The new iFRAX micro-fractional RF System has been designed to enable fractional skin rejuvenation and treatment of wrinkles via controlled epidermal heating combined with dermal remodeling with a long established, highly reliable, and cost-effective technology. Treatment with the iFRAX system can be also done as part of a combination procedure utilizing additional modalities such as intense pulsed light, skin care products and/or lasers. The latest advances in aesthetic medicine utilize radiofrequency (“RF”) energy as opposed to light energy. Treatment with the iFRAX system can be also done as part of a combination procedure utilizing other technologies and specialized skin care products including fillers, Botox and chemical peels. Because of the incredible versatility of the iFRAX system, procedures can be custom tailored to the unique attributes of the patient and the patient’s willingness to undergo brief periods of “down time” or not.
iFRAX treatments are indicated for skin rejuvenation and the treatment of wrinkles, skin laxity, and other indications by means of fractional heating and coagulation. Re-usable and/or disposable treatment tips, each containing a matrix of bi-polar electrode pins, are attached to the distal end of the hand piece and are placed on the skin for treatment. iFRAX RF energy is delivered to the whole surface of the skin in a “fractional manner” via the multi-electrode pins. Radiofrequency current is delivered sequentially between each of the pin electrodes and the large electrodes on each side of the pin matrix. Due to this design, relatively high RF current densities are formed in the tissue under each pin electrode, resulting in localized fractional treatment micro-wounds in the epidermis which are in direct contact with the electrodes while heat is delivered deeper into the dermis. This fractional manner of energy delivery leaves intact zones in between the targeted areas which serve as a reservoir of healthy cells to promote faster and more effective wound healing.
iFRAX technology emits fractional RF energy in a single “pulse” of variable duration (up to 100 msec in duration). By adjusting both the energy level (up to 25 J) and interval duration, the operator can achieve different tissue effects as follows:
Low energy levels: Result in more superficial treatments and greater spread of thermal energy across the epidermal surface;
Higher energy levels: Result in deeper penetration and less spread of thermal energy across the epidermal surface;
Short pulse durations: Result in less thermal spread to adjacent tissue;
Longer pulse durations: Result in greater spread of thermal energy to adjacent tissue.