What is an Accent treatment?
Accent is a new comfortable way to tone and tighten loose skin. This revolutianary skin tightening and body reshaping regimen uses controlled heat therapy to treat wrinkles without surgery. The treatment uses non-invasive radio frequency energy to give you smoother, rejuvenated skin and the firm, toned look of youth.
During the procedure, your Laser Technician at Secret Body Henderson will use the Accent system to precisely heat the tissue just within your skin's inner layer (dermis). Depending on the size of the treated area, a treatment may take up to 45 minutes.
Following each treatment, you can immediately resume all routine activities. You may notice a slight redness, which should disappear in less than 24 hours. Generally, no more than three to five treatments at two weeks intervals will be required.
Is Accent safe?
Absolutely. Incorporating advanced safety precautions, Accent directs proven RF energy to the precise areas of your skin that you wish to improve. Thousands of patients have been treated safely and successfully worldwide using the Accent system.
When should I see 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, and firmer looking skin. While just one or two treatments can produce good results, you may need follow-up procedures to best maintain and improve your body's youthful appearance.
Does it hurt?
While pain tolerance is subjective, most people tolerate Dual-layer RF Thermotherapy well and have little or no discomfort. Patients often describe the sensation as a "warm massage." The risk of significant side effects is extremely low.
The Accent™ provides controlled radiofrequency energy using unipolar and bipolar handpieces, for deep (up to 20mm) and superficial (2 - 6mm) penetration of RF energy, respectively.
The Unipolar handpiece allows deep controlled penetration of RF energy and treats cellulite symptoms by three main mechanisms:
tightening of the underlying tissues, which in turn causes a production of new collagen and collagen remodelling;
increased blood circulation to the area being treated and drainage of the fatty deposits to the lymphatic system; and
fatty acid decomposition and heat-induced fat cell death.
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.
What is it Used to Treat
Accent™ treatment applications (using either the Unipolar (3rd generation Monopolar) or Bipolar head) include:
Fat reduction on the arms, abdomen, buttocks and legs
Skin tightening on the face, arms, abdomen, buttocks and legs
Complete body contouring
Pre liposuction skin tightening
Post liposuction smoothing
Lipoma (benign tumour composed of fat tissue) treatment