Are you seeking a facial rejuvenation option that doesn’t require the long scars and extensive downtime of traditional approaches? As one of the top plastic surgeons in New York, Dr. Darren M. Smith offers two innovative minimally-invasive procedures – FaceTite and AccuTite.
Through precisely calibrated radiofrequency energy application, these treatments lift and contour skin from within to address signs of aging. Patients can look forward to achieving dramatic yet natural-looking improvements with minimal recovery.
Understanding FaceTite and AccuTite Procedures
FaceTite and AccuTite are treatments for facial contouring developed by InMode. Unlike traditional facelifts or major surgery, these procedures use precisely calibrated radiofrequency energy to tighten and lift skin in a minimally-invasive manner. By targeting deep skin layers, they effectively address signs of aging with minimal recovery.
Both treatments harness the skin’s natural response to radiofrequency energy to stimulate collagen production after the procedure. These techniques induce collagen formation, gradually and naturally improving skin laxity and generating meaningful changes that will keep them guessing..
The Science Behind the Treatment
To understand how these radiofrequency procedures produce dramatic yet natural results, it’s important to examine the molecular processes at play. Collagen is a structural protein crucial for skin elasticity and structure. As we age, the body’s natural collagen production decreases, leading to wrinkles and laxity.
FaceTite and AccuTite leverage radiofrequency (RF) energy to spur collagen synthesis in the dermis. RF heating prompts fibroblasts to generate new collagen fibers, gradually tightening and firming loose skin over time after the procedure.
Elastin, another significant protein, also diminishes with age—contributing to sagging. While collagen stimulation is the primary aim, these treatments may also support elastin regeneration to some degree. Together, induced elastin and collagen remodeling naturally lifts and contours skin.
To have a clear understanding of what to expect before, during, and after a FaceTite or AccuTite treatment, here are the key steps involved in the procedure:
Before the Actual Procedure
- Patients are asked to avoid blood thinning medications if possible for one week prior
- A consultation is held in advance to determine if the patient is a good candidate and discuss expectations or concerns
- As these treatments are generally performed under local anesthesia, you can have a lite meal beforehand
- Any necessary medical history forms are completed upon arrival
- We will review your treatment plan
During the Treatment Session
- Dr. Smith carefully cleanses and preps the treatment areas
- We will carefully map out customized treatment zones
- Numbing medicine is instilled into the treatment area
- A handheld radiofrequency applicator is positioned just under the surface of the skin
- In a sweeping motion, the doctor slowly delivers controlled RF pulses to targeted depths
- Patients may feel slight warming sensations which are soothed with numbing agents
- Treatment time depends on the number and size of zones but typically takes 30-60 minutes
- Depending on sensitivity, patients may feel mild swelling, redness, or tenderness for 2-4 days
- Arnica gels or creams are often prescribed to reduce inflammation and bruise-like effects
- Strenuous activity should be avoided for 10-14 days but patients are encouraged to keep moving and stay hydrated from the first day. Light exercise may be resumed in 4-5 days.Makeup can be reapplied after 3-5 days once the skin returns to normal appearance
- Early results are generally visible at 1 month but final results are mostly visible by approximately 3 months.
- Results continue to improve for up to one year after the initial treatment
Benefits of FaceTite and AccuTite
FaceTite and AccuTite offer a minimally invasive alternative to traditional invasive procedures. They effectively address an array of common aesthetic concerns without the scars or downtime of more traditional procedures. This approach is not right for everyone, however, and Dr. Darren Smith will help you weigh your options..
Address various concerns
Double chins, marionette lines, eyelid hooding, and jowls respond well to these treatments’ contouring effects.
Improvement in skin laxity and appearance
By stimulating deep collagen and elastin production, patients enjoy noticeably tighter, brighter skin with reduced wrinkling over various facial regions.
Natural-looking results without scars
These minimally invasive techniques yield subtle, youthful results absent the long scars and extended recovery of facelifts and other traditional procedures. RF energy shapes gently and gradually for a pleasing organic appearance.
Patients resume normal activities swiftly, as procedures require no general anesthesia or major recovery. For properly selected patients, these procedures offer big results despite their minimal downtime and comfortable recovery.
Recovery and Post-treatment Care
Given their minimally-invasive nature, FaceTite and AccuTite allow recovery to progress in a matter of days rather than weeks. Some minor swelling, tenderness, or bruising may arise but generally subsides quickly with proper care.
We advise our patients to:
- Initially wear a compression garment to comfortably support the treatment area while mitigating residual swelling or soreness.
- Sleep with head elevated to encourage rapid resolution of swelling.
- Adapt an individualized skincare regimen to restore the complexion’s glow. This may involve special cleansers, protective creams, and SPF to nourish remodeling in a protected environment.
- Resume light exercise activities within a couple of days.
Collagen and elastin production in response to RF stimulation are the basis for the results we can achieve with these procedures. Early results tend to show at approximately one month with the majority of the final result visible at 3 months..
AccuTite Treatment Cost Breakdown
Understanding the various costs involved in AccuTite treatment is an important part of the process. We aim to be fully transparent about our costs and are happy to address any questions patients have during their consultation. Various factors contribute to the cost of these procedures. The estimates we present here represent a range of what one could expect.
|Brow / Forehead (“Browlift”)
|Upper and Lower Eyelids
Why Choose Dr. Darren M. Smith for Your Treatment
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Smith, a top plastic surgeon in New York City, has earned a stellar reputation for his experience and results.We offer a full range of facial rejuvenation treatments such as FaceTite and AccuTite.
- Expertise: Renowned for his advanced techniques and natural-appearing outcomes, Dr. Smith has built a reputation for excellence with these sophisticated procedures.
- Specialization: As an expert specifically in facial aesthetic treatments, Dr. Smith stays up-to-date on the latest innovations to enhance safety, effectiveness, and satisfaction.
- Comprehensive consultations: Dr. Smith dedicates his full attention to each patient, crafting personalized treatment plans that helps those in his care achieve their aesthetic vision.
- Advanced methods: State-of-the-art equipment and techniques allow precision energy delivery to achieve meaningful, natural results.
- Strong commitment to delivering amazing experiences and superb results: Dr. Smith is passionately devoted to offering a world-class experience and ensuring all his patients achieve the best results possible. He understands that cosmetic procedures involve both physical changes as well as emotional investment, and is committed to supporting patients’ well-being and confidence.
- Glowing reviews: Delighted clients consistently applaud Dr. Smith’s consummate care, compassionate demeanor, and successful procedures. We are proud that we not only deliver stunning results but also life-changing experiences.
Enter a New Kind of Facial Rejuvenation
Through minimally invasive procedures like FaceTite and AccuTite, Dr. Darren M. Smith offers a transformative solution for addressing multiple signs of facial aging. By leveraging the latest advancements in radiofrequency technology, these treatments represent the future of cosmetic medicine – providing dramatic, natural-looking results without major surgery or extensive downtime.
If you would like to learn more about how FaceTite or AccuTite may benefit you, schedule a private consultation with Dr. Smith today.
Rest assured that you are entrusting your case to one of the top specialists in New York for facial rejuvenation.Contact our practice today to start your transformation with these cutting-edge, minimally invasive solutions!
BROW LIFT UNDER LOCAL ANESTHESIA WITH ACCUTITE
This gentleman is having a minimally invasive brow lift under local anesthesia with AccuTite to get rid of that “tired” or “angry” look. This groundbreaking technology allows us to precisely deposit radiofrequency energy to tighten and tone the brow, eyelids, midface, jawline, and neck. The incision is 1-2mm long and you can be back at work in a day or two.
CHIN/ JAWLINE WITH ACCUTITE
AccuTite is one of the most advanced skin tightening technologies on the market. This minimally invasive device (see the needle-sized entry in the second frame) allows for precise radio frequency treatment of the most cosmetically sensitive areas. Because only a needle-hole is necessary for placement, there are virtually no signs of having had the procedure performed. Great for eyelids, midface, jowls, jawline and chin when you may not be ready for a more invasive surgical procedure.
EYELID WITH ACCUTITE
If you have excess eyelid skin but don’t want a full blepharoplasty (eyelift), Accutite is a great minimally invasive option. This new technology uses precisely targeted bipolar radiofrequency energy to tighten lax skin in the area. This procedure is being shown here with local anesthesia alone. Aside from a little swelling, you can get back to work in a day or two. Also great for jowls and double chins!