What is eTwo?
eTwo Complete Facial Rejuvenation system is an alternative to laser-based ablative fractional skin resurfacing treatments, which are often painful and typically require several days of downtime. The eTwo procedure combines two unique applications, the Sublime and the Sublative, to produce facial rejuvenation and reveal smoother, more youthful looking skin. Downtown ranges from a minimum of two to three hours and maximum of a day or two.
How does eTwo work?
The Sublime treatment uses the combination of light energy and radiofrequency energy to deeply heat layers of the skin while protecting the surface of the skin simultaneously to firm skin as well as tighten lax skin. Medium to deep heating of the skin activates fibroblasts (deep skin cells) signaling new collagen to form and existing collagen to tighten.
The Sublative treatment uses radio-frequency energy to deliver an effective fractional and tightening treatment to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, pores and acne scarring. Each pulse delivers the energy via a grid of matrix spots on the surface as well as just under the surface. Fibroblasts (skin cells that produce collagen) are activated within the treated zones signal collagen to regenerate and remodel, yielding improved skin tone and texture. The surrounding tissue of the untreated areas support and accelerate the healing process of the skin.
What is the procedure like?
The Sublime treatment is usually comfortable, whereas the sublative treatment can be mildly uncomfortable and requires topical anesthetic, which makes it quite tolerable. Expected side effects are redness and swelling after the procedure that lasts from hours to days, and occasionally even up to a week (very unusual). It is common for small scabs covering about 5% of the treated areas to appear, but they are usually easy to cover with makeup.
What can I expect?
The benefits include smoother and brighter skin, improved appearance of large pores, scars, finer and less deep wrinkles. In addition, lax skin will be tighter as well as firmer. Typically results become noticeable over a period of three to six months but some patients have seen results immediately after treatment.