Highest Body Temperature During Accent XL Procedure?

How high does the body temperature get during Accent XL procedure? I heared that they can get your body temperature up to 60 degrees celcius. Is this not too high? are you not going to cook your organs at this point?

Doctor Answers 2

Accent XL,Cookin' Your Kishkas?

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Hi Msfitt40,

At 60 degrees Celcius, you right, you're going to cook your organs. Accent XL gets the external skin temperature to a target temperature between 40-44 degrees Celcius. At that temperature new collagen is made and skin is tightened without cooking the kishkas (an old word for your organs).

Be well and a healthy 2010.

Dr. P

Encino Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Accent treatment does not raise body temperature

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It sounds like you have been misinformed or misinterpreted what you read.

All energy-based devices that tighten skin without surgery (this would include for example Thermage in addition to Accent and other lasers) work by causing a temperature increase only in the skin and immediately under it. It is focused on a very small area and not enough to raise the overall body temperature or penetrate deeply.

The heat is instantaneous and dissipates quickly. There is a minimum temperature required to affect the collagen, which is needed for the result, and the peak would be as high as 60 dgrees C but only for a fraction of a second at any one point.

These things would never get FDA clearance if there was a risk of organ injury or significant body temperature increase.

Richard Baxter, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 59 reviews

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