Dermapen3 compared to ematrix (sublative)? (Photo)

I have lots of scarring left from acne, I have completed accutane almost a year ago. I was told the ematrix would be the best treatment for me. purchase a package during a social of 3 for $750. I had my 1st treatment in Nov & went in for my 2nd today and she was very persistent on doing dermapen3 instead. I had no time to research or anything before she did it. Not sure she had my best interest in mind. I paid for ematrix not dermapen3. What do you think?! Any and all info is helpful!!!

Doctor Answers 4

EMatrix and Scar Treatments NYC

Depending on the scars you may need a combination of eMatrix and Bellafill and microneedling with PRP (dermapen or eclipse).  An in patient consultation is the best way to assess which treatment you would need. I have all of these modalities in my office but utilize each of these when necessary.  Best, Dr. Green

Specialist review recommended.

My suggestion is to always find a METHOD to treat scars, and never just a treatment. Assessing scar types will give you the best outcome. 

I have attached a short video on my review of different non-laser fractional methods for treating certain forms of acne scars. The YOUTUBE video is a little more informative. I also did a video comparing different generations of needling from skin rolling to the latest Infini RF. 

All the best, 

Dr Davin Lim 
Laser dermatologist
Brisbane, Australia. 

Multimodality treatments for acne scarring in Williamsville, NY


Thank you for your question.

I recommend a series of eMatrix as well as additional treatments with Obagi blue peel and fractional laser work.

Best
Dr. Karamanoukian

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

You need a formal evaluation for a combination approach for scarring.  I find ematrix not effective, if you wanted RF it would be venus via.  However, with your skin type fraxel or co2 resurfacing, microneedling, fillers and TCA cross would make a huge difference.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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