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The role of deep heating for noninvasive skin rejuvenation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17044093     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Redundant facial, neck, or body laxity is a major feature of aging. Just a few years ago, the choices for treatment of skin laxity were only surgery. As technology continues to evolve, procedures that once required major surgical intervention are gradually being replaced by minimally invasive techniques. Recently, monopolar radiofrequency (MRF) and infrared light sources have been introduced for nonablative tissue tightening by volumetric heating of the deep dermis. Appropriate selection of patients and managing realistic patients' expectations of outcome are key considerations to ensuring satisfaction with results. However, controversy persists over the effectiveness of these treatments. Further development of the technology and refinement of treatment protocols may allow for more dramatic modulation of the underlying deeper structures, improving the consistency of results.
Christine C Dierickx
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Lasers in surgery and medicine     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0196-8092     ISO Abbreviation:  Lasers Surg Med     Publication Date:  2006 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-10-23     Completed Date:  2007-05-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8007168     Medline TA:  Lasers Surg Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  799-807     Citation Subset:  IM    
Skin and Laser Surgery Center, Boom, Antwerp, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Cosmetic Techniques / instrumentation,  trends
Equipment Design
Heating / instrumentation,  methods*
Infrared Rays / adverse effects,  therapeutic use
Patient Selection
Radio Waves / adverse effects,  therapeutic use
Skin Aging*

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