San Francisco FaceTite® skin tightening treatment. Non-surgical radio frequency (RF) facelift, necktite & jowl lift procedure. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of FaceTite® treatment from San Francisco’s finest skin experts at Azalasf.com.
Patients wanting to experience facial rejuvenation with minimal downtime are increasingly seeking non-surgical face lift alternatives to going under the knife. The cosmetic industry understands and caters to this demographic by launching new technologies such as FaceTite®, a minimally-invasive face-tightening treatment that promises facelift-like results without the pain, scars and recovery associated with actual surgery.
FaceTite® uses radio frequency (RF) energy to break down fat cells internally using a cannula and to stimulate surface collagen contraction in the lower face, neck and jowls with an external electrode which travels along the skin’s surface. Heat generated by the cannula coagulates blood vessels and liquefies fat with the goal of contouring the tissue. Results can take six months or longer.
Although considered minimally-invasive, FaceTite® involves having the physician make small incisions under the chin, behind the earlobe and in front of the ear. Nerve block injections are required to ensure patient comfort because the procedure can be quite painful when the probe discharges energy deep into the dermis.
Taking into account the amount of trauma delivered to skin tissues, even though considered mild by industry standards, FaceTite® seems to work primarily for individuals with only a moderate amount of skin laxity along the jawline and neck. Therefore if improving skin firmness and sagging is the end goal for patients who have advanced loosening of the skin then FaceTite® (unless combined with some other modality) will leave them disappointed.
Dr. Mosser believes that more effective technologies than FaceTite® are available to address a multitude of skin aging and laxity concerns. He’s not a big advocate of radio frequency because his own personal experience with these types of devices has led him to believe they don’t work and don’t justify the time and money spent. For patients with moderate to advanced sagging of the skin as well as wrinkles, texture issues and pigmentation, Dr. Mosser and his team of trusted clinicians have had outstanding success using the NovaThread treatment in combination with Halo laser skin resurfacing.
Halo Fractional Laser by Sciton® is the first of its kind device that offers both ablative and non-ablative skin resurfacing at the same time. The ablative wavelength targets skin at a deeper level to stimulate collagen synthesis and treat pigmentation issues such as dark spots and uneven skin tone. The second ablative Erbium laser helps to clear debris from the skin’s surface and assists with healing. The two state-of-the-art lasers work together to minimize the signs of aging, improve texture and surface imperfections with minimal downtime in as few as 1-2 sessions.
PDO NovaThreads is a non-surgical technique that uses surgical sutures for lifting and tightening the skin around the neck and jawline and for addressing mild to moderate skin laxity. The advantage of PDO NovaThreads is that they’re composed of Polydioxanone, a biocompatible material that slowly dissolves over time. Even though the threads eventually fade away, collagen synthesis in the treatment area helps with volume and firmness for up to 12-18 months. The NovaThreads procedure can be performed on its own or combined with Halo laser for a more comprehensive anti-aging treatment.
* Individual results may vary, and not guaranteed.