Accent Skin Tightening | Body & Face Contouring
Prices vary based on area treated. Single session rates are listed below.
For best results and a savings discount, a package of 6 treatments is suggested.
Full Abdomen: $550
Full Back: $440
Full Face : $440
As aforementioned, skin tightening and body remodeling can be accomplished by different modalities. One is with the the laser technology described above and another is our Accent skin tightening technology which is a unique mechanism whereby high radiofrequency (RF) energy is transmitted directly to the tissue, causing rapid rotation of its water molecules. This rotation generates friction which produces powerful and effective heat. Because skin is composed mostly of water, the heating from this mechanism induces volumetric contraction within the skin- contracting existing fibers and stimulating the formation of new collagen while improving its thickness.
Two individual types of radio frequency technology are used namely Unipolar and Bipolar and allows for deep, homogenous heating which produces uniform results. This unique dual radio frequency technology provides controlled volumetric tissue heating to two distinct depths of tissue.
Basically, the Bipolar module focuses on the surface layer of the skin, while the Unipolar module penetrates further for deep dermal thermotherapy. The Bipolar treatment is well suited for areas where the skin is thinner and more delicate, such as the face, helping to smooth fine lines and wrinkles. The Unipolar treatment generates alternating electromagnetic fields that cause friction and heating in the deeper tissues, which leads to improvements in overall shaping and firmness. As the dermis is heated, a natural reaction occurs that promotes the creation of new collagen. The result is a return to the smooth, shapely and elastic skin of your youth and together, these dual-layer treatments can create dramatic change without the need for invasive surgery.
AREAS COMMONLY TREATED:
- causing collagen fibers to contract and multiply, which firms and improves laxity
- causing connective tissue to contract and thereby improve the skin’s contour, texture and architecture
- improving circulation which in turn allows retained fluids to drain from subcutaneous adipose tissue to reduce edema, erythema and overall volume.
**The benefits of this procedure may continue for up to 3 months after treatments.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
The temperature of the skin will be monitored during the procedure to ensure that an optimal temperature is maintained. A treatment may take anywhere from 45 mins to 90 mins depending on the size of the treatment area and you can return to work and routine activities immediately following a treatment. Generally, three to six treatments are recommended for best results and can be done at 2-4 week intervals. You may notice a slight redness and possibly swelling of the tissue which usually disappears in less than 24 hours. A significant benefit for this technology has also been seen in the management of Cellulite.
Cellulite is a skin condition affecting over 90% of most post-pubescent women and commonly appears on the hips, buttocks and legs. Contrary to popular belief, it is not caused by being overweight, as many believe. Cellulite appears in the subcutaneous level of skin tissue where fat cells are arranged in chambers surrounded by bands of connective tissue called septae. As water is retained, fat cells held within the perimeters of this area expand and stretch the connective tissue. Eventually this connective tissue contracts and hardens holding the skin at a non-flexible length, while the surrounding tissue continues to expand with weight, or water gain. This results in areas of the skin being held down while other sections bulge outward, resulting in the lumpy, unsightly ‘cottage-cheese’ appearance.
Who gets cellulite and why?
This condition mostly affects women and it begins to appear in girls around the age of 14 and increases as we mature when the subcutaneous skin layer thins and redistributes. Cellulite often forms in postnatal women and those who take birth control pills because the body’s waste system can’t get rid of the enormous flow of estrogen in the body. Cellulite can also develop after a traumatic injury, where the circulatory system has been disturbed.
Men rarely develop cellulite because their network of fat cells occurs deep in the skin. Compared to the men, the cells of women are smoother in shape and nearly reach the surface of the skin, causing a dimpling effect. Men’s cells are shaped more sharply and reside deeper in the skin, rarely poking through to cause the ripples we associate with cellulite.