Non-Surgical Radiofrequency Facelift
October 2003 | Volume 2 | Issue 5 | Original Article | 495 | Copyright © October 2003
David J. Narins, MD and Rhoda S. Narvins, MD
AbstractThere has been considerable interest in using non-ablative methods to rejuvenate the skin. The ThermaCool TCâ„¢ (ThermageÂ® Inc.) is a radiofrequency (RF) device that has been introduced to induce tightening of the address the problem of skin via a uniform volumetric heating into the deep dermis tightening, resulting in a â€˜non-surgical faceliftâ€™. Radiofrequency produces a uniform volumetric heating into the deep dermis. Twenty treatment areas in 17 patients were treated to evaluate the efficacy and safety of RF treatment to the brow and jowls. The technique was found to produce gradual tightening in most patients, and there were no adverse effects.