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What exactly does the term breaking up scar tissue mean? I want to get needling done in 8 weeks professionally, and i've read everything about skin needling i can find online, but what i dont quite understand is the breaking up of scar tissue which is always mentioned.

after the scarring has been needled i understand that the scar tissue will have hundreds of tiny perforations, but wont it just heal back to complete scar tissue again, how is it possible to break the scar tissue, i just don't get it, can someone please explain this to me.

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What exactly does the term breaking up scar tissue mean? I want to get needling done in 8 weeks professionally, and i've read everything about skin needling i can find online, but what i dont quite understand is the breaking up of scar tissue which is always mentioned.

after the scarring has been needled i understand that the scar tissue will have hundreds of tiny perforations, but wont it just heal back to complete scar tissue again, how is it possible to break the scar tissue, i just don't get it, can someone please explain this to me.

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What exactly does the term breaking up scar tissue mean? I want to get needling done in 8 weeks professionally, and i've read everything about skin needling i can find online, but what i dont quite understand is the breaking up of scar tissue which is always mentioned.

after the scarring has been needled i understand that the scar tissue will have hundreds of tiny perforations, but wont it just heal back to complete scar tissue again, how is it possible to break the scar tissue, i just don't get it, can someone please explain this to me.

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Thanks guys, that helps.

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Ok, i have another question, after reading that link and looking at the diagram i'm unsure how needling or dermarolling can help hypertrophic scars, again its the whole breaking down of scar tissue i don't get, maybe i'm just utterly stupid, but is braking down the scar tissue kind of like dissolving the scar tissue, i mean that is the only thing that would help an elevated scar, to get rid of the excess fibrous scarring that is giving it that thickened/elevated look. how can sticking a needle into a thick/raised scar about a hundred time possibly flatten that scar? I just don't get it.

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nice link down there

http://www.dermaroller.de/Dermarolling.htm

its says that the roller penetrates the skin and then promotes collagen and fibroblasts to fill up the acne crater. From what i know, the deep scar tissue has to be destroyed so that it wouldnt have a pulling effect on the scars right? How can dermarolling do this, because we all know that dermarolling only reaches the epidermis. While for deep scars, the scar tissue is embedded within the dermis... So the only effective way to get rid of scars are...

1)Destroy the scar tissue

2)Promote collagen

if this two are effectively done, i dont see why you cant have smooth scar free skin once again...

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Tgan you are incorrect, dermarolling does infact reach the dermis, depending on the needle length, if you get any bleedling at all, then you know the dermis has been perforated, as there are no capillaries in the epidermis.

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After breaking down your scars with chemicals, or dermabrasion, as you know from experience arcticmonkey it might get worse. It could rebuild thicker. That's why after the initial injury you should probably wait a year before treating, I believe collagenase has something to do with it all.

I noticed on some of my raised scars after doing deep peels it would look better for awhile and then would just rebuild thicker.

My depressed scars have got somewhat better over the years, but I have accepted they will never look normal again with the treatments out today.

Needling may prove better for you, but you are still creating injury which isn't always the best solution.

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After breaking down your scars with chemicals, or dermabrasion, as you know from experience arcticmonkey it might get worse. It could rebuild thicker. That's why after the initial injury you should probably wait a year before treating, I believe collagenase has something to do with it all.

I noticed on some of my raised scars after doing deep peels it would look better for awhile and then would just rebuild thicker.

My depressed scars have got somewhat better over the years, but I have accepted they will never look normal again with the treatments out today.

Needling may prove better for you, but you are still creating injury which isn't always the best solution.

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so does needling or dermarolling have any effect on the actuall scar, or does it just have an effect underneath the scar in the dermis, as i dont just want to make my pitted scars level with the surrounding skin i want to make the scar itself which you can see on the epidermis, more pleasing on the eye, ie, better texture, less hypopigmented, does that make sence??

Please someone help me out here.

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so does needling or dermarolling have any effect on the actuall scar, or does it just have an effect underneath the scar in the dermis, as i dont just want to make my pitted scars level with the surrounding skin i want to make the scar itself which you can see on the epidermis, more pleasing on the eye, ie, better texture, less hypopigmented, does that make sence??

Please someone help me out here.

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needling is supposed to be very good for raised hypertrophic scarring, as it helps break up the scar tissue, i've done my research. I have both pitted and 2 raised scars.

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Tgan you are incorrect, dermarolling does infact reach the dermis, depending on the needle length, if you get any bleedling at all, then you know the dermis has been perforated, as there are no capillaries in the epidermis.

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Dermaroller/needling can and does improve both indented and raised scarring, i can attest somewhat on both types... I believe some of the results seen in indented forms of scaring is due to the breakdown of fibros scar tissue, but i also believe alot of it is simply the body replacing destroyed or missing collagen in that area.

To the person who posted about how they don't see treateing the full face will have any effect on individual scars, put it this way... collagen cannot be placed where it is not needed e.g. non scarred areas.. Once some of the fribros scar tissue has been broken down then there will immediately become more room for collagen to be placed into...

The only way i can see it working for raised scarring (which it does) is that it does indeed break down scar tissue and cause the body to remold the skin somewhat if you will. All i know is that if i stick with needleing for a long time i WILL get the results im after, im confident of that.

Although i do believe it is very important to use effective topicals for a number of months after a needleing session. For raised scarring use something like a retinoid or strong copper peptides, i am also using a home dermaroller to greatly improve the penetration of my chosen topicals (terproline, cps and vit c syrum, amungst others).

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