A Treatment Gap
Aesthetic Surgery industry experts recognized the increased demand for minimally invasive body contouring, but noticed a key issue – concerns around skin appearance and tightening post-liposuction. This is a significant unmet need in skin tightening. Patients classified as obese, or with excessive skin, or compromised skin quality are typically excluded as liposuction candidates as fat removal can often leave behind excess lax skin causing their skin and body contour to appear worse. Skin laxity post-liposuction can create patient dissatisfaction with the only solution being excisional surgery. Therefore, a liposuction method that can consistently contract the skin can address these patients who were previously excluded from treatment. To help address this issue, improve results, reduce downtime and increase safety, we obtained the next generation of liposuction technology, an entirely new category, that delivers a thermal effect to the adipose tissue, skin and sub-dermal matrix – Radio-Frequency Assisted Lipolysis (RFAL). RFAL delivers RF energy for a thermal effect to the adipose tissue, skin and subdermal matrix in a minimally invasive manner. To date, there have been more than 40,000 successful RFAL procedures conducted with superior clinical results using BodyTite, NeckTite and FaceTite
A key concern with current fat extraction technologies is the compromised skin remaining in the treatment area. Using a unique three-dimensional contraction of the dermis, BodyTite creates a tightening effect on the skin as the fat is extracted. The outcome is dramatic results with limited scarring and downtime. RF thermal induced contraction of collagen is well documented in medicine and is used in various orthopedic applications and aesthetic applications. Each type of collagen has an optimal contraction temperature that does not cause thermal destruction of fibroblasts, but induces a restructuring effect in collagen fibers. At the target range temperature, tissue contraction occurs immediately after tissue reaches the threshold temperature. RFAL technology provides a higher power and more efficient energy transfer than laser energy systems and thus, allows the treatment of larger volumes of the subcutaneous tissue with optimal thermal profiles, facilitating the significant tightening of the tissue. The shrinkage of tissue is dramatic and can reach double digit percentages of the heated tissue volume.
The technology adds to our armamentarium in our Charleston, WV plastic sugery office. Previously, patients were limited to the following options: multiple non-invasive treatment options with limited skin contraction results, a surgical tummy tuck or facelift with downtime, or a brachioplasty leaving large excision scars. Patients who wanted less invasive procedures were left without a solution. With the BodyTite system, you can provide minimally invasive treatment solutions and offer your patients powerful aesthetic results previously only achievable by surgical means. The BodyTite technology is used for larger areas of the body and FaceTite is a complete contouring solution ideal for the face and small areas of the body. With FaceTite, we can achieve results for patients who do not want facelift or brachioplasty without invasive surgery. FaceTite patients can see dramatic improvement in skin laxity of the face and neck, specifically for double chin, jowl line and other areas with loose skin and deep lines. By utilizing the power of radio frequency, the procedure rearranges fat and contracts skin in a single procedure delivering effective, long lasting results with little downtime, as well as reduced post-procedural swelling and discomfort. Call us ortext (304)925-8949 to schedule your consultation & learn more about facetite, bodytite & accutite for more delicate areas of the face.