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GROWING UP MY MOTHER ALWAYS TOLD ME my skin wouldn’t always be like that. Her words “like that” gave me comfort because I was covered in acne. I pushed through every day with those words rolling through my head knowing this was only temporary and my skin would eventually improve. Thankfully, she was right, but little did I know those words meant a tradeoff. I eventually grew out of the zit stage and fell almost directly into the saggy wrinkle stage! Well, if I’m being honest it wasn’t an overnight transformation but it did happen a lot more quickly than one would ever expect.

My mom and her mother would recommend loads of moisturizer and covering yourself from the sun. My paternal grandmother would tell me to wash my face every night and keep the number of a good plastic surgeon handy. I followed their advice and anyone else’s who had what seemed to be trustworthy suggestions. Botox was helpful for a while because I only had a few forehead and crows-feet lines, I haven’t tried fillers, and a facelift is too invasive for me, but I know it is time for something more.  

I called Dr. Mark Schusterman and that’s how I came to learn about FaceTite. I wanted to look refreshed, less tired and definitely not like someone had sculpted my face with play-doh or like I had tied my pony-tail too tight. FaceTite can be used to treat any area on the face and neck with loose skin, say a double chin or jowl line for instance.

I used to make fun of my Mom because she would walk past a mirror and always say, “Hi Mom!” referring to how much she had grown…aged… into resembling her own mother. But now I can empathize because guess what I do when I look in the mirror? Yep, there they are, my beautiful mother and gorgeous grandmother. Right there. On my face. And my neck! Don’t get me wrong, it blesses my soul and fills my heart every time I’m reminded of those amazing, strong, powerful ladies that paved the way for me. BUT, I do not want their jowls.

Enter FaceTite.


FaceTite is a minimally-invasive procedure performed under local anesthesia or light sedation. Post procedure, patient can go home and resume regular activities shortly after. Wearing a compression garment is required for best results.

FaceTite provides dramatic improvement in skin laxity on the face and neck, which was previously only attainable through a surgical procedure such as a facelift. The procedure utilizes radio-frequency energy, that is minimally invasive in order to melt fat and tighten skin.

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By avoiding a facelift excisional procedure, patients will be scar free and will benefit from reduced post-procedural swelling and discomfort. This is a less traumatic process with a natural looking final result.


Results can be seen immediately, with best results noticeable after 6-12 weeks.

For more information about minimally invasive and nonsurgical aesthetic and contouring procedures designed to get you looking and feeling your best with minimal recovery and downtime visit

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Dr. Mark Schusterman
Houston Plastic Cosmetic Surgery
1200 Binz, Suite 1200
Houston, Texas 77004

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