By M. Lapidoth, S. Halachmi, D.J. Goldberg
Radiofrequency (RF) has been utilized in many parts of drugs for your time, yet basically won attractiveness in aesthetics within the early 2000s. even though preliminary methods supplied variable effects, the sphere of RF has grown dramatically. at present, a mess of units which supply an array of applied sciences, every one geared to express functions, are out there. during this e-book, a entire dialogue of the evolving zone of RF is supplied, and the present and state-of-the-art applied sciences which span from noninvasive remedies of facial wrinkles to invasive physique contouring strategies are mentioned intimately. The methodologies coated contain thermal and ablative modalities, volumetric and fractional methods, in addition to useful facets of program in scientific perform. integrated also are pearls on sufferer administration and prevention and therapy of problems. ultimately, RF-based methods are in comparison with identical laser and surgical methods in a risk-benefit evaluate. Reviewing the normal of take care of RF-based remedies and delivering info appropriate for medical decision-making and perform administration, this ebook is a worthy device for dermatologists, plastic surgeons and all practitioners who use or are considering the creation of RF into perform.
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This heat causes collagen shrinkage, an inflammatory response, and contraction in the dermis. The limitation of current to the area between the electrodes also makes these systems safer in patients with implanted devices. Bipolar RF devices can be combined with simultaneous light therapies for a synergistic effect. , Yokneam, Israel), provides two heating modalities in parallel. This approach allows dose reduction of each modality. This approach can reduce risk of adverse events, as each modality provides a lower amount of heating.
For example, when the upper lip is treated, wet gauze can be placed between the teeth and lip to minimize discomfort . For treatment of an area overlying a bony prominence, the clinician can shift the patient’s tissue so that the maximum amount of subcutaneous fat distances the prominence from the treatment tip, thereby minimizing pain. If this is not possible, as when the forehead is treated, the power may be reduced. In areas of curvature, such as the jawline, the tissue can be elevated or pinched to provide a better, more even surface for contact with the tip .
Standardized safety controls are essential for every practice to minimize this risk. Postprocedural Care In the postprocedural period, the provider should instruct patients to cool the skin periodically for comfort and for control of the edema. Patients should be counseled that if erosions appear, they must return to clinic for follow-up examination. Generally, erosions can be treated with a bland, non-antimicrobial ointment . Close monitoring ensures that if lesions become secondarily infected, the clinician can diagnose and manage the infection promptly.
Radiofrequency in Cosmetic Dermatology by M. Lapidoth, S. Halachmi, D.J. Goldberg