Use of a TriPollar radio-frequency device for the treatment of acne vulgaris

by JONATHANNEVIN T. YU & PAMELA HUANG | US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health | 27.02.2015

Tripollar Intelligent Biology

Abstract
INTRODUCTION:
Acne vulgaris is a common disease affecting mainly teenagers and young adults. Current treatment modalities include local or systemic medications, which often require a long intake. Light and radio-frequency (RF) devices have recently been used to treat acne in selected patients.

OBJECTIVE:
To evaluate the safety and efficacy of TriPollar RF technology for non-invasive treatment of acne vulgaris lesions.

METHODS:
Twenty patients with active acne lesions underwent TriPollar RF treatments once a week for 6 weeks. Results were evaluated using photographs and active lesion counts at baseline, before subsequent treatment sessions and at follow-up visits. Patients also rated their satisfaction on a 5-score rating scale.

RESULTS:
An average reduction of 42% in active acne lesions was found after six TriPollar sessions, which was sustained at the 4-week follow-up visit. The average improvement rated by patients at the 4-week follow-up visit was 2.5, indicating good to very good satisfaction with the clinical results. No significant adverse events were recorded during the study and follow-up period.

CONCLUSION:
The findings confirm the safety and efficacy of TriPollar RF for the treatment of acne vulgaris.
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