Agnes Radio Frequency
Radiofrequency treatments started over 140 years ago with the invention of electrolysis in 1875. With the advent of laser hair removal in the 1990s the demand for electrolysis has fallen but researchers have looked for new applications. Key among these has been the targeting of the sebaceous gland (which cause acne), blackheads, syringomas, wrinkles and fat pads under the eyes and chin.
The Agnes machine is unique in that its inventor Dr Gun Young Ahn, a professor of dermatology in Korea, as devised very precisely made needles with appropriate depths to target the structures in the skin causing the problem. The needles have an insulating coating, also engineered to a precise depth, to protect other structures in the skin and also the epidermis.
The coating means sufficient power can be delivered to the target tissue while causing minimal effects to other areas. The machine has also exact control over pulse duration and power. These factors means little downtime or risk of pigment changes.