Posted 26 September 2011 - 07:27 PM
I haven't noticed too much difference yet after 2 treatments, is this normal? I thought my skin was looking a little smoother after the swelling from the second one went away, but now my skin looks like crap again. I'm supposed to have 5 treatments total so should I just be patient? Also, the scabbing/gridmarks were really bad last time and took about a week to heal which would be fine but I could not seem to cover them with makeup. I was told to use mineral makeup but since my skin was scabby and flakey adding powder to it made my face look really gross. Luckily, I had several days off work to hide in the house but this won't be the case next time. I'm a bartender so I have lots of face to face time with customers so this is a concern for me. Any suggestions on how to cover them? Types of foundations that are good? I remember hearing about a foundation that was good for people having laser treatments done, I want to say it was Dermalogica, but I am not sure.
Any suggestions would be great!
Posted 27 October 2011 - 11:04 AM
Posted 27 October 2011 - 11:15 AM
I'm glad you are liking the results though .
As for exfoliation... what are you using? Don't use any of that st. ives crap. For people who are acne prone or sensitive it's not good for you . Use something natural like baking soda. Weird but if you make it into a paste with a bit of water it works very well. Homemade masks also work well.
Morning: Cetaphil Face Wash
Oil Free Moisture Cream from DermaSpa, my dermos line of skin care products
Evening: Ortho Tri-Cyclen
Cetaphil Face Wash
Oil Free Moisture again...
*I am also doing Acleara once every two weeks. Read about my experience here.
"Buy the ticket, take the ride" -Hunter S. Thompson
Posted 08 November 2011 - 09:38 PM
Here is a tip for the pain though. Take Alleve. I don't know why I didn't think to ask about it or use it my first 2 treatments, but I did for the 3rd and it REALLY helps with the pain. Or maybe I'm just getting used to it.
I agree, DO NOT use St. Ives. Used that stuff for years and my derm says I have some broken capillaries from it because its too harsh. I heard somewhere that it was originally sold to exfoliate the rough skin on your feet, so it's way to harsh for facial use. Something I really like from Origins is called Modern Friction, gentle enough that you can use it 2-3 times per week. I also really like Dr. Perricones Pore Minimizer. It makes my skin look amazing, it's not really a exfoliant but it makes my skin look better than any other exfoliant I've used.
Posted 26 November 2011 - 05:31 PM
how much per treatment?
Stopped on 11/10/11 because of Liver Functioning and High Cholesterol.
Recontinued 3/16/12 - Finished 8/25/12
Posted 18 December 2011 - 08:50 AM
Are there more people who have tried it? Or maybe the ones above can give an update?
Posted 27 December 2011 - 12:58 AM
Posted 28 June 2012 - 10:30 AM
I've been reading some of the feedback here. I've had two ematrix treatments performed, I have some PIH which is fairly light and very slight surface scarring. It looks more like textural irregularity. Ematrix is quite expensive compared to CO2 and Fraxel (it is double the cost) and to be honest, from the two I have had, I see very very little change in my skin. I know they say the results are progressive rather than immediate but you would expect some degree of change after 2 months if you know what I mean.
My doctor said there is improvment but then again she says she always has low expectations for her patients(why this is, i dont know.).
My brother did fraxel, he had those deep type of scars where there are depressions in the skin, and his skin is literally flawless. I mean LITERALLLY. so perhaps fraxel would be a better option for those considering resurfacing.
I definately would not say that the Ematrix is a very good treatment. You look red, and you have microscopic swelling for about 2 weeks post treatment where the scars are not visible but one it goes down then they are visible again. It comes with nice selling points (little downtime etc) and you look HORRIBLE for about 4-5 days, and for looking so horrible, you want some change right? But it didn't produce results, and i have heard this from a few people.
FYI she did so many passes on my face and did do it on the 'C' program which is deep impact.
Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:30 PM
I thought i would update you all. I had two e matrix treatments as mentioned above. I think with E matrix the final results are seen after 6 months. My last session was over 7-8 months ago, i did see some improvment in my scars and the pIH but i have some cystic acne again . It is purely hormonal as i have pcos and it can crop up at anytime.
so if any of you do the e-matrix expect final results a few months later, its not a terrible treatment but you have to be patient. For co2 fractional the doc told me and i have read final results within 3 months. hope this helps. I dont think i would do e matrix again, too expensive and I wanted better results. i think you get like 10% improvment each time you do a treatment. no better than a TCA peel or something.