Cellulite Treatment with Accent XL

Finally, effective cellulite treatment

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. While it does not represent a health threat, cellulite is aesthetically unappealing, and a source of embarrassment to many women. Despite its prevalence, and repeated attempts to find a surefire treatment, no solution has adequately countered cellulite. Until now.

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.

How does Accent work?
Accent RF 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).

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.

Treatment – what to expect
During procedure, your doctor will use Accent radiofrequency to precisely heat 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 up to 45 minutes. Following treatment, you can immediately resume all routine activities. You may notice slight redness, which should disappear in less than 24 hours. Generally, no more than 6 to 8 treatments at two-week intervals are required.

Does it hurt?
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”. The procedure is not accompanied by any significant side effects.