What is eMatrix?
eMatrix is an FDA-cleared skin-resurfacing treatment that uses radiofrequency energy to generate heat under the surface of the skin, stimulating collagen and elastin production.
Also called Sublative Rejuvenation, this nonsurgical procedure is intended to improve the look of fine lines, stretch marks, hyperpigmentation, and acne scarring. It can also tighten mildly loose skin and improve textural irregularities like large pores and acne scars.
Because it boosts skin’s natural production of collagen and elastin over time, your skin will continue to improve for up to five months after your last treatment, with long lasting results.
Unlike many skin rejuvenation procedures, this one’s said to be safe for all skin types and tones, including olive or brown skin (which is often at higher risk of hyperpigmentation).
What are the benefits of eMatrix?
- It’s said to be safe for the neck, chest, hands, and face, and for all skin tones.
- eMatrix can treat a variety of skin concerns, from acne scarring to sun damage and stretch marks.
- Sessions last one hour depending on the size of the area that’s being treated
How does eMatrix Sublative Rejuvenation work?
Your skin expert applies the eMatrix applicator directly to your skin’s surface and moves over the treatment area in a gentle stamping motion. You’ll feel a prickly sensation and warmth as the device delivers RF energy to create a grid pattern of controlled injuries into both the dermis and epidermis, triggering a healing response. Healthy skin cells in between the grid points help accelerate the healing process.
Tip: For a week before an eMatrix treatment, avoid sun, wear SPF 30, and don’t use any harsh scrubs, glycolic acid, retinoids, or bleaching cream (hydroquinone).
What is eMatrix recovery like?
You can expect some redness, itching, and slight swelling for one or two days of your healing process.
People with sensitive skin or those who get the highest-energy application should plan on four to five days of social downtime, when any peeling or flaking will be most obvious.
How long does it take to see results from eMatrix?
You should start to see results within a few days of your first treatment, and those results will continue to improve for up to five months.
You should see a reduction in fine lines, wrinkles, skin discoloration, acne scarring, and stretch marks, as well as increased elasticity and a smoother texture.
You’ll have to go back once a year for maintenance treatments.