Face RF Monopolar procedure
Face monopolar procedure is primarily used to treat skin laxity by facial tightening and is best suited to patients with mild to moderate sagging of facial or body tissues, usually those in their mid thirties to fifties, with any skin colour.
It is commonly used to treat the forehead (lift brows and tightens forehead skin), under the eyes (thickens skin and tightens and lifts the upper cheek skin), cheeks (lifts slightly and diminishes enlarged pores), mid-face, jaw line (diminishes jowling and sagging along the jaw line),neck (tightens skin and diminishes wrinkling of the neck), loose body skin especially on the stomach and arms.
It works by producing heat when the tissue's electrical resistance converts the electric current to thermal energy deeper within the dermis. The RF current generated flows through the body, and grounding or return pad is needed. Initial collagen structural change within these thermally modified deep tissues is thought to be the mechanism for immediate tissue contraction; subsequent formation of collagen then further tightens the dermal tissue and reduces skin laxity.
Face and Body Bipolar procedure
With bipolar delivery, the current from the RF generator flows only through the tissue which is between the two electrodes on the handpiece generating and arch of radiofrequency emission; these electrodes start and complete the electrical circuit. Hence, with bipolar delivery, no current flows through the rest of the body, so no grounding or return pad is needed.
CRF, Combined Cavitational and RF Monopolar Body Handpiece
In cellulite, fat is stored in cells which lie between the skin and the underlying muscle. These fat cells are grouped together into large collections separated by fibrous filaments that run between the muscle and the skin. In fact, these fibrous filaments surround and hold the fat in place in small compartments. As fat cells expand with weight gain, the gap between muscle and skin expands, but the fibrous filaments cannot stretch and thus cannot support the skin.
The skin is tethered down by string-like tissues that pull it inward, toward the interior of the body. The tension of these filaments pulls in sections of fat along with them, causing the fat cells in the subcutaneous layer to increase in number and stick together within the connective tissue fibers, resulting in a dimpling effect (“orange pill”). Body CRF procedure alleviates cellulite symptoms by means of several mechanisms: cellular and fibrosis disruption due to ultrasonic cavitation, dermal tightening of fibrous filaments due to thermal injury affecting the network of blood vessels, which in turn triggers a cascade of inflammatory events, including fibroblastic proliferation and apparent up-regulation of collagen formation; Enhancement of local blood circulation (vasodilatation and hyperemia) and drainage of fatty deposits to the lymphatic system; and fat cell disintegration and thermal-induced fat cell apoptosis.