Are you looking for a treatment that can treat fine lines and wrinkles, improve the appearance of acne scars, and smooth out textural problems all at once? What if this treatment required very little downtime and could be used on any skin type? The health professionals at MD Beauty Labs in West Palm Beach, FL are happy to inform you that this treatment not only exists through Sublative Rejuvenation, brought to you by eMatrix.
How Did Sublative Rejuvenation Come About?
Laser and other light-based procedures have long been recommended for correcting the vast majority of skin imperfections. These include wrinkles, scars, discoloration, sun damage, age spots, and others. Interestingly, cosmetic treatments became much more socially acceptable in 2001 with the introduction of skin rejuvenation. Skin rejuvenation is a low-level light therapy that non-aggressively treats superficial skin conditions. Initially, the treatment required multiple sessions and results were not immediate. However, the up-sides included little to no downtime after each treatment.
In 2004, plastic surgery really began to take off as people demanded more comprehensive results at a faster pace than low-level light therapy was able to provide.
It was around this time that fractionated laser therapies were introduced in an attempt to meet the burgeoning public demand. While fractionated laser therapy is considered non-surgical, it’s far more aggressive than its predecessor (skin rejuvenation) and weeks of downtime were necessary after treatment. Also, fractionated laser therapies were not recommended for all skin types due to certain complications that could arise.
Sublative Rejuvenation was developed to fill the gap between non-aggressive and aggressive treatments while remaining safe, effective, and suitable for any skin type.
What Is Sublative Rejuvenation?
Sublative Rejuvenation using eMatrix is a unique procedure. It combines the more comprehensive results of aggressive treatments with the minimal downtime of less-aggressive treatments. Sublative Rejuvenation is able to accomplish this through the type of energy used in the treatment and how it is delivered through the skin.
How Does eMatrix Work?
We know you want to achieve the best possible results. In order to do so, energy (whether from a laser or some other form of light) must be delivered to the skin without overheating or burning the skin’s top layer. More aggressive treatments have struggled with this because of the way they work. Generally, more aggressive treatments are designed to overheat the top layer of the skin to the point that it is completely removed. Newer, healthier, rejuvenated skin is then forced to develop.
eMatrix uses a fractionated bi-polar radio frequency to penetrate through the surface layer of the skin, thereby sending the bulk of its energy beneath the surface and into the other layers where collagen is produced. By focusing the energy on the lower layers of the skin, the bulk of the treatment is directed to where its needed most, and the outer layer of the skin is spared, thereby greatly reducing the necessary recovery time post-treatment.
It is because eMatrix doesn’t target the top layer of the skin that it is safe for all skin types.
What Are the Benefits of eMatrix?
The treatment has been clinically proven for the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, stretch marks, other textural irregularities, and sun damage.
As mentioned, one of the biggest benefits of Sublative Rejuvenation is the fact that there is little to no downtime associated with the treatment. A patient is able to return to their regular day-to-day life immediately following treatment.
It’s also all-natural. Many non-aggressive cosmetic treatments use chemicals, injections, or other compounds to rejuvenate and revitalize the skin. Sublative Rejuvenation uses pure light energy to stimulate collagen cell regrowth – no chemicals, compounds, or other unnatural ingredients. Since nothing is being added to the skin, results often last a significant amount of time and can be further enhanced with maintenance treatments.
A full-face treatment session takes less than 20 minutes.
What’s the Difference Between Sublative Rejuvenation and Aggressive Fractional Treatments?
One of the most aggressive treatments out there is the facelift. It also offers some of the most dramatic results. Patients today want the results of a facelift but not the weeks or months of downtime while they heal. Additionally, aggressive treatments, by nature, make them unfit for all skin types. With certain skin types, aggressive treatments can cause significant skin discoloration–one of the very things patients are trying to avoid!
Technically, Sublative Rejuvenation is classified as aggressive treatment. However, it is unique among other treatments in its class because it’s capable of delivering the height of efficiency with minimal downtime at an affordable price point and is safe for all skin types.
How Does the Treatment Achieve Results?
In order to achieve the best results possible when it comes to treating skin imperfections, laser or light energy must be delivered below the surface of the skin without overheating and destroying the top layer of the skin. This issue has long been the problem with more aggressive treatments, as they all tend to damage the epidermis since the energy they emit gets focused there instead of below the surface of the skin.
What makes eMatrix effective where typical aggressive treatments are not is in the fractional, bi-polar radio frequency used to penetrate through the epidermis and into the dermis.
As the energy is focused on the dermis, collagen production is maximized and the groundwork for extensive results is laid. Sometimes after treatment patients will notice an increased level of beneficial collagen as new, healthy skin cells are produced. Mild to moderate fine lines and wrinkles as well as other superficial skin discolorations are reduced, and the skin’s texture becomes smoother and more elastic.
How Many Treatments Are Necessary to Achieve the Desired Results?
The number of treatments necessary will vary a great deal from patient-to-patient depending on the individual needs of each person and the results they desire. However, for most patients, an average of three treatments spaced four to six weeks apart is adequate.
How Quickly Can Results Be Noticed?
You should begin to see results after the first treatment, though they’re going to be relatively limited in scope. eMatrix usually needs multiple treatments to achieve the maximum results, and they can continue to be seen for up to a year post-treatment. Since the treatment rebuilds your collagen, there are no limits regarding how long the results will last. To ensure long-lasting results, it’s recommended that maintenance treatments be administered once a year.
Is There Any Discomfort?
Many other aggressive treatments that use fractional light technology can cause significant discomfort, especially when the outer layer of skin is burned away. Sublative Rejuvenation, on the other hand, is far more tolerable. If there is any post-treatment discomfort at all, it generally comes in the form of a pink or red sunburn-like feeling. This can be soothed easily with over-the-counter creams or ointments. During treatment, topical ointments can be used to help create a more comfortable feeling, though there’s little to no pain involved.
Does the Treatment Have Any Side Effects?
To date, no clinical side effects have been reported after the use of eMatrix Sublative Rejuvenation. People of all skin types have been able to enjoy the rejuvenating effects of treatment with little to no downtime post-treatment.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Treatment?
Since Sublative Rejuvenation is the only fractional treatment on the market that can be used on all skin types, most people make good candidates. However, there are certain skin conditions that could cause complications, such as eczema. Before you decide to let Sublative Rejuvenation give you the youthful, rejuvenated appearance you desire, make sure to speak with your skincare specialist to determine if the treatment is going to be right for you.
What Else Can Protect Against Wrinkles?
The appearance of wrinkles stems from a variety of sources, including repeated facial expressions, sun exposure, the aging process, and lifestyle choices (including diet, exercise, and whether or not you smoke). As our skin ages, it gets thinner, drier, less elastic, and therefore, less able to protect itself from damage and heal itself from the damage it receives.
Wrinkles tend to form first on skin that sees a lot of movement, such as repeated facial expressions. As a matter of fact, according to the Mayo Clinic, each time we use one of our facial muscles, a groove forms under the surface of the skin. When that facial expression is removed, young skin springs back into place. However, older, thinner, less elastic skin loses this flexibility and springing back into place becomes much more difficult. As this happens, the grooves under the skin become permanent, and the lines and wrinkles they produce do, too.
Can You Prevent Wrinkles?
If wrinkles could be prevented, treatments like eMatrix wouldn’t need to exist. Wrinkles are a normal part of the aging process, and as a result, they happen to everyone eventually. However, there are a few things you can do to slow their formation.
Avoid Overexposure to the Sun
The sun is the #1 contributor to premature aging and, unfortunately, the sun is more or less unavoidable for most of us. When you do go out in the sun, make sure to always use a sunblock with an SPF rating of at least 30 (even in the winter). You can also shield your skin by wearing garments or hats that keep your body in the shade as much as possible.
Remember to Moisturize
Moisturizers help nourish and hydrate your skin: two things that become increasingly important as you get older and your skin becomes drier. Research has shown that moisturizers containing hyaluronic acid and vitamin C are particularly effective at preventing wrinkles from forming and preventing those that are already formed from getting deeper.
Sublative Rejuvenation can provide the dramatic results of an aggressive skin treatment with little to no downtime. It uses a fractionated, bi-polar radio frequency to channel its energy past the first layer of skin and into the deeper layers where it can stimulate collagen production. Long-term recovery, pain, and other discomfort associated with aggressive skin treatments are avoided because Sublative Rejuvenation does not burn through the first layer of skin the way other fractionated light therapies do.
Collagen is the most plentiful protein in the body. As we age, our ability to produce collagen in the skin diminishes, leading to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. As the aging process progresses, the fine lines and wrinkles deepen and become more pronounced. Sublative Rejuvenation is an effective treatment at rejuvenating and reinvigorating the skin by jump-starting collagen production in the skin’s deeper layers.
If you think that Sublative Rejuvenation may be right for you, contact us at MD Beauty Labs in West Palm Beach, FL and speak with one of our medical professionals today.