Heat Therapy

Thermotherapy

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 rednessUp to 100% of all users
Mild swellingUp to 100% of all users
Mild scalingUp to 100% of all users
Mild painUp to 100% of all users
Dryness of skinUp 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.

References
  1. 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).