As the body ages, it begins to produce less collagen and elastin, two important substances that provide support to the underlying skin structure. This process leads to loss of skin firmness and elasticity, and the appearance of loose, sagging skin. The problem can be particularly apparent on areas of the face like the cheeks and jawline, where jowling begins to make an appearance. Tightening the skin involves replacing those substances and supporting the underlying structure to create a softer, smoother complexion.
What is Accent XL Skin Tightening?
Accent XL skin tightening uses a revolutionary combination of radiofrequency technology to provide controlled heat therapy to varying tissue depths. The bipolar module works on the outer layers of skin to provide rejuvenation, while the unipolar module works deeper to promote skin tightening and collagen production. This allows us to address a variety of skin concerns in a single procedure, customizing the treatment to your specific needs and desired outcome.
What does it treat?
The Accent XL skin tightening treatment firms loose skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the following areas:
- Face (including loose skin under the chin)
- Neck and decollate
- Loose skin underneath the upper arms
- Hips and buttocks
- Inner and outer thighs
What is the procedure like?
The Accent XL procedure is virtually painless and some patients even find the delivered heat energy to be relaxing. A handheld device administers controlled heat to the treatment area, which typically takes 30-60 minutes, depending on the size of the area. Patients may return to their daily activities as soon as the procedure is over. There is no discomfort after an Accent XL treatment and any skin redness will subside within about 24 hours.
What kind of results can I expect?
Many patients experience positive results after a single treatment session, although full results will not appear until a series of treatments is complete. We typically recommend around six treatment sessions, spaced 2-4 weeks apart. Once you have achieved your desired results, you will likely only need touch-up sessions once or twice a year to maintain those results.
Turning back the clock on your appearance is easier today than ever before, thanks to minimally-invasive treatments like Accent XL skin tightening. In just a few short treatment sessions, you can shave years off your look and enjoy smoother, firmer skin. To learn more about this innovative treatment, contact New Visage at 252-808-2NEW.