How E plus Laser Skin Tightening works
Energy from the E plus Laser Radiofrequency generator is delivered to the laser tip, which is equipped with a cooling tip, computer chip and sophisticated sensors which measure pressure current flow and skin temperature. Feedback from the probe tip to a Pentium-based computer in the RF generator regulates the amount of energy applied to the tissue. When the unit is fired, the tip is cooled, followed a moment later with current flow to the deep layers of the skin by capacitive coupling. Cooling continues for an additional second or two. The patient feels a sensation of cold, then heat, then cold again.The combination of capacitive coupling and agressive cooling protects the epidermis ( the upper layer of the skin ) during the delivery of energy to the deeper dermis and subcutaneous layers. Collagen heating produces microscopic wounding, with immediate collagen contraction, and subsequent repair and remodeling of this deep collagen produces skin tightening over the next several months.
E plus Laser – Mechanism of Action
Any patient with loose or lax skin can have the procedure performed, but experience to date indicates that the best candidates are those with mild laxity or looseness of the skin. Thinner-skinned patients are thought to respond better.
The procedure is FDA approved for treatment of cheeks, melolabial folds, jowls, and neck. Another area where E plus Laser is giving amazing results is in abdominal area . The skin laxity that sets in after the pregnancy can be improved.
E plus Laser skin tightening in other areas, such as wrinkle, acne and cellulite reduction and lifting the breasts and buttocks yields very good results.
Pros and Cons:
RF skin tightening is the first, and currently only “proven” way to permanently tighten skin without surgical intervention, and without the associated expense and down time. The E plus Laser Lift , has an excellent safety record to date, and patients of all skin types can be treated.
With the introduction of the “Fast Tips”, which complete the cool-heat-cool cycle in about 2 seconds, pain during treatment was greatly reduced. These fast tips deliver slightly less energy than the original tips, but in a much shorter time, about a half second. Clinical studies have shown that this delivery results in better localization of the heating in the mid/lower layers of skin, with less heating in the upper layers, and that multiple, low-energy passes with fast tips results in enhanced collagen changes and improved, more consistent results, with much less discomfort during treatment.