Nonablative cutaneous remodeling using radiofrequency devices

Clin Dermatol. 2007 Sep-Oct;25(5):487-91. doi: 10.1016/j.clindermatol.2007.05.005.


In recent years, several new radiofrequency devices have been introduced for treatment of a variety of skin conditions, particularly, skin wrinkling and laxity. These nonsurgical systems induce tissue tightening and contour changes through dermal collagen remodeling without disruption of the overlying epidermis, obviating a significant recovery period or risk of serious adverse sequelae. As such, radiofrequency-based systems have been used successfully for nonablative skin rejuvenation, atrophic scar revision, and treatment of unwanted hair, vascular lesions, and inflammatory acne.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Cosmetic Techniques*
  • Dermis / radiation effects
  • Humans
  • Phototherapy / adverse effects
  • Phototherapy / methods
  • Radio Waves / adverse effects
  • Radiofrequency Therapy*
  • Rejuvenation*
  • Skin Aging*
  • Skin Diseases / radiotherapy*