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As we age, collagen and elastin production slows down and causes the skin to crease, wrinkle, and sag. At VIP Cosmetic Surgery, we offer a nonsurgical approach to diminishing aging skin to achieve a tighter, more youthful complexion. Dr. Kenneth D. Farr works with patients throughout Hilton Head and Okatie, SC, providing FaceTite treatments to help trim years of their appearance.

What is FaceTite treatment?

FaceTite treatment is a nonsurgical procedure that utilizes radiofrequency-guided lipolysis to melt and remove unwanted fat cells from the skin. This process stimulates collagen production and firms up the skin for a brilliant, more youthful look. At VIP Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Farr develops customized treatment plans to help meet the personal needs and cosmetic goals of each patient.

Benefits of FaceTite treatment

Men and women can enjoy numerous benefits from FaceTite treatments, including:

  • MInimally invasive surgical methods

  • Minimal to no downtime

  • Highly-tailored outcomes

  • Easy and comfortable treatment sessions

  • Smoother, brighter skin

  • A lifted look around the jawline and mouth

  • Fewer signs of aging, including sagging, wrinkled skin

Am I an ideal candidate for FaceTite treatment?

Both men and women may be ideal candidates for FaceTite treatment if they:

  • Are seeking nonsurgical methods to improve their skin tone

  • Have wrinkled, creased, or sagging skin

  • Have loose skin around the eyes, mouth, jawline, chin, or neck

  • Are in good, general health

  • Have not received any cosmetic injections within the last 6 – 8 months

Dr. Farr will review your medical history and personal goals to determine if you can safely undergo FaceTite treatment. Patients who are pregnant or who have certain medical conditions may not qualify for FaceTite treatment.

How does the procedure work?

FaceTite treatments take place within the comforts of one of our private treatment rooms at VIP Cosmetic Surgery. A small dose of local anesthesia is administered to numb each treatment area. A small cannula is inserted under the skin to emit radiofrequency energy. Fat cells are targeted and destroyed while the skin contracts to stimulate collagen production. Each session lasts approximately 45 minutes, and patients may return home the same day to resume normal daily activities.

Does FaceTite treatment hurt?

Since local anesthesia is used during treatment, most patients do not experience pain. However, patients often experience temporary swelling, redness, or tenderness of the skin after their FaceTite treatment session.

How long should the swelling last after FaceTite treatment?

Typically, it will take approximately three days for swelling and redness to subside. Dr. Farr sends each patient home with a pressure garment to aid in swelling reduction and optimize recovery. If swelling persists for longer than three days, patients should contact us at VIP Cosmetic Surgery right away.

Recovery after FaceTite treatment

To optimize your recovery, Dr. Farr will send you home with a list of protocols to follow, including:

  • Eating soft foods to avoid chewing motions of the face and mouth

  • Avoiding strenuous activities for about 1 – 2 weeks

  • Maintaining a stable weight

Patients who maintain their recovery protocol may see results as soon as 3 – 8 weeks after their initial treatment.

How many treatments will I need?

The number of recommended FaceTite treatments will depend on the patient’s goals, the condition of their skin, and Dr. Farr’s professional recommendations. While some patients will notice visible results after one treatment, many patients may need multiple treatments to help reach their aesthetic goals.

Learn more about treatment and recovery for FaceTite

Schedule an appointment at VIP Cosmetic Surgery today to learn more about FaceTite treatment. Dr. Kenneth D. Farr works with patients throughout Hilton Head and Okatie, SC who strive for improved skin tone without the hassle of invasive surgery.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.