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Does Tripollar Tightening RF device work?

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  • Canada
  • 5 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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Will it tighten skin on top of thighs? That's my problem area!
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Hi Lnichols12, The POSE device that treats cellulite should do the trick. I know, I've tried it, and have heard of others that have seen great results. Hope this helps!
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Hi Lnichols12, The POSE device that treats cellulite should do the trick. I know, I've tried it, and have heard of others that have seen great results. Hope this helps!
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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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How often do you have to use it on a given area...say, your hands? Is it once a week, once a day? Having tripolar treatments in a docs office is very costly, but the machines are much stronger, so it's a matter of how much time you must spend to achieve results.
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It is every 2nd or third day, A tripolar rf has nothing to do with how strong it is you are heating the skin to the same temp. as the dr office does. give the skin time to rest and for the dr office or at home you will see some small results in the first week but It takes 6 months for your body to build elastin and collagen so your best results from the initial treatment will be more evident then. Weather it is done in office or at home.
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It seems there has to be more to it than that. Most tripolar radio frequency treatment protocols are one to two weeks apart in a medical office. If this can be done every day, the medical offices and spa's would certainly do it that often. I'm confused by your description.
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They are doing it to give the dema time to rest and move into repair stage, their equipment is also not built with a built in thermometer so they try to avoid burning you because they are measuring surface temp. by hand. raising the skin temp to the same temp as the stop or the pose. Signals the subdermal area that there is surface damage send in as much collagen and elastin as you can make. The offices are doing the same thing. It would also not be very cost effective if they brought you in twice a week, It would over the 6 month period become cost prohibitive for the patient. The instructions for the stop says every 2nd or 3rd day, for one month then maintenance once a either a week or a month but I don't remember which I have not read the manual again lately and I have not been using mine lately because I had a TCA peel So they are not compatible but in a few months I can start back with the RF and I will reread the directions and watch the video again before I start. You can google HOW does tripolar RF work and google production of collagen and elastin It will help you understand.
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Oh, what strength TCA peel? I am considering the Obagi Blue Peel, 35% TCA. Are you happy with your results? How was the healing period?
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I am very happy with my results but I can not stress that it is worth the price to pay the dermatologist to do the peel. it is a deep peel that can be very damaging if done wrong. And your skin needs to be prepped and conditioned before you get a TCA. by milder peels and resting time etc. discuss it with an dermatologist. I did do my face, and my dr did my eye areas. But I do not in any way advocate anyone does their own. If they are not educated and trained to do it. My skin was so conditioned that she did do a 40% peel 2 layers to get it to frost because my skin is thick and healthy. But she said normally she would have done a 20% 1 layer and it would have frosted right away. But it did not have any results for me because I use a 10% Glycolic night cream 3 nights a week. I can not emphasize enough that peels are not something to use at home except Lactic acid wash. or MILD STRENGTH Glycolic cream that is made to leave on at night not a Glycolic peel that has to be timed and neutralized they can burn you pretty bad as well.
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Yes, I've read up on peels quite a bit. I wouldn't attempt anything like that at home. I'm frightened enough doing it at a doctor's office! I have had four fraxel's over a five month period, so I am prepared. I prefer the peel to doing the CO2, I just can't get my nerve up for that one.
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My dermatologist was a sweet heart I had a low cut v neck top on when I was seeing her for a brown spot in my hairline she used CO2 , then she zapped every age spot on my face neck and what ever was showing in the v with it it wasn't nothing kind of had a sting to it for a while after but nothing extreme. That was the day I booked apt for my peel for my under eyes . Well the peel looks pretty creepy for about 4-5 days it looks like something went wrong and you must keep new tiny scissors to trim the sloughed skin so you are not pulling it has to shed by itself. And you don't want it to come off before it is ready. In order to get perfect results. It will be about a week before you look normal. Wait till fall for the peel or else you are liable to ruin what you did just going in and out for groceries and mail...
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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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