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Hiddy Cheeks

Member Since 13 Dec 2012
Offline Last Active Jul 21 2014 05:33 AM

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In Topic: Skin Grafting + Radiofrequency Needling

19 July 2014 - 10:15 PM

I know someone who had a large mole excised from her cheek. The mole was about the same size as a small bunch of acne scars. She now has a faint white line that looks a lot better than a bunch of pits. I'm going to ask a PS if he can do the same thing for a group of scars on my right cheek. Not all of them, just 3 or 4 that are close together. I'm hoping he can and that when he stitches the skin together it will pull the remaining scars tight and even them out. Excision is the only guaranteed way of permanently removing acne scars. 


In Topic: Scarless Healing

02 July 2014 - 01:57 AM

Im getting impatient with the progress of dextran hydrogel

 

Read between the lines. They ran the experiment, they didn't get the results they hoped for so they are running it again and that's why it is taking so long.  I doubt that the hydrogel is going to be the miracle some people think it is. 


In Topic: Scarless Healing

30 March 2014 - 01:33 AM

This post is endless, isn't it?

 

It will end when scarless healing is a reality, so maybe another 40 or 50 years. Either then or when we all get sick of waiting. 


In Topic: Scarless Healing

24 January 2014 - 04:45 AM

"The U.S. wound care market has been estimated at as much as $21 billion annually. And while many large companies dominate, Davis says there is room in niche markets, such as the treatment of diabetic ulcers. “The key is pricing the product right,” he says, “And we think we can do that.”"

 

If they have to compete on price, in niche markets, then their hydrogel can't outperform existing wound care products.

 

"Eventually, the startup plans to look at developing stem cell-based products for wound healing, gearing up toward a broader focus on tissue engineering."

 

This wouldn't be necessary if their hydrogel worked as miraculously as some have relentlessly stated.

 

“Sharon already has been working with the clinicians at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the burn unit,” says Davis, “So we are very encouraged, even though we know we have many regulatory hurdles.”

 

It's likely effective enough to commercialize due to low manufacturing costs. Regulatory hurdles wouldn't be a problem if clinical results were remarkable.

Good observations, no mention of scarless healing in there, so it seems the product might be aimed more at treating wounds that are difficult to treat and slow to heal. 


In Topic: Scar Success!

17 January 2014 - 04:14 PM

Congrats, your skin looks great. Do you think any one treatment helped the most. How many silicone treatments did you get and can you needle after silicone?