The following side effects are expected during the radiofrequency heat therapy course. Studies that tested at-home devices report no side effects, but the data is scant and unreliable. Contact your doctor if these symptoms are severe and/or do not go away:
How Common (based on clinical studies)
|Mild redness||Up to 100% of all users|
|Mild swelling||Up to 100% of all users|
|Mild scaling||Up to 100% of all users|
|Mild pain||Up to 100% of all users|
|Dryness of skin||Up to 15% of all users|
Heat therapy may also cause other side effects that are not mentioned here. Contact your doctor if you experience any other troublesome symptoms after heat therapy.
- Kaminaka C, Uede M, Matsunaka H, Furukawa F, Yamamoto Y. Clinical studies of the treatment of facial atrophic acne scars and acne with a bipolar fractional radiofrequency system. J Dermatol. 42(6), 580-7 (2015).