Efficacy of Monopolar Radiofrequency Device on Cellulite Treatment

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Kaewlada Yupakorn
Ornsiri Amornvittayachan
Montree Udompataikul

Abstract

Background and Objective: The treatment of cellulite has not been standardized. The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of the 0.5 MHz monopolar radiofrequency device on cellulite treatment.

Methods: Twenty-one volunteers were enrolled and received the treatment with monopolar radiofrequency device, 50 minutes for their thighs and 40 minutes for their buttocks. The number of treatment was 10 sessions in total. The volunteers’ weight and circumference of buttocks and thighs were  recorded. The thickness of subcutaneous tissue of both regions was also evaluated by ultrasound at the end of treatment and at 4 weeks after the final treatment. The clinical evaluation of cellulite improvement was assessed by photograph grading.

Results: The volunteers had significantly lost their weight (P = 0.002). The average circumference reduction of buttocks and thighs on the last treatment were 1.60 cm and 1.67 cm, respectively (P < 0.001, P < 0.001). The reduction of the thickness of superficial layer of subcutaneous tissue of buttocks and thighs was 2.63 mm and 1.56 mm, respectively (P = 0.004, P < 0.001). The average circumference reduction of buttocks and thighs were 1.75 cm and 1.84 cm, respectively at 4 weeks after the final treatment (P < 0.001, P < 0.001). The reduction of the thickness of superficial layer of subcutaneous tissue of buttocks and thighs was 3.31 mm and 2.37 mm, respectively (P < 0.001, P < 0.001). The clinical evaluation of cellulite demonstrated that most of the volunteers (85.7%) had clinical improvement.

Conclusion: 0.5 MHz monopolar radiofrequency can be considered as an alternative choice of cellulite treatment.

Keywords: cellulite, circumference reduction, monopolar radiofrequency device

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Yupakorn K, Amornvittayachan O, Udompataikul M. Efficacy of Monopolar Radiofrequency Device on Cellulite Treatment. SRIMEDJ [Internet]. 2013 Oct. 31 [cited 2022 May 18];25(4):258-64. Available from: https://li01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/SRIMEDJ/article/view/12930
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