Ask the Medical Cosmetics Expert – Dr. Burger
Accent™ Radio Frequency Skin Tightening
Is it for me?
Radio Frequency is for you if you need skin tightening, fatty pocket reduction and cellulite improvement. Skin Tightening treatments for the Face are combined with Vitamin Infusions for more dramatic and longer lasting results. Body Skin Tightening treatments are commonly combined with Mesotherapy for Cellulite Treatments and Body Sculpting.
Where can we treat?
Skin can be tightened almost anywhere on the body. Fatty pockets such as under the chin, the tummy, saddlebags, hips, legs, upper arms and unwanted bulges around bra are very successful with treatment. Skin Tightening for Cellulite is most commonly treated on the thighs, abdomen, arms and buttocks.
How does it work?
The Accent™ uses radio frequency waves to create a field of heat in the deep layers of the skin and the fatty tissue (up to 4 cm deep). This type of treatment causes breakdown of fatty pockets/cellulite while causing both immediate and delayed collagen and elastin fibre improvements. The immediate improvements are a result of existing collagen and elastin fibre contraction. The delayed improvements are due to the induction of new collagen and elastin formation.
Accent™ Radio Frequency uses the same technology as Thermage™ but with lower cost and discomfort. An accumulative effect is obtained by doing a few treatments over a specific amount of time. The amount and duration of treatments are determined when a Trained Technician meets you for your complimentary consultation.
Having it done:
During the procedure a hand piece is used which strokes a smooth disc across the skin in the area of treatment. Gradually the area builds up heat and the client experiences a warm sensation. It is very tolerable and comfortable for clients. This process is considered a non-downtime procedure.
How many will I need?
Most individuals require a series of treatments to achieve optimal results. Usually Skin Tightening for the Face consists of two treatments and Skin Tightening on the body requires between 4-8 treatments. Every client is different so it is best to book a free consultation for a specialized treatment plan.
Before Treatment Face:
Hummingbird MediSpa protocol includes a Vitamin Infusion Facial in the week preceding before the Accent ™ Radio frequency treatment. This preparation ensures more dramatic results and a more visible, immediate and long term skin tightening result. We schedule these procedures with specific consideration for clients who have received Botox or Injectable Filler treatments. This will be discussed during your complimentary consulation with our trained Technicians.
Before Treatment Body:
Hummingbird MediSpa protocol includes a Vitamin Infusion to the treatment area in the week preceding the Accent ™ Radio frequency treatment. This preparation ensures more dramatic results and a more visible, immediate and long term skin tightening result. This will be discussed during your complimentary consulation with our trained Technicians.
The trained technicians will discuss a maintenance program to ensure long lasting results. The maintenance program will be a fraction of the time and money that was invested into the initial treatment.
Full List of Treatable Body Parts:
- Neck • Chin • Arms • Upper body front and back (“Bra Fat”) • Back • Stomach • Hips (“Love Handles”/ “Muffin Top”) • Buttocks • Front of Thighs • Back of Thighs • Inner Thighs.