eMatrix for Acne Scarring
- Asked by sasharmnv in Houston, TX
- 2 years ago
Hi, Has anyone had Ematrix for acne scarring done? Please will someone give their results good or bad and the type of scarring you had/have. And, how many treatments did you do and when were the results noticable?
There is no info on this board about Ematrix results and there has to be people out there that have had this treatment. I have had 3 done and am seeing absolutely no results!
EMatrix for Acne Scarring
EMatrix can be used to decrease acne scarring with little to no downtime. There are other options that you should discuss with your plastic surgeon.
EMatrix - Why it could be slow going for acne scars
eMatrix has become a treatment of choice for darker skin types because it radically reduces the incidence of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation that occurs more frequently with laser.
Because darker skins are prone to this post treatment pigmentation, often a physician will reduce the energy settings to avoid this potential problem. In which case you end up needing more treatments to achieve smoothing. But, you don't end up trading scars for dark spots.
Time is your friend. Collagen development occurs over time - so you may not see obvious benefit for months.
The sequential series of treatments minimizes downtime and prompts multiple "collagen-inducing" events. You're building new collagen with each treatment and after a number of treatments your skin will have enough new layers of collagen to provide some level of smoothing. (5 or 6 sessions is not uncommon for acne scarring)
Severe scarring can require even more sessions and ice pick scars usually need some kind of surgical management.
Light skins can tolerate laser better than dark skins and energy settings can be high, so in that instance, laser is better. But to prevent unwanted pigmentation, the non-laser like eMatrix is a good choice.
It IS hard to wait to see improvements and I wish there were a magic system that could repair all that old acne damage without so much effort. But technologies are improving all the time and we have better options than ever before.
Be patient - take excellent care of your skin while in treatment - always use sunblock.
Web reference: http://www.rebeccafitzgeraldmd.com/ematrix.html
EMatrix for Acne Scarring
Sublative rejuvenation with the eMatrix can be a very effective method for treatment of acne scarring. However, the size, distribution, and type of acne scars will determine the degree of improvement you can expect from this treatment. An effective protocol for acne scars involves five to six treatment sessions spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart but is customized based on the severity of the skin condition and your objectives.
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