Tuesday, January 15, 2008
ACCENT VS THERMAGE
Patients frequently ask about the difference between Thermage and Accent RF procedures. Here are a few facts about both. Thermage was first available in January 2004 and was soon popularized when Oprah gave it her seal of approval as a "non-surgical facelift". Thermage, originally indicated to tighten facial skin, has since been approved for treatment of the skin on eyes, abdomen and hands. Approved by the F.D.A. in April 2007 Accent RF is the newest generation of radio-frequency skin-tightening and body contouring technology. Where Thermage is a one-time treatment that requires sedation, Accent RF is a procedure performed without the need for medication. Multiple treatments of Accent RF are required for optimum results. Thermage is popular with our patients from outside Toronto and those who simply do not have the time for frequent visits. Both Thermage and Accent RF deliver radio-frequency energy to the deeper layers of skin causing a contraction of the collagen fibres and stimulating new collagen growth. Accent RF's bi-polar and uni-polar handpieces allow the treatment of cellulite and body contours in addition to it's skin-tightening ability. Accent RF treatments are available for face, neck, abdomen and thighs. Find out more about these cutting-edge procedures. Call us at 416.966.FACE(3223)and book a consultation today. The benefits of these high-tech non-surgical beautifying procedures are available to you at Advanced Laser and Cosmetic Surgery Centre.