Current Technologies To Increase The Transdermal Delivery Of Drugs

Volume: 2

Radiofrequency as Physical Approach for Transdermal Penetration Enhancement, Non- Surgical Skin Procedures, Orthopedics and Chronic Pain

Author(s): Jennyfer Cázares Delgadillo

Pp: 150-209 (60)

DOI: 10.2174/9781681083636116020009

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This review provides a summary of studies on the use of radiofrequency to overcome the skin barrier in order to evaluate its therapeutic potential, primarily in the fields of drug delivery and gene therapy. Other applications in non-surgical dermatologic procedures, orthopedics and treatment of chronic pain are also addressed. Additionally, this chapter includes a description of common devices used in some of the fields described and information of risks, safety and cost of treatments in the area of medical skin procedures.

Keywords: Chronic pain, Dermatology, Drug delivery, Gene therapy, Noncontact, Non-invasive, Non-surgical, Orthopedics, Radiofrequency, Therapeutics.

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