Objective evaluation of the clinical efficacy of fractional radiofrequency treatment for acne scars and enlarged pores in Asian skin

PubMed Reference:Kim JE, et al. Dermatol Surg. 2012 Sept; 40(9):988-95.

Study Details:

  • 31 patients (Asian skin types III and IV)
  • 4 fractional RF treatments at 3-week intervals
  • 2 physicians - blinded assessment of photos
  • Biophysical measurements of elasticity and color
  • Histological changes 

Study Results:

  • Significant improvements in: elasticity & melanin/erythema index
  • Significant increase in collagen
  • Average score of 3 (51-75%) for overall improvement
  • Physician assessments showed improvement in smoothness of the scars, pore size & brightness
  • 100% of patients reported satisfaction and improvement
  • No pigmentation or other side effects.