Treatment of Décolletage Photoaging With Fractional Microneedling Radiofrequency

J Drugs Dermatol. 2018 Jan 1;17(1):74-76.

Abstract

Objectives: The objective of this study was to examine the efficacy and safety of a novel fractional microneedling radiofrequency device to improve the appearance of rhytides and skin laxity of the décolletage.

Methods: Twelve subjects received a total of three fractional microneedling radiofrequency treatments with Endymed Intensif (EndyMed Ltd., Cesarea, Israel) at least three weeks apart. Primary outcome measure was clinical efficacy quantified by a patient survey to assess treatment satisfaction as well as a physician Global Aesthetic Improvement Scale (GAIS). Photos were taken before every treatment and at a follow-up appointment.

Results: Assessments by two board-certified dermatologists revealed an overall improvement in 67% of patients. Seventy percent of subjects rated their post-treatment skin laxity and rhytides as improved, while 60% of patients rated their skin texture as improved. Eighty percent of subjects were at least slightly satisfied with their treatment. Forty percent of subjects would recommend this treatment to others.

Conclusions: Subjects in this study demonstrated an overall improvement in décolletage appearance in regard to skin tightening, wrinkles, and skin texture suggested by overall patient satisfaction (80%) and physician-rated GAIS improvement (67%). This study suggests that fractional microneedling radiofrequency devices are a safe and efficacious way to improve overall décolletage appearance with little down time. <p><em>J Drugs Dermatol. 2018;17(1):74-76.</em></p>.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Cosmetic Techniques / adverse effects
  • Cosmetic Techniques / instrumentation*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Neck*
  • Needles / adverse effects
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Photography
  • Radio Waves / adverse effects
  • Radiofrequency Therapy*
  • Skin Aging / radiation effects*
  • Thorax*
  • Treatment Outcome