Are Sublative Rejuvenation/E.matrix Treatments Worth the Pain?

and downtime? I had 1 treatment a month ago and had 6 full days of thousands of tiny scabs all over my face. I do not see any improvement.

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Sublative Rejuvenation

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The Sublative Laser is effective on all skin types and tones, Sublative rejuvenation is a deeper treatment that fights fine lines and wrinkles, eradicates acne scars, and improves overall texture. Sublative rejuvenation harnesses the power of energy currents to penetrate the skin and stimulate collagen production (while keeping the outer layer of skin intact). Depending on the selected course of treatment, downtime can vary from two to five days—which can be customized to fit your schedule and your needs.

New York Dermatologist
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Sublative Rejuvenation with the EMatrix

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Sublative rejuvenation with the eMatrix is a very effective procedure to tighten and rejuvenate photoaged skin as well as to improve mild to moderate wrinkles and acne scars and appears to be relatively risk-free. Treatment can cause mild discomfort which can be minimized by applying a topical anesthetic prior to the procedure. Redness or swelling can occur within several hours. Patients may experience some roughness as tiny scabs develop that mirror the electrode pattern of the treatment device. Red dots on the skin last for a day or two. Pure mineral makeup can be immediately applied. No special post-procedure care is required. A key advantage to this treatment is the minimal downtime. Several studies have shown that the eMatrix did not cause any of the complications that can be seen with the more aggressive resurfacing procedures such as increased pigmentation, acne flares, infection, prolonged inflammation, or scarring. It has been proven safe to use for all skin types. The standard treatment course is 3 to 4 sessions spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart but is customized based on the severity of the skin condition and your objectives.

Mitchell Schwartz, MD
South Burlington Dermatologic Surgeon
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Is there downtime or pain with eMatrix - Williamsville, NY acne scar treatment

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Thank you for your question.

eMatrix is very effective, tolerable in its pain profile, during and after treatments. There is no downtime with this procedure in my experience, except when very high settings are used. 

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