Focused radiofrequency and ultrasound for face and neck rejuvenation: A retrospective evaluation of 158 patients


Hugul H., Oba M. C., KİRİŞCİ M., KUTLUBAY Z.

JOURNAL OF COSMETIC DERMATOLOGY, vol.21, no.1, pp.290-295, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/jocd.14510
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF COSMETIC DERMATOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.290-295
  • Keywords: radiofrequency, rejuvenation, skin, skin aging, tightening, wrinkles, VALIDATED ASSESSMENT SCALES, MONOPOLAR RADIOFREQUENCY, NONINVASIVE RADIOFREQUENCY, SKIN LAXITY, DEVICE, COLLAGEN
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Background Radiofrequency is a commonly used method to non-invasively tighten the skin that can be safely applied to any skin type. Aims The aim of our study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the focused radiofrequency and ultrasound hybrid device for face and neck rejuvenation, in terms of improvement of facial wrinkles and jaw sagging. Methods A total of 158 patients had undergone four weekly sessions of focused radiofrequency and ultrasound to face and neck area. Photodocumentation was obtained before first visit and two weeks after last visit. An independent, blinded dermatologist evaluated the severity of wrinkles and sagging of seven different anatomical regions on a validated scale of 0-4 (0: no lines/sagging, 1: mild, 2: moderate, 3: severe, 4: very severe) before and after the procedure. Patients rated their satisfaction with the result of the treatment on a scale of 1-5 (1: dissatisfied, 2: poorly satisfied 3: satisfied, 4: very satisfied, 5: perfectly satisfied). Results For seven anatomical regions, statistically significant reduction was observed in mean wrinkle/sagging scores (p = < 0.001). Patients were satisfied with the effects of the procedure, with a mean satisfaction score of 4.61 +/- 0.55. Conclusions Our findings demonstrate that combined focused radiofrequency and ultrasound is an effective and safe method for the rejuvenation of different sub-areas of the face and neck with high patient satisfaction scores.