Use of a novel combined radiofrequency and ultrasound device for lipolysis, skin tightening and cellulite treatment.

Author: Kapoor R1,2, Shome D2,3,4, Ranjan A5
1a SL Raheja - A Fortis Associate Hospital , Mumbai , India.
2b The Esthetic Clinics , Mumbai , India.
3c Saifee Hospital , Mumbai , India.
4d Apollo Spectra Hospital , Mumbai , India.
5e Department of Pathology , Darbhanga Medical College & Hospital , Darbhanga , India.
Conference/Journal: J Cosmet Laser Ther.
Date published: 2017 Oct
Other: Volume ID: 19 , Issue ID: 5 , Pages: 266-274 , Special Notes: doi: 10.1080/14764172.2017.1303169. Epub 2017 Mar 10. , Word Count: 184

INTRODUCTION: Skin laxity and excessive subcutaneous fat are growing cosmetic concerns. The objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a novel radiofrequency and ultrasound workstation for lipolysis, circumference reduction, treatment of skin laxity and cellulite.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two hundred seventy-five (235 women and 40 men) patients were enrolled into the study. Each patient received 3 treatment sessions, each session comprising Ultrasound and Radiofrequency treatments, at two-week intervals. Some received treatment for the abdomen, some for the thighs and some for both. Efficacy was assessed accordingly by measuring changes in abdominal circumference, thigh circumference and appearance of cellulite. Any adverse effect was noted.

RESULT: Paired t-test between measurements at baseline and 4 weeks after 3rd session was significant amongst all the groups, showing that most patients showed improvement in abdominal and/or thigh circumferences. No significant adverse effects were noted during or after the treatment.

CONCLUSION: A combination of alternating hot and cold module Ultrasound and Radiofrequency technologies is a safe and effective modality for lipolysis and to treat skin laxity and cellulite.

KEYWORDS: Body contouring; radiofrequency and ultrasound; skin tightening

PMID: 28281840 DOI: 10.1080/14764172.2017.1303169