Microwave Therapy for Frostbite Management: A Case Series

Benedetta Salsi, Irene Fusco, Laura Pieri


Microwave body tightening and contouring is a common and efficient cosmetic medical procedure. The current study presents preliminary data about microwave treatment for body contouring where an innovative and unexpected benefit on frostbites was shown. This is a case series on two patients with frostbite treated with microwave therapy. The participants received the treatment for five sessions at 20-day intervals, including the beginning of the study. In addition to being satisfied with the treatment of their skin imperfections, the patients noticed a remarkable and progressive improvement in frostbite on their limbs. Both patients experienced a significant improvement in skin sensation and appearance and no side effects were observed. Our findings confirmed the safety and efficacy of microwave therapy in treating cellulite and skin laxity but rather a positively effect and a significant improvement in the treatment of frostbite as a secondary intention.

J Med Cases. 2023;14(6):213-216
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc4115


Microwaves; Body remodelling; Frostbite improvement; Localized adiposity; Secondary intention

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