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Arch Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2015 Oct;21(3):91-95. English. Original Article. https://doi.org/10.14730/aaps.2015.21.3.91
Kang JS , Cho SE , Nam SM , Park ES .
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Bucheon, Korea. peunsoo@schmc.ac.kr
Abstract

BACKGROUND: Noninvasive radiofrequency (RF) and lasers have been used for skin tightening and body contouring since the 1990s. The safety, efficacy, and patient satisfaction with the procedure using a novel RF device (BodyTite(TM); Invasix Ltd, Yokneam Ilit, Israel) were evaluated. METHODS: We retrospectively included 13 patients who were treated with the BodyTite(TM) to rejuvenate neck skin from May 2012 to May 2014. The power of the device was set between 10 and 15 W. The target temperature was set at 38degrees C. Three independent evaluators were asked to grade baseline and 6- to 12-month follow-up photographs using a comprehensive quantitative 4-point laxity grading scale. All patients were asked to rate their satisfaction with the aesthetic outcome and quality of life after treatment. RESULTS: Grading results of baseline and follow-up photographs of patients were statistically significant with an average grade improvement of 1.01 points on the 4 point scale. Using a patient satisfaction scale, patients were also significantly more satisfied (poor, 0%; fair, 15%; good, 46%; and excellent, 39%). There were transient complications, such as minimal erythema, mild edema, and focal hardness, which resolved spontaneously within 1 week. There were no significant adverse effects or complications. CONCLUSIONS: The BodyTite(TM) is a minimally invasive, RF treatment that was demonstrated to improve skin laxity without significant adverse effects or complications. The BodyTite(TM) provides a nonsurgical option for the safe and effective rejuvenation of neck skin under local anesthesia.

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