For ethnic skin (Indian origin, Male) - which resurfacing is better? EMatrix or Fraxel?
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EMatrix for Ethnic Skin
eMatrix has been been amazing for acne scars for dark skin. They have "revved" up the settings and it is now very effective. Fraxel is not nearly as effective and runs the risk of hyperpigmentation for dark skin. Best to see an expert. Best, Dr. Green
Fractional lasers vs micro needling RF
You have several choices- the best is Infiini RF- this uses micro needles to deliver RF or energy to remodel scars. The chances of PIH or skin darkening is v v low.
Fraxel in the 1550 wavelength is good, but you will need quite a few treatments.
My second choice is CO2 Fractional - I use this in a very low density setting, but very high power. If you keep the treatment density low, your chances of PIH is low. Erbium Fractional can be used this way as well, but CO2 is better.
All the best
Dr Davin Lim
Laser and aesthetic dermatologist
Ethnic skin and lasers
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EMatrix is ideal for dark skin - Williamsville, NY eMatrix
Thank you for your question.
For pigmented skin, eMatrix is great because it does not cause hyperpigmentation.
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