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J Res Med Sci. 2013 Nov;18(11):970-5.

Patient satisfaction and efficacy of accent radiofrequency for facial skin wrinkle reduction.

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1
Skin Disease and Leishmaniasis Research Center, Dermatology Department, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran ; Skin and Stem Cell Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2
Skin Disease and Leishmaniasis Research Center, Dermatology Department, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Radiofrequency (RF) is a new technique to treat facial wrinkles. This study was designed to assess the efficacy of Accent RF in wrinkle reduction of different areas of the face.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

Patients with mild to severe facial wrinkles were treated with Accent using RF energies of 35-145 W. The average energy used in this study was 83.11 W. Patients received four subsequent weekly RF sessions. Wrinkle improvement was rated by two physicians comparing 6-month post treatment photographs with pretreatment photos. Moreover, patient satisfaction was assessed at 1 and 6 months after the last session of the treatment.

RESULTS:

A total of 45 women participated in this study. In terms of patient satisfaction one month after the last treatment, 8.9% of the patients declared their dissatisfaction, 53.3% were somehow satisfied, 33.3% were satisfied, and 4.4% were very satisfied. At 6 months, patient satisfaction was as follows: 4.4% dissatisfied, 31.1% somehow satisfied, 46.7% satisfied, and 17.8% very satisfied. Patient satisfaction 6 months after the last treatment was significantly higher than 1 month post treatment (P = 0.006). At 6 months, patient satisfaction was not more than 75% in any treatment areas of the face.

CONCLUSION:

The results of this study suggest that Accent RF may be considered as a possible effective option for facial skin rejuvenation although its efficacy and safety needs to be evaluated further in randomized controlled trials.

KEYWORDS:

Accent radiofrequency; facial wrinkles; patient satisfaction

PMID:
24523783
PMCID:
PMC3906788

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