Your face and all of its natural beauty is one of your biggest assets. However, if age has resulted in a little saggy skin, some wrinkles and a set of jowls have left you less than satisfied with your appearance, we have an exciting new service that can help! This New technology, made available exclusively to board-certified plastic surgeons, allows Dr. Greg Ratliff at Plastic Surgery Center of Tulsa to offer patients an alternative to invasive surgery, with surgery-like results. He was one of the first surgeons to offer these procedures in a four-state region and is still among a small group of practices that have this technology available.
What is FaceTite?
FaceTite provides dramatic improvement in skin laxity on the face and neck, which was previously only attainable through a surgical procedure, such as a facelift. FaceTite utilizes minimally invasive radio-frequency assisted lipolysis to melt fat and tighten skin.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Areas Can Be Treated?
Any areas of the face and neck with saggy skin can be treated. This includes the double chin, jowl line and other areas with deep lines and loose skin.
How is this better than a facelift?
By avoiding an excisional facelift procedure, patients will be scar free and will benefit from reduced post-procedural swelling and discomfort. This is a less traumatic process than surgery, with a natual looking final result.
How Quickly will I see results?
Results can be seen immediately, with best results noticable after 6-12 weeks.
What kind of after procedure care is required?
FaceTite is a minimally invasive procedure performed under local anesthesia or light sedation. Post procedure, patients can go home and resume regular activities shortly after the procedure is complete. Wearing a compression garment is required for best results.
Benefits of FaceTite
- FaceTite's proprietary technology includes the regulation of skin temperature, impedance levels, energy monitoring and cut-off levels, resulting in a safer, more controlled procedure
- No scars
- Superior contouring
- Minimally invasive
- Focal treatment of even the smallest areas
- Real-time results, even in superficial treatment areas
Who is a Good Candidate?
FaceTite is best used for patients who are not quite ready to do a facelift, but who are experiencing loose, sagging skin, such as the jowls, and deep wrinkles in the facial and neck.
Patient who have a moderate or small amount of excess fat and skin are the most ideal for this procedure. Your surgeon will talk with you to discuss the possibility of using this procedure, which doctors are calling "Game Changing."
What to Expect
During the treatment, a small wand is inserted under the skin and it is used to heat and dissolve fat and tighten the skin. Only one treatment is needed. Results can be seen immediately and continue to improve up to three to six months following the procedure.
Before and After Examples
Before and After images provided by InMode.