The minimally invasive nature and effectiveness of Facetite has made it a popular procedure for both rejuvenation and enhancement. This face-tightening procedure is the answer for those who are either interested in non-surgical rejuvenation or looking to achieve a more defined lower face and neck. The best results are achieved when performed by a highly experienced surgeon on the proper candidates.
Dr. Zhuravsky performs Facetite, Necktite, and Acutite in his Miami office, with patients from the surrounding areas of Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, and those that travel from out of state.
Below, we’ve included comprehensive information about Facetite and Necktite, but if you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact our office.
The three terms Facetite, Necktite, and Acutite all describe the same procedure, but for different areas of the face.
Facetite is an innovative facial rejuvenation procedure that uses radiofrequency to tighten the facial skin with an in-office procedure. A thin cannula is passed through a tiny needle-sized hole in the skin, emitting energy that stimulates this tightening and contraction in the desired areas. The word “Facetite” refers to the use of this technology to address the lower face, jowls, and jawline region. When performed for the neck it is called “Necktite”, and when used in other areas with a smaller cannula, such as the nasolabial folds, it is called “Acutite”.
Facetite can be used for either rejuvenation or enhancement. When used for rejuvenation, Facetite helps tighten lower facial laxity and shrink jowls. It can also be used to reduce fullness of the lower face, thereby enhancing the jawline and achieve a more tapered lower facial appearance. It is often combined with treatment of the neck (necktite) in order to obtain the most complete results.
Similar to Facetite, necktite is used for either rejuvenation or enhancement purposes. In the neck, it helps tighten the skin and reduces sagging for a more rejuvenated appearance. Necktite is also a great procedure to combine with neck liposuction, as it helps melt the fat, then tighten the skin over the area of fat reduction. Enhancement comes in the form of a more defined jaw and neckline, as there is a clear distinction between the two.
Acutite is the same technology as facetite and necktite, but using a smaller handpiece. This can be used to treat small areas of fullness such as the the nasolabial folds. It can also be applied to the eyelids and brows, but Dr. Zhuravsky does not prefer this application.
The device has two prongs. The external prong delivers heat to the surface of the skin, while the thin cannula portion delivers it to the deeper tissues. Each prong is equipped with a temperature sensor that makes sure to cut off the energy once the desired level is reached. This way we reach the ideal temperatures that are known to produce a desirable level of thermal damage that is safe but also stimulating.
There are three main types of patients that we see benefit from Facetite and necktite. The first are those with mild laxity, who are not yet candidates for a facelift. In these cases of early laxity, facetite can provide the right amount of tightening for a great result without the surgery. Although we all age at different rates and in different ways, these patients are typically in their 30’s to 40’s.
The second type of patient is one with moderate laxity who can benefit from a facelift but might not be ready to have surgery. This type of patient prefers a significant improvement without surgery, in contrast to a more substantial improvement with surgery.
The last type of patient is one with lower face and/or neck fullness who wants a skinnier lower face/neck and a more defined jawline. In these cases, we combine facetite with neck liposuction to create a more contoured shape.
It is very important to have a thorough consultation with an honest surgeon before having this procedure. Successful results are achieved when the patient’s anatomy, desires, and expectations are understood and taken into account.
As a revolutionary way to create a smoother, slimmer, more attractive facial appearance, FaceTite has changed the game when it comes to creating a youthful appearance. In addition to this, many of our Miami patients have enjoyed the following benefits from this treatment:
The overall recovery is usually described as fairly simple, but there is swelling and a compression dressing should be worn throughout the week, especially at night.
Immediately after the procedure, a compression garment is placed on the face. Patients feel numbness for several hours after the procedure, which usually wears off in the later part of the day. There may also be some muscle weakness around the mouth, similar to that seen after a dental procedure. The pain is usually described as a mild dull aching, and most patients are able to control it with just Tylenol. The following day, there may be some discomfort, but not typically require medications.
The compression garment may be removed for a few hours each day (after the first 24 hours), but we ask patients to keep it on regularly during the first week.
Some patients return to work on day 5, as long as they do not mind the cheek and neck fullness.
The small sutures are removed after a week and patients can return to their normal everyday activities. At this point, there may still be some mild fullness around the lower face and neck, but the majority of patients are socially acceptable.
The first step in getting Facetite or Necktite in Miami is to contact our practice and schedule your consultation. During this appointment, Dr. Zhuravsky will listen closely to your concerns, desires, and expectations. Based on this information and his physical assessment of your face, Dr. Z will be able to give you an honest recommendation, or at least advice to consider in your decision-making process. Patients are either good candidates where the expected results are in line with their expectations, or poor candidates, where the procedure will not be able to produce a successful outcome.
If you are a good candidate and decide to proceed, our surgical coordinator will be able to help schedule your procedure. If you are not a good candidate, Dr. Z will be able to suggest some other potential alternatives that may better suit your specific needs.
As with any procedure, upon arrival, all the standard protocols are followed to assure safety and comfort. The treatment details are reviewed and patient consent is obtained. Vital signs are measured and medical history is reviewed.
Oral medications are given to keep patients safe, comfortable, and happy, and to prevent infections. This typically includes pain medication, anxiety medication, antibiotics, and anti-nausea medication. The face is thoroughly cleansed and a marker is used to draw important landmarks.
Once the patient is at ease, we bring them into the procedure room and lay them down in a comfortable position on their back. We love memory foam pillows and supports for the neck, lower back, and knees.
The face is cleansed again, and small injections of lidocaine (numbing) are placed under the chin and just behind each ear lobe. The rest of the injections are done with a cannula through these already-numbed areas. Patients feel a brief burning, which resolves in seconds and numbs the lower face and neck. After this, patients do not feel anything more than pulling and tugging. Tiny holes, approx 5 mm long are made at these 3 locations. Dr. Z uses these 3 small openings to insert the facetite / necktite cannula underneath the skin, applying heat as he moves it along the areas of treatment. It can take anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes to cover the entire area. In many cases, Dr. Z also performs some level of liposuction in order to remove any liquidated fat from under the skin and promote faster recovery. This is done through the same tiny openings, and patients do not feel anything more than pulling and tugging. Watching our video on this procedure is perhaps the easiest way to understand the process.
After the procedure is complete, the tiny holes are closed with small sutures, and the face is wrapped with compression.
Dr. Zhuravsky is not only a board-certified facial plastic surgeon with in-depth knowledge of face and neck anatomy, but he is also highly experienced with the facetite necktite system. Dr. Z has evolved his technique with this device to produce the most significant results while maintaining safety as a top priority. Additionally, based on his experience with this system, Dr. Z is able to give patients more precise expectations of the results.
The cost of Facetite in Miami depends on several factors including the areas treated, the amount of liposuction required, and the expertise of the surgeon. Our price starts at $3500. After a thorough consultation, we can provide a quote based on your specific treatment plan.
Dr. Ruslan Zhuravsky is considered by his patients as one of the top choices for facial plastic surgery in Miami and possesses a strong passion for Facial Plastic and Cosmetic surgery. Dr. Z is dedicated to helping his patients experience the best versions of themselves with safe and effective procedures. If you’re interested in learning more about Facetite and Necktite, contact our office to schedule your consultation today.