Fractional Skin Resurfacing for All Skin Colors
eMatrix – a new kind of non-laser fractional skin resurfacing for the widest diversity of skin types and colors.
What Does eMatrix Treat?
- Acne scarring
- Poor skin texture
- Enlarged pores
- Sun damage
- Crepey skin on the neck
Why Did We Choose the eMatrix System?
Because the bulk of the energy is delivered underneath the top layer of the skin, the risk of activating unwanted pigmentation is dramatically reduced.
Why Is This Important?
Skin types with pigment (that’s most all of us) will often react to laser with what is referred to as post-inflammatory-pigmentation. Very white skin seldom responds to laser this way, but those with South American, Asian, Middle Eastern, Southern European, Native American skin types – or any mix that has high pigment levels must be very careful in heat-based treatment selections. eMatrix is not a laser, so we can easily circumvent problems for pigmented skin types.
If eMatrix Is Not a Laser, What Exactly Is It?
eMatrix replaces laser energy with highly controlled bi-polar radio frequency (RF). The FDA-approved eMatrix RF is the only fractional resurfacing device utilizing this form of non-laser based fractional energy delivery, greatly enhancing both safety and patient outcomes for skin of all colors.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does the eMatrix system work?
The eMatrix RF works by treating the selected skin area via a grid of tiny spots. The surrounding skin acts as a healing reservoir, regenerating and restoring collagen while accelerating the healing process to ensure limited downtime.
The heat from the radio frequency energy sets up a collagen response at selected levels and at selected coverage concentration of skin area. Tiny crusts form in 24 – 72 hours in the treated zones. These will fall off naturally and should not be rubbed or picked.
What kind of results can I expect?
Post treatment, patients notice a reduction of mild to moderate wrinkles and superficial skin discolorations, as well as a smoother and tighter skin texture. After treatment with the eMatrix system for Sublative Rejuvenation, most patients showed improvement in facial parameters such as skin brightness (83%) and skin smoothness/wrinkle reduction (90%) according to the Journal of Drugs & Dermatology, March 2009
Where can eMatrix be used?
In addition to facial areas, eMatrix treatments can be performed on many areas of the body, whereas most other fractional ablative systems using laser are limited to the face only.
Is there downtime?
At the moderate levels expect 2-3 days of redness and swelling and up to 7 days of the light scabbing/bronzing left from the fractionated tip which is completely normal and expected. At effective treatment energy levels this is not a lunchtime procedure and most people may want to take a few days off work.
Do I need more than one treatment?
Most patients opt for 3 or 4 treatments. Each treatment takes about 30 minutes. Results are cumulative and improve over time as collagen processes work beneath the skin surface. Because the treatment does not remove full surface skin, healing is quicker and far more risk free.
Does eMatrix resurfacing hurt?
We’ll apply numbing cream for 30 minutes prior to treatment to minimize any discomfort from the procedure.
For more information about skin resurfacing with eMatrix, please contact Rebecca Fitzgerald MD online or by calling (323) 430-9800 today. Dr. Fitzgerald serves patients in Beverly Hills, Larchmont, and throughout the Los Angeles area.