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Treatment of acne scars by fractional bipolar radiofrequency energy


PubMed Reference: Gold MH. J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2012 Aug;14(4):172-8.

Study Details:

  • 10 females (skin types I-V) with mild to moderate acne scars 
  • 3 monthly fractional bipolar RF treatments 
  • Physician-assessed acne scar severity by ECCA grading scale
  • Physician assessment of cosmetic appearance
  • Patient satisfaction and improvement

Study Results:

  • 90% of subjects showed improvement in cosmetic appearance 
  • Significant reduction in the median ECCA scar grading scale compared to baseline
  • Subject-assessed fine lines and wrinkles, brightness, tightness, acne scar texture, pigmentation were all improved significantly
  • High patient satisfaction
  • Transient erythema and no lasting side effects.