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Posted 20 April 2012 - 10:51 PM

Do you know if this doctor performs anything with Vitiligo patients?


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Posted 22 April 2012 - 10:34 AM

no idea sorry!

but if what borec says is true, that laser-induced hypo is different to 'normal' hypo, i guess recell would work differently on vitiligo than scars like mine and borecs

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 03:10 AM

recell is also used for Vitiligo. Avita have opened a new site http://www.skinnet.info/. Here you can see examples of it being used for various conditions.
I think Dr Rawlins and Dr Maini both use recell for treating this condition. I suggest calling them to find out.
From the case studies it looks like the Vitiligo patches are dermabraded to pin-point bleeding and recell is then applied. So a very similar procedure to what I had done.
Good luck.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 06:25 PM

GBL,

I have been following your progrees for a while now. Many thanks for your honest appraisal of ReCell. I am comfortable in my Avita Medical investment when I read threads like this. I have also posted in Borec's thread too.

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 07:05 AM

No worries Investor!

As i just said in Borecs thread, Im going to get a second opinion on what to do next from Jeremy rawlins. I feel that, the pigment has migrated inwards from the edges. If i did recell again, it could migrate further. Dr Ahmed said not to risk doing it again when i got such a good result, and suggested PRP instead. I dont see why a second shot of recell is a 'risk'......so anyway, a second opinion is always good.

I had a holiday last week and the outer edges of the whitened area have tanned....woop!! The centre is still pale though

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 07:51 AM

Ok I've just seen Jeremy rawlins who didnt try to 'sell' me any treatments - in fact his advice was to do nothing and wait for at least 18 months past Recell. he said he had seem patients at 9 months that he felt disappointed with, then by 18 months it had really changed.

So, sit tight is the advice.

I am feeling a bit hmmmm...because his immediate thought was to excise.......now i didnt want to excise because ive had 3 excisions in the past. I didnt even want to consider it. . but as he pointed out, who did my excisions before? were they best qualified? but to excise now...well that would be to negate all that time on money spent on recell, if im just going to cut it out and start again. Hindsight...a glorious thing...NOT! So anyway. Wait 6 months. Reasses. POSSIBLY excise the top part of the scar, as the bottom half seems to be fairly well flat and pigmented now.

he did say that in my case (i.e a small area) , using laser or dermabrasion pre-recell was neither here nor there - so at least im not kicking myself for that.

SO...to get my money's worth from the consultation, I asked him about a big skin graft scar on my arm (about 12cm x 5cm). He was really sweet about what a mess it is. I'm so used to it, it's like, whatever. But he said he could excise it in two stages. So I might do that. I have plenty of other scars to work on!

Edited by gbl, 29 May 2012 - 08:07 AM.


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Posted 29 May 2012 - 10:46 PM

Hey Gbl,

I'm sorry to hear they recommended excising the scar, especially given how much you have already done improving the current scar! Sulks...

I must admit, I've been following your posts for quite done time as I have accident scarring too, although a little more severe and widespread. I have one one cheek the same size as yours and quite a few others on my forehead, nose and chin. Darn hypopigmented scars lol!!! They are hard to cover with make up and the shiny texture bugs me..

I had a deep fx co2 laser treatment about 8 months ago and believe I saw the same pigmentation creeping in from the sides. The scars are white/grey and i saw spots of normal skin coming in.

Since then I've wondered if I've imagined it. As the scars are still severe, however, I've just undergone another co2 treatment so fingers crossed! I've had it done 4 days ago and although still very red, I've noticed some are returning back to their former apprarences. After my last treatment, I noticed much of the skin had crept in around week two, so I'm assuming it might be the same this time. Was this the same with yours?

I want you to know that you seem like a wonderful woman and your posts have given me so much strength to keep going, especially when treatments for these kinds of scars seem so limited.

You've definitely put some more info out there and I hope you keep it up :)

Edited by midnightmist, 29 May 2012 - 10:50 PM.


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Posted 30 May 2012 - 02:03 AM

hey there! Well, he didnt recommend excising the scar, but I saw the thought going through his mind and he did admit he was slightly tempted to suggest excision for the top half. I just KNOW if he had seen it before Recell he would have definitely recommended it......BUT..i went through 10 years with a straight excision scar and i hated it. Being where it was, it looked like a big frown. So i stick by what i did. If i do end up excising the top part, i could maybe skew it a bit so it doesnt look like one long line.

But anyway..it might not even come to that!!!

From the recell, the texture isnt shiney and make up actually sits on it well. I wouldnt do CO2 laser on it personally, as thats what caused all the hypopigmentation!

Its a shame i cant show photos of the full scar journey, but back then i wouldnt have been psychologically capable of immortalising it on camera..I just couldnt.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 07:55 AM

Don't worry about adding more pics. You already have posted more than most. If you add any more, it might crash the site!!! Then youd be blamed! Lol

When you say the lasers caused more problems.. What do you mean if you don't mInd me asking.

I always felt it helped more skin come in from the sides, but again it could be wishful thinking.

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 06:07 AM

well at the time i had laser treatment, i had already had 2 surgical excisions, which had left a clear line with uneveness . I had laser to ty to resurface the area, and smooth it down more. Its hard to explain how it looked. It was more like the skin had been folded, rather than a neat thin scar line. I did have many laser treatments over the years which werent a problem but the last session i had went very deep and while it did obliterate the original scar, it also left a long rectangular dent of unpigmented area where the laser had been. I never had any issue with pigmentation until then. It left a worse scar than what had been there previously.

Obviously i didnt want to excise it given the fact that I had been unhappy with excision results before.

How the scar is now, is the best its been. Certainly much better than the big white dent,. But in truth this has been a long an expensive road for ultimately, not much improvement from how it was before the laser damage.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 06:39 PM

HUGE improvement GBL. Im happy for you. I am going in for subcision on Canada this weekend and I will try to persuade MC clinic to start offering Re Cell treatments since it is already approved for use in Canada.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 11:55 PM

I love this thread! It gives me such hope, and it makes me oh-so-anxiously wait for the day in which ReCell gets approved here in the States.

Way to go, GBL! I have absolutely loved seeing your scar improve more with each photo you posted up.

How are things going for you now, with regard to your healing?

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 08:24 AM

hey cherry, i only just noticed this post. Things are going ok. I dont think there has been much more improvement .......and seeing as i have no funds its not been worth my energy thinking about the next step......its not improved enough to show my forehead and in that respect, (as someone from here said) its been a failure :( .sorry thats not quite a optimistic!!!! its still been worth it for the amount of improvement i got, but its not been the miracle we all long for.

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 05:13 PM

hey cherry, i only just noticed this post. Things are going ok. I dont think there has been much more improvement .......and seeing as i have no funds its not been worth my energy thinking about the next step......its not improved enough to show my forehead and in that respect, (as someone from here said) its been a failure Posted Image .sorry thats not quite a optimistic!!!! its still been worth it for the amount of improvement i got, but its not been the miracle we all long for.


Hey there. Don't worry about taking awhile to get back to me. We all have busy lives.

I don't know about calling your results a "failure". They look so great, and there's been such an improvement on your scar. I realize that any procedures we have done on our scarring are not going to make it look perfect, but yours look so great.

And forgive me if I'm wrong about this, but I though that ReCell was a "one and done" procedure, and that one does not have to have it performed again after the initial time. That being said, why do you believe that if it weren't for lack of funding, you perhaps would get more treatment.

All the best,

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 01:22 AM

Hey cherry. No, its not been a failure in that i have had great improvement, just not enough to bare my face....

recell is supposed to be one time only. As far as i know there have not been repeat procedures done. But, whenever its done there is the chance that the pigment will or will not 'take'. If it didnt 'take' fully in the centre of my scar, is there a chance it could take if done a second time?

both doctors i saw thought it wasnt worth risking the improvements i have had, for the chance of say a 10% more improvement. On a cost/effect basis.

For me, if i had limitless funding, of course i would pay anything for each 10% improvement!

Plus the dent filled in so much, i cant help thinking it would be gone completely if i did it again...........!!

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 05:58 PM

Hey cherry. No, its not been a failure in that i have had great improvement, just not enough to bare my face....

recell is supposed to be one time only. As far as i know there have not been repeat procedures done. But, whenever its done there is the chance that the pigment will or will not 'take'. If it didnt 'take' fully in the centre of my scar, is there a chance it could take if done a second time?

both doctors i saw thought it wasnt worth risking the improvements i have had, for the chance of say a 10% more improvement. On a cost/effect basis.

For me, if i had limitless funding, of course i would pay anything for each 10% improvement!

Plus the dent filled in so much, i cant help thinking it would be gone completely if i did it again...........!!


Gotcha. Well, I think you look wonderful. And I understand that that particular scar bothers you, and that if you had a limitless supply of cash to spend on repairing it, then you would. It makes total sense to me. However, I still think your improvement is just phenomenal and that you're a gorgeous woman, anyway.

Best of luck on all of your future endeavors. Posted Image

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 01:05 AM

Hey cherry. No, its not been a failure in that i have had great improvement, just not enough to bare my face....

recell is supposed to be one time only. As far as i know there have not been repeat procedures done. But, whenever its done there is the chance that the pigment will or will not 'take'. If it didnt 'take' fully in the centre of my scar, is there a chance it could take if done a second time?

both doctors i saw thought it wasnt worth risking the improvements i have had, for the chance of say a 10% more improvement. On a cost/effect basis.

For me, if i had limitless funding, of course i would pay anything for each 10% improvement!

Plus the dent filled in so much, i cant help thinking it would be gone completely if i did it again...........!!


Did you ask your docs why exactly recell is a one-off treatment?

Congrats on your success btw. Cheers from a fellow forehead scar-ee :)

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:12 PM

is the price only for one area? or can you get your whole body treated if you have a lot of scars?

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:36 AM

anyone know if its just one set price of recell or if its more expensive if you want more than one area treated?