Aesthetic Applications of Radiofrequency: Lymphatic and Perfusion Assessment

The use of radiofrequency in aesthetics has increased in popularity since the early 2000s. To date, there have been limited studies investigating the effect of thermal energy secondary to radiofrequency treatment. The purpose of this study was to evaluate perfusion and lymphatic assessment tools pre and post bipolar and fractional radiofrequency treatment. A retrospective IRB-approved study was conducted between January 2019 and April 2019. Patients who were independently deemed appropriate candidates for radiofrequency soft tissue remodeling were evaluated. Diagnostic perfusion and lymphatic imaging obtained were reviewed using indocyanine green (SPY, Stryker) and optical coherence tomography (Vivosight OCT).

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