Matrix IR™

Overview

It's a fact of life: as we age, the natural substances that provide the skin with structure and volume decrease. This skin loses its ability to retain moisture and elasticity; therefore it sags and forms wrinkles. Matrix IR™ Fractional Wrinkle Reduction with ELOS Fractional technology can offer superior results with the highest levels of comfort and safety.

The Matrix IR™ Fractional Wrinkle Reduction procedure, featuring revolutionary ELOS Fractional technology, enables you to comfortably achieve a more youthful appearance without downtime. 

At ABSOLUTE LASER MD we are proud to offer ELOS, the first and only technology that uses combined energies to effectively and gently reduce mild to moderate wrinkles. ELOS is truly the next generation of safe and effective wrinkle treatment technology. 

What causes wrinkles?

Wrinkles are caused by the loss of collagen beneath the skin surface. Collagen is a basic building block of the skin and provides the foundation that supports your skin's structure. Overall, exposure to ultraviolet radiation from sunlight accounts for about 90% of the symptoms of premature skin aging, and most of these effects occur by age 20.

Collagen is also damaged by other factors, including: the natural aging process, cigarette smoking, and air pollution. When this happens, the skin appears thinner and becomes less elastic, resulting in facial lines, wrinkles, texture changes, and visible signs of aging.

What is the treatment like?

Matrix IR™ Fractional Wrinkle Reduction is a safe and comfortable treatment. in a pampering  After making the patient comfortable, the patient's skin is deeply cleansed using an appropriate skin cleanser. Protective coverings are placed over the patient's eyes, and conductive gel is applied to the treatment area. A series of combined laser and radio frequency pulses are applied to the skin until reduction in wrinkle appearance is visualized. The pulses are often described as a warm sensation to the skin, and most patients find the treatment very comfortable. Upon completion, the gel is removed, and the skin may be cooled to enhance patient comfort while reducing any residual redness. The final step is the application of sunscreen and review of post treatment notes.

How does Matrix IR™ Wrinkle Reduction work?

Laser and radiofrequency energy can be used to heat up the deeper layers of the skin while protecting the surface skin. The Matrix IR™ by Syneron™ combines a fractionated 915nm diode laser and bipolar radiofrequency, which precisely heat the connective tissue within the target treatment area, reducing facial wrinkles and scars. This heating stimulates collagen production and produces a firming effect, resulting in reduction of the nasolabial folds, marionette lines, perioral wrinkles, crow's feet, forehead lines, and scars. Because the energy is fractionated, more intense light energy can be delivered into microscopic zones, leaving untreated skin around these zones that assist in healing and collagen remodeling, allowing for more effective treatments. Mild to moderate wrinkles are reduced, and the texture of your skin becomes smoother and more elastic.

What desired results can be expected?

A series of three to five treatments will reduce lines and wrinkles. This will help to reduce frown and forehead lines, crow's feet, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and wrinkles around the mouth revealing a more relaxed alert looking appearance. Maintenance treatments will be needed over time to maintain the result achieved.

Is Matrix IR Wrinkle Reduction right for me?

ELOS technology enables Matrix IR Wrinkle Reduction to be a safe and effective solution for all skin types. Patients looking to improve wrinkles in a non–ablative manner without injections, are good candidates for these treatments. You should not have treatments with Matrix IR™ if you are pregnant or have been on Accutane within the past 3 months. In addition, patients with pacemakers, internal defibrillators, or metal implants should not have these treatments. Patients who have diabetes, an autoimmune disease, history of cold sores, or have had injectable fillers in the area to be treated should let us know prior to treatment with Matrix IR™.

When can I expect to see results?

Most patients start to notice improvement of wrinkles between 2–3 treatment sessions. Some patients note improvement even after the first treatment. The total number of required treatment sessions depends on your skin's condition. Schedule a FREE consultation with ABSOLUTE LASER MD today to establish your personalized treatment schedule.

Does it hurt?

Most patients undergo the procedure easily. There is some discomfort felt during the treatment, which is sometimes described as a warm sensation. A built–in cooled treatment tip ensures constant skin surface protection during the treatment. There is no discomfort once the treatment is over. After the treatment, the area may remain pink and have mild swelling for a few hours following the treatment. Makeup can be applied immediately. Most patients return to normal activities immediately after treatment.

Is there another way to get the same effect?

Alternative forms of treatment for wrinkles include BOTOX® Cosmetic, injectable fillers such as Juvederm™ and laser tissue tightening treatments with ReFirme.

How is this different than other procedures?

The Matrix IR™ is a non–invasive treatment that does not require injections. The laser stimulates the patient's own collagen to remodel and does not rely on a temporary substance filler.

Can this be combined with other treatments?

The Matrix IR™ may be combined with many other cosmetic treatments in our office such as FotoFacial Skin Rejuvenation, the ReFirme Tissue Tightening Laser, BOTOX® Cosmetic, and injectable fillers. Many patients choose to undergo combination treatments in order to achieve the maximum aesthetic result.

What is the cost of Matrix IR Laser Wrinkle Reduction?

The cost of Matrix IR™ treatments is dependent on a treatment plan. Please call ABSOLUTE LASER MD today to discuss and to set up a consultation.

What happens after Matrix IR Laser Wrinkle Reduction?

Most patients have mild redness and swelling for a few hours after the treatment. Results will develop over time and with subsequent treatments. Full results can be appreciated a few months following the last treatment. Maintenance treatments may be necessary to maintain the results.

How does Matrix IR Laser Wrinkle Reduction work?

Matrix IR™ Fractional Wrinkle Reduction is a revolutionary treatment that softens fine lines and wrinkles on the face, and improves the appearance of acne scars. The Syneron Matrix IR™, with ELOS fractional technology, is the most advanced laser for fine and deep wrinkles especially around the eyes and mouth. It is the first laser to combine fractional optical energy with radio frequency for deep dermal heating and collagen remodeling. The laser energy bypasses the epidermis and targets the dermal layer beneath the skins surface where collagen production is stimulated. This in turn thickens the dermis and raises the wrinkled area. This works to improve the youthful appearance and suppleness of the skin. Call Absolute Laser MD for a complimentary consultation today, 541-207-0077.

What type of equipment do you use?

We use the Matrix IR™ by Syneron™.

What results can I expect?

A series of three to five treatments will reduce wrinkles and scars. This will help to reduce frown and forehead lines, crow's feet, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and wrinkles around the mouth revealing a more relaxed, alert–looking appearance.

Are there any negatives?

There is some minor discomfort during the treatment described as a hot pinching sensation. This resolves at the end of the treatment and there is no lasting discomfort. Most patients will have mild redness and swelling in the treatment areas for a few hours after the treatment. Makeup can be applied if desired.

It is very uncommon but there is a small risk of a skin blistering that can result in a scar or depression. 

What happens after Matrix IR™ Laser Wrinkle Reduction?

Most patients have mild redness and swelling for a few hours after the treatment. Results will develop over time and with subsequent treatments. Full results can be appreciated a few months following the last treatment. Maintenance treatments will be necessary to maintain the results.

How is this different than other procedures?

The Matrix IR™ is a non–invasive treatment that does not require injections. The laser stimulates the patient's own collagen to remodel and does not rely on a temporary substance filler.

Can this be combined with other treatments?

The Matrix IR™ may be combined with many other cosmetic treatments in our office such as Photorejuvenation, Skin Tightening, BOTOX® Cosmetic, and injectable fillers. Many patients choose to undergo combination treatments in order to achieve the maximum aesthetic result.

What is the cost of Matrix IR™ Laser Wrinkle Reduction?

The cost of Matrix IR™ treatments is dependant on a treatment plan. Please call ABSOLUTE LASER MD today to schedule a free consultation, 541-207-0077 for a complimentary consultation today.