Enhanced high-energy protocol using a fractional bipolar radiofrequency device combined with bipolar radiofrequency and infrared light for improving facial skin appearance and wrinkles

PubMed Reference:Gold MH, Biesman BS, Taylor M. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2017 Feb 8.

Study Details:

  • 72 subjects (67 females, 5 males) with mild to moderate facial wrinkles & Fitzpatrick Skin Types II-V treated.
  • 1 full-face treatment (n=54) or 2 treatments (n=18) at 6-week intervals.
  • Sublime (energy range of 120-200 J/cm3) + Sublative RF (energy range of 62-100 mJ/pin).
  • Independent blinded assessment and investigator assessment, using the Fitzpatrick Wrinkle and Elastosis Scale (0-9).

Study Results:

  • Blinded evaluation demonstrated 71% and 70% of the patients showing improvement of 1 unit or greater on the Fitzpatrick Scale, at the 12-week and 24-week follow-ups post-treatment, respectively.
  • 81% of subjects showed improvement on the global assessment scale at the 24-week follow-up.
  • No post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) or scarring was observed.