Jump to content


Member Since 09 Aug 2013
Offline Last Active Today, 06:23 PM

Posts I've Made

In Topic: Scarless Healing

05 July 2015 - 03:40 PM

Ah, cool. Didn't notice it. Hopefully something comes of this research!

In Topic: Is A Patch Test Necessary For Co2 Laser?

04 July 2015 - 04:20 PM

If it's ablative and you still want to do it, tell him to use low settings on the face first, then if that is tolerated, only then consider ramping up the settings. Ablative lasers on medium to high settings can cause all sorts of temporary and permanent complications, and I'm a victim of a few of those permanent ones including additional scarring and hypopigmentation. But it's your life, do whatever you think you have to do. Your skin may tolerate it well, if that's a risk you're willing to take...

In Topic: Scarless Healing

04 July 2015 - 03:57 PM

While the tests were a success at achieving scarless results, they were done on 6 week old rats, or the equivalent of 5 year old humans.  They have yet to prove that this works on adults.

I've found the paper:

It describes exactly what settings they used!
"The figure shows the electro-thermal model when the applied PEF protocol was 500 V, 70 μs pulse duration, and 200 pulses delivered at 3 Hz."

In the paper they mention that they need to make changes to the machine. "However translation of the method to humans will require further studies and device development, in which pain reduction is necessary"

At the end of the paper they claim: "Our results suggest that PEF can significantly improve skin function and rejuvenation."

That's awesome!

In Topic: Is A Patch Test Necessary For Co2 Laser?

04 July 2015 - 01:00 AM

C02 can be either non-ablative or ablative. I would suggest NOT going with an ablative laser first.

In Topic: Scarless Healing

27 June 2015 - 02:30 PM

Here's another article about electrical currents regenerating skin:


“You stick your finger in a fire, you burn it and get a scar. With this you don’t end up with scarring,” said Dr. Martin Yarmuch, director of the MGH Center for Engineering in Medicine and one of the researchers. “That’s the key here. From an academic standpoint, it’s interesting to observe it. From an application standpoint, you get scar-less results.”

Specifically the technology is called 'pulsed electrical fields' for anyone interested.

I've never seen a study this optimistic about electricity being used for scarring. Add this to the growing list of treatments that would be non-invasive, probably very cheap, and with the potential to heal skin without scarring. I'm going to look up the paper that this article refers to.

Here's a quote on the same story, different article: (http://www.massgener...se.aspx?id=1822)
"Our results show that the procedure is safe, does not lead to scarring and increases skin metabolism and cell proliferation,” says Martin Yarmush, MD, PhD, director of the MGH Center for Engineering in Medicine and corresponding author of the paper. “We now need to investigate the impact of PEF treatment on aged skin, as well as on skin with other forms of damage, and we are looking for funding to help us design, build and test a device for clinical application.”

I hope someone funds them :)