The Accent Family of medical devices offers treatments that range from rhytids to wrinkle and cellulite reduction. Accent XL in particular offers an alternative to lipo without surgery for spot fat reduction using radio frequency energy. The lipo without surgery by Accent XL uses two radio frequency modes known as BiPolar and UniPolar for therapeutic heating of tissue in various depths of the body.
Without getting into the science behind how radio frequencies are used to target fatty tissue, this FDA approved device causes fat to breakdown so it can be removed naturally by the body. The fat is eliminated through the urine along with other toxins and natural body waste. It can take a few weeks before results are finalized as the body continues to remove the fat over this period of time. The heat from the radio frequency energy also promotes collagen production and tightens skin for smooth, younger looking skin over the treated area.
This type of treatment is also known as Thermotherapy and the side effects of Accent XL are extremely limited. It can be performed on almost any area of the body that the patient desires. The commonly treated areas include places like the neck and face, arms, butt, thighs, stomach and chest. These areas end up looking tighter and can be sculpted in a way to look natural and rejuvenated.
It is a generally painless procedure as two handheld pieces are passed over the area of the body being treated. Patients report that there is a warm sensation and some liken it to a massage. There are also cooling techniques that some service providers might use to minimize any chance of physical pain. The treatment session will usually last about 30 minutes and it isn’t unusual for a patient to require multiple sessions, typically 3 to 6 spaced about two weeks apart, to be fully treated.
The cost of Accent XL will depend on a wide range of factors. The typical cost is anywhere from $2,000 to $6,000. During your consultation it is a good idea to talk to your physician about the cost and what you can fit into your budget. Generally they will be able to help work out a treatment plan that is reasonable. The important thing to keep in mind is that there are limitations to any type of lipo without surgery so be sure you understand what the different types of treatments entail.