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Conference Paper: Combined infrared light and bipolar radiofrequency for skin tightening in Asians

TitleCombined infrared light and bipolar radiofrequency for skin tightening in Asians
Authors
Issue Date2007
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/34073
Citation
The 27th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS 2007), Grapevine, TX., 11-15 April 2007. In Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, 2007, v. 39 suppl. 19, p. 21, abstract no. 65 How to Cite?
AbstractBACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: As the demand for non-invasive procedures for skin tightening is increasing, combined optical and radiofrequency (RF) devices have recently emerged. Light-based therapies alone have limited efficacy due to the absorption of light by epidermal melanin and limited dermal remodeling. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the ReFirmeTM ST Applicator (Syneron Medical Ltd., Yokneam, Israel), a novel combination of a broadband IR light (700–2000 nm) and bipolar RF (electro-optical synergy [ELOS]) for non-ablative treatment of skin laxity. DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty Chinese patients (aged 50.0 ± 10.8 years) of skin types III–V, with skin laxity and wrinkles received three treatments at 3 to 4 week intervals with combined IR (700–2000 nm, 10 W/cm2) and RF energies (70–100 J/cm3). Standardized photographs were taken by the Canfield CR system at baseline and serially for 3 months after the last treatment. Two blinded assessors evaluated the photographs to assess the degree of skin tightening on a 0 (no improvement)–4 (excellent improvement) scale. Patient satisfaction scores were also obtained. RESULTS: After the third treatment, 80% of the subjects reported moderate to excellent subjective improvement in skin laxity at 3 months, with a high overall satisfaction rating. Blinded observers’ assessments were less remarkable, with 40% of the subjects showing mild to moderate improvement in skin laxity. There were no serious adverse sequelae. CONCLUSIONS: The combination of broadband IR (700–2000nm) and bipolar RF energies is a safe and effective treatment for skin tightening in Asians.
DescriptionSession: Cutaneous laser surgery
This free journal suppl. entitled: Supplement: American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Twenty-Seventh Annual Meeting, Grapevine, Texas, April 11–April 15, 2007
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/101918
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.135
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.977

 

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dc.contributor.authorYu, CSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorShek, SYNen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYeung, CKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorKono, T.en_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, HHLen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-25T20:09:42Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-25T20:09:42Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_HK
dc.identifier.citationThe 27th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS 2007), Grapevine, TX., 11-15 April 2007. In Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, 2007, v. 39 suppl. 19, p. 21, abstract no. 65en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0196-8092en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/101918-
dc.descriptionSession: Cutaneous laser surgery-
dc.descriptionThis free journal suppl. entitled: Supplement: American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Twenty-Seventh Annual Meeting, Grapevine, Texas, April 11–April 15, 2007-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: As the demand for non-invasive procedures for skin tightening is increasing, combined optical and radiofrequency (RF) devices have recently emerged. Light-based therapies alone have limited efficacy due to the absorption of light by epidermal melanin and limited dermal remodeling. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the ReFirmeTM ST Applicator (Syneron Medical Ltd., Yokneam, Israel), a novel combination of a broadband IR light (700–2000 nm) and bipolar RF (electro-optical synergy [ELOS]) for non-ablative treatment of skin laxity. DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty Chinese patients (aged 50.0 ± 10.8 years) of skin types III–V, with skin laxity and wrinkles received three treatments at 3 to 4 week intervals with combined IR (700–2000 nm, 10 W/cm2) and RF energies (70–100 J/cm3). Standardized photographs were taken by the Canfield CR system at baseline and serially for 3 months after the last treatment. Two blinded assessors evaluated the photographs to assess the degree of skin tightening on a 0 (no improvement)–4 (excellent improvement) scale. Patient satisfaction scores were also obtained. RESULTS: After the third treatment, 80% of the subjects reported moderate to excellent subjective improvement in skin laxity at 3 months, with a high overall satisfaction rating. Blinded observers’ assessments were less remarkable, with 40% of the subjects showing mild to moderate improvement in skin laxity. There were no serious adverse sequelae. CONCLUSIONS: The combination of broadband IR (700–2000nm) and bipolar RF energies is a safe and effective treatment for skin tightening in Asians.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/34073en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofLasers in Surgery and Medicineen_HK
dc.rightsLasers in Surgery and Medicine. Copyright © John Wiley & Sons, Inc.en_HK
dc.titleCombined infrared light and bipolar radiofrequency for skin tightening in Asiansen_HK
dc.typeConference_Paperen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0196-8092&volume=S19&spage=65&epage=&date=2007&atitle=Combined+infrared+light+and+bipolar+radiofrequency+for+skin+tightening+in+Asians.en_HK
dc.identifier.emailYu, CS: carolsyu@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailShek, SYN: samantha.shek@gmail.comen_HK
dc.identifier.emailYeung, CK: yk890901@netvigator.comen_HK
dc.identifier.emailChan, HHL: hhlchan@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityYu, CS=rp00305en_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1002/lsm.20496-
dc.identifier.hkuros138187en_HK
dc.identifier.volume39en_HK
dc.identifier.issuesuppl. 19-
dc.identifier.spage21, abstract no. 65en_HK
dc.identifier.epage21, abstract no. 65-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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