Sublative Rejuvenation was introduced in June, 2009 at THE Aesthetics Show in Las Vegas and just recently formally unveiled at the 5 Continent Congress of Lasers and Aesthetic Medicine (5CC) held in Nice, France at the beginning of this month.
More Information and Frequently Asked Questions about Sublative Rejuvenation
Wrinkles and other skin conditions can cause unsightly facial problems and adversely impact your appearance. Many of the traditional treatments for facial imperfections, such as face-lifts and skin resurfacing, have long recovery periods and limited use. Sublative Rejuvenation using eMatrix provides a safer alternative to traditional facial rejuvenation procedures. eMatrix RF with Sublative Rejuvenation is even available for many people whose skin type or skin color makes traditional ablation techniques impossible. Yes, Sublative Rejuvenation is safe for ALL skin types.
What is Sublative Rejuvenation?
Sublative Rejuvenation uses special radio-frequency waves, called fractional bi-polar radio frequency waves, to transfer energy to the dermis layer immediately below the surface of the skin. The energy waves pass through the top layer without harming it, and heat the cells below the surface.
When these energy waves heat the layer of cells below the surface of the skin, the energy creates a wound-healing reaction that results in the production of collagen.
What Types of Conditions does Sublative Rejuvenation Treat?
The increased collagen production that results from Sublative Rejuvenation leads to a reduction of wrinkles, scars, skin irregularities, lesions, and/or textural irregularities. Your skin may become more elastic, and your skin tone may begin to appear more even as new, healthy skin cells are produced.
How is Sublative Rejuvenation different from other facial rejuvenation treatments?
Traditional aggressive skin resurfacing treatments deliver energy rays through the top layer of the skin. When the energy rays impact this top layer, the skin becomes overheated and the top layer is destroyed (surface ablation). New skin is created, but there is a lot of irritation and some discomfort involved with the destruction of the surface skin.
By leaving the top epidermal layer intact, Sublative Rejuvenation is both less painful and has a quicker recovery time. This procedure is for all skin types with little to no downtime.
What are the Side Effects of Sublative Rejuvenation?
As of September 2009, no clinical side effects have been reported for Sublative Rejuvenation. Furthermore, most patients report minimal pain associated with the treatment. A sunburned feeling, coupled with a warm prickly sensation, may accompany or follow the treatment and is usually calmed by a topical anesthetic or cooling cream.
When Will I See Results?
Typically, you will see results immediately after a treatment. Improvement may continue for up to one year following the initial treatment since the skin may continue to produce collagen long after the initial procedure is completed.
How Many Treatments Will I Require?
Each patient is different and has different skin issues. The majority of patients receive a series of three treatments, administered approximately four to six weeks apart.
Many patients also have retreatment approximately one year after the initial rejuvenation to maintain and enhance the results.
Is This Treatment Right for Me?
Sublative Rejuvenation is the first facial rejuvenation treatment that can be used for almost all skin types. While those with eczema or other skin conditions should consult with a doctor and may be restricted from using eMatrix Rejuvenation, in most cases the treatment is appropriate for all patients.