What is Body Contouring?
Non-invasive body contouring shapes and sculpts your figure by breaking up fat cells. These treatments can significantly improve the appearance of the targeted areas, helping you finally see results where you have struggled in the past. Body contouring has grown in popularity due to its minimal recovery times and effective results.
Accent Prime™ vs. CoolSculpting®: What are the Differences?
While CoolSculpting® may be one of the most famous names in body contouring, Accent Prime™ offers some unique benefits. Both systems damage and break apart fat cells so the body can remove them. However, Accent Prime™ uses energy that can also tighten skin and improve the appearance of cellulite.
Types of Energy
CoolSculpting® uses cold temperatures to cause a process called cryolipolysis. Fat cells freeze before skin cells, so CoolSculpting® can break up fat without harming the skin. However, there have been many reports of many patients across the nation experiencing a condition known as paradoxical adipose hyperplasia, or PAH, after having a single or multiple treatments. PAH causes a gradual enlargement of the treated area, often in the shape of the actual CoolSculpting paddle. It occurs when the freezing of fat cells activates a reactionary process in the fatty tissue that, actually, thickens and expands the fat cells instead of breaking them down, as intended. PAH is only known to occur following a cryolipolysis or CoolSculpting body contouring treatment. Our preferred body contouring treatment, Accent Prime™, uses powerful ultrasound energy to break up fat cells and radiofrequency (RF) energy to tighten the skin and stimulate collagen production, thus completely avoiding the risk of PAH.
Accent Prime™ uses RF energy to heat the collagen fibers in the deeper layers of skin, causing them to tighten. This immediate tightening effect also triggers cells to produce more collagen, giving skin more strength and firmness. CoolSculpting® does not offer a skin-tightening benefit.