Celon RFITT – method of bipolar closure of venous vessels with radiofrequency current
RFITT involves heating the tissue to 60-80 degrees Celsius, enough to coagulate the vessel.
Advantages of the method
- Gentle, effective for the user
- The safest for the patient of all those used so far (Laser, Vnus)
- Reduces the risk of scars, burns, erythema
- High efficiency compared to other methods
- When using general, or regional, anesthesia, tumescence is not necessary, unlike laser or steam
- Significantly greater postoperative patient comfort, less soreness, less discoloration
- Ideal for closing veins close to the skin
A bipolar applicator is inserted into the vein, through an introducer or small incision (venesection), up to the outlet of the VSM into the femoral vein (similarly for the SSV).
The applicator has a working part of 1.8cm in length, the current flow and heat release occurs only on the section between the isolated parts of the bipolar electrode. The generator continuously measures the impedance of the tissue between one electrode pole and the other.
As the resistance (degree of tissue coagulation) changes, the pitch changes, allowing the operator to have auditory control during the procedure. When the maximum impedance value is reached (wall coagulation), the energy supply is automatically cut off, thus protecting against energy overdose.
Why Celon’s RFITT method is unique
The use of the RFITT method makes it possible to reduce the temperature inside the vessel. By using radiofrequency alternating current, the destruction of surrounding tissues is kept to a minimum. Celon is a unique treatment method, it uses a bipolar applicator, which is the only one on the market that gives a response from the tissue to the camera. The device continuously tests the degree of tissue dehydration during the treatment, which is indicated both on the display and audibly. Once the appropriate level of coalescence is reached, the device cuts off the energy supply, not allowing the tissue to overheat. The low temperature (60-100st.C) during treatment and protection against overheating will ensure that the patient recovers quickly, without discoloration and without the discomfort that accompanies laser treatments. It is ideal for closing veins close to the skin surface. Using the RFITT method does not require adjusting the power of the device to the diameter of the vessel.
Celon Precision E and ProCurveV applicators
A new camera from Olympus is a breakthrough in the treatment of lower extremity varicose veins. By using the RFITT (Celon) method, we will prevent burns. The new applicator is much more flexible and smooth than the previous model. Thanks to the new pulsed mode of operation, the phenomenon of carbonization of the applicator tip has been reduced to a minimum. The length of the working tip is only 18mm, which makes it possible to use this method to close perforators. The ProCurveV applicator is also perfectly visible on ultrasound.
Celon Precision E is also an excellent diathermy, both monopolar and bipolar. Celon, as an electrosurgical device, offers 120W of power in both pure cutting and soft coalgulation modes. A wide range of equipment makes it suitable for doctors of different specialties.
- Low temperature inside the vessel (80-100 deg.C)
- High effectiveness of the treatment (about 97%)
- Several times shorter treatment time relative to laser methods
- No soreness, quick recovery
- Ability to perform the procedure on veins very close to the skin surface
- Diathermy and RF ablation apparatus in one
- Applicator that gives visual and audio information about the degree of coalescence (biofeedback)