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TriPollar Radio Frequency (RF) technology is an innovative, proprietary technology originally developed by Pollogen Ltd. TriPollar harnesses the inherent benefits of RF technology and overcomes potential drawbacks. 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.
Apollo is the first product available and FDA approved leveraging this breakthrough technology in the US. Apollo is a unique, “all-in-one” solution to immediately and painlessly tighten skin, remove wrinkles and reverse the signs of aging. Multiple applicators allow the technician to safely and effortlessly work in very small delicate areas, as well as, larger areas such as the abdomen, buttocks and thighs. While use on the body is currently considered “off-label” in the United States, TriPollar technologies are being used internationally with great success for treating cellulite and for circumferential reduction.
- Visible clinical results from the first treatment
- Excellent safety profile
- Non-invasive, pain-free, easy, walk in–walk out procedure
- No downtime
- Suitable for all skin types and colors
- Easy to operate platform
- Compact and mobile footprint
- Easily be moved from one treatment room to another
- Mode of Operation: TriPollar RF
- Maximum Output Power: 50 Watts
- Output Frequency: 1 MHz
- Input Voltage: 100-240 V, 50-60 Hz, Max. 2.2 A
- Weight: 42 lbs. (19 kilos)
- Dimensions: W 19” x D 16” x H 39”
Before + Afters
By clicking on any of the images on the right, you can scroll through the before and after image gallery.
Use of the TriPollar technology, specifically the Apollo device, for body contouring is considered “off-label”. The body contouring photos shown to the right are from medical practices outside the US, that have successfully treated patients for circumference and cellulite reduction.
“TriPollar treatments have a truly attractive profile for non-surgical body contouring and anti-aging. I have used nearly every other non-invasive technology available, and when it comes to the patient satisfaction, TriPollar is superior. My patients are experiencing remarkable results from the very first treatment with absolutely no pain.”
~ Ronald Moy, M.D
“The Apollo, using TriPollar technology to generate energy and ultimately collagen tightening and remodeling, is quickly finding its place amongst the skin tightening technologies. The use of TriPollar allows for heat to be disseminated through the skin with minimal pain and discomfort, unlike previous generations of some of our skin tightening modalities. Less pain means more comfort for our patients, and combined with the clinical efficacies which have been demonstrated, makes the Apollo one of those go-to machines for skin tightening.”
~ Michael Gold, M.D
“The Apollo is a tremendous advancement in non-surgical body contouring. What’s exciting is one device can improve cellulite, lax skin, and overall contour.”
~ Amy Taub, M.D.
“As principle investigator of Pollogen’s FDA clinical trial, I am pleased to be the first practice to work with TriPollar technology in the USA. We performed 136 treatments in our FDA study without any side effects. Patients reported a pleasant and pain-free experience and were satisfied with the results. I observed a significant reduction in wrinkles and overall, I am impressed by the immediate and long-term results achieved with the TriPollar technology and its strong safety profile.”
~ Steven Shapiro, M.D.
“I added TriPollar to my practice to be able to give my patients immediate results, exactly where they want them. While other non-invasive technologies I use provide an overall slimming effect, TriPollar allows me to safely and effectively give my patients the “WOW” results they want, from the very first treatment.”
~ Jame Heskett, M.D.
“I absolutely recommend Apollo powered by TriPollar as an effective anti-aging solution. Not only does it have a strong safety profile, but I can assure my patients a pleasant and pain-free experience. I’m excited our practice is one of the first in the United States to offer this truly innovative technology.”
~ Jason Pozner, M.D.
Q: What is TriPollar RF?
A: TriPollar Radio Frequency (RF) technology is an innovative proprietary 3rd generation RF technology developed by Pollogen Ltd. TriPollar 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.
Q: Is the TriPollar technology safe?
A: TriPollar 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.
Q: What is Radiofrequency (RF) technology and how does it work?
A: 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.
Q: What is the difference between TriPollar, mono-polar and bi-polar RF?
A: 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 TriPollar 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.
Q: Can we combine TriPollar treatments with other treatments?
A: The decision to combine the TriPollar 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:
- Invasive/ablative procedures such as: plastic surgery, liposuction, deep peeling, laser resurfacing: 1-3 months or until complete healing has occurred.
- Botox: 2 weeks.
- Natural fillers: 3-4 weeks.
- Mesotherapy: depends on formulation and skin healing rate.
- Superficial/ light peels, AHA and BHA: 2 weeks.
- Fractional laser: 1 month or until complete healing.
- Ultrasound, LED devices: 24 hours.
- Laser, IPL procedures: 1-2 week.
- Synthetic fillers, gold/plastic threads: not recommended to combine
Q: How does the operator select the treatment parameters?
A: The Apollo 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 (40-42oC) which is maintained for the recommended exposure time.
Q: What facial 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.
Q: What does a TriPollar treatment with the Apollo system feel like?
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 TriPollar treatment?
A: There are no special requirements or preparations for a TriPollar treatment.
Q: How many TriPollar facial 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 3-6 months to maintain and improve the treatment results.
Q: How long is the TriPollar facial treatment?
A: The duration of the Apollo facial treatment is about 30-45 minutes. Your practitioner will determine your facial treatment protocol.
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 facial treatment?
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.
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 be performed?
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.
TriPollar’s 3rd generation RF technology has been clinically and histopathologically proven in multiple peer reviewed articles.
Click on the links to read an abstract of the listed clinical paper.
Title: Ex Vivo Human Skin Evaluation of Localized Fat Reduction and Anti-Aging Effect by TriPollar Radio Frequency Treatments Publication: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy, 2009
Authors: Sylvie Boisnic; Marie Christine Branchet
Title: Treatment of Striae Distensae with a TriPollar Radiofreqency device: a pilot study Publication: Journal of Dermatological Treatment. 2009 Authors: Woraphong Manuskiatti et al
Title: Clinical and Histopathological Results following TriPollar TM Radiofrequency Skin Treatments
Publication: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy, 2009
Authors: Haim Kaplan; Andrea Gat
TriPollar Technology – Peer Reviewed Articles
Title: Circumference reduction and cellulite treatments with TriPollar radiofrequency device: A pilot study Publication: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, 2009. Authors: W Manuskiatti et al.
Title: An Ex-Vivo study of the Regen TriPollar RF device using an experimental human skin model Publication: Les Nouvelles Dermatologiques Authors: Sylvie Boisnic
Animation of how TriPollar works to reduce fat under the skin
Animation of how TriPollar works to tighten the skin
TriPollar Arm Treatment
TriPollar Face Treatment
TriPollar Tummy Treatment
TriPollar Buttocks Treatment
TriPollar Neck Treatment
TriPollar Waist Treatment