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Eur J Dermatol. 2010 Sep-Oct;20(5):615-9. doi: 10.1684/ejd.2010.1042. Epub 2010 Jul 13.

Clinical experience with a TriPollar radiofrequency system for facial and body aesthetic treatments.

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Physicians Center, Plastic Surgery Dept., 3 Shprintzak st., 3rd floor, 64738 Tel Aviv, Israel.


Non-invasive aesthetic treatments aiming at circumference reduction and facial wrinkle improvement are becoming increasingly popular. TriPollar treatments for the purpose of body contouring and skin tightening procedures have recently gained interest. Our aim was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the Apollo device for non invasive treatment of localized excess fat and facial tightening. 37 female patients were treated for wrinkles, laxity and circumference reduction on different facial and body areas. Facial results were objectively analyzed with the Primos 3D imaging system. Body results were evaluated using photographs and circumferential measurements. Five volunteer patients underwent blood tests to assess changes in liver function and lipid profile following treatment. Significant reductions in body circumferences were measured. The average circumference reduction in main body areas (abdomen, buttocks, thighs), was 3.6 +/- 2.4 cm with a maximum reduction of up to 10.5 cm in the abdomen. An improvement of perioral and periorbital wrinkles was achieved and analyzed. No significant changes were found in any of the liver function and lipid profile indicators. Findings confirm safety and efficacy of the new treatment modality for localized fat reduction and for body and face contouring.

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