Minimally invasive facial rejuvenation: FaceTite introduction

An image of the tiny probe applicator that gets inserted into the skin

Our skin texture and pigment are prone to change and damage over the years. Skin Irregularities are caused due to sun exposure, skin conditions, genetics, and age. Wrinkles, sun spots, acne, scars, etc. hinders the natural glow of the skin. This happens as vascular lesions appear as blisters and cause redness, dark patches of skin, dynamic and static wrinkles, weakening of supportive skin structure that results from the development of cellulite, loss of vibrant glow from dead skin, and clogged pores. But presently, more and more diverse array of procedures are developed, that went through intensive research and experiments, and focuses on skin rejuvenation. Although plastic surgery used to be the only approach towards skin tightening, minimally invasive FaceTite procedures use radiofrequency (RF) energy to stimulate collagen production and produce incredible results with minimal scarring,  mild pain, and no apparent bruise.  

 

FaceTite is a minimally invasive procedure that tightens the skin and tissue and triggers collagen formation on the face and neck. With minimal downtime and a short amount of time, FaceTite yields results starting from the first week after the procedure and develop within the course of six months to a year. The elasticity of the skin is regained, thanks to the increased collagen formation and elimination of excess fat under the skin. Using FDA-approved RF technology, FaceTite rebuilds the skin, lifting, and contouring areas around the face. 

 

The areas that can be targeted are:

 

Although FaceTite alone can yield incredibly visible results, FaceTite can be combined with liposuction that can help slim the lower face. 

In American culture, any cosmetic procedure stigma is unfortunately still existent. According to “The Cosmetic Surgery Stigma, An American Cultural Phenomenon?” in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery journal, the media plays a big role in perpetuating this stigma. The ideals that standardize ‘beauty is something with which one is born’, is gruesome. The media can portray the more realistic views about these choices, rather than stigmatizing cosmetic procedures. The choice to heighten self-image should be empowered rather than shaming patients. 

 

FaceTite is done using local anesthesia, therefore, the patient will be awake but won’t be able to feel the pain in the area of the incision. A tiny probe is inserted into the surface of the skin, the thermal energy is administered to the tissues of the face as an external electrode is placed above the skin to activate the process. The applicator is passed back and forth to melt the fat tissues using radiofrequency energy. The procedure typically takes an hour but can vary from patient to patient. FaceTite is an amazing option for facial rejuvenation with the least amount of pain, scarring, or exposure. 





If you have further questions about the FaceTite procedure or want to schedule an appointment, call our office at (609) 587-9944 or e-mail us at info@sleep-wellness.org.




References: 

 

https://www.shapiroplasticsurgery.com/face/inmode-facetite/ 

 

https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/skin-rejuvenation-and-resurfacing

 

https://journals.lww.com/plasreconsurg/fulltext/2014/11000/The_Cosmetic_Surgery_Stigma___An_American_Cultural.58.aspx 

 

https://drjohnburns.com/blogs/news/facetite-advanced-noninvasive-facial-rejuvenation 

 

https://www.michigancenterforcosmeticsurgery.com/inmode-face-body-treatments#facetite

Author
Anuva Nabiha Anuva is a Boston University undergraduate studying neuroscience in the premedical track. She believes in the importance of mental health in the healthcare system and wants to focus on overcoming the bias against BIPOC in medical science.

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