The Plastic Surgery,
Dermatology & Laser Center
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What is Facetite?
Facetite is an amazing, FDA approved, minimally invasive technology used to tighten loose skin and remove fat from the neck, submentum (area under the chin), jowls and face. Threadlifts, Ultherapy and older approaches like the Lifestyle Lift are limited in their ability to address sagging, loose or crepey skin. Kybella, Coolsculpt and Trusculpt focus solely on fat reduction without improving the appearance of the skin. Facetite has been shown to be superior to all these modalities because it can improve loose skin, facial laxity and overall facial contours by combining the power of radiofrequency energy and liposuction.
Facetite is for patients that are looking for the next step in treating facial aging without the scars and downtime associated with traditional facelifts or necklifts. Dr Kim performs Facetite as an office procedure under local anesthesia. Facetite can be done on the face alone or on the face and neck together. Also, Facetite is often combined with Morpheus 8 (radiofrequency microneedling procedure) for optimal results. The entire procedure only takes between 1.5-3 hours, depending on the areas being treated.
How Does it Work?
To prepare for the procedure the skin is thoroughly cleansed and then local anesthesia is used to numb the tissues that are being treated. Patients lie comfortably on their back during the procedure and may only need to turn their head from side to side. Once the skin is numb, a tumescent fluid of local anesthesia numbs the deeper tissues. Next, the fine Facetite device is placed underneath the skin. Using a special technique, the device is gently moved back and forth to heat both the skin and deeper tissues in a controlled fashion. This combined radiofrequency energy delivery stimulates collagen production and skin tightening. After a sufficient amount of radiofrequency energy has been delivered, a thin liposuction cannula is used to permanently remove fatty deposits along the jowl, chin, jawline and neck creating a more youthful contour.
Finally, Morpheus 8 (radiofrequency microneedling procedure) is often used to treat the more superficial skin and subdermal tissues to achieve a higher level of skin tightening.
Upon completion of the procedure, patients are placed in a neck wrap with foam padding similar to a facebra in order to help minimize swelling and bruising. The facial garment remains in place for 72 hours. Afterwards, the garment can be removed for showering. Neck wraps should be worn for two weeks while at home and at nighttime.
Shortly after the procedure, patients will notice an improvement in facial contours that will continue to improve over 2-6 months as skin tightens in response to the Facetite and Morpheus 8 radiofrquency energy.
Drawing from his extensive surgical experience and academic training, Dr. Chang Soo Kim comprehensive cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He also dedicates himself to each patient, providing personalized, uncompromised care.
Dr. Kim’s cosmetic surgery techniques enhance one’s natural beauty without appearing artificial or overdone. Committed to reconstructive surgery with best possible functional and cosmetic results, he is capable of tailoring surgery to a patient’s specific needs and expectations.
Dr. Kim recognizes that many patients want cosmetic improvements without surgery. He provides a full spectrum of injectables to improve skin and wrinkles. Offering multiple technologies for cosmetic improvement, Dr. Kim was the first doctor to offer the Scion Joule laser system to Connecticut. In addition, he offers radio frequency technology to tighten skin and melt fat on all areas of the face and body.
Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons
Medical Degree, Yale School of Medicine
Plastic Surgery Residency, Yale- New Haven Hospital
Address: 2777 Summer Street, Suite 210, Stamford, CT 06905