It’s not that we have overly difficult winters down here on the South Carolina coast, but we’re still not heading over to Coligny Beach Park on a typical Saturday in January. That makes winter a great time to come see Dr. Smith to put our EmbraceRF technology to work tightening the skin on your face and neck. These treatments offer similar tightening and firming that can be achieved with a surgical facelift…without the surgery.
That’s pretty cool for a cool December or January day.
Here’s more about EmbraceRF at Dr. Smith’s.
What is EmbraceRF?
Our EmbraceRF is actually three devices in one. EmbraceRF is a combination of powerful technologies to effectively treat skin and subdermal adipose tissue of the face and neck. Its technology combines treatment to tighten skin laxity and remodel fat, delivering the results of a facelift and neck lift without surgery.
How it works
EmbraceRF is a minimally invasive radiofrequency-assisted liposuction (RFAL) procedure. For its AccuTite and FaceTite treatments, EmbraceRF uses a very thin cannula with an internal electrode that is inserted through a tiny incision. Attached to the cannula, but resting atop the skin, is a metal wand that features an external electrode. The radiofrequency energy passes from the internal electrode to the external electrode, heating the fat and surrounding tissues without damaging those tissues. The liquefied fat is then suctioned away through the cannula. The RF energy that has heated the dermis layer of the skin causes the skin to contract and tighten, firming the area.
What technologies make up EmbraceRF?
This workstation provides three different treatments for our patients.
AccuTite — AccuTite delivers precision heating to remodel adipose tissue on the face and neck. This is the smallest minimally invasive radiofrequency contraction device available, so it can address very small areas that cannot be treated with larger devices. These are areas such as undereye bags, the brows, and the lower face and neck. On the body it can target axilla bra fat, the upper arms, even the knees.
FaceTite — FaceTite uses a different cannula/handpiece that addresses the entire face and small areas of the body, delivering results similar to a surgical facelift. It does this by using RF energy to tighten skin and liquefy fat at the same time.
Morpheus8 — This third system combines microneedling with RF energy to achieve fractional skin resurfacing without the downtime associated with fractional laser resurfacing. As the microneedling pins penetrate the epidermis into the dermis layer of the skin, they deliver the RF energy directly into the dermis. The microscopic punctures, coupled with the RF energy in the dermis (which converts to heat) trigger a wound-healing response in the body. This tightens the skin through new collagen production, as well as improving skin tone and texture.
Interested in getting the results of a facelift with the surgery? Call Dr. Smith at (843) 705-8940 and ask about EmbraceRF.