Father Time visits us each year at midnight on December 31. But truth be told, most of us can look in the mirror every day and see a little glimpse of him. Time shows up on our faces in the way of drooping jowls and sagging skin. Mr. Time also makes his appearance in baggy elbows and draping knee skin, falling breasts and tummy rolls. Who invited him to the party? Make this the year you kick Father Time to the curb. Tighten your skin and turn back time with InMode FaceTite and BodyTite.
InMode FaceTite and BodyTite System
For years there has been no effective method to improve sagging skin other than by surgical means. Skin tightening systems that have been introduced have fallen short of expectations, especially the expectations of a plastic surgeon. Surgery is concise. It is predictable. Why go non-surgical if the skin tightening results are minimal? Not one to be easily sold on surgical alternatives without seeing extraordinary results, Dr. Gilbert Lee was convinced of its effectiveness when introduced to the InMode FaceTite and BodyTite system. After seeing the skin tightening action by heat contraction and the resulting shrinkage of skin, Dr. Lee became an early adopter, key opinion leader and pioneer of the scarless skin tightening revolution.
Why Scarless Surgery?
Skin sagging can begin as early as your late 30’s and definitely apparent in your 40’s. At this age, most of us feel we’re too young for plastic surgery, and at any age, surgery can be scary. Being able to tighten the jawline or flatten the stomach and even to cinch up the skin of the thighs without surgery? Now that’s attractive to most.
The Secret Behind Scarless Skin Tightening
Have you ever seen a package that has been tightly wrapped in plastic? The plastic was heated to adhere it to the contents. It was shrink wrapped. Scarless Skin Tightening with FaceTite and BodyTite uses the same concept of heat applied to tissues to cause retraction. Radio-frequency Assisted Lipolysis (RFAL) is the technical term and the action behind these skin tightening procedures. Carefully controlled radio frequency heat energy is applied to the tissues above and below the targeted area via a cannula inserted in a teeny tiny poke hole. An outside conductor relays heat to a receptor beneath the skin. As soon as the heat is applied, shrinkage occurs.
It sounds easy, but this advanced technology is reserved for plastic surgeons.
We might have to thank selfies and FaceTime for the popularity of people looking to tighten jowls and redefine the jawline. Just as communication technology is showing us our true reflection, aesthetic technology is here to improve upon it. The latest I-Phone may be on your list of resolution “gets” and FaceTite should be on your radar for a New Year new you.
The FaceTite procedure is performed under local anesthetic. Another great reason to go scarless. And unlike some competitive skin tightening procedures out there, FaceTite requires just one session. There is some associated downtime, but bruising and swelling is much less than surgical skin tightening. You will be able to see the improvement immediately and it’s the gift that keeps on giving as the tightening improves over the next 6 to 12 months.
Unfortunately, sagging skin isn’t reserved for the face. In fact, sagging skin with diminished tone is a problem all over the body, even in areas that rarely see the sun. That’s because aging itself causes elastin and collagen production to slow down, and subcutaneous tissue gets weaker as a result. The end result of this process is skin hangs, draping away from the body. This is a problem that can happen to the fittest among us, because fitness has little to do with collagen and elastin production.
We already know where we see these problems on the body! Excess skin along the bra line, excess abdominal rolls, sagging upper arms or “wings,” and hanging skin on the thighs are the most common complaints our patients have as they resist the forces of time and gravity. BodyTite goes to work on these areas in the same way as FaceTite, providing up to 36.4 percent skin surface area reduction one year after the procedure.
Tighten Up for the New Year
Resolutions aren’t easy to keep, but resolve to tighten up those sagging skin areas. You’ve got nothing to lose except jowls, tummy rolls, batwings, bra fat and baggy knees. FaceTite and BodyTite scarless skin tightening can help you tackle the new year with a new body, a more youthful look and a fresh sense of confidence. Just check your selfie.
Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa is home to InMode FaceTite and BodyTite experts Dr. Gilbert Lee, a board-certified plastic surgeon. Changes is among the first in southern California to offer scarless skin tightening. Dr. Gilbert Lee is an educator and key opinion leader on the InMode RFAL. Schedule a consultation at 858.720.1440.