The Accent XL procedure is a recently developed technique which employs two levels of radiofrequency energy to effectively dissolve cellulite and tighten and tone loose, sagging skin, as well as enhance the body’s own contours. By delivering the system’s intense energy to the skin’s surface, as well as the deeper layers where cellulite forms, the Accent XL disrupts the connective tissue that contains the cellulite and dissolves it, while encouraging the development of natural collagen, the material responsible for the firm elasticity of youthful skin. The deeply delivered heat also aids in the recontouring process. Most patients see the initial effects of the Accent XL procedure immediately following the first treatment, although usually several treatments are recommended to achieve optimal results. The Accent XL procedure usually takes about 45 minutes to complete, and requires no incisions, sutures, or anesthesia. Patients can expect to return to their normal routine immediately after treatment. Accent XL treatment costs vary, and generally range from $400 to $600 per session.