Radiofrequency treatments are a great way to tighten your skin, smooth cellulite and reduce volume.

I have the Accent Radiofrequency machine from Alma Lasers. It features 2 handpieces: unipolar for deep heating and bipolar for superficial tightening.

The energy from the unipolar handpiece penetrates several centimeters below the skin, causing deep heating of the tissues. The immediate result is increased blood flow and lymphatic drainage, recontouring of fat and tightening of existing collagen. The deep heating also tricks the body into thinking it has an injury, turning on healing responses which ultimately result in collagen formation.

Accent has been shown to reduce the thickness of fat under the skin by about 20% and it also reduces the appearance of cellulite.

The bipolar handpiece only penetrates a few millimeters into the skin so it produces superficial skin tightening. Once again, the bipolar handpiece will tighten the existing collagen in the skin on the day of the treatment, leading to immediate improvement in the appearance of wrinkles, sagging skin and stretch marks.