Ematrix is a fabulous laser for acne scars and improves tone and texture as well. I have done many type III skin and type IV skin patients with eMatrix with the C setting and have had amazing results. Please consult a board certified dermatologist with a great deal of experience with the eMatrix for the best cosmetic results.
Ematrix for Acne scar in Santa Monica
Ematrix provides sublative rejuvenation of the facial skin to improve acne scars and surface contour. I have personally had outstanding results on my Asian patients with a moderate to high setting without problems.
Ematrix candidates and settings
You should be fine with a treatment at level C. If there is any concern, a test area could be done. Indeed the device will be more effective for acne scarring when it is used at the higher settings.
Depends..overall ematrix is safe in Asian skin
OK, as an Asian Dermatologist, I can speak from experience as I have had eMatrix and CO2 Fractional laser as well. The key is not to overlap, but most importantly no tanning 3 weeks pre and 3 weeks post.
If you have darker skin eg. skin type 4-5 Asian and above, I might use hydroquinone pre and post. I also use a stat dose of steroid ointment after the treatment, and start sunscreen as soon as your reaction settles- this is the key.
Dr Davin Lim
Laser and cosmetic dermatologist.
Ematrix or Sublative at C
This is a reason why I suggest only getting laser or radiofrequency treatments by a well trained cosmetic dermatologist. Sublative is very safe in ethnic skin types and program C even at multiple passes is safe but you would need a formal evaluation with a well trained laser physician who has expertise in treating asian skin and knows how to coordinate the skin care and followup treatments. Best, Dr. Emer.
Ematrix sublative for all Skin Color Types
Ematrix uses fractionated radio-frequency. Since radio frequency is "color blind", it can typically be performed at high energy levels for all skin color types.
A lot of the published articles for eMatrix sublative RF treatments are in Asian patients. I refer you to their website for reading of these articles.
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