Looking for a tighter, toned, more youthful in appearance? You are not alone. New innovations from InMode have led to revolutionary techniques - Bodytite (fat reduction and skin tightening), Accutite (pinpoint skin tightening and body contouring), Facetite (skin tightening for the face and neck) and Morpheous 8 (fractional microneedling for sub-dermal renewal). These treatments are minimally invasive and leave you with surgical-like results without the downtime associated with cosmetic surgery. We are pleased to offer these cutting-edge solutions at Faulkner Plastic Surgery.
BodyTite is a radiofrequency (RF) assisted procedure that utilizes this RF energy to tighten relaxed or loose skin and remove fat. The RF engergy liquefies fat and tightens skin to enable patients to enjoy a smoother, tighter, and more toned silhouette. It can be performed with or without liposuction, although it is only typically recommended to be carried out without liposuction where the patient have little to no sagging or very little excess fat but are targeting soft tissue tightening. In the majority of cases, BodyTite with some level of liposuction is recommended.
The BodyTite procedure itself uses a process called aspiration. First, the excess fat is targeted using the radio-frequency waves which cause it to liquefy. The liquefying process is crucial to enable the fat to be removed via suction in a method that is nearly identical to conventional laser liposuction. Once the fat cells have been liquefied, they can pass into the small tube in the center of the cannula used for liposuction, and out of the body. At the same time, the radio frequency energy being emitted into the body will prompt the skin to tighten to achieve a more toned appearance, giving the body more definition and smoother skin.
The liposuction takes place through very small incisions that help to minimize scarring and enables a faster recovery than is possible with many other forms of cosmetic treatment. You will need to wear a compression garment during the healing process which will help to keep the incisions clean and reduce swelling in the area you have had treated. Dr. Faulkner will give you very specific advice relating to your aftercare and you should follow this exactly as directed.
Just like BodyTite, InMode FaceTite uses the same radiofrequency-based technique in order to improve the appearance of skin and facial features. Radiofrequency energy is delivered to the areas of the face being targeted, which stimulates collagen production to tighten and firm the skin on the face. This provides an effect similar to a facelift which leads to some people referring to the technique as a non-surgical face lift.
FaceTite is often used to tighten skin on the chin, jowls, cheeks, and neck to create smoother, firmer skin and greater definition. Because it is often used for the neck, you may hear some refer to it as NeckTite as well. In some cases it may be recommended to combine FaceTite with liposuction on the jowls and neck in order to create more dramatic facial contouring.
We also combine FaceTite with a treatment known as Morpheus8 – a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation procedure that combines microneedling with radiofrequency energy in order to stimulate the skin’s natural healing response and produce new collagen and elastin to firm, smooth, and enhance the appearance of the facial skin. This helps to make skin look younger and the patient more youthful.
AccuTite works in exactly the same way as FaceTite but is the smallest device of its kind which makes it ideal for targeting smaller areas of the face, neck and body. This includes the upper brow, lower brow, periorbital, nasolabial fold, neck, axilia, upper arms, inner thighs, knees, and intimate areas. It may take a number of weeks to see smoother, tighter skin, but provided you don’t gain a significant amount of weight, the results will be permanent.
Morpheus8 is a minimally invasive skin treatment procedure that pairs microneedling with the same InMode radiofrequency (RF) energy. It utilizes tiny needles to dispatch RF energy deep into the skin, which prompts the body’s instinctual healing process and promotes the production of new collagen and elastin, to firm and remodel the skin. This treatment can improve the appearance of fine lines, deeper wrinkles, tighten loose skin, smooth out rough or uneven skin, and help fade stretch marks. Morpheus8 is most popularly used for the face, jawline, and neck, but can be used anywhere on the body.