Only the Matrix IR™ elōs™ fractional applicator combines Fractional Optical Energy with Radio Frequency (RF) to produce deep dermal heating to effectively treat wrinkles.
The Matrix IR applicator uses a proprietary synergy of light and conducted Bi-Polar RF to create the deep thermal heating needed to both shrink and generate new collagen while protecting the epidermis.
The Matrix IR combines a diode (915 nm) laser matrix, bi-polar conducted radio frequency energy and intense epidermal cooling. Use of this combination of modalities results in overlapping light beams penetrating deep into the dermis to a depth of up to 2.5 mm to pre-heat the target tissue, and the RF energy being drawn to the target. This puts the thermal zone where it is effective for wrinkle treatment, while being gentle on the epidermis.
During treatment with elōs fractional, the combination of laser energy and conducted RF energy induces skin injury that is maximized in micro-thermal zones (regions of greatest energy intensity) with an accelerated healing process supported by the tissue surrounding the micro-thermal zones. As a result, there is virtually no downtime with elōs fractional treatments.
You should avoid sunbathing and use of self-tanning lotions 2 weeks before the procedure.
The procedures are not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women, people suffering from serious diabetes, acute eczema or dermatitis.
You should avoid administration of medications and food products creating photo-sensitiveness.
If you have peeled face chemically or undergone surgical procedures, 3 months should pass before the beginning of IPL and laser procedures.
You should arrive for procedure with clean skin, without the use of creams, perfume or make-up.
Depending on the procedure the treatment lasts from 15 minutes to 2 hours.
The procedure is preceded by a thorough consultation by a specialist with respective training. During the consultation the expert will determine your skin type and your skin’s reaction to optical impulse, and ascertain if you have any contradictions to performing the procedure.
You might encounter mild erythema.
You should avoid all skin-irritating activities 2-3 days after the procedure.
You should protect your skin with sunscreen SPF 20-50 while being in sunlight.