Kent V. Hasen, MD: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Med Spa of Naples
3699 Airport Pulling Road North
Naples, FL 34105
Phone: (239) 262-5662
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
BodyTite & FaceTite Nonsurgical Skin Tightening
Many women and men would like to restore firm, smooth contours—whether it’s on the face and neck, arms and legs, abdomen, and areas in between—without surgery, scars, or a lengthy recovery period. The versatile InMode device offers nonsurgical skin tightening and fat reduction through the FDA-cleared BodyTite, FaceTite, and AccuTite procedures. At his Naples-Fort Myers practice, Dr. Kent V. Hasen offers these innovative treatments that provide remarkable skin tightening for people who want an alternative to surgery.
How does it work?
These procedures use focused radiofrequency (RF) energy to stimulate collagen production and melt fat just below the skin without harming its surface. The treatment applicators for BodyTite, FaceTite, and AccuTite vary in size to accommodate large and small areas of concern. Each applicator has an external RF transmitter that is run along the top of the skin while a long thin probe, inserted under the skin, follows the transmitter from inside as RF energy is emitted between the ends of them. The skin and fat are heated to carefully controlled temperatures from the outside surface and underneath, causing the skin to tighten and fat to melt. Collagen production is stimulated as well for additional firming of the skin over time.
Which areas can be treated?
Ready with a full range of applicators, Dr. Hasen can tighten the skin just about everywhere it’s needed, including:
- Face and neck, including the brow area, under the eyes, nasolabial folds, jawline, and double chin
- Breasts (nonsurgical breast lift)
- Upper arms and bra fat (at the armpit)
- Inner and outer thighs
- Fronts and sides of the knees
- Waist, hips, and abdomen
- Bra line and back
Dr. Hasen provides excellent liposuction results by using BodyTite treatments after fat removal to tighten and smooth out the skin without leaving noticeable surgical scars.
What are these treatments like?
After targeted areas are numbed with local anesthetic, Dr. Hasen inserts the tiny probe into the skin. As he guides the applicator slowly over the skin, RF energy is released. The BodyTite system monitors both internal and external temperatures to avoid excessive heating. The entire treatment takes from 15 minutes to an hour to complete, depending on the size and number of areas treated.
What is recovery like after BodyTite and FaceTite?
Expect some temporary discomfort, swelling, and bruising in the treated areas. To minimize swelling, you will need to wear a compression wrap for 1 to 4 weeks, depending on the areas treated. Most patients are ready to return to work and daily activities within 1 to 3 days.
When will I see results from BodyTite and FaceTite?
After these treatments, the skin is noticeably smoother and tighter right away. If liposuction is not performed, melted fat is gradually absorbed by the body’s cleansing processes and treated areas slim down further. As new collagen forms, the skin firms and tightens gradually for about 6 months.
A single treatment is all most patients need to achieve skin tightening results that are impressive, though less significant than results of a tummy tuck, facelift, or breast lift. Expect results to last for a few years with a healthy lifestyle.
Can FaceTite take the place of a facelift or neck lift?
Dr. Hasen offers the EmbraceRF procedure as a nonsurgical alternative to a facelift or neck lift for patients with a mild to moderate degree of loose skin or those who want to refresh their results from previous facial surgery. EmbraceRF combines FaceTite with an advanced microneedling treatment, also made by InMode, called Morpheus8. After numbing the lower face and/or neck with local anesthetic, Dr. Hasen performs this 2-step procedure as follows:
- FaceTite is used to tighten the skin and remodel underlying fat.
- The skin’s surface is treated with the Morpheus8 device, which emits RF energy through the microneedling pins, to address wrinkles and fine lines and boost skin tightening.
While there is mild swelling and redness temporarily, most patients feel comfortable going out in public within just 3 to 4 days. Only a single treatment is needed and there are no resulting scars. Review the comparison table to see how FaceTite compares to nonsurgical options such as Ultherapy® and Thermage® as well.
Facial Rejuvenation Procedure Comparison
Can BodyTite replace surgical skin tightening?
BodyTite is an excellent alternative to surgical removal of lax skin, which is done during procedures like arm lifts, thigh lifts, and tummy tucks, when the degree of sagging skin isn’t severe enough to justify the scars or when the patient wants to avoid more invasive surgery. BodyTite patients get back on their feet much faster than those who have surgery, as well. Review the comparison table for more information.