Here at Exclusively Faces, Dr. Matthew Karen and his expert team are equipped with FaceTite, which is a minimally invasive tool that helps dial back the years by firming up sagging skin. Both men and women in the Winchester, Virginia, area have benefited from this surgery-free solution for sagging skin, and you can, too.
The skin you’re in
As you age, your skin has to battle two formidable foes: aging and gravity. Not to mention, in its role as protector of your body, your skin undergoes an enormous amount of abuse as it shields you from harmful bacteria, the elements, and anything else that can cause you harm.
When it comes to the skin on your face and neck, these areas are arguably some of the most exposed, which means they take the brunt of what the world throws at you. And the end result is years of wear-and-tear that begin to become more evident as you lose your youthful tone and firmness.
This aspect of aging is perhaps the most difficult to overcome. Your skin relies on collagen for foundational support, keeping the thin layer of fat in place that gives your face volume and lift. When your collagen production begins to slow, gravity takes over, and the fat begins to migrate downward, which is what creates hollow, sagging skin on your face and neck.
Hold on tightly
When Dr. Karen set out to research the latest laser systems for his anti-aging arsenal, he settled on SkinTite because it delivers facelift results around your jowls and neck without the need for invasive surgery. This new technology translates to no downtime and faster results, which is why our clients are giving it rave reviews.
The SkinTite system relies on radiofrequency energy, which Dr. Karen delivers through two small probes; one under your skin and one above. The probes deliver energy back and forth to each other, and this exchange heats up the fat below the surface of your skin, causing it and your skin to firm up, or coagulate. This process is called radiofrequency-assisted lipolysis (RFAL).
Before your procedure, we give you a local anesthetic for your comfort, and Dr. Karen pays close attention to the temperature levels throughout to ensure the best, most even results. All told, the RFAL procedure takes only 45 minutes, and you’re free to return home afterward.
The big reveal
After your SkinTite treatment, you’ll need to apply compresses to the treated areas for a few days to address any redness or swelling. These side effects are completely normal, so don’t be discouraged when you don’t see immediate results when you wake up the next morning. Give your skin a few days to reshape itself and even more time to respond with more collagen, which gradually adds to your overall tightening.
That said, your results are evident after your treatment because your skin is newly stretched over firmer fat, getting rid of the sagging and drooping. And it only gets better over the coming weeks as your body responds with fresher, more vibrant skin.
If you’d like to explore whether SkinTite is right for you, please give us a call. Or you can use the online scheduling tool on this website to book a consultation.