Palm Desert Plastic Surgery Blog

Acne and Scar Treatment

Acne and Scar TreatmentThe FDA-cleared skin resurfacing med spa treatment eMatrix delicately resurfaces the skin in a few treatment sessions.

This treatment tightens sagging surface skin, enhances skin texture, mitigates the appearance of mild to moderate wrinkles, and acne scarring as well as abdominal stretch marks.

Furthermore, it makes pores tighter and offers the skin a brighter, more youthful appearance. Dr. Q Medical Spa, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt, provides acne scar reduction treatments to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding locations.


One-of-a-Kind Treatment

eMatrix is one-of-a-kind treatment which is milder than lasers, but can accomplish the same outcomes as more aggressive laser treatments. It also does not involve the extended downtime associated with more aggressive (ablative) treatments.  

Radio frequency (RF) energy is the secret behind eMatrix sublative rejuvenation. In this med spa treatment, intense but controlled heat is produced beneath the skin’s surface without causing any disruptions to the dermis.

The recovery period after the treatment is around 48 hours with mild roughness sustaining for three to five days. The patient can use makeup over the treated area after the initial 48 hours.

eMatrix promotes collagen and elastin production in deep skin layers. This offers the patient tauter, smoother, brighter, and more youthful skin in the treatment areas. The outcomes continually enhance over the next three to five months following the final treatment. The patient may require an annual follow-up treatment session to maintain the outcomes.


How does Sublative Rejuvenation Work?

To attain the best possible outcomes, the laser or light energy must be delivered beneath the skin without overheating the uppermost skin layer. This has been a challenging aspect with other aggressive skin resurfacing treatments as they involve overheating the uppermost skin later to the point of total removal (ablation) forcing the new skin to form.

Sublative Rejuvenation with eMatric utilizes fractionated bi-polar RF to go deep into the skin providing more energy beneath the skin’s surface to maximize the production of collagen.

Through this entire process, the uppermost skin layer remains intact. This is a crucial factor that makes eMatrix treatment safe for all types of skin as well as minimizes the downtime following the treatment.


Sublative Rejuvenation for Acne Scarring

Sublative Rejuvenation provides an alternative to laser treatments to address acne scarring. The patient requires only 48 hours of downtime following the eMatrix treatment.

As this treatment makes use of RF rather than light, the probability of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (skin discoloration in patients with darker complexions) is highly reduced. Sublative Rejuvenation is suitable for patients of all skin types as an alternative to traditional skin resurfacing and acne scarring laser treatments.


Advantages of Sublative Rejuvenation in Addressing Aging Signs and Acne Scarring

  • Clinical studies have proven the effectiveness of sublative rejuvenation in the treatment of fine lines, wrinkles, stretch marks, acne scarring, and unevenness in the skin’s texture due to excessive exposure to the sun.
  • This treatment warrants only 48 hours of mild downtime. Patients can typically resume their routine activities right after the treatment.

The kind Dr. Q Medical Spa receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas for acne scar treatments.

To learn more about the plastic surgery treatments and procedures performed by Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) please contact us at 760-324-2660. To learn more about Dr. Q’s Medical Spa please visit

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