AccuTite is a non-surgical approach to invigorating your appearance. The Accutite procedure uses a handheld device that generates radio frequency (RF) energy just below the skin to destroy fat and tighten skin. RF energy is a safe and effective way to trigger the release of collagen and elastin, which tightens skin and restore skin laxity. Montante Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics is the only practice in central Virginia that offers AccuTite.
We use AccuTite in Richmond as a minimally invasive treatment for sagging, loose, and wrinkled skin. It provides many of the same benefits as more invasive surgical procedures—but with minor incisions and a much shorter recovery period.
Where AccuTite Can Be Used
If your diet and fitness regimen are proving ineffective against loose or sagging skin, AccuTite may be the ideal treatment to help you look and feel your best. It can be used on many areas of the body, such as:
- Sagging jawline and neck skin
- Eyelid bags and crow’s feet
- Loose skin around the bra line and upper arm
- Waistline and upper thighs
Our dedicated team could help you determine if AccuTite is the right procedure to address your specific concerns during an initial consultation.
The AccuTite Procedure
General anesthesia is not needed for this treatment. Dr. Montante offers AccuTite as a minimally invasive outpatient procedure at our Richmond clinic.
Once the area to be treated is sanitized and cleaned, the loose skin and excess fat are numbed with a local anesthetic. Micro-incisions are made in the skin and the AccuTite probe is inserted—these incisions are so small that they do not require stitches. The probe generates precise amounts of radiofrequency (RF) energy to heat the area, causing excess skin and fat cells to grow larger. Specialized instruments suction out the swollen fat and tissue.
During the procedure, Dr. Montante gets real-time biofeedback from the AccuTite device, ensuring a uniform distribution of heat throughout the treated areas and safe skin temperature levels.
What to Expect from Your Richmond AccuTite Recovery
AccuTite is intended to be a single treatment skin laxity solution. Most patients need only one session to get the cosmetic results they desire. A session can last from 15 to 60 minutes, with most patients falling somewhere in the middle. Because the procedure is minimally invasive and non-surgical, there is no prolonged recovery period following a successful AccuTite session.
Patients are generally able to resume normal activity right away, while some may find it prudent to stay home from work for one or two days if the treatment was more extensive. There are very few adverse effects associated with AccuTite, but patients sometimes experience minor discomfort in the treated area, such as:
These effects tend to be mild and usually dissipate within a few days.
When Will I See Results?
Following a successful AccuTite procedure in Richmond, most patients will notice a significant cosmetic difference right away in the freshness and firmness of their skin. However, full treatment efficacy usually takes about three weeks to appear. Visual improvements in skin laxity and fat reduction can last up to five years after treatment. Diet and exercise play an important role in sustaining these cosmetic improvements.
Schedule Your Initial AccuTite Consultation at Our Richmond Clinic
If you are tired of loose or sagging skin, AccuTite may be your ideal solution. Patients who need precise skin contraction or fat reduction now have a solution that can be done in an office setting, under local anesthesia, in less than 20 minutes, and without excisional surgery.
To learn more about whether you are a good candidate for AccuTite in Richmond, schedule a consultation at Montante Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics today. We take the time to understand how we can help you look and feel your best. Start your journey toward younger, fresher-looking skin today.