Golfpanther and bozo, your main debate is actually that for bozo: you belive that atrophic scarring lack of any tissue... so while DE is an ECM it can be injectible and simply fill the void . That is where i disagree with you... Atrophic scar cannot regenerate because it HAS a scar tissue of a certain area which prohibit regeneration...
the only way to remove the scar is cut out an area of scar tissue, not just inject an ECM
Just imagine that scar tissue is like a wall, blocking air. In this case, air is our normal skin cells..
The only way for air to circulate is remove the wall, not make a small hole in the doror
Thecureforscars, in the interest of allowing you to understand the pathology of your condition, allow me to yet again explain:
Hypertrophic scarring does in fact possess this "wall" as you describe it. This is what is medically known as scar tissue, or an over expression of collagen in response to healing. This dense deposit of collagen prevents cells from mobilizing into the wound site and repairing damage. Atrophy, however, does not possess any scar tissue. It is categorically an absence of tissue, including scar tissue. This is why I do not like to refer to atrophy as "atrophic scarring," as this perpetuates confusion. Theories aside, as I think both Golfpanther and I have made our points, this is a scientific, medical, and undeniable fact of atrophy. I just wanted to clear up any confusion that you might be experiencing on the subject.
And yes, I can relate! By the time I get out of college, DHG should be on the market, or very nearly there. Though, I suspect by then, I will not care very much, as I will be more concerned with devoting finances to my future family. I think the issue will become less and less pressing for me as my life unfolds. I can rest assured knowing that my kids will never struggle with acne or scarring due to developing treatments, and that they will be some fine mamajamas.
Edited by Bozo, 17 November 2014 - 10:50 PM.