The TriPollar Apollo is a radiofrequency device that tightens your skin, improves the appearance of cellulite, and enhances your overall body contours. The device is cleared by the FDA.
Radiofrequency energy works by gently heating your lower skin layers without harming your outer layer. The lower layers are heated because that’s where collagen, the long-stranded protein responsible for skin firmness, is located. When collagen is heated, the strands pull closer together and that is what tightens the skin. For skin tightening to continue, repeat treatments are necessary. We recommend six weekly treatments for best results and a single treatment every six months to maintain the results.
How do I know if I need TriPollar?
If your BMI is less than 30 and you have isolated pockets of fat in the abdomen, thighs, upper arms, buttocks, or love handles, you will benefit from TriPollar treatment. The Tripollar Apollo can be used safely on skin of all types and colors.
People with a large amount of fat in the target area notice little improvement after treatment. Recent chemotherapy also reduces treatment benefits. Persons with vascular collagen disease experience little benefit because improvement depends on the body’s ability to make collagen in response to heat, and this ability may be impaired by collagen disease.
How does TriPollar work?
TriPollar tightens your skin, improves the appearance of cellulite, and enhances your overall body contours. It feels like a warm massage. After applying glycerin to your skin, the provider massages the area for 30 minutes with a three-pronged handpiece. The handpiece gently heats your skin to stimulate the growth of collagen, a protein in fibroblasts (skin cells) that tightens skin.
What benefits can I expect?
The TriPollar is used on one area at a time. You can expect tighter and firmer skin, a reduction in circumference, enhanced body contours, and an improvement in cellulite appearance in the treated area.
What are the risks and side effects?
Both are minimal. Infection is rare because the skin is usually not broken. A few patients notice a blister, burn, or scab which heals in 2 to 14 days with regular use of an antibiotic ointment. A scar may occur in less than 1 in 20 treatments.
Prior to treatment all potential risks and side effects will be discussed with you by your medical provider and cosmetic coordinator.
How will I look and feel during and after the treatment?
The treated area may feel warm and look pink for a few hours.
Are there other ways to get the same benefits?
Yes. The VelaShape and Thermage are other choices available at Advanced Dermatology. The TriPollar technology has the advantage of generating more heat in a shorter time than other radiofrequency technologies. This feature shortens the treatment time.
Can TriPollar be combined with other treatments?
Yes. TriPollar can be used in combination with other non-surgical methods if the combination will enhance your outcome. The choice depends on your age, degree of skin laxity, and other factors.
What is the cost of TriPollar?
The cost depends on the area being treated and the number of treatments needed. For best results we recommend our package of 6 weekly treatments. Since TriPollar is a cosmetic procedure, the cost is not covered by your insurance.
To learn more about TriPollar, please call 847-459-6400 or contact us to make an appointment with one of our cosmetic coordinators.