Skip to main content
Clinical Papers

Safety and efficacy of fractional bipolar radiofrequency treatment in Fitzpatrick skin types V-VI


PubMed Reference: Man J, et al. J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2012 Aug;14(4):179-83.

Study Details:

  • 15 females (skin types V, VI) with wrinkles, texture and fine lines 
  • 3 monthly fractional bipolar RF treatments to full face
  • 2 blinded physician assessments: Fitzpatrick Scale of Wrinkling and Elastosis (FWS) & Global Aesthetic Improvement (GAI) Scale
  • Patient satisfaction and improvement

Study Results:

  • 87% of subjects showed improvement in tone, texture, fine lines and wrinkle reduction (as reported by investigator #2)
  • Safe treatment of Fitzpatrick skin types V & VI
  • No adverse events, particularly no post inflammatory hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation.