Dr. Cole completes the procedure with only a single tiny incision. It’s so small that you won’t have a need for stitches, and no scarring will occur.
A thermal field is then created to begin stimulating the target skin. Collagen fibers tighten up, and fat dissolves. Your body responds to the heat naturally by creating new bundles of collagen.
Once complete, you are free to go home the same day.
Facetite Results and Recovery
Since Facetite is minimally invasive, you can expect little downtime compared to surgical skin tightening. Bruising and swelling typically lasts a week on average. For some, it will be less, and others might see it last longer. Compression garments and ice will help out quite a bit with controlling both swelling and bruising.
We do recommend being prepared to take up to a week off work. You will likely feel ready to work right away, but it is essential to give your body time to heal. The results will only improve if you give yourself rest. So, even if you feel like the swelling is gone after a single day, take it easy.
Once the swelling goes down, you should see immediate results. The good news is, your results will continue to develop for the next few months. As your body produces more collagen, you will see continued tightening and contouring. For many patients, they see improvement well into a full year after treatment.
How Long Do Results Last?
The FDA has approved Facetite results for about one year. However, this is only the minimum. Many patients report seeing results for closer to 3-5 years.
In comparison, a surgical facelift tends to provide 8-10 years of visible results.
Am I a Candidate?
Facetite is open to a broad group of people. Best results are usually seen in candidates between the ages of 30-60 years. Candidates may be experiencing moderate skin sagging, but should still have skin elasticity.
Bone structure is also important. Candidates should have an underlying structure that can give shape to the newly tightened skin. There are ways around this, though, such as implants or fillers to provide the face with the needed support.
For older groups, a surgical facelift will likely provide the results they are looking for. But, in any case, it never hurts to ask. During your consultation, Dr. Cole will go over your medical history and goals to determine which procedures and treatments will provide you with the best results.
Schedule a Consultation
Accutite is an excellent option for anyone who wants to rejuvenate their appearance while still avoiding surgery. You will be able to see significant improvement in skin tightness and shape in multiple areas of your body without ever going under the knife. Don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation today with Dr. Cole, plastic surgeon in Seattle.
He will work with you to provide a personalized treatment plan that matches your unique needs and goals. Every step of the way, he and his team strive to provide a comfortable and informed experience. They are glad to answer any questions you might have along the way. Call our Silverdale location or our Sequim location at 360.613.2600.