Special Solution – eTwo Acne Scars Revision 2018-03-27T22:04:29+00:00

eMatrix

eMatrix laser skin resurfacing 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.

eMatrix is truly unique because it’s the newest resurfacing laser treatment that achieves results one gets with more aggressive laser treatments, while avoiding the lengthy downtime associated with those more aggressive “sublative” procedures.

What Is eMatrix™?

 eMatrix is a ‘fractional’ skin treatment that uses RF energy instead of laser energy to help rejuvenate the skin. Unlike ablative fractional lasers, eMatrix is considered a ‘sublative’ treatment in that it focuses on the deeper skin rather than the skin surface. In doing so, sublative energy targets collagen production to help improve fine lines, wrinkles, stretch marks, and acne scars. At Kare Plastic Surgery, eMatrix is offered as a medical and cosmetic treatment for the skin.

Impressive Results

Sublative® treatments provide the results you desire without the worry of more invasive procedures. Sublative penetrates more deeply than creams and peels, and addresses your skin’s overall tone and texture more effectively than injectables. And while results with more invasive procedures may be dramatic, few are willing to incur the cost or risk. Sublative restores a youthful glow and smooths the texture of the skin without the pain and downtime associated with a needle or a knife.

— Comfortable, non-surgical procedure

— Safe and effective on all skin types

Sublative® works differently.

Sublative is neither laser- nor light-based. instead, this one-of- a-kind technology uses fractionated bi-polar radio frequency (RF), precisely directed to the skin in the form of a matrix. healthy skin around the matrix dots accelerates the healing process. Post treatment, new collagen and healthy skin cells are produced, reducing acne scars, mild to moderate wrinkles and superficial skin discolorations while creating smoother and more elastic skin texture.

For best results, expect 3 treatments, 4-6 weeks apart. the total number of sessions depends on your skin’s condition.

Some patients report a warm, prickly sensation as energy enters their skin. Following treatment, a pink or red flush resembling a minor sunburn is common. topical anesthetic ointments and cooling gels may be used to reduce discomfort during treatment.

Before and After

How is eMatrix different than Fraxel or CO2 laser?
eMatrix uses fractional bipolar RF rather than single-wavelength light. The non-laser approach is excellent for patients who desire less downtime or who have undergone unsuccessful laser treatments. Most importantly, unlike laser resurfacing, eMatrix is suitable for all skin colors and skin types.
How long does eMatrix take to perform?
eMatrix is a quick, outpatient procedure. Most patients tolerate eMatrix after about 10 to 20 minutes of topical lidocaine cream. Depending on whether the eMatrix is used for deep acne scars or superficial fine wrinkles, the strength of the eMatrix treatment varies.
What are the risks of eMatrix?
Most patients notice immediate redness on the skin and some mild localized swelling. eMatrix has a much quicker turnaround time than laser resurfacing and is thus better tolerated than lasers. eMatrix is also suitable for all skin types so there is a finite decrease in pigmentation risk when compared to lasers.
How many eMatrix treatments will I need?
There are many different reasons to undergo eMatrix treatment, ranging from superficial fine wrinkles, loss of collagen, stretch marks, and acne scars. Most patients will opt for a series of three. We advise patients to also use topical creams and chemical peels to further enhance results. Replenish CX retinoid cream, Melarase creams for skin lightening, and Elevase Moisture Booster are excellent complementary products for eMatrix.
How painful is eMatrix?
eMatrix is well tolerated as an outpatient procedure with application of topoical lidocaine cream. If deeper treatments are needed, eMatrix can be performed with Zimmer Cryospray, injection of local anesthetic, or under anesthesia with an anesthesiologist.
Do I need to wear sunscreen after the eMatrix procedure?
Sunscreen with SPF 30 is always an excellent step in your daily skincare routine. eMatrix may make the skin more sun sensitive, so it is important to use sunscreen after eMatrix or any other skin treatment. Many of our patients use Spectrase SPF 30 or Melarase AM with SPF 30 after treatment.
Is eMatrix powerful enough for tough acne scars?
eMatrix is a very effective tool to treat atrophic acne scars on the face and body. Deep acne scars, valley scars, box car scars, and rolling acne scars respond well to a series of eMatrix treatments. Dr. Karamanoukian can modulate the strength of the eMatrix treatment to help treat superficial and deep atrophic scars. Our office also offers TCA Cross, subcision, chemical peels, dermabrasion, acne surgery, and fractional laser for acne scars.
Does eMatrix work well for acne scars on the face?
The advent of eMatrix marked a turning point for the treatment of acne scars without significant downtime. Previously, treatments such as dermabrasion, deep chemical peels, and fully-ablative CO2 helped treat acne scars, but with long periods of downtime. For those patients who want effective acne scar therapy without significant or prolonged downtime, eMatrix continues to be an excellent choice.

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