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Facial Rejuvenation With Embrace™

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Embrace™: Combining FaceTite™ and Morpheus8™

Dr. Stephens is highly regarded as a pioneer and innovator in utilizing minimally invasive procedures (see endoscopic brow lifts and “TEAM” procedures) as well as using advanced technologies for skin tightening in body contouring. We were among the first practices in the country to introduce proven and effective skin tightening radiofrequency (RF) technology utilizing the InMode™, FaceTite™, and Fractora™ RF Microneedling treatments in early 2018.

We now offer Embrace™, an advanced, minimally invasive facial rejuvenation treatment that combines Morpheus8™ advanced RF Microneedling with FaceTite™ (a non-surgical, minimally invasive RF probe that is placed under the skin for tightening of the face and neck). This has been shown to take facial contouring to another level, exceeding other minimally and non-invasive procedures. We are the first practice to introduce Embrace™ to the Northwest.

Model looking at the face in a mirror

The FaceTite™ component of Embrace™ effectively “lifts” the lower face and neck by contouring the jowls and the neck through subcutaneous tightening and a variable amount of fat removal. This unique skin-tightening ability of RF differentiates FaceTite™ from the other non-invasive or minimally invasive devices, such as CoolSculpting®, TruSculpting®, KYBELLA®, and even Ulthera®, that do not produce much (if any) skin tightening. FaceTite™ safely delivers instantaneous high-temperature radiofrequency (RF) energy to the subcutaneous tissue and skin. The RF energy shrinks and produces new collagen in the subcutaneous tissues and deep skin layer. It addresses skin sagging in the chin, jowls, cheeks, and neck.

The Morpheus8™ microneedling system directly produces new collagen within the dermis of the skin through variable depths of RF microneedling. When combined with FaceTite™, the Embrace™ treatment results in the correction of the superficial sagging tissue layers, by tightening and thickening the skin and tissue network matrix beneath the skin. Morpheus8™ can tighten and improve the skin quality throughout the face and neck (we often include the decolletage). This treatment is also effective for skin tightening on the body.

Why Should I Consider Embrace™ Facial Rejuvenation?

The Embrace™ treatment is an excellent alternative to facelift surgery for the individual who is not quite ready or a candidate for a surgical facelift.

  • They may have reasonable skin quality while noticing the loss of skin tone and increasing sagging.
  • They may have undergone a so-called “Liquid Facelift” or a “thread lift,” but now disappointed that these didn’t have the desired effect and frustrated about what to do next!
  • They may have loose neck skin and a full neck.
  • They may also see deeper facial lines throughout the face and neck and sagging in the cheeks and upper face.

There several benefits to FaceTite™, which include:

  • Facelift-like results
  • Minimally invasive treatment done under light sedation
  • Stimulation of new collagen production in the skin and subcutaneous tissues
  • Short downtime and minimal pain
  • Results in as early as two weeks that continue to improve over six months to one year
  • Neck fat reduction, tissue remodeling, and significant tightening

Your Embrace™ Face Contouring Procedure:

The treatment begins by numbing the face or neck with tumescent anesthetic injections under the skin. One of the FaceTite™ electrode probes is then inserted under the skin with the other electrode along the skin’s surface. The subcutaneous probe is activated, producing instantaneous high-temperature pulses below the skin surface through an RF current that gently and effectively heats and shrinks the tissue, producing unequaled skin tightening that continues to improve for months. Following this, the Morpheus8™ treatment is then directly applied to the skin to treat the whole face, neck, and decolletage areas. It typically takes one and a half to two hours to perform the treatment based on the complexity of the treatment.

Facial Rejuvenation Patient Before & After

Embrace™ Safety:

FaceTite™ and Morpheus8™ are combined in the Embrace™ treatment—an FDA-approved procedure. The temperature is precisely monitored under and on the skin’s surface, providing instantaneous temperature feedback to the surgeon. It has a built-in automatic treatment cut-off to ensure your safety. This dual-temperature probe technology offers better control and feedback than any other device on the market.

It is essential to undergo this procedure with a properly trained and experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Stephens to ensure comfort and safety while providing effective treatment. The procedure requires artistic sensibility and good aesthetic judgment and technical expertise to ensure a superior result.

What Is the Recovery From Embrace™ Like?

Typically, the minimal downtime after an Embrace™ procedure is one to two weeks. Results can vary based on your skin type and skin aging, as well as healing factors. It is essential to follow the directions during your recovery for the best results.

You should expect some swelling and bruising in the treated areas for at least one to two weeks after the procedure. We will send you home with a compression garment to wear continuously over a few days, followed by several days at night to reduce swelling. The garment will also provide your skin with extra support while minimizing bruising and discomfort. You can also consider icing any swollen areas.

Most people return to normal activities within a few days of treatment. It is not advised to undergo any extreme physical activity for one to two weeks.

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