Accent Radiofrecency (RF)

Radiofrequency (RF) energy treatment is a technology for non-surgical tightening of the early signs of loose or sagging skin; ideal for those people who either don’t want, or don’t believe they are old enough to have a surgical procedure.

The Accent™ is primarily used to treat skin laxity by facial tightening, and is best suited to patients with mild to moderate sagging of facial tissues, usually those in their mid thirties to fifties, with any skin colour. It is commonly used to treat the forehead, under the eyes, cheeks, mid-face, jaw line, and the neck.

Based on current RF technologies, most people should see at least a mild improvement in their skin tightness, with minimal risks and downtime compared to surgery.

Treatment regime

It is recommended to have a course of 4-6 sessions (once every 3 - 4 weeks) for facial tightening. A treatment session can be expected to last about 25 minutes.

Body treatments are usually recommended once every 1 - 2 weeks with an average of 8 sessions in a programme. A treatment session can be expected to last about 45 minutes. This may be followed by a maintenance session in 1 - 3 months time.

Side effects & risks

The use of Accent™ may cause any of the following:

A heating sensation or pain during the treatment or immediately post-treatment. This pain is expected to be mild, and should disappear within a few minutes.

Mild erythema or reddening of the skin may appear in the treated area, which is likely to disappear within 24 hours.

A feeling of dry skin may occur during the first 12 hours post-treatment. It usually disappears within 48 hours. Lubrication with aloe-vera can be helpful.

In very rare circumstances it is possible to suffer from a skin burn.