Use of a novel combined radiofrequency and ultrasound device for lipolysis, skin tightening and cellulite treatment

J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2017 Oct;19(5):266-274. doi: 10.1080/14764172.2017.1303169. Epub 2017 Mar 10.


Introduction: Skin laxity and excessive subcutaneous fat are growing cosmetic concerns. The objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a novel radiofrequency and ultrasound workstation for lipolysis, circumference reduction, treatment of skin laxity and cellulite.

Materials and methods: Two hundred seventy-five (235 women and 40 men) patients were enrolled into the study. Each patient received 3 treatment sessions, each session comprising Ultrasound and Radiofrequency treatments, at two-week intervals. Some received treatment for the abdomen, some for the thighs and some for both. Efficacy was assessed accordingly by measuring changes in abdominal circumference, thigh circumference and appearance of cellulite. Any adverse effect was noted.

Result: Paired t-test between measurements at baseline and 4 weeks after 3rd session was significant amongst all the groups, showing that most patients showed improvement in abdominal and/or thigh circumferences. No significant adverse effects were noted during or after the treatment.

Conclusion: A combination of alternating hot and cold module Ultrasound and Radiofrequency technologies is a safe and effective modality for lipolysis and to treat skin laxity and cellulite.

Keywords: Body contouring; radiofrequency and ultrasound; skin tightening.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Cellulite / radiotherapy*
  • Cosmetic Techniques / instrumentation*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Organ Size
  • Radiofrequency Therapy*
  • Subcutaneous Fat, Abdominal / radiation effects*
  • Thigh / anatomy & histology*
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Ultrasonic Therapy*
  • Waist Circumference