Matrix RF™ was the world’s first, RF only, sublative rejuvenation device! We are very proud to be the exclusive provider in the Okanagan! It is a unique fractional procedure, which uses radio frequency to deliver an effective but controlled ablative fractional treatment. Each pulse delivers the radio frequency energy via a grid of matrix spots or “Microthermal Treatment Zones”, inducing a skin injury, which is maximized in these tiny, targeted areas. Fibroblasts activated within the “zones” signal collagen to regenerate and remodel, yielding improved skin tone and overall texture. Meanwhile, the surrounding “untreated” tissue then helps to support and accelerate the healing process in the skin.
Who is a Good Candidate?
Those looking to reduce acne scarring, wrinkles, skin laxity or general scarring with minimal downtime are good candidates for this procedure. You should not have Sublative Rejunenation™ if you are pregnant or have been on Accutane within the past 6 months. In addition, people with pacemakers, internal defibrillators, or metal implants in the area of treatment should not have this procedure. If you have diabetes, an auto-immune disease, a history of cold sores, or have had injectable fillers in the area to be treated, please let us know prior to having Matrix RF™.
What Results Can Be Expected?
Our clients are seeing fantastic results. A noticeable reduction of fine lines, wrinkles and acne scarring and a reduction in pigmented lesions are seen. In addition, clients will see an improvement in texture and skin laxity. On average, most results appear over a period of two to three months, but some people notice improvement soon after after treatment.
How Many Treatments are Recommended for Best Results?
A series of three to five treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart are recommended for optimal results.
What Happens After Sublative Rejuvenation?
Most patients have mild redness and swelling for a few hours after the treatment. Redness will be apparent for 2-3 days following but you may apply mineral makeup to the treated area 24 hours after the procedure. Results will develop over time and with subsequent treatments. Full results can be seen two to three months following the last treatment. As the skin continues the ageing process, maintenance treatments may be necessary to maintain the results.
How is This Different Than Laser Resurfacing?
The Matrix RF™ is termed Sublative Rejuvenation because the bulk of the effect occurs beneath the epidermis with little disruption occurring on the surface which equates to less downtime for the patient. Sublative Rejuvenation provides much more dermal remodeling and tightening than traditional ablative fractional lasers because of the unique pyramid shape of the impact. Also, because this treatment is strictly radio frequency and not light based, it is safe to treat all skin types.
Can This Be Combined With Other Treatments?
Yes, this treatment may be combined with other cosmetic treatments in our clinic such as IPL, Venus Legacy Skin Firming, and Facials. Many patients choose to combine treatments in order to achieve the maximum aesthetic result.