Combination of microneedle radiofrequency (RF), fractional RF skin resurfacing and multi-source non-ablative skin tightening for minimal-downtime, full-face skin rejuvenation

J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2016 Dec;18(8):438-441. doi: 10.1080/14764172.2016.1228981. Epub 2016 Oct 5.


Background: In the recent years, there is a growth in demand for radiofrequency (RF)-based procedures to improve skin texture, laxity and contour. The new generation of systems allow non-invasive and fractional resurfacing treatments on one platform.

Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a new treatment protocol using a multisource RF, combining 3 different modalities in each patient: [1] non-ablative RF skin tightening, [2] fractional skin resurfacing, and [3] microneedling RF for non-ablative coagulation and collagen remodelling.

Methods: 14 subjects were enrolled in this study using EndyMed PRO platform. Each patient had 8 non-ablative treatments and 4 fractional treatments (fractional skin resurfacing and Intensif).

Results: The global aesthetic score was used to evaluate improvement. All patients had improvement in skin appearance. About 43% had excellent or very good improvement above 50%, 18% had good improvement between 25 and 50%, and the rest 39% had a mild improvement of < 25%. Downtime was minimal and no adverse effect was reported.

Conclusions: Our data show significant improvement of skin texture, skin laxity and wrinkle reduction achieved using RF treatment platform.

Keywords: 3DEEP®; ENDYMED; FSR; Intensif; facial tightening; fractional RF; microneedles; multi-source; radiofrequency; skin rejuvenation; wrinkle reduction.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Cosmetic Techniques / instrumentation*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Needles*
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Radio Waves / adverse effects
  • Radiofrequency Therapy*
  • Rejuvenation*
  • Skin Aging*
  • Time Factors