Accutite is latest minimally invasive RF technology to tighten sagging skin on the eyelid, jowl, face and neck with little downtime. It uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to target fat and loose skin in the face and neck. Accutite is a single treatment solution without surgery. Our office serves as the Accutite Center of Excellence in the Atlanta area where we train other doctors. Radio frequency (RF) energy is a safe and effective way to heat body tissue. It safely heats body tissue to stimulate collagen and skin tightening.
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WHERE IS ACCUTITE EFFECTIVE?
Accutite can be used on areas of the face that can benefit from skin tightening or lifting. These areas includes
- Sagging jowls and neck skin
- Eyelid bags and festooned skin
- Submental fullness beneath the chin
- Nasolabial folds
- Armpit rolls
HOW IS IT DONE?
Accutite is performed in our fully accredited office procedure room using local anesthesia. The area of loose skin or excess fat is numbed with local anesthesia. A micro-incision is made in the skin and the Accutite probe is inserted in the area. Our micro-incision is so tiny that stitches are not required. The Accutite electrode delivers RF energy to heat the tissue to a safe temperature while simultaneously measuring the real-time temperature of the skin. AccuTite has safeguards that provide active monitoring of the skin’s external and internal temperatures, ensuring the treatment is safe, precise and effective. Uniform heat distribution throughout the treated areas provides results that are even and smooth.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE NEEDED?
Accutite is a single treatment solution without surgery. Most our patients require only one treatment session. The treatment itself typically takes less than one hour, and poses minimal post-treatment redness and swelling—many patients resume their normal activities right away! In certain cases, additional Accutite treatments may be needed to achieve a patient’s desired improvement.
WHAT ABOUT RESULTS?
Results with Accutite develop gradually and are long-lasting. Most of our patients see their results in a few weeks.
By simultaneously melting fat and tightening the skin, a AccuTite treatment can effectively treat common signs of aging to create a more youthful appearance in just one treatment.
WHAT ABOUT RECOVERY?
The entire procedure lasts about one hour, and patients can return home immediately after. Our patients return to work in 1 to 2 days most of the time. Common side effects include swelling, soreness, bruising, numbness and itchiness in the targeted areas. Most side effects improve drastically within the first week, include swelling.
We offer compression garment to minimize swelling and provide comfort during the first week or two of recovery. The tiny incisions will heal quickly without the need for stitches and will not leave behind noticeable scarring. Patients are generally able to resume regular activities about 48 hours after the procedure, although moderate swelling will be visible for the first three days and patients may want to stay home during this time.
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