FaceTite with Dr. Layton in Houston can generally return to work and other activities within two days. The results are long-lasting and are capable of providing visual improvement for five or more years to the areas of your skin that are affected by laxity. Based on current clinical data, the success rate for FaceTite rejuvenation therapy is about 95 percent, with no significant adverse effects and no follow-up treatments.
Get in Touch Right Away to Discuss Your Options for FaceTite in Houston
If you want to enhance your loose or sagging skin and get rid of wrinkles and blemishes, you may be an ideal candidate for this non-surgical, minimally invasive face sculpting and rejuvenation therapy. To learn more about your options for FaceTite in the Houston area, contact us today. Dr. Layton can explain the procedure in detail and ensure that you are fully prepared to undergo this treatment to achieve the healthy, rejuvenated skin you desire.