Accent improves cellulite symptoms and provides collagen remodelling, creating dramatic changes to skin tissue without the need for invasive surgery or topical anaesthetic.
What is Accent XL Skin Tightening?
Accent is a Radiofrequency treatment that stimulates the production of collagen and improves skin elasticity. This treatment uses heat through radiofrequency to modify weakened connective tissue and increase circulation. This treatment is highly effective in treating cellulite, sagging and aging skin as it targets both weakened connective tissue and poor micro-circulation (contributing factors in the formation of cellulite). Accent treatments can create dramatic change without the need for invasive surgery or topical anaesthetics, and with no downtime for the patient.
Accent is unique because it employs two unique radio frequencies to target cellulite. The first, unipolar Radiofrequency, uses heat to break down the fibrous bands that cause dimpling. In the process, fat cells are broken down and absorbed and metabolism of the area is increased, resulting in smoother skin.
The second, bipolar Radiofrequency, is then used to stimulate collagen production and tighten and firm the skin. It is important to remain hydrated and drink plenty of water while maintaining a consistent, healthy lifestyle both before and after treatments.
Accent may be used on almost any area where you experience skin laxity. Popular treatment areas include hips, thighs, buttocks, abdomen, arms, neck, and it may also used for skin tightening on the face.
Accent XL Radiofrequency Benefits*
- Cellulite and body contouring
- Metabolizing fat
- Improving circulation
- Decreasing muscle aches and pains
- Tightening skin
What to Expect During the Treatment
A rubbing technique is employed using the Accent hand piece to enable rapid, safe and effective treatment. Patients will experience a gradual, comfortable progressive increase in heat to the treatment area. The typical duration of the procedure is approximately 1-2 hours depending on the treatment area. The number of sessions required is dependent upon the area being treated; 6-8 treatments once a week being the standard protocol to treat cellulite.
Before and After Care
It is recommended that patients drink 6-8 cups of water before and after the Accent XL treatment, as hydrated tissue will lead to a more efficient procedure and assist in the overall cellular metabolism. It is also suggested to avoid sugar and alcohol prior to, and following, treatment.
Risks/Common Side Effects
It is not uncommon to experience some redness or short-term swelling in the effected area after your Accent skin tightening treatment. These symptoms usually subside within 24 hours and most patients are able to immediately resume their usual daily routine.