Can E-Matrix treatments improve the appearance of these scars? Are there any other treatments that I should consider? (Photo)
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Is eMatrix useful for deep acne scars in dark skin? Williamsville, NY
Yes it would but there are better treatments....read more.
The majority of patients will have a collection of different scar types, and hence a tailored treatment will be best. Careful examination, especially under angled lighting with scar mapping will give you an understanding of what are the best options for your scars.
In your case, eMatrix will work, but INFINI RF would work best. This is because eMatrix is sub ablative, this means the electrodes only penetrate to the mid epidermis (upper layers of the skin). In Australia we have an over ride function that enables us to deliver 100 mj per pin, but this only goes down to the bottom layer of your skin- well out of reach of the deepest scars. In your case, INFINI can penetrate 3.5 mm using insulated needles. This will give a better result than eMatrix. I have attached a video on eMatrix- I like this machine but use it to treat early acne scars.
All the best,
Dr Davin Lim
Laser, surgical & aesthetic dermatologist
EMatrix and Scars on Dark Skin
eMatrix would be the best treatment for these acne scars on darker skin. I would stay away form fractional laser resurfacing since can cause hyperpigmentation. Please keep us posted on your progress. Best, Dr. Green