Skin resurfacing techniques are quite varied, with many of the procedure types intended for specific conditions. Most people choose resurfacing because of unsightly blemishes and scars, fine lines, crow’s feet, and saggy skin in the neck. One of the truly remarkable procedures available today is the eMatrix™ heat treatment.
This is a non-surgical, non-laser method that targets heat to areas just below the epidermis. The result is a gentle burning away of unwanted cells without any negative impact on the upper layer of skin. At SeaMist Med Spa, we choose this method for our patients because we know how concerned they are about other heat treatment procedures that can actually damage the epidermis.
What Makes eMatrix™ Different than Laser Treatments
Most skin resurfacing methods use a light beam that delivers heat to the various layers of skin. Unfortunately, this type of treatment can result in the burning of the upper epidermis. Each layer of the skin absorbs heat differently because the chemical makeup of the tissue varies according to depth.
The eMatrix™ treatment method uses a special instrument that delivers a specific wavelength of heat. The energy bypasses the epidermis and affects only the deeper dermal levels. This is where most of the scar tissue caused by acne and sun exposure is located.
When the heat treatment is applied, the damaged cells are burned away. The body responds by creating new tissue, and the production of collagen also increases. The result is clearer, healthier, and more elastic skin. Visible signs of acne scarring are eliminated.
Customized Treatment for Every Patient
During the patient consultation, our team members will examine the affected areas and determine the best level of treatment. Aggressive treatment sessions will result in slightly more downtime for the individual, but the procedure can be customized to include less intense heat energy penetration and a greater number of treatment sessions. In most cases, patients who opt for the less aggressive treatments will experience only a day or two of actual downtime while the skin heals.
A powerful pain medication is not required for this type of procedure. Instead, we simply administer a local anesthetic. The heat penetration feels a little like what happens when a mosquito bites. These sensations disappear as soon as the treatment session is complete.
Because the skin cells in the lower dermal layers are affected by the heat energy transfer, only these cells are killed. The epidermis is left intact. Over a period of several weeks after the sessions begin, the body begins to grow new cells in the lower dermal layers. This eliminates the damaged cells including the ones that are surrounded by scar tissue.
People with acne scars and blemishes caused by damaged blood capillaries – usually the result of sun exposure – or who have age spots forming on their face are good candidates for this type of heat treatment. There are no long-term side effects when the eMatrix™ skin resurfacing technique is used. We offer complete consultation services for those who are considering any form of heat treatment skin rejuvenation procedure.
At SeaMist Med Spa, we offer different skin rejuvenation treatments to help you get the best possible results. In addition to the eMatrix™ treatment, we offer acne laser treatment, medical grade peels, IPL treatments and more. Contact SeaMist Med Spa today to schedule your consultation. We’ll create a treatment plan that’s right for you.