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Accent vs. Titan for skin tightening

  • 7 years ago

I'm 39 and I'm considering have a skin tightening treatment and wondered if anyone has done any research into which treatment is the most effective. I have had a consultation for the Accent laser treatment but i can't say i was too convinced that the results will be particularly good. I've read some information on Titan and feel unsure if this would be a better option.

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Have you successfully used Accent on the under eye area? I had fat removed under the eye 10 years ago. I am 55. I now need this area tightened. The skin is thin and loose.

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Hello, I am a 51 year old female. I have had two out of eight Accent XL treatments. So far I am beyond thrilled with the results to my face and neck. On June 19th at 10 am, 2013 I am having my Botox done. I am supposed to have my third Accent XL treatment done on June 20th at 1pm. Is it safe to go ahead and keep both of these appointments (they are being done at diffrent locations) or should I rebook one of them for another date and if so how long between treatments do I safely need. Thanking you so very much.
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Dr.Persky, I am 30 yrs old and have dark saggy bags uder my eyes. I was wondering which treatment would be better Accent or Titan to tighten the skin in this area. It is a genetic predisposition in my family so I know that this only gets worse with age. I wonder which treatment will be more effective in the long run. Thanks in advance
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The results with Accent XL are dependent not only on the device, but most importantly the results are directly related to the skill, knowledge, and experience of the nurse who is applying the technology to the patient. I can only speak for our experience in my office, but the results have led to very high patient satisfaction rates. Good luck and be well. DR. P
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Hi dr. Persky, it is right here at this blog that I decided to try Accent, after reading your posts. I AM VERY HAPPY WITH THE RESULT so far! I thank you for taking the time to post here. I'm a bit confused though, the treatment mostly advised to be done with the interval of 2/3/4 weeks... But the clinic here advised me to come EVERY week! Is it not too close? I'm on my 6th visit at this point. The machine used is ACCENT ELITE (not XL).
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Dr. Persky have you had good results with Accent on early 30's gastric bypass patients with some sagging skin that isn't drastic? How long does the Accent last typically before it has to be done again? Thank you.
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Hi Lorie, Yes, Accent has worked well on moderately sagging abdominal skin, especially in younger patients. It usually requires a series of 5 monthly treatments, then 1 or 2 maintenance treatments each year after. Dana Kramer, RN does the treatments in my office and gets fabulous results. Good luck and be well. Dr. Persky
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hi have you heard about tripollar pollogen, try it it is the best in rf
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Hi Holiday, I would recommend Accent XL or Velashape. Ultrashape is not yet available in the US, and I just heard that it's clearance by the FDA may be held up. There will be many other non-invasive fat and cellulite treatments coming to the market in the next few years, but the two treatments mentioned above are what I would recommend today. Good luck and be well. Dr. P
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I am 30 years old and looking for a procedure that will tighten the skin on my legs (all the way down to my ankles) and reduce cellulite. I'm pretty physically fit (5'3 and 122 pounds) but I suffer from bad genes in the leg region. My mother is thin but has loose, saggy, cellulite covered skin on her legs. Would you recommend Accent XL for me? Or, would it be best to wait for the UltraShape the Dr. P. mentioned? Anyone with experience (professionally or having been in the same situation) is asked to respond!
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Hi Holiday look up bellacontour on the internet its a non invasive procedure that has great results or shot me an email and i will forward you some more info ernest
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Please Help!!! I'm trying to concact Susan Nicoll(from message of april 1, 2008) regarding her titan laser experience. Also, sue in Andover Ma. I would like the name of the Dr or med facility in Andover. Thank you. email {edited - you can be reached by the private message form available to registered site users}
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Extremely well put Mark, I agree 100%.
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Hi. Accent is a Radio Frequency (RF) device and Titan is a light based device, in my clinic we chose Accent. The laws of physics only allow light to effectively penetrate a small depth into skin, if your skin is darker then light has even less depth of penetration. Accent on the other hand uses RF which is not affected by skin color, it has two modes of delivering its energy (Bipolar and Unipolar) Bipolar only affects the superficial layers of skin and is good for skin tightening and improving skin texture. The Unipolar can penetrate much deeper and can actually remove small areas of isolated fat by a process know as Q10. The principle of both technologies (light and RF) is to create heat in the deeper layers of skin, the heat then stimulates your own body into action to produce more collagen. So there are 2 factors that will determine your cosmetic result, the more heat that can be delivered effectively to the deeper layers of tissue and your own ability to produce collagen, (your age will greatly effect the latter). We chose Accent because RF can go deeper than light and heat more effectively.
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I am looking a treatment to help reduce waist circumference. I work out 5 days a week and have a relatively good diet. My waist looks out of proportion to the rest of my body. I have looked into liposelect, smartlipo, lippodissolve, velashape and now and reading about Accent. There are too many options. I think I have narrowed down to Velashape or Accent. Which one would show better results for the tummy area? Thank you for your help.
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Hi sammie, The non-surgical treatments of Velashape and Accent XL are effective in decreasing waist size. If you are physically fit and are having trouble getting those "last few spots of "pudding" then look into the Vaser lipo procedure which is perfect for those last stubborn areas. Also look for the release of Ultrashape (out of Israel) in the near future here in the U.S. Good luck and be well. Dr. P
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Dear Dr. Persky, I have been reading this blog and I am so impressed that you continually take the time to answer the many questions and concerns of the participants, even when many of these are repeated in earlier postings, and most of them are not even your own patients. I think that says so much for you as a person and a doctor. Kuddos to you! The medical world needs more caring doctors like yourself. I wish you worked in my area, because I'd certainly pay you a visit!
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Hi Monroe, Thank you. "It takes one to know one", you are a caring person yourself. You can always visit and say hello if you visit Los Angeles. Be well. Dr. P
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Hi C, Yes it is neccesary to use oil, however, the worst one on the face is baby oil. The best is grapeseed or pure almond oil, it wont clog the pores. Baby oil is fine for the body. Good luck and be well. Dr. P
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I just had my first accent laser treatment. Too early to tell yet how good the results will be. However, the technician that performed it used baby oil (and LOTS of it) as the lubricant and it made my face break out a bit. Does anyone have any experience with using an essential oil rather than baby oil? Is it mandatory that an oil is used? Thanks!
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did u get any results w Accent on face? it did not work for my body:(
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Is there a difference between Titan treatments and Thermage? Does thermage do underlying damage to the skin? Thank you
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Hi pallas, They both tighten the skin by heating the subcutaneous tissues. They both have relatively low patient satisfaction percentages in the patients that I have spoken to. I have only used the Thermage technology in 3 patients, none of whom were satisfied. I have not tried Titan, but its rating on this site is even less then that of Thermage. When they work, they are great, but no one knows whom they will work on and whom they won't. Thermage should not cause underlying damage to the skin, though early on there were reports of fat atrophy from over treatment. Be well. Dr. P
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Dr. P (or anyone with experience), In your opinion is Accent the way to go for skin tightening for the neck and face? Thank you, Abbey
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Hi Abbey, It depends on what type and degree of laxity that your face and neck skin have. For very loose, thin lax skin, there are other modalities that are preferred (surgery, Fraxel repair, Deep Fx), while for thicker/fatter loose skin, Accent XL is an excellent treatment choice. If you are looking for just a little lift in the early jowling area, and overall tightening, then a combination of Accent XL with Fraxel re:pair will do the trick. As I ramble on I realize that it is difficult to make a recommendation for you without actually examining your face and neck. You can send a picture to my email if you want a more precise answer. Be well. Dr. P
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