The dreaded 'orange peel' effect of cellulite affects up to eight out of ten adult women of all races. Whilst it doesn't harm your health, it can be a source of embarrassment for many women that suffer from it. Contrary to popular opinion, it is not necessarily related to weight: slender women can also suffer from cellulite. There are many creams and lotions on the market targeted at helping to firm problem areas and reduce cellulite, but these are no guarantee to rid you of your dimpled skin.
However, Cindy is pleased to inform patients of a treatment within her clinic which effectively targets cellulite, and actually shrinks fat cells and remodels the connective tissue that forms the dimpled skin surface. Accent is a radiofrequency therapy that is non-invasive, effective, and a long lasting way to reduce cellulite. By selective dermal heating that stimulates the production of new collagen, Accent has been shown to improve skin surface texture, and you can expect to see rapid results, fast - you can expect to lose up to 2cm circumference from the thigh in one half-hour session.
Accent can also be used to tighten loose skin on facial areas, using the same effective methods as it does to treat fatty deposits in the thigh, hip, buttock, stomach and upper arm areas.
Accent RF Therapy FAQ’s:
What is cellulite?
In basic terms, cellulite is a thick, gelatin-like substance that collects within skin’s tissue. Your body’s muscles are wrapped in fatty connective tissue, and when the natural process of cleansing and nourishing from body fluids slows down, this thick substance forms and creates a puckered, ‘orange peel’ effect on the outer skin.
What causes it?
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.
How does Accent work on cellulite?
Accent radiofrequency applies deep, dermal heating to fat bundles, which encourages new collagen formation in the skin, and effectively remodels it. This dermal heating also stimulates blood circulation, which helps your body to drain trapped fatty deposits and toxins. Finally, the thermal activity from the radiofrequency helps to actually shrink fat cells.
What can I expect during treatment?
After a full consultation whereby your treatment plan, expectations and desired results are discussed, you will undergo a body examination whereby your problem areas will be highlighted. When treatment commences, the accent tip will be applied 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 15 to 50 minutes. Once your treatment has ended, you can immediately go back to you usual day-to-day activities - no rest period is required. You may notice slight temporary redness, which should disappear in less than 24 hours.
Does Accent treatment hurt?
Most patients describe the sensation of Accent treatment as a warm massage. The majority of patients feel little or no discomfort during Accent treatment.
How much does a Accent RF treatment cost?
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