Accent HD3D is a multi-tasking treat that painlessly combines body contouring (a fat-trimming, sculpting delight) and a dimple-banishing cellulite treatment in one session. With no downtime, no side effects and no anaesthetic gel. By using three types of heat (superficial, medium and deep), it can selectively target the skin’s outermost and deepest layers at the same time. Because the skin’s surface is treated with superficial heat while the deeper layers are treated with medium and deep heat, this is the most comfortable way to combine body contouring in all its trimming power with a cellulite treatment for bump-free bliss.
How it works: Accent HD3D delivers focused radiofrequency energy (another name for radio waves) to three types of skin layers (epidermis, dermis and hypodermis) by controlling the point at which the wave makes contact with the skin. The superficial heat in this body-contouring, cellulite treatment selectively targets and tightens the epidermis (the outermost layer of skin) and dermis (the layer of skin between the epidermis and subcutaneous tissues). The radiofrequency energy heats the water in the skin, which is transferred to the surrounding lax collagen fibres (the net-like tissue that keeps skin taut). Like shrinking an over-stretched cotton sweater in the wash, this heat tightens (or re-coils) the lax collagen fibres, giving back that tautness we all crave and making this body-contouring, cellulite treatment, which lasts 45 minutes to an hour, truly painless.
While the superficial heat is working its tautening wonders, the medium and deep heat trims fat for a body-contouring boost and increases skin’s elasticity for a less dimpled surface. This body-contouring, cellulite treatment heats the stubborn fat in fat cells, which causes the lipids (fat molecules) to finally break down (lipolysis). The fat cells shrink and later these damaged fat cells die and are removed from the body via the liver.
Post-treatment, patients should avoid activity that stimulates excessive heat, such as sitting in a sauna or hot bath, and avoid sun exposure for 48 hours. Pregnant women should avoid having this treatment.
Accent HD3D, the ultimate cellulite treatment with body-contouring beautification, is from £150 per session with two weeks between each visit, and available at Bulgari Spa in Knightsbridge, London, and select clinics across the UK. Results are immediate and the best results are seen in the days and weeks following the treatment(s).