FRACTIONAL RADIOFREQUENCY

Minimally Invasive Technology
Treatment of Facial, Jawline, Submental and Neck Wrinkles and Laxity Backgrounder

Many people notice signs of aging when skin loses its elasticity and begins to sag around the face, jawline and neck. Intrinsic aging, also known as the natural aging process, is a continuous process that normally begins in our mid-20s (see graph below). Lifestyle, diet, personal habits and sun exposure often act together with the normal aging process to prematurely age our skin. Most premature aging is caused by sun exposure (photoaging). Other external factors that prematurely age our skin are repetitive facial expressions, gravity, sleeping positions, and smoking.

The Mechanism of Action of Profound

Real-time Temperature Feedback for Clinical Reproducibility: The Mechanism of Action of Profound Patients who are interested in facial rejuvenation are increasingly well informed, expecting visible and significant results after undergoing an aesthetic procedure. However, many energy based devices cannot guarantee clinical efficacy due to shortfalls in their engineering design and inherent lack of reproducibility. This paper aims to describe the underlying reasons behind the strikingly high response rate of a Profound procedure after a single treatment session.

FRACTIONAL RADIOFREQUENCY GLOSSARY

Absorption
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Chromophore
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Collagen
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4
Collagen
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4
Denature
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4
Elastin
5940
4
Energy fluence
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15
Fractional radiofrequency (FRF) treatment
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23
Hyaluronic acid
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5
Neocollagenesis
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4
Nonablative skin tightening * †
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Partially denature
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Pulse
5980
14
Reticular dermis
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5
Selective photothermolysis
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Selective photothermolysis
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13
Absorption
Absorption is the transformation of radiant energy to another form of energy (usually heat) by interacting with matter.
Chromophore
A chromophore is an endogenous light-absorbing particle, which absorbs light of a specific wavelength.
Collagen
The major protein in connective tissue that shrinks or thickens when heated.
Collagen
As the most abundant protein in the human body, it is regarded as the substance that holds the whole body together and can be found in the bones, muscles, skin and tendons. Collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid form the “building blocks” of the skin.
Denature
To destroy the characteristic properties of a protein (like collagen or elastin) by heat.
Elastin
A protein in connective tissue that is elastic and allows many tissues in the body to resume their shape after stretching or contracting. Elastin helps skin to return to its original position when it is poked or pinched.
Energy fluence
The energy contained within light is expressed in Joules (J). The energy fluence determines the amount of laser energy delivered in a single pulse and is expressed in Joules/cm2.
Fractional radiofrequency (FRF) treatment
A process by which thermal wounds are created in a nonhomogeneous fractional form directly to the reticular dermis. In the case of Profound treatment, fractional RF energy is delivered via an array of micro-needles arranged in pairs.
Hyaluronic acid
A gel-like water holding molecule that is the space filler and cushioning agent found in virtually every part of the body. It improves skin hydration, stimulates production of collagen in skin, works as an antioxidant and free radical scavenger, maintains skin elasticity, cushions joints and nerve tissues, has an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory activity and maintains the fluid in the eye tissues.
Neocollagenesis
Creation and inducement of new collagen within the skin. Only with Profound, the real-time temperature under the skin can be monitored and the optimal thermal profile (temperature and time) be created to partially denature collagen in the dermis (layer under the epidermis). Partially denatured (destroyed) collagen heals faster than completely denatured collagen. During the healing process, new collagen is formed and creates visibly smoother skin with improved skin laxity.
Nonablative skin tightening * †
To coagulate dermal tissue, with water as the chromophore, in the absence of epidermal vaporization. * Hantash BM, et al. Pilot clinical study of a novel minimally invasive bipolar microneedle radiofrequency device. Lasers Surg Med. 95-87:)2(41;2009. † Weiss RA. Noninvasive radio frequency for skin tightening and body contouring. Semin Cutan Med Surg. 17-9:)1(32;2013.
Partially denature
To partially destroy the characteristic properties of a protein (like elastin or collagen) by heat. In the case of Profound treatment, the optimal thermal profile is able to partially denature elastin and collagen. Partially denatured collagen can heal 38% faster than fully denatured collagen and produces a more profound wound healing response. The vigorous healing process after Profound treatment results in new elastin and collagen for visibly smoother skin with improved skin laxity.
Pulse
The brief span of time for which, the focused and scanned laser beam interacts with a given point on the skin (in seconds, milliseconds, nanoseconds).
Reticular dermis
The lower layer of the dermis, found under the papillary dermis, composed of dense irregular connective tissue featuring densely packed collagen fibers. It is the primary location of dermal elastic fibers.
Selective photothermolysis
Selective photothermolysis is the concept used to localize thermal injury to a specific target based on its absorption characteristics, the wavelength of light used, the duration of the pulse, the size and shape of the target and the amount of energy delivered.
Selective photothermolysis
A concept used to localize thermal injury to a specific target based on its absorption characteristics, the wavelength of light used, the duration of the pulse, and the amount of energy delivered.
FRACTIONAL RADIOFREQUENCY - CLINICAL PAPERS
01.06.2010
Elastometry and clinical results after bipolar radiofrequency treatment of skin.
01.04.2010
Blinded, randomized, quantitative grading comparison of minimally invasive, fractional radiofrequency and surgical face-lift to treat skin laxity.
01.01.2009
Bipolar fractional radiofrequency treatment induces neoelastogenesis and neocollagenesis.
01.09.2009
A predictive model of minimally invasive bipolar fractional radiofrequency skin treatment.
01.05.2015
Randomized, blinded, 3-arm clinical trial assessing optimal temperature and duration for treatment with minimally invasive fractional radiofrequency.
01.11.2012
Radiofrequency in cosmetic dermatology: a review.
FRACTIONAL RADIOFREQUENCY RESULTS
ProfoundContour Treatment
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3 months after 1 treatment
Photos: Macrene Alexiadies, MD
ProfoundContour Treatment
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6 months after 1 treatment
Photos: Macrene Alexiadies, MD
ProfoundLift Treatment
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2 months after 1 treatment
Photos: Steve Eubanks, MD
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