Posted October 31, 2018 in Non-surgical Facial Rejuvenation
Are you in your 40s or 50s, or even in your 60s, and beginning to notice your skin sagging around your eyes, cheekbones, jowls, and neckline? Are you tired of looking tired? Do you want to improve your appearance and skin quality and at the same time, tighten it? Do you want effective results without the scars, bruising, recovery, and downtime associated with facelift surgery? Dr. Stephens offers state-of-the-art treatments utilizing FaceTite™ and Fractora™ to provide tighter, smoother skin and sagging much more effectively than when compared to previous non-surgical treatments.
FaceTite™, a breakthrough in energy-based minimally invasive procedures, is the most effective facial rejuvenation treatment for contouring and tightening your lower face and neck. If you’re looking to improve your jowl area as well as the contour of your neck, this treatment effectively uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to tighten your skin and subcutaneous tissues.
How FaceTite™ Treatment Is Performed
The device uses a small probe to deliver radiofrequency (RF) energy under the skin that transmits an electrical current to the probe over the surface of the skin, creating a super high, short burst of heat energy under the skin. The subcutaneous tissues are gently heated up, but these short bursts of heat result in tightening of the skin as well as the production of the connective tissue (the collagen fiber matrix under as well as within the skin).
You may begin to see your results as early as two weeks following the treatment but continued improvement can take over the next six months for the final results.
Fractora™ is often used with FaceTite™ or used as a standalone treatment. It can dramatically improve the appearance of acne scars as well as significantly treat severe active acne. It is very effective in the reduction of deep lines and pores. It can also treat pigmentation irregularities.
How Does Fractora™ Work?
Through an electrical RF current generated through multiple microneedles, Fractora™ temporarily and briefly heats the area within the skin, stimulating the production of elastic and collagen fibers to increase skin thickness and elasticity through the natural healing process.
Fractora™ Recovery and Results
You may have some mild swelling and redness following treatment, but these usually subside within few days to a week. Multiple treatment sessions may be required depending on the extent of correction you desire and the quality of your skin being treated. Most patients undergo three treatments at six or more week intervals. Periodic maintenance treatment can be performed to maintain and improve skin quality and elasticity to keep your skin youthful and reverse the aging processes of your skin.
FaceTite™ and Fractora™ are often combined for even more significant improvement of fine lines, sagging, and pigmentation issues. The results can last from three to five years depending on the quality of the skin. While this does not provide the degree of the results of a well-done facelift nor possibly last as long as a traditional facelift would, this is more than outweighed by the short recovery time and lower level of invasiveness for many patients. It also can be used after a traditional facelift to improve residual sagging and improve the quality of the skin, as the skin quality is not changed with a facelift.
Choosing Your Doctor
Dr. Stephens has over 20 years of experience performing sophisticated and naturally refined facelifts and neck lifts as well as performing liposuction of the neck and neck contouring procedures. He has extensive experience in using energy-based treatments.
He acquired the FaceTite™ device because of its superior results that are not achieved with other devices such as Thermage® and Ulthera®. He has performed thousands of facial rejuvenation procedures using fillers for facial shaping and microfat grafting to improve facial contouring. He often combines these with FaceTite™ and Fractora™.
A pioneer in minimally invasive procedures such as the endoscopic forehead lift, which he developed with several colleagues over 20 years ago, Dr. Stephens has been dedicated to using the most cutting-edge technology available to provide his patients with the best in non-surgical facial and body rejuvenation.
If you are interested in our non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments, contact our office today at (425) 455-0444 to schedule a consultation.