If you’re experiencing the premature signs of aging – fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth, a ruddy complexion, and sagging skin – you may be a good candidate for an anti aging cosmetic procedure that can help diminish the effects of aging and help restore a more youthful look. The eMatrix laser, also known as the Matrix or Matrix RF system is a sublative skin rejuvenation treatment that is currently available at medical spas and cosmetic dermatology centers around the country.
Here’s a close look at how the eMatrix laser works, and if you may be a good candidate for treatment:
How the eMatrix Laser Works
The eMatrix laser is designed with elos™ technology which helps to heat up the connective tissue under the skin and helps to tighten the skin in and around the treatment area to create a more resilient appearance. The eMatrix laser emits bi-polar radio frequency waves deep into the skin tissue, triggering collagen production. Increased collagen helps diminish the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and can also help reduce or eliminate the appearance of acne scars.
The laser device is applied directly to the skin’s surface, and most people do experience a heated sensation. The skin will become very sensitive and tingle during and after treatment, and in some cases, a topical anesthetic can be used to reduce discomfort.
Patients with eczema and extremely sensitive skin should not undergo the eMatrix laser treatment, as the laser may be too aggressive.
Key Benefits of the eMatrix Laser
As the skin undergoes its natural healing process, it will begin to appear tighter, brighter and wrinkles and lines will become less noticeable.
Some of the key benefits of the eMatrix laser system include:
Reduced appearance of lines and wrinkles around nose and mouth
Reduction of age spots
Reduced appearance of acne scars and blemishes
Tighter and toned skin tone
Smoother, more supple skin
Ongoing production of collagen
As the skin undergoes its natural skin cell renewal process, more collagen will be produced and the skin will continue to appear firmer and more toned. Most people need to undergo at least three treatments spaced four to six weeks apart in order to see significant results.
Sublative skin rejuvenation is different than ablative rejuvenation because it uses radio frequency energy to heat up collagen and affect the skin. Ablative rejuvenation activates collagen production by affecting only the top layer of skin, and does run the risk of scarring and burning.
The eMatrix laser treatment is an affordable skin rejuvenation procedure, and costs between $750 to $1,500 depending on the number of treatments, and the areas being treated. Most people see results within a week after treatment, and progressive results as the skin undergoes its natural renewal process every 21 days. Results will continue to improve up to a year following treatment.
Learn more about skin rejuvenation treatments in our information guide, or consult with an anti-aging specialist in your area to find out if you may be a good candidate for the procedure.