Will FaceTite Treatment Leave Behind Scars?
In the war against aging, our faces are usually on the front lines. Thanks to a natural loss of collagen and near-constant exposure to the sun and other elements, the earliest signs of aging – including lines, wrinkles, and loose skin – typically appear on the face. For men and women who are hoping to reverse these frustrating symptoms and achieve a more youthful look without extensive plastic surgery, FaceTite is an inviting solution. Acclaimed board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kevin Hanz and the expert team at Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery are proud to offer the revolutionary FaceTite treatment system in Dallas, TX to help patients feel more comfortable and confident about their appearance than ever before. Learn more about how FaceTite works here, including what kind of scarring you may have after treatment.
What is FaceTite?
FaceTite is a minimally invasive facial rejuvenation treatment designed to create a tighter, smoother appearance by treating loose skin, wrinkles, creases, stubborn pockets of fat, and other age-related concerns with radiofrequency-assisted lipolysis. Most commonly, FaceTite is used to address concerns in the following areas:
- Around the mouth
- Lower face
How does FaceTite work?
During a Dallas, TX FaceTite treatment, which typically takes about 45 – 60 minutes to complete, patients will lie in one of our comfortable procedure rooms. After administering a local anesthetic to numb the area, Dr. Hanz will make a tiny incision near the treatment area. A small tube – or cannula – will be inserted through the incision, and the FaceTite system will deliver precise radiofrequency energy to heat and liquefy the fat cells. As the fat cells are removed, the skin will contract. Additionally, the RF energy will ignite the production of new, healthy collagen fibers over time for even further skin tightening effects.
How long is FaceTite recovery?
Patients are able to return home almost immediately following a FaceTite procedure and can usually resume their normal activities the following day. Because post-treatment swelling, redness, or discoloration may last for a few days, some patients choose to take 1 – 2 days off of work after FaceTite. More strenuous physical activity, including exercise, should be avoided for approximately 1 – 2 weeks after FaceTite to ensure proper healing and optimal results.
Does FaceTite leave scars?
Unlike facelift surgery, which requires lengthy incisions and may result in visible scarring, FaceTite offers patients a virtually scarless facial rejuvenation solution. The incision(s) required during FaceTite are exceedingly small, and Dr. Hanz takes great care to place them strategically in locations where they can be easily concealed or disguised within the natural contours of the face. In addition, FaceTite incisions generally don’t require sutures and heal quickly on their own, further minimizing the risk of visible scarring. In fact, the majority of patients are barely able to discern the evidence of their own FaceTite procedure once the incisions have fully healed and faded, which may take about 3 – 4 weeks.
How long does it take FaceTite to work?
Most men and women notice an almost immediate improvement in their skin after FaceTite treatment, though the full results can take several weeks or months to develop as the skin continues to contract. Results should improve consistently over time as the body ramps up its production of new, healthy collagen.
How long does FaceTite last?
Fortunately, patients typically require a single FaceTite session to achieve their desired outcome, which can last for several years. It is important to keep in mind, however, that FaceTite can’t fully stop the aging process, nor can it address more severe or advanced signs of aging. For patients seeking a more dramatic transformation with even longer-lasting results, Dr. Hanz can discuss the possibility of a surgical facelift.
Looking for a scarless facelift alternative? FaceTite in Dallas, TX may be right for you!
If you are frustrated by mild to moderate signs of facial aging but aren’t quite ready for the time, expense, and invasive surgery associated with a full facelift, you may be a candidate for minimally invasive facial rejuvenation with FaceTite in Dallas, TX. Call the award-winning team at Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery to schedule your one-on-one consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kevin Hanz, and take the first step toward turning back the clock and restoring your youthful beauty today!