Posted 24 February 2004 - 07:33 PM
I'm glad someone else on here is looking into it too. We can compare notes, and share our research and concerns with each other.
I keep learning from all of you
Posted 25 February 2004 - 02:46 AM
I will try that
Posted 25 February 2004 - 03:35 AM
EDIT: Maya is a former moderator but unfortunately no longer posts here.
Posted 25 February 2004 - 05:37 PM
Just a few comments...
I have researched dermabrasion quite a bit over the years. I e-mailed Dr. Harmon months back and he responded quickly. If I remember correctly, he does spot dermabrasions quite often- as well as full-face. My mother had full-face dermabrasion 30+ years ago and her face looks great.
Posted 25 February 2004 - 09:27 PM
Posted 25 February 2004 - 10:45 PM
Posted 26 February 2004 - 12:59 PM
Posted 26 February 2004 - 01:10 PM
The tapes are somewhat expensive, but if you are really into research before someone touches your face, you might consider it.
They have videos on other resurfacing techniques too.
Posted 26 February 2004 - 09:17 PM
So if you really want him to treat you, don't let money be the issue. Not only that, I heard a rumor that he may be retiring soon...so I would get treated before it's too late.
As far as success...I have a few superficial scars that I still need to work on and a few ice picks on my upper lip that were hard to resurface b/c of its location...but I'm very happy. If you want pics, I wouldn't mind PMing them if I could figure out how. He really is the best.
Oh, and the redness took me a/b 6 weeks to completely fade, but it may be different for others.
Posted 26 February 2004 - 11:01 PM
Did you have icepicks that did respond to dermabrasion?
I'd love to see your pics if you don't mind showing them to me.
Posted 26 February 2004 - 11:15 PM
Posted 26 February 2004 - 11:26 PM
From what I've heard, it works best on surgical, traumatic, and rolling/boxcars. The info I've received on icepicks is a bit ambiguous. I've heard it can make them wider due to tracts in the skin(I read that article a year ago, and can't remember where, or many details about the picks).
Posted 26 February 2004 - 11:40 PM
One of the risks w/ dermabrasion is the top layer of skin will be sanded off revealing "tunneling" from invasive scar tissue. Skin grafts are done to reverse this...I imagine that this is quite rare.
Posted 27 February 2004 - 09:09 AM
My collagen last time for dermabrasion did regrow but the scar remains there...nothing really can erase the scar...
Posted 27 February 2004 - 09:43 AM
Posted 27 February 2004 - 09:56 AM
Hi, you make a very good point.
The reason I want to get it is because I was told I need it to remove my growths. Of course, I'll look into other procedures and get as many opinions a possible before I commit to dermabrasion. I would like to do something less invasive if it accomplishes my goals.