As technology develops, cosmetic procedures become more effective and versatile at treating the signs of aging. Take the innovative FaceTite/AccuTite procedure, for example. One of the most advanced techniques today, FaceTite/AccuTite is capable of tightening and lifting sagging skin in the face, chin, and neck, while also reducing unwanted fat in the same areas.

But what, exactly are FaceTite and AccuTite? Are they two distinct procedures, or are they one and the same?



Radio-frequency-assisted lipolysis

The short answer is FaceTite and AccuTite are the same because they rely on the same exact method to produce desired results. To be more precise, they both use radiofrequency-assisted lipolysis, or RFAL, to 1) tighten the skin of and 2) reduce and contour the fat in the face, chin, and neck.

The non-surgical, minimally invasive FaceTite/AccuTite uses FDA-approved devices that deliver controlled radiofrequency energy to the target area(s). The heat caused by this process contracts the fat as well as stimulates the body’s natural ability to produce collagen and elastin—proteins necessary for the repair and rejuvenation of tissue. This results in smoother, firmer skin and diminished fat in the target area(s). Which brings us to…


Where they differ

Simply put, FaceTite and AccuTite differ in the areas they treat.

The FaceTite device is designed specifically for larger areas. For example, if you want your jawline contoured, or your neck to have tighter skin and less fat, expect your physician to use the FaceTite device.

On the other hand, the AccuTite device is for smaller areas. It will, for example, be used to treat fatty pockets in the nasolabial folds and the chin. It can even treat bra fat.

Whether you’ll be treated with the FaceTite or AccuTite device will depend on your specific goals. At any rate, this is something you should discuss with your surgeon, as they’ll be able to decide what’s best for you. You may even end up needing treatment using both devices.

FaceTite/AccuTite is a safe and convenient treatment that takes between one and two hours to complete. Depending on your doctor’s recommendations, you’ll be anesthetized using sedation, injections, or a topical cream.

FaceTite/AccuTite results typically last for a year, although it’s also possible for this period to extend to up to five years.

Would you like to know more about the FaceTite/AccuTite treatment? If you have any questions or are ready to schedule a consultation with Dr. Adam Singleton, please feel free to contact Capital Facial Plastic Surgery at (240) 630-8175. We’d be happy to hear from you!