I Would Like to Know the Risks and Possible Side Effects of Having Facetite.

I am considering having facetite. I would like to know if it is safe and what the risks and possible side effects are.

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FaceTite Risks and Side Effects

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FaceTite is a minimally invasive radio-frequency (RF) device from InMode. The device as approved in the U.S. by the FDA may be different from that in the U.K. FaceTite can be used to tighten skin and destroy fat cells. In the hands of an experienced physician it is a safe procedure. The risks from the procedure stem from the RF energy which is heating the target tissue. Possible complications include a burn to the skin, damage to a nerve (temporary but may last months), destruction of fat tissue where volume loss is not desired. In the hands of an experienced physician with a properly selected patient, these complications can be avoided. As for side effects - bruising, swelling and discomfort are all possible side effects. I hope this was helpful - Dr. Moore.

FaceTite is safe

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FaceTite is considered one of the industry’s most advanced and safest facial rejuvenating and skin contouring procedures. FaceTite uses the same kind of radiofrequency technology used in MRIs, Thermage and other medical treatments that have been safely performed for years. FaceTite was developed to treat delicate areas of skin without causing cellular damage to tissues.

Risks are the potential for a skin burn. However, it has a dual temperature sensor that prevents this from happening. 

Michael T. Somenek, MD
Washington DC Facial Plastic Surgeon

Possible Side effects of FaceTite

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Good question! In the hands of an experienced surgeon, there should be little to no side effects. However there is the potential for small skin burns or asymmetry. 

Ernest Layton, MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

Facelift or FaceTite

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I have never heard of the term Facetite before.  It may be a cute term used for marketing purposes.   If it is non surgical, I can assure you that it doesn't work.  Make sure you go to a reputable plastic surgeon for a facelift if you are considering such surgery.

Ronald J. Edelson, MD
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

Facetite Safety

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   You should ask the plastic surgeon about this procedure.  It is also important to be realistic about what results can be expected. Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Possible Side Effects of a Facetite

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Your medical history is needed for me to give you a full description of the risks and possible side effects; but generally, the main side effects are some bleeding, scarring and possible nerve injury. Every patient is different and it is important that you seek a board-certified plastic surgeon, schedule for a consultation appointment, and ask the surgeon about the specific details of your procedure.

Facetite Procedure

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The main risks are some bleeding, scarring, and a possibility of nerve injury but that when performed properly, can be a worthwhile procedure.

Jeffrey Epstein, MD, FACS
Miami Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 145 reviews

Risks of face lift

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The main risks are bleeding, scarring, nerve injury but each situation is unique and only your surgeon knows the specific details of your procedure and should be the person commenting on questions such as this

Sam Naficy, MD, FACS
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 231 reviews


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Facetite is a procedure that uses radio frequency and claims to tighten the skin and improve skin quality. It is used to treat problems traditionally improved with chemical peels and lasers.  A facelift procedure will elevate and reposition facial muscles as well as remove excess, lax skin. Facetite is relatively safe in good hands, but you must ask if it will meet your expectations.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 43 reviews


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Without a photograph it is hard to evaluate you and see if you are a candidate for the facetite procedure. I would go to a well recommended Board Certified surgeon who practices in an accredited surgical center. Accredited facilities set the standard of care for outpatient surgery facilities. Facetite is a non surgical procedure being touted for tightening of the skin. While this may be helpful to some people depending on the aging process they may see some slight results, so this also depends on what the patients expectations and needs are. If you have a lot of laxity in the skin and some ptosis in the jowl and neck area then you probably need a facelift and there is no alternative method for this procedure. Facelift surgery when done in the skilled hands of an expert surgeon is a wonderful procedure for turning back time!

Michael Elam, MD
Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 218 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.