ACCENT – Fat and Cellulite Removal and Skin Tightening

Imagine yourself finally losing those last few inches that just won’t go away no matter how hard you work out,
or imagine reducing fat and cellulite from your body without requiring surgery or downtime.

What is cellulite?

The body’s muscles are wrapped in a padding of fatty connective tissue. The fatty cells of the padding, bathed in a liquid medium, are held in place by a network of fibers, nourished and cleansed by body fluids. When this process is slowed down,
the tissue is flooded with waste materials that thicken into a gelatin-like substance, forming pockets which migrate closer to the skin’s surface. The visible result: a puckered ‘orange peel’ effect on the skin’s surface.

What causes cellulite?

Cellulite is far more common among women than men, which indicates that hormonal differences play a major role in its formation. While cellulite tends to appear in parts of the body where excess fat is deposited, it is widespread among both thin and overweight women.

The world most modern system for the Anti aging battle has arrived – The Accent™

Accent™ Non-invasive, non-ablative, RF technology for Cellulite reduction Accent™ is a state-of-the-art RF-heating source for aesthetic and cosmetic applications. The Accent™ is the ONLY system on the market which provides two types of radio frequency technology: UniPolar and BiPolar. This Unique dual radio frequency technology, RF2, provides controlled volumetric tissue heating to two distinct depths of tissue. Accent™ RF treatments can create dramatic change without the need for invasive surgery or even topical anesthetics. An added benefit is that there is no downtime.
Both RF energies are delivered to tissue with continuous contact cooling which provides additional patient comfort and epidermal protection.

How does Accent work?

Accent is a powerful tool that uses RF frequency waves that employs three mechanisms to improve cellulite symptoms. It applies deep dermal heating to the fat bundles (a) to bring about new collagen formation and skin remodeling. Stimulating enhanced blood circulation, the procedure also helps drain trapped fatty deposits and toxins. Finally, its thermal activity serves to shrink fat cells (b).

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The Accent radio frequency system represents the newest method in cellulite treatment. By selective dermal heating that stimulates the production of new collagen, Accent has been shown to improve skin surface texture. Accent RF cellulite treatment is effective, non invasive, and an easy, comfortable treatment for the patient.

The Treatment

During Accent treatment, the technician will apply the treatment tip to your skin, precisely heating the skin’s inner layer (dermis),
while its outer layer (epidermis) is continually cooled. Depending on the size of the treated area, treatment may take from about 20-50 minutes. You should see a gradual improvement. Following treatment, you can immediately resume all routine activities. You may notice slight temporary redness, which should disappear in less than 24 hours. While Accent RF has shown to be safe, effective and long-lasting, maintenance treatment may extend and improve upon results.

The Accent Advantage

Unlike other monopolar devices, such as the ThermaCool™ from Thermage device, the Accent™ does not require additional costly consumables (which often get factored into the cost of treatment) such as a coupling gel, return electrode (or grounding pad), or single-use treatment tips.
The Accent™ also does not require very good contact or pressure in the treatment area as it is used in motion; (known as a RF in motion technique), where the hand piece is moved in a vertical and horizontal pattern over the area rather than just staying in one spot at one time).
The bipolar handpiece penetrates less deeply into the tissue for use in facial tightening procedures in areas such as the temples, where the controlled heating at the desired penetration depth is essential, and deep penetration is avoided due to the sensitive nature of the area.
By applying the RF Bipolar energy at a higher radiofrequency of 40MHz (compared to 6MHz with ThermaCool™ from Thermage or 1MHz with Elos™ devices from Syneron), the Accent™ promotes controlled and pain free (for most people) heating of the skin in the treatment area, with subsequent contraction of the collagen tissue and a tightening of the skin.
Although, it is worth noting that the Accent™ is the only Unipolar and Bipolar RF system that actually allows practitioners to work with the cooling set to off (if desired); this is due to the way the controlled RF energy is delivered to the tissues, ensuring that the heating effect required for the desired results is only present in the sub-dermal layers whilst at the same time the skin surface temperature is kept at a “comfortably warm” level, (surface temperature reading within 39-42°C).
After treatment, the oil will be gently removed from the skin surface and the area dried. No aftercare cooling is required but you may wish to moisturise the skin afterwards. You will then be able to go about your daily routine immediately afterwards.

How long does it last?

Results are said to last for anything from 6 months to up to 2 years for facial tightening treatments according to the manufacturer.
However, ongoing maintenance will be required more frequently for older people and for those with poor skin quality to begin-with, as a result of smoking, sun exposure, alcohol consumption etc. For body contouring applications, the improvement in the skin quality is said to be long lasting, similar to the facial tightening results; however keeping the body contours in check is also subject to a person’s diet, calorie intake, exercise and lifestyle. Fat cells have the capability of expanding to 500 times their size, thus an unbalanced diet and unhealthy lifestyle plays a centre roll in keeping body contours in good shape more than any treatment can, effective as it is.

Treatment regime

A treatment session can be expected to last about 25-40 minutes and are usually recommended once every 1 – 2 weeks with an average of 8 sessions in a body treatment programme. This may be followed by a maintenance session in 1 – 3 months time. It is recommended to have a course of 4 sessions (once every 3 – 4 weeks) for facial tightening.