Accent ™ at a Glance

Best Results 6 - 8
Duration of Results Monthly / Bi-monthly
Treatment Recovery 1 - 2 days
Risks & Complications Low
Anaesthetic None
Procedure Time 20 - 30 mins
Skin Specialist Therapist
Back To Work Same day

Skin Renewal Tip

Skin Renewal Tip: For those who would rather steer clear of going under the knife to shave a few years off their appearance, this new aesthetic procedure using Botox works without visible wounding the skin and is quickly gaining popularity…The Liquid Facelift.

The Liquid Facelift is a facial contouring procedure that involves the use of strategically placed Botox and dermal fillers around the face. This “injectable facelift” can create a younger, plumper look and address concerns like lines, wrinkles, volume loss and sagging. This Liquid Facelift has been making a noticeable impact in aesthetic medicine during the past few years. It is typically more subtle than surgery and an increasing number of individuals are trying liquid facelift procedures before traditional face lift procedures.

Frequently Asked Questions

Accent treatments are available in Johannesburg at the Morningside, Parkhurst, Bedfordview, Fourways, West Rand and Illovo clinics, and in Pretoria at Irene and Brooklyn. In the Western Cape at Cape Quarter,Claremont, Constantia, Stellenbosch, Paarl and Willowbridge branches and KwaZulu Natal in and Umhlanga.

Accent is a non-invasive skin rejuvenation and tightening procedure which uses an innovative radiofrequency technique to treat two layers of skin at the same time, through a method called Dual-Layer Thermotherapy. The technique is used in treating sagging, ageing skin, as well as cellulite and offers results which are more noticeable than other procedures. By treating two layers of the skin, Accent improves the skin’s surface texture while advancing the production of the skin’s natural collagen, the material that gives youthful skin its firmness and elasticity. The Accent technique is non-invasive and requires no downtime. One of the most compelling reasons for the Accent’s popularity is its instant-gratification factor.

The Accent by Alma has FDA clearance for the non-invasive treatment of wrinkles and rhytids in April 2007.

Accent is a truly amazing combination as it non invasively treats subcutaneous fat from the double chin and jowls. A major benefit of Accent is that there are no downsides or risks as compared to other fat reducing modalities such as Laser lipolysis or traditional liposuction.

Benefits of Accent pre procedure: No pain medication, no topical anaesthesia, no surgery, no injection of a tumescent medium, all of which are a significant risk for the patient. This is a truly walk in, walk out procedure.
Benefits of Accent post procedure: no pain medication necessary, no bruising , no swelling, no recovery, no activity restrictions, no compression garments and no downtime. In fact, most patients aliken it to a hot stone massage.
Given the choice, most people would rather choose a non invasive procedure like Accent to improve their unwanted fat than choose invasive procedures like traditional liposuction and laser lipolysis, which are invasive procedures with post operative side effects and downtime. Liposuction is the most commonly used technique for fat reduction; however, it is associated with severe risks such as embolism, nerve compression, skin necrosis, problems with anaesthesia, infection and seroma.

Furthermore the success of liposuction and laser lipolysis is highly dependent on the skills and experience of the surgeon, therefore results can vary considerably. Hence, there is need for safer, non-invasive technologies such as Accent to achieve fat reduction and improve the facial silhouette.

During the procedure, your specialist will use a hand piece to apply the radiofrequency energy, moving the wand in a circular motion over the surface of your skin. The dual-layer technique allows the Bipolar module to treat the surface layers of the skin, while the Unipolar module treats the under layers for deep, effective dermal treatment. Both modules stimulate the skin to produce more collagen, improving the skin’s overall tone and firmness. The Bipolar module is ideal for treating delicate, thinner skin, such as that on the face and neck, smoothing the fine lines and wrinkles that occur as we age. The Unipolar module uses alternating electromagnetic fields to produce friction in the deeper layers of the skin, resulting in effective contouring of the treatment areas.

At the same time, the unit’s built-in cooler minimizes the sensation of heat you’ll experience during the treatment. Most facial procedures take about 15 to 30 minutes to complete, based upon the area being treated.

The local heating causes an immediate contraction of the collagen fibers and at the same time increases the metabolism of the fibroblasts thereby accelerating the production of new Collagen and Elastin fibers which strengthens the dermis.

Accent is an excellent treatment option for most individuals who are looking for a non-invasive treatment for the facial sagging an double chins which is noticeably improved in only 6 to 8 treatment sessions two weeks apart.

The Dual-layer Thermotherapy Accent procedure can be used anywhere on the body to treat sagging, wrinkled skin. Many individuals use the technique to tighten the crepe-like skin that often developed on the face and neck during the aging process.

In addition, on the body Accent safely and effectively treats cellulite and resistant fat such as tummy rolls, bra bulges and sagging buttocks as well as the appearance of cellulite.

The results of the Accent procedure are immediately evident, as the skin structures respond and visibly tighten. As your skin develops new collagen, you can expect your results to continue to improve, and your skin to appear firmer and more youthful.

At Skin Renewal Accent is commonly performed post a Lipodissolve treatment to improve the final facial shaping results when treating a double chin , ( see RAIL- THIN procedure). Accent is also safely combined with our signature treatment 3 D Skin Rejuvenation and Carboxytherapy

On the face between 6 to 8 treatments are necessary every 2 weeks.

Yes, Accent safely treats all skin types without pain or down-time.

At Skin Renewal we have a large number of lasers and devices available and our doctors are able to choose the best device to suit your requirements. Our doctors specialise in facial rejuvenation treatments and will be able to advise you on what is best for your problem. ( Link back to about us or welcome page )

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Review -Absolute Pleasure
Reviewed on 19 September 2014 by A.N on Accent

Was very comfortable with Candice, I will always come back.