Ask a doctor

Ematrix for Burn Scars?

What energy level of ematrix should I have to effectively improve the appearance of minor burn scars on my face?

Doctor Answers 3

EMatrix can be used for burn scars at high settings (highest on the scale) - Williamsville, NY

Thank you for posting this question about the utility and effectiveness of eMatrix versus fractional lasers for burn scars.

A picture would have been helpful here. 

eMatrix can be used for burn scars at high settings (highest on the scale).

Fractional lasers are also efficacious for burn scars and may be more efficacious than eMatrix. 

...can be effective but CO2 fractional better

Yes, it can be effective for burn scars, however a high powered laser, namely CO2 such as CORE or even better still Active FX is best. For burn scars, fractional lasers should be at max power, but the density or coverage will have to be low. 

I have used eMatrix for burns (100 mj per pin), only one pass.... this is because it has less downtime. Bottom line, CO2 fractional is my preferred choice, but eMatrix can be done. 

Cheers
Dr Davin S. Lim

Davin Lim, MBBS, FACD
Brisbane Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

EMatrix for scarring

Photos would definitely help here to determine if eMatrix is even the right treatment for you. With that being said, we almost always use the highest energy settings (Program C, 62 fl) because there's no light with this treatment so "burning" in the traditional sense of lasers, isn't possible. Some people find that setting hot or slightly painful, and we might turn it down a few, but usually we try to get the best results we can with the highest settings tolerated.

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.