Is Endymed 3deep RF Better Than Ematrix for Acne Scarring?

Comparison of the two RF devices, which one is better for acne scarring?

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Endymed vs E-Matrix for Acne Scaring

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Endymed is  a very effective treatment for acne scarring.  It is useful in treating acne, traumatic as well as surgical scars.  Usually young people (14-29) respond very well and the treatment can take place even if the Client is still experiencing occasional acne outbreaks.  

Endymed 3 deep delivers heat to help the body build collagen and remodel the skin.  

 A series of four to six treatments provides the best results.  We recommend these treatments take place one month apart.  

Endymed Intensif micro needle Radio-frequency seems to be the best for Acne scarring

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Fractional Radio frequency has been proven an effective and safe tool for  both skin rejuvenation and acne  scarring.  The idea  was  to heat the  dermis  to  50-52  deg  celsius  to trigger  collagen  remodeling.
The first  generation of technology used in ematrix allows  minimal  surface  ablation  with  shallow dermal heating. 

The latest RF  technology  applied  in the Endymed  systems  uses  non insulated  gold  plated RF  micro needles that reach  up to 3500  microns  into the skin. The depth  of the  treatment  allows  a  significantly  higher than other  devices ,   especially  for  acne  scars.  Special  built  in  electronics  allow  a  minimal pain procedure  with minimal to no downtime in all skin types. Multiple laboratory  and  clinical  studies  were  performed  with  the  Intensif  Endymed  Pro handpiece.  

Latest  one  proving   high efficacy one  acne  scars  can be found on : Journal of Cosmetics, Dermatological Sciences and Applications, 2014,4,212-218  (Depressed Acne Scars - Effective, Minimal Downtime Treatment with a Novel Smooth Motion Non-Insulated Microneedle Radiofrequency Technology) . 

Yoram Harth, MD
Israel Dermatologist

Comparing RF Devices for Acne Scarring

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Since the experience we have is with eMatrix, it's not possible to provide a results-driven comparison. The advantage of eMatrix in our eyes when we were making a selection is the long time experience of the company behind the technology.

There are typically multiple companies which provide similar technology for similar skin problems. Many of them are equally efficient but it is not often you will find a practice which has two versions of the same technology to be able to make a direct comparison. (Though some teaching university clinics will have that advantage.)

I'd recommend visiting practices that have these two systems and look at photos - sometimes you can even get a connection to a patient who has already had the treatment and who will share their personal experience.

RF for acne scarring helps reduce the risk of post treatment pigmentation - which is a potential problem for those who genetically have more pigment in their skin and undergo laser treatments. (Scandinavian skin types are prime candidates for actual laser - your genetic background does matter in making choices in today's skin treatments.)

No matter which fractional treatment you go with, be aware that acne scarring demands multiple treatments over a period of time to allow progressive collagen response.

Rebecca Fitzgerald, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Endymed 3deep RF versus eMatrix - Williamsville, NY

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There are no 'head on' studies comparing eMatrix to EndyMed 3deep.

Our experience, as well, is limited to the more popular eMatrix procedure which has substantially more clinical studies validating it ...

Dr. Karamanoukian

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