FAQs

Body Sculpting

Glycerin was found to be the most suitable treatment lubricant due to its high resistance to radio frequency (RF). It allows the RF to penetrate to deeper layers while protecting the superficial epidermal layer from becoming overheated or harmed. Glycerin is also widely used in the cosmetics industry as a safe and beneficial component. Glycerin also helps the applicator glide comfortably over the skin. ​

Our sculpting treatment works by delivering energy to destroy fat cells in the treatment area. It then uses the body’s natural system to break down and dispose of these cells. This process may take up to 3 months. However, patients will begin to feel/see results within days, and will gradually increase during and possibly beyond the initial 3 month period.

There is no down time after a Legend treatment. One can resume regular activity immediately after the treatment.

Mono-polar, the first generation of RF technology, uses one electrode to deliver electrical energy and a return pad connected to the leg or back to close the electrical circuit. The electric current passes through a large part of the body so that there is no control over the depth of penetration and area affected.
The next generation, Bi-polar technology, uses two electrodes on the treatment applicator, with the current flowing between the two electrodes. This confines the treatment area somewhat, but still does not achieve effective treatment focus.

Since both Mono-polar and Bi-polar RF technologies are not focused, they usually require higher energy levels to achieve clinical results. The high energy heats the skin that is near the electrodes. This can cause pain and a higher risk of burns and skin damage. In addition, these older technologies require cooling mechanisms to mitigate these risks, which result in less efficient heating of the skin layers.

With Legend RF technology, controlled energy is delivered via three or more electrodes, centered between them, and limited only to the treatment area. This focused energy delivery results in improved treatment efficacy that provides immediate visible results from the 1st treatment. The treatment is painless and pleasant because of the relatively low power needed.

Radiofrequency, in the context of aesthetic applications, is a general method to heat deep skin layers by delivering High Frequency (HF) electrical current via electrodes into the body. Body cells do not interpret High Frequency electrical current as electricity but rather as an energy source. The skin layers act as resistors to the HF electrical current and depending on their resistance they heat up to varying degrees. The heat which is generated in the dermis and subcutaneous layers is responsible for the clinical outcome.

Legend Radio Frequency (RF) technology is an innovative proprietary 3rd generation RF technology developed by Pollogen Ltd. Legend harnesses the inherent benefits of RF technology and overcomes the limitations of previous mono-polar and bi-polar technologies. It is simple to use and extremely efficient. TriPollar treatments deliver immediate visible facial contouring effects from the first treatment – and long-lasting aesthetic results without surgery or downtime.

There are no special requirements or preparations for a Legend treatment.

Legend treatment feels like a warm massage. It is pleasant and pain-free. Some patients even report falling asleep during treatments.

It is a good idea to drink water after a sculpting treatment to refresh and improve drainage.

Legend technology is FDA cleared and has been proved safe and effective in clinical studies. RF has been used in medicine for over 75 years. In aesthetic medicine, RF has been used for more than 10 years.​

Yes, you can undergo a facial treatment if the metal implants are in a different body area. In general, treatment should not be performed over metal implants. If you have teeth fillings, braces etc. you can also undergo treatment. If the area feels sensitive, dental cotton pads or slightly damped gauze can be inserted between the teeth and cheeks.

The majority of patients are able to see visible results immediately after the 1st facial treatment. However, in order to achieve long-term results, you will need to undergo several Legend treatments.

Treatment can be performed 1-3 months post pregnancy (as long as the woman is not breast feeding and depending on her general physical health).

The standard protocol for facial treatments with the Apollo device calls for 4- 6 treatments. However, if needed, more treatments can be added according to the condition being treated. Touch-up treatments are recommended every 1-3 months to maintain and improve the treatment results.

The results should last several months, however, since the body continues to age and the aging process cannot be stopped, it is recommended to undergo preventative treatments every few months in order to maintain the results.

The duration of the Legend facial treatment is about 30-45 minutes. Your practitioner will determine your facial treatment protocol.

The Legend device is embedded with safety default parameters for each applicator. The parameters are gradually adjusted according to the tolerance of the patient. The RF power is adjusted to the optimal power needed to achieve an endpoint skin surface temperature of 104 F and 107.6 F (40-42°C) which is maintained for the recommended exposure time.

The decision to combine the Legend treatment with other modalities should be based on individual patient results. The secondary treatment should be performed only after complete healing has occurred. The general recommendations for combination treatments based on feedback gathered from practitioners are:

  1. Invasive/ablative procedures such as: plastic surgery, liposuction, deep peeling, laser resurfacing: 1-3 months or until complete healing has occurred.
  2. Botox: 2 weeks.
  3. Natural fillers: 3-4 weeks.
  4. Mesotherapy: depends on formulation and skin healing rate.
  5. Superficial/ light peels, AHA and BHA: 2 weeks.
  6. Fractional laser: 1 month or until complete healing.
  7. Ultrasound, LED devices: 24 hours.
  8. Laser, IPL procedures: 1-2 week.
  9. Synthetic fillers, gold/plastic threads: not recommended to combine

Clinical trials have found that optimal results are obtained when there is a one week interval between treatments. If the intervals need to be adjusted, the minimum time between treatments should be four days and the maximum time should be two weeks.
Other RF manufacturers and clinical papers may claim different intervals. However, with our specific equipment, we have found treating at one week intervals yields the best treatment results. If the interval is too small, the skin is too sensitive and as a result the operator reduces the power settings and optimal results are not achieved. Since the treatment activates internal processes that continue after the treatment, it is best to allow at least four days before performing another TriPollar treatment.

Facial Rejuvenation

No special preparation is necessary prior to treatment, with the exception of removing any jewelry or body piercings in the area(s) to be treated.

Feminine Health

Patients who cannot be treated include those who have cardiac pacemakers, internal defibrillators, tumors and metallic implants (including joint replacements) in the target area. Additionally, patients who are pregnant may not undergo this procedure.

No special preparation is necessary prior to treatment, with the exception of removing any jewelry or body piercings in the area(s) to be treated.

During your consultation, we will discuss the number of treatments you will need based on your concerns and health history. Typically, patients find optimal results occur with 2 or 3 treatments.

Yes, the procedure is non-invasive, so you should be able to return to normal activities, immediately. Typically, there is no downtime after the treatment although some patients may experience mild discomfort for a few hours. In most instances, patients go back to work immediately after their sessions.​

IPL Photo Rejuvenation

When the pulse of light is delivered, some patients experience a slight pinching or stinging sensation.

Immediately following the treatment, the area may appear a bit red and swollen. Three to seven days after treatment, patients may notice what appears to be a re-growth of hair. Actually, most of these hairs are being shed as a result of the treatment and are not re-growing. Between treatments, patients should not wax or pluck hair, but can shave.

Following the treatment, patients can immediately return to their normal activities. Because some redness may occur, sunscreen should be applied to any treated areas exposed to the sun.

Most areas require 3-6 treatments. However, the number of treatments required for optimal long-term benefits depends on multiple factors, such as the size of the targeted area and the thickness, color and growth cycle of the hair itself. Each hair grows at a different rate and goes through three distinct phases: growth, regression and resting. IPL treatments work by disabling the hair that is principally in the active growth phase at the time of treatment. Since other hairs will enter this active growth phase at different times, additional treatments may be necessary to disable all of the hair follicles in a given area. During your consultation, we will be sure to evaluate all factors and outline the most effective treatment plan to attain optimal results.

Although patients experience few side effects, those most commonly noticed are slight reddening and local swelling of the skin, similar to sunburn. These effects typically last only a matter of hours. In rare instances, blistering may occur. Avoid hot baths, hot tubs and saunas for 24 hours. Aloe Vera or cortisone cream may be applied.

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