44 results match your criteria Nonablative Facial Skin Tightening

Can a radiofrequency device reduce the pore size?

Lasers Med Sci 2022 Mar 12;37(2):1203-1208. Epub 2021 Jul 12.

Department of Dermatology, Korea University Ansan Hospital, Korea University, 123, Jeokgeum-ro, Danwon-gu, Ansan-si, Gyeonggi-do, 15355, Republic of Korea.

A facial pore is an empty funnel-shaped structure filled with cornified cylindrical plugs that can be cosmetically bothersome to some patients. In the previous report, the new unipolar radiofrequency (RF) device with a vacuum showed excellent skin tightening and patient satisfaction with improved pores. This study aims to confirm the treatment's efficacy with the new unipolar RF device on facial dilated pores by measuring quantitative sebum production differences and doing a histologic examination of pore size. Read More

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Customized Treatment Using Microfocused Ultrasound with Visualization for Optimized Patient Outcomes: A Review of Skin-tightening Energy Technologies and a Pan-Asian Adaptation of the Expert Panel's Gold Standard Consensus.

J Clin Aesthet Dermatol 2021 May 1;14(5):E70-E79. Epub 2021 May 1.

Dr. Park is with the Apkoo-Jung Department of Oracle Dermatology Center in Seoul, South Korea.

Noninvasive facial-rejuvenation devices, such as nonablative radiofrequency (RF) and laser-assisted technology, are increasingly replacing higher-risk surgeries for face and body skin laxity. We sought to review published information on noninvasive energy device safety and efficacy in aesthetic skin tightening, compare these with our experiences in Asian patients, and disseminate a consensus for optimizing microfocused ultrasound with visualization (MFU-V) in Asian patients. A broad, nonexhaustive, nonsystematic literature search of published studies indexed in PubMed was performed to compare selected energy technologies to MFU-V for noninvasive face and body skin tightening, in particular, among Asian patients. Read More

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Nonsurgical Light and Energy-Based Devices: Utility in Eyelid and Periorbital Surgery.

Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am 2021 May 24;29(2):323-334. Epub 2021 Apr 24.

Ophthalmology, Dermatology, Otolaryngology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA.

Periorbital rejuvenation is a common reason for patients to seek cosmetic treatment. There are several nonsurgical light and energy-based devices available to treat various aspects of periorbital rejuvenation without risks of an invasive, surgical procedure. Although ablative laser resurfacing appears to offer the most impressive clinical improvements, nonablative devices result in noticeable cosmetic improvement with more favorable side-effect profiles and shorter recovery times. Read More

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Marginal Mandibular Nerve Mapping Prior to Nonablative Radiofrequency Skin Tightening.

Aesthet Surg J 2021 01;41(2):218-223

Dr DiBernardo is a Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.

Background: Aging skin and increased skin laxity is a prevalent concern of patients. Nonsurgical treatments, such as radiofrequency, are increasing in popularity due to decreased pain, downtime, and scarring. ThermiRF (Thermi, Irving, TX) is a subdermal radiofrequency treatment for tightening skin. Read More

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January 2021

Intense focused ultrasound for neck and lower face skin tightening a prospective study.

J Cosmet Dermatol 2020 Apr 3;19(4):850-854. Epub 2020 Feb 3.

Department of Dermatology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center affiliated with the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Background: Intense focused ultrasound (IFUS) is a Nonablative skin tightening technology with good safety profile, but limited efficacy. Most clinical studies have been performed to evaluate the efficacy of the Ulthera IFUS (Ulthera, Mesa, AZ) in treating redundant skin.

Objective: To report our experience with Doublo IFUS (Doublo™, HIRONIC Co. Read More

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A split-face randomized controlled trial of treatment with broadband light for enlarged facial pores.

J Dermatolog Treat 2021 Nov 4;32(7):766-770. Epub 2019 Dec 4.

Department of Laser and Aesthetic Medicine, Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China.

Background: Broadband light (BBL) is one of the intense pulsed light. BBL treatment for nonablative, noninvasive skin tightening and rejuvenation reportedly elicits satisfactory clinical outcomes. Up until now, self-controlled case series with objective evaluation of efficacy of facial pores in response to BBL treatment have not been reported. Read More

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November 2021

Noninvasive Methods for Lower Facial Rejuvenation.

Clin Plast Surg 2018 Oct 31;45(4):571-584. Epub 2018 Jul 31.

Department of Plastic Surgery, Clinical Center for Cosmetic Laser Treatment, 1801 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX 75390-9132, USA.

Demand for noninvasive aesthetic medicine options is increasing because of the popularity of nonsurgical procedures and industry's focus on direct-to-consumer marketing. Such techniques as nonablative and ablative lasers, intense pulsed light, radiofrequency, high-intensity focused ultrasound, and skin care with peeling agents may also be used in conjunction with surgery to optimize overall aesthetic results. To maximize benefits, the provider must have a detailed understanding of the science behind each device. Read More

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October 2018

Broadband light treatment using static operation and constant motion techniques for skin tightening in Asian patients.

J Cosmet Laser Ther 2019 8;21(3):132-137. Epub 2018 Jun 8.

c Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology Research Center, International St. Mary's Hospital , Catholic Kwandong University College of Medicine , Incheon , Korea.

Background: Broadband light (BBL) devices irradiate photons of different wavelength to induce photothermal reactions on various aging-related chromophores.

Objectives: To evaluate three BBL treatment settings for skin tightening in Asian patients.

Methods: A total of 27 patients underwent three sessions of BBL treatment via (1) an 800-nm cutoff filter using a static operation technique and a 695-nm cutoff filter using a constant motion technique (group 1, N = 9), (2) an 800-nm cutoff filter using a constant motion technique (group 2, N = 9), and (3) a 590-nm cutoff filter using a constant motion technique (group 3, N = 9). Read More

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October 2019

Energy-Based Facial Rejuvenation: Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment.

JAMA Facial Plast Surg 2017 Jan;19(1):64-71

Division of Otolaryngology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison.

Importance: The market for nonsurgical, energy-based facial rejuvenation techniques has increased exponentially since lasers were first used for skin rejuvenation in 1983. Advances in this area have led to a wide range of products that require the modern facial plastic surgeon to have a large repertoire of knowledge.

Objective: To serve as a guide for current trends in the development of technology, applications, and outcomes of laser and laser-related technology over the past 5 years. Read More

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January 2017

Ways of Noninvasive Facial Skin Tightening and Fat Reduction.

Facial Plast Surg 2016 Jun 1;32(3):276-82. Epub 2016 Jun 1.

Department of Paediatric Dermatology, Colentina Clinica Hospital, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania.

For skin tightening, ablative and nonablative lasers have been used with various parameters full or fractionated. Currently, other energy-based technologies have been developed such as radiofrequency (RF) from mono- to multipolar, microneedling RF, and high-intensity focused ultrasound. They heat up the tissue to a clinical endpoint. Read More

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Monopolar radiofrequency for skin tightening: our experience and a review of the literature.

Dermatol Surg 2014 Dec;40 Suppl 12:S168-73

*Department of Ophthalmology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada; †Department of Dermatology, University of California, San Diego, California; ‡Maryland Skin Laser and Vein Institute, Cockeysville, Maryland.

Background: Effective nonablative skin tightening has become a reality. There are many devices that are now available.

Objective: To create a concise reference material for existing and new practitioners who wish to be updated about the available technologies. Read More

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December 2014

Use of an imaging device after nonablative radiofrequency (Pellevé): treatment of periorbital rhytids.

Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg 2014 Nov-Dec;30(6):499-503

Department of Ophthalmology, University of Santo Tomas Hospital, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines.

Objective: To use the Canfield Reveal imager in objective photo documentation of the effect of nonablative radiofrequency (Pellevé) treatment on periorbital rhytids.

Methods: This is a prospective cohort study. Twelve patients underwent 1 to 2 sessions of nonablative radiofrequency (Pellevé) treatment over the periorbital region. Read More

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Skin tightening technologies.

Facial Plast Surg 2014 Feb 31;30(1):62-7. Epub 2014 Jan 31.

Dr. Brandt Dermatology Associates, Coral Gables, Florida.

Radiofrequency (RF) and intense focused ultrasound (IFUS) are increasingly used to address skin laxity of the face and neck. Both nonablative RF and ultrasound create a heat-induced tissue response that leads to collagen remodeling and other ultrastructural changes. Although these treatments are not meant to replace surgical procedures, patient satisfaction in the majority of studies has been consistently high. Read More

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February 2014

Pain in naïve and non-naïve subjects undergoing nonablative skin tightening dermatologic procedures: a nested randomized control trial.

Dermatol Surg 2014 Apr 31;40(4):398-404. Epub 2014 Jan 31.

Washington Hospital Center, Georgetown University, Washington, District of Columbia.

Background: Pain is expected during noninvasive skin tightening and can be anxiety provoking, especially for those who have not had prior treatments.

Objective: To compare pain reported by patients naïve to nonablative skin tightening energy devices with those who were not naive.

Methods And Materials: The non-naïve group at least three nonablative laser procedures or one nonablative skin tightening procedure, and the naïve group no previous treatments. Read More

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Radiofrequency in cosmetic dermatology.

Dermatol Clin 2014 Jan;32(1):79-90

The Maryland Laser, Skin, and Vein Institute, 54 Scott Adam Road, Hunt Valley, MD 21030, USA. Electronic address:

The demand for noninvasive methods of facial and body rejuvenation has experienced exponential growth over the last decade. There is a particular interest in safe and effective ways to decrease skin laxity and smooth irregular body contours and texture without downtime. These noninvasive treatments are being sought after because less time for recovery means less time lost from work and social endeavors. Read More

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January 2014

Ultrasound skin tightening.

Dermatol Clin 2014 Jan;32(1):71-7

Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University, 676 North St Clair Street, Suite 1600, Chicago, IL 60611, USA.

Ultrasound skin tightening is a noninvasive, nonablative method that allows for energy deposition into the deep dermal and subcutaneous tissue while avoiding epidermal heating. Ultrasound coagulation is confined to arrays of 1-mm(3) zones that include the superficial musculoaponeurotic system and connective tissue. This technology gained approval from the Food and Drug Administration as the first energy-based skin "lifting" device, specifically for lifting lax tissue on the neck, submentum, and eyebrows. Read More

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January 2014

Novel nonablative radio-frequency rejuvenation device applied to the neck and jowls: clinical evaluation and 3-dimensional image analysis.

J Drugs Dermatol 2013 Nov;12(11):1215-8

Objective: To use 3D photography to evaluate the clinical efficacy of a novel radiofrequency delivery device used to improve the appearance of rhytids and laxity of the face and neck.

Study Design: Forty-nine subjects received a total of two radio-frequency treatments to the face and neck one-month apart. The novel radio-frequency delivery device was used to heat the dermis between 41-43°C for five heat cycles. Read More

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November 2013

Facial tightening with an advanced 4-MHz monopolar radiofrequency device.

J Drugs Dermatol 2012 Nov;11(11):1288-94

Advanced Dermatology, Lincolnshire, IL, USA.

Background: Over the past 10 years, radiofrequency (RF) technology has been utilized for nonablative treatments for the treatment of rhytides and skin laxity. This manuscript reviews the scientific background of collagen synthesis in vivo and in response to RF energy as well as a clinical study of 17 patients receiving a series of facial treatments with a 4-MHz monopolar RF (Pellevé, Ellman International, Inc, Oceanside, NY). Clinical methods, results, and a review of the literature for RF aesthetic treatments of the face are presented. Read More

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November 2012

Multiple pass ultrasound tightening of skin laxity of the lower face and neck.

Dermatol Surg 2012 Jan 14;38(1):20-7. Epub 2011 Sep 14.

Gowoonsesang Dermatologic Clinic, Seoul, Korea.

Background: Skin laxity is a common complaint of patients who request skin rejuvenation. Radiofrequency and infrared light are widely used for nonablative treatment of skin laxity. Intense focused ultrasound (IFUS) has been investigated as a tool for the treatment of solid benign and malignant tumors for many decades but is only now beginning to emerge as a potential noninvasive alternative to conventional nonablative therapy. Read More

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January 2012

The Pelleve procedure: an effective method for facial wrinkle reduction and skin tightening.

Michael Stampar

Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am 2011 May;19(2):335-45

Devices using radiofrequency (RF) energy and electrical energy to deliver a controlled thermal injury to heat skin have proliferated within the nonablative skin treatment market since the introduction of Thermage in 2002. By delivering continuous monopolar RF energy, rather than pulsed heating, and repeatedly bringing the skin to therapeutic temperatures until maximal contraction is obtained, the Pelleve Procedure can give obvious cosmetic results confluently over all treated areas painlessly and with no downtime. In this article, the technique, mechanism of continuous RF heating, and apparent treatment requirements to produce these results are presented. Read More

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Treatment of lower eyelid rhytids and laxity with ablative fractionated carbon-dioxide laser resurfacing: Case series and review of the literature.

J Am Acad Dermatol 2011 Apr;64(4):730-40

St Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

Background: An increasing array of minimally invasive treatment modalities have evolved for periorbital rhytids. Nonablative fractional photothermolysis has been demonstrated to be effective for periorbital rhytids.

Objective: We sought to prospectively evaluate eyelid tightening with an ablative fractional photothermolysis laser. Read More

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A novel method for real-time skin impedance measurement during radiofrequency skin tightening treatments.

J Cosmet Dermatol 2011 Mar;10(1):24-9

O.R. Medical Center, Herzlya, Israel.

The thermal effects of monopolar and bipolar radiofrequency (RF) have been proven to be beneficial in skin tightening. Nevertheless, these effects were frequently partial or unpredictable because of the uncontrolled nature of monopolar or unipolar RF and the superficial nature of energy flow for bipolar or tripolar configurations. One of the hypotheses for lack or predictability of efficacy of the first-generation RF therapy skin tightening systems is lack of adaptation of delivered power to differences in individual skin impedance. Read More

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Radiofrequency facial rejuvenation: evidence-based effect.

J Am Acad Dermatol 2011 Mar;64(3):524-35

Department of Dermatology, Al-Minya University, Al-Minya, Egypt.

Background: Multiple therapies involving ablative and nonablative techniques have been developed for rejuvenation of photodamaged skin. Monopolar radiofrequency (RF) is emerging as a gentler, nonablative skin-tightening device that delivers uniform heat to the dermis at a controlled depth.

Objective: We evaluated the clinical effects and objectively quantified the histologic changes of the nonablative RF device in the treatment of photoaging. Read More

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Nonablative facelift in Indian skin with superpulsed radiofrequency.

Jaishree Sharad

Indian Dermatol Online J 2011 Jan;2(1):6-9

Skinfiniti, Skin and Cosmetic Dermatology Clinic, Vashi, Navi Mumbai, India.

Aims: To evaluate the effect of nonablative superpulsed radiofrequency used for skin tightening and improvement of skin folds in Indian patients.

Settings And Design: One hundred patients in the age group of 35-65 years with laxity of skin over face and neck were taken up for study using superpulse radiofrequency.

Methods And Materials: Superpulsed radiofrequency is a biterminal, monopolar device which delivers current at the frequency of 1. Read More

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January 2011

Ultrasound tightening of facial and neck skin: a rater-blinded prospective cohort study.

J Am Acad Dermatol 2010 Feb;62(2):262-9

Department of Dermatology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA.

Background: Nonablative skin tightening technologies offer the prospect of reduction of wrinkles and skin sagging with minimal downtime, discomfort, and risk of adverse events. The excellent safety profile is mitigated by the limited efficacy of such procedures.

Objective: We sought to assess the efficacy of ultrasound skin tightening for brow-lift in the context of a procedure treating the full face and neck. Read More

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February 2010

Clinical evaluation of a single-wavelength fractional laser and a novel multi-wavelength fractional laser in the treatment of photodamaged skin.

Lasers Surg Med 2009 Aug;41(6):408-16

Department of Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology, Dermatology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Laser and Facial Surgery, 345 23rd Ave., N. Suite 416, Nashville, Tennessee 37203, USA.

Background And Objectives: Nonablative fractional lasers are well recognized for rejuvenating photoaged skin. We previously reported favorable outcomes with short follow-up after the use of 1,440-nm Nd:YAG laser energy used alone or in combination with a 1,320-nm laser to effect rejuvenation and wrinkle reduction. We now report longer follow-up data. Read More

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Thermage: the nonablative radiofrequency for rejuvenation.

Clin Dermatol 2008 Nov-Dec;26(6):602-7

Laser and Skin Surgery Center of New York, New York, NY 10016, USA.

Thermage is a noninvasive nonablative device that uses monopolar radiofrequency energy to bulk heat underlying skin while protecting the epidermis to produce skin tightening. It is used for the treatment of rhytids on the face including the periorbital region and lower face, and more recently, for off-face applications. Studies have shown that it can impart mild tightening of periorbital mid, and lower facial laxity. Read More

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Eyelid tightening and improved eyelid aperture through nonablative fractional resurfacing.

Dermatol Surg 2008 Nov 15;34(11):1454-8. Epub 2008 Sep 15.

Laser and Skin Surgery Center of New York, New York, NY 10016, USA.

Background And Objective: The effects of fractional resurfacing on eyelid tightening and aperture are unknown. Our purpose was to retrospectively examine the potential for eyelid tightening and eye-aperture opening in patients treated with nonablative fractional resurfacing for facial photorejuvenation.

Study Design/materials And Methods: Fractional laser treatments using a 1,550-nm erbium-doped fiber laser system on the upper and lower eyelids were given at a pulse energy of 17 to 20 mJ at 125 micro-thermal zones (MTZ)/cm(2) to a final density of 500 to 750 MTZ/cm(2). Read More

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November 2008

Nonablative skin tightening with a variable depth heating 1310-nm wavelength laser in combination with surface cooling.

J Drugs Dermatol 2007 Nov;6(11):1096-103

Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA.

A near-infrared laser with the ability to target different depths within skin has been developed and evaluated for the application of facial and neck skin tightening in a pilot clinical study. The device consists of a combination of a 1310-nm wavelength and sapphire contact cooling. Cooling temperature and laser pulse duration were varied to target different dermal depths in various subgroups of the subject population. Read More

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November 2007