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Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy
Author: Michael H. Gold, Julie A. Biron, Whitney Sensing
The objective of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of combination facial treatment by 3 technologies. Materials and methods: Eleven patients completed the clinical trial that consisted of alternate treatments of intense pulsed light (IPL) in 3 sessions and continuous fractional bipolar radiofrequency (RF) in 3 alternating sessions, 3 weeks apart. Follow-up visits were made at 6 and 12 weeks following the last treatment. Lesions were evaluated by photographs taken at baseline and at follow-up time points according to predetermined scales.
Results showed statistically significant improvement in wrinkling, pigmentation, vascular lesions, and laxity.
The outcome of the clinical trial performed demonstrates that the combined treatment with IPL, continuous RF, and ablative RF technologies yields a safe and effective combination treatment to address a few clinical indications simultaneously. The results were all statistically significant and no safety issues were recorded.