ePrime provides the latest scientific answers to a much younger looking skin. Skin rejuvenation, tightening, and contouring are among the measures undertaken by most individuals to bring back or preserve that youthful look and glow. There are natural ways of achieving such goals like the observance of a strict healthy diet, exercise and all other physical activities, and of course the necessity of changing certain lifestyle habits like drinking and smoking. There are even cosmetic products promising to produce such results. Though these products and practices can be effective, they oftentimes require strict observance, usage, and commitment which most individuals can hardly give. Going the natural way also means slower phases of improvement, hence; when a person is a bit impatient, it might be a frustrating journey and seem like a futile effort.
What is ePrime?
ePrime is an FDA-approved cosmetic device purposely created for facial skin rejuvenation and tightening. These latest technology also benefits the patient by elimination or improvement on the most common signs and symptoms of aging that everyone want to get rid of; lines and wrinkles in most areas of the face, sagging and loose skin on the cheeks, jaw lines, including sagging skin under the chin colloquially termed as turtle neck”.
The device uses the aid of Bi-Polar RF energy delivered by micro-needles found on the hand piece of the device to heat up the skin’s dermal layer where collagen are stored. Said micro-needles are capable of penetrating the deeply seated reticular dermis area where most cosmetic procedures have failed. The device provides more control to the surgeon and more precise targeting of tissues translating to the safety of surrounding tissues, more RF power and impact delivered, and quicker time of treatment or less number of sessions are required (based on clinical studies, a single ePrime session is enough).
How does ePrime work?
To eliminate painful sensations and make the treatment session more comfortable for the patient, a local anesthesia is initially applied. Micro-needles delivering the RF energy will be literally pinned or punctured on the surface of the skin and that minimal bleeding can be expected. The controlled heating and high-volume fractional injuries induced on the dermal layer of the skin will trigger the creation of renewed skin cells and tissues via the production of new collagen deposits, elastin, and hyaluronic acid.
Collagen brings back the volume and suppleness of the skin and its foundation, elastin on the skins elasticity and flexibility, and the hyaluronic acid is responsible for maintaining that healthy skin tone and texture. With the precision control enabled, RF energy is delivered to specific areas where it is needed most. The entire procedure usually lasts from 45 to 75 minutes depending on the condition of the patient’s skin and on the scale of the area needing treatment. Right after the procedure, the patient can already be sent home and return back to his or her regular activities.
Is ePrime effective?
Few weeks after an ePrime treatment and thereafter, the patient will visibly notice improvement on facial features, tighter skin, and reduction on lines and wrinkles. Among the common observations would include:
- An improved skin texture, tighter skin exhibiting lessened instances of sagging, and a smoother skin.
- An improved facial contour or shape more particularly on the cheeks, the jaw lines, chin area, and under the chin.
- Lines and wrinkles are noticeably finer and softer.
With ePrime, the patient can also experience reduction of excess skin on the lower chin or under it, commonly known as turtle neck.
Other benefits that can be derived from ePrime include but not limited to the following:
- Specific delivery of Bi-polar RF energy through the use of micro-needles to effectively deliver it on the deep dermal layers of the skin.
- The device provides more control to the surgeon for temperature monitoring and RF energy inducement.
- The patient will achieve an improved skin tone, suppleness, and volume.
- ePrime provides unique treatment in terms of increased neocollagenesis (production of new collagen) and neoelastogenesis (production of essential elastin).
- And that it provides a safer, effective, and quicker alternative to skin rejuvenation and tightening.
Who may undergo ePrime treatment?
ePrime is ideal for individuals seeking for the most advance cosmetic treatment alternative to sagging skin on the cheeks, jowls, chin, and the common signs and symptoms of aging including age spots, facial lines, fine lines, and wrinkles. It is also one of the options when a patient is considering for a lesser invasive cosmetic procedure that would consume only a portion of his or her time.
A prospective patient should be generally healthy and don’t have any existing skin disease or infection most especially on the targeted area. When in doubt, it would be beneficial to consult with the surgeon first prior to committing or availing the said procedure. It can also be a way for the cosmetic surgeon to tailor-fit the ePrime treatment based on the patient’s particular needs.
ePrime health hazards and risks
Since the procedure is minimally invasive with just the micro-needles puncturing the surface of the skin, it eliminates the risks and dangers which are commonly associated with the conventional liposuction or a face lift. Right after the treatment, skin redness, bruising, and swelling may be observed or experienced. These will later on subside and heal after a few days or with proper post treatment medication. The swelling can simply be handled by a cold compress. To minimize all potential hazards and risks, the proper choice of a qualified, experienced, and certified surgeon is a must.
How much does ePrime costs?
It has been noted that a patient would only need a single ePrime session to be able to achieve visible results. Hence, it is a better alternative to all other RF and laser aided devices for skin tightening and rejuvenation requiring the patient to complete several sessions of treatment. The cost of the treatment shall be dependent on the severity of the skin condition, the size or area of the skin to be treated, surgeon’s fees, and the availability of the ePrime device in a cosmetic clinic or in a particular locality. Based of clinical reports and patient reviews, the procedure would normally cost within the range of $3,000 to $5,000.