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Defining Sun Damage Treatment

Defining Sun Damage TreatmentThe skin protects the body against damaging environmental exposure such as UV rays. However, in this process, the skin may undergo substantial sun damage over time.

These damaging effects typically manifest as undesirable cosmetic developments that can create a tired and aged look.

An experienced med spa treatment provider can offer advanced solutions such as eMatrix to address sun damage. The accomplished Dr. Q Medical Spa, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt, provides sun damage treatments to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding communities across the horizon.


eMatrix Skin Resurfacing

Effective skin resurfacing solutions of the past were usually harsh, uncomfortable, and invasive. But with the introduction of Cosmelan’s innovative new skin revitalization technology called eMatrix, patients now have a milder yet equally robust skin resurfacing solution.

The eMatrix system does not involve laser or light-based treatments. It directs a robust fractionated bi-polar radio frequency (RF) heat beam to the dermis (inner layers of the skin). The technology is designed to create deep tissue enhancements.

The eMatrix med spa treatment jump-starts the healing abilities of the body and promotes the production of new collagen. It offers these significant benefits without damaging the skin’s surface leading to minimal recovery time following the eMatrix treatment.

Many laser treatments lead to skin darkening (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation). However, eMatrix can be safely administered on people with a darker skin type.


eMatrix Sublative Rejuvenation: Maximum Effectiveness with Minimal Disruption

In the eMatrix treatment session, the patient receives RF energy via a 64-electrode matrix on a clean, disposable applicator tip. The exact matrix formation reduces surface skin damage and enhances the natural healing processes of the body.

The biological healing process is triggered by generating new skin cells. These new cells enhance the appearance of the skin in the following ways:

  • Plumping mild to moderate wrinkles
  • Mitigating skin discolorations
  • Developing a taut, smooth and dazzling skin surface

The patient undergoes the eMatrix treatment in-office and the time taken ranges from ten to 20 minutes. During the session, the patient may feel a warm, tingling sensation in the area being treated. At the prudent Dr.Q’s practice, patients receive eMatrix with a topical anesthetic, and/or cooling treatments to minimize their discomfort and enable them to relax.

The patient may return to their normal routine right after the eMatrix session. However, they may notice pinkness or redness in the skin that appears and feels similar to mild sunburn.

The redness, if any, should resolve rapidly. As the body starts generating fresh collagen and new skin cells, the patient will experience a transformation in their skin with a brighter, more youthful appearance in the treatment area. For best outcomes, the patient should undergo three eMatrix sessions spaced four to six weeks apart.


Alternative to Lasers

The sublative rejuvenation technique provides patients with an alternative to laser treatment for reduction in the appearance of sun damage. In general, this treatment warrants only 48 hours of downtime. The reliable Dr. Q Medical Spa receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and other cities and towns in this area of The Golden State for sun damage 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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