FaceTite

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Is There an Option for a Non-surgical Neck Lift?

beautiful young naked woman touching neck While we often watch for the signs of aging on the face, we eventually come to realize that the neck ages, too. Sometimes, the laxity and wrinkling on the neck worsen at a faster pace than the face and other areas of the body. This happens because the neck area generally has less fat beneath the skin to help maintain plumpness. Conversely, the problem that some people have is that the neck seems to be where fatty tissue wants to accumulate. Where there is fat and loose tissue, we see what has become known as “turkey neck.” An aging neck can be a frustrating problem, but there are solutions. Many of our patients who undergo facelift surgery also choose to incorporate a neck lift into their treatment plan. It just makes sense to treat both areas at the same time since they are adjacent. But what if you’re not quite ready for a surgical solution? Is there a way you can tighten a loose, aging neck without surgery? At Fante Eye & Face Center, there is.

FaceTite

FaceTite is a radiofrequency facial contouring procedure that focuses on the jawline and upper neck area. The radiofrequency technology used in this treatment is referred to as RFAL, radiofrequency assisted lipolysis. The way that FaceTite firms and sculpts the target area is by delivering powerful radiofrequency waves beneath the skin. This is a different approach than previous RF treatments, which penetrate through the upper layers of the skin in an attempt to acheive profound tightening and fat-melting. By entering the skin with the use of a tiny probe, the FaceTite procedure is more efficient and achieves more dramatic tissue tightening. Performed using a local anesthetic, FaceTite involves tiny nicks in the skin through which the internal probe is inserted. At the same time that this probe is delivering RF energy beneath the skin, an external probe is emitting RF from the outside. The two tips of the applicator work together to sandwich the energy in the precise layers of tissue that lay the foundation for tight, firm, youthful skin. Patients may have slight side effects like swelling, redness, or bruising that last three to four days.

Allura Laser Sculpting

The Allura Laser treatment is a highly conservative form of neck liposuction. Like FaceTite, Allura is performed using a local anesthetic. Patients report feeling zero pain. Where our previous treatment works via lipolysis, fat-melting, Allura is a liposuction technique that is streamlined and enhanced through the use of laser energy. This beneficial treatment is ideal for adults who want surgical results with minimal downtime. While there are post-treatment side effects like bruising and swelling, patients see the outstanding effects of their treatment within about 2 weeks of the procedure. Because Allura utilizes laser energy in conjunction with liposuction, the procedure eliminates fat that may be obscuring the angles of the jawline while simultaneously stimulating collagen retraction and remodeling.

A loose jawline is a common sign of aging. This problem often coincides with a double-chin and sagging neck skin. In our Denver office, we’ve got multiple ways to deal with these concerns. Having a variety of modalities allows us to customize the ideal treatment for every patient based on the findings of their comprehensive consultation and examination. To schedule your visit and learn more, contact us at 303-839-1616.

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Tightening Facial Contours Just Got Easier

An aging face looks different on everyone. Some get ever-deepening folds around the nose and mouth. Some develop a downward curve to the corners of their mouth. While facial plastic surgery can correct these concerns, nonsurgical technologies continue to prove themselves worthwhile contenders in the anti-aging arena. Double board-certified surgeon Dr. Robert Fante is as much of a fan of these nonsurgical options as he is of surgical techniques. They enable him to maintain his objective of patient-centered care with a wide range of adults who just want to look and feel their best. One of the best technologies to emerge in recent years has been the FaceTite treatment.

What is FaceTite?

FaceTite is an FDA-cleared facial rejuvenation technique that utilizes radiofrequency energy. Several other radiofrequency treatments have been developed in the past decade. The majority of them deliver radiofrequency energy through the skin. This can be appropriate in some situations, but may not be ideal for patients interested in more profound tissue rejuvenation. FaceTite is different because it delivers powerful radiofrequency beneath the skin, closer to the layer of tissue in which collagen is made. Some say that it is an alternative to a facelift or neck lift. We say that may depend on the situation, but that FaceTite certainly does have its benefits.

How it Works

The outpatient FaceTite procedure takes less than an hour. To begin, the doctor or nurse applies a topical numbing agent to the treatment area. The jawline and upper neck are the most common treatment areas. In this case, a tiny opening is made near the ear. This incision is so small that it does not require stitching to close it, nor is there a significant chance that it will result in a noticeable scar. After the numbing agent has taken effect, the incision and insertion of the internal treatment probe occur painlessly. To stimulate tissue tightening, the doctor moves the handpiece along the lower face. As this is done, the internal probe sends radiofrequency outward while an external electrode simultaneously delivers the same powerful RF energy through the skin. In this way, the layer of tissue to be tightened is sandwiched between the two sources of energy.

Because the FaceTite procedure includes the use of an internal probe, it is able to deliver higher temperatures without an increased risk of tissue damage. This is what sets FaceTite apart from other radiofrequency techniques. The internal stimulation has an immediate effect on the target layer of collagen-rich tissue and it also stimulates an ongoing process of tissue regeneration that continues for three months or longer. Typically, patients see a peak in their tissue remodeling around the three-month mark. According to clinical studies, this nonsurgical facial rejuvenation treatment can turn back the clock by 5 to 7 years.

If you are feeling the frustration of facial aging, now is a great time to take matters into your own hands. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Fante in Denver, Boulder, or Broomfield by calling ​(303) 839-1616 or completing an online form here.

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FaceTite and AccuTite: Here’s What You Need to Know

As technology has advanced, we have been treated to a number of more effective, versatile procedures for the correction of various signs of aging. FaceTite and AccuTite are prime examples. This treatment platform is quickly gaining popularity, which can lead to confusion. Are Facetite and AccuTite the same procedure? If so, why the two names? Here we discuss what you should know about this powerfully rejuvenating technology. 

Radiofrequency-Assisted Lipolysis

FaceTite and AccuTite both work using Radiofrequency-Assisted Lipolysis, RFAL for short. This sophisticated use of radiofrequency energy tightens the skin and can reduce and contour fat at the same time. Treatment is considered nonsurgical because it does not require general anesthesia or incisions. The provider does not physically reposition fat and muscle. Treatment simply delivers energy in a way that sculpts and restores a more youthful appearance. It works by heating the dermis, where collagen and elastin are made. With an influx of these chemicals, tissue repairs and remodels itself. 

So They are the Same?

Sort of. FaceTite and AccuTite are named differently because they do harbor unique properties. FaceTite is generally used on larger areas, like the jawline and neck areas, where skin gets loose and saggy. AccuTite, on the other hand, is often performed on more finite problems such as a double chin or nasolabial folds. This technique can also lift a sagging brow line. 

How to Choose

An experienced provider can help you determine which procedure is most appropriate for you. Sometimes, a patient will have both because they want to achieve more significant rejuvenation or would like to treat an area of the body as well as the face. A comprehensive consultation helps us understand what you wish to achieve and how we can help you do it. 

FaceTite and AccuTite procedures take one to two hours, depending on the size and number of treatment areas. Patients receive appropriate anesthesia and/or sedation before we begin. Topical anesthetic can take about half an hour to set in. In some cases, a local anesthetic may be injected into the skin. Post-treatment discomfort is minimal. Patients may feel tender and warm due to the heating of subcutaneous tissue. This is typically tolerable for the short time it lasts. 

Are you interested in nonsurgical skin tightening that can provide years of rejuvenation? Call our Denver office at  (303) 839-1616  to schedule your consultation.

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