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Ematrix for Stretch Marks?

 How does Ematrix Differ from Dermabrasion (and other scar removal procedures) for stretch mark scar removal? Are people happier with the results from Ematrix?

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Ematrix for stretch marks

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Our office specializes in ablative and sublative treatments for stretch marks. Depending on your skin type, we recommend either ematrix or the DEKA fractional co2 laser. 

Raffy Karamanoukian MD FACS


Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 53 reviews

Very different, stretch marks can improve with....

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....both Ematrix and laser, but the earlier the treatment the better. Pink, red, or purple stretch marks can be treated with a combination of vitamin a cream (tretinoin) and V Beam laser. 

Now, if you have white stretch marks, they can be v v difficult to treat. E Matrix has been shown to improve stretch marks that are white, but the results are not very predictable. Additionally fractional CO2 and or erbium- Fraxel laser can help, but once again results are not consistent. 

Stretch marks can be considered the HOLY GRAIL of dermatology- not one reliable treatment to give consistent improvements. 

Regards

Dr Davin Lim
Dermatologist, Laser and Cosmetic
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA

Davin Lim, MBBS, FACD
Brisbane Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 2 reviews

EMatrix for Treating Stretch Marks

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Improving stretch marks is difficult even under the best of circumstances. Careful evaluation is necessary to determine if you are a candidate for any successful treatment. The eMatrix uses fractionated bipolar radiofrequency energy which is called sublative rejuvenation. Unlike other treatments such as dermabrasion and fractional ablative laser treatments where most of the effect is in the superficial layers of the skin (epidermis), the eMatrix affects only 5% of the epidermis and most of the effect is in the deeper tissue (dermis). For this reason I believe it is a better modality for the treatment of stretch marks. There are currently ongoing studies showing the potential effectiveness of eMatrix treatments for stretch marks.

 

Mitchell Schwartz, MD
South Burlington Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

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