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I T E D For Acne Scarring

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In addition to Recell and Laviv as stem cell treatments, I have come across a new laser-based treatment known as iTED. (Impact Trans-Epidermal Delivery) It is a three step process that begins with a conventional fractional co2 laser or the latest pixel RF technology. This is followed by the application of cosmeceuticals which is effectively enhanced through acoustic pressure at the hands of an impact module.

I have taken a quote from the first article below, published on the 5.6.2012 - "In his findings, Professor Liu showed how the scars, which are generally very difficult to treat due to their fibrous nature, were in most instances completely removed."

I encourage you to look at the results in the second article. Particularly the final two under the acne scar section. (Page 22-23) You will notice that these two have had, in my opinion, complete removal of scarring. It is also interesting that these two used the fractional co2 as opposed to the new RF technology (for step 1) which was used for the others.

So here we have combined new technology (steps 2 and 3) with what we already have. (step 1)

I believe this is our best treatment before the onset of stem cell based therapies which appear to be a few years off before becoming readily available.

Take a look and tell me what you think.

http://www.almalaser....jsp?article=54

http://www.nimotech.cz/files/iTED%20Clinical%20Book.pdf

http://www.almalaser...ED_brochure.pdf

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i got my hopes up a little bit until i realized that it probably won't be another few years until this thing hits the market. and that's assuming it doesn't get cancelled along the way. anyway here's to hoping ...

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I don't really see how adding some topicals would really help (even if it goes deep into the skin). I think the co2 is doing the brunt of it. If topicals helped scarring - why aren't doctors just injecting them into the scar now ie like they do with saline?

I think this is much more useful for active acne - basically can do a treatment and get any chemical to reach the part where the actual oil is produced and stop it.

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Yes, I agree. And I wasn't impressed with the before and afters. They look like average results you would get with those treatments sans topicals. Also, the last two pictures the befores and afters are taken in completely different lighting so they are of no help. But if you look closely, you can still see every scar so I'm sure if taken under the harsh lighting of the before pic, the after wouldn't be very impressive.

Alma lasers aren't really the creme of the crop so I think this is just them trying to get more publicity.

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The before/afters are pretty tragic if you ask me. That poor chap on page 19 had 6 sessions? I don't see 6 sessions worth of improvement.

I think the idea behind it is good, but maybe more studies are needed? Personally I see the Dermaroller and even the Airgent as having an advantage over this method. It is exciting to see new techniques on the market though. I'd love to hear about iTED's major success stories in years to come!

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I agree with Quirky Fox. The poor guy on page 19 still has severe scarring after 6 treatments, but they did treat him with RF, not laser. The patients on pages 22 & 23 appear to have experienced a good amount of improvement after just 1-2 sessions of Pixel Co2 laser. If anything, this shows me that co2 remains superior to RF.

I can't imagine how devastated the guy on page 19 must feel after enduring 6 treatments...

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Good point Inspired and I agree with you re CO2 vs RF. I really hope that man hasn't lost hope in treating his scarring after that ordeal. Goes to show that being a guinea pig doesn't always work out.

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