Accent XL is a non-invasive technology that uses radio waves in a controlled fashion to apply heat therapy that tightens the skin on the face and body. The treatment is comfortable, quick, and pain free (it feels like a warm to hot massage). It takes a series of treatments (usually five treatments at two week intervals) to see the full benefits. There is no down time at all. It helps tighten and firm any loose, wrinkled or dimpled skin anywhere on the body. It is used to tighten skin on the face, jowls, neck, and upper arms. It is effective in treating the thighs, buttocks, and abdomen. It works well on postnatal and post-surgical abdomens as well. Depending on the areas treated, the treatments last from 15 to 60 minutes. Over time the skin feels tighter, thicker, and smoother because of collagen and elastin stimulation. Patients often see immediate results, but over time the results improve even more. Once you have recieved a series of treatments, results are long lasting as long as you maintain your diet and exercise. Additionally, a single once a year maintenance treatment adds to long term success. The treatment is FDA approved and safe. Accent XL is the perfect treatment for my patients who want to revitalize their skin and body without undergoing surgery, injections, or downtime. When combined with other non-invasive skin rejuvenating procedures such as Fraxel or Pixel, results are superb.