What Is eMatrix™ Sublative RF Skin Revitalisation?
eMatrix™ Sublative RF Skin Revitalisation (the “Sublative RF”), which employs fractionated bipolar radiofrequency (RF) energy, represents one of the more recent technological advancements available for those seeking non-surgical options to improve the appearance for their skin. It is FDA-cleared for dermatological procedures requiring ablation and skin resurfacing as well as the treatment of facial wrinkles.
This treatment works on the principle of creating controlled thermal damage to the dermis (middle layer of skin) to stimulate wound healing which then leads to collagen production. More dermal tissue treated by the energy, whether laser or RF, leads to more collagen production. At the same time, less epidermal (top most layer of skin) tissue affected allows for faster healing and less complications.
The eMatrix™ Sublative RF Skin Revitalisation treatment affects more of the dermis than the epidermis; hence more collagen production, faster healing and safer treatments, as compared with traditional treatments that affect more of the epidermis. Also, the eMatrix™ Sublative RF is appropriate for all skin types, including both lighter and darker skin.
How Does eMatrix™ Sublative RF Skin Revitalisation Work?
To achieve the best possible results, the energy, whether laser or light, must be delivered below the skin without overheating the top layer of the skin. This has been the challenge with other more aggressive treatments because they work by overheating the top layer of the skin to the point of complete ablation (removal), forcing new skin to develop.
The secret to eMatrix™ Sublative RF Skin Revitalisation is the “Radio Frequency” energy used and how that energy is delivered. During treatment, eMatrix™ Sublative RF Skin Revitalisation uses fractionated bi-polar radio frequency to penetrate through the skin, sending more energy beneath the surface of the skin to maximize collagen production, all while keeping the top layer of the skin intact. This is an important factor in why it’s safe for all skin types, and requires less downtime than other treatment methods for the skin to heal.
Similar to “Fraxel", it uses radiofreqeuency (electrical) energy, as opposed to laser. Each pulse delivers the radio frequency energy via a grid of matrix spots, inducing a skin injury which is maximized in these tiny, targeted areas.
Where Can eMatrix™ Sublative RF Skin Revitalisation Be Applied?
The eMatrix™ Sublative RF Skin Revitalisation treatment can be performed on any facial area around the eyes, mouth, cheeks and chin with minimal discomfort. Topical anaesthesia (numbing cream) may be used on sensitive areas. The treatment takes between 15 to 20 minutes.
Can eMatrix™ Sublative RF Skin Revitalisation Be used For Acne Scarring?
Patients of all skin types can use eMatrix™ Sublative RF Skin Revitalisation as an alternative to laser treatments for skin rejuvenation and acne scarring.
eMatrix™ Sublative RF is the only skin resurfacing technology proven to reduce moderate to severe acne scars. The Sublative™ RF applicator is designed to deliver radiofrequency energy to the skin in a fractional manner, via an array of multi-electrode pins. The array delivers bipolar RF energy to the skin. Microscopic zones of epidermis and dermis are thermally ablated in a grid over the skin surface, where non-ablated zones serve as a reservoir of cells that promote rapid healing.
eMatrix™ Sublative RF Skin Revitalisation offers an alternative to laser treatments to reduce the appearance of acne scarring. Since the treatment uses radiofrequency instead of light, the chances of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, a skin discoloration that can occur in patients with darker skin, are greatly reduced.
What Other Issues Can eMatrix™ Sublative RF Treat?
Here at VIDASKIN, we use eMatrix™ Sublative RF to treat a variety of skin conditions. This includes:
- fine lines
- moderate wrinkles
- acne scarring
- age spots
- “loose” skin texture
- pigmentation issues
Most eMatrix™ Sublative RF patients will see an improvement in not only the appearance of their skin, but in the texture and tightness of it as well.
Is eMatrix™ Sublative RF Safe?
eMatrix™ Sublative RF Skin Revitalisation is an FDA-cleared treatment that gently resurfaces the skin over 4 to 5 treatments. It tightens surface loose skin, improves skin texture and reduces the appearance of mild to moderate wrinkles, acne scarring and abdominal stretch marks. It also tightens pores and brightens the skin.
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Who Is A Suitable Candidate For The eMatrix™ Sublative RF?
The eMatrix™ Sublative RF Skin Revitalisation treatment is safe to use on a variety of skin types. It's great for adults who are looking to reduce fine wrinkles, and their skin textural problems such as light acne scars or enlarged pores.
Benefits Of eMatrix™ Sublative RF In Summary
Some of the most common benefits of eMatrix™ Sublative RF Skin resurfacing include:
Clinically proven to cure fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, stretch marks, and textural irregularities caused by excessive sun exposure.
The downtime is mild following treatment and only lasts up to 48 hours. Many clients return back to regular activities after treatment.
Sublative rejuvenation is an “all-natural” way to look and feel younger. Sublative rejuvenation, unlike other cosmetic treatments like injectables or chemical peels, works from the inside out. This is by promoting cell renewal. Yearly maintenance treatments help the benefits and results of eMatrix last longer.
Treatment for the entire face only lasts 30 minutes.
Safe and effective for all skin types and pigmentation.
What Should I Expect During And After A eMatrix™ Sublative RF Treatment?
The treatment can be done with or without a topical numbing cream which is applied on the skin for approximately 30 minutes. The cream is then removed and treatment begins. During the treatment, you may feel mild discomfort with a tingling sensation and warmth. This sensation will subside over about 2 hours.
The treated area may show signs of redness and swelling for several hours immediately following the procedure. Small, pixilated dots on the surface of the skin, which will heal within one to three days, may appear. Some roughness may also be experienced as tiny scabs form during the healing process. Please do not pick at the scabs; allow the scabs to fall off naturally.
For the first 24 hours after your treatment, cleanse face with warm water only. Thereafter, cleansing the face twice daily with a nonabrasive non-comedogenic cleanser is recommended. Avoid using skin products with acidic content (AHA, BHA) for 1 week or until the scabs fall off. Moisturiser and sunscreen are highly recommended for at least the first 3 months. Light makeup can be worn within a day of the procedure.
eMatrix™ Sublative RF stimulates collagen and elastin production in the deep layers of the skin resulting in a tighter, smoother, more refined and brighter appearance to areas treated. Results will continue over the next 3-5 months. After the final treatment, you can choose to use it annually for maintainence.
Are There Risks and side effects With The eMatrix™ Sublative RF Treatments?
Unlike older fractional technologies like Fraxel, eMatrix™ Sublative RF is much more comfortable. There is some discomfort with the eMatirx treatment. We can use a small amount of numbing cream on the face to further minimize any sensation during the treatment for. Expected side effects are redness and swelling after the procedure should subside in 48 hours.
Any resurfacing procedure can result in a scar or infection, although this is exceedingly rare. We have not experienced any darkening or lightening of the skin as a result of eMatrix, although theoretically this is possible.
Prior to treatment all potential risks and side effects will be personally discussed with you by Dr.Vicki.
How Many eMatrix™ Sublative RF Treatments Is Required?
Our patients gradually sees a difference after a single treatment, but optimal results are seen after 3 to 6 treatments, which can be done 3 to 4 weeks apart.
Pre Treatment Tips
Avoid skin irritation (acids, retionoids, peels, scrubs) 2-3 days prior to treatment.
Avoid intentional skin tanning 2 weeks prior.
Arrive to treatment with clean cleansed skin.
Avoid taking NSAIDs such as Advil, Motrin, Aleve, aspirin for 1 week prior to scheduled procedure.
Shave excessive hair in the area of treatment one day before treatment.
Lose Your Skinibitions
If you are looking for a non-invasive solution to acne scars, wrinkles, or other signs of premature aging, consider eMatrix sublative resurfacing. Try this treatment at VIDAKSIN. Customizable to all skin types, and safe for use in darker skin, the eMatrix™ Sublative RF Skin Revitalisation, lifting and tightening effectively.
Get a facial and skin assessment done with Dr.Vicki, feel free to get in touch with us at 9830 0597. During your nonobligatory assessment, you will learn from Dr.Vicki firsthand how you can benefit from this treatment. Get used to a more sculpted, happier, and rejuvenated version of yourself! Contact us today and schedule your consultation.
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