Les Nouvelles Dermatologiques
AN EX-VIVO STUDY OF THE REGEN™ TRIPOLLAR™ RF DEVICE USING AN EXPERIMENTAL HUMAN SKIN MODEL
Publication: English translation of © Nouv. Dermatol. 2008 ; 28 :331-332
S. Boisnic, Dermatologist, anatomopathologist, Research Director of the
GREDECO Research Association, Pitié Salpétrière Hospital, Paris, France
The aim of this ex-vivo study was to test the anti-cellulite and skin tightening effects of a TriPollar radiofrequency technology (regen™) on ex-vivo human skin samples harvested from abdominoplasty surgery and maintained in survival conditions. Single treatment at 25 Watts was applied. Radiofrequency selectively heats fat cells to increase metabolism and secretion of liquid fat.
A significant increase of glycerol released by the skin was found, indicating lipolysis. Additional findings included vasoconstriction
of the capillaries and improvement of collagen fibers which leads to tightening of the skin.