Cellulite affects nearly all adult women of all races. Characterized by a dimpled “cottage cheese” look, cellulite appears most commonly in the thighs and buttocks. Accent radiofrequency therapy is able to change the shape of fat cells and shrink and remodel the connective tissue that forms this unsightly condition. This technology presents a non-invasive, effective and long-lasting way to reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Accent RF employs three mechanisms to improve cellulite symptoms. It applies deep dermal heating to the fat bundles 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 services to shrink fat cells.
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.
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.
During Accent RF treatment, your laser technician will apply the treatment tip to your skin, precisely heating the skin’s inner layer (dermis), while its out 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 treatments may extend and improve upon results.
Dual-layer RF thermotherapy causes the deep structures of your skin to tighten right away; results are immediately visible. With time, new collagen develops, further tightening your skin and yielding even more beautiful, natural looking and firmer skin while just one or two treatments can produce good results, your laser technician may recommend follow-up procedures to best maintain and improve your body’s youthful appearance.
While pain tolerance is individual, most people tolerate Accent RF treatment well, and have little or no discomfort. Patients often describe the sensation as a warm massage.
Absolutely! Incorporating advanced safety precautions, Accent directs proven RF energy to precisely heat the areas of your skin that you wish to improve. Thousands of patients have been treated safely and successfully worldwide using the Accent system.
The prevalence of cellulite has led to hundreds of purported treatments, including topical solutions, massage-based techniques and surgical procedures such as liposuction – most with less than optimal results. Topical treatments do not penetrate the skin and can render only temporary and superficial effects. Obviously invasive surgery is accompanied by risk, relatively long recovery and doubtful results.
The Accent radiofrequency 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.
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