Should I stop taking doxycycline tablets before the ematrix procedure?

Doctor Answers 4

No .

Actually I like patients on doxy during eMatrix as this is an anti-inflammatory medication. This can aid in healing times and prevent infection. 


Dr Davin Lim 

Brisbane Dermatologist
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Doxcycline and Ematrix

Doxycycline will not effect the ematrix procedure which is radiofrequency.  I find that this treatment however, does very little for acne scars as compared to other RF devics like venus viva or skinfinity RF.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 190 reviews

EMatrix and Doxycycline

I would definitely continue taking the oral antibiotic while on eMatrix since this will prevent you from further outbreaks.  Best, Dr. Green

Michele S. Green, MD
New York Dermatologist
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Should I stop taking doxycycline tablets before the ematrix procedure

You can continue taking it but the best recommendation would be to be off of the antibiotics for a week prior to the treatment, if at all possible. Unlike lasers, sublative RF is not likely to affect the pigmentary status of the skin, i.e cause hyperpigmentation, if certain medications are taken as they may make the skin sensitive to light. 

Dr. Karamanoukian

Hratch Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Buffalo Phlebologist
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