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The Role of Sound Waves in Aesthetics

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The Role of Sound Waves in Aesthetics

It seems that, as each day goes by, new terminologies emerge in the field of aesthetic treatments. “Ultrasound” is a word that people may associate with a pre-natal scan, or maybe a knee scan.  At The Doctors Laser Clinic, we have tapped into the usefulness of ultrasound in utilising the Accent PrimeX machine. This advanced device uses the capabilities of ultrasound to achieve remarkable fat-loss results for our patients.

Understanding Ultrasound

Driven by the increasing demand for non-invasive treatments, ultrasonic or ultrasound cavitation was developed as an innovative technique that uses sound waves to target and break down fat cells beneath the skin’s surface. It does this work without affecting nearby organs and cells. This non-surgical method offers a promising solution for those seeking to reduce cellulite and localised fat without the trauma of going under the knife.

The Science Behind Ultrasound in Aesthetics

The Accent Prime X applies precise ultrasonic vibrations, exerting pressure on fat cells. This action transforms the fat cells into a liquid state, which the body then naturally eliminates. The liver plays a pivotal role in the body for the purpose of processing and excreting these broken-down fat cells, ensuring patients’ safe and effective treatment outcomes. Why is the liver involved? As the body’s primary detoxifying organ. It filters the blood coming from the digestive tract before passing it to the rest of the body. When fat cells are broken down, the liver plays its role in metabolising and eliminating the byproducts.

Mechanism of Action:

The PrimeX device combines pulsed non-focus ultrasound with Unipolar radiofrequency. The ultrasound targets the subcutaneous adipose tissue, causing the fat cells to liquefy. This liquid fat is then processed by the body’s natural metabolic processes.

Treatment Technique:

The ultrasound treatment involves delivering energy in a controlled manner to target specific fat layers. This is done in sessions, with each session focusing on breaking down the fat cells without harming the surrounding tissues.


Studies have shown significant reductions in fat tissue thickness in treated areas, such as the abdomen and hips. This reduction is not just superficial but is evident in deeper layers of the skin, showcasing the device’s effectiveness.


The most common side effects are mild, including discomfort and erythema (redness). These side effects are temporary and resolve on their own without any intervention.

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Benefits of Using Ultrasound for Fat Reduction

With the Accent Prime X, we can tone and sculpt the body using a combination of radio frequencies and low-frequency ultrasonic waves. This treatment can target areas such as the abdomen, flanks, thighs, hips, and upper arms. The procedure is FDA-approved, ensuring the procedure has met certain standards. The results can be long-lasting and truly transformative when combined with a healthy lifestyle. In a 2022 study (referenced here) 86% of patients described themselves as being either highly satisfied or satisfied with the treatment results of the PrimeX.

Procedure and Duration

Following consultation, each procedure is tailored to the individual’s unique needs. Typically, sessions last between 30 minutes to an hour, with a recommended gap of one to two weeks between sessions. Most patients observe noticeable results after just a few treatments.

Health Impacts and Considerations

While ultrasound cavitation with the Accent Prime X offers promising results, patients should understand that similar to many comparable treatments, it’s not a standalone weight loss solution. Maintaining a balanced diet and engaging in regular physical activity post-procedure is crucial to the results. Before undergoing the procedure, a thorough consultation is conducted to ensure your eligibility. Not all patients fall into the ‘suitable’ range due to medical issues or simply not having much fat to target.

Pros and Cons of Non-Invasive Fat Reduction Methods

The Accent Prime X offers numerous advantages, including minimal downtime, no scarring, and gradual yet effective results. However, it’s worth noting that the weight loss might be less than more invasive methods. Thus, it’s essential that patients bear in mind they should approach this treatment as part of a holistic weight management plan.

Guidelines Post Ultrasound Procedure

After undergoing the ultrasound procedure, hydration has an important bearing. Drinking ample water helps in eliminating the broken-down fat cells. Patients are also advised to maintain a low-calorie diet and exercise regularly. While side effects are minimal, some clients might experience mild redness or swelling, which typically subsides within a few hours.

Ultrasound for your fat reduction

The role of ultrasound in aesthetics, especially with the Accent Prime X and our expertise at The Doctors Laser Clinic, could offer a solution to reducing stubborn fat that you are looking for. This technology offers a promising solution for those seeking a non-invasive, effective, and safe method to sculpt their bodies. If you would like to book a consultation or want to know more about the treatments we offer, please contact us at the clinic.


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