With age comes aging. The body will start to feel more aches and pains. Eyesight will start to falter. The skin will start to loosen. Thankfully, we live in the twenty-first century and many of these issues can be remedied. There are supplements, medication, surgeries, and procedures. Every year the results that they provide get better and people look and feel younger.
One of the areas of aging that has seen rapid improvement in the last few years is fat reduction and skin tightening. For decades, the only good option for skin tightening around the face was a facelift. When it came to body tightening, liposuction tended to provide the best result. Now, however, there are new technologies that enhance the effects of liposuction and provide a less invasive alternative to a facelift.
What Is BodyTite?
BodyTite is a minimally invasive procedure that breaks down fat cells under the skin. It uses a radio frequency to accomplish this while leaving no scars, providing results only before seen using more invasive surgeries. This means that individuals can get breast lifts, arm lifts, and more without the heavy anesthesia, the extensive recovery time, or the unsightly scarring that were common in other more invasive procedures in the past. The additional benefit, though, that the radiofrequency brings is the ability to provide three-dimensional remodeling, contouring the body as the fat cells are killed.
How The BodyTite Technology Works
The BodyTite instrument pairs a cannula, or a thin tube that is inserted into the body, with an electrode, which works in parallel with an electrode outside of the body. The radio frequency is deployed from the cannula to the electrode so that the fat-burning heat can be precisely directed. It is this capability that allows BodyTite to deliver smooth results. In other words, the device is able to avoid over-treating or under-treating any part of the treatment area because the heat can be so closely regulated.
As the treatment is being delivered, the machine is getting temperature updates and adjusting itself accordingly. The operator is also getting real-time updates about temperature, including temperature in the deeper fat areas where readers are not able to reach. This, then, allows for manual adjustment if needed.
In collaboration with the radio frequency pulses that are killing fat cells in the target area, the handpiece on the machine simultaneously aspirates and coagulates, removing adipose tissue that has been liquefied by the heat. This means that instead of killing the fat cells and then removing them, the entire process is done in one step. Compared to laser assisted devices, BodyTite is four times as fast.
After being treated with BodyTite, patients can expect certain results that they will not see with other fat reduction procedures:
No scars will be left after the treatment.
The skin will appear and feel smooth, rather than lumpy or irregular, which can sometimes be caused by liposuction and other treatments.
The skin on the treatment area will tighten, reducing sagging or loose skin.
The stimulation of new soft tissue development and contraction.
The reduction of fat in problem areas or places that are difficult to target with exercise.
A more contoured body.
A reduction in cellulite visibility.
BodyTite Procedure Benefits
While the biggest BodyTite procedure benefits are the end results that patients will see, the actual procedure is much easier and efficient than any that have come before it. Here are just a few of the advantages of opting for BodyTite:
The coagulation of blood vessels.
The procedure is safe, has been cleared by the FDA, and is currently available in Australia, Asia, Europe, Canada, and the United States. Additionally, the safety features on the device prevent the possibility of heat or thermal injuries.
A very limited recovery time due to minimal swelling and pain—Most patients will be fully recovered in under a week. Compared to plastic surgery, this can take weeks off the recovery time and allow patients to quickly jump back into their fitness routine or other tasks that require heavy lifting.
Patients do not have to undergo general anesthesia, which means the procedure can be completed quickly, with patients walking out as soon as it is over.
Nearly any area of the body can be treated, including the stomach, thighs, arms, back, chest, legs, and shoulders.
What Is FaceTite?
FaceTite is very similar to BodyTite in how it works and what it is. However, it is geared specifically towards the face and smaller areas on the body. While it does provide fat reduction and skin tightening, it is most commonly used for contouring. And just like BodyTite, it is minimally invasive and harnesses the power of radio frequency assisted lipolysis, allowing for both external and internal lipolysis in a way that remodels the fibrous septa--The connective tissue just below the skin. As people age, the fibrous septa hardens and contracts, which creates the appearance of cellulite, sagging skin, and more.
However, while BodyTite is designed for larger areas of the body, FaceTite is specifically designed for more sensitive areas, including the face, neck, chin, jowl line, and other areas that have loose skin and deep lines.
When the fibrous septae and dermal collagen are heated, they thermally contract. This contraction enables immediate contouring. This then reverses the effects of aging, tightening the skin, reducing the appearance of cellulite, and reducing the amount of fatty cells. And while results can be seen immediately, the appearance of the skin and the treated area will continually improve for roughly six months.
How The FaceTite Technology Works
The technology works in a similar way to BodyTite. The radio frequency energy is transferred from the cannula that is injected into the skin. The energy then travels to the electrode that is on the outside of the skin, just above the end of the cannula. The internal cannula heats the internal connective tissue to a temperature of roughly 55 degrees celsius and the external electrode heats the top layer of skin to 36 degrees celsius.
The 55 degree heat that is emitted from the internal cannula tip is meant to coagulate blood vessels, allowing the blood to clot and preventing bleeding. The other job of the cannula is to liquify fat under the skin. This combination reduces the potential of bruising, pain, and edema (i.e. the accumulation of fluid in the treatment area).
The power of the radio frequency is measured in the same way as the BodyTite technology. It uses online measurements of skin temperature, as well as tissue impedence (i.e. the electrical properties of the tissue).
The reason that FaceTite has succeeded is because the technology guarantees uniformity of radio frequency across the skin. This means that the contouring is smooth and even across the entire area that has been treated.
The FaceTite results have proven to be completely uniform across the board, with patients being able to see the effects immediately. However, the results become most visible within about two to four months. All patients can expect the following results:
Fat around the face and neck can be significantly reduced, which lessens the appearance of puffiness.
Skin on the neck and face can be tightened, which solves issues such as double chins, jowl lines, frown lines, and general aging visibility.
The contouring that occurs during the treatment smooths over the skin, creating an eveness across the treated area.
FaceTite Procedure Benefits
There is no comparable treatment to FaceTite that is currently available. The other options on the market are simply not as effective or are much more invasive. Here are the reasons that many individuals are opting for this procedure over the alternatives:
It is safe and controlled, both because the technology has temperature controls and because it is minimally invasive.
There is no risk of areas outside of the treatment area being affected because the energy pulses are direct and precise (i.e. necessary fat and deeper structures will not be damaged).
The procedure is non-excisional (i.e. the fat and skin are not cut off of the body).
There is no risk of scarring.
Patients do not need weeks of recovery time because the pain, swelling, and bruising is considerably less. It only takes a few days to recover fully.
Patients do not have to undergo general anesthesia.
The treatment takes less time than most other comparable procedures.
The end result is less harsh than a facelift and looks more natural.
Local anesthesia is used, making the procedure very tolerable.
It is just as customizable as a facelift, with every treatment being designed around what the individual patient desires.
BodyTite and FaceTite are the next evolution in body fat reduction and body contouring. While not as extreme or as expensive as plastic surgery, they can provide comparable results. The treatment is most useful for those who are just a few pounds over their target body weight or struggle with cellulite, sagging skin, or a build up of fat in difficult to target areas.
To find out more please contact Find a Better You. We would be happy to provide you with a consultation and more information about BodyTite and FaceTite.