Duet RF™

SKINLIFE’s expertise in Duet RF™

The Health Canada approved Duet RF™ system was invented and introduced by SKINLIFE. As the clinical consultants to the manufacturer of the original Duet RF™ system, doctors at SKINLIFE saw the potential of the original Duet RF™ and developed a number of innovative technologies to the Duet RF™ system to enhance its clinical effectiveness and safety while broadening its clinical applications. The innovations added by SKINLIFE include features such as a capacitive-return circuitry and a retinal projection thermal imaging system. Our state-of-the-art Duet RF™ system is one of a kind in the world. As the inventor of the newly designed Duet RF™ system, SKINLIFE is most qualified to operate the device.

 

 

What is Duet RF™?

Duet RF™ is the first Health Canada approved, dual function, non-invasive skin treatment device designed to tighten skin, repair scars, or treat both at the same time with minimal to no downtime. Developed with safety, comfort, and effectiveness in mind, the Duet RF™ system embodies state-of-the-art Thermal and Fractional radiofrequency (RF) modes into one single device. On one hand, the Thermal mode utilizes a sophisticated and patented mono-polar RF transmission structure called NTTS to evenly distribute heat energy across the treatment area to tighten sagging skin, smooth out wrinkles, and restore a youthful glow by creating new collagen in the skin. On the other hand, the Fractional mode is powered by patented AFMR electrode arrays to channel energy to multiple, focused zones across treatment area to selectively resurface and rejuvenate scars, sun-damaged skin, and enlarged pores.

Thermal Mode

The Thermal mode is non-ablative and has little to no downtime. The Thermal mode of Duet RF™ is used for skin tightening and skin texture improvement, including fine lines. A full face and neck tightening typically requires as little as 1 single treatment to achieve the desired aesthetic goals. To provide as much comfort as possible, topical and injectable anesthetics are provided as part of the treatment. After the anesthesia, the procedure typically takes about 30-60 minutes to complete, depending on the area(s) being treated. A gentler treatment option for tightening of localized areas such as the upper eyelid, lower eyelid, and/or mouth areas is also available. This approach necessitates 5 to 10 sessions done at 2 to 5-week intervals. Each session takes about 15-30 minutes to complete with little to no downtime. In some cases, skin may appear red and slightly swollen, which generally resolves in a few days.

Fractional Mode

The Fractional mode is ablative and falls somewhere between fractional laser (e.g. Fraxel) and fractional radiofrequency (RF) needle (e.g. INFINI™ RF). The Fractional mode of Duet RF™ reaches deeper than typical fractional laser devices, but not as deeply as fractional RF needles. As a result, SKINLIFE often combines Duet RF™ as an adjunctive to the INFINI™ RF system to target the entire depth of skin when it is necessary (e.g. scar treatments). Used alone, Duet RF™ can still effectively improve scars, enlarged pores, and sun damage on the skin. To provide as much comfort as possible, topical and injectable anesthetics are provided as part of the treatment. The fractional mode of Duet RF™ typically comes with 3 to 7 days of downtime that includes redness, minor swelling, crusting, and peeling as common reactions following the treatment. There will also be some visible scabbing on the treated skin for a few days to 1 week. Any redness and/or swelling will take at least 1 day to resolve. For significant improvement using the Fractional mode of Duet RF™, 3 or more sessions are generally required.

Results & Benefits

Improvements from both the Thermal and Fractional modes may vary depending on the number of sessions repeated, existing skin conditions, and patient expectations. Because the Fractional mode of Duet RF causes the skin to regenerate, and the Thermal mode of Duet RF causes the unwanted excessive fat to self-destruct as the skin builds collagen and elastin in the dermis, results generally take several weeks to become more evident.

Areas of Expertise

  • Forehead
  • Temple
  • Upper Eyelid
  • Under Eye Depression (Tear Trough)
  • Eyeroll (Aegyosal)
  • Nose
  • Cheeks
  • Smile Lines
  • Lips
  • Marionette Lines
  • Chin
  • Jaw Lines
  • Neck Wrinkles
  • Dorsum of Hands
  • Breast
  • Buttock
  • Atrophic Scars

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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