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FaceTite (Radiofrequency Assisted Lipolysis for Facial Contouring) - NYC

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Overview

Over time, the natural supply of elastin and collagen decreases, causing the skin to become less elastic and firm. Skin laxity on the face and neck can lead to fine lines, wrinkles, and facial sagging that sometimes requires surgery to correct. New York City plastic surgeon Dr. Sherrell Aston is proud to offer the latest advancements in minimally invasive techniques that help produce a tighter, smoother appearance without the need for major surgery. Our NYC plastic surgery office recently added the FaceTite system for facial contouring and refinement. This state-of-the-art technology uses radiofrequency assisted lipolysis (RFAL) to reduce and remove fat, as well as tighten the skin on certain areas of the face and neck. Approved by the FDA, FaceTite has shown to create gorgeous results with little to no scarring and minimal downtime. It is a wonderful alternative to a surgical facelift that can be discussed during your private consultation with Dr. Aston.

Best Candidates

Patients who have wrinkles, sagging skin, fine lines, and overall skin laxity may be candidates for FaceTite. Both men and women can benefit from this procedure. It is especially designed for those who are not ready for surgery or do not need a surgical procedure yet. FaceTite is designed for smaller areas, including the jowls, neck, under the eyes, as well as smaller areas of the body including the knees, the arms, inner thighs, and breasts. FaceTite is great for patients who:

  • Wish to remove stubborn areas of fat
  • Have skin laxity on the face or neck 
  • Have visible wrinkles and fine lines on the face
  • Are not ready for surgery or who want to avoid surgical scars and lengthier recovery times
  • Want to correct a double chin or jowls

What to Expect

FaceTite takes place within our plastic surgery office, using local anesthesia to help reduce any discomfort that may exist. During the procedure, a small, non-aspirating cannula is inserted under the skin. This cannula is much smaller and less powerful than the ones used during traditional liposuction. The cannula heats to a safe temperature to stimulate skin contraction and collagen. This works to produce a tighter skin appearance, and continues to work over time. Since FaceTite is a minimally invasive procedure, it leads to minimal scarring and in many cases, no scars will be evident. Our staff provides detailed post-treatment instructions for an optimal outcome.

Anticipated Results

Most patients will be able to see results right after the procedure is over, but it generally takes 6 – 12 weeks to see optimal results once the swelling subsides. Our staff will take great care after the treatment and patients will be sent home wearing a special garment that assists with compression to help with the results. Patients are able to leave after their procedure — after a few hours of rest, normal activities can be resumed. Strenuous activity like exercise should be avoided for 1 – 2 weeks.

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While traditional facelift surgery produces lasting results, it is not something that everyone is ready for when considering skin tightening and facial rejuvenation. Hold off on the surgical facelift in favor of FaceTite. We can also combine FaceTite with other nonsurgical procedures such as fillers and BOTOX® for a gorgeous outcome. FaceTite results in almost no downtime and can firm and tighten the skin, leaving your face looking younger and smoother. We invite you to call our New York City plastic surgery office today to learn more. 

* All information subject to change.