TriPollar Apollo is a non-invasive method for skin tightening and contouring that is based on radio frequency technology. Launched in 2007 by Pollogen, it is a relatively new technology, yet it has already managed to receive a clearance by the FDA. Owing to its power to trigger the production of new collagen, it is regarded as a good method for treating primarily facial wrinkles and sagging skin under the chin while it can also be employed for firming loose skin on the body and reducing cellulite. Besides it is promoted as capable of removing fat which makes it another Non surgical Liposuction Alternative.
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How Does TriPollar Work?
TriPollar works by emitting controlled radio frequency energy via electrodes (read this to find how Radio Frequency works for fat removal) directly onto the skin surface of the treated area as well as the subcutaneous fat layers beneath it. By doing so, it enables the doctor performing it to accurately apply the required energy on the facial and body areas and penetrate as deeply as needed so as to remove excess fat without harming nearby tissues, thus being ideal for healing delicate spots without danger. Moreover, the stimulation of collagen rebirth results in the shrinking of the fat cells, thus reducing the appearance of cellulite.
A typical TriPollar session can take from 30-45 minutes (for the facial and the abdominal area) to approximately one hour (for thighs or buttocks). Visible effects are said to be almost immediate, however, a series of 4-6 treating sessions are required in order to achieve a decent end result – depending of course on the area treated and the extent of the initial problem. Luckily, thanks to the controlled levels of energy applied, the pain sensed by the patient is almost negligible.
Stimulating the generation of new collagen, TriPollar is designed to deliver the following advantages:
- Treatment of sagging skin
- Smoothing of wrinkles and lines
- Reduction of the “double chin” effect
- Ameliorated appearance of skin dimpling (cellulite)
- Circumference reduction
Areas To Be Treated
As mentioned earlier, TriPollar has been initially targeted at treating areas of the face (jowls, the zone that is included between the nose and the mouth etc.) and the neck (mainly the “double chin” and the “turkey neck”); yet, it can also be employed on a multitude of body spots like the upper arms, the abdomens, the buttocks and the thighs. On the other hand, the use of TriPollar is contraindicated for the breasts, either male or female!
Being a relatively new method, TriPollar cannot be considered as an unconditionally secure option. However, its specifications support the allegations for a harmless and safe procedure while the fact that the radio frequency technology integrated has been used for medical reasons for over three decades is undoubtedly a plus point. Therefore, only minimal bleeding and bruising can be anticipated by the patient, which is perfectly natural.
Based on facts taken from Realself.com, a TriPollar series of treating sessions is likely to cost about $1,400 – but, as it is rational, this price tag is subjected to significant variations from one case to another.
As you may have guessed, being a newly launched technique, TriPollar is currently lacking adequate feedback that could help potential customers form a truly solid opinion on its safety and effectiveness. That being said, most of the reviews concerning it are favorable, but not in an overwhelming way; obviously, the biggest percentage of men and women who have trusted it (mostly for facial treatment) report adequate to noticeable improvement, however, very few people seem to be genuinely enthusiastic about it, whereas there have been others who claim that the effects achieved on them have not been rewarding. Click here to read a few of the testimonials we received on TriPollar
Before and After Photos
Conclusively, TriPollar appears as an above average solution for smoothing facial lines, eliminating fat, impeding cellulite appearance and reducing circumference in the abdomens, the flanks and the thighs, ultimately delivering a firmer and younger looking skin. Nevertheless, judging by the limited data that is currently available, no one can guarantee that this method would truly render what it promises. What is certain is that its non-invasive concept (compared e.g. to other options like Cellulaze) is friendlier to the patient, since no cannulas are used in order to dissolve fat cells. Still, thorough research and consultation by an experienced and unbiased medical care professional are essential prior to finally proceeding to have the TriPollar treatment.
PS: Before Opting for an aesthetic procedure please read our article on the Ethics of Aesthetics to help yourself decide responsibly!