How Long is the Treatment Session for eMatrix?

This video was very informative, but it didn't say how long I would be at the session?

Doctor Answers 5

Acne Care and Scar Center in Williamsville, NY offers eMatrix

eMatrix treatments vary and depend on whether you need spot treatments (15 minutes) or a full face treatment (30 minutes to 1 hour).

We use eMatrix extensively in our Acne Care and Scar Center in Williamsville, NY. 

Buffalo Phlebologist
4.8 out of 5 stars 41 reviews

Time needed for Ematrix

Ematrix is an outpatient procedure and for the face, it takes about 20 to 30 minutes for the procedure and about 30 minutes for prep and numbing. 

Dr. Karamanoukian 
Los Angeles

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 94 reviews

...depends 30 min to one hour

Ematrix treatment will vary from patient to patient. This treatment can be used to treat acne scars, traumatic scars and improve skin tone. It can be used on 'spot', areas or full face. 
The time taken will depend on what it is used for. Acne scar treatment can take 20 minutes to perform, whilst full face eMatrix for skin toning can take longer. 

Also dependent on the operator...on how many mis fires he or she does!

Hope this answers your question.


Dr Davin S. Lim
Consultant Laser and Cosmetic Dermatologist
Brisbane, Australia

Davin Lim, MBBS, FACD
Brisbane Dermatologist
4.7 out of 5 stars 77 reviews

EMatrix takes Less than One Hour to be Performed

The treatment for EMatrix generally takes less than one hour to be performed.  The EMatrix can be performed simultaneously with other laser treatments.  It is recommended to discuss these options with your physician.

Craig Mezrow, MS, MD, FACS
Philadelphia Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

EMatrix takes about an hour

An eMatrix treatment takes about an hour. This should include time for the numbing cream to set (about 10 min) and then the technician to prep your skin. It takes about 45 min for the actual procedure to cool the skin and get the 200 pulses done to the treated area. After that there should be a few minutes of cleaning your skin off and applying any post procedure topicals (like hydrocortisone, sunscreen, etc.) We have always scheduled our patients for an hour for each eMatrix and it works perfectly to get everything done.

F. Victor Rueckl, MD
Las Vegas Dermatologist
4.6 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

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