Multipolar RF treatments are delivered using glycerine or a glycerine-based gel. This insulates the surface of the skin, and forces the RF energy to follow the path of least resistance through the dermis and hypodermis without affecting the epidermal layer of the skin. This stimulates collagen synthesis and fibroblast proliferation, i.e. the natural wound healing response in the dermis and hypodermis.
Multipolar RF treatment delivers focussed thermal energy to adipose tissue, resulting in lipolysis of stubborn fat in all areas. By increasing the temperature in the treatment area, the activity of lipase, contained within the adipocyte cells, is increased. Fat molecules will be broken down by the enzyme and ejected from the cell to circulate through the body. In this state the fat will either be passed through the digestive system, used for energy, or put back into storage.
Skin tightening and body contouring will occur simultaneously when using a multipolar device due to the nature of energy delivery, the size of the applicator head and the distances between the various electrodes.
- This alters the membrane potential of the cell and signal transduction is triggered, meaning the cells are tricked into thinking that the brain is giving them an instruction.
- FGF-2 (fibroblast growth factor 2 – also known as Basic Fibroblast Growth Factor) is then released from endothelial cells which stimulates the proliferation of fibroblasts and neo-vascularity.
- Formation of new fibroblasts, collagen and blood vessels occurs.
- With more blood vessels more nutrients are introduced in the treatments area. This explains why with VenusTreatments, the colour and complexion looks healthier and sometimes change from a dull grey to a more glowing “skin” tone.