How Long Is the Downtime After FaceTite Treatment?


It’s normal to experience some degree of anxiety before undergoing any new cosmetic treatment. That anxiety can be alleviated if you just have some simple information about what to expect, such as required downtime. Let’s take a look at the FaceTite treatment, what is involved, and whether you can expect any downtime.

What is FaceTite?

FaceTite is a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment that helps to melt fat and tighten skin, leading to a slimmer and more youthful appearance. It is sometimes combined with microneedling to improve results.  People in Charlotte who are noticing that their jawline isn’t strong as it used to be, a double chin, or facial sagging might find that FaceTite is right for them.

How does FaceTite work?

The procedure involves using a specialized device containing a probe that Dr. Haque will insert under your skin through a tiny hole, which minimizes scarring. A local anesthetic will be used to ensure your comfort and relaxation during your FaceTite treatment.

An external probe will attract the heat that the internal probe creates. This thermal energy will melt fat away and tighten the skin, stimulating the production of new collagen in your skin. The FaceTite treatment only takes about 45 minutes in most cases.  This can be done in one in-office treatment

People in Charlotte commonly undergo FaceTite treatment for:

  • Sagging jowls
  • Double chin
  • Lower face laxity
  • Neck skin laxity, sometimes known as “turkey neck”

Am I a good candidate for FaceTite?

Although FaceTite is appropriate for many people, it is not for everyone. FaceTite can be appropriate for those who need some help with mild-to-moderate skin laxity or small pockets of fat. Those with more significant skin sagging may find that a surgical procedure is a better choice.

FaceTite FAQ

Dr. Haque was the first to bring FaceTite to Charlotte!  Below are some frequently asked questions about the FaceTite procedure.  :

When will I notice the results?

Most FaceTite patients began noticing some slimming and tightening within about a week after their treatment, with gradual improvement for up to six months.  Because there is initial swelling and you will be wearing a compression garment, do not be alarmed if the results are not immediately apparent.  

How long will I need to wear a compression garment?

You’ll need to wear a compression garment to minimize post-procedure swelling. You need to wear it around the clock for at least three days, then nightly for about two weeks.

How can I maintain my FaceTite results?

Maintaining a consistent weight and healthy habits will help maintain the results!  Keep in mind that the aging process will continue as usual so maintaining a good diet, exercise, and skincare program will help.  To maintain your results for as long as possible, drink plenty of fluids, minimize sun exposure (and use sunscreen!), eat a healthy diet, maintain your weight, and avoid smoking.

How much downtime or recovery can I expect after my FaceTite treatment?

FaceTite is a minimally invasive treatment requiring no general anesthesia or lengthy recovery period. You will still need to arrange for someone to drive you home after your procedure.

It is normal to experience some swelling, bruising, soreness, and itchiness in the treatment area. This should dramatically improve within the first week after your treatment. You will likely have uneven skin texture for a couple of weeks due to treated skin contracting and adjusting while it is healing and remodeling.  Dr. Haque will explain your recovery to you during your consultation.

Most FaceTite patients can resume normal activities within 48 hours after their treatment. They can typically return to work within five days. The incisions normally leave minimal scars.

Are you ready to put your best face forward?

To learn more about how FaceTite can enhance your appearance, please contact “Charlotte Top Doc”, Dr. Enam Haque. Let this board-certified plastic surgeon put his training and experience to work for you and help you decide the best course of action to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. To book a consultation for any of your skincare or plastic surgery questions, contact the office of Queen City Plastic Surgery at 704-751-4595 or use our simple online form. Our conveniently located South Charlotte office welcomes patients from throughout the region.

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