ICLED Light Guided Surgery

ICLED Light Guided Surgery
ICLED®, formerly known as the Implicitguide® Surgical System, by ImplicitCare LLC, is the first and only patented light guided technology for cosmetic surgery. The all-inclusive surgical system is a one-time use disposable surgical kit that enables procedures to be performed using a less invasive approach. The LED light transillumination through the skin provides feedback to the surgeon regarding the depth and direction of travel of the illuminated Suturod® and attached suture.

The ICLED® can be used to aid in procedures such as neck lifts, face lifts, and brow shaping and lifting using the patented instrument system, with minimal incisions. Featuring five remarkable tools, the ICLED® allows for the placement of a suture support system through series of needle punctures. Instead of cutting and repositioning muscles, the surgeon weaves the suture underneath the jawline with one continuous thread. In properly selected patients, ICLED® provides a technique to improve the neck and jawline with minimal incisions as compared to traditional techniques—with minimal swelling, bruising, and scarring.

ImplicitCare obtained FDA clearance to market and sell the device in November 2009. The Implicitguide® Surgical Suture System called ICLED® is intended for use of soft tissue approximation and elevation of subdermis and underlying muscle.