Today’s skin rejuvenation patients are faced with a multitude of professional treatment options, from Microdermabrasion, to Botox® Cosmetic, to laser procedures like Fraxel Laser Resurfacing. Amidst all the competition, the eMatrix Skin Rejuvenation system may seem like another drop in the beauty bucket.
However, the eMatrix system can reportedly treat several top skin concerns (acne scars, uneven skin tone, fine lines, etc.) using a non-laser technique that’s safe for all skin types, has no known major risks, and requires no recovery time. Read on to learn more about eMatrix: how it works, who it’s for, and what patients can expect.
How does eMatrix work?
Designed and manufactured by Syneron, the company behind VelaShape and ReFirme skin tightening, the eMatrix system allegedly “goes beyond fractional” to provide non-surgical, non-invasive and non-ablative skin rejuvenation results for male and female patients.
The key to the eMatrix system is its patented Sublative Rejuvenation™ technology, a combination of dermal heating and fractionated bipolar radio frequencies. This sublative technique applies fractionated RF energy deep into the dermis skin layer, leaving surface skin unharmed and targeting the area where many skin problems originate.
As eMatrix’s RF energy penetrates and heats dermis tissue, new collagen production is triggered and rates of skin cell turnover and healing are increased. This can lead to improvements in skin tone, texture and firmness, as well as a more youthful skin appearance overall.
eMatrix patients may even customize the intensity of their treatment, by selecting one of three setting options:
1) Shallow Impact – minor improvements to skin tone and texture
2) Mid-Level Impact – corrects texture and color irregularities
3) Deepest Impact – minimizes fine lines and acne scars
Who is eMatrix for?
Since eMatrix is non-invasive and doesn’t use lasers or injectable formulas, it should be safe for most patients. The eMatrix system is also appropriate for patients who can’t tolerate ablative laser treatments due to their high skin sensitivity or dark skin tones.
eMatrix treatments are typically recommended for patients who want a simple, low-risk way to reduce the appearance of fine lines, acne scars, uneven skin tone, skin lesions and skin laxity. If patients are experiencing these conditions to a severe degree, more intensive laser skin treatments or cosmetic procedures may be recommended.
What to expect with eMatrix
eMatrix treatments take only 10-20 minutes to perform, and patients may resume their normal activities immediately after treatment. The eMatrix procedure should also be pain-free, so no anesthesia or post treatment medication is required.
For the best skin rejuvenation results, eMatrix patients are advised to undergo a minimum of three treatments at intervals of 4-6 weeks. Infrequent touch-up treatments thereafter may help patients maintain their eMatrix results for longer.
eMatrix clinical trial data published in 2009 found that “90%” of patients saw improvements in “skin smoothness/wrinkle reduction,” while “83%” of patients noticed improved “skin brightness”. Individual eMatrix skin rejuvenation results may vary from these results.
Before undergoing eMatrix, Fraxel Laser Resurfacing, Microdermabrasion, or another skin rejuvenation procedure, it’s prudent to conduct individual research and discuss your choices with a licensed Dermatologist or skin care professional.