The Matrix IR treatment works well to reduce wrinkles, enhance skin texture, tighten pores and smoothens the skin, as well as improve stretch marks. It combines the effects of bipolar radiofrequency and a fractional diode laser to achieve the necessary results. Treatment is done every 3-4 weeks for 6-8 sessions and maintenance session every 2-3 months is recommended. It is well tolerated by patients but when doing focal treatments (such as treating wrinkles), application of cream anesthesia before the procedure may be necessary to alleviate discomfort. Immediately post-treatment, there will be some redness, swelling and warmth which are all temporary.