Matrix CO2 Fractional Laser


FAQ

Repair and restore your skin to an age-resistant beauty level!

As a person ages, their collagen production begins to decline which leads to the breakdown of the skin’s underlying support structure. Daily exposure to UV rays and other environmental elements can cause the skin to become discolored and premature wrinkles may emerge. Treatments with the Matrix Fractional CO2 laser will enhance the skin’s strength and elasticity. The skin will have a smoother, tighter texture and pigmentation problems will begin to diminish.

Matrix Fractional CO2 laser treatments provide wrinkle reduction, overall tissue tightening and textural improvement.

The Matrix Fractional CO2 laser system is recognized by patients and medical professionals as the laser of choice for outstanding treatment results.

 

Is fractional resurfacing right for me?
Fractional skin resurfacing is a safe and effective procedure for almost any skin type. Fractional resurfacing can be applied to most areas of the body. Consult your physician to see if fractional resurfacing is right for you.

How Sandstone's Fractional Technology Works:
The high speed UltraFine Fractional Scanner will direct a grid pattern of tiny pulses of light at the skin. Each pulse delivers a column of energy that can reach the skin’s dermal layer. This stimulates a natural renewal process of the body’s own collagen. Also, because the laser beam has been fractionized, small areas of untreated skin will be left between the treated spots.By strategically performing the procedure in this way, the healing process is accelerated.

Treatment Outcome Desires
The Matrix Fractional CO2 technology is designed in such a way that the treating technician has precise control over the intensity of the treatment. Each individual treatment can be tailored to a specific need and allotted downtime. Consult your physician to discuss the possible benefits and results associated with the Matrix Fractional CO2 laser system.

How long will my treatment take?
The Matrix Fractional CO2 treatment usually takes less than 30 minutes.

What does the laser treatment feel like?
Treatment sensations vary from person to person. As tiny pulses of energy are delivered into the skin, most patients will experience a warm sharp feeling and an immediate tightening of the skin. Most patients look and feel like they have a mild sunburnfor a few days after the treatment. Anesthetic ointments and cooling devices may be used to reduce any discomfort during and after the procedure.

How will I take care of my skin after treatment?
Depending on the desired outcome, post-treatment care will vary from patient to patient. Most patients that have a full facial skin rejuvenation treatment will need to stay indoors for a few days while applying a topical ointment as directed by the physician.

How much does the treatment cost?
Costs will vary depending on your skin condition and overall treatment requirements. Schedule a consultation today for more details.

Does the ProFractional Laser treat rolling acne scars on the face?
Yes, the Profractional and Matrix lasers help treat rolling acne scars. A series of 3-5 lighter treatments would result in a noticeable difference. A deeper treatment could result in a noticeable improvement in 1-2 treatments.

Does this laser treat ice pick scaring?
It will improve ice pick scarring somewhat, but a better treatment for that is TCA Cross or punch excisions/elevations/grafting. Click Here for more information. We can combine treatments for optimal results.

I'm interested in addressing acne scarring (moderate to severe) with the deeper Matrix treatments. What would be the discount given for the deeper settings?
Dr Lin would need to evaluate your acne scarring. The depth of Matrix treatment that he recommends will depend on several factors that he needs to evaluate in person. He may also recommend TCA cross treatments, subscission, punch excision/elevation/grafting, or other treatment. Please Click Here for more information. We can give you an exact price if you come in for your evaluation.

Can the Matrix be used for the treatment of acne?
The Matrix is used to treat acne scars, not the acne skin condition itself. I recommend that you come in for an evaluation and treatment of your acne first. Once the acne is controlled, then we can use the Matrix laser to treat the acne scars.

Can you do the laser treatment if you are pregnant? Which one is better for large pores and some acne scars? How many treatments are recommended?
No, we do not recommend laser treatments on pregnant people. Both lasers are very similar and both are excellent for large pores and acne scars. I recommend 3-5 treatments.

Can the Matrix laser be used on dark skin? I can tolerate the downtime to expedite results. If choosing the Matrix laser, how many treatments are usually required? Also, can these lasers be used on any area of the body?
Yes! The Matrix can be used on all skin types. Usually, we recommend 3-5 treatments at the lighter settings. Deeper settings can be used for even faster results, but there is more downtime. The lasers can be used on virtually any area of the body.

Does this deal cover the whole face or just parts of the face?
This deal covers the whole face.

What is the difference between the Matrix laser and the Profractional laser treatments?
With the Profractional laser, there is little or no down time. It improves wrinkling, acne scars and tightens the skin's texture. With the Matrix, there is 7-10 days downtime. It helps with wrinkle reduction, overall tissue tightening and texture improvement.

Is the Matrix laser an ablative or non-ablative laser? Who performs the treatments? The doctor or RN / PA?
The Matrix is a fractional CO2 device. Therefore, it is an ablative laser. In general ablative lasers will give better results, but have more down-time. For the lighter laser treatments, the RN/NP/PA usually performs the treatment. For the deeper treatments, the NP/PA/MD usually performs the treatment. Of course, all treatments are done under the supervision of Dr. Lin, a board-certified dermatologist.

Does this laser treat ice pick scaring?
The Matrix is a fractional CO2 device. Therefore, it is an ablative laser. In general ablative lasers will give better results, but have more down-time. For the lighter laser treatments, the RN/NP/PA usually performs the treatment. For the deeper treatments, the NP/PA/MD usually performs the treatment. Of course, all treatments are done under the supervision of Dr. Lin, a board-certified dermatologist.

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