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A Journal on Physiopathology and Therapy of Chronic Cutaneous Ulcers
Official Journal of the Italian Association for Cutaneous Ulcers
Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index
Acta Vulnologica 2014 March;12(1):23-34
language: English, Italian
Face skin quality improvements after a single and three non-ablative bipolar radiofrequency treatments performed by X-2© device
Pastorini E. 1, Ghidoni I. 1, Salerni R. 2, Scarano A. 3, Faustini M. 4, Torre M. L. 5, Scalise A. 6
1 MDM Group, Bologna, Italy;
2 Pescara Health Local Unit, Pescara, Italy;
3 Department of Oral, Nano and Biotechnology Sciences, Chieti, Italy;
4 Department of Veterinary Medicine and Public Health, University of Milan, Milan, Italy;
5 Department of Pharmacology, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy;
6 Department of Experimental Medicine and Plastic Surgery and Reconstructive Clinic, Marche Polytechnic University, Ancona, Italy
Aim: The aim of the study was to evaluate the short-term impact and safety of a non-ablative bipolar radiofrequency device in the treatment of face skin .
Methods: A randomized study was carried out on 62 healthy subjects with a standard age-related level of skin laxity, subdivided into two groups. One group received a single treatment with X-2© device and the second received three treatments by the same device on a monthly base. Clinical improvements of the treated areas were detected by collecting photographic documentation pre- and post-treatments and measuring skin parameters such as total water content, elasticity and sebum levels at baseline, and 1 hour after the last treatment.
Results: Data showed significant effect of radiofrequency treatment on skin hydration, skin elasticity and on sebum. No interaction effect was noted between age parameter and treatment on skin hydration and elasticity: this indicates a substantial positive effect independently on age of subjects.
Conclusion: The results suggest that the radiofrequency treatment improves subjective and objective judgments of patients and doctors as well as some skin quality parameters and it can be considered a useful tool to improve skin in terms of elasticity in the field of non invasive technologies.