The Basics of eMatrix™
One of the newest treatments to be introduced, eMatrix™ is a unique procedure that goes beyond fractional skin resurfacing. This non-laser and non-light-based treatment uses fractioned bipolar radio frequency technology, also referred to as RF sublation. The applicator delivers the radio frequency energy directly into the skin, creating deep dermal heating to induce injury to the skin. This triggers a wound healing response not only from the targeted area, but also from the surrounding tissue, which helps accelerate the process, leading to tighter, rejuvenated skin. eMatrix™ effectively improves the look of wrinkles, scars, skin texture, tone and lesions.
The Benefits and Side Effects of eMatrix™
There are many benefits to the eMatrix™ skin tightening treatment. Not only does it deliver noticeable results, but it achieves them in a short period and with minimal downtime. Most sessions only last 10 to 20 minutes, depending on the extent of the patient’s condition. Generally, eMatrix™ treatments require three sessions spaced four to six weeks apart. Also, eMatrix™ features the SelectPulse system that has three programs so physicians can customize treatment for each patient. This system allows for the depth and intensity of dermal heating to be adjusted so each patient can get a personal treatment that fits their needs. Another benefit is that the eMatrix™ is safe for all skin types. As far as price goes, eMatrix™ costs anywhere between $300 to $1500, but it depends on the patient, the state of their skin and how many sessions are required.
The eMatrix™ treatment yields few side effects, and they tend to be very mild. Side effects include redness and swelling that can last anywhere from a couple hours to a couple days. There is a small risk of skin wounds, hypo- or hyper-pigmentation and the formation of scabs. Patients should not go tanning or be overexposed to the sun during treatment, as this may increase the chance of side effects.