When to Choose FaceTite™ Treatment Over Facelift Surgery
It can be challenging to decide if cosmetic surgery is necessary if you have unwanted signs of aging. While a facelift is a common option, there are now alternatives, like FaceTite, that offer similar results with less downtime. Oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Kenneth D. Farr can address loose skin on the chin, neck, and jowls with this minimally invasive anti-aging procedure.
Do you want to look younger but are hesitant to undergo invasive surgery? If so, you may be a good candidate for FaceTite. Call VIP Cosmetic Surgery for a consultation and learn more about this revolutionary treatment. Our team in Hilton Head and Okatie, SC, will be happy to answer any of your questions.
What causes aging skin?
Loose skin is caused by a decrease in collagen and elastin, essential proteins that keep the skin looking smooth and elastic. Aging also causes the skin to thin, which can lead to sagging. Individuals who smoke, sunbathe without protection, or have a genetic predisposition to wrinkles are more likely to have loose skin. Fat pockets just below the skin can also cause your facial features to sag or droop downward.
When should I choose facelift surgery?
Facelift surgery is designed for patients with severe signs of aging in the face, neck, chin, and jowls. A facelift carefully removes excess skin and tightens the underlying muscles and tissues to improve the contours of your face. This means patients can have dramatic and noticeable results that last for years with the right aftercare.
However, it is important to know that a facelift does come with some risks. A facelift involves incisions placed in the hairline at the temple. Patients should have realistic expectations about what a facelift can achieve. They should also expect side effects, like scarring that eventually fades over time.
How does FaceTite work?
Patients who are not interested in facelift surgery should ask Dr. Farr about FaceTite. This treatment uses radiofrequency-guided lipolysis to melt away fat pockets. It also firms the skin and allows collagen to be produced at a much faster rate than normal. The result is a smoother and more youthful appearance that only gets better over time.
FaceTite involves placing a small cannula beneath the skin while the patient is under local anesthesia. Radiofrequency energy targets fat cells and cause your skin to contract. Sessions last about 45 minutes, and then patients return to normal activities by the following day. Any minor side effects, like redness and swelling, should subside after three days. While some outcomes will be seen almost immediately, greater improvements occur over the following 3 – 8 weeks.
VIP Cosmetic Surgery offers personalized anti-aging procedures to patients in Hilton Head and Okatie, SC. During an assessment with Dr. Farr, we may recommend AccuTite to address smaller and more delicate areas on the face. Ask us how this treatment can accomplish your desired results.
Get a younger look with FaceTite
Loose skin and stubborn fat pockets in the neck, chin, or jowls can be a source of embarrassment and frustration. If you are looking for a minimally invasive alternative to facelift surgery, call VIP Cosmetic Surgery to consult with oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Kenneth D. Farr. Our team in Hilton Head and Okatie, SC offers a variety of popular anti-aging treatments that can help you achieve the youthful look you desire.