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Clin Dermatol. 2007 Sep-Oct;25(5):487-91.

Nonablative cutaneous remodeling using radiofrequency devices.

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  • 1Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery, Washington, DC 20005, USA. talster@skinlaser.com


In recent years, several new radiofrequency devices have been introduced for treatment of a variety of skin conditions, particularly, skin wrinkling and laxity. These nonsurgical systems induce tissue tightening and contour changes through dermal collagen remodeling without disruption of the overlying epidermis, obviating a significant recovery period or risk of serious adverse sequelae. As such, radiofrequency-based systems have been used successfully for nonablative skin rejuvenation, atrophic scar revision, and treatment of unwanted hair, vascular lesions, and inflammatory acne.

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