Non-Surgical Fat Reduction in Seattle & Bellevue, WA
What is AccuTite?
AccuTute is a safe, gentle and effective minimally invasive procedure for the face and body. AccuTite is the smallest contraction device in cosmetic medicine. With AccuTite, Dr. Tarbet is able to apply focal radiofrequency contraction and prevent the need for more invasive or excisional surgery. The AccuTite is the latest in the Radiofrequency Assisted Lipo-coagulation (RFAL) family of technologies.
What Areas Can Be Treated?
AccuTite is revolutionizing in-office minimally invasive procedures. Hard to reach areas are now possible to treat with pinpoint accuracy. Any areas with saggy skin or excess fat can be treated. Common areas for the face include the brows, periorbital region, nasolabial fold, lower face, and neck. On the body, patients can receive AccuTite for the axilla, upper arms, abdomen etching, inner thighs, and knees.
How Quickly Will I See Results?
Results can be seen immediately, with best results noticeable after 6 weeks and continuing up to 12 months
How long does AccuTite last?
After the AccuTite procedure, patients continue to see skin-tightening improvements for many months. The results typically become most noticeable after 6 weeks of tissue remodeling. After that point, patients may enjoy smoother, tighter, younger-looking skin for up to 5 years, according to studies. Aging is an ongoing process, but good skin care habits like wearing sunscreen every day can help mitigate the signs of aging.
Is AccuTite Safe?
Yes, AccuTite is part of the Radiofrequency Assisted Lipo-coagulation (RFAL) family of technologies, which has over 32 peer reviewed clinical publications showing a high level of safety. AccuTite has numerous safeguards built into the technology to ensure uniform and gentle heating that makes the procedure comfortable and effective.
AccuTite Before & After Photos
How do I prepare for AccuTite?
AccuTite works by delivering controlled radiofrequency energy beneath the skin. There are a few risks associated with this. One is skin irritation due to the absorption of thermal energy. To reduce this risk, patients should avoid excessive sun exposure as much as possible. Wearing broad spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen daily not only helps avoid unnecessary irritation but it also implements a foundational habit for long-term results from treatment. Another risk associated with AccuTite, due to the puncturing of the skin, is bleeding. To reduce this risk, patients should avoid all medications and supplements that thin the blood. Examples include ibuprofen, aspirin, and vitamin E. It is also necessary to avoid wine, which is a blood-thinner. These substances should be avoided for 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after treatment.
Is there any Downtime with Accutite?
There is minimal downtime necessary after AccuTite treatment. Patients can expect swelling and bruising to last a few days. Initially, these side effects are managed with compression. Depending on the area you have had treated, you may have a small compression garment or dressing applied before you leave the office. This needs to be worn continuously for 72 hours. After that point, the garment may be worn only when you sleep. Also, after the 72 hour point, most patients are ready to resume most if not all of their normal activities.
Can I get more AccuTite in the future?
Yes. The results of this treatment can last several years because AccuTite stimulates collagen proliferation that can continue for months. This gives the body more collagen to draw from over time. Eventually, the signs of aging start to accumulate again, at which point, additional treatments may be sought.
What is the difference between FaceTite and AccuTite?
FaceTite and AccuTite use the same RFAL energy to stimulate tissue remodeling. The difference between the two is the size of the applicator used to perform the outpatient procedure. FaceTite has a handheld applicator that is suitable for larger areas, such as the lower face and neck. AccuTite is a smaller applicator that has been designed for use in more localized areas, such as the nasolabial folds around the nose or the eyes.
Will there be noticeable swelling? How long will it last?
Patients can expect noticeable swelling in the treatment area where AccuTite has been performed. As needed, the provider applies a soft compression bandage to the treatment area to manage this side effect. Also, while recovering from AccuTite, patients are advised to sleep with their head elevated and dedicate the first 24 to 48 hours after treatment to rest. While walking around the house is beneficial, patients should avoid strenuous activities and exercise until their swelling and bruising have completely resolved. This can take 3 to 4 days.
Does AccuTite Hurt?
No. Before the procedure begins, the provider administers appropriate anesthetic medication. This may include a topical anesthetic as well as an injectable numbing agent like Lidocaine. During the procedure, patients feel pressure as the applicator is moved beneath the skin, but this is not painful.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you are interested in looking younger without undergoing plastic surgery, contact our Bellevue office. Call 425-455-2131 to schedule a consultation with Kristin J. Tarbet, MD. Our practice serves Bellevue, Seattle, and surrounding areas in Washington.