As we age, our skin loses its firmness and elasticity, leading to looseness and sagging. This happens because our body stops producing as much collagen and elastin, which are vital elements for smooth, firm skin. As our skin becomes thinner and looser, we start to lose definition, wrinkle more easily, and cellulite becomes more apparent. Luckily, we may be able to fight the process! At the MI Skin Dermatology Center in Washington, DC, Dr. Isaac offers Accent RF, a revolutionary device which utilizes radiofrequency to non-surgically tighten and firm the skin in the right candidate.
What is Accent RF?
Accent RF is a safe and proven method for tightening loose, aging skin. Using RF, or radiofrequency waves, it can target deep tissue under your skin’s surface in order to stimulate collagen production and contract the dermis, leading to naturally smoother and firmer skin for most patients. By targeting deep tissue, Accent RF can obtain both immediate smoothing of the skin as well as results that continue to improve over the next few months. Results are not guaranteed, and may vary between patients.
This procedure can be great for use on the face and neck, to smooth and tighten the thin, crepe-like skin that develops as we age. This Washington, DC skin tightening treatment can be precisely targeted to specific areas of the skin, making it a good option for the delicate skin of the face and neck. This can also potentially be used to tighten loose skin found after pregnancy or surgery.
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What is an skin tightening treatment like?
This skin tightening treatment is quick and relatively painless. Generally a session doesn’t take longer than 45 minutes, depending on the area to be treated. Most patients do not find treatment painful and describe it as a “warm massage.” No anesthesia is required for the procedure, although if you are worried about pain Dr. Isaac in Washington, DC may be able to give you something to help.
Side effects are usually minimal. You may notice a slight redness in the area which was treated, which should disappear within a day. Treatment most often requires no recovery time, so you should be able to resume your daily activities and go back to work with no worries! Accent RF could be great for people who can’t afford to take days off work to recover from a surgical procedure.
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When are results visible?
Improvement in the skin should be able to be seen immediately after a session, with further results appearing over the course of a few months. Many patients require just one or two sessions for noticeable results, although how many sessions are needed will depend on you and what kind of results you’re looking for. Dr. Isaac in Washington, DC may recommend follow-up sessions in order to maintain your new youthful skin.
This can also be used in combination with other treatments such as dermal fillers in order to achieve a fuller, more facelift-like result. Called a “liquid facelift,” these nonsurgical facelifts are becoming increasingly popular among both men and women who want a more youthful appearance but who don’t have the time for a full surgical procedure. Accent RF to tighten the skin plus a dermal filler such as Restylane to fill in wrinkles or a chemical peel or laser treatment to even the skin tone can result in more comprehensive results than any one procedure alone!
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If you are starting to notice that your skin is becoming looser and beginning to sag, or if you recently lost pregnancy weight but still have loose skin, Accent RF could be a good solution for you. Contact Dr. Isaac at the MI Skin Dermatology Center in Washington, DC to schedule your Accent RF consultation! For more information about Accent RF and to make your appointment, just call (202) 817-2249.
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