Modern cosmetic medicine now offers patients effective non-surgical options that can provide impressive anti-aging results without the downtime and discomfort of a surgical facelift. Men and women who are interested in facial rejuvenation without surgery can enjoy the results of a nonsurgical facelift with a treatment known as FaceTite. At Masri Clinic in Dearborn, MI our specialists use FaceTite to perform nonsurgical facelifts. A FaceTite procedure provides near-surgical anti-aging results with minimal downtime and minimal discomfort.
What is FaceTite?
FaceTite is a minimally invasive FDA-approved skin rejuvenation treatment option. The FaceTite treatment uses a handheld device that delivers radio-frequent (RF) energy to the skin and underlying tissues to tighten and rejuvenate aging skin and facial tissues. The device is currently the best on the market for the following reasons:
- Heat settings are precisely controlled to coagulate fat and contract skin without damaging surrounding tissues
- Built in safety controls keep temperatures in a safe and effective range
The tiny needles the device is equipped with cause no visible scarring. In addition to facial rejuvenation benefits, FaceTite improves the appearance of scars and improves overall skin health. Patients who choose to have a FaceTite procedure at the Masri Clinic typically receive impressive natural rejuvenation and long-lasting results. Procedures are customized to help patients reach their individual aesthetic goals.
A FaceTite Procedure at the Masri Clinic
A FaceTite procedure is performed in the privacy of a state-approved advanced surgery center. After the patient is comfortable and ready, the specialist marks the treatment area. A local anesthetic is then administered so the patient feels no pain or discomfort.
The FaceTite device is gently placed on the treatment area. The specialist views the FaceTite monitor to ensure the proper amount of RF energy is delivered to the tissues. If heat changes need to be made, the specialist can make adjustments using the customizable heat settings. Immediately after the procedure, a cooling moisturizer is applied to the skin to calm redness and inflammation. Depending on the complexity of the procedure, total procedure time is between 1-3 hours.
A FaceTite procedure has no downtime. Patients may return home or to work shortly after their procedure. The skin may appear a bit red and start to flake in the days following treatment. Ice and a good facial moisturizer can be used to reduce these minor side effects. No pain medications should be needed. Complete healing usually takes 3-4 days.
Results start to appear just one week after the procedure and continue to improve for 6-12 months. Typically, patients appear at least several years younger after their procedure. Some look up to ten years younger. This incredible result is made possible by the combined effects of the following:
- Tighter skin and underlying tissues
- Smoother, less wrinkled skin
- Dramatic improvement in the appearance of visible scars
The effectiveness of the procedure may increase with additional sessions. Results last can last for years, depending on the patient’s lifestyle and genetics. Patients will still continue to age naturally. Maintenance procedures may be performed extend results.
Candidates for a nonsurgical facelift are men and women who would like to improve their facial aesthetics and restore youthfulness using minimally invasive treatment methods. The definitive way for patients to determine if they are candidates for the procedure is to schedule and attend an initial FaceTite consultation at the Masri Clinic. The procedure is usually only appropriate for patients with no serious medical conditions or illnesses that could possibly effect results. Patients who smoke will be encouraged to stop before and after their procedure so they can achieve optimal results.
An Initial FaceTite Consultation
An initial FaceTite consultation at the Masri Clinic is thorough and complete. Consultations normally include the following:
- A medical history review that includes previous cosmetic procedures
- A facial examination and photos for comparison purposes
- A discussion regarding the patient’s goals and expectations for treatment
A customized FaceTite procedure is created to help each patient achieve the look they want. The specialist explains every detail of the procedure and lets the patient know exactly what to expect before, during, and after the FaceTite treatment. The decision to have the procedure is left entirely up to the patient. If the patient decides to have the procedure, they will schedule it for a convenient date and time. Because of our specialists’ detailed and patient-focused approach to the initial consultation, our patients go into their procedure excited and ready to see their wonderful results.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How many treatments will I need?
At your initial consultation, your specialist will let you know how many treatments you will need. Patients seeking moderate improvements usually need 1-2.
Can FaceTite be combined with other procedures?
FaceTite may be performed as a standalone solution to combat aging or combined with facial plastic surgery and other procedures. Areas that require additional treatment can be improved with a forehead lift, eyelid surgery, neck lift, and cheek or chin implants. Patients can also enjoy the effects of dermal fillers, like Juvederm and Radiesse. Injections provide semi-permanent results that enhance facial features and further reduce signs of aging. If you are interested in a combined procedure, your specialist will work with you to create a plan that gives you the results you want.
Is FaceTite suitable for all skin tones?
With past anti-aging procedures, patients with darker skin colors were often at risk for scarring and hyperpigmentation. FaceTite uses RF energy that is directed below the skin and is thus safe for all complexions.
Is the procedure painful?
The overwhelming majority of patients experience no pain or discomfort during the procedure. This is due to the combined effects of the local anesthetic and cooling cream. Precise FaceTite RF energy controls and the skill of our specialists also play a huge role.
When can I wear start to wear makeup again?
It takes 3-4 days for complete healing. Makeup may be worn as usual at this time. Your specialist will give you helpful makeup application tips to minimize post-treatment redness.
Will I have a visible scar after my procedure?
The needles on the FaceTite device are very small. They create tiny marks that heal perfectly without forming a visible scar. No one will be able to notice you had a procedure.
Does the procedure have risks?
There are risks associated with all cosmetic surgery procedures, including FaceTite. Your specialist will explain in great detail all of the risks and the measures that are taken to reduce them. The overwhelming majority of our patients find the potential benefits of the procedure greatly outweigh the minimal risks.
How do I know if the procedure is right for me?
A FaceTite procedure is the ideal treatment option for patients who want significant anti-aging results without having to undergo an open incision procedure. At your initial consultation, you and your specialist will have an in-depth conservation. You will have the opportunity to discuss your concerns, goals, and desires. Your specialist will recommend an appropriate treatment option, which may in fact be FaceTite.
Can I see before-and-after photos?
Your specialist will show you FaceTite before-and-after photos during your initial consultation. They will carefully select photos of patients who had similar signs of aging as you. You will be able to see how FaceTite improved the patients’ appearance and gave them the look they wanted.
How do I schedule my initial consultation?
When you are ready for your initial FaceTite consultation, you may contact the Masri Clinic in Birmingham, MI, or Dearborn, MI at (866) 487-3223 or (313) 945-9800.