eMatrix™ Sublative Rejuvenation™

Imagine a treatment that can treat fine lines and wrinkles, improve the appearance of acne scars and stretch marks, improve textural irregularities and broken blood vessels, treat brown spots and sun damage, and tighten skin--all in one sitting.  Now, imagine you can achieve all this in a treatment that requires little- to-no downtime and is clinically proven for ALL skin types.


Introduced in the Summer of 2009, Sublative Rejuvenation™ using eMatrix™ is breaking new grounds in the field of cosmetic medicine by offering a NEW treatment light-years ahead of current skin rejuvenation options. Dr. Tanne was the first physician in New Jersey to introduce this exciting and effective treatment. Using this fractional "laser skin resurfacing" technology provides all our our patients the opportunity to see excellent results!



See Susan Stevens Tanne, M.D. talking about eMatrix Sublative Rejuvenation on CBS News

New Matrix RF™ treatment featured on CBS News

Posted February 2nd, 2009

This segment, titled “lasers for less” highlights the use of the newly released eMatrix/Matrix RF in Dr. Susan Tanne’s practice - Cosmetic Laser MD.  Dr. Tanne is quoted saying that the laser costs her less to acquire and operate than conventional lasers and allows her patients quicker, less expensive results.  She goes on to explain that the machine uses radio frequency technology which is safe for ALL skin types and has no bleeding or oozing as a post-treatment effect. 

Why Sublative Rejuvenation?

Evolution of Sublative Rejuvenation

For decades laser and light based procedures have been the recommended solution in correcting all kinds of skin imperfections such as wrinkles, scars, discolorations, sun damage etc.  Laser Skin Resurfacing has been the "gold standard" for many years to treat these issues.

Cosmetic treatments became more socially accepted when skin rejuvenation, a low-level light therapy to non-aggressively treat superficial skin conditions, was introduced in 2001.

This treatment required multiple treatment sessions, and results were gradual--but there was little to no downtime per treatment.  Then in 2004 the plastic surgery movement began and people began to demand faster and more comprehensive results, like the kind you get with face lifts. 

At this point, fractionated laser therapies were introduced, and although considered non-surgical, these laser skin resurfacing technologies were aggressive treatments that still required weeks of downtime.  More importantly, these treatments were not recommended for all skin types due to possible complications. 

Today to fill the void between non-aggressive and aggressive while providing a safe and effective treatment for ALL skin types a brand new treatment called Sublative Rejuvenation is introduced in the Summer of 2009.  Now you can have laser skin resurfacing with eMatrix, which can be performed in a safe, comfortable and effective manner with excellent results.

Dr. Tanne's patient - One month after 3rd eMatrix treatment

What is Sublative Rejuvenation?

FDA-cleared Sublative Rejuvenation using eMatrix is truly a unique procedure because it's the first to combine the laser skin resurfacing results you can get with aggressive treatments--with no downtime. The secret to Sublative Rejuvenation is the energy used and how the energy is delivered through the skin. 

 How does Sublative Rejuvenation work?

To achieve the best possible results, the energy, whether laser or light, must be delivered below the skin without overheating the top layer of the skin.  This has been the challenge with other more aggressive laser skin resurfacing treatments because they work by overheating the top layer of the skin to the point of complete ablation (removal), forcing new skin to develop.  

The energy used for Sublative Rejuvenation is called fractionated bi-polar radio frequency, which penetrates through the skin--sending more energy beneath the surface of the skin to really maximize collagen production--while keeping the top layer of the skin intact. This is an important factor in why it's safe for all skin types.

Benefits of Sublative Rejuvenation  

  • Sublative Rejuvenation is clinically proven to treat fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars and stretch marks, textural irregularities caused by excessive sun exposure, and skin tightening. 
  • Little to no downtime post-treatment - patients can return to regular activities following treatment.
  • Sublative Rejuvenation is the "all-natural" approach to enhancing your youthfulness.  Unlike other non-aggressive cosmetic treatments such as Botox, fillers, or chemical peels, Sublative Rejuvenation works from the inside out by stimulating cell regrowth.  Thus results with Sublative Rejuvenation last longer and can be further enhanced with yearly maintenance treatments.
  • A full-face treatment session takes less than 20 minutes.
  • Proven safe and effective on ALL skin types and degrees of pigmentation. 

FAQs: Sublative Rejuvenation using eMatrix  

Q:  What makes Sublative Rejuvenation different from other aggressive fractional devices?
A:  Patients today desire face-lift-type results, yet do not want the weeks--to even months--of downtime associated with those treatments.  Aggressive fractional laser skin resurfacing treatments also come with limitations on the range of skin types that can be treated, due to the high risk of skin discoloration.  Although classified as an aggressive treatment, Sublative Rejuvenation is unique because it delivers optimal efficiency with minimal downtime at an affordable price point--and it's safe for ALL skin types.

Traditional Fractional  vs  Sublative Rejuvenation

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Q:  How does Sublative Rejuvenation using eMatrix work?
A:  To achieve the best possible results when addressing any skin imperfection, the energy, whether it be laser or light, must be delivered below the skin without overheating the top layer of the skin.  This has been the challenge with current more aggressive fractional laser skin resurfacing treatments, because they work by overheating the top layer of the skin to the point of complete ablation (removal), forcing new skin to develop.

Sublative Rejuvenation uses fractional bi-polar radio frequency to penetrate through the skin--to allow more energy beneath the surface of the skin, to really maximize collagen production--while keeping the top layer of the skin intact.

Post treatment, you may notice increased levels of beneficial collagen as new healthy skin cells are produced. Mild to moderate wrinkles and superficial skin discolorations are reduced, and the texture of your skin becomes smoother and more elastic.

Q:  How many treatments do I need?
A:  Each patient's treatment protocol will vary based on individual needs and results desired.  Most patients will receive three to four treatments, each spaced four to six weeks apart. 

Q:  When can I expect to see results?
A:  Patients will begin to see results after the first treatment and results will continue to improve up to one year post treatment.  Because this treatment works to rebuild collagen, there are no limitations on how long the results last. Maintenance treatments are recommended post one year to maintain and further enhance current results. 

Q:  Does it hurt?
A:  Unlike other aggressive fractional laser skin resurfacing treatments, Sublative Rejuvenation with eMatrix is very tolerable.  During treatment, many patients feel a warm, prickly sensation. After treatment, a pink or red “sunburn” appearance and feeling is common. Cooling with the Zimmer chiller can be used to reduce unpleasant sensations during treatment.

Q:  Are there any side effects?
A:  No clinical side effects have been reported to date.  The beauty about Sublative Rejuvenation is its capability to offer significant fractional "laser skin resurfacing" results to ALL skin types with little to no downtime.

Q:  Is everyone a good candidate for Sublative Rejuvenation?
A:  Sublative Rejuvenation is the only fractional treatment that can be used on all skin types.  Some skin conditions (such as eczema) may prohibit patients from receiving the treatment.  Consult with Dr. Tanne to determine if Sublative Rejuvenation is right for you.

Q: What results can be expected?

A: Patients can expect a noticeable reduction of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, stretch marks and other scarring, brown spots, sun damage and fine broken blood vessels. In addition, patients will see an improvement in texture and skin laxity. On average, most results appear over a period of three to six months, but some patients notice results immediately after treatment.
Matrix RF Fractional Skin Resurfacing Matrix RF Fractional Skin Resurfacing

Q: What happens after eMatrix Sublative Rejuvenation?

A: Most patients have mild redness and swelling for a few hours after the treatment. You may apply make–up to the treated area after the Sublative Rejuvenation procedure. Results will develop over time and with subsequent treatments. Full results can be appreciated at three to six months following the last treatment. Maintenance treatments may be necessary to maintain the results.

Q: Can this be combined with other treatments?

A: The eMatrix Sublative Rejunation may be combined with many other cosmetic treatments in our office such as FotoFacial, ReFirme Skin Tightening, Botox Cosmetic and Injectable Fillers. Many patients choose to undergo combination treatments in order to achieve the maximum aesthetic result.

Q: What is the cost of Sublative Rejuvenation using eMatrix?

A: The cost of Sublative Rejuvenation is based on a recommended treatment plan. Please call Meaghan, our Front Desk Manager, to schedule a complimentary consultation.