No matter how well we take care of our skin when we’re young, at some point, age-related changes are going to catch up with us. Before we know it, those fine lines, wrinkles, and lax, sagging skin become a lot more common and a lot more pronounced. Facelift surgery is one way to combat those changes so you keep on looking as youthful as you feel. But like any surgery, facelift surgery comes with risks and disadvantages, including a longer recovery time, high cost and a fair amount of discomfort. What’s more, not everyone “needs” a facelift to get the results they’re looking for.

At The Nikolov Center for Plastic Surgery, we help patients reduce the signs of aging with noninvasive “skin tightening” procedures that help tone and firm skin without incisions, surgery, or downtime. Best of all, all it takes is one treatment to see significant results.

Skin Tightening With FaceTite™ And Face Contouring™

FaceTite is one of the most effective and popular minimally-invasive procedures for toning and tightening loose, sagging skin and reducing or eliminating lines and wrinkles. Why? Because it can achieve a lot of the same skin-tightening and toning benefits of invasive surgical procedures without large incisions or major tissue damage, and without the prolonged downtime and discomfort of surgeries.

The FaceTite procedure uses a technique called radiofrequency-assisted lipolysis to gently heat underlying fat that contributes to sagging and makes skin look puffy or “pouchy.” The heat can be directed to precise areas to break down fat walls so the fat is melted away, leaving a slimmer, sleeker profile behind. At the same time, the heat from the FaceTite probe works to tighten and “shrink” the overlying skin tissue without damaging it, helping your skin conform to your new contours while also restoring tone and firmness to your face.

FaceTite and its “companion” procedure NeckTite can achieve dramatic improvement in skin sagging, offering results that are long-lasting and comparable to the results you’d get with a surgical facelift. FaceTite can be an ideal option for people with loose, sagging skin in the neck and jowl area, double chins, or deep lines and wrinkles.

The Face Contouring procedure uses the same type of technology as FaceTite, but instead of simply melting away fat, Dr. Nikolov can use the Face Contouring technique to remodel fat, manipulating the underlying fatty tissue to achieve a gentle lift and create more youthful fullness and contours in the face. Face Contouring can be a good choice for anyone who wants to enhance specific areas of lost volume in the face, including restoring a droopy jawline so your lower face and neck look slimmer and younger.

During And After Your Procedure

Both FaceTite and Embrace RF are performed as outpatient procedures, which means you can go home soon afterward. The procedures rely on tiny incisions, which means you won’t have to worry about hiding long scars. Once the treatment area is numbed, Dr. Nikolov inserts a very thin probe with a special tip that emits RF energy to heat and tighten your skin. Depending on the issues you’re addressing, the energy can also be used to “zap away” small amounts of fat that can also be causing sagging, especially in the jowl and neck areas. In the Face Contouring procedure, he’ll use special techniques to gently manipulate underlying excess fat, creating lift and contours that enhance your appearance and help restore a more youthful appearance.

Both FaceTite and Face Contouring are:

  • performed using local anesthetics — no general anesthesia required
  • non-excisional (that is, they don’t “cut away” or remove skin tissue)
  • minimally-invasive, using tiny incisions so you don’t have to worry about scarring
  • FDA-cleared technologies with a history of superior results and safety

And because both techniques use the precision of RF technology, you can expect results that are more uniform and consistent compared to other approaches, plus your treatment can be highly customized based on your goals and your facial shape.

Find Out More About FaceTite And Face Contouring

Stop thinking of sagging skin and wrinkles as a “natural” part of getting older. With FaceTite and Face Contouring, you can tighten and tone sagging skin, eliminate pockets of fact and even restore lift and contours so you look and feel great. To learn more about these procedures and other options Dr. Nikolov can use to help you look your youthful best, book an appointment online today.

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