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J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2006 Apr;8(1):17-22.

Split-face comparison of radiofrequency versus long-pulse Nd-YAG treatment of facial laxity.

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Gateway Aesthetic Institute and Laser Center, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101, USA. gateway@xmission.com

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE:

To improve photoaging skin with laser treatment, multiple sessions have been considered necessary to achieve results comparable with one radiofrequency (RF) treatment. We compared single-treatment improvements obtained by the long-pulse 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser and RF device.

STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS:

In a split-face study, patients with sagging skin were treated once with laser (left side) and once with RF (right side) energy.

RESULTS:

Improvement judged by six blinded observers was greater for wrinkles and laxity (30% median) on the laser-treated side and essentially the same with both modalities (15% median) for texture, pores, and pigmentation. Improvement was maintained for at least 2-6 months on both facial sides without adverse effects.

CONCLUSION:

With a single treatment, both the long-pulse 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser and ThermaCool RF device provide a modest degree of improvement in both wrinkles and laxity of facial skin and similar improvement in texture, pores, and pigmentation.

PMID:
16581680
DOI:
10.1080/14764170600607285
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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