Non-Surgical Facial Skin Tightening in Baltimore
As we age, the production of collagen and elastin—two proteins that help our skin stay plump, firm and smooth—slows down, causing your skin to lose its firmness. When compounded by sun exposure, environmental pollutants, effects of gravity, and lifestyle choices such as smoking, aging skin can produce jowls, a double chin, or an unattractive turkey wattle.
Fortunately, facial plastic surgery is no longer your only option when dealing with unwanted skin laxity – non-surgical facial skin tightening is an effective way to restore a firmer, smoother, more youthful appearance with little to no downtime.
What is Facial Skin Tightening With FaceTite?
FaceTite is an innovative, non-surgical skin tightening treatment that tightens skin and reduces some areas of unwanted fat. Using radiofrequency technology, this treatment addresses skin laxity in the face/neck area, tightens loose skin, and reduces stubborn fat while providing optimal, natural-looking results. Suitable candidates for FaceTite are usually those in their late-30's to early-50's and are beginning to see mild to moderate signs of facial aging, such as sagging skin of the face and neck, unwanted fat deposits in the jowls and underneath the chin, and loss of jawline and neck definition.
How Does FaceTite Work?
FaceTite uses Radio-Frequency Assisted Lipolysis (RFAL) to heat the fat and soft tissue of the skin safely. During the procedure, Dr. Oliver will numb you, then make a small incision on the treatment site and insert the FaceTite probe (a thin metal tube that directs radiofrequency energy to the targeted tissues).
At the same time, the external component of the FaceTite device heats your skin from above. This dual-approach treatment stimulates the production of collagen deep within the skin's supportive structures and induces fat cell death, resulting in a comprehensive improvement in tone and tightness. The incision is so small that it should not leave a scar once healed.
What Areas Can Be Treated with FaceTite?
FaceTite can be used to treat any areas on the face and neck with saggy skin, including the:
Along the jawline
Periorbital region of the face (around the eyes, brows, eyelids
Nasolabial folds (lines around the nose and mouth, laugh lines)
Submental region (under chin)
Is Non-Surgical Skin Tightening Safe?
Yes, non-surgical skin tightening is safe. In fact, FaceTite is FDA-approved and considered one of the safest facial procedures – it's a minimally invasive procedure performed under local anesthesia or light sedation. Also, the FaceTite device is equipped with a sophisticated temperature-regulating feature, ensuring it operates at a consistent level of heat that is safe and effective.
How Quickly Do You See Results with Facial Rejuvenation?
Results can be seen immediately, with the best results noticeable after 6 months, and can continue to improve up to 12 months. That's because the FaceTite treatment stimulates collagen growth and fat cell death, so the results will continue to improve as collagen regenerates and skin naturally tightens.
How Long Does It Take to Recover From Non-Surgical Facial Contouring?
Due to its minimally invasive nature, recovery from FaceTite is much shorter than other cosmetic treatments. Patients can generally resume regular activities within 48 hours, returning to work in 3 – 5 days. However, you may experience the following side effects after your FaceTite treatment:
Swelling – especially on the second day after treatment; may last 7-10 days
Inflammation – usually resolving on its own within a few days
Mild numbness, usually due to bruised nerves – resolves itself within 3-4 weeks
Reverse the Signs of Aging with FaceTite Today!
If you're looking to lose years off your face but are intimidated by invasive surgeries with extensive recovery periods and potential scarring, non-invasive facial skin tightening like FaceTite is a safe and effective solution to maintain skin firmness and achieve a more toned, youthful appearance. At Total Women's Health of Baltimore, we enjoy helping our clients look and feel their best. During your aesthetics consultation at our Baltimore, MD, practice, Dr. Oliver will carefully assess your skin, discuss your specific concerns, and create a treatment plan that best suits your needs. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!