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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 newly FDA-cleared Matrix 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.
Is this a treatment that's right for you?
Many of our procedures are technology-driven and very person-specific. To help you find out if a treatment might work for you, we've set up an interest form that allows you to upload your photo(s). Our Special Procedures RN, Angela, will review your form and photos and call you for a "virtual" phone consult.
Then, if it seems you could benefit, you just set a time to come into the office for a consultation with Angela. Fill out the Consult Registration form and upload your photos (optional). Angela will be able to answer all your questions - and since she's the one performing these treatments, she's the perfect person to ask!
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.
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%)1.
1 Journal of Drugs & Dermatology, March 2009
n 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.
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 will take up to 5 days off work.
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.
We'll apply numbing ceeam for 30 minutes prior to treatment.
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Dr. Fitzgerald at American Academy of Dermatology annual meeting in New Orleans. Demonstrations on Periocular rejuvenation; MidFace Volumizing & Shaping and Best Practices for Sculptra (PLA)
Rebecca Fitzgerald MD, Board Certified Dermatology & Skin Surgery International Master Trainer for Sculptra, National Injection Trainer for Juvederm, Botox, Restylane and Radiesse
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