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TriPollar clinical FAQs

What are the advantages of focused radiofrequency (RF) energy?

TriPollar treatments use three or more electrodes, with the RF energy focused and centered between the three electrodes. This controls and limits the delivery of energy to the treatment area, for excellent efficacy results and immediate visible results from the 1st treatment. The focused energy also enables the use of relatively low power for tissue heating, resulting in a safe, pain-free, very pleasant treatment experience.

How high does skin temperature reach during a TriPollar treatment?

The objective of the procedure is to reach a skin temperature of between 40 and 42 C and maintain it for the indicated exposure time. The skin temperature is monitored throughout the procedure using the supplied non-contact infrared thermometer.

What kind of results can I expect to deliver with the TriPollar treatments?

Clinical trials have demonstrated average reduced tummy circumference of 4.5 cm ± 2.7; average reduced thigh circumference of 2.4 cm ±2.0; average reduced buttocks circumference of 3.1 cm ±1.7; and average reduced arm circumference of 2.1 ± 0.7 cm.

How can I obtain the best clinical results?

In order to obtain positive clinical results it is important to reach the optimal combination of skin temperature and exposure time – the TriPollar endpoint. Once the required temperature is achieved the goal is to maintain that temperature for a few minutes, depending on the reaction of the skin and the size of the treatment area. Reaching the optimal temperature is sometimes accompanied by slight erythema and edema.

What are the most common side effects of TriPollar treatments?

There is a possibility of erythema and edema appearing after the TriPollar treatment session. Typically, these symptoms are transient and will disappear within two hours. In rare cases, slight erythema and edema could persist for between 1 and 2 days. In case of excessive erythema or edema, soothing agents can be applied.

How does the body dispose of the fat after TriPollar treatments?

The TriPollar treatment selectively heats the fat cells in the deep and superficial adipose layers simultaneously. Heating the fat cells increases their natural metabolism, resulting in increased secretion of fatty acids into the surrounding extra-cellular space. The heating also increases the blood circulation in the area, accelerating metabolism that physically helps the blood and lymphatic system dispose of the fatty acids naturally.

Is there an enhanced heat sensation over bony areas?

There is a possibility of enhanced heat sensation near bony areas. This is because skin is thinner adjacent to bones. However this is tolerated well by patients.

Does the size of the treatment area determine the type of applicator used?

Yes, the size of the treatment area determines which applicator is used. The large applicator should not be used on the face and neck as it is intended for large areas and longer treatment time. The medium-sized applicator is designed to treat smaller treatment areas of the body and is suitable for the face and neck. The Apollo device enables treatment of very small facial areas using the small applicator.

Is there a need for cooling during the TriPollar treatment?

There is no need to allow for cooling with TriPollar treatments. Pollogen has developed an electronic control mechanism that rotates between the three electrodes to prevent overheating of any one electrode. This makes it a safer treatment protocol.

Why is glycerin used during TriPollar treatments?

Glycerin was found to be the most suitable material due to its high resistance to RF. It allows the RF to penetrate to the deep layers while protecting the epidermal layer from becoming overheated or harmed. Glycerin is also widely used in the cosmetics industry as a safe and beneficial component. Glycerin also helps the applicator glide comfortably over the skin and keeps it feeling cool.