Facial aging may not be avoidable, but it is an aspect of life that has become quite manageable. In fact, many people are correcting the signs of aging today without undergoing surgery or incurring much downtime, if any at all. We are proud to meet the needs of patients who are interested in a facial refresher without the aspects of surgery through the Accutite procedure.
What Is AccuTite?
AccuTite is a non-surgical, energy-based procedure that provokes natural tissue rejuvenation. The AccuTite platform is based on radiofrequency energy, or RFAL™. The device is renowned for energy-assisted lipolysis, or targeted fat destruction, alongside progressive tissue tightening. The new AccuTite makes facial RF contraction without excisional surgery. The New Standard in cosmetic medicine. Small but mighty.
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Benefits Of AccuTite
Patients appreciate several aspects of non-surgical facial rejuvenation such as AccuTite, including:
- No surgical risks
- No surgical scar
- Treatment involves local anesthesia
- Mild side effects may be limited to swelling and bruising
- Short recovery period
- Consistent, predictable results across the treatment area
- Long-lasting results
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Who Is A Candidate For AccuTite?
AccuTite has one of the highest Worth It ratings on RealSelf, which has caught the attention of thousands of individuals seeking non-surgical ways to preserve their youthful appearance. Many people who would be a good candidate for a mini-facelift or who have achieved good rejuvenating results from injectable treatments are also well suited to AccuTite.
Where can AccuTite be used?
AccuTite is an incredibly small device, and that enables it to be effectively used by Dr. Romo in a variety of tight spaces that would otherwise be unable to receive treatment. At Romo Plastic Surgery, we use AccuTite on these areas:
- Upper and lower eyelids
- Nasolabial folds
- Bra line fat
- Upper arms
- Back of the hands
AccuTite VS Facelift
The objective of facial rejuvenation is to reinstate the most natural facial form. To achieve this, we observe where and how aging is taking place. In most cases, aging involves multiple layers. The skin is only one of them. Beyond the laxity that stems from collagen depletion, the structure of the face changes on a deeper level, right down to muscle and bone tissue.
A facelift is a powerful technique because it addresses much more than skin tone. During a facelift, the surgeon repositions deeper structures to a more youthful position. This manipulation results in a harmonious relationship between bone, muscle, fat, and skin. The effects of a traditional facelift are enhanced with fat injections or dermal filler injections to accentuate mid-face volume. When a facelift is conducted, though facial aging continues, appearance continues to look younger than it would otherwise.
AccuTite can also have a dramatic effect on facial structure. The radiofrequency energy that is inserted into the dermis provokes a strong response in which collagen production is significantly increased. The non-surgical treatment does not manipulate tissues as a facelift does; it encourages the body to naturally tighten superficial tissue. The result is smoother skin, a sharper jawline, and tighter skin on the neck. Results of a single treatment can last up to 5 years.
Is AccuTite A Surgical Procedure?
AccuTite is not surgery. Treatment is conducted in the office using a local anesthetic. This numbing medication is administered beneath the skin through tiny incisions made just in front of each ear. After numbing has occurred, radiofrequency is delivered via two probes. One of the probes is inserted just under the skin. A second probe sits parallel to the first; this one lying just above the skin.
The position of the probes invites radiofrequency energy delivered via a small device to pass between them. The energy that flows between the inner and outer probes affects tissue from both directions, heating in a controlled manner. This heating of the inner and outer tissues causes immediate contraction of existing collagen, while an influx of new collagen rebuilds the foundation beneath the skin, refreshing the face for several years.
What do I need to do to prepare for an AccuTite treatment?
There isn’t any preparation necessary.
Is AccuTite safe?
These treatments are minimally invasive, so there isn’t any worry about incisions and infection. The insertion points of the thin cannula heal within just a few days and are tiny to begin with. In fact, AccuTite has the smallest RF delivery device in the aesthetic world.
Beyond the minimally invasive device, to become an EmbraceRF/FaceTite/AccuTite provider, a practice needs to have extensive training and qualify through a rigorous process from the manufacturer of the system, InMode. Dr. Romo and his team have this training and we are an official EmbraceRF/FaceTite/AccuTite provider.
These are safe, FDA-cleared treatments at Romo Plastic Surgery.
How painful is an AccuTite treatment?
Dr. Romo provides local anesthetic at the incision sites, and this is coupled with oral sedation to help the patient relax. The combination keeps you comfortable during your AccuTite session.
How Long Will The Results Of AccuTite Last?
Results from AccuTite treatment can last up to five years, according to studies. Patients can maintain the effects of their treatment by utilizing quality skincare products on a daily basis and by applying sunscreen every day
Can AccuTite Be Combined With Other Procedures?
AccuTite can achieve excellent results on its own but is often combined with additional treatment so maximize rejuvenating effects. Because AccuTite primarily tightens the lower face, this non-surgical may be combined with other facial procedures. These are called Romo Hybrid procedures and include Endoscopic Browlift, Blepharoplasty, Midface, and chin implants. Also, Accutite can be combined with Morpheus 8, a skin resurfacing treatment, this combination is called Embrace RF Treatment.
What are the risks involved with AccuTite?
Radiofrequency energy has been used throughout the medical world for decades in MRIs and other diagnostic tests. AccuTite is different because it delivers the RF energy directly under the skin, which further minimizes the already low risks of skin burning and damage. Plus, the AccuTite system from InMode has a dual temperature sensor that keeps track of both the temperature on the outer surface skin and the temperature in the dermis under the skin. If the temperatures elevate to a level approaching possible safety issues the system automatically shuts off preventing any potential damage from occurring.
Our patients from across the New York and Long Island area love the results they safely receive with AccuTite.
What Our Patients Have to Say
"My experience with Dr Romo was 5 star from start to finish. The office staff is knowledgeable and very efficient. Dr Romo takes the time to explain everything . He will not push for unnecessary procedures . The post care follow up was amazing. I am extremely pleased with the results. I look ten years younger. I strongly recommend consulting with Dr Romo if you are considering any facial procedures!!"
AccuTite Recovery Time
Minimally invasive skin-tightening with radiofrequency is followed by an expedited recovery period. Though swelling and bruising may occur, these effects are typically mild and short-lived. Most patients can return to work and socializing within a few days. After treatment, patients receive full post-operative care guidelines from our staff. We are also available to answer questions that may arise after AccuTite treatment.
Will I Have Scars After AccuTite?
AccuTite is performed using tiny nicks in the skin vs. the larger incisions required for a surgical facelift. Resulting scar tissue is expected to be virtually invisible.
Schedule A Consultation
If you are interested in learning more about this Facelift alternative and would like to know if you are a candidate, call our office today at 516-625-7000. You can also schedule a consultation with Dr. Romo by filling out our appointment request form. You deserve to look and feel your best, so don’t hesitate to contact us today!