Ematrix vs Fraxel restore for enlarged pores? (Photos)

Hello, I'm 33, have pale yellow and little oily skin. I want to reduce the pore size on my face. • Do you think which treatment is best for me if pore is my only concern? • Which one has longer downtime period? • How many treatments should I have? • Is the result permanent? If not, how often do I have to get it done? Kind Regards, May

Doctor Answers 3

Fraxel vs Clear and Brilliant.

You have various options, eMatrix can reduce pore sizing however I personally like the Fraxel system for this. In particular the 1927 - Fraxel Dual. The other system, namely Clear and Brilliant is actually a diode driven Fraxel laser. With Clear and Brilliant you will need a series of 3-6 sessions. I often combine this with a Vitamin A cream in between. Another option is RF Micro needling with PRP. All the best, Dr Davin Lim. Brisbane. Australia. 

Reducing Pore Size

I treat pores with a combination of Clear & Brilliant which has no down time, PRP with microneedling which has a day of redness, and eMatrix which has a few days of redness.  The more downtime generally the faster the process to have it resolve. Please consult an expert with lasers.  Best, Dr. Green

Pore Restoration -- Try Clear + Brilliant + Microneedling/PRP, Skin Care; Fraxel or Intensif work too but have more downtime!

For large pores, you'll want to do a combination of treatments and actually recommend the clear + brilliant laser with salicylic acid peels and microneedling/PRP for this condition. There won't be any downtime, but it may take a series of treatments. Find a doctor with expertise in lasers.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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