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Facial Rejuvenation Procedures: FaceTite™ vs. Facelift
As we age, we start to notice minor changes to our appearance, from fine lines to crepe-like skin, deflation, and a loss of volume, usually in the cheeks. Over time, the changes can be more noticeable due to exposure to the sun, genetics, and other such factors and your body’s natural aging process.
Fortunately, with facial rejuvenation procedures, you can restore your youthful look and appearance. Two of the more popular options are minimally invasive FaceTite™ and facelift surgical procedures. So, which one is better for you? It really depends on your objectives and goals.
What Is FaceTite™?
FaceTite™ is a minimally invasive procedure that lifts, tightens, and stimulates collagen. Small incisions are made in key locations while under local anesthesia. RFAL (Radiofrequency Assisted Liposuction) is used in the targeted locations on the face and small areas of the body. Small heated bipolar thermal fields simultaneously melt fat and tighten skin.
For optimum results, this procedure is often paired with Morpheus8. The pairing provides the benefits of radio-frequency micro-needling that does controlled trauma to the skin to treat skin texture, fine lines, and collagen.
What Is a Facelift?
A facelift is a surgical procedure used to remove sagging skin, fat, and other age-related concerns to restore a youthful look to your face. It will not remove wrinkles or deep creases in the skin. A facelift does provide a more youthful appearance since the skin is, essentially, tightened to restore a younger-looking appearance.
Since this is considered a major surgical procedure, general anesthesia may be is used in place of local anesthesia. The surgery can take several hours to complete, and incisions are made in several locations, depending on the work being performed.
Some people opt to also include having sagging skin and fat deposits in their neck removed at the same time. They may also choose to add a brow lift, an eyelid lift, and rhinoplasty (nose surgery) to their facelift procedure since they are already getting a facelift.
In addition, there are other cosmetic procedures that address wrinkles and creases. A facelift is best paired with fat transfer and fillers to restore volume and contour to the face. A Co2 laser may also be used for skin resurfacing.
What Are Some Key Differences Between FaceTite™ and a Facelift?
One difference between FaceTite™ and a facelift procedure is FaceTite™ is only effective when there is minor rejuvenation required or when you only desire minor improvements. If you have more extensive signs of aging, then a facelift could be a good choice.
Another key difference is the recovery time needed after each procedure. With FaceTite™, recovery times are shorter and average between seven to ten days. With a facelift, recovery times are longer and can average several weeks to a month or longer, depending on the extent of work performed.
The prices of the procedures are also different. FaceTite™ is a fraction of the cost of a facelift since it is a less invasive procedure. This is why some people get FaceTite™ to refresh the look of their facelift when they start to see minor changes and a loss of tone and volume.
The results you achieve with a facelift can be noticeable immediately and are more predictable. The FaceTite™ procedure stimulates the body’s own natural collagen and elastin. As such, you will start to notice gradual differences after your procedure. Around the three-month mark you will look good—and in six months look even better.
Which Facial Rejuvenation Procedures Are Right for Me?
Deciding which facial rejuvenation procedures are right for you starts with scheduling an initial consultation at Grossman Plastic Surgery and Dr. Grossman. During your consultation, you can share your beautification objectives. Dr. Grossman will then explain what procedures would be most appropriate to help you achieve your goals. To schedule your consultation appointment with Dr. Grossman, please call 818-981-2050 today!