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Dong Hye Suh, Eun Sun Hong, Hyun Joo Kim, Sang Jun Lee, Hei Sung Kim
This questionnaire-based study was aimed to measure the level of appreciation, awareness of the special tips, and practice patterns of monopolar radiofrequency among Korean dermatologists practicing a specific monopolar radiofrequency device (Thermage® Inc., Hayward, CA). A total of 82 surveys were analyzed to show that the majority of participants (78.8%) were highly satisfied with the outcomes of monopolar radiofrequency treatment. All respondents were aware of the Eye Tip 0.25 cm2 , and the majority knew the difference between the Face tip (blue) and the Total tip (orange)...
September 2017: Dermatologic Therapy
Flor A Mayoral, Janelle M Vega
A 45-year-old man requested treatment with Thermage for skin tightening. He was treated with the new Thermage CPT system and received several facial burns due to failure of the dielectric membrane. It may be contraindicated to treat male patients with this system.
November 2011: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
Kristel D Polder, Suzanne Bruce
Nonablative procedures for facial rejuvenation have become increasingly popular. One such method to improve laxity and diminish rhytids is monopolar capacitively coupled radiofrequency (MRF). The authors discuss clinical studies using MRF. The authors also discuss their clinical experiences as well as recommendations for optimal results. MRF using the Thermage CPT system (Solta Medical, Hayward, California) offers minimal downtime with a favorable side-effect profile. Although there are many radiofrequency devices on the market for aesthetic use, MRF has the most clinical trials to date to support its use as an effective, evidence-based modality to improve rhytids and tighten the skin...
May 2011: Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America
Michael Stampar
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...
May 2011: Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America
Robert Anolik, Anne M Chapas, Lori A Brightman, Roy G Geronemus
Radiofrequency (RF) devices such as ThermaCool TC (Solta Medical Inc., Hayward, CA) offer a nonablative and noninvasive treatment option for unwanted skin concerns of the head, neck, and body. Relatively fewer studies address RF treatment on the body when compared with the head and neck. The purpose of this report is to investigate the use of the ThermaCool TC system with the novel Thermage Multiplex Tip for the enhancement of body shape. Additionally, this report will review the literature of RF technology with a concentration on body shaping...
December 2009: Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
Woffles T L Wu
The author describes how he improves comfort in patients receiving Thermage with a combination of topical lidocaine 5% cream and mesoanesthesia, a technique involving multiple tiny intradermal injections of anesthetic solution. Although it relieves pain, mesoanesthesia allows adequate subcutaneous and deep sensation for patients to recognize overly-high treatment levels, thus diminishing the chance of skin burns or fat necrosis. Optimal parameters, based on the author's experience, for treating the face, neck, eyelids and abdomen are reviewed...
January 2007: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Jay A Burns
Monopolar radiofrequency treatment may be appropriate for patients who desire skin tightening but will not tolerate surgery and/or downtime. Patients generally can expect a 5% to 20% improvement, but results in any particular group are unpredictable. Key to this treatment is providing patients with detailed information to ensure that expectations are realistic.
November 2005: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Darryl J Hodgkinson
Thermage is a nonsurgical treatment for sagging skin in the jowl, neck, and eyelids. Abdominal striae, loose upper arm skin and buttock sagging, and improvement of the appearance of cellulite have become amenable to the radiofrequency treatment. Radiofrequency passed through cooled epidermis allows for radiofrequency-induced thermal damage to the dermis and deep dermal collagen (fibrous septae). The remodeling of the collagen leads to clinically discernible improvement in the sagging skin and skin quality; the remodeling of deep dermal collagen (fibrous septae) allows modeling of contours and improvement of the cellulite appearance...
April 2009: Clinics in Plastic Surgery
Sean A Sukal, Roy G Geronemus
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. Other radiofrequency devices have also shown objective improvements in cellulite of the buttocks and thigh regions...
November 2008: Clinics in Dermatology
Manoj T Abraham, Grigoriy Mashkevich
The development of nonablative monopolar capacitive radiofrequency technology (ThermaCool System, Thermage, Inc., Hayward, California) has contributed to the noninvasive trend in facial skin rejuvenation. In contrast to traditional ablative resurfacing techniques, the ThermaCool System protects the skin surface from injury while selectively heating the underlying dermis. Preservation of epidermal integrity minimizes recovery and the risk of complications. Published clinical evidence documents the efficacy of monopolar capacitive radiofrequency skin tightening and supports its use for mild to moderate facial skin laxity and rhytides...
May 2007: Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America
Dong-Hye Suh, Ka-Yeun Chang, Ho-Chan Son, Ji-Ho Ryu, Sang-Jun Lee, Kye-Yong Song
BACKGROUND: Various lasers have recently been reported as effective treatment modalities for striae distensae, but pigmentary alterations are a major concern to the darker skin type. The Thermage (Therma Cool TC; Thermage Inc, Hayward, CA) is a radiofrequency device for the lifting of face and neck, and there is no report of using it for striae distensae. OBJECTIVE: The purpose was to evaluate the effectiveness of the Thermage in combination with pulsed dye laser...
January 2007: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
Robert A Weiss, Margaret A Weiss, Girish Munavalli, Karen L Beasley
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Monopolar radiofrequency skin heating coupled with cryogen cooling of facial skin for skin tightening has been utilized on over 10,000 patients since 2002. In order to establish the actual rate and degree of side effects in our clinical experience, a retrospective chart review was performed. STUDY DESIGN: Charts and clinical images of over 600 consecutive patient treatments between May 2002 and June 2006 using a monopolar radiofrequency device (Thermacool, Thermage, Haywood, CA) for skin tightening at the Maryland Laser, Skin and Vein Institute were retrospectively reviewed...
September 2006: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
Mark M Hamilton, Todd Hobgood
Cosmetic surgery has witnessed explosive growth over the past few years, and with this has come growth in male aesthetic surgery. Increases have been seen in the number of nonsurgical as well as surgical treatments. Rhinoplasty, hair transplantation, and blepharoplasty continue to be the most common surgical procedures. New trends include rapid growth in nonsurgical treatments, especially Botox Cosmetic and microdermabrasion. New fillers have expanded the options for men, including long-lasting Restylane and Radiesse...
November 2005: Facial Plastic Surgery: FPS
Murad Alam, Ross Levy, Urvi Pajvani, Urvi Pavjani, James A Ramierez, Joan Guitart, Heather Veen, Hayes B Gladstone
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Several soft-tissue augmentation materials are now available for reduction of nasolabial fold creases and perioral rhytides. Nasolabial folds and perioral rhytides can also be improved by skin tightening delivered by non-ablative radiofrequency (RF) treatment. The purpose of this study was to assess the safety of RF treatment over skin areas recently injected with medium-term injectable soft-tissue augmentation materials. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS: Five subjects were assigned to the experimental arm (augmentation materials plus RF) and one to the control arm (augmentation materials alone)...
March 2006: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
Azin Meshkinpour, Peyman Ghasri, Karl Pope, Julia G Lyubovitsky, Juha Risteli, Tatiana B Krasieva, Kristen M Kelly
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To determine the efficacy and safety of the ThermaCool TC radiofrequency system for treatment of hypertrophic and keloid scars and evaluate treatment associated collagen changes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Six subjects with hypertrophic and four with keloid scars were treated with the ThermaCool device: one-third of the scar received no treatment (control), one-third received one treatment and one-third received two treatments (4-week interval)...
December 2005: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
Edward B Lack, John D Rachel, Lisa D'Andrea, Jennifer Corres
BACKGROUND: Radiofrequency (RF) used for volumetric heating into the deep dermis has been used effectively for rejuvenation of the face. The delivery of the RF energy depends on several variables, including the electrical impedance of the underlying tissue. OBJECTIVE: To describe the effects of impedance on energy delivery into the treated site. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We report four patients who underwent treatment using the ThermaCool TC system (Thermage, Inc, Hayward, CA, USA)...
December 2005: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
Celeste Robb-Nicholson
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August 2005: Harvard Women's Health Watch
Nobuharu Kushikata, Kei Negishi, Yukiko Tezuka, Kaori Takeuchi, Shingo Wakamatsu
BACKGROUND: The radiofrequency (RF) system has been applied to Asian skin for noninvasive skin tightening. The only drawback is the pain during the treatment. OBJECTIVE: The relationships between the effectiveness of a topical anesthetic at various RF levels and the respective treatment results were compared and assessed after 3 months. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Eighty-four females, ranging in age from 30 to 60 years, were divided into three groups of 28 subjects each...
May 2005: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
Michael Fritz, Jeff T Counters, Brian D Zelickson
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness of 1 and 2 radiofrequency (RF) treatments with the ThermaCool TC system (Thermage Inc, Hayward, Calif) on middle and lower face laxity. METHODS: Twenty patients with mild to moderate laxity of the middle and lower face were randomly assigned to receive either a single RF treatment or 2 treatments spaced 1 month apart. Treatment energy levels were titrated to patient tolerance and ranged from 85 to 135 J/cm(2). Acute clinical response was recorded after each session...
November 2004: Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery
Tina S Alster, Elizabeth Tanzi
OBJECTIVE: Laxity of cheek and neck skin is a common cosmetic complaint of patients as they age. Improvement of skin laxity can be difficult to achieve without invasive surgical lifting procedures. The object of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a novel nonablative radiofrequency device in the treatment of cheek and neck laxity. METHODS: Fifty patients (skin phototypes I to IV) with mild-to-moderate cheek laxity (n=30) or neck laxity (n=20) received one treatment with a radiofrequency device (ThermaCool; Thermage Corp...
April 2004: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
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