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Does Tripollar Tightening RF device work?

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  • 4 years ago

Has anyone heard of Tripollar tightening RF device? Does it work? I have to order from Europe because it is pretty cutting edge and not available here. Any feedback regarding this?

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I use the stop on my hands it's not that easy as they are a thinner area, but it works, it tightens the skin, it would do the same for the skin by the underarms if you are worried about fat loss, I have a stop and pose i'm 63 and they are amazing machines I would not be without either, I also use organic glycerine it works just as well and is ££££££'s cheaper
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Love the Stop! Only regret not buying the pose and stop together
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Wondering if someone familiar with the Stop device can help. I received the Tripollar Stop about a week ago and have used it a few times per the instructions. At first it takes about 5 minutes for the orange light to come on and I then move to another spot. if I don't lift it up off my skin the orange light stays on even though I'm on a different, cooler spot. If I lift the device off the skin, the orange light goes off after a second or so. But when I place it back on a different area it goes on within 5-8 seconds. This doesn't correspond to how the directions describe it's supposed to behave. I noticed on another question that others have an opposite issue with some having a problem getting the orange light to come on. Anyway, I am wondering if this device is faulty and the quality control in general. I certainly don't want to damage my skin rather than improve it.
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I think you should apply a thin layer of gel more
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I agree with Rachel1964, use a thinner amount of the gel, also wipe the hot gel off the thermometer in the center occasionally. And when I use mine I do not move on to the next area until the green light goes off.
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Is this permanent or do you have to continue using the machine?
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Thanks sydneysider! May I ask how old you are and what part of the arms are you talking about? The skin on the inside (thinner and crepey) is very different from the skin on the outside (thicker but still needs work), not to mention the hands. Did you try it on your hands? I really just cannot afford to buy something right now that doesn't work. Do you have reason to believe the glycerine will work just as well? Also if someone can tell me the best place to purchase this unit that would be helpful. Thanks so much. I appreciate the info.
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Be 'very' wary of buying from overseas.. ! I am in Australia and got my Tripolar Pose shipped from US however had massive issues with the adapter and the orange light that would come on even when my skin or the device itself was stone cold !!! I called the seller 3 times and after 4 weeks still waiting to hear back from him.. The Australian sellers cant help because they are telling me that they will not replace devices or fix them which are purchased overseas.. I am kicking myself for buying form overseas savibg $39 when I could have had locally.. It worked wonders for my cellulite (affect lasts for about a couple of days and then I had to do another treatment but well worth the effort)..

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elizabeth8867 or anyone - Can you tell me which model to use...Stop or Pose? I am just turning 63 and want something that will stop/slow down the degradation (big word :) on the inside of my arms. I posted a topic on this subject but nobody has replied. I'm thin with thin skin (in other words, there is little to no fat between the skin and my muscles and bones... don't want to throw my money away. I would use it on other places, but this is the area that I'm self-conscious about (hands, too). Thanks very much!
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Hi bluebird...I would assume that you'd get the Pose, since the Stop is usually used for the face, neck and hand areas. I don't have the Pose, but know it's used more for the body than the face. Hope this helps!
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That's correct, The Tripollar Pose should be a good solution for that.
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Hi bluebird98 - I would highly strongly recommend using Pose.. I also have soft and thin skin on my arms and within 1 week, it has worked wonders.. Its noticeabley tighter.. may be even thicker - it just feels thicker too.. I got my hubby to take the photos and he was quite surprised too. I am in the process of getting a replacement from the Australian distributor as there was an issue with orange light.. I used to get professional treatments and I swear that I these tiny gadgets are much better than those behemoths that they use for an hour in the clinic. For cellulite, they are the 'only' product that has ever worked for me .. and from the very first treatment. I have also decided not to order the 'expensive' gel and just use some glycerine once it runs out.. good luck
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Any chance of seeing photo results on your arms? (I don't know how to do a private chat - do you?) From reading these posts, I'd be afraid that the Pose might get too hot or not appropriate for areas that look like they need fat injected as opposed to removed (cellulite). Whar part of your arms did you do - upper/lower/inside/outside?
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bluebird98, there is a thermometor built in it wont get too hot be sure to remove your jewlery and keep all probes in contact with the skin at all times and don't stop in one place. I don't use it under my arms I have tight skin there.I have no idea how to post a photo I am sorry. I also agree with sydeysider about the glycerine I buy mine on amazon works fine and is much cheaper.
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Hi, I am also in my sixties, and I notice this even on my friends in their fifties, depending on skin type. I have used Accent, Exilis, Viora, and Venus Freeze. Of the four, Venus is the most effective, Accent the least effective. Viora is okay, as well. Each of these takes several treatments to see any difference, and in all of my treatments, the condition is still there, with about fifty percent improvement. One thing you must be aware of is that these machines can also do harm. Oh yes. You can have a dent or hollow spot where fat melted unevenly. And the area at the side view of the arm, close to the bone, is an area than can show up "hollow" and defined where it was not defined before. You really do have to take charge of your own treatments, and show the technician exactly what you want, and then examine your results after each and every treatment, to make sure you are getting results that are acceptable. It really becomes a trade off. You are not going to take care of "slack", as the skin can tighten only so much, and if you are also losing volume, you must consider that. They really have to work on the whole arm to improve this "crepey" condition, because the skin has slackened from the whole circumference of the arm, not only the inside area that you see as a result. Bottom line, this "home version" may make the skin look a little smoother, but I am sure results will only last for a few days, at most. So, if you don't mind the continual maintenance, it would be fine. Or, it might be a great tool to use to extend the results if done professionally.
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Thanks for your helpful reply kathi5981. While I realize your reply was in response to the arms, I hope you may have some advice about other areas. I recently had an s-lift so right now I'm feeling like I don't need help on my face except for the forehead. My hands look old, too. My skin is very thin and my veins show. I sent an email asking a seller in Israel (stop2pose) for their recommendation. They replied by telling me to read the info on their website. I sent an email to the manufacturer and they never replied back. So, maybe you can clarify: Re: STOP - this is for areas with little fat underneath the dermis and for skin tightening, right? I'd honestly be afraid to use the POSE version, even on my arms, since it apparently "melts" fat and I can't spare any (except, of course, in my meno-muffin). Your reply indicates how careful one must be which is why I haven't purchased anything yet. Thanks!
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What is an "s-lift"? Haven't heard of that one! I have recently had one Venus Freeze on the hands, they have a special setting as they are sensitive to issue of lost fat in that area. I have also had a quick laser treatment on my hands, which didn't have much in the way of results, but like anything else, they recommend multiple treatments. I would be interested in fillers for the hands, you might look into that. Certainly the investment in one of these machines is absolutely nothing when you consider how much you pay per treatment in the medical offices. I would definitely buy one.
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Yes, I will probably get filler in my hands this winter. An s-lift is a type of mini-lift, mid and lower face. I discussed possibly injecting some of my fat in my arms to give them more volume. He's open to doing that but he indicated it would be "a process" - I'd be the first one he'd be doing this on and obviously needs to be careful to see results. Hope he doesn't charge me a lot to be a guinea pig :) Honestly, there's a whole industry based on dermal fillers for the face since we lose volume there. Why not for the arms? Anyway, thanks for your input. Do you use the Stop or the Pose? I assume whatever you have, you haven't tried it on your hands.
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I would be very cautious about the arms. My problem is that my right side is bigger than my left side, so several years ago I had mesotherapy on my right thigh and my upper right arm. I lost volume, but mesotherapy is something you shouldn't do as there is no quality control over the evenness of fat loss. It leave you lumpy! Hence, I have had to resort to these skin tightening and smoothing devices. And, I WAS a guinea pig!!
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Glycerine is the main ingredient in the gel, that was the pollen people that told me.
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Yes, it does work . I had several treatments from a nurse/cosmetician several years ago with this technology. She charged $125 per treatment but I saw, especially noticeable on my hands, the tightening of the skin. I bought the Tripollar from a company in Israel for about $300. The changes you will see are gradual, as the home-use machine is not as"strong" as the professional ones. But, if you use on your face & just one hand, you will definitely see a difference. I am a 66 year old woman, a Registered Nurse, who includes this as well as "needling" and TCA peels as part of my upkeep. I have emailed several times to the makers of this product and they have been quite generous in their responses. For instance, you can still pass over an area as long as the green light indicator is on. If not, and the orange one shows ,move on to another area and go back to the problem areas (for me, lip lines).The effects are cumulative, so do try to use the device as often as possible.
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How often after your TCA peel has sloughed off completely, do you return to using the Tripollar Stop?
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How often after your TCA peel has sloughed off completely, do you return to using the Tripollar Stop? I have asked this about 2 months ago but got no reply from anyone since it is part of your upkeep I thought perhaps you would know.
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the question above was to ask elizabeth8867
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I don't use TCA peels, so I can't answer from personal experience. I would not use the Tripollar Stop until peels have completely healed. Or stop getting them while you're using the Tripollar Stop. It's just going to be too much for your skin to handle. One thing I have to comment about the Tripollar Stop is that it isn't going to give amazing results with moderate to heavy sagging. It is only going to help reduce MINIMAL sagging somewhat. (The same as Accent XL and Sheerwave.)
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