Your esthetician’s arsenal just got a lot more interesting, thanks to the newest rejuvenation procedure: eMatrix Sublative Rejuvenation.
If you want to be at the forefront of the newest esthetics technologies, you owe it to your clients and your esthetics business to become a provider of eMatrix Sublative Rejuvenation.
What is eMatrix Sublative Rejuvenation?
eMatrix Sublative Rejuvenation, also known as fractionated bipolar radiofrequency, is an FDA-approved procedure that uses radio frequency to deliver controlled pulses of light and heat into the skin for better texture, tone, and appearance.
eMatrix Sublative Rejuvenation delivers radio frequency deep into the layers of the skin. The treatment tip of the device contains an array of tiny probes that pierce the skin, creating thousands of microscopic ablative injuries. At the same time, the radio frequency energy is delivered into the dermis, promoting the skin’s healing response and encouraging the production of collagen.
The radio frequency energy is delivered deep into the dermal layer of the skin, which kick starts fibroblasts that, in turn, signal collagen to begin regenerating.
eMatrix Sublative Rejuvenation treats scars, wrinkles, acne, and fine lines and wrinkles. It also firms and improves the skin’s texture and reduces the size of pores.
What to Expect When Incorporating the eMatrix Sublative Rejuvenation Procedure in Your Esthetics Practice
An eMatrix Sublative Rejuvenation procedure takes about 20-30 minutes for the whole face, although a more limited treatment, such as around the mouth or eyes, may also be performed.
Preparation involves wiping the area to be treated with an alcohol-soaked cotton swab and attaching the probed tip to the wand. The intensity and depth of the probe can be adjusted, depending on the area being treated.
As the wand it moves over the area, patients can expect to feel a warm, prickly sensation (similar to rubber bands stinging the skin). Many clients report feeling uncomfortable during one of these procedures, so a topical anesthetic, such as a numbing cream, is often applied to improve comfort.
The probed tip is discarded after each use. After the procedure is complete, the skin may appear slightly red and swollen for a few days. eMatrix Sublative Rejuvenation can also be performed on the chest, hands, and neck.
Results will develop over time and with multiple treatments. A usual course of treatment involves three to five procedures in four- to six-week intervals. Because the regrowth of collagen takes time, patients can expect to see results appear in a period of three to six months. After the initial course of treatment, maintenance treatments every 3-4 months are usually performed.
eMatrix Sublative Rejuvenation is suitable for all skin types and colors. However, a consultation is always important before delivering this procedure to your clients, as it is not recommended for pregnant women or patients who have been on Accutane within the past six months. Further, patients with pacemakers, metal implants, and internal defibrillators should check with their physicians before receiving this type of treatment.
EMatrix Sublative Rejuvenation is often combined with other procedures, such as Botox or other injectable fillers, to achieve the maximum esthetic result.
Advanced Training Courses in eMatrix Sublative Rejuvenation
eMatrix Sublative Rejuvenation creates micro-epidermal ablative injuries. Therefore, this procedure is not always within the scope of practice of licensed estheticians. It is important to always consult with your state board of cosmetology before performing this type of procedure.
For example, estheticians in California, Hawaii, and Maryland are not allowed to operate radio frequency machines that ablate the skin.
Washington State, on the other hand, only permits master estheticians to use these devices since the master esthetician license requires an advanced program of esthetics (450 additional hours) that includes training and education in medical devices, including lasers, light, radio, frequency, plasma, intensive pulsed light, and ultrasound.
If you are legally permitted to perform eMatrix Sublative Rejuvenation under your license, you’ll still want to take a training course in the procedure so you can safely and effectively provide the treatment to your clients.
Syneron-Candela, the manufacturer of eMatrix Sublative Rejuvenation, offers support for those who purchase the device, which includes:
- On-demand clinical training
- Online learning modules
- Educational webinars
Many times, buyers of the eMatrix Sublative Rejuvenation system enjoy on-site training from Syneron-Candela representatives. A number of eMatrix Sublative Rejuvenation distributors also offer on-site training.