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What Kind of Scars on the Face Will Ematrix Help?

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?

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EMatrix and scarring

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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. 

 


Las Vegas Dermatologist
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Ematrix choice for scars or other?

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Your skin type and genetic heritage will play a large part in the choice of resurfacing technology. Ematrix is not a laser, so does not function the same way. Primarily, it's a preferred option for anyone who has skin that contains a lot of pigment as it does a very good job of bypassing the layer of skin that contains your melanin cells.

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.

Rebecca Fitzgerald, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologist
4.0 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

...ideally rolling and atrophic scars, early scars

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In theory, Ematrix can help with all sort of scars, including atrophic, box car, ice pick, rolling, and traumatic scars, including burn scars. It works using rf or radiofrequency to help break down old collagen, scars, and remodels collagen. 

The early the treatment (early scars respond best), the better the result. 

Cheers

Dr Davin Lim
Cosmetic and Laser Dermatologist
Australia

Davin Lim, MBBS, FACD
Brisbane Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 1 review

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