Q: What Does eMatrix Treat?
A: Collagen stimulation is a major driving force for skin rejuvenation procedures. eMatrix fractional RF can be used to treat fine wrinkles, acne scarring, enlarged pores, loss of skin elasticity, crepey skin and premature sun damage, and loss of skin tone. eMatrix is used for the face and body.
Q: Is eMatrix Safer Than Laser?
A: eMatrix uses fractional RF to stimulate the skin to make collagen. Unlike laser treatments, the eMatrix treatment uses sublative technology to deliver the energy below the top layers of the skin, thereby reducing the risk of laser-induced pigmentation. Most pigment cells are located in the epidermis; when lasers are used on the skin, they stimulate these pigment cells as well as the dermis. eMatrix works below the epidermis, avoiding unnecessary stimulation of the epidermis. We often use eMatrix on patients who are at higher risk of pigmentation but who desire an effective collagen-stimulating treatment.
Q: Is eMatrix A Fractional Treatment?
A: eMatrix uses fractional technology to deliver sublative radiofrequency energy to the epidermis and dermis. Most patients who have used the eMatrix see solid improvements in skin tone, health, and scarring. In our practice, we use the fractional eMatrix algorithm to help improve scars and to tighten loose skin. While fractional laser is usually ablative, eMatrix uses sublative energy to exact an effect on the skin.
Q: Is Sublative Right For Me?
A: Treatment is a safe and effective solution for most skin types.
Q: Does It Hurt?
A: During treatment, many patients feel a warm, prickly sensation as energy enters their skin. After treatment a pink or red “sunburn” appearance is also common. Topical anesthetic ointments and cooling are used to reduce unpleasant feelings during treatment.
Q: What Are Some Skin Problems That Can Be Treated With eMatrix?
A: eMatrix uses fractional RF that builds collagen within the dermis of the skin. The treatment is useful for acne scars, skin contouring, fine wrinkles, large pores, skin resurfacing, and to increase skin tone. eMatrix is also an excellent non-surgical treatment to increase skin texture related to sun damage, particularly on thin skin around the mouth, neck, and lower face.