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TriPollar: Update on new wrinkle and cellulite treatment

This is Shirley Kretz in early June on her way to her first TriPollar treatment.

Like many mothers in their 30's she wanted her body back.

"I want to be fabulous at 40!” Shirley said with a laugh.

So she decided to give TriPollar--a non-invasive radio frequency device--a try.

It's recently FDA cleared for the treatment of mild to moderate facial wrinkles. Shirley used it off label to reclaim her stomach.

Thermo-graphic imaging shows Tripollar heating Shirley's stomach to about 109 degrees.

Fast forward to Shirley's 8th and final treatment--she admits she wondered if TriPollar was too good to be true.

"At first,” Shirley recalled. “I was a little bit hesitant but you know, it's amazing results and I'm really happy that they have an option like this for women other than having surgery."

Every picture tells a story--so Shirley finally posed for her after procedure photos.

They showed what she knew all along.

"Actually, it's been better than I thought it was going to be,’” Shirley said. “I can see the skin has tightened a lot so I am very happy with the results."

"Look at how much tighter; more athletic this looks than the beginning,” Dr. Jeffrey Adelglass said while pointing with a red laser.

Dr. Adelglass said TriPollar technology heats collagen in the tissue which plumps up the skin by speeding up collagen production.

Plus he said--it's fast and pain-free.

"That is the beauty of it that not only does it feel good you can leave here and go back to your normal activities,” Dr. Adelglass said. “It's walk in walk out and look better."

She looked at the photos and faded stretch marks and a stomach that is more toned. More importantly, she feels better about herself.

"I feel more comfortable,” Shirley said. “They always say no one is really looking but you have that spot that kind of tends to bother you a little bit but I'm more comfortable now. I feel great and my husband loves the results."

Fabulous at 40? Shirley is there with a few years to spare.

 

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