Bowes Dermatology, a leading Miami-based cosmetic and medical dermatology practice, exclusively offers the ePrime radiofrequency treatment. This minimally invasive procedure delivers measured radiofrequency directly into the skin using micro-needles to help tissue regenerate. The bi-polar radiofrequency energy creates small controlled wounds in the deeper layers of the skin. Each wound is surrounded by untreated skin, which repairs the treated areas by stimulating the production of new collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, creating smoother, tighter skin.
The ePrime procedure provides effective skin tightening compared to other nonsurgical modalities, as it is the only device that goes straight to the mid reticular dermis of the skin. The results have shown the greatest longevity, maintained for years after the procedure. The treatment typically takes one hour, and results are seen as early as four weeks later. Multiple sessions may be needed for some patients in order to achieve more significant tightening of the neck and face.
This radiofrequency device provides not only skin tightening, but also builds youthful volume in the aging face. Histologic studies show that it stimulates collagen production, but also elastic fibers and hyaluronic acid. This phenomenon is unique to the ePrime device and accounts for the better skin quality and increased volume that are seen in the areas treated.
In areas of the face exhibiting laxity, such as the jawline and jowls, the treatment causes the skin to become firmer, tighter and with increased elasticity. Studies have shown that one ePrime session may give patients approximately 37 percent of the lifting and tightening that is seen with a surgical lift of the lower face and neck.