I had an eMatrix procedure done nine days ago, and it's still not healing. What can I do? (Photo)
Doctor Answers 4
EMatrix and Side Effects
Ematrix is a great laser but you may have some reaction to the laser. I would consider using hydrocortisone cream and Aquaphor to help with this healing and return to your treating physician for examination. Best, Dr. Green
Ematrix Results on Face, Still Red/Peeling/Irritated
this looks as if it is still healing. but also looks as if you didnt get a complete treatment. in my opinion there are much better fractional RF devices on the market like intensif, viva, infini etc. Please see an expert at this time you need the proper post-RF/laser skin care. Best, Dr. Emer.
After-effects from eMatrix
First of all, I don't think this is permanent, and it should get better, but I would get an appointment to see the doctor who performed your procedure. It looks like you had some sort of allergic reaction to the procedure. You can use Aquaphor or Eucerin for the flaking and dryness, but you might benefit from a low potency topical steroid, which your doctor could write for. Over-the-counter 1% Hydrocortisone might be strong enough, but it's often too weak to accomplish much. Also, the doctor might add topical hydroquinone to prevent hyperpigmentation in those red areas. It's common to have dry flaking skin for a bit after eMatrix, but the defined squares should resolve faster than that, so I think you need a follow up visit.