What is AccuTite?
AccuTite uses a radiofrequency assisted lipolysis (RFAL) to treat laxity in the skin, melt fat, and tighten skin. This non-surgical and energy-based procedure encourages the production of collagen and natural tissue rejuvenation.
AccuTite is the smallest minimally invasive device on the market and designed for small or hard to reach areas. By delivering less energy, AccuTite can be used in smaller spaces. It is ideal for patients who need precise fat reduction or skin contraction. And the best part is that AccuTite leaves no scars and has minimal downtime!
The AccuTite Procedure:
AccuTite is an in office procedure performed by our very own, board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Stanley Harper. During the consultation, he will discuss the details of what to expect during and after the procedure and answer all questions.
The procedure starts with a special medication to numb the areas to be treated. The AccuTite device consists of a fine probe or a cannula, that is inserted through a small incision into the fatty layer of the skin beneath the surface. Radiofrequency is actually delivered using two probes: one under the skin and another above the skin. The energy between them impacts tissue from both directions using controlled heating. The heating of the inner and outer tissues creates the contraction of existing collagen and produces new collagen beneath the skin.
AccuTite takes up to an hour to complete melting the fat cells and tightening the skin for a new, rejuvenated appearance. There is little to no discomfort and minimal, if any, downtime. The AccuTite has built-in safeguards, including real-time measurements of skin and fat temperature and impedance monitoring for the patient’s comfort and safety.
What areas does AccuTite treat?
AccuTite can be effective on the face as well as other areas of the body:
- Periorbital eye area
- Nasolabial folds
- Lower face
- Double chin
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a good candidate for AccuTite?
The ideal candidate for AccuTite is anyone who has mild to significant skin laxity or excess skin and is looking for a non-surgical approach. As with every procedure at SHarper Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, we recommend scheduling a consultation to determine if you are a candidate for the procedure.
Is AccuTite safe?
AccuTite is a safe procedure that has been cleared for use by the FDA. The AccuTite applicator has thermal controls for safety measures and built-in safeguards that measures skin temperatures. The energy is shut off if the temperature gets too hot. It treats sensitive areas of the skin without causing cellular damage to tissues. One can receive natural-looking results without the risks of a more invasive surgery that requires general anesthesia.
Can AccuTite be done with other procedures?
Yes, AccuTite can be combined with other procedures, especially facial treatments. It’s a great compliment to Morpheus 8 (link to page), blepharoplasty (link to page), or injectables,, all of which can give a great rejuvenative impact.
What are the results of AccuTite?
Patients see immediate results after your treatment and continuing results as new collagen is created during the healing process. Within six months, patients see tighter, smoother skin. AccuTite removes fat and tightens the skin with such precision that results in a far more youthful look.
AccuTite is a minimally invasive procedure. Patients may experience mild to modest swelling in the treated area for up to ten days. There may also be some redness and a sun burn like sensation to the skin.
It may be necessary to wear a head garment for a few days and then overnight for an additional two weeks to help with recovery. Dr. Harper will provide post care instructions the day of the procedure.