Can I get eMatrix while I still have active acne?

I am 43 years old. I have struggled with acne my whole life. Mild mostly with pores that continue to get clogged no matter the quality of the products I use! I have been treated medically... it just returns. I also have severe melasma. My skin is a hot mess. I'm getting my third ViPeel next week. Melasma improved mildly. Now I would like to get eMatrix to address the uneven skin texture, but I still have clogged pores and a couple of painful cysts... status quo. Will eMatrix work for me?

Doctor Answers 3

EMatrix and Acne Scars NYC

eMatrix is a fabulous laser for treating acne scars. However, if you are still breaking out with acne and painful cysts, I would recommend that you have your acne treated first.  You should consult a dermatologist about possible Accutane and then discuss eMatrix once the acne is treated.  Best, Dr. Green

Yes, ideally you should have medical treatment and eMatrix- video explains.

Hey there, 
great post as I just made a video about your question. Yes, my ideal eMatrix candidate are patients with active acne and early scars. I use medical treatments to address your acne, as well as eMatrix- a system I call the Acne Free RF therapy. 


More on the video below. 

Cheers, Dr Davin Lim
Laser Dermatologist
Brisbane, Australia. 

Davin Lim, MBBS, FACD
Brisbane Dermatologist
4.7 out of 5 stars 62 reviews

Acne care, acne scars

Someone with experience can address the recalcitrant acne and acne scars with microneedling which will also address your pores. As well, combination therapy with eMatrix and laser resurfacing. Try Dr Raffy at Kare Plastic Surgery in Santa Monica and go to his website about scars on the link below. He uses all of these techniques.

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