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Delaying a Facelift with EmbraceRF

Delaying a Facelift with EmbraceRF

Sagging skin in the face can be a sure giveaway for age. Coupled with an increasing number of fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots, would-be plastic surgery patients are looking into the mirror thinking “facelift.” While in the past this may have been the answer, there is an intermediate, minimally-invasive therapy set to bridge the gap between an aging face and when a facelift is necessary.

The technology is called EmbraceRF, a combination of the FaceTite and Fractora devices. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Whitfield explains how EmbraceRF combines the power of these two technologies to tighten and rejuvenate skin, pushing the need for surgery back to a later date.

Skip The Facelift

Trends are showing that an increasing number of people want minimally-invasive procedures that don’t require long recovery times. EmbraceRF is the answer to this call when it comes to improving facial aging. “It’s a way to prevent people from getting to an actual facelift,” says Whitfield.

Losing volume in the mid face.

He says it is an effective way to improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles around the cheeks, mouth and eyes and the overall complexion of the skin, without resorting to a facelift. The procedure works by combining two minimally-invasive procedures – FaceTite and Fractora.

The EmbraceRF Components

FaceTite alone is an exciting technology already providing some of the most significant minimally-invasive skin tightening the cosmetic industry has yet seen. As part of EmbraceRF, FaceTite is utilized to affect skin tightening. The minimally-invasive device accomplishes this via a probe that is passed right under the skin, sending in energy to initiate contraction.

BodyTite demonstration.

When the skin is properly tightened, it’s then onto surface features. Fractora steps in here, “a fractional skin resurfacing and subdermal tissue coagulation device that bridges the gap between fractional lasers and surgical procedures.” Fractora is a newer, non-invasive technology aimed at skin resurfacing, the second major component of an aging face.

EmbraceRF combines these two powerful technologies in one procedure that works to restore youthfulness to a patient who isn’t ready for surgical correction.

Bringing it All Together with Skincare

EmbraceRF fits into a new world of maintenance procedures: instead of waiting until major damage and age has transpired, minimally and non-invasive devices are bridging that gap, allowing for smaller non-surgical procedures to help patients rejuvenate in their middling years.

Cleansing the face in the AM.

In terms of maintenance, a skincare regime is critical. Not only will great skincare help polish results, but also help maintain those results over time. Dr. Whitfield recommends his patients utilize the Alastin skincare line. “I use Alastin to prevent redness, decrease downtime and increase the tightening effect.”

EmbraceRF is exciting because it’s minimally-invasive, allowing a new swatch of patients to realize facial rejuvenation without resorting to a surgical facelift. Dr. Whitfield finds that offering such a procedure greatly impacts the lives of the patients who seek it. “It’s important to see how EmbraceRF helps people to help themselves,” he shares.

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