A New Option to Volumize and Tighten the Face
ePrime is a minimally invasive aesthetic device that delivers measured radio frequency directly into the skin using microneedles. In theory, this procedure creates a controlled wound healing process. The process is similar to that provided by fractionated lasers, however with ePrime there is no thermal impact to the epidermis. This makes the device available to all skin types, lowers the likelihood of potential side effects, and reduces recovery time.
ePrime's delivery of bipolar radiofrequency (energy) creates small wounds in the reticular dermis of the skin. Each wound is surrounded by untreated skin that repairs the treated area by stimulating the production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid - aka smoother, fuller and tighter skin.
The hand piece used in ePrime treatment contains insulated microneedles that conduct the intense energy. The procedure requires sedation via nerve block and local anesthesia. The insulation on the needles ensures that the delivery of thermal energy bypasses the skin's surface. The procedure typically takes around 1 hour. Results after one treatment can be seen as early as 6 to 8 weeks later, with full results seen in approximately 3 to 6 months. Pricing can range from $3,000- $5,000 per treatment.
The current indication for ePrime treatment is tightening and volumizination of facial tissue exclusively. Larger needles using this principle are likely to be created in the future to deliver other treatments, such as body contouring.