TriPollar Radio Frequency (RF) technology is an innovative, proprietary 3rd generation RF technology. TriPollar overcomes the limitations of previous mono-polar and bi-polar technologies. Simple to use and extremely efficient, TriPollar treatments deliver immediate visible body and facial contouring effects from the first treatment – and long-lasting results without surgery or downtime.
TriPollar treatments effectively:
Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Firm and rejuvenate the skin
Contour the facial skin
Sculpt the body and reduce unwanted fat deposits
Reduce the appearance of cellulite
Improve the appearance of stretch marks
How TriPollar Works
TriPollar technology painlessly delivers focused and optimal radio-frequency (RF) energy to the skin surface and to subcutaneous fat layers. Controlled energy is delivered via three or more electrodes and limited to the treatment area. This focused delivery results in immediate visible results. For improved results it is recommended to undergo a series of treatments.
TriPollar allows practitioners to choose between body and/or facial treatments. Targeted facial treatment regenerates collagen fibres in the dermis layer. Targeted body treatments shrink fat cells in the hypodermis layer and accelerate collagen regeneration.
Treat Delicate Areas
TriPollar technology enables treatment of fine lines and very delicate areas of the face without causing damage or pain. These include areas around the lips (peri oral) and around the eyes (peri orbital).
The elastic fibres of the skin, collagen and elastin, are produced by fibroblasts. As they are heated, they contract and collagen strands are pulled closer resulting in immediately tightened skin. The deep heating effect in turn accelerates the fat cell metabolism to augment collagen regeneration over the full treatment course. The desired result: tighter, younger looking skin immediately and long-term skin remodelling.
Heating the fat cells accelerates metabolism and causes them to shrink. The rise in temperature forces fat cells to secrete fatty acids (liquid fat), which are disposed via the blood and lymph system. The desired result: fat and circumference reduction and minimized cellulite appearance.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the advantages of focused radiofrequency (RF) energy?
TriPollar treatments use three or more electrodes, with the RF energy focused and centred between the three electrodes. This controls and limits the delivery of energy to the treatment area, for excellent efficacy results and immediate visible results from the 1st treatment. The focused energy also enables the use of relatively low power for tissue heating, resulting in a safe, pain-free, very pleasant treatment experience.
How high does skin temperature reach during a TriPollar treatment?
The objective of the procedure is to reach a skin temperature of between 40° and 42° C and maintain it for the indicated exposure time. The skin temperature is monitored throughout the procedure using the supplied non-contact infrared thermometer.
What kind of results can I expect to deliver with the TriPollar treatments?
Clinical trials have demonstrated average reduced tummy circumference of 4.5 cm ± 2.7; average reduced thigh circumference of 2.4 cm ±2.0; average reduced buttocks circumference of 3.1 cm ±1.7; and average reduced arm circumference of 2.1 ± 0.7 cm.
What are the most common side effects of TriPollar treatments?
There is a possibility of erythema and edema appearing after the TriPollar treatment session. Typically, these symptoms are transient and will disappear within two hours. In rare cases, slight erythema and edema could persist for between 1 and 2 days. In case of excessive erythema or edema, soothing agents can be applied.
How does the body dispose of the fat after TriPollar treatments?
The TriPollar treatment selectively heats the fat cells in the deep and superficial adipose layers simultaneously. Heating the fat cells increases their natural metabolism, resulting in increased secretion of fatty acids into the surrounding extra-cellular space. The heating also increases the blood circulation in the area, accelerating metabolism that physically helps the blood and lymphatic system dispose of the fatty acids naturally.
Is there an enhanced heat sensation over bony areas?
There is a possibility of enhanced heat sensation near bony areas. This is because skin is thinner adjacent to bones. However this is tolerated well by patients
Why is glycerin used during TriPollar treatments?
Glycerine was found to be the most suitable material due to its high resistance to RF. It allows the RF to penetrate to the deep layers while protecting the epidermal layer from becoming overheated or harmed. Glycerine is also widely used in the cosmetics industry as a safe and beneficial component. Glycerine also helps the applicator glide comfortably over the skin and keeps it feeling cool
Does the size of the treatment area determine the type of applicator used?
Yes, the size of the treatment area determines which applicator is used. The large applicator should not be used on the face and neck as it is intended for large areas and longer treatment time. The medium-sized applicator is designed to treat smaller treatment areas of the body and is suitable for the face and neck. The Apollo device enables treatment of very small facial areas using the small applicator.
Is there a need for cooling during the TriPollar treatment?
There is no need to allow for cooling with TriPollar treatments. Pollogen has developed an electronic control mechanism that rotates between the three electrodes to prevent overheating of any one electrode. This makes it a safer treatment protocol.