How Does Ulthera Differ from Profound/E Prime?
Ulthera and Profound are different but complimentary cutaneous/subcutaneous rejuventative procedures. In other words, they both work extremely well when used in the correct clinical situation.
Ulthera has 3.0mm and 4.5mm(deeper) transducers and Profound has dermal and subcutaneous applicators.
In my opinion, Ulthera is better at lifting whereas Profound is better at reconditioning, including in areas where active muscle contraction creates wrinkles.
Some patients may benefit from a synergistic approach, combining the benefits of both technologies.
I look forward to my side by side Ulthera versus Profound body area study to help address these issues more completely. This is set to commence shortly.
Thus far my patients have been very pleased with forehead, crow's feet, neck, abdomen, thigh and arm Profound; downtime has been mostly in the 2-4 day range and more swelling than bruising.
I routinely use Ultherapy in one area and Profound in another depending on the issues and patient's characteristics
How Does Uthera Differ from E Prime?
The E Prime system was relaunched as "Profound" last year.We have tremendous experience with both Ulthera and Profound. Ulthera is the easier recovery and there are no skin changes or visible evidence of treatment afterwards. Profound is more aggressive and the recovery is equally more significant (but not like having surgery at all). Profound is a new device that utilizes Micro-Needles
paired with bipolar radio frequency energy (MN-RF). Profound is an
exceptionally effective new system that has no peer. The options for
"non-surgical face lift" are improving all the time. When we became
one of the first 25 USA Ultherapy practices in 2010, we knew that things were
changing. Now we also have amazing options in Micro-needle Radiofrequency
(MN-RF) treatment platforms. I have been consulting with numerous manufacturers
and helped get the Vivace MN-RF platform its' FDA-510K approval. Viviane is a
low to moderate energy system that improves facial aging with minimal downtime.
More recently, we have similarly helped with the Profound MN-RF system by Syneron-Candela
and we are very impressed. Profound has 5mm depth micro needles that are
insulated in the shaft to protect skin and have temperature probes at the
needle tips that allow us to raise dermis tissue temperatures to the absolute
optimal "sweet spot" of 67-68 Celsius (the perfect temperature for
collagen and elastin growth as well as Hyaluronic acid deposition), thus
ensuring precise facial rejuvenation and even volume restoration (like when we
inject fillers) by new tissue growth. Profound is a game changer that requires
local anesthesia and 3-7 days of facial recovery. We have been pairing these
systems with fillers, Botox, and professional skin care to achieve optimal
non-surgical face lifting. Lastly, Profound is also effective for stretch mark removal,
scar revision, and body rejuvenation.
Ultherapy ebook vesus E Prime
E Prime uses RF energy.
The benefit of Ultherapy is that it uses focused ultrasound energy and uses B mode ultrasound to focus that energy in particular depths. No other energy source has this technology.
Read the Ultherapy ebook.
Ultherapy for face lifting and collagen production vs. E-Prime for facial dermal collagen production
Ultherapy from Ulthera, is a deep focused ultrasound energy that is FDA cleared for facial lifting. There are no needles required, and there is minimal if any down time.
E-Prime, from Candela - Syneron, is a bipolar radiofrequency systems that delivers energy via electrode needles into the deep dermis heating the tissues. It's indications appear to be increasing the dermal collagen. Data will need to be collected over the years to see if both these devices can produce similar results.
Ulthera vs E prime skin rejuvenation
Ulthera is an FDA-cleared devide for non-invasive skin lifting using highly focused ultrasound. E prime is newer technology but uses radiofrequency energy, which is what has been used inThermage for several years. One difference is that E prime is a minimally invasive procedure that uses an array of microneedles to deliver the energy under the skin. With Ulthera there is no downtime because it is noninvasive. Both work by stimulating collagen regeneration.