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Monopolar Radiofrequency Tissue Tightening

  • Elizabeth F. Rostan

Abstract

Noninvasive tissue-tightening technologies rely on laser or radiofrequency (RF) energy to deliver heat to tissue without damaging the upper layers of skin. This heating of the tissue results in mechanical and molecular changes to produce tightening of the skin. Immediately this heating produces collagen contraction, then subsequent wound healing leads to new collagen production and wound contracture. The upper layer of skin is protected most frequently with a cooling mechanism or by utilizing low energy. There are currently multiple devices that claim noninvasive tissue tightening.

Keywords

Skin Laxity Collagen Contraction Eyelid Skin Loose Skin Tumescent Liposuction 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Elizabeth F. Rostan
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  1. 1.Private PracticeDermatology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of CharlotteCharlotteUSA

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