How Long After the Photofacial Should I Wait to Have an Ematrix Procedure

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Photofacials and Ematrix in Los Angeles

Ematrix is an excellent treatment for acne scarring and we would advise patients to wait a few weeks after a photofacial so that the skin has had time to heal. In both treatments, our office advises patients to use a topical skin lightener such as Melarase to help reduce pigmentation and age spots. 

Dr. Karamanoukian 
Los Angeles

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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2 weeks post photo facial for eMatrix.

Videos below show the procedure. I would wait 2 weeks to be safe as your skin does take at least 5-7 days to recover from photo facials. eMatrix can be delivered safely at a higher setting thereafter. All the best, Dr Davin Lim. 

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

EMatrix and photofacials

Thank you for posting a picture.

It is recommended that you wait 2 weeks for epidermal healing before eMatrix treatments are initiated. 

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

Appointment times between Photofacial and eMatrix

It depends. There are one of two ways to do it - either they can be done the same day. Or more commonly, we recommend 2 weeks between IPL/Photofacial and eMatrix treatments. That way any redness from the eMatrix will settle down and the tiny pin prick marks will have subsided, giving the Photofacial light only the irregular skin tones to work on, rather than left over eMatrix affects.

F. Victor Rueckl, MD
Las Vegas Dermatologist
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