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DOI: 10.1055/s-2005-872414
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The Radiofrequency Frontier: A Review of Radiofrequency and Combined Radiofrequency Pulsed-Light Technology in Aesthetic Medicine

Neil Sadick1 , 2 , Lian Sorhaindo1
  • 1Department of Dermatology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University
  • 2Sadick Aethetic Surgery and Dermatology, New York, New York
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Publication Date:
28 July 2005 (online)


Radiofrequency (RF) and combined RF light source technologies have established themselves as safe and effective treatment modalities for several dermatologic procedures, including skin tightening, hair and leg vein removal, acne scarring, skin rejuvenation, and wrinkle reduction. This article reviews the technology, clinical applications, and recent advances of RF and combined RF light/laser source technologies in aesthetic medicine.