Firmer, smoother skin. Revitalise your skin and body using ACCENT ™ RF. The Accent ™RF delivers controlled radio frequency energy into the skin, using Unipolar and Bipolar handpieces, for deep (up to 20mm) and superficial (2-4mm) penetration of RF field, respectively.
Before the treatment, an anaesthetic cream may be applied to the skin depending on your personal tolerance and sensitivity to pain. Although, most people find that the treatment produces a “comfortably warm” sensation.
The area to be treated will be lubricated with thin layer of oil. Then a reading on the skin surface temperature will be taken using an infrared thermometer to assist the practitioner in assessing the heating effect that the RF energy is producing. Regular temperature checks will follow to ensure that the correct degree of heating is being obtained in the treatment area, and also to ensure that a uniform delivery of the RF energy is being maintained, based on a uniform skin surface temperature throughout treatment.
Both RF energies are delivered to the skin’s surface with continuous contact cooling delivered by powerful cooled tips (sapphire) which provides additional patient comfort and also protects the surface layers of the skin. After treatment, the oil will be gently removed from the skin surface and the area dried. No aftercare cooling is required but you may wish to moisturise the skin afterwards. You will then be able to go about your daily routine immediately afterwards.
Results are said to last for anything from 6 months to up to 2 years for facial tightening treatments according to the manufacturer. However, ongoing maintenance will be required more frequently for older people and for those with poor skin quality to begin-with, as a result of smoking, sun exposure, alcohol consumption etc.
For body contouring applications, the improvement in the skin quality is similar to the facial tightening results; however keeping the body contours in check is also subject to a person’s diet, calorie intake, exercise and lifestyle. Fat cells have the capability of expanding to 500 times their size, thus an unbalanced diet and unhealthy lifestyle plays a centre roll in keeping body contours in good shape more than any treatment can, effective as it is.
As long as you are generally healthy and don’t have any skin diseases or infections in the area treated, there are few medical reasons why patients should not undergo this treatment. Although there is no evidence that this treatment is harmful for pregnant women, you would generally be advised to wait until after you have given birth before embarking upon a course of treatment.