Why Choose FaceTite over a Facelift?
As we age, our skin begins to lose collagen. This can lead to wrinkles, age spots, and even more prevalent pores across the face. You may want to address these common signs of aging if you’ve noticed lower facial sagging, a double chin, reduced jawline contour, jowls, and marionette lines.
A facelift operation combined with a neck lift is perfect for addressing lower face and neck issues, but surgery isn’t for everyone. FaceTite is a minimally invasive procedure that combines fat reduction, skin tightening, and collagen stimulation to give you a more lifted and toned appearance.
But why should you choose FaceTite over a facelift? Here’s an explanation of the two options and why Dr. Levin believes FaceTite may be the better choice.
A facelift surgically reverses visible signs of facial and neck aging
A facelift surgically reverses aging changes in the face and neck by making multiple long incisions along the hairline, around the ears, and under the chin. The procedure removes excess skin and tightens the underlying muscular support layer of the face, known as the SMAS. Fat may also be grafted into the face to reverse age-related fat atrophy.
While facelift results may last ten years, it is essential to note that compared to FaceTite, the recovery period is more extended and intense. For example, a full recovery from a facelift procedure takes at least one month. Facelift patients generally require pain medications for several days and experience bruising for up to two weeks. Swelling may take up to three months for complete resolution, and visible scarring will fade to a fine line over time.
FaceTite is a minimally invasive skin lifting and toning procedure
FaceTite is a minimally invasive procedure known as radiofrequency-assisted liposuction (RFAL). This innovative alternative to a traditional facelift procedure requires just a few small incisions and lasts approximately an hour and a half. A small handheld radiofrequency device liquefies and suctions out fat cells and stimulates collagen for a skin-tightening effect.
FaceTite is most effective on the lower face and neck by improving the appearance of:
- A double chin
- Jawline contour
- Marionette lines
- Deep nasolabial folds
- Upper lip
One of the most significant FaceTite benefits is that recovery is minimal. Most patients return to work in 4-7 days and resume regular physical activity in one week. Additionally, results are nearly immediate; the fat liquefied and removed during the procedure is gone for good. And because collagen production takes time, the skin tightening improvements continue for months. Most patients see significant results at three months, with continued improvement for up to twelve months post-procedure—FaceTite results last between five and seven years.
While FaceTite exceptionally reverses the signs of aging, it cannot stop the natural process or the ongoing collagen decrease. Dr. Levin recommends that patients maintain FaceTite results annually with non-invasive procedures, such as Morpheus8 radiofrequency microneedling.
FaceTite vs. Facelift
Both procedures can rejuvenate the face; choosing the correct method requires considering your aesthetic goals and priorities.
FaceTite is a minimally invasive procedure designed to target specific areas of the face. At the same time, a facelift is a complex surgical procedure that leads to more dramatic results, such as diminishing deeper sagging and wrinkles.
Additionally, non-surgical options like FaceTite help reduce scarring concerns and recovery requirements associated with a standard facelift. Because the procedure only requires five punctures from a needle, recovery is faster and has fewer side effects than a traditional facelift. FaceTite patients must wear a compression garment for a shorter time than facelift patients, and many return to work immediately following this brief window instead of several weeks later.
You should choose FaceTite if:
- You want to reduce downtime
- You want to avoid surgery and scarring
- You have some targeted areas you want to improve, such as the lower face
- Your aging is mild or moderate
Why Choose Dr. Flora Levin for Your FaceTite Treatment?
Dr. Flora Levin is a skilled oculofacial plastic surgeon with specialized knowledge of the face structure far beyond that of a regular plastic surgeon. This specialization helps her tailor treatments to her clients, leaving them with natural-looking facial rejuvenation. If you’re interested in FaceTite in Fairfield, CT, or would like to find out if you are a candidate, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Levin.