Deterioration of the facial skin is one of the biggest signs of aging. Unfortunately, it is a natural by-product of getting older. As the years go by, your skin loses its natural collagen, causing it to loosen and crease. This leads to everything from wrinkles and fine lines to jowls and deep folds. At the same time, weight changes and deterioration of skin elasticity can also lead to problems on the body such as cellulite and stubborn fat deposits. While not physically harmful, these effects can be seriously detrimental to your self-image, causing problems with confidence in both public and private situations.
Even though these skin problems can be damaging to self-esteem, many people are understandably reluctant to go straight to surgery. Fortunately, many patients are candidates for noninvasive measures that can improve the appearance of the skin without scarring or lengthy recovery periods.
TriPollar RF is a completely safe skin tightening treatment that uses advanced radio frequencies to heat the deepest layers of the skin, causing a natural healing response that spurs new production of collagen. This collagen restores the natural plumpness and vitality of the skin, reducing wrinkling textures, fine lines, and sagging for a smooth, rejuvenated look. The innovative RF technology can also be used on the body to reduce certain fat deposits and improve the appearance of cellulite.
The TriPollar Procedure
Initially, the patient consults with Dr. Hillelson to see if the procedure is suitable. The procedure begins with a thorough cleansing of the skin to remove any traces of makeup or creams that could interfere with the effectiveness of the treatment. A three-pronged applicator is used to massage your skin, sending radiofrequency emissions to the deeper layers and starting the production of new collagen. Finally, your skin will be cooled, stopping the process. At this point, your treatment is complete, and you are free to leave. Many patients choose to repeat the procedure weekly for several weeks in order to get maximum results.
Good candidates for TriPollar RF include both men and women who are in good health and wish to reduce the appearance of skin aging. This includes anyone with textural issues like crepey skin, fine lines, wrinkles, and loose skin that may cause sagging or jowls. Some patients with cellulite or stubborn fat deposits on the body may also be good candidates for TriPollar.
Benefits of Treatment
TriPollar leaves patients with a fresher, firmer appearance. It can greatly reduce the appearance of aging by both reducing and preventing wrinkles through the production of new collagen. It can also provide improvements to skin texture issues like cellulite, stretch marks, and crepey skin. In many cases, it can even reduce pockets of fat for a sleeker, sculpted look throughout the treatment area.
With TriPollar, all of this is accomplished without surgery. It requires no incisions, leaves no scars, and requires no lengthy recovery. Most patients find that they are able to resume their normal activities, including work and social life, the very same day. Since TriPollar uses more heat than other skin tightening methods, the procedure is also much shorter and is often finished in as little as half an hour.
TriPollar RF FAQ
How long will my TriPollar results last?
The results will last until the aging process causes the loss of more your own personal collagen. This can take anywhere from six months to a few years. Since TriPollar RF is FDA-approved and completely safe, many patients repeat the treatments at regular intervals to maintain their rejuvenated look.
Can this treatment be done at home?
Home devices such as TriPollar Stop are available, but they are not comparable to the version used by Dr. Hillelson. While the home devices have a power level of 1 to 2 watts, the medical-grade device uses a full 50 watts. This means that it can achieve a much greater improvement in your appearance. In very limited cases, the home devices may be suitable for stretching the time between maintenance treatments.
Q. Is TriPollar an alternative to liposuction for fat removal?
It depends on the size of the fat deposits. The TriPollar technique is suitable for individuals with lower body fat and isolated pockets of fat in areas like the abdomen, arms, and thighs. Patients with larger deposits or with excess fat throughout the body may need to lose weight through diet and exercise before TriPollar will be completely effective. Keep in mind that Tripollar shrinks fat but does not remove fat.
Are there any risks to TriPollar?
The risks are minimal. Since the skin is never broken, there is almost no risk of infection. Many patients will experience a small amount of redness or swelling for the first day or two, and a few will develop a small blister that goes away in 2-14 days.
Q. Does the treatment hurt?
Most patients report no discomfort during the treatment. The radiofrequency energy normally feels like a tingling or vibrating sensation, and you may feel small, painless waves of heat under the skin. After treatment, the skin may remain warm for several hours, but you will feel normal by the next morning.