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Old 01-06-2010, 09:54 PM   #11
 
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My pleasure! And yes, I agree with you that cutting out scars and stitching the ends together is not a good option for scar treatments. Recell, laser and other types of treatments are a much better alternative. However, it will take some time until Recell is FDA approved, so if you don't want to waste any time, you're best bet is to do it outside of the US and go to the UK. I don't know how much it would cost you there, but I would imagine that it would probably be less expensive then in the US. Just do me one favor, please spread the word around to everyone you know that there is hope out there for scar treatments.


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Old 01-07-2010, 08:23 AM   #12
 
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I don't know about lasers currently available. I got an impression that they, even fraxel, can easily cause too much damage to skin and trigger the scar formation. I read an article that said that skin can regenerate perfectly from minor injuries like those caused by tattoo needle, but if the injury is even a little larger skin goes to "scar mode" and scar formation begins.

That's why I like the idea behind micro needling therapy; gradually breaking up the scar tissue without causing excessive damage and letting skin do the rest. I'm currently trying to find out if it could be done safely and effectively with those dermaroller/dermastamp devices. I wonder what would happen if existing scar tissue is needled continuously during say, year or two, when it's usually done just one to five times..?

MicroNeedling MTS DermaRoller Wrinkles Stretch Marks Acne Scars Fraxel Victoria BC
Scars are no longer for life - Times Online

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I don't know about lasers currently available. I got an impression that they, even fraxel, can easily cause too much damage to skin and trigger the scar formation. I read an article that said that skin can regenerate perfectly from minor injuries like those caused by tattoo needle, but if the injury is even a little larger skin goes to "scar mode" and scar formation begins.

That's why I like the idea behind micro needling therapy; gradually breaking up the scar tissue without causing excessive damage and letting skin do the rest. I'm currently trying to find out if it could be done safely and effectively with those dermaroller/dermastamp devices. I wonder what would happen if existing scar tissue is needled continuously during say, year or two, when it's usually done just one to five times..?

MicroNeedling MTS DermaRoller Wrinkles Stretch Marks Acne Scars Fraxel Victoria BC
Scars are no longer for life - Times Online
Thanks for the link! Yes, you're right, scars are no longer for life. You should definitely call Dr. Lancer's office and chat with Tess, his head nurse. He definitely knows about the dermaroller. He's not only a cosmetic dermatologist, but he also keeps up to date on the latest treatments and proceedures. Furthermore, he invents new technologies as well.

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What is your affiliation with Lancer?

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Have you look into scar remodelling copper peptides (SRCP)? I am usually very sceptical against all of these scar removing products, as they are usually just moisturizers and mild acids.

But this one looks interesting as it is claimed to reduce production of transform growth factor beta 1, that is claimed to speed up healing, but increase formation of scar tissue. Anti-scarring drugs Juvista and Juvidex developed by Renovo are both based on modulation of levels of TGF beta 1,2 and 3 (inhibiting activation of b1 and 2 or injecting TGF b3 to the wound area). Attacking Scars That Wound

They say that copper peptides work best when used to together with micro-needling, lasers and stuff like that. Micro-needling should break up the existing scar tissue and trigger the healing mechanism and copper peptides should help skin to repair itself and reduce formation of new scar tissue.

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I am not affiliated with Dr. Lancer in any way, I'm a prospective patient.

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It was passed last year that self promotion of plastic surgeons is now illegal. Many surgeons were posting raving reviews about themselves, as well as false patient reviews. Forum members have recently been running into difficulty verifying the legitimacy of specific posts concerning surgeon reviews.

If you are a prospective patient, how do you know your results will be up to your expectations? Be careful when promoting a prospective surgeon, as each individual's experience may vary. before and afters can only go so far ...

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It was passed last year that self promotion of plastic surgeons is now illegal. Many surgeons were posting raving reviews about themselves, as well as false patient reviews. Forum members have recently been running into difficulty verifying the legitimacy of specific posts concerning surgeon reviews.

If you are a prospective patient, how do you know your results will be up to your expectations? Be careful when promoting a prospective surgeon, as each individual's experience may vary. before and afters can only go so far ...
Well, I intend on interviewing patients of Dr. Lancer and go from there. That would seem like a wise course of measure, doesn't it?

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Patients might not be so apt to give out opinions and/or info, unless you know them personally. It's not like the doc is going to give you other clients contact info. Do you know anyone that had Lancer as a surgeon, or did you merely see before and afters Lancer presented you with?

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Patients might not be so apt to give out opinions and/or info, unless you know them personally. It's not like the doc is going to give you other clients contact info. Do you know anyone that had Lancer as a surgeon, or did you merely see before and afters Lancer presented you with?
You make a good point there about some patients not being forthcoming about providing info on their experiences with doctors. But honestly, the best thing to do is to go for a consultation visit and get a feel for the environment to see if Dr. Lancer is the one for you.

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