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Understanding eMatrix Laser Skin Resurfacing

eMatrix laser skin resurfacing is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that uses fractionated radiofrequency (RF) energy to rejuvenate the skin. The laser delivers tiny channels of controlled thermal injury in the skin’s deeper layer (the dermis) while leaving the outermost layer (the epidermis) intact. By bypassing the epidermis, this laser can stimulate collagen production, collagen remodeling, and trigger the skin’s natural healing response with only minimal downtime. Results include improving texture and scars and tightening the skin.

Benefits of eMatrix Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Skin Rejuvenation: eMatrix treatments effectively improve skin texture, reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars.
  • Skin Tightening: eMatrix stimulates collagen production, leading to improved skin firmness and elasticity.
  • Minimal Downtime: By bypassing the epidermis, fractional radiofrequency resurfacing allows for rapid healing and less downtime compared to fractional ablative laser procedures.
  • Safety: The radiofrequency energy is absorbed by the dermis, sparing the pigment cells of the epidermis making this laser safe for all skin types, including darker skin.
The eMatrix Laser Resurfacing Procedure
  • Consultation: During your initial consultation, an esthetician will evaluate your skin concerns, discuss your goals, and determine if eMatrix laser resurfacing is suitable for you.
  • Treatment Planning: The esthetician will customize a treatment plan based on your skin type, condition, and desired outcomes.
  • Procedure: Before the treatment, a topical numbing cream will be applied to ensure your comfort. The eMatrix handheld device is then passed over the skin, delivering precise energy pulses.
  • Recovery and Results: Following the treatment, you may experience redness and swelling, similar to a sunburn. Downtime can vary but is typically minimal, with most individuals able to resume their regular activities within a few days. Results become noticeable gradually as collagen remodeling occurs, with optimal outcomes seen after a series of treatments.
Safety Considerations
  • eMatrix laser skin resurfacing is considered a safe and well-tolerated procedure when performed by a trained and experienced practitioner.
  • Potential Side Effects: Temporary side effects may include redness, swelling, mild discomfort, small scabs and dryness. These effects usually subside within a few days to a week.
  • Sun Protection: Protecting your skin from sun exposure and following post-treatment care instructions provided by your provider are crucial for optimal healing and results.
Maintenance and Longevity
  • Multiple treatments may be recommended for optimal results, typically spaced four to six weeks apart.
  • To maintain the desired results, it’s important to follow a skincare regimen recommended by your skin care team and protect your skin from sun damage.

eMatrix laser skin resurfacing offers an advanced solution for skin rejuvenation, addressing concerns such as wrinkles, scars, and skin laxity. If you’re considering eMatrix laser treatment, please contact our office and schedule a consultation with our Aesthetician, Lisa Styop, who will assess your specific needs, provide personalized treatment recommendations, and guide you through the process.