How does Ematrix work on face scars as compared to other skin resurfacing and smoothing procedures? How effective and deep is it as compared to other alternatives?
What Kind of Scars on the Face Will Ematrix Help?
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EMatrix and scarring
eMatrix addresses texture problems. It helps with fine lines, wrinkles, and facial scarring, such as that from acne. You would need to see a physician for a consultation depending upon what kind of scarring you want to address.
What kind of scars does eMatrix improve ?
I personally do not have many patients with burn scars but eMatrix has been shown to help those scars.
Ematrix can help with atrophic scars, box car scars, some ice pick scars depending on the depth to width ratio, rolling scars and good old fashioned scars from cuts and surgery.
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Ematrix choice for scars or other?
A laser creates heat along its entire path into the skin. This is why skins that easily tan also will more easily become hyper-pigmented following laser. The heat going through the melanin layer activates the melanin cells.
If a laser is the best option, your physician would likely pre-treat your skin with melanin suppressors to reduce the post laser incidence of what we refer to as post inflammatory hyper pigmentation.
Different lasers reach different depths and your physician can explain best the expected skin response and healing each would require.
Ematrix uses radio frequency which delivers energy beyond that melanin layer. The results in diminishing the scars is reduced somewhat, but anyone who has issues from pigmentation may prefer a more limited approach over the potential aggravation of having to deal with brown patches.
...ideally rolling and atrophic scars, early scars
The early the treatment (early scars respond best), the better the result.
Dr Davin Lim
Cosmetic and Laser Dermatologist
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