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Can Matrix RF Laser Treatments Flatten Slightly Raised Scars?

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Ematrix for acne scars

Although it is possible to flatten raised scars with Ematrix, we tend not to use that modality to flatten hypertrophic scars. In my office, I use a combination of IIT, pulsed dye laser, and application of Plato's Scar Serum.


Dr. Karamanoukian

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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.... yes it can ... but...

...steroid injections with V Beam laser produces more consistent results, especially for early scars. Yes, I have seen Ematrix flatten hypertrophic or raised scars, but results are inconsistent. 

I prefer to use Ematrix for early scarring of acne- box car, atrophic and mixed scars do well in all skin colours. 


Dr Davin Lim
Laser Dermatologist
Cosmetic Dermatologist

Davin Lim, MBBS, FACD
Brisbane Dermatologist
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Matrix and Fraxel can flatten some raised scars

Some hypertrophic scars are responsive to fractional laser resurfacing such as Matrix and Fraxel. It will never be perfectly normal skin, but the texture of the skin can improve in some patients, rather significantly.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologist
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