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J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2011 Apr;13(2):50-3. doi: 10.3109/14764172.2011.564626.

Use of a TriPollar radio-frequency device for the treatment of acne vulgaris.

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Skin and Cancer Foundation Inc., Manila, Philippines. jonnevinyu@gmail.com

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Acne vulgaris is a common disease affecting mainly teenagers and young adults. Current treatment modalities include local or systemic medications, which often require a long intake. Light and radio-frequency (RF) devices have recently been used to treat acne in selected patients.

OBJECTIVE:

To evaluate the safety and efficacy of TriPollar RF technology for non-invasive treatment of acne vulgaris lesions.

METHODS:

Twenty patients with active acne lesions underwent TriPollar RF treatments once a week for 6 weeks. Results were evaluated using photographs and active lesion counts at baseline, before subsequent treatment sessions and at follow-up visits. Patients also rated their satisfaction on a 5-score rating scale.

RESULTS:

An average reduction of 42% in active acne lesions was found after six TriPollar sessions, which was sustained at the 4-week follow-up visit. The average improvement rated by patients at the 4-week follow-up visit was 2.5, indicating good to very good satisfaction with the clinical results. No significant adverse events were recorded during the study and follow-up period.

CONCLUSION:

The findings confirm the safety and efficacy of TriPollar RF for the treatment of acne vulgaris.

PMID:
21401377
DOI:
10.3109/14764172.2011.564626
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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