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Lasers Surg Med. 2005 Feb;36(2):92-7.

Non-ablative skin tightening with radiofrequency in Asian skin.

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Department of Aesthetic Surgery, Tokyo Women's Medical University Tabata NSK Building Clinic, Tokyo, Japan. kushikata@aol.com

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES:

The recent successful application of radiofrequency (RF) in non-ablative skin tightening for skin laxity has attracted attention worldwide. The efficacy and clinical effect of RF were assessed in Asian skin, with additional study on the duration of the effect and any complications.

STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS:

Eighty-five Japanese females were enrolled in the study for treatment of nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and sagging jowls with 6-month follow-up.

RESULTS:

RF treatment was effective for nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and jowls. Objective physician evaluation found relatively good improvement at 3 months post-treatment, and even better improvement at the 6-month evaluation.

CONCLUSIONS:

RF treatment was very satisfactory for skin tightening in Asian facial skin. When compared with published literature from the United States, the results suggested that there might be race-related differences in the treatment parameters.

PMID:
15704167
DOI:
10.1002/lsm.20136
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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