Pros and Cons of Accent Laser Cellulite Treatments

The Accent Laser has been used in Europe and the United States for several years to reduce the appearance of cellulite and reduce body fat. The laser treatment uses radio-frequency energy to reduce and eliminate fatty deposits, decrease cellulite, and can also make the skin look smoother and more toned.

Here’s a close look at how the Accent laser works, and what its key benefits and drawbacks are:

How the Accent Laser Works

The Accent laser works in three ways, using radiofrequency energy waves to treat cellulite embedded under the skin and break down fatty deposits. The laser heats the skin so that the fat cells begin to shrink. It also increases circulation to the area, making so that it becomes easier for the body to release fat naturally. Finally, it stimulates the production of collagen so the skin appears smoother, more toned and firmer.
The bipolar radiofrequency waves penetrate between 2 to 6 mm into the skin, which is just enough to reach the adipose tissue and cellulite pockets in most parts of the body. If you’ve been struggling with losing weight or hiding cellulite around the hips, thighs, abdomen and other parts of the body, you may be a good candidate for Accent laser treatments.

Key Benefits of the Accent Laser

The Accent laser uses radiofrequency energy to heat up the two tissues at two different temperatures, and has a simultaneous cooling effect that protects the skin surrounding the tissues. This reduces the risk of burning and extensive damage to the skin and tissues, increasing the chances of a successful procedure. Some of the key benefits of the Accent laser include:
  • Provides long-lasting results
  • Can be performed on an outpatient basis
  • Improves circulation throughout the body
  • Breaks down fibrous tissue without any incisions
  • Results are visible after each session
  • Comfortable treatment
  • Provides progressive results for weeks and months after the procedure

Drawbacks of the Accent Laser

Even though the Accent laser offers a number of benefits, there are some risks involved and drawbacks to consider. As with all laser treatments, there is a risk of burning and scarring. While this is minimized with the laser’s cooling technology, the laser can still damage the tissues and cause a significant amount of scarring – the procedure must be administered by a licensed and certified professional in order to minimize the risk.
Men and women that undergo the Accent laser procedure must also maintain a healthy diet and consistent exercise regimen in order to achieve and maintain significant results. Since the procedure does not eliminate the fat cells completely, existing fat cells will fill up if the person consumes too many calories. A well-balanced diet and regular exercise regimen are essential for long-term success with this procedure.
Learn more about the Accent Laser in our information guide, or consult with a cosmetic surgeon in your area to find out if you may be a good candidate for Accent laser treatments.