Fractional HiFR Helps Fight Signs of Aging on Lower Face/Neck

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Fractional high intensity focused radiofrequency (HiFR) is safe and effective in the treatment of mild to moderate laxity of the lower face and neck, new research suggests. The study was selected as Editor’s Choice in the July 2016 issue of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine. Thirty three patients (7 males, 26 females, age range 37–74 years) with mild to moderate skin laxity of the lower face/neck received three treatments at monthly intervals. The protocol, developed by the authors, comprised three passes per session, at decreasing dermal depths for each pass. Histologic assessment of skin immediately after treatment was performed to identify the site and area of damage in the dermis. Clinical digital photography was taken at baseline and at 6 months after the final treatment session. Standardized computer measurement of improvement in the gnathion and cervicomental angles was the primary objective evaluation. A global assessment of improvement was graded by blinded assessors based on the photography. A telephone survey of patient satisfaction was performed at 12 months post-treatment. Read more at AestheticsWire.