I had a consult today with a derm and after examining my skin, he said the the good news is that my scars are primarily rolling with some boxcars so they are "easier" to treat and recommended radiofrequency (rf) needling (intracel?) And said I could expect to see 60-70% improvement however, one of my boxcar scars has a scar within a scar, which he said meant there was fibrous scar tissue present, and would not improve much from this treatment.
I asked him about subcision & excision route, he said since my scars are not isolated and are bunched together subcision will be tougher to do. As for excision, he was concerned about the linear scar (which I thought would be better then the scar I have now). He said an option for that scar could be taking some skin from my ear and stitching it on to that scar. He recommended If I do choose to go down that route I should get that done first and then 3 months later get the rf needling treatments (he recommended 3 sessions of those) so it will help to smooth & blend out the suture marks and any textural differences.
I already pre-paid for the rf needling treatments because they had a promotion so I save a lot but won't be able to actually book in for any treatments until September due to my practicum.
I would love any input on these procedures. I've already been doing needling is rf needling really that different in results? The doctor said that It was similar to laser but much safer. Anybody got any insight on skin grafting? Still kinda on the fence for that one.
Hello PineappleXpress! Please look at my quote in the other thread.
In my opinion I would try to get some before-after pictures on the certain procedure process and the contact information to the patient (I've seen that this may be offered in some clinics) and maybe you can get the contact info so you can speak freely how much it really helped the patient, if it was worth it etc.
I still recommend you to keep dermastamping/rolling + LED + Good Moisturizer but it's your choice