Successful removal of freckles with the bipolar radiofrequency and optical energy

PubMed Reference:Köse O. J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2016 Apr 21.

Study Details:

  • 30 patients (11 males, 19 females) with mean age 24.2±7.8 years (range 20-45) and Fitzpatrick skin types I-III with freckles 
  • 4 treatments at 3-week intervals with SR applicator, using RF energy (20-25 J/cm2) and IPL (15-20 J/cm2)
  • Freckles area and severity index (FASI) scales were used by the investigator to assess improvement at 12 weeks and 1 year after final treatment.

Study Results:

  • 83% at Week 12 and 70% at Week 52 of the subjects had excellent or good improvement
  • 88% at Week 12 and 76% at Week 52 of the patients reported that they were extremely or very satisfied
  • Mean improvement rate (difference in mean FASI score) was 70% at 12 weeks and 66% at 12 months.
  • No blistering, crusting and pigmentary changes occurred during the study.