Does eMatrik work on pockmarks on dark African American skin?

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EMatrix can be used to correct acne scars in dark skinned patients - #AcneScarTretment #Wiliamsville


Thank you for your question.

eMatric is sublative and does not disrupt the integrity of the skin and does not cause keloid scars or hyperpigmentation in dark skinned individuals.

Therefore, it is a great modality for African American skin. 

Best
Dr. Karamanoukian

Yes...however- T

RF or Radiofrequency is colour blind- this means it is relatively safe on all skin types. eMatrix is great for early scars, such as pox and acne scars. The flip side is that there are other treatments such as dermal fillers that are better than eMatrix, and give instant results.

All the best


Dr Davin Lim 
Laser and aesthetic dermatologist

Davin Lim, MBBS, FACD
Brisbane Dermatologist
4.7 out of 5 stars 61 reviews

EMatrix and African American Skin

eMatrix is a fantastic laser for acne scars on dark skin.  eMatrix is a "color blind" laser which means that it can be safely used on your skin, no matter what pigmentation you have.  Unlike Fraxel which leaves hyperpigmentaiton of dark skin, the eMatrix will not produce this side effect.  Best, Dr. Green

Acne Scarring -- Requires a Combination of Fractional Laser Resurfacing, Fillers Like Bellafill, Subcision and Eclipse Micropen

You need a cosmetic dermatologist who specializes in acne scarring/pigmentation and does a combination of treatments including: surgery, subcision, or TCA cross for deep or pitted "ice pick" scars; fillers like Bellafill or Sculptra or Radiesse for broad "boxcar" or "rolling" scars; Eclipse Micropen for all types of scars and improvement in texture and tone; lasers such as co2 laser resurfacing or Fraxel/Clear+Brilliant or radiofrequency such as Venus Viva (I used to Elos Ematrix and have switched to this for darker skin due to better results and less risk of complications) to improve the scars and give long term collagen production. There are many options but you want someone who can customize a regimen for your short and long term goals based on your individual situation. Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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