Turn Back the Clock

Noninvasive aesthetic treatment rolls back the years.

For her 38th birthday, April* received from her husband of ten years a vacation she had been dreaming of since she was a little girl – a long, restful stay at a sun-splashed resort on the western tip of Jamaica.

“I went to Jamaica with my family when I was eight years old, and I’ve dreamed of going back ever since,” April says. “When my husband surprised me with that trip last year, I couldn’t believe it. I was just elated.”

Elated, but a bit anxious. Since her wedding a decade earlier, April had gained a little weight and developed what she describes as a “muffin top” around her waist and some cellulite on the backs and insides of her thighs.

“This was going to be like a second honeymoon for me and my husband, so I really wanted to look my best,” April explains. “That’s why I started looking for a place where I could get something done for those trouble areas.”

April’s search led her to the Institute of Health & Wellness in Stuart, where the practice’s founder and director, board-certified colorectal surgeon Deborah A. DeMarta, MD, specializes in integrative and anti-aging medicine.

Combined Correction

During a consultation with April, Dr. DeMarta recommended treating her stubborn trouble areas with a noninvasive, state-of-the-art, skin tightening, body contouring and aesthetic enhancement platform called Accent Prime.

A treatment program that can aesthetically enhance the face as well as the body, Accent Prime uses new innovations in ultrasound technology and radiofrequency to rejuvenate the skin and provide visible, natural-looking, long-lasting results.

Depending on the target area, Accent Prime treatments last between 20 and 60 minutes and are administered through a handheld device with an extra-large applicator plate. The treatments are safe, require no downtime afterward and cause no side effects.

“The ultrasound technology is transferred in a two-dimensional form that disrupts the fat cell membrane, which allows stored fat to be released from the cell,” Dr. DeMarta describes. “That stored fat is later removed from the body through the lymphatic system.

“In addition, there’s a radiofrequency modality to this treatment that heats the tissue to a desired temperature, which allows for regulation of collagen production and skin tightening. So it’s a combined treatment using ultrasound and radiofrequency.

“And that’s what makes this treatment unique, because you’re doing two things instead of just working the fat. I have long thought that working on the skin with a combined treatment is a better modality than just working the fat because you’re going to have better results.

“The third thing this treatment device does is something called plasma resurfacing. It’s like microneedling, only more aggressive, and it can be used for areas such as the jawline, neck and under the eyes.”

In addition to receiving treatment for her muffin top and thighs, April took advantage of Accent Prime’s versatility and received a series of treatments under her chin as well. She says she’s thrilled with the outcome.

“The Accent Prime treatments did exactly what I hoped they would,” April exudes. “They took away that unsightly bulge around my waist and the flab that was starting to show on my thighs. During that trip to Jamaica, I looked like I did ten years ago.

“A lot of people think I’ve lost weight, but the difference is the way Accent Prime tightened everything up. It’s a great treatment that I highly recommend. And I highly recommend Dr. DeMarta. She and her staff at the Institute are fabulous.”

*Patient’s name withheld at their request
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