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A New Option to Volumize and Tighten the Face

Published February 21, 2012 10:39 AM by Kimberly Cray
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.

 

1 comments

Has any research done what damage this “simple” procedure can cause? Of course, the manufacturing company and doctors would not disclose the percentage of people who had complications after ePrime. If there is no warning that this procedure is NOT so simple, I can’t even imagine how many people can have issues after this treatment.

I had ePrime skin rejuvenating procedure performed on my face 1 year and 35 days ago. Evolastin is a new name of the procedure with the same ePrime device. I can definitely state NO improvement or lifting or any other positive effects after the procedure performed with the ePrime radiofrequency generator that supposed to “have the ability to monitor and deliver precise doses of energy to rehabilitate aged skin “

I am still recovering from the damage: scars, brown spots, discoloration. NOT treatable – bumps under the skin on my jawline, sagging skin under the jowls, my face is shifting on one side.

CONCLUSION: I would never recommend this treatment to anybody; it is a waste of money.

MD Resident May 31, 2012 4:15 PM
Rockville MD

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