The phrase, “beauty is only skin deep” has never been as true as now with the newest safe and non-invasive treatment in Cosmetic Dermatology today.

Accent™ RF (radiofrequency) therapy is headed for skin treatment’s Triple Crown:
it tightens loose skin, reducing wrinkles by promoting healthy collagen production
it reduces excess inches/fat by shrinking fat cells and unsightly bulges
it reduces the appearance of cellulite

Accent™ delivers these results via a non-invasive, effective and long-lasting gentle process.  On April 30, 2007 the FDA approved the Accent™ Dual Mode RF System for the non-invasive treatment of wrinkles and tightening of lax skin.  FDA approval for the treatment of cellulite by the Accent™ is anticipated in the near future.

Victoria A. Cirillo-Hyland, M.D., the selected FDA trial clinical investigator for this area, notes that the Accent™ system is superior to earlier generations of RF technologies in the treatment of skin looseness, particularly on the neck.  Furthermore, she notes that it is virtually painless and requires no downtime.  Accent™ treatments can be performed quickly with no anesthesia and may be used in conjunction with other treatments such as fillers, pulsed light, and Botox® to achieve better results for the “non-surgical facelift”.

How does Accent™ work?

Accent™ precisely heats an area of the inner layer of your skin while simultaneously cooling the outer layer.  As the inner layer is heated, a natural reaction occurs, promoting the creation of new collagen.  Immediate skin tightening is evident and the final results are often quite impressive.   Dr. Cirillo-Hyland has used the Accent™ to tighten skin on the face, neck, and upper arms.

Before collagen
Before (Collagen Bundles)
collagen bundles

The Accent™ may additionally be the answer to stubborn cellulite deposits, fat that lies between the surface of the skin and the muscle beneath.  Often likened to an “orange peel” in texture, cellulite zones affect thighs, buttocks, hips, abdomen, and arms.  Until now, the only options for body reshaping these areas involved expensive, higher risk surgical procedures like liposuction, tummy tucks, thigh and buttocks lifts.  Accent’s RF treatment is quick, and requires no anesthesia or prolonged recovery times.  Accent body reshaping treatment provides excellent long-term results and steady improvement.

fat cells before
Fat cells before
Fat cells after

For further information please visit the FDA at, Alma Lasers at, or contact Cirillo Cosmetic Dermatology Spa at 610.525.5029.

Victoria A. Cirillo-Hyland