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Sunken Skin After Excision

31 July 2013 - 07:08 AM

I had excision done two weeks ago on two boxcar scars on the cheeks. Now there are small lines where the scars were, and that is what I expected, but the area around the line is also indented. The whole scars were cut out so it's not the scar anymore but it looks like sunken skin (like a rolling scar). Has anyone experienced anything like that? Is it possible that it will get better with time? I have internal stiches that are still dissolving.

Punch Graft/excision?

21 April 2013 - 03:06 AM

is excision or punch graft better for 3mm wide/1 mm(maybe 1.5) deep scars? photo in the gallery. any success stories with punch graft?

The Depth Of Dermis

26 August 2012 - 02:06 PM

I'm really confused after reading some articles and information on many websites how deep the dermis an the face actually is. When laser procedures are described they usually state that the dermis (specifically the mid reticular dermis - which should be your target for scarring improvement) is situated somewhere between 400-700 microns (0.4-0.7 mm). However, when the needling/dermarolling procedure is described they say the dermis is about 1 to even 2! mm deep. So what is actually the case? I want to start needling or inject saline (or both) but if you hit too deep and reach subcutaneous layer you may cause some real damage. Can anyone explain that?

Saline Injections - Two Years Later?

26 August 2012 - 11:21 AM

I know that there are some people on this site who performed self saline injections (or had it done by a doctor) a few years ago. I want to ask if you can still see the results. Do you do the booster treatment to maintain the results? In some places I read the effects are permanent however something else is written in the article "Sticking it to scars" (quote):

"Results typically last one to two years. Scars don't completely disappear, Dr. Sire says, but they diminish gradually over time. Accordingly, "We try to have patients come in for a 'booster' treatment once or twice a year."