Looking for a way to renew your skin in the New Year? A new device that’s set to roll out in 2012 promises to boost collagen through the use of microneedles that deliver radio-frequency energy deep into the skin.
According to ePrime‘s manufacturer, Syneron, your skin will naturally heal itself from the tiny needle punctures, which results in new collagen production that plumps up the skin from within.
With ePrime, five pairs of microneedles (that are about half the size of Botox needles) are inserted through a one-use cartridge. The energy is automatically monitored through sensors to ensure the proper type of injury to the skin, which results in more elasticity and volume and improved skin tone, Syneron says.
Radio frequency has been used to tighten the skin and boost collagen in the past, but Syneron says this is the first machine to incorporate the needles to deliver the treatment in just one visit (rather than up to three treatments with other technologies).
One treatment takes less than an hour, including the administration of a local anesthesia. And while slight bruising or redness may last a day or two, the results of the new collagen production begin to show at about six to eight weeks and stay for about three months. The cost? About $3,000 to $5,000 depending on location.
What do you think? Are you willing to give this needle-radio frequency treatment a try once it’s available?
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