Sue Curran| March 20, 2019
Do you know the FaceTite machine and what it does?
There are many and varied methods available for improving the appearance of sagging skin, double chins and jowls, but not all of them are suitable, or effective, for everyone.
Dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections are an ideal solution for many people when it comes to availing on non-invasive facial aesthetic treatments, but there are a group of people who are likely to only gain minimal benefits from these procedures and in this instance they may want to look at FaceTite treatments.
What is FaceTite?
FaceTite is a procedure that involves inserting a cannula, or long thin tube, through small incisions, under the skin. An electrode is passed over the surface of the skin and generates a focused radio frequency electrical field. This, in turn, generates heat beneath the surface of the skin, heating up the underlying tissues and causing them to firm up, tighten the skin and stimulate the production of collagen.
Ideal candidates for this treatment will be in their mid 40’s to early 50’s age group with skin that is still fairly elastic and with jowls that are just beginning to appear. This is also a great solution for those who have had previous facelifts and which to maintain a certain look without resorting to more surgery.
How long does a treatment take?
The average treatment takes from around 60 to 90 minutes.
What does a treatment entail?
Local anaesthetic is applied to the skin at the incision sites. The medical professional will make a small incision and insert the cannula underneath the skin and position it in the optimum place for best results. The radio frequencies will heat up the underlying tissues, and will allow real time reduction and 3-D sculpting and contouring to take place.
There is a safety cut off if the machine senses that the temperature of the skin is becoming too high.
The results of FaceTite procedures can be seen immediately but there will obviously be the bruising and swelling related to the treatment. The incisions are very small so should not need any stitches, but swelling may take up to 10 days to dissipate.
The skin will continue to tighten for 3 – 6 months post treatment and you should ensure that you apply sunscreen, even if only exposed to indirect sunlight, in order to avoid skin damage.
Risks and Side Effects
The treatment areas may be red once the treatment has been completed but this redness should subside within an hour or two.
Temporary swelling and bruising that should subside over the period of a week
Potential mild skin burn – whenever heat is applied to the skin there is a possibility of slight damage occurring
Mild numbness from bruised nerves is normal and should resolve in 4 – 8 weeks depending on the extent of the treatment
How long will the treatment last?
The results of a FaceTite treatment can last for up to 5 years, but to maintain results, always wear sunscreen.
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