just 2 things:
1)what size of needles did they use and how many holes did you see around the scar ...i mean how many entry points they used to
undermine the fibrotic tissue?
I don't remember. I believe that someone else who followed this post and was treated by my dermatologist asked him and posted the information on this thread somewhere. I don't have an exact number regarding the entry points that Dr. DeSpain made into the scarred areas, but I do know that there were several and he aggressively went after the tethered bands from a variety of angles which is necessary in order to undermine them.
2)do you believe that your age helped you since the growth factors of persons at about your age tend to help to heal better.
Honestly, I don't know. I believe that several of the things that I did helped to promote collagen deposition:
1). Retin-A topically each night.
2). Topical Ester C, DMAE, and Alpha-Lipoic Acid.
3). Topical Vitamin E oil
4) needling sessions every six weeks or so (I still do them)
5). Chemical peels: 70 percent alpha hydroxy and lactic acid peels plus 25 percent TCA peels
6). Multi-vitamin daily plus zinc supplements
7) Daily facial scrub
8) Vitamin C facial wash
9) Exercise twice a week or more - helps with capillary development which delivers the vitamins and supplements to your sub dermis
10). Wear sunscreen everyday (SPF 30 or higher with both UVA and UVB protection)
11) I was using red and ultraviolet light on my face for awhile as well
Hope this helps.
As you can see, I took a very aggressive approach to dealing with my scarring.