As technology has advanced, we have been treated to a number of more effective, versatile procedures for the correction of various signs of aging. FaceTite and AccuTite are prime examples. This treatment platform is quickly gaining popularity, which can lead to confusion. Are Facetite and AccuTite the same procedure? If so, why the two names? Here we discuss what you should know about this powerfully rejuvenating technology.
FaceTite and AccuTite both work using Radiofrequency-Assisted Lipolysis, RFAL for short. This sophisticated use of radiofrequency energy tightens the skin and can reduce and contour fat at the same time. Treatment is considered nonsurgical because it does not require general anesthesia or incisions. The provider does not physically reposition fat and muscle. Treatment simply delivers energy in a way that sculpts and restores a more youthful appearance. It works by heating the dermis, where collagen and elastin are made. With an influx of these chemicals, tissue repairs and remodels itself.
So They are the Same?
Sort of. FaceTite and AccuTite are named differently because they do harbor unique properties. FaceTite is generally used on larger areas, like the jawline and neck areas, where skin gets loose and saggy. AccuTite, on the other hand, is often performed on more finite problems such as a double chin or nasolabial folds. This technique can also lift a sagging brow line.
How to Choose
An experienced provider can help you determine which procedure is most appropriate for you. Sometimes, a patient will have both because they want to achieve more significant rejuvenation or would like to treat an area of the body as well as the face. A comprehensive consultation helps us understand what you wish to achieve and how we can help you do it.
FaceTite and AccuTite procedures take one to two hours, depending on the size and number of treatment areas. Patients receive appropriate anesthesia and/or sedation before we begin. Topical anesthetic can take about half an hour to set in. In some cases, a local anesthetic may be injected into the skin. Post-treatment discomfort is minimal. Patients may feel tender and warm due to the heating of subcutaneous tissue. This is typically tolerable for the short time it lasts.