The device works by radio frequency energy delivered to the face and neck to melt fat and tighten skin. Dr. Whitfield believes our FaceTite and Accutite treatments offer truly remarkable results, the only non-surgical results that have been found to significantly tighten skin.
We use FaceTite in Austin as a non-surgical device that operates the same as its counterpart for the rest of the body, BodyTite. Both procedures aim to help those patients who may need to transition from non-surgical treatments to surgery but would rather avoid the latter.
Our non-surgical facelift does not require general anesthesia nor an operating room. A special cream that numbs the treatment area will be applied, and Dr. Whitfield will utilize a local anesthetic in the office to perform the procedure.
The procedure itself consists of creating a very tiny incision near the treatment area so that a probe can be inserted. This incision is so small that no sutures are required after treatment, and there will be no visible scars. The probe heats the deeper layer of tissue, causing it to tighten and contract.
While Ultherapy and Thermage are two of the more popular non-invasive procedures, FaceTite is reported to be less painful and produce more dramatic results than either of them.
Depending on the size of the treatment area and the amount of tightening that needs to be done, it is recommended that only two or three, maximum, should be treated on the same day.
It would be optimal to wait until most of the primary healing is done, so about 6 months.
FaceTite results can last up to five years. This does not mean that you will look like you did before you ever had the procedure done, but the natural aging process will not have stopped in the interim. One important point is that the average results of a surgical facelift—with its pain, expense and downtime--only last approximately 10 years.
– Dr. Robert Whitfield, MD, FACS Plastic Surgeon – Austin, TX