It’s hard to imagine a less invasive way to rejuvenate facial and body skin than invisible radio waves. That’s exactly the benefit provided by an exciting new approach to rejuvenation, radiofrequency (RF) energy treatment.
RF energy from compact hands-on or hands-free devices firms skin and shrinks moderate pockets of fat, restoring youthful features and contours. These convenient and effective treatments ask for no sacrifice in return: there’s no downtime and zero pain.
Minimally invasive radiofrequency treatments:
AccuTite for Facial Skin and Eyelids
AccuTite is a popular application of RF technology that is ideal for eyelids and other areas of the face, because of the small size of the device. The chin, nasolabial fold, eyelids, and areas near the lips are easily reached and tightened by the precisely focused heat-generating energy. Its use is not limited to the face, however. Areas such as the knees, back and upper arms are also typically improved by use of the AccuTite device.
The technology involves the use of a thin subdermal probe that focuses the revitalizing RF energy. The probe works in concert with an electrode that your aesthetician guides across the skin, agitating tissue below the surface, tightening fibers and heating fat cells. All of these changes trigger your body’s healing response, which includes increasing the production of collagen and elastin.
Ultimately the RF energy will liquefy the targeted fat cells, which will be progressively absorbed by the body. Alternately, they can be removed with a minor liposuction procedure.
FaceTite (Non-Surgical Alternative to Facelift)
FaceTite is the RF energy treatment that most closely imitates the results of surgical facelift. The convenient treatment restores skin integrity, smooths fine lines and gets rid of unwanted fatty tissue. In much the same way as AccuTite works, FaceTite revitalizes areas of the face, including jowls, cheeks and the upper neck. When used in conjunction with microneedling, it is especially effective at stimulating production of your body’s time-defying natural proteins.
As with AccuTite, a thin subdermal probe is used to focus the RF energy, and local anesthesia eliminates the potential for any discomfort. Patients see lasting results for up to a year in cases of moderate degrees of sagging.
BodyTite (Minimally Invasive Body Contouring)
BodyTite is specially designed to harness the benefits of RF technology for wider areas of the body. Thighs, breasts and the abdomen respond particularly well to BodyTite treatments. When patients choose radiofrequency-assisted liposuction, they typically choose to augment the body contouring surgery with BodyTite.
When droopiness of the skin is minor to moderate, BodyTite can provide noticeable improvement, allowing patients to avoid the time, expense, scarring and recovery period associated with surgery. Like liposuction, BodyTite is most appropriate for areas of body fat that never seem to improve despite weight loss and vigorous physical activity. The treatment is also an increasingly first line of treatment against gynecomastia, the development of male breasts.
To explore the full range of RF treatment options, schedule your personal consultation with experienced Cleveland-area plastic surgeon Dr. Ali Totonchi at his Zeeba office. Call (440) 461-7999 or email Totonchi Plastic Surgery today.