Sometimes the smallest things give us the greatest insecurities. Tiny problem areas like baggy eyelids, hanging skin around the knees and bra overhang can slowly eat away at our self confidence and detract from our quality of life. Thankfully, there’s a solution to all these problems and it’s available from Dr. Doppelt at Southeastern Dermatology: AccuTite.
AccuTite is a minimally invasive procedure that tightens skin in small areas. It uses the latest in radiofrequency technology to improve skin laxity and tightness in problem areas around the body. Learn more about AccuTite and how it can help you contour your body and increase your confidence.
What is AccuTite?
In the simplest terms, AccuTite is a minimally invasive skin tightening treatment; but it is so much more. It uses radiofrequency technology to improve skin laxity and tightness. It works by taking advantage of a technology called RFAL, which stands for radio frequency assisted lipolysis. This kind of technology by InMode can eliminate fat cells and tighten skin.
AccuTite can be used body-wide to treat smaller problem areas. Areas of the body where AccuTite can make a difference include:
- Bra fat near the underarms
- Upper arms
If your diet and fitness regimen aren’t giving you the results you crave, this treatment might be able to help you reach your body goals.
How is the AccuTite Procedure Performed?
AccuTite is a minimally invasive procedure that delivers results without forcing patients to go under the knife. At Southeastern Dermatology, it is performed in the office without general anesthesia and no knives or scalpels are used.
The patient remains comfortable during the procedure thanks to a local anesthetic. After the patient is numb, Dr. Doppelt uses the AccuTite hand-held cannula applicator to transfer radiofrequency directly into the fat with an internal electrode. The RF energy then travels up through the tissues to the external electrode on the skin surface. The system monitors both the internal and external temperatures in real time which ensures adequate heating of the fat and skin while automatically shutting off before unsafe temperatures are reached.
Depending on the treated areas, microcannulas may then be used to remove the melted fat and oil. An AccuTite provedure can last as little as 20 minutes. Depending on the treated areas, most patients can resume normal activities in 2 to 3 days.
Is AccuTite Safe?
AccuTite is a technologically advanced procedure. It is among the safest rejuvenating procedures available to patients today. AccuTite is equipped with advanced temperature sensing technology to prevent damage to the skin and dermis. Additionally, unlike traditional cosmetic surgery, this revolutionary procedure doesn’t require patients to undergo the risk of general anesthesia.
How Long Does Recovery Take?
Because it is minimally invasive, recovery moves quickly. Patients may feel sore or tender for up to 5 to 7 days after the procedure, but they are often able to resume daily activities within a few days of treatment.
How Quickly Will I See Results?
A single treatment of AccuTite per area is usually all that is needed. Patients will almost immediately see the results of the removed fat. Skin contraction is often noticeable after 6 weeks but continues to improve up to one year after treatment.
How Long Does AccuTite Last?
Like its sister treatment FaceTite, AccuTite can last up to 5 years. Lifestyle choices like diet and exercise can help prolong the results of the treatment.
How Much Does AccuTite Cost?
There are many factors that determine the price of a procedure. These factors might include the cause and severity of the loose skin. The number of areas being treated can also influence the cost. However, it is important to know that a treatment is more budget-friendly than a traditional surgical procedures.
Is AccuTite It Worth It?
In a word, yes, AccuTite is worth it. Most AccuTite patients have overwhelmingly positive things to say about the procedure. Tightening loose skin can increase self-confidence and quality of life in many patients.
Find out if AccuTite is right for you by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Doppelt. Call 865-474-8800 or request an appointment online today.