Accent XL is a specific type of laser skin treatment from Alma Lasers (and participating beauty salons near you). This unique type of laser offers some of the most advanced body-shaping technology that exists in the cosmetic industry today.
For those of you who don't have an engineering degree, we'll try to break it down for you as best we can. This particular cellulite-eliminating laser uses Radio Frequency (RF) technology to encourage reshaping and restructuring of the skin. Its UniPolar Pro system can penetrate all dermal layers to tighten loose skin, break up cellulite pockets, and even melt away some subcutaneous fat deposits.
Well, for starters, you have to find a participating beauty salon or a licensed dermatologist who is authorized to use the Accent XL laser equipment. Then you have to make an appointment. Because the Accent XL system uses Radio Frequency heat to alter the shape and contours of your skin, these treatments must be performed by a professional who knows how to use the equipment in order to avoid potentially dangerous complications.
Well, like almost all salon- or doctor-based cellulite treatments, this is not going to be cheap by any means. Some salons report that a patch of skin "the size of your palm" can cost as much as $250 per patch, per treatment. Given this information, a full regimen of treatments on a given area could cost thousands or tens of thousands to treat. And some salons suggest you repeat their treatment regimen at least once every 18 months in order to maintain results.
Many of the customer testimonials seem pleased with their cellulite treatments. Some review websites list customer satisfaction well over the 60% mark, but you have to take into account that many are also reviewing its efficacy for several different dermatological and cosmetic treatments (not just cellulite). In fact, when you get into just the cellulite-specific reviews, the number of unsatisfied customers who saw little (if any) results begins to skew more towards the negative.
Then there's the prohibitive price. Let's face it - out of the 90% of the worldwide female population that is currently suffering with cellulite woes, maybe 1/10th of them could easily afford the price tag on a the recommended 3-month regimen of treatments for buttocks, or thighs, or their waistline.
That's why high-quality cellulite creams work so much better: they're affordable, and they can be used on your schedule. Take a look at our Top Picks on our Reviews Page.