Apollo radiofrequency utilizes third-generation
radiofrequency technology to regenerate collagen, tighten and tone the
skin, improve the appearance of wrinkle and cellulite, and reduce body
circumference. Treatments yield visible, immediate, and
long-term anti-aging results with no pain or downtime and are effective
for patients of all skin types.
It is a simple walk-in/walk-out treatment. Due to three different size
applicators available, large areas of the body can be treated as well as very delicate areas of the face in a non-invasive way.
recent U.S. clinical study showed a 97% improvement following a full
series of treatments, and 100% of the patients reported that they were
satisfied with their results.
Q: What conditions does the Apollo treat?
A: The Apollo is
cleared by the FDA for treatment of facial wrinkles and rhytides. Due to enhanced generation of new collagen and
tightening of existing collagen the Apollo can treat sagging skin, loose jowls,
jaw line contouring, sagging skin under-chin (“turkey neck”), wrinkles and fine
lines, and a general toning and lifting of the face. In addition
to lifting the face, it can also be used to improve cellulite appearance
and to reduce the circumference of the abdomen, arms, flanks, buttocks,
Q: What does a TriPollar treatment with the Apollo system feel
A: A TriPollar
treatment feels like a warm massage. It is pleasant and pain-free. Some
patients even report falling asleep during treatments.
Q: What is the down time after a TriPollar treatment?
A: There is no down
time after a TriPollar treatment. One can resume regular activity immediately
after the treatment.
Q: What does the patient need to do to prepare for a
A: There are no
special requirements or preparations for a TriPollar treatment.
Q: How many TriPollar treatments are recommended?
A: 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.
Q: How long is the TriPollar treatment?
A: The duration of the Apollo facial treatment is about
30-45 minutes. Your practitioner will determine your facial treatment protocol.
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Q: Can a TriPollar treatment be performed every day?
A: Clinical trials conducted by Pollogen 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, Pollogen has 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.
Q: Should one drink water after a TriPollar Treatment?
A: It is a good idea to drink water after a TriPollar
treatment to refresh and to improve drainage.
Q: How soon after pregnancy can a TriPollar facial treatment
A: A TriPollar 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.)
Q: Why is glycerin used during TriPollar treatments?
A: Glycerin was found to be the most suitable treatment lubricant due to its
high resistance to RF. It allows the RF to penetrate to the deep layers while
protecting the 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.
Q: How soon can I see results?
A: 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 TriPollar treatments.
Q: How long will the results last?
A: The results should
last several months, however, since the body continues to age and the ageing
process cannot be stopped, it is recommended to undergo preventative treatments
every few months in order to maintain the results.
Q: If I have metal implants in my knees, can I have a TriPollar
A: 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.