The first signs of aging appear on the face, neck, and jawline for most of us. Heredity, exposure to the sun, and environmental elements can all play a part in making us look older. FaceTite in Washington DC is an effective treatment that can help turn back the clock on our facial features.
FaceTite is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure. If you are reluctant to have a full facelift, yet desire to have a more youthful appearance, FaceTite can give you the toned, firmer results you are looking for.
The Science of FaceTite
This non-surgical method relies on radio frequency assisted lipolysis, or RAFL™, to target and destroy fat cells. An added benefit to this method of skin rejuvenation is the natural tightening results that follow.
The radiofrequency energy used in the procedure produces an acute inflammatory response in your face. This boosts your body’s natural healing process by stimulating the growth of collagen and elastin in the treated areas.
Good Candidates for FaceTite
If you have a mild-to-moderate amount of sagging in your face or neck, and do not want to resort to a surgical means, FaceTite may be the solution for you. There are no visible stitches or scars after a FaceTite procedure. It can also be performed effectively on all skin colors and types.
Because the procedure is incredibly precise, it can be targeted to tone small areas, such as nasolabial folds (the deep lines running from the bottom of the nose to the corners of the mouth) and skin around the mouth and eyes. If you have had a facelift in the past and are starting to notice a return of skin laxity, a FaceTite procedure in Washington DC may restore a firmer look without resorting to another surgery.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle after the procedure will give you the best, most long-lasting results. Keeping your weight stable and exercising regularly are two important ways to sustain your FaceTite progress.
The FaceTite Procedure
Performed as an outpatient procedure, a FaceTite treatment usually takes less than one hour. Recovery time is typically three to four days.
Our staff will inject localized anesthesia to numb the treatment area. Dr. Michael Somenek will make a small entry point to allow for the insertion of a thin probe under the skin and into the soft fatty tissue known as the subcutaneous adipose layer. An external probe rests on the surface of the skin. Dr. Somenek moves these probes simultaneously over the treatment area, with highly controlled radiofrequency energy passing between them. This energy liquifies fat and produces collagen.
The Washington DC FaceTite treatment can sometimes produce immediate results but most patients report seeing tightening at least within the first week after treatment. Although individual results may vary, a treatment typically lasts several years without the need for any follow-up treatments.
Making the FaceTite Decision
FaceTite is an FDA-approved procedure and is perfectly safe when performed by a Board-certified and experienced facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Somenek. Side-effects – including bruising, minor swelling, and redness – are minimal and usually diminish after a few days. In rare cases, mild numbness due to nerve bruising is possible but this dissipates over several weeks.
Depending on the specific changes you want to see, our staff may recommend liposuction with the FaceTite treatment. These two procedures work well together, pairing the extra fat elimination from liposuction with FaceTite’s skin tightening performance.
Learn How FaceTite in Washington DC Could Improve Your Appearance
Schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Somenek to discuss what you hope to get out of this procedure. Having an honest conversation about the look you desire is the best way to determine which cosmetic procedure will meet your individual goals.
Are you interested in firming up some specific areas of your face, enhancing natural contours, or simply restoring your younger look? FaceTite in Washington DC could be the right answer for you.
Check out some of our work with these before and after galleries for FaceTite.