نوع مقاله : مقاله های پژوهشی
1 دانشیار، مرکز تحقیقات بیماریهای پوستی و سالک صدیقه طاهره(س)، دانشگاه علوم پزشکی اصفهان، اصفهان و مرکز تحقیقات پوست و سلولهای بنیادی، دانشگاه علوم پزشکی تهران، تهران، ایران
2 پزشک، محقق، مرکز تحقیقات بیماریهای پوستی و سالک صدیقه طاهره(س)، دانشگاه علوم پزشکی اصفهان، اصفهان و مرکز تحقیقات پوست و سلولهای بنیادی، دانشگاه علوم پزشکی تهران، تهران، ایران
عنوان مقاله [English]
Background: Radiofrequency (RF) is a new technique to treat facial wrinkles. This study was designed to assess the efficacy of Accent RF in wrinkle reduction of different areas of the face..Methods: Patients with mild to severe facial wrinkles were treated with Accent using RF energies of 35 to 145 watts. The average energy used in this study was 83.11 watts. Patients received 4 subsequent weekly RF sessions. Wrinkle improvement was rated by two double- blinded physicians comparing 6-month post-treatment and pre-treatment photographs. Moreover, patient satisfaction was assessed at 1 and 6 months after the last session of the treatment.Findings: Overall, 45 women participated in this study. One month after the last treatment, 8.9% of the patients declared their dissatisfaction, 53.3% were relatively satisfied, 33.3% were satisfied, and 4.4% were very satisfied. At the 6th month, 4.4% of the patients were dissatisfied, 31.1% were relatively satisfied, 46.7% were satisfied, and 17.8% were very satisfied. Patient satisfaction 6 months after the last treatment was significantly higher than 1 month post-treatment. After 6 months, patient satisfaction was not more than 75% in any treatment areas of the face.Conclusion: Comparing the findings of this study with previous studies suggests using higher energy levels and more treatment sessions to result in better clinical improvement of facial wrinkles.