What is Accent XL?
The Accent XL procedure is a technique which rejuvenates aging skin in a non-invasive, radiofrequency based procedure by treating two separate layers of skin in a single treatment. The technique is called “dual-layer thermotherapy,” and is effective in treating loose, sagging skin, and uneven skin texture and tone. Accent XL is also a very effective technique for the treatment of cellulite. The treatment encourages the skin’s natural development of collagen, which gives skin its firm, elastic tone. The technique requires no downtime and is non-invasive, making it a popular alternative for both men and women who do not want to commit to more complicated and extensive surgical procedures.
Who is a candidate for Accent XL?
The Accent XL procedure is an excellent option for men and women interested in firming up sagging, loose skin or reducing all degrees of cellulite buildup through a non-invasive procedure.
Which area of the body is Accent XL useful for?
Accent XL’s unique dual-layer technique is suitable for use anywhere on the body where there is loose, wrinkled, and sagging skin or cellulite. The procedure is especially popular with individuals seeking to tighten up the crepe-like skin that can occur on the underside of arms and under the neck as a result of aging or significant weight loss, and is also a popular treatment for individuals following pregnancy and weight loss surgeries, to tone and tighten stretched, loose skin.
Who is not a candidate for Accent XL?
In general, men and women who are diabetic, taking photosensitizing drugs, or who have pacemakers are not good candidates for Accent XL procedures. In addition, women who are pregnant or nursing should not undergo Accent XL.
Is the cellulite reduction from Accent XL treatments permanent?
Accent XL offers individuals long-term and often permanent results, and the cellulite which is removed by Accent XL is gone for good. This does not mean that new cellulite cannot form in time, however.
How is Accent XL performed?
The Accent XL dual-layer technique uses a special hand piece to deliver radiofrequency energy to both the surface and deeper layers of the skin. Both treatments affect the production of collagen, effectively encouraging the skin to produce new collagen, which helps the skin regain some of the elasticity lost through the normal aging process. This dual-layer technique is specially designed to treat both the fine, delicate skin of the face and neck, as well as deeper, thicker skin layers. This deep treatment also aids in re-contouring the underlying structures of the skin. Most procedures require about 30 to 60 minutes to perform, depending upon the size of the area being treated, and are often likened to a hot stone massage.
What is recovery from the Accent XL procedure like?
With Accent XL, recovery time is minimal. Most patients say the Accent XL treatment feels like a warm stone massage, and there may be some slight redness and warmth in the area following treatment. However, patients are able to return to their regular routines immediately following treatment, which is one of the reasons the Accent XL procedure is so popular.
When will I begin to see the results from Accent XL treatments?
You should see the results of the Accent XL treatment immediately following your treatment, when the skin shows the initial evidence of tightening. Your results will continue to improve over time as your body develops new collagen, causing the skin to improve in tone and texture.
How many Accent XL sessions are needed?
The number of Accent XL sessions that are required varies based on the individual patient’s condition and the results each individual hopes to achieve through the dual-layer technique. Most patients see visible results after 1 or 2 treatments, but optimal results may require 6 to 12 treatments with the Accent XL technique. Most specialists recommend patients undergo a series of “maintenance” treatments to prolong the beneficial effects of the initial Accent XL treatment.
When can one return to work after Accent XL treatment?
Individuals can expect to return to their normal routines, including work, immediately following the Accent XL procedure.
What are advantages of Accent XL over other procedures?
There is no invasive surgery involved in the Accent XL procedure, which is relatively quick and pain-free and requires no downtime. The Accent XL also requires fewer treatments than many laser treatments.
Is Accent XL approved for use in USA?
Yes, Accent XL is approved for use in the USA.
Is Accent XL covered by insurance companies?
Because the Accent Xl procedure is considered a cosmetic procedure, it is not covered by major medical insurance companies.
What is the cost of Accent XL?
Depending upon the area being treated, the cost of Accent XL treatment usually ranges from $400 to $600 per treatment.
Disclaimer: This information is intended only as an introduction to this procedure. This information should not be used to determine whether you will have the procedure performed nor does it guarantee results of your elective surgery. Further details regarding surgical standards and procedures should be discussed with your physician.
By Anti-Aging.org Staff
Updated: April 20, 2009