We all have small areas where we’re showing our age. Drooping along our jawline. Smile lines running from the corners of our mouths to our noses. Sagging above and below our eyes.
To address these smaller areas, InMode has developed AccuTite™. This is a complementary procedure to FaceTite™ that we also offer at Amara Medical Aesthetics. AccuTite™ has been designed to use the same radiofrequency-assisted lipolysis as FaceTite™ but is meant for smaller areas because it delivers less energy within these smaller spaces.
AccuTite™ and FaceTite™ both provide remarkable skin tightening, fat reduction, and skin rejuvenation for our patients from across the Seattle/Bellevue area
What is AccuTite?
AccuTite™ is a contouring procedure that also provides significant skin contraction. The AccuTite™ system uses a cannula with an internal electrode that is inserted through a tiny incision. Attached to the cannula, but resting atop the skin, is a metal wand that features an external electrode. This is the same patented radiofrequency-assisted liposuction technology that debuted with BodyTite™ and then FaceTite™. The radiofrequency energy passes from the internal electrode to the external electrode, heating the fat and surrounding tissues without damaging those tissues. The liquefied fat is then suctioned away through the cannula. The RF energy that has heated the dermis layer of the skin causes the skin to contract and tighten, firming the area.
The difference with AccuTite™ is the smaller size of the cannula and internal electrode, enabling treatment of areas too small for other options.
Where can AccuTite be used?
AccuTite™ is an incredibly small device and that enables it to be effectively used by Dr. Tarbet in a variety of tight spaces that would otherwise be unable to receive treatment. We use AccuTite™ most frequently on under-eye bags, upper and lower eyelid sagging, nasolabial folds, jowls, and the knees.
But AccuTite™ can be used in a wide variety of areas:
- Upper and lower eyelids
- Nasolabial folds
- Bra line fat
- Upper arms
- Back of the hands
How does AccuTite work?
The cannula itself is very thin, about the size of a knitting needle. The treatment areas are injected with a tumescent solution common to modern liposuction. The solution consists of saline, epinephrine, and Lidocaine. This numbs the area, makes the fat easier to remove, and constricts the blood vessels for less bleeding and subsequent bruising. Next, the AccuTite™ handpiece cannula is inserted. On the tip of the cannula is an internal electrode that delivers the radiofrequency energy below the skin to liquefy the fat. Above the skin on the surface rests the other portion of the handpiece, a metal wand that serves as the external electrode. This is important because it gives the RF energy a pathway upward through the skin from the internal electrode to the external electrode. This provides the skin tightening typical to RF treatments.
While the thin cannula is delivering the RF energy below the skin to liquefy and then suction out unwanted fat, the RF energy is also pulsing upward through the skin. This is the dual benefit of FaceTite™.
Does AccuTite Require Anesthesia?
The procedure is performed with only local anesthesia to numb the areas where tiny incisions are created for the insertion of the cannula.
Is AccuTite treatment painful?
Dr. Tarbet provides local anesthetic at the incision sites, and this is coupled with oral sedation to help the patient relax. The combination keeps you comfortable during your AccuTite™ session.
Will I have recovery after AccuTite?
Like FaceTite™, AccuTite™ is deemed to be a minimally invasive procedure. Most patients can usually return to work in a couple of days. There can be some slight bruising and swelling that can linger for a couple weeks. Pain is minimal but can be managed with ibuprofen. These treatments at Dr. Tarbet’s are very easy to tolerate.
What kind of results can I expect with AccuTite?
AccuTite™ delivers both instant results and results that continue to build. The instant results are due to the liposuction portion of the procedure, as fat is removed. This isn’t the focus of AccuTite™, however. The main goal is skin tightening. The RF energy causes an immediate remodeling of the collagen across the treatment area, which tightens the skin. This result is fleeting. The real collagen results of firming, thickening skin come over the next three months as the body initiates new collagen and elastin production to “heal” the perceived wounds in the dermis. This collagen boost continues for about 6 months, and this is a permanent boost. You do need to remember, however, that your body is producing less and less collagen every year as you age. AccuTite™ helps you stay ahead of this decline.
Is AccuTite safe?
These treatments are minimally invasive, so there isn’t any concern about incisions and infection. The insertion points of the thin cannula heal within just a few days and are tiny to begin with. In fact, AccuTite™ has the smallest RF delivery device in the aesthetic world.
Beyond the minimally invasive device, to become an FaceTite/AccuTite provider, a practice needs to have extensive training and qualify through a rigorous process from the manufacturer of the system, InMode. Dr. Tarbet and her team have this training and we are an official FaceTite/AccuTite provider.
These are safe, FDA-cleared treatments at Amara Medical Aesthetics.
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