The evolution of non-surgical cosmetic procedures has progressed at a ferocious pace over the last 10 years. At Centre for Surgery, our heritage lies in traditional surgical approaches for results-driven outcomes. Patients often tell us that their lives have been transformed with a huge increase in confidence. Having said this, not everyone is keen on the idea of surgery and many may not be ideal candidates.
Our treatment philosophy is to make sure that whatever treatment is recommended by your doctor, be it surgical or non-surgical, is the right treatment for you. Our doctors will not recommend a surgical procedure where it will carry no benefit and similarly will be equally honest and straightforward if we believe a nonsurgical treatment is not going to give you the results that you hoped to achieve.
We always get super excited when new treatment techniques, technologies or procedures become available because we pride ourselves on being able to offer our patients the full range of treatment options from non-surgical to surgical to help them achieve their aesthetic goals which take into account lifestyle factors. It is against this background that we are very pleased to have launched a new range of non-surgical facial rejuvenation and body contouring treatments known as FaceTite, BodyTite and AccuTite.
What is FaceTite, BodyTite and AccuTite?
FaceTite, BodyTite and AccuTite are minimally invasive skin tightening treatments that employ the use of advanced radio-frequency technology to effectively treat patients with mild to moderate skin laxity on both the face and body. What sets these treatments apart from other less effective treatments is that they are able to combine powerful skin tightening with fat reduction using MicroLipo. The benefits include stimulation of the production of collagen and elastin in the skin and can be used on both larger and smaller treatment areas. With most non-surgical skin tightening treatments, the degree of skin tightening that can be achieved is often modest at best and with the inability to remove localised pockets of unwanted fat which means that most patients will need different treatments to achieve the desired effect leading to increased costs.
Radiofrequency technology with FaceTite, BodyTite, and AccuTite functions by delivering focused radio-frequency thermal energy to the deeper layers of the skin and superficial fat below the skin surface. Controlled application of this energy with bipolar handpieces leads to contraction of existing collagen fibres leading to skin tightening with simultaneous destruction of superficial fat cells and an inflammatory wound healing process that stimulates fibroblasts to produce new collagen. The soft tissue remodelling leading to improve skin quality happens even up to 6 months after the procedure. For even more effective skin tightening, FaceTite, BodyTite, and AccuTite can be combined with Morpheus8 fractional RF microneedling for skin tightening without the need for more invasive surgery.
Which areas of the face and body can be treated with FaceTite, BodyTite and AccuTite?
The fantastic benefits of FaceTite, BodyTite and AccuTite are that these treatments are versatile enough to be used on virtually any part of the face or body.
FaceTite is used to reduce innate and tighten skin on areas of the face and neck that are prone to the development of skin sagging and laxity over the passage of time. FaceTite is especially effective in tightening the lower part of the face including the jawline, Charles, lower cheeks, chin and neck with the simultaneous melting of fat cells which gives rise to a more defined and youthful appearance.
BodyTite is designed to address larger body areas such as the abdomen, sides, back, arms and inner and outer thighs. BodyTite can both simultaneously tighten skin and reduce fat leading to the development of smoother, tighter and healthier-looking skin.
AccuTite is the newest addition to the FaceTite and Bodytite family and is a miniaturised RF device designed to treat small and delicate areas such as the upper and lower eyelids. AccuTite is also highly effective for the treatment of the nasolabial folds, the smile lines and for jawline contouring.
Am I suitable for FaceTite, BodyTite and AccuTite?
FaceTite, BodyTite and AccuTite are effective treatments when used for the treatment of mild to moderate skin laxity but cannot be used for everyone. In keeping with other types of non-surgical treatment such as laser fat reduction and laser skin tightening, there will be significant improvements in the areas to be treated but these treatments are unable to match the dramatic improvement that procedures such as a tummy tuck or facelift can achieve. This is why it is very important to have a clinical assessment from one of our surgeons who will be able to determine the best treatment for you. The general principle behind these minimally invasive skin tightening treatments is to define and contour specific areas of the face or body leading to results which are more subtle and therefore more natural-looking.
Patients with mild to moderate skin laxity in the face and with still a good proportion of skin elasticity with a strong underlying bone structure can benefit from FaceTite and AccuTite without the requirement to have a facelift. FaceTite or Accutite is commonly combined with MicroLipo or submental liposuction for patients with excess fat in the submental area also known as a “double chin”.
BodyTite is an ideal treatment for patients who are already very close to their target body weight but may be looking to reduce areas of localised fat deposits that are proven resistant to diet and exercise and with the additional benefit of skin tightening in areas that have developed mild to moderate skin laxity. At Centre for Surgery, our surgeons commonly combine BodyTite with MicroLipo for simultaneous correction of excess fat and loose skin as an outpatient procedure under local anaesthetic.
How long do the results of FaceTite, BodyTite and AccuTite last?
Non-surgical aesthetic treatments are not generally known to carry effects which are permanent in nature when compared with more invasive surgical treatments. Radiofrequency skin tightening treatments with FaceTite, BodyTite and AccuTite are the exception to this general principle.
These treatments are known to have long-term effects and in many cases can be permanent after just one treatment. This is why these treatments are often known as “one and done” procedures with no need to have a prolonged course of treatments at regular intervals. BodyTite is considered to result in treatment effects that are more or less permanent in nature provided patients maintain a healthy weight through a sensible program of diet and exercise. The main factor that can affect results after BodyTite is the natural ageing process leading to a recurrence of skin laxity.
The results of FaceTite and AccuTite differ based on the pre-existing degree of facial skin laxity. Patients may generally derive greater benefit by having annual maintenance treatments but for many younger patients, results can last for up to 3 to 5 years after just one treatment.
The results of FaceTite, BodyTite and AccuTite in common with surgical procedures are subject to the effects of the ageing process or significant fluctuations in weight. After treatment, the effects of ageing or weight changes will have a lesser impact on the development of skin laxity when compared with patients who have had no treatment at all.
If FaceTite, BodyTite and AccuTite sound like the right option for you, get in touch with one of our experienced and knowledgeable patient care coordinators to start a conversation. We’re always very excited to offer safe and effective treatments with minimal downtime to the appropriately selected patient.