Complications in Radiofrequency (RF)

  • Suveena Bhutani
  • Neil S. Sadick


As there is an increasing demand for novel technologies in the field of aesthetics, challenges of the appropriate use of these technologies and safety profiles are important considerations to address. Advances have progressed from the once standard treatments of ablative procedures to the very popular nonablative rejuvenation procedures. The latter promises to yield highly effective results, without disrupting the skin’s integrity, minimal downtime, and potential for reduced adverse events (Table 10.1). Despite their popularity, general safety, and high tolerance of these devices in the most experienced hands, the possibility of complications cannot be dismissed. Adverse results can be attributed to one of many factors including physician errors by the unskilled hand and those of the patient, especially when not following the necessary posttreatment care.


Skin Tightening Hand Piece Skin Laxity Collagen Contraction Skin Rejuvenation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sadick Dermatology Sadick Research GroupNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell UniversityNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.New YorkUSA

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