BodyTite™ and FaceTite™
A lot of us have some area of our body that makes us feel just a bit less confident. Maybe it is that double chin or muffin top that has slowly crept up over the years. But for many of us, our busy lifestyle keeps us from committing to a full surgery with the recovery involved. BodyTite™ and FaceTite™ are powerful minimally invasive devices that can correct trouble areas of unwanted fat and loose skin.
& Skin Tightening
Dr. Aycock can use BodyTite™ & FaceTite™ to create smoother, leaner body contours that will allow you to present your best self to those around you without the commitment of going to the operating room.
BodyTite™ uses powerful radiofrequency energy waves to simultaneously melt away localized fat and tighten loose skin. With two electrodes above and beneath the skin layer, BodyTite™ transmits RF energy to safely destroy persistent fat while heating and tightening the skin layer. The process also stimulates collagen formation, which over time results in continued improvement in skin firmness. BodyTite™ can reduce unwanted fat and tighten loose skin nearly anywhere on the body.
FaceTite™ uses precise, focused radiofrequency energy waves to address loose skin and localized fat in smaller target areas, such as the lower face and neck. The energy transfer during treatment tightens loose tissue while melting away unwanted fat cells and stimulating collagen. New collagen formation over the months after the procedure promotes continual skin tightening and firming so that you will look more and more youthful.
BodyTite™ and FaceTite™
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the advantages of BodyTite™ and FaceTite™ over other treatments?
The skin tightening potential of BodyTite™ and FaceTite™ is higher than any other skin tightening device (both invasive and non-invasive) available. The treatment is also more efficient in destroying fat than other non-invasive and minimally invasive fat removal treatments. Additionally, these devices offer a higher safety profile than surgical treatments for skin tightening and fat elimination. Perhaps most importantly, these devices can be used in-office, which means they offer the significant advantages of a more convenient treatment, shorter recovery, reduced expense, and fewer risks.
Who is a candidate for these procedures?
Candidates for BodyTite™ or FaceTite™ have good physical health, do not smoke, and are at a stable body weight, with troublesome diet-resistant and exercise-resistant areas of localized fat. Candidates may have stubborn fat with or without loose skin and may also be candidates for surgical procedures. Candidates should not be morbidly obese or have significant health issues such as heart disease or diabetes, as these circumstances are associated with increased risk of complications. This procedure is an excellent option for individuals who desire noticeable results but are unable to or do not wish to undergo surgery with its associated risks and recovery time.
What areas can BodyTite™ treat?
BodyTite™ can be used nearly anywhere on the body and is best for targeting larger areas in need of improvement. It is most frequently used to reduce fat and tighten skin on the abdomen, thighs, bra line, flanks, and upper arms.
What areas can FaceTite™ treat?
FaceTite™ uses a more focused and precise energy deliverance that is best for smaller target areas. It is usually recommended for use around the face, on areas such as the neck, chin, and jowls.
What are the risks of FaceTite™ and BodyTite™?
The risks associated with this treatment are significantly lower than surgery. Rare complications may include thermal burns, infection, nerve injury, skin injury, seroma, and lidocaine toxicity. Advanced safety mechanisms ensure that these risks are low. Dr. Aycock can discuss the details of the treatment with you to help you decide whether FaceTite™ or BodyTite™ are right for you.
Are BodyTite™ and FaceTite™ better than surgery?
BodyTite™ and FaceTite™ have many advantages over surgical procedures. As an in-office treatment, patients experience greater comfort, fewer procedural risks, lower treatment expense, and a shorter recovery. For many candidates, the treatment will produce excellent results in comparison to surgery. While some patients may need surgery to achieve optimal results, others will benefit from choosing to undergo BodyTite™ or FaceTite™ treatments instead of surgery. Candidates can also receive this treatment in combination with surgery for even better results.
What will the treatment be like?
Treatment with BodyTite™ or FaceTite™ is performed in-office. Local anesthesia is applied to the treatment area, and a mild oral sedative is administered to help you feel relaxed. You will be awake during the procedure but should not feel any discomfort due to the anesthesia and sedation. The procedure will last approximately 1.5 hours, after which you will be discharged to a friend or family member to drive you home.
How long is the recovery after BodyTite™ or FaceTite™ treatments?
You will be able to return home on the same day as your procedure. Any numbness will wear off after a few hours. Pain medications may be taken to control any mild discomfort during the first few days of recovery. If your job does not require significant physical activity, you may be able to return to work within just 3 to 4 days. If your job is more physically demanding, you may need to wait a full week before resuming work. Patients are usually able to resume normal activities within 1 to 2 weeks and active physical exercise within 4 weeks after treatment.
How long do the results last?
The results of BodyTite™ and FaceTite™ are typically long lasting. The skin-tightening effects of the treatments will continue to improve for approximately 6 months after the treatment. The best way to ensure long-lasting results is to maintain a healthy lifestyle, with regular exercise and a nutritious diet, as well as proper skin care.
"Each of us has a different ideal and our own individual anatomy. I listen to you and your body to find options for beautiful and natural results. "
- Joyce Aycock, MD