Are you noticing the effects of aging on your skin, but want to avoid a facelift?
While facelift surgery is most effective starting in your 40’s, there is another alternative. Non-surgical facial contouring can be performed using the latest gentle energy devices to noticeably tone, firm, and slim the face, jawline, and neck. Dr. Lucas Bryant offers minimally invasive facial contouring in Nashville at Refine Plastic Surgery. Dr. Bryant can help you achieve dramatic skin improvement with safe, effective, FDA-approved treatments. Patients that cannot commit to the downtime or expense of cosmetic surgery have fallen in love with the results of non-surgical facial contouring.
Two Facelift Alternatives for Aging Skin
The following represent an important part of the non-surgical anti-aging solutions available at Refine Surgery.
RF energy gently heats the collagen and skin tissues, creating a tightening, “shrinkwrap” effect. The gentle heat stimulation tightens the tissues beneath the skin and also stimulates collagen growth and improved skin health.
Part of this non-surgical skin tightening procedure is also known as RFAL, or radiofrequency assisted lipolysis. So, what is lipolysis? Lipolysis is a term to describe the metabolic breakdown of fat. The treated fat cells break down into fatty acids and glycerol. The body then safely expels the waste product, leaving the treated area noticeably slimmer. With InMode FaceTite RF, gentle heat energy is used to destroy the targeted fat cells. It also helps to remodel the skin by reaching the fibrous layer that connects the skin to the fascia beneath it. Virtually anywhere on the face and neck with sagging skin and excess fat can be treated. Skin looks firmer and more youthful in just one treatment.
Dr. Bryant is highly-trained when it comes to performing both surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures such as FaceTite. It takes skill and experience to administer radiofrequency skin tightening the right way. As a board-certified face and neck surgeon, you can trust you are in good hands with Dr. Bryant. These treatments can be combined with liposuction when appropriate. They can also be tailored to focus on toning and improving skin quality for patients without significant excess fat.
Outfitted with the latest technology in our state-of-the-art treatment rooms, Refine offers two nonsurgical face contouring procedures that are clinically proven to work. Our facial contouring devices rely on cutting-edge technology and are backed by rigorous medical studies. Improving loose facial skin and sagging jowls while eliminating fat to reveal more youthful, chiseled facial contours are easy with FaceTite and AccuTite. The treatment is designed to correct the following cosmetic skin aging concerns:
There are no scars or incisions needed for the procedure. A local anesthetic is used to minimize discomfort.
Most patients find the treatment quite tolerable, reporting that any mild discomfort is well worth the dramatic results. Most procedures take between 30 to 60 minutes on average, depending on the size of the area to be treated.
InMode AccuTite is praised as the smallest RF device on the market today. It is an ideal match for small, hard-to-reach areas such as the chin and neck. The wand is able to get into tight curves with ease. This ensures that no area is missed, and also makes sure that only the target site is treated without disrupting skin nearby.
This neck and facial skin tightening device harness the same proven technology as FaceTite. The key difference between FaceTite and AccuTite is the latter is smaller in size. AccuTite combines lipolysis with collagen induction for a beautiful result that rivals surgical face contouring.
Both treatments provide an instant result that is visible from day one. It takes time for optimal skin retraction and collagen formation to reach its peak. The results of the treatment will continue to improve over the next six months post-treatment.
A single treatment provides dramatic results. Pairing it with complementary treatments such as neck or chin lipo as needed provides an even more defined, contoured result. The results of FaceTite last up to five years or more. Repeat treatments can be performed in the future to help maintain the results for graceful aging.
Before your procedure, you’ll meet with Dr. Bryant to discuss your options.
You may be interested in learning about a facelift, neck lift, minimally invasive skin tightening, dermal fillers for facial contouring, or some combination of procedures. RF skin tightening may also be performed with chin or neck liposuction for even more impressive results. Using his expertise, Dr. Bryant helps guide you to the appropriate treatments that best match your cosmetic concerns, budget, and tolerance for downtime. We’ll never recommend treatments that go beyond what is truly needed to achieve your goals.
As a minimally invasive procedure, the EmbraceRF and FaceTite downtime is considerably shorter than facelift surgery at just 3 to 4 days on average. Most patients can resume normal daily activities shortly after the procedure — a significant advantage compared to facelift surgery, which has a downtime of 1 to 2 weeks on average. There are no scars or incisions, so aftercare is not necessary. Temporary swelling, redness, tenderness, and bruising are the most commonly reported side effects.
Experience the transformative difference that working with Dr. Bryant can have on your life. Schedule a consultation with us in Nashville today.