Ematrix for Stretch Marks?

 How does Ematrix Differ from Dermabrasion (and other scar removal procedures) for stretch mark scar removal? Are people happier with the results from Ematrix?

Doctor Answers 4

Ematrix for stretch marks

Our office specializes in ablative and sublative treatments for stretch marks. Depending on your skin type, we recommend either ematrix or the DEKA fractional co2 laser. 

Raffy Karamanoukian MD FACS

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 94 reviews

EMatrix for Treating Stretch Marks

Improving stretch marks is difficult even under the best of circumstances. Careful evaluation is necessary to determine if you are a candidate for any successful treatment. The eMatrix uses fractionated bipolar radiofrequency energy which is called sublative rejuvenation. Unlike other treatments such as dermabrasion and fractional ablative laser treatments where most of the effect is in the superficial layers of the skin (epidermis), the eMatrix affects only 5% of the epidermis and most of the effect is in the deeper tissue (dermis). For this reason I believe it is a better modality for the treatment of stretch marks. There are currently ongoing studies showing the potential effectiveness of eMatrix treatments for stretch marks.


Mitchell Schwartz, MD
South Burlington Dermatologic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

EMatrix and stretch marks

Stretch marks are difficult to treat no matter which technology is used but we do use it for select types of stretch marks.We use a multimodality approach for stretch marks. BestDr. Karamanoukian

Hratch Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Buffalo Phlebologist
4.8 out of 5 stars 41 reviews

Very different, stretch marks can improve with....

....both Ematrix and laser, but the earlier the treatment the better. Pink, red, or purple stretch marks can be treated with a combination of vitamin a cream (tretinoin) and V Beam laser. 

Now, if you have white stretch marks, they can be v v difficult to treat. E Matrix has been shown to improve stretch marks that are white, but the results are not very predictable. Additionally fractional CO2 and or erbium- Fraxel laser can help, but once again results are not consistent. 

Stretch marks can be considered the HOLY GRAIL of dermatology- not one reliable treatment to give consistent improvements. 


Dr Davin Lim
Dermatologist, Laser and Cosmetic

Davin Lim, MBBS, FACD
Brisbane Dermatologist
4.7 out of 5 stars 75 reviews

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