Laser and Radiofrequency in Aesthetic Medicine
Authors: Leonardo Longo, Firas Al-Niaimi, Fabio Marini, Domenico D’Angelo, Isabelle Catoni, Marie Jeanne Miniconi, Joelle Huth, Giorgio Maullu, Roberto Dell’Avanzato, Giulia Dell’Avanzato
140 pages full color
In this new practical volume of the OEO Firenze, some of the top experts in aesthetic medicine analyze 2 types of treatments with exceptional results: the Laser and the Radiofrequency.
To correct many aesthetic imperfections, valuable help is offered by light, which is used utilizing different technologies. The most widespread method is the Laser method, a monochromatic light beam that interacts with the skin tissues, generating a sort of selective thermal damage, capable of causing the destruction of the target molecules.
The laser method produces imperceptible lesions and is based on the principle of selective photothermolysis: each organ or tissue contains “bait” substances (chromophores) such as water, hemoglobin, and melanin capable of absorbing particular wavelengths. Thanks to this stimulus, at the dermal level the collagen fibers are renewed, reorganized, and realigned which makes the epidermis more elastic and toned. There are different types on the market, and each one is specialized on acting on specific problems.
The Radiofrequency method represents one of the most effective treatments for obtaining a smooth complexion with raised features. To achieve these results, we use medical equipment with a modular frequency up to 50 watts.
The electrical impulses pass through the tissues and generate a heat that causes a thermal shock which makes the support fibers rearranged, immediately becoming shorter, making the skin taut and compact.
Thermal energy initiates an inflammatory reaction that stimulates fibroblasts to produce new collagen and glycosaminoglycans. It also increases the local blood flow and promotes oxygenation and nourishment of the skin cells. Radiofrequency is considered to all intents a valid alternative to plastic surgery because it does not require anesthesia or stitches, so much so that, for the striking results, it is called the “scalpel-free lifting”.
In addition to analyzing the treatments, the manual is enriched with videos and clinical cases visible on the dedicated web page.